The Nautical Research Guild is pleased to announce the 2020 conference to be held in conjunction with the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.  The conference will be held October 15, 16 and 17, 2020 at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard CA 93035. The Museum is located in the Channel Islands Harbor about 50 miles north of Los Angeles. 


Further details, a detailed schedule and registration forms will be will be posted and emailed as they finalized.



Collections at the Museum consist of seascape and marine art from the early 17th to the mid-19th century featuring such artists as Van de Velde the Younger. A  large model collection with over 50 models is on display including one of the largest prisoner of war and bone model collections in the country. See the following links to learn more. https://cimmvc.org/old-site/paintings     https://cimmvc.org/old-site/models



Conference Schedule

The exact conference schedule is still being finalized but a tour is being planned for Thursday, modeling subject speakers and roundtables Friday, social hour and banquet Friday evening. Saturday will feature general subject speakers and Nautical Research Guild membership meeting late in the afternoon. Lunches will be furnished Friday and Saturday.

Please note that all events of this conference including registration will be held at the Museum. 

Hotels

The selection of hotels in the area consists of resorts and smaller chain hotels. The lower priced hotels are too small to handle a group of our size. The larger hotels are all resorts and thought to be too expensive for some of our members. For these reasons there is not a designated Conference hotel. 

A printable list of area hotels is provided for your convenience. Click here or use the button below to download the hotel list.  The hotels are listed in descending order of the closest hotels first. Please note that all events of this conference including registration will be held at the Museum.

A group of attendees including most of your directors will be staying at the Embassy Suites.




Model Display

The museum is providing a space on the main floor of the museum for us to display our models. Space is limited, first come first serve, so register early.  Models not preregistered cannot be accommodated.  Models will be shown at the owner’s risk but will be in the same area as the museums models and the museum proposes to have docents in the area to watch over models. It is highly recommended that all models be in a display case.

Vendors

There may be a space on the main museum floor for vendors. If you wish to display as a vendor please contact Mike Lonnecker NRG Director and conference chair.

Getting to Oxnard

The nearest airports are Los Angeles (LAX), Santa Barbara (SBA) and Burbank (BUR). LAX is approximately 70 miles from the museum. There is no regular airport/shuttle service to this area. 

There is plenty of free parking at and around the museum.


Further details, a detailed schedule and registration forms will be will be posted and emailed as they finalized.