2023 RTCM Assembly & Conference

The Future of Maritime Communications and Navigation

June 13-16, 2023 - Jacksonville, FL USA

About the 2023 RTCM Conference 

RTCM’s Annual Assembly and Conference 2023 will be held June 13 – 16, 2023 in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, Florida, USA at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel and Convention Center.  The Annual Assembly and Conference is open to all - RTCM members and non-members - we invite you to join us for an informative and eventful week in sunny Florida!

The theme for this year’s Assembly is: The Future of Maritime Communications and Navigation. The program includes timely and insightful presentations by leading technical authorities, key government professionals, and notable industry representatives engaged in the development and management of maritime electronic systems. Sessions will cover developments in satellite and terrestrial maritime communications, shipboard and shoreside electronics, autonomous systems as well as relevant technical standards and policy issues. 

The RTCM main program will start Tuesday morning, June 13th with a two-day technical program, an evening reception, and plans for a river outing.  Each day and evening, there will be ample time to engage and interact with our speakers, other participating professionals, and representatives from many of RTCM’s 140 member organizations.

Additionally, RTCM will host a meeting of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Task Force on Thursday, June 15th and is preparing to host the 406 MHz Beacon Manufacturers Workshop with presentations by Cospas-Sarsat, NOAA, the USCG and other experts on Friday, June 16th. Stay the week and take advantage of the opportunity to receive the latest news related to the GMDSS, EPIRBs, PLBs, and the U.S. SARSAT program. RTCM Special Committee meetings on Electronic Charting, AIS, and Shipboard Navigation Display will be held on Thursday and Friday for members and invited guests.

RTCM Special Committees meet regularly throughout the year and this annual event presents an excellent opportunity to learn about relevant technical and policy topics in radio and satellite communications and electronic navigation systems.  There are opportunities to share your experience, interact with key decision-makers in the maritime community and help shape the future of maritime communications and navigation systems.  For more details about RTCM please visit our homepage or contact us at [email protected].

If you are interested in presenting a paper, exhibiting, or being a conference sponsor, please contact us at [email protected].  Registration is now open.  The Hyatt Regency Riverfront Jacksonville Hotel booking link is also open - please book early!  There are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted room rate of $149!  There are a limited number of shoulder nights available at this rate as well. 

Event and program details will be added to the website as they are confirmed, so, please be sure to check back periodically for more information.   

Please make plans to join us!