Join us at #IBWSS20 to explore “Partnerships for Progress.” Participants will have the opportunity to attend more than 35 general, breakout and team-building sessions – including the option to observe or participate in pool sessions.

INTERACTIVE SCHEDULE

As of 1/29/2020

Download Schedule-At-A-Glance (as of 1/29/2020)

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Small Group On-Water Boat Control Training
Location | Off-Site

Limited number of participants. Must register in advance. There is an additional cost. Please email pphillips@safeboatingcouncil.org to inquire.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Small Group On-Water Boat Control Training
Location | Off-Site

Limited number of participants. Must register in advance. There is an additional cost. Please email pphillips@safeboatingcouncil.org to inquire.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

New State Boating Education Coordinator Orientation
Location | 10th Floor Club Lounge

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

NASBLA Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
Location | 10th Floor Club Lounge

Small Group On-Water Boat Control Training
Location | Off-Site

Limited number of participants. Must register in advance. There is an additional cost. Please email pphillips@safeboatingcouncil.org to inquire.

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Boating Education Advisory Panel (BEAP)
Location | 10th Floor Club Lounge

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

NASBLA Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
Location | Cascade G

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration
Location | Solana Foyer

Stop by and say hello, pick up your name badge and registration bag. Welcome to #IBWSS20!

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Expo Set-Up
Location | Exhibit Hall

Set-up for exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

National Safe Boating Council General Membership Meeting
Location | Aurora

This meeting is open to all members of the National Safe Boating Council, and those interested in learning more about the organization.

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Non-Profit Grant Recipients Roundtable Discussion
Location | Cira BC

Open to All: Opportunity for federal non-profit grant recipients to share about their grant programs, and look for opportunities to further partner with other non-profit grant recipients.

Moderator: Cynthia Dudzinski

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Ceremony
Location | Solana Ballroom

Join us for the #IBWSS20 Opening Ceremony, including remarks from the U.S. Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, and other dignitaries.

Speakers: Mayor Jerry Weiers, Captain Scott Johnson, Stu Gilfillen, Peg Phillips, and others

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Reception | Scavenger Hunt Begins
Location | Exhibit Hall

Kick-off the 2020 IBWSS with fellow attendees and exhibitors at the Opening Reception! Be sure to pick up information about the scavenger hunt from the registration desk. Chance to win great prizes!

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

#IBWSS20 Networking Room
Location | Outdoor Courtyard Hospitality Suites

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with the #IBWSS20 crew!

MONDAY, APRIL 6

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Continental breakfast included with your IBWSS registration. Take advantage of the opportunity to find out a few more answers for the Scavenger Hunt!

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

IBWSS Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

#IBWSS20 Expo open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Start off your morning meeting the exhibitors with a continental breakfast from 7:00 am to 7:55 am. Be sure to stop by during the morning break from 9:30 am to 10:15 am and afternoon break from 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm.

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration
Location | Solana Foyer

Stop by and say hello, pick up your name badge and registration bag. Welcome to #IBWSS20!

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

General Session | #IBWSS20 Welcome
Location | Solana Ballroom

Welcome from #IBWSS20 emcee, Glenn Anderson, with helpful reminders for the day.

8:05 AM – 8:45 AM

General Session | Connecting Communities To Keep Team USA at the Top
Location | Solana Ballroom

Chris Snyder, Director of Coaching Education at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will share pillars of performance and a leadership philosophy that has allowed Team USA to connect athletes, coaches, leaders and the community to achieve success on and off the field of play. The areas of emphasis will explore how everyone in the water sport industry can come together to provide the best experience for the boating community!

Speaker: Chris Snyder

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session | Media Perspectives on Boating & Water Safety
Location | Solana Ballroom

Speakers: Jennifer Moore and others

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel
Location | Media Center

Speakers: Chuck Best Jr. and Lou Ann Best

Breakout Session | National Boating Education Standards Panel
Location | Cira BC

This session will explore the latest on the Core-Plus Outcome-based format for new American National Standards for Boating Knowledge. These standards are used as the foundation for NASBLA course approval, resulting in approximately 500,000 course certificates awarded annually. The ‘Core’ format begins with common information shared by all boating disciplines, with additional ‘Plus’ information for power boating, water-jet propelled, sailing, and human-propelled activity. The outcome based re-design brings additional alignment between the knowledge and on-water skill standards.

Speakers: Jeff Wheeler and Amanda Perez

Breakout Session | Marketing: Safety is Not a Destination
Location | Aurora

More coming soon.

