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  • Portsmouth, VA

Multi-Agency Craft Conference 2024

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July 16-18, 2024

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

 

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft between Government agencies and the maritime community. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations.

Since its founding in 1998, MACC has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Previous MACC symposia have covered a broad range of professional development topics including: requirements generation, boat and craft design, acquisition processes, maintenance and repair practices, logistics and training, and new technology development and integration. The shared information results in effective use of resources, opportunities for collaboration, a more knowledgeable industry-base, and best-value small boats and craft for all end-user communities.

Meeting Information

 

Venue

Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

425 Water St

Portsmouth, VA 23704

(757) 673-3000

Venue Website >
 

We are pleased to offer block of rooms at MACCs host Hotel, Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. The Group rate is $179.00 per night plus taxes through June 17, 2024. All sleeping rooms have floor to ceiling window views of the Elizabeth River!

Book your group rate for ASNE MACC 2024

Last Day to Book: Monday, June 17, 2024

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Agenda

 
 

MACC Registration Rates

   

Full-event Registration Rates:

Early Bird Thru 6/3/24

6/4/24 - 7/15/24

Late 07/16/24 - 07/18/24

The following registrations are for the full event and include instructions, materials, food, refreshments, exhibit hall, live demos, and collaborative events that are considered an integral part of the event unless otherwise noted on the agenda as restricted.

ASNE Members $350 $450 $450
Join ASNE & Attend MACC - Regular Member

Includes $96 annual membership dues

** Effective 7/1/24 the ASNE annual membership rate is increasing to $180. The join and attend rates will also be updated to reflect this change

$446 $546 $546
Join ASNE & Attend MACC - Young Professional (Under 30)

Includes $60 annual membership dues

** Effective 7/1/24 the ASNE annual membership rate for young professionals is increasing to $84. The join and attend rates will also be updated to reflect this change

$410 $510 $510
Non-ASNE Members $475 $575 $575
U.S. Federal/State/Local Government Employees

Active Duty/Reservist Active Status (O-4 and above) and Gov. Civilians (All GS levels). No Contractors.

$75 $75 $75
U.S. Active-Duty/Reservist Active Status

Junior Officers (0-1 to 0-3), Warrant Officers (WO 0-1 to CWO 0-5), and Enlisted (E1 - E9)

(Must include rank & branch on profile)

$0 $0 $0
Authors of accepted papers - Must be registered to present.

Please email your acceptance email to asnehq@navanengineers.org Staff will register you and send an invoice which must be paid prior to the event. Notes: Only individuals listed on the original submission may be registered as authors. All individuals registered at the author rate must be “onstage” presenters. Individuals not presenting should register at the appropriate rate.

(All paper presenters must be registered.)

$100 $100 $100
Student - Full-time Undergrad $0 $0 $0
Press (Credentialed Only), please email ASNE HQ to register. $0 $0 $0

Exhibit Hall Only Registration Rates:

Early Bird Thru 6/3/24

6/4/24 - 7/15/24

Late 7/16/24 - 7/18/24

The following Registrations are for Exhibit Hall hall-only visitors and Exhibit Booth Personnel. Registration includes exhibit hall access, live demos, and networking reception. No access to symposium professional sessions.

Exhibit Booth Personnel

Individuals from exhibiting companies who are working in an exhibit booth. You must be registered before the event

(Limit to 2 registrations per Standard Booth & 4 per Premium Booth). ASNE Corporate Supporters receive an additional 2 registrations per Standard Booth & 4 per Premium Booth. MACC Sponsors receive additional full MACC venue access registrations.

$0 $0 (See Pricing Below)
ASNE Member - Exhibit Hall & Live Demos Only $25 $50 $50
Non-ASNE Members - Exhibit Hall & Live Demos Only $50 $75 $75
In-Water Demo Boat Operators $0 $0 $0

Discounts available for large groups. (Restrictions apply – see below for details*)

  • Groups of 25-49 paid attendees: 10% discount
  • Groups of 50-99 paid attendees: 20% discount
  • Groups of 100-200 paid attendees: 25% discount
  • Groups of 200+ paid attendees: 33% discount

*Restrictions: Discount does not apply to membership and cannot be combined with other offers. All individuals must be registered for the same event at the applicable price point and on one invoice. $0 registrations are excluded from the group count for discount purposes. For more information, and to get your group registered, please call 703-836-6727 or email ASNEHQ@navalengineers.org

Call for Papers

Abstracts Due: May 14, 2024

Abstract submission are now CLOSED

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The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft conducted between Government agencies, Universities, Corporations (large and small) and the entire maritime community. Technical presentations at MACC are invited based upon abstract submission. Full papers are welcome, but not required, for those selected to present based on abstract.

