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October 15, 16 & 17, 2020
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.
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
The exact conference schedule is still being finalized but a tour is being planned for Thursday, modeling subject speakers and round-tables on 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.
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 downloadable list of area hotels is provided on the website for your convenience. The hotels are listed in descending order of the closest hotels first.
A group of attendees including most of your directors will be staying at the Embassy Suites.
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 can not be accommodated. Models will be shown at the owners 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.
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.
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.
Further details, a detailed schedule and registration forms will be will be posted and emailed as they finalized.
There is plenty of free parking at and around the museum.
The NRG Conference Committee
Mike Lonnecker - NRG Director
2020 Conference Chair

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9 hours ago, mtaylor said:

I want to but do I dare?

It would get you out of the apartment and a chance to see what the world has become in the last 50 years Mark. It would be 18+ hours for me plus any traffic. Lots of radio time,(See joke entries).

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