CHOW 2023 sponsorship has sold out! To join our sponsor waitlist for a chance to get involved should a sponsorship slot reopen, please email
Laurie VanBenschoten, Development Manager, at [email protected]


The Ocean Awards Gala is coming to DC’s iconic Union Station on June 4th, 2024! Be among a who’s who of ocean champions, including Members of Congress and the Administration, business executives, marine conservation leaders, and many of the world-renowned environmental champions that continue to inspire us.

Sold out earlier and earlier every year, this DC staple event is a fantastic opportunity to form partnerships with shared missions, host clients, gather with friends, broaden networks, and most importantly – celebrate our collective commitment to improving the health of our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes and the communities that depend upon them. 

The Gala features pre-and post-program receptions, an exceptional, sustainably sourced seafood dinner, unique marine-themed auction, and our signature awards ceremony celebrating our 2024 Ocean Awards Honorees. As always, blue tie is optional and mermaid attire is encouraged!