Global Event for Boating and Water Safety Advocates

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. from March 13-16, 2022. From engaging keynotes and breakout sessions to professional development and from the latest in boating and water safety to networking opportunities – share your passion for boating and water safety with others around the world at #IBWSS22.

LEARN: Attendees will be challenged, build partnerships, and gather ideas to take back into our communities around the world.

EARN CEUs: IBWSS offers the opportunity to earn continuing education units. The National Safe Boating Council, host of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit, is a Certified Recreational Boating Professional (CRBP) Approved Course Provider, supporting the voluntary credential for recreational boating professionals developed by NASBLA. Learn about CRBP.

SPONSOR: Showcase your organization before a global audience. There are many opportunities such as Premier Sponsor, Sponsor Table, Scavenger Hunt, and more. Become a sponsor.

AWARDS: Shine the spotlight on the creative ways you’re communicating with the public about safety on and in the water. The IBWSS Communication Awards showcases outstanding outreach efforts of organizations, agencies, and groups who advocate for boating and water safety. Apply.

Book your hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency Dulles – coming soon.

Registration opens in July 2021.

Presented By

U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries and property damage that occurs on U.S. Waterways by improving the knowledge, skill and abilities of recreational boaters.


National Safe Boating Council

Founded in 1958, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) serves as a national catalyst for developing a safe boating culture by providing educational resources, outreach programming, and training opportunities for industry partners and the boating community to influence safe, secure, and responsible boating.

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