 

MACC 2024 will be offering 3 technical tracks

  • Boats and Craft
  • Launch and Recovery
  • Student Design Experiences

 

Since its founding in 1998, the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations. In 2018, the Launch and Recovery Symposium (originally founded in 2005) was encompassed within MACC to provide an opportunity for academics, industry, and government to engage in high level discussion about platforms and launch and recovery systems all under one unified event tent. The Promoting Electric Propulsion competition had been held in conjunction with MACC between 2018-2023. While the PEP competition will be separate from MACC for 2024, in recognition of the importance of student participation in ASNE symposia, we continue to feature a presentation third track for students to highlight their design experiences in PEP or with other applicable projects. Further details on the specific tracks are as follows:

 

MACC 2024’s Boats and Craft track will continue to explore the latest technology in small craft design, acquisition, and operations. Suggested presentation topics for the Boats and Craft track include:

  • Small Craft Design
    • Hull form, seakeeping, powering
    • Structures and materials
    • Human System Integration
    • Autonomous systems
    • Advances in small craft propulsion
    • C5ISR
    • Design for safety
  • Acquisition
    • Requirements generation
    • Acquisition processes
    • Classification society guidance related to small craft
    • Classification society guidance related to autonomous systems
    • Risk and cost management
  • Operations
    • Total ownership costs, logistics, warranties
    • Post-pandemic supply chain impacts on operations
    • Configuration control and part commonality
    • Mission requirements
    • Operational safety
    • Managing hybrid crewed/uncrewed vehicle operations

 

For the MACC 2024 Launch and Recovery track, we encourage new and returning participants to present their operational experience, technological developments and current research. In addition, papers related to new concepts or processes intended to improve mission effectiveness, improve safety, reduce total ownership costs and meet new or existing regulations are encouraged. These submissions are welcome from all segments of the international marine community including but not limited to governmental naval, coast guard, environmental and natural resource management agencies; commercial shipping, construction and salvage operators; the offshore energy industry; and designers and manufacturers who support these segments. Suggested presentation topics for the Launch and Recovery track include:

  • Vessel design for launch and recovery
  • Coupled ship-aircraft air wake modeling, simulation, or experimental data
  • Ship design guidance for ship-aircraft aerodynamic interface
  • Operational performance considerations and lessons learned
  • Safety advantages and disadvantages of crewed versus remote operated versus autonomous vehicles in launch and recovery
  • Impact of crew size on launch and recovery operations, safety, human systems integration and training
  • Innovative system designs to improve launch and recovery capabilities and/or reduce life-cycle cost
  • Operational risks and mitigation strategies
  • Modeling and simulation for launch and recovery operational analyses and training
  • Certification, test and evaluation
  • Special requirements by industry area i.e. Navy and Coast Guard, offshore energy, shipping, construction and salvage, environmental and natural resource management
  • Launch and recovery in high sea states and other adverse conditions
  • Future research and development requirements
  • Overcoming obsolescence efficiently and effectively

 

Student authors are welcome to submit to any of the tracks for this symposium, though the MACC Student Design Experiences track provides students a dedicated platform to showcase their small craft, uncrewed, and/or autonomous vessel designs. Faculty and/or industry mentors may be co-authors on papers submitted to this track, but should not be the primary author for papers in this track. Suggested presentation topics for the Student Design Experiences track include:

  • Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) design/build activities
  • Senior design projects related to boats and craft, uncrewed or autonomous vessels, or launch and recovery systems.
  • Academic club or team projects related to small craft design and/or construction.

 

Abstract Submission Details

  • Abstracts Due: May 14, 2024

Representatives from civilian government and military research, acquisition, and operational communities, as well as representatives from industry and academia are encouraged to submit abstracts on recent developments or work-in-progress by clicking here. The submission form requires the following information:

  • Title
  • Author Name(s)
  • Contact E-mail
  • Track (Boats and Craft, Launch and Recovery, Student Design Experiences)
  • Abstract

For additional information and details on paper submission, see the ASNE Technical Papers Guidelines

All additional questions should be directed to MACC@navalengineers.org

 

Sponsorship

Amplify your presence and impact at MACC by taking advantage of our tailored sponsorship opportunities. Position your brand at the forefront of the small craft community, showcasing your commitment to advancing maritime and naval technologies. Our sponsorship packages are designed to provide maximum exposure to an engaged audience of government and industry professionals. To align your company with excellence and leadership in the field, reach out to us at Sponsorships@NavalEngineers.org or call (703)836-6727 to secure the ideal sponsorship package or to submit your application.

