Program Schedule

In an effort to continue to promote and implement the objectives and strategies of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program Strategic PlanStrategic Plan Report the International Boating and Water Safety Summit presents the general sessions, breakouts and hands on activities which directly relate to the objectives and strategies of the Plan. We encourage you to attend and PARTICIPATE in as many events and breakouts as possible so that you may take back to your organizations the knowledge needed to implement the National Recreational Boating Safety Program Strategic Plan in your communities.

Please do not hesitate to check with NSBC and NWSC Executive Directors or any member of their boards and staff. They will be happy to assist you in your direction to meet the goals of the Plan. We welcome you and invite you to join us as ACTIVE participants of IBWSS.


March 26, 2015
8:00AM-5:00PM

NASBLA Education Standards Panel

Azalea 1


March 27, 2015
8:00AM-5:00PM

NASBLA Education Standards Panel

Azalea 1


March 27, 2015
5:30-7:00PM

NASBLA New State Education Coordinator Training

Jasmine


March 28, 2015
8:00AM-5:00PM

NASBLA Education Committee Meeting

Azalea 1


March 28, 2015
9:00AM-5:00PM

NSBC Board Meeting

Azalea 3


March 28, 2015
9:00AM-5:00PM

NWSC Board Meeting

Camellia 2


March 28, 2015
10:00AM-5:00PM

NASBLA Education Sub Committee Meeting

Jasmine


March 28, 2015
10:00AM-5:00PM

NASBLA Education Sub Committee Meeting

Azalea 2


March 28, 2015
10:00AM-5:00PM

NASBLA Education Sub Committee Meeting

Camelia 1


March 28, 2015
5:30-7:00PM

NASBLA New State Education Coordinator Training

Jasmine


March 28, 2015
7:00-10:00PM

Boating Education Advisory Panel

Azalea 1


March 29, 2015
8:00AM-3:00PM

NASBLA Education Committee Meeting

Azalea 1


March 29, 2015
9:00AM-12:00PM

NSBC Board Meeting

Azalea 2


March 29, 2015
9:00AM-12:00PM

NWSC Board Meeting

Camellia 2


March 29, 2015
9:00AM-3:00PM

USBI Meeting

Camellia 1


March 29, 2015
11:00AM-3:00PM

Exhibitor Move-in

Magnolia ABC


March 29, 2015
11:00AM-3:00PM

Registration

Conference Center Lobby


March 29, 2015
3:00-4:00PM

NWSC General Membership Meeting

Azalea 3


March 29, 2015
4:30-5:30PM

NSBC General Membership Meeting

Azalea 3


March 29, 2015
6:00-9:00PM

Opening Reception

Magnolia ABC


March 30, 2015
8:30-9:00AM

Opening Ceremonies

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
9:00-9:45AM

USCG Update

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
10:00-10:15AM

Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall - Magnolia ABC


March 30, 2015
11:00-11:45AM

A Detailed Review of the 2015 National Boating Education Standards

Pamela Dillon, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
11:50AM-1:50PM

Summit Singers

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
12:00-1:30PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall - Magnolia ABC


March 30, 2015
1:30-2:15PM

Changing Boating Behavior- Using Research to Effectively Target Your Messaging

Barbara Byers, Life Saving Society & Ted Rankine

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
2:15-3:00PM

USCG Non-Profit Grant Presentation

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
3:00-3:15PM

Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall - Magnolia ABC


March 30, 2015
3:15-4:00PM

Wear It!

Magnolia DEF


March 30, 2015
4:00-5:00PM

State Reciprocity for Boat Operator Education – Does One Size Fit All?

