Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2016 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS)?

March 6 - 9, 2016.


Where will the IBWSS be held?

The 2016 IBWSS  will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, California. 


What is the International Boating and Water Safety Summit?

The IBWSS is the premier boating and water safety education and training conference. The IBWSS serves as the national forum to implement the Strategic Plan & Strategic Plan Report of the National Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program.


What is the Program Schedule for the 2016 IBWSS?

We are currently accepting applications for presenters for next year's IBWSS. Click here to learn more and to submit your application by the August 1, 2015 deadline.


I’m interested in exhibiting at the IBWSS. Where can I register?

Exhibitor Information


Where can I register to attend the IBWSS?

How to Register


I still have questions and I’d like to speak to someone on the phone or send an email.

You can contact the National Safe Boating Council at (703) 361-4294 or or the National Water Safety Congress at (502) 352-8771 or


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