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Frequently Asked Questions about the MAEOE Conference

  • What is MAEOE Conference?

    The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education brings educators, resource personnel, scientists and researchers together to share experiences and ideas at our Annual Conference. This year we will have new workshops, Ali Smith of Holistic Life Foundation as our keynote speaker, Community Meetings, and so much more!

  • Do I have to be a member of MAEOE to attend the conference?

    No, MAEOE members receive a discount on the cost of the conference registration, but you do not have to be a MAEOE member to attend. Click here for full details on the benefits of joining MAEOE.

  • How do I register to become a member or renew my membership?

    When registering for the conference please select the non-member registration button. You will be prompted to purchase a membership before registering for the conference. Please select the type of membership you wish to purchase and then proceed to the conference registration. If you are not interested in registering for the conference, but are still interested in purchasing a membership please go here. If you are unsure whether you are a member please email greenschools@maeoe.org.

  • When is the MAEOE conference?

    The 2020 MAEOE Conference will be held February 6-9.

  • Where is the MAEOE conference?

    The 2020 MAEOE Conference will be held at the Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, MD. Special discount rates apply for staying at the Princess Royale if reserved prior to January 10, 2020.

  • MAEOE Conference Refund Policy

    Refund Policy: Cancel by January 6, 2020 and you will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. By January 20, you will receive a 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds after January 20. Unless highways are closed by local government due to inclement weather, the conference will take place and no refunds will be given.

  • How much does registration cost?

    Prices vary depending on when and what you register for. Please check out our Fee page for more information.

  • Are meals included in the registration cost? Can my spouse, guest, or children come with me to the meals?

    Lunch is included for conference participants. Friday and Saturday registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Guests may attend meals with you for an additional fee.

  • Can I bring my children and are there any activities for them?

    There is no kid's program this year at the conference location. However, there are many local parks, attractions, and family-friendly activities in or near Ocean City.

    For attractions, visit: https://www.visitmaryland.org/...

  • Does MAEOE offer Scholarships for the Conference?

    MAEOE offers a limited number of scholarships for first time attendees, the applications are due November 24th. For more information: https://maeoe.org/professional-development/conference/conference-scholarships To apply: Click here to fill out the form.

  • Where can I find the conference brochure?

    The Registration Guide will be on the MAEOE conference page when the conference opens. The Conference Program will be on the MAEOE Conference page by January 29th.

  • What special events/speakers can I expect this year?
    • Thursday Professional Development
    • Thursday Social, Dinner on the town (not included in registration)
    • Friday New Attendee Social
    • Friday Night Welcome Happy Hour
    • Friday Opening Speaker and STEAM Festival (open to the public)
    • Saturday Community Meetings
    • Saturday Keynote Speaker and Lunch
    • Saturday Night Trivia
    • Friday and Saturday Exhibit Hall
    • Sunday Field Experiences

    See the registration book for more details.

  • Can my spouse, guest, or children come on the field experiences?

    Your friends and family are welcome to attend the field experiences as long as they are registered for the field experience. Check out the registration guide for a list of the interesting and exciting experiences rural and urban!

  • What happens in the event of inclement weather?

    There will be no refunds for inclement weather, unless the main roads to the conference center are deemed inaccessible by the state government. Refund Policy: Cancel by January 6, 2020 and you will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. By January 20, you will receive a 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds after January 20. Unless highways are closed by local government due to inclement weather, the conference will take place and no refunds will be given.

  • I need to cancel my registration. Can I get a refund?

    If you cancel by January 6, you will receive a full refund less a $50 fee; by January 20, you will receive a 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds after January 20.

  • How do I volunteer to work on the conference?

    To learn more about volunteering, click here.

  • How do I reserve a room for the conference?

    For those wanting to stay at the conference site for 1 – 2 – 3 or more nights, the Princess Royale Hotel has reduced their room rates to provide you with the best rates in town! To book your room please visit: Princess Royale Hotel. Use Group Code 5050 during check out.

    Reservations MUST be made by January 13 and should be made online to guarantee our special conference rates. Special room rate for the MAEOE Conference: Starting at $89/night.

  • What is the conference hotline number?

    Need help with registration?

    Have questions about the conference?

    Our office is open Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. The phone number is 410-777-9530. If the lines are busy or we are not able to receive your call, please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, and briefly stated question or email conference@maeoe.org. Someone will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience, we look forward to seeing you at the conference

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