Stacey Brown, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries & Gail Kulp, Sea Tow Foundation

Magnolia DEF


March 31, 2015
8:00AM-5:00PM

Essentials of Close-Quarters Boat Control – Marina (pre-registration required)

Emily King, National Safe Boating Council

TBD


March 31, 2015
8:00-9:00AM

Life Jacket Standards Harmonization Effort and Device Label Reform

Chris James, Underwriters Laboratories & Maria Iafano, Underwriters Laboratories

Azalea 2


March 31, 2015
9:15-10:15AM

Flotation Devices and Component Testing for Certification

Chris James, Underwriters Laboratories & Joe Waters, Underwriters Laboratories

Azalea 2


March 31, 2015
9:15-10:15AM

Stand Up Paddleboarding – The Leash / Lifejacket Debate

Christopher Stec, ACA/Canoe-Kayak-SUP-Raft-Rescue

Azalea 3


March 31, 2015
10:15-10:30AM

Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall - Magnolia ABC


March 31, 2015
10:30-11:30AM

The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Drive Program

Gail R. Kulp, Sea Tow Foundation

Azalea 1


March 31, 2015
10:30-11:30AM

Hidden Hazards Brought to Light – Electric Shock Drowning

Molly Hall, Energy Education Council & Kevin Ritz

Azalea 2


March 31, 2015
10:30-11:30AM

Boating Standards in Japan

Azalea 3


March 31, 2015
11:30AM-1:00PM

Lunch


March 31, 2015
1:00-2:00PM

Connor's Story - One Mom Can Make A Difference

Azalea 1


March 31, 2015
1:00-5:00PM

On-the-Water

Marina


March 31, 2015
2:15-3:15PM

Education Connection: Drowning Prevention in Schools

Diane Hennessy, Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County

Azalea 1


March 31, 2015
3:30-5:00PM

NWSC Award Winning Presentations

Azalea 1


April 1, 2015
8:00AM-5:00PM

Basic Open Water Boat Control – Marina (pre-registration required)

Emily King, National Safe Boating Council

TBD


April 1, 2015
8:00-9:00AM

Distress Technology in Boating

Nichole Kalil, ACR Electronics

Azalea 2


April 1, 2015
8:00-9:00AM

Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures

Valerie Cox, Ohio DNR, Division of Watercraft

Azalea 3


April 1, 2015
9:15-10:15AM

Let It Go!

Brian Westfall, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Azalea 1


April 1, 2015
9:15-10:15AM

Weather on the Water: A National Weather Service Marine Forecast and Safety Perspective

Alex J. Lamers, National Weather Service

Azalea 2


April 1, 2015
9:15-10:15AM

Lighthouse Program

Kris Wahlers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Azalea 3


April 1, 2015
10:15-10:30AM

Break


April 1, 2015
10:30-11:30AM

Overcoming Horrible Boating Accident Tragedy

Azalea 1


April 1, 2015
10:30-11:30AM

Tubing Safety

Larry Meddock, Water Sports Industry Association

Azalea 2


April 1, 2015
10:30-11:30AM

Navigation Rules Awareness Sequel

Fred Messmann, National Safe Boating Council

Azalea 3


April 1, 2015
11:30AM-1:00PM

Lunch


April 1, 2015
1:00-2:00PM

Effective Leadership: A System in Developing Leaders

Virgil Chambers, National Safe Boating Council (Retired)

Azalea 1


April 1, 2015
1:00-2:00PM

Bilingual Team Saving Lives

Javier Perez-Ortiz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Robert Moreno, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Azalea 2


April 1, 2015
1:00-2:00PM

Hybrid PWC Product Safety and Education

Azalea 3


April 1, 2015
2:15-3:15PM

A National Certification and Credentialing Program for Recreational Boating Professionals

John Malatak, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

Azalea 1


April 1, 2015
2:15-3:15PM

The Sea Tow Foundation’s Designated Skipper Program

Gail R. Kulp, Sea Tow Foundation

Azalea 2


April 1, 2015
2:15-3:15PM

Increased Awareness of Safe Boating Practices

Jim Emmons, Water Safety Foundation

Azalea 3


April 1, 2015
3:30-5:00PM

Media Campaigns

Brian Westfall, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Azalea 1


April 1, 2015
6:00-9:00PM

Mark of Achievement Ceremony

Magnolia ABC

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