What do we do?

  • WAN organizes a number of interesting networking and educational events each year in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. WAN activities include casual social meets in local restaurants, receptions at interesting locations to showcase leaders of note including our annual holiday party, evening programs such as our speed mentoring event or other career-building presentations and to highlight speakers on current topics of interest.
  • WAN maintains an active and growing listserve to inform our membership of upcoming events and networking opportunities.
  • We try to host one event per month and always welcome ideas for the best ways to facilitate exchange of information between our members and leaders in the field!  Look through the list of great past events.


Membership Benefits

Discounted tickets to WAN events – WAN hosts networking and professional development events throughout the year, many of which have ticketed entry.  Current WAN members can purchase tickets at a discounted price (usually 30% off).

Early-bird registration for space-limited events – Popular WAN events such as Speed Mentoring and the Potomac Cruise provide an intimate networking atmosphere by restricting the number of attendees. For these space-limited events, WAN members will receive early-bird registration access.

Making a Difference – WAN members can feel good knowing they are supporting the work of a great volunteer-led organization with a 25 year history of connecting marine professionals around ocean issues in the Washington, DC, area.


How Can I Join WAN?

You can join or renew online


If you prefer to mail in an application or join in person, please email WashingtonWAN@gmail.com. Please note that this method may take several weeks to process.