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Mulit-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!

An online booking link is coming soon.

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Agenda

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MACC Registration Rates

   

Full-event Registration Rates:

Early Bird Thru 5/31/24

6/1/24 - 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 FMMS - Regular Member

Includes $96 annual membership dues

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

Includes $60 annual membership dues

$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.

Online Registration will open after the papers have been accepted.

(All paper presenters must be registered.)

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

Exhibit Hall Only Registration Rates:

Early Bird Thru 5/31/24

6/1/24 - 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 4 registrations per Standard Booth & 8 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

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: April 30, 2024

Abstract submission are now OPEN. Click here to submit an abstract.

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: April 30, 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

More information coming soon...