Celebrating 50 Years!

Newport Marriott

Newport, RI

February 7-9, 2023


It’s been two years since we last were all together and we can’t wait to celebrate 50 years of Adventure and Education Under Sail® with you!
Join ships’ captains, crew members, program administrators, organization leaders, educators, port representatives, and more, for professional development, networking, hands-on learning and informative sessions.

February 7 – 9, 2023

Crew Rate is available to all non-officer crew members (Bosun, Engineer, AB, OS, Deckhand, Educator)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Online Only

Aimed for those just starting out in the tall ship industry or those mid-career. Open to crew, trainees, and the tall ship curious. Online only for one day. Includes video access to keynote, general session and limited sessions from the Newport conference.

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Looking to save on conference registration costs? Want to meet conference attendees and connect with presenters? Join the conference Service Crew! 

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The agenda will be updated as speakers and sessions are confirmed. The agenda is also available on the Whova App

TF Green Airport is about 30 miles from Newport. The Newport/Claiborne Pell Bridge has a toll.

RIPTA bus that services the airport and goes to Newport Gateway Center (next to the Marriott) is #14. If you take the train, #64 goes from Kingston Station to Newport Gateway Center. You can find more information at – www.ripta.com

Ride Sharing is available via the WHOVA app. This tool can be found in the Community Board under “Airport Ride Sharing”.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Newport Marriot for $149.00 per night (excludes taxes and fees). The room block is for Sunday, February 5 – Friday, February 10, 2023. The room block will release on Monday, January 16, 2023. After that date, we cannot guarantee the group rate.

Click here to access the conference booking page via Marriott. 

Through a generous donation from Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, we are able to provide accommodations aboard Oliver Hazard Perry (berthed at Bowen’s Wharf) for those crew attending the in-person conference in Newport. Berths are available from Monday, February 6th to Friday, February 10th at a cost of $100 for the duration. This option is only available for those attending the Newport conference at the Crew Rate or those participating as Volunteer Service Crew.

In Person Registration

There will be a $100 handling fee for cancellations prior to February 1st. After February 1st, there will be no refunds for cancelling your registration. However, you can transfer your registration to another attendee. Requests for cancellation must be submitted via email and refunds will be issued in the same method of payment used to secure registration.

Crew Resource Days

We do not accept registration cancellations for any virtual programs where recordings of the program/event will be available after the live broadcast. If you cannot participate live, you are encouraged to view the recording of that event or you can transfer your registration to another person.


Please email erin@tallshipsamerica.org if you need to transfer or cancel your registration.

Community Commitment for the Annual Conference

 Our commitment to gather for the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is a commitment to learning and sharing within this diverse and dynamic community of people. We assume everyone is here with the best intentions – and we assume nothing else. Tall Ships America and the hard-working Conference Planning Committee have committed to making this a productive and enjoyable event. We ask everyone in attendance to be committed to creating a safe and respectful space for everyone to get the most out of a shared experience. As always we ask you to engage with the content and to participate in the community using respectful language, considerate behavior, and constructive feedback.