Speaker: Dana Gage

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session | From Tragedy to Action: Making a Difference at the Grassroots Level

Location | Cira BC

After a tragic fatality on Lake Norman, officers and members of the Peninsula Yacht Club worked with Legislators to improve boating safety and pass “Sheyenne’s Law.” The bill is named for 17-year-old Sheyenne Marshall, who was killed by a drunk boater on Lake Norman. The law was unanimously approved by the North Carolina General Assembly. Gov. Pat McCrory signed Sheyenne’s Law during a ceremony at her High School in Concord, North Carolina. “This bill cannot bring Sheyenne back to us, but it can help save others by sending a strong message that drunk driving in a boat is just as dangerous as in a car,” McCrory said in a press release. This presentation will share how grassroots support and efforts can make a difference.

Speaker: John Johnson

Breakout Session | International Perspective on Paddlesports
Location | Aurora

Partnerships for Progress for boating safety goes beyond our United States borders. After teaching and presenting on paddlesports in 10 countries on 5 continents, join Chris Stec for a series of lessons learned about paddlesports safety and instruction from countries on the other side of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This hands-on presentation will give you a range of ideas on how to make the next program you teach even better.

Speaker: Chris Stec

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch on Own
Location | Hotel or Off-Site

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Session | Navigating a Boating Tragedy as a Manufacturer
Location | Solana Ballroom

Speakers: Mikele D’Arcangelo, moderated by Peg Phillips

Breakout Session | American Red Cross
Location | Aurora

Pool Session (All Welcome) | Life Jacket Training
Location | Outdoor Pool

Attendees will have the opportunity to go through three learning stations (on land) exploring the latest in life jacket technology, and option to jump in the pool to test out the life jacket. Sit back and observe this interactive outdoor pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel
Location | Media Center

Speakers: Chuck Best Jr. and Lou Ann Best

Pool Session (All Welcome)
Location | Outdoor Pool

Sit back and observe an interactive outdoor pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

Breakout Session | Life Jackets: Partnerships, Innovation & Grit
Location | Solana Ballroom

Speaker: Scott Swanby

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Breakout Session | More Coming Soon
Location | Cira BC

Speaker: Kate Neubauer

Breakout Session | Gender Biases in Boating Safely
Location | Aurora

Speaker: Debbie Huntsman

Pool Session (All Welcome)
Location | Outdoor Pool

Sit back and observe an interactive outdoor pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

#IBWSS20 Networking Room
Location | Outdoor Courtyard and Hospitality Suites

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with the #IBWSS20 crew!

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

#IBWSS20 Expo open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Start off your morning meeting the exhibitors with a continental breakfast from 7:00 am to 7:55 am. Be sure to stop by during the morning break from 9:45 am to 10:15 am and afternoon break from 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm.

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

IBWSS Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Stop by and say hello, pick up your name badge and registration bag. Welcome to #IBWSS19!

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration
Location | Solana Foyer

Stop by and say hello. Have questions? We’re here to help.

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakout Session
Location | Cira BC

Speaker: MJ White

Breakout Session | Disaster Relief Panel
Location | Aurora

Speakers: Courtney Slanaker, and other American Red Cross representatives; moderated by Glenn Anderson

Pool Session (All Welcome)
Location | Outdoor Pool

Sit back and observe an interactive outdoor pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Breakout Session | Why We Became Water Safety Advocates
Location | Cira BC

Speakers: Chuck Best Jr. and Lou Ann Best

Breakout Session | The Sober Skipper Campaign Works
Location | Aurora

The Sea Tow Foundation’s Sober Skipper Campaign is now in its 6th year and results show that it is making a difference! These results were achieved through grassroots efforts involving more than 180 cities across 51 states/territories where boaters are encouraged to be or to designate a Sober Skipper before every boating trip. The Sober Skipper campaign is funded through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This presentation will explain HOW the Sea Tow Foundation has made the Sober Skipper program a success with limited funding in such a short period of time.

Speaker: Gail Kulp

Pool Session (All Welcome) | Life Jacket Training
Location | Outdoor Pool

Attendees will have the opportunity to go through three learning stations (on land) exploring the latest in life jacket technology, and option to jump in the pool to test out the life jacket. Sit back and observe this interactive outdoor pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Take advantage of the break to find out a few more answers for the Scavenger Hunt!

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakout Session | Weather Hazards on the Water
Location | Solana Ballroom

The weather can affect safety on and near the water in countless ways. Some of these are obvious, such as the threat of lightning on the open water, and the potential for rip currents. However, there are numerous other risks which are less evident. Cold water drownings, for example, remain a significant hazard in the spring in the Rockies as recreational swimmers explore frigid stream waters. Strong wind gusts can lead to high waves and capsized boats. This presentation will explore many of the types of weather-related hazards posed to water enthusiasts. More importantly, ways to stay informed and prepared for impactful weather will be discussed to improve weather safety.

