Content on Demand Education & Training Week: September 19-27
As an alternative to a Virtual Conference, NMEA will be offering a Content on Demand Education & Training week for our event September 19-27.  This will consist of pre-recorded manufacturer and NMEA content webinars that have occurred over the past few months. All 2019 NMEA Conference Exhibitors and all other NMEA Manufacturer Members will be invited to submit a webinar. NMEA Members will be provided a web link and login to the NMEA website, where they can access these webinars for a seven-day period at their leisure.  At the completion of the webinar, attendees can email questions to the respective manufacturer for a response.

"We don’t want to burden our members with being in front of a computer screen at a specific time of day, so we are offering Content On Demand   only to our members” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA President & Executive Director.  Based on the current world situation, we want our members to be out in the field working and making up for lost revenue which occurred in March, April and May.  The Content on Demand model allows member companies to assign specific training to their employees as they see fit.  We hope to have several dozen webinars for NMEA members to view during this week of September 19-27.

Manufacturers who wish to submit a pre-recorded webinar to NMEA, please email Cindy Love at or call 410 975 9425, so we can begin to compile the webinar list. The webinars will only be available to NMEA members during the week of September 19-27.  NMEA will track all webinar attendees and share this information with each manufacturer.
Any NMEA member company can be a "daily sponsor” for the Content on Demand webpage at the price of $500 per day.  If members are interested in sponsoring, please email Cindy Love at or call 410 975 9425.

NMEA will also be offering the Basic MEI certification class on Tuesday 9/22, the Basic NMEA 2000 installer on Wednesday 9/23, and Advanced MEI on Thursday 9/24. These are 6-8-hour online instructor led installer certification training sessions which will begin at 8am EDT.  The delivery method for the training is GoToWebinar, where students view and listen to the live instructor and presentation, along with being able to ask the instructor live questions. An online, proctored certification exam using a program called ProctorU concludes each day of training.  The cost for these day long trainings are $450 for members and $650 for non-members.

We look forward to your participation during this different style event of 2020.

Best Regards,
Mark Reedenauer
President & Executive Director
National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)

2020 NMEA Conference & Expo shifts to a Virtual Event

May 21, 2020

The NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) has made the decision to hold the previously scheduled 2020 NMEA Conference and Expo as a virtual, online training event, due to health considerations and future uncertainty around travel and large gathering restrictions due to Covid19.  This virtual training event will be held September 22 – 24, 2020.  

"Safety of our members and getting their businesses back on track is our number one priority as we look into the summer and fall,” said Mark Reedenauer, NMEA’s President and Executive Director.  "Many of our members have suffered financial loses during the Pandemic, and we do not want to burden them with a decision of attending a conference in person.” Reedenauer added.

The NMEA’s next traditional national conference is slated for September 20-24, 2021 in Anaheim California and the NMEA fully intends to hold its 2021 Conference and Expo as a live, face-to-face event as it has for the past 25 years.

At the time of this writing, May 21 2020, the following training events are scheduled for September 22-24 2020.
September 22 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
September 23 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training
September 24 – Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI) 
The NMEA is researching options that may enable the traditional product awards and expo into a virtual event during that week.
By mid-July, a full conference lineup, schedule, and offerings will be listed here.

For more information, contact Mark Reedenauer at (410) 975-9425 or

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