 

Purchase Sponsorship Online (Login Required) | Download Sponsorship Application | Exhibit Hall Map


Sponsor organization logo usage includes appropriate marketing and printed materials, interior of onsite program, sponsored function signage, various event signage, digital walk-in slides, event webpage with link to organization website
 

Platinum Sponsor

Event Registration

Presenting Sponsor

$10,000

  • MACC Presenting Sponsor Recognition
  • 7 Full Event Registrations
  • Full Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Commercial Video Ad
  • Check-In System Logo Showcase & Back of Badge Logo/Design
  • Registration Area Branding

Gold Sponsor

Welcome Reception

$7,500

  • 5 Full Event Registrations
  • Full Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Signature Mocktail & Drink Tickets

Gold Sponsor

Symposium Lanyards

$7,500

  • 5 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Sponsor provided lanyards featured at registration

Gold Sponsor

Symposium Bags

$7,500

  • 5 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Sponsor provided bags featured at registration & exhibit hall

Silver Sponsor

VIP/Speaker Green Room

$6,000

  • 4 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage displayed at VIP/Speaker Green Room
  • Opportunity to drop promotional materials/literature in room

Silver Sponsor

Technical Presentation Breakout Room

$6,000

  • 4 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage displayed at technical breakout room
  • Opportunity to drop promotional materials/literature in room

Silver Sponsor

Event Conference Room

$6,000

  • 4 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage displayed at MACC conference/meeting room
  • Opportunity to drop promotional materials/literature in room

Silver Sponsor

In-Water Demo Dockside

$6,000

  • 4 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage & marketing materials displayed at in-water demo area

Silver Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Lunch - Day 2

$6,000

  • 4 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Prominent branded signage by food & beverage
  • Sponsored tabletop signage

Silver Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Lunch - Day 3

$6,000

  • 4 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Prominent branded signage by food & beverage
  • Sponsored tabletop signage

Bronze Sponsor

Morning Snack & Coffee Break - Day 2

Bronze Sponsor

Afternoon Dessert & Beverage Break - Day 2

$4,500

  • 3 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage displayed by designated break refreshments

Bronze Sponsor

Morning Snack & Coffee Break - Day 3

$4,500

  • 3 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage displayed by designated break refreshments

Bronze Sponsor

Afternoon Dessert & Beverage Break - Day 3

$4,500

  • 3 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Branded signage displayed by designated break refreshments

Bronze Sponsor

Exhibit Trash & Recycling Bins Signage

$4,500

  • 3 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Logo Branded Trash & Recycling Bins through out exhibit & live demo area

Bronze Sponsor

MACC Proceedings

$4,500

  • 3 Full Event Registrations
  • Half Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Presenting Sponsor of MACC '24 Proceedings (Distributed following event & permanently hosted on ASNE website)

Copper Sponsor

$2,750

  • 2 Full Event Registrations
  • Quarter Page Ad in Program (Interior)
  • Logo featured on event webpage with link to organization, onsite signage & program

Exhibit

Maximize your visibility in the maritime sector at MACC, the definitive event for small craft professionals. Seize the chance to display your latest innovations and services to industry leaders and government agencies. Apply today to secure prime exhibit space and stand out! Submit your application to Exhibits@NavalEngineers.org or make your purchase online today. Join us and be part of a community driving the future of small boats and craft!

