The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft between Government agencies and the maritime community. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations.
Since its founding in 1998, MACC has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Previous conferences have covered a broad range of topics including;: requirements generation, boat and craft design, acquisition processes, maintenance and repair practices, logistics and training, and new technology development and integration. The shared information results in effective use of resources, opportunities for collaboration, a more knowledgeable industry-base, and best-value small boats and craft for all end-user communities.
The theme for MACC 2016 is “All About Boats.” MACC 2016 will explore the latest technology in small craft design, acquisition, and operations. Each day of the event will feature technical presentations focusing on one of these key areas. Each day will have a keynote speaker from the military and civilian leadership on small craft who will be followed by a plenary session speaker who will introduce the focus area of the day and generally discuss that area providing their perspective on the focus area and set the stage for the individual track sessions. After the plenary speaker, presentations will run concurrently and the group will breakout to attend the presentations of interest. Presentations will continue throughout the day, allowing for wide range of presentations to be given.