Massachusetts Maritime Academy to Host Women on the Water Conference February 29-March 2

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy to Host Women on the Water Conference February 29-March 2
BUZZARDS BAY, MA, ISSUED FEBRUARY 27, 2024…Media representatives are invited to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy at 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay on Thursday, February 29 through Saturday, March 2 when the Academy in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) will host the Women on the Water Conference (WOW).

The three-day event will showcase the remarkable achievements of women in the maritime industry and highlight their essential contributions to the nation’s maritime workforce.
The conference features panel discussions, keynote speeches, mock interviews and networking events designed to prepare female cadets and maritime students for the ever-evolving maritime industry. Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, Administrator of MARAD is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Academy’s Maritime Conference Center.
Additional highlights of the WOW Conference include a guided tour of the New Bedford Harbor, focusing on offshore wind, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. During the tour, representatives from Clean Energy Center (CEC) the New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC), and the New Bedford Port Authority will be on-hand to discuss the collaboration between private sector, public sector and academic partners to establish New Bedford as the leading ocean economy on the East Coast.
A complete list of all scheduled activities is available at

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Thursday, February 29, 2024 – Saturday, March 2
For additional information, please contact Nicole Hales at or 617-947-7983.

About Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA): MMA is a fully accredited, four-year, state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. For more than 100 years, MMA has prepared students for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation’s finest maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue the love for the ocean, concern for the environment, interest in math and science, and a thirst for adventure. Follow MMA on FB: @massmaritime, @MassMaritime.Advancement; IG: @massmaritime, @mmacademyalumni; Twitter: @MMAadmissions, @MMAcademyAlumni; YouTube: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.