2018 NMEA Education Sessions and Speakers
The 2018 schedule will be posted by early May
Pre-registration is not required for any of these sessions.

Business Sense LIVE (Business Track)
Moderator Steve Katz
Steve Katz, Marine Electronics Journal writer of the column "Business Sense”, will moderate an open forum on Wednesday from 9:30am-12:15 PM (with a break in the middle) for business owners to discuss challenges and share ideas with the audience so attendees can take home some ways to better their business. Audience Participation is welcomed and encouraged.

NMEA OneNet Ethernet Standard (Technical Track)
Presenters: NMEA OneNet Committee
Version 1.0 of the NMEA OneNet Ethernet Standard will be released in 2018. Attendees are invited to attend this technical presentation which will go over key elements of the standard including the Physical layer, Device Discovery Process, Security Module, and Gateways.


Marine Satellite TV Solutions (Technical Track)

Presenter: David Ross- Signal Connect
Learn how to deploy today’s cutting edge technologies to deliver your customer a world-class
satellite tv experience. Which satellite service provider is best and where? How to stay in line
with proper account classifications. Which hardware to use for what applications?

Modernizing AIS (Technical Track)
Presenters: Jeff Robbins- Vesper Marine
Discussion will focus on new ways AIS is being used to enhance safety, navigation and protect
the environment. examples include helping to protect maritime traffic during rocket launches,
undersea high-voltage transmission cables from anchor strikes, and guide shipping in the busiest
ports away from hazardous wrecks. With newly allocated frequencies, ais and other related vHF
data exchange technologies are set to grow even further in the coming years with a range of
new marine applications.

Marketing your Business with Social Media (Business Track)

Presenter: Eric Dallin- Saltwater Strategy
Learn how to target, engage, nurture and convert marine consumers using social media marketing
best practices. get an overview of current trends as well as some actionable tactics
to help you get a handle on your social media marketing strategy.


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