SNAME to Hold 2016 Maritime Convention in November

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Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

For over 25 years, Daniel “Dan” Farber has served as president and chief executive officer of Bright Lights USA in Barrington, New Jersey. Throughout his career at Bright Lights, Dan Farber has maintained memberships in several organizations, including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

In its efforts to advance the knowledge and skills of naval architecture and marine engineering professionals, SNAME oversees a variety of educational programs and activities. Registration is currently open for SNAME’s 2016 Maritime Convention, which will take place November 1-5 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington.

Students and professionals from around the world are expected to attend the event to take part in several days of educational sessions focused on shipbuilding, ship dynamics, alternative marine fuel, ferry safety, and a wide range of other topics. In addition to a variety of learning activities, the convention will feature a student and young professional job fair, several networking events, and an expo where attendees will have the opportunity to browse the latest products and services from dozens of companies.

For more information about the SNAME 2016 Maritime Convention, visit

ALS Association Hosts Walk to Defeat ALS in New Jersey

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ALS Foundation

In 1990, Daniel “Dan” Farber founded Bright Lights USA, located in Barrington, New Jersey. As Bright Lights USA’s chief executive officer, he oversees the daily operations of the firm. When not in the office, Dan Farber supports numerous charitable organizations, one of which includes the ALS Association.

Founded in 1985, the ALS Association is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through its nationwide chapters, the ALS Association connects individuals and families dealing with the disease, and the Greater Philadelphia chapter represents those living in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

One of the fundraising events sponsored by the ALS Association is its Walk to Defeat ALS. This walk, which is the association’s biggest annual event, raises money to sustain patient care and support research with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for the disease. The Lakewood Walk to Defeat ALS occurred on May 7, 2016, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey. Participants for this two-mile walk raised more than $50,000.