The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is giving an overhaul to its annual event, which takes place Oct. 20-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Houston.
Aside from changing the name from the SNAME Annual Meeting and Expo to the SNAME Maritime Convention, the event’s purpose is to create The International Marine Forum.
The convention will begin with industry short courses focused on the latest developments in software tools, in addition to SNAME short courses for professional development.
The technical program has expanded to include topical breakfasts, panel sessions and other relevant presentations, in addition to the traditional paper sessions and T&R.
Product and technology demonstrations will take place in the Expo Hall, continued innovation sessions and created a National Ship Research Program Expo, which will feature tabletop updates and expo-style exhibits.