What is the International Boating and Water Safety Summit?

Join this global networking and education opportunity for professionals, volunteers, and anyone involved in boating and water safety. The annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit brings together educators and advocates to learn, build partnerships, and gather ideas to take back into their