Speaker: Jaret Rogers

Breakout Session | 2019 Special Report on Paddlesports & Safety
Location | Cira BC

The ACA & The Outdoor Foundation have partnered to bring you a comprehensive report concerning data about paddlesports participation, demographics, & accidents. This report provides a statistical view of paddlesports demographics and accident data, with the goal of facilitating effective and targeted strategies to reduce the frequency of paddlesport related fatalities and accidents. Additionally, the report includes paddlesport participant behavioral insights and trends. The report provides data on the following activities: kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand up Paddleboarding (SUP).

Speakers: Kelsey Bracewell and Carrie Schlemmer

Breakout Session
Location | Aurora

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session | Cultural Challenges with Boating & Water Safety
Location | Cira BC

Speakers: Shawn Alladio and Hiroshi Yamaoka

Breakout Session | Drowning: The Silent Killer of 1-4 Year Olds
Location | Aurora

Drowning is a devastating and complex global issue impacted by both physical and social determinants of health. In the United States, as well as in the state of Arizona, drownings are the leading cause of death in children ages one to four years old. The national average for child drowning rates from 2001- 2017, ages one to four years of age per 100,000, is 2.87. Arizona’s rate for the same group during the same period is nearly double that, at 5.39 per 100,000. Among children this age private swimming pools and spas are the primary place for drownings to occur. This presentation will showcase a unique public health partnership between Arizona State University, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Phoenix Children’s Care Network that is focused on providing expert-driven educational interventions to providers and caregivers, tailored to patient age and current developmental level.

Speaker: Dr. Diana Bowman

12:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Awards Luncheon
Location | Media Center

Sponsored by Kalkomey

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Take advantage of the break to find out a few more answers for the Scavenger Hunt!

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

General Session  | Olympic Mindset
Location | Solana Ballroom

In today’s comparison culture, many people may feel like their goals are unachievable, and stop before reaching their full potential. While others will overcome this faulty thinking and continually seek growth and exceed their goals. How is this done? An “Olympic mindset” – or others may call it pure grit – is an approach that can be applied to individuals and organizations to help educate, inspire and transform. Bill Schuffenhauer, 3-time Olympian and Olympic Silver medalist who helped the U.S. end a 46-year medal drought in the sport of bobsled, will share how he overcame extreme adversity to achieve his dreams. He’ll also share insights into how an “Olympic mindset” can be applied to individuals and organizations, as well as advance the shared safety goal of the recreational boating and water community.

Speaker: Bill Schuffenhauer

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

General Session | Industry Perspectives: Gear, Tech, and More Hot Topics in Boating and Water Safety
Location | Solana Ballroom

Speakers: Adam Fortier-Brown, Robert Newsome, Stephanie Hussey, and others; moderator Stu Gilfillen

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

General Session
Location | Solana Ballroom

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

#IBWSS20 Networking Room
Location | Outdoor Courtyard and Hospitality Suites

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with the #IBWSS20 crew!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakfast | On Own
Location | Your Choice

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration
Location | Solana Foyer

Stop by and say hello and ask questions. Turn in your Scavenger Hunt clues by 7:30 AM.

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

#IBWSS20 Scavenger Hunt Winners
Location | Solana Ballroom

8:05 AM – 9:05 AM

General Session | Yes, and: How Collaboration Increases Performance
Location | Solana Ballroom

Yes, And. Two words that form the foundation for the rules of performing good improvisational comedy. These same rules used in the business world can improve collaboration. Who knew? Along with his former career at IBM, conference speaker Glenn Anderson enjoyed a second life as an improvisational actor. Trained at Chicago’s famous Players Workshop of Second City, Glenn spent many years performing improvisational comedy every week at a club in Chicago. Laugh and learn from Glenn, and let’s apply “Yes And” thinking to your world.

Speaker: Glenn Anderson

9:05 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session
Location | Solana Ballroom

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Break in the Hallway | Grab a Cup of Coffee
Location | Main Hallway

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakout Session | Life Jacket Panel Discussion
Location | Solana Ballroom

Speakers: Tom Dardis, Brian Rehwinkel, and others; moderator Yvonne Pentz

Breakout Session | Media Training Part 1
Location | Aurora

For anyone who interacts with the media.

Speaker: Jennifer Moore

Breakout Session
Location | Cira BC

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Relay Race Teams
Location | Solana Ballroom

Gather your team of four and test your boating safety knowledge in a fun relay race! Register your team at Registration, or simply show up to the race. Each team member will have to complete a task before they have to run to tag the next team member to begin the next task. If a team member gets stuck completing their task or unsure of what to do, they may shout “Mayday” to get help from an expert. Race Director Diane Corish and official timers will oversee the race.

Speaker: Diane Corish

Breakout Session | Media Training Part 2
Location | Cira BC

For anyone who interacts with the media.

Speaker: Jennifer Moore

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