 

Purchase Booth Online (Login Required) | Download Exhbit & Sponsorship Application | Exhibit Floor Plan | Download Exhibitor Kit


 

MACC 2024 Exhibit Rates:

  • Premium Exhibit Booth Rate at $4,395 ONLY 1 REMAINING!
  • Standard Exhibit Booth Rate at $3,995
  • In-Water Demonstration at $4,395 *10% off your demo if purchased with a booth*
  • Static Display (Over 20') Rate at $3,995
  • Static Display (Under 20') Rate at $3,195

Exhibitor Information

  • Each booth space is 10'D x 10'W
    • Each booth will come with a 6' white skirted table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, and ID sign. The exhibit hall will have standard ballroom carpeting.
    • Please see exhibitor kit for rentals (carpet), power, and A/V.
  • The exhibit hall will be located on the 2nd floor of the hotel in the Portsmouth Ballroom. The freight elevator at the hotel can handle up to 4500lbs and will be 8'L x 4'W x 8'H. The loading dock door is about 71” wide and there is a freight height limit of 7’6” for inside the hotel.
  • Each exhibitor will receive 1 to 2 full complimentary registrations (based on booth type(s)) to attend technical sessions, speakers, and panels. Badge information for these attendees should be submitted to Exhibits@navalengineers.org no later than COB 3 July.
    • All booth personnel badges must be registered by the exhibitor through the event registration tab. These badges are free to pre-register online for both ASNE members and non-members. Exhibitors may register up to 2 booth personnel per Standard booth and up to 4 booth personnel per Premium booth. Personnel exceeding the booth registration limits must be registered at the "Exhibit Hall & Live Demos Only" rates. ASNE Corporate Supporters can register an additional 2-4 booth personnel depending on booth type. Registration rates for booth personnel on-site will be $50 for ASNE members and $75 for non-members. Meal tickets are not included for booth personnel or exhibit hall only badges, but can be purchased online or on-site for $25.
    • In-water demo & static display exhibitors: Demo & display exhibitors receive 1 full complimentary registration per craft/display to attend technical sessions, speakers, and panels. All licensed boat operators for in-water demos must be registered by the exhibitor under the event registration tab at the "In-Water Demo Boat Operators" rate.

Lead Retrieval

ASNE has now partnered with Expopass, our new provider for event lead retrieval. Each booth point of contact will receive an invitation from Expopass to set up lead retrieval, or exhibitors can follow this simple step-by-step guide to create an account for the event. The event code will be updated and provided to exhibitors. Please see the below guides for assistance with set up and use of the lead retrieval app. ASNE does not release attendee lists for any event.


Exhibitor List & Directory

Organization Booth
AdvanTec Marine #205
Anschütz #109
Automatic Coating Limited #310
Av-DEC #210
Barnacle Systems, Inc. #307
Cummins, Inc. #207
Custom Marine Inc. #510
David Clark Company Inc #302
Driveline Service of Portland, Inc. #201
Fireboy, Shoxs - United Safety #202
Fluid Watercraft #401-403, #500
HamiltonJet #502
Hefring Marine #405
Imtra Corp. / Norsap #111
Kholer - Kraft Power #504
Lake Assault Boats, LLC #308
Livorsi Marine, Inc. #411
Louisiana Association for the Blind #211
Mack Boring & Parts Co. #107
Metal Shark Boats #105
Ocean Craft Marine #301-303
Ocean Craft Marine #400-402
OXE Marine #200
QED Systems Inc. #300
R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware #208
Ribcraft USA #203
Ring Power Cox Marine #305
Safariland #501
SAFE Boats International #407
Sea Machines Robotics #503
Seakeeper, Inc. #311
Shockwave Seats #304
Silver Ships Inc. #206
Silverback Marine #209
Teledyne FLIR/Raymarine #204
Valkyre-Ship 2 Shore #101-103
Wing Inflatables, Inc. #306

Portsmouth: A Gracious Host and Wonderful Adventure

We are so excited to partner again with the City of Portsmouth. Last year's MACC was such a success, and now Portsmouth has even more to offer!

This year, we are truly integrating MACC into Portsmouth:

  • Our in-water demos are in the beautiful Elizabeth River.
  • Portsmouth generously is hosting our STEM camp at the Children's Museum of Virginia.
  • We can't wait to eat our way through the Olde Towne! Enjoy starting the day at The Coffee Shoppe, check out the friendly eats at High Street Pizza & Pourhouse, and host your business dinners at restaurants like Roger Browns. There's a spot for every appetite.
  • Unwind at Sunset Thursdays at Festival Park to enjoy BrassWind's beach, pop, R&B sounds.
  • And, don't forget Rivers Casino's 1400 slots machines, 57 table games, 24 poker rooms, and sports betting.
 

Bring your family and let them explore the parks and walkable history across the city!

 

Then, learn about this historic community at one of the many local Museums.

 

If you can, stick around for Sunset Thursdays and the Friday Student Boat Show.