Smart Ocean, Smart Water

The 9th annual BlueTech Week includes 7 events over 5 days and networking opportunities for professionals and stakeholders from academia, industry and government focused on promoting collaboration and innovation in the Blue Economy.  Each event is sold separately and requires individual registration.  TMA member rates apply and discounts available for education, government, military and non-profit partners.

The "Agenda-at-a-Glance" is available by clicking here (PDF).

 
 
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(By-Invitation Only)


8:00 - 5:30

3rd annual BlueTech Cluster Convening 

5:30 - 7:00

Hosted Reception

There will be 15+ clusters or "clusters in formation" from across the U.S. and globally.  We will focus on ways to collaborate, share information and work on projects of mutual interest.

Attendees and guests will enjoy a hosted networking reception along the Pacific Coast, courtesy of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Register Now.  By-invitation only. Please contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy for the registration code.

 

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(Co-Sponsored by SIO)


8:00 - 5:00

Intersection of the Blue Economy and the Space Economy

5:00 - 7:00

Hosted Reception

There is significant and growing interest in utilizing space assets for the maritime domain, increasing opportunities for greater commercial value and scientific exploration.  This 1-day track will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions of leading experts from academia, industry and government Register now.

 

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8:00 - 5:00

9th annual BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo

Keynote speakers, panel discussions and exhibitors will highlight innovative products and services through multiple tracks on Smart Ports, Smart Water, & Workforce Development

Register now.

Track 1: Smart Ports

Track 2: Smart Water

Track 3:  Workforce Development

Interested in exhibiting in the Tech Expo?  Contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy for details.

Separate Event Below

9th annual Maritime Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

A Dinner Cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the Hornblower Inspiration

 

5:15 - 6:30

Hosted Reception

Sponsored by IDA Ireland

6:30 - 9:15

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Celebrate the past year with 250 colleagues and friends at the maritime gala dinner as we recognize individuals and organizations for their accomplishments.

Keynote Speaker: Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and Acting Chief Scientist, NOAA

Individual tickets and sponsored dinner tables available for purchase.  Register now. 

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8:00 - 1:30

9th annual BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo

Keynote speakers, panel discussions and exhibitors will highlight innovative products and services through multiple tracks on Smart Shipping, Smart Water, & Unmanned Maritime Robotics.  

Register now.

Track 1: Smart Shipping

Track 2: Smart Water

Track 3:  Unmanned Maritime Robotics. (by invitation only)

Interested in exhibiting at the Tech Expo?  Contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy for details.

1:30 - 5:30

Lightning Talks and B2B Networking

The afternoon will include BlueTech Cluster Lightning talks,  and B2B networking

12:30 - 4:30

Maritime Robotics Inter-Operability Demonstration

A live demonstration of 8-10 BlueTech companies from the UK and the US showcasing inter-operability of systems for senior officials from the Canadian Navy, UK Royal Navy, US Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy, NOAA and other US Federal Agencies.  Demonstrations will be coordinated in San Diego Bay with viewing from the Maritime Museum of San Diego for registered attendees of the BlueTech Summit.

5:30 - 7:00

Joint Hosted Reception

Marriott SpringHill Suites in Downtown San Diego

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8:00 - 4:30

2nd annual BlueTech PitchFest

Up to 25 BlueTech companies (both ocean and water tech) will present and will be looking for startup and growth capital as well as channel and tech partners.

Register now.

4:30 - 6:00

Hosted Reception