2022 Annual Convention – October 12-14, 2022, AC Hotel by Marriott at the Vancouver Waterfront, Vancouver, WA


One of our most popular events, the PNWA Annual Convention, is right around the corner and we’ve been busy lining up some great presentations! In addition to giving, you the opportunity to connect with your colleagues, our goal is to always provide you with the most timely and relevant information. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with and hear from experts from our region’s working waterways, transportation corridors, economic development industries and regulatory community. Our agenda for the PNWA Annual Convention is almost complete and we’re excited to announce some of our featured speakers.

John Hairston
Bonneville Power Administration 
BPA Updates

Catherine Simons
Pacific Northwest Maritime Administration Overview

Connie Sue Martin
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Tribal Engagement and Partnerships

Other featured topics include NOAA Leadership Updates, Political Predictions, I-5 Bridge Replacement Update and highlights of the Port of Vancouver Waterfront Development. Additional topics and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Make your plans to attend today!

Registration is now open!

Registration is available at $450 through the start of the meeting on October 12.  

AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront



333 W. Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98660

Due to the robust interest in the Convention, our rooms at the AC Hotel sold out very quickly. To assist with your accommodations, we have compiled a list of additional options for nearby lodging:

We hope this information is helpful and we look forward to seeing you all at our annual convention.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, October 12  
10:00 am
PNWA Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Members only  

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

5:00 pm
Gala Reception  

Thursday, October 13  
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm
Inland Ports & Navigation Group Meeting
All PNWA members invited to attend

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hosted Happy Hour sponsored by Ecological Land Services and Van Ness Feldman  

Friday, October 14  
8:00 am PNWA Board of Directors Breakfast Meeting
All are welcome


Increase your visibility to fellow PNWA members and help support PNWA’s mission! Sponsors gain exposure on our website and social media, in the Nor’wester newsletter, in printed and online meeting materials, and from the podium. Sign up to be a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level. Sponsor when you register, or contact Randi Besser.

Thank you Sponsors!


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Port of Longview

PND Engineers, Inc

Moffatt & Nichol

Maul Foster Alongi

Port of Vancouver USA

Ballard Marine Construction

Bronze Sponsors

Port of Walla Walla

Port of Kalama

Port of Newport

Columbia River Bar Pilots

Washington Association of Wheat Growers

PBS Engineering

Anamar Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Columbia River Pilots

American Cruise Lines

Happy Hour Sponsors

Display Tables

PNWA offers sponsors the opportunity to reserve a complimentary display table. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Contact Randi Besser to make your reservation.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund, less $50 processing fee until September 14
  • 50% refund until October 3
  • No refund October 4 or later
  • Substitutions are welcome 

PNWA and the AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront are committed to your health and safety, and intend to host an in-person Annual Convention consistent with federal, state and local guidance. We will alert you as early as possible if changing COVID conditions compel us to modify convention dates and/or format.

We’re excited to see you soon!