Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies Linthicum Heights, MD

February 5 – 7, 2024

Reaching Higher: Expanding and Elevating Skills Across the Fleet

Join ships’ captains, crew members, program administrators, organization leaders, educators, port representatives, and more, for professional development, networking, hands-on learning and informative sessions.

Conference registration rates for General Admission will increase by $100 on December 15th. The current rates and options are:
  • General Admission – Crew – $300.00 Open to all current Crew Members. Includes Crew Resource Day. Three days of in-person conference sessions, social activities, and lunch. Crew Rate is available to all non-officer crew members (Bosun, Engineer, AB, OS, Deckhand, Educator).  Crew Grants for the conference are no longer available but you can apply to become a Service Crew.
  • General Admission – Member – $650.00 (Non-Member – $750.00) Open to all current Members. Includes Crew Resource Day. Three days of in-person conference sessions, social activities, and lunch.
  • General Admission – Single Day – $250.00 Includes Crew Resource Day. One day of in-person conference sessions, social activities, and lunch.
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Information about the agenda, speakers, and sessions are located on our Conference Blog.
MITAGS is conveniently located about 5 minutes from Baltimore/Washington Airport. Additional hotel and transportation information.
Service Crew Positions are now closed. 
In Person Registration Refunds requested prior to December 31st, 2023 will receive a full refund. Staring January 1st, 2024, there will be a $50 handling fee for cancellations. 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 ask everyone to engage with the content and to participate in the community using respectful language, considerate behavior, and constructive feedback.