Marine educators from across the Pacific will gather in Manado, Indonesia (and elsewhere via web-conferencing) in August 2016 to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas to improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching about the marine environment, conservation, resources and human impacts. They will build on previous work by IPMEN and continue to share resources and develop collaborations. The conference is scheduled to immediately follow a two day meeting of the Indonesian Marine Educators Network. The overarching theme of the IPMEN conference will be Making a Splash: Moving education into action. It aims to address the question of how to effectively communicate information about the marine world, and create a more marine-literate global community with the capacity to make wise decisions regarding human-marine interactions.