The Marine Mammal Commission held its annual meeting in Seattle, Washington with a focus on Pacific Northwest and Alaskan science and management issues. For the first time ever, we provided a webinar to bring our meeting to those who couldn’t attend in person. Participants (in person and online) were encouraged to engage in the discussions following each session. Presentations and session summaries are available on our website, along with audio recordings of the sessions. Presenters and panelists from federal agencies, state governments, academia, the fishing industry and other businesses, and NGOs represented a broad spectrum of interests, demonstrating the Commission’s interest in and ability to convene a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss some of the difficult challenges we face in meeting the mandates of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This involves reconciling the conservation goals of the Act, competing human interests, and recovery programs for endangered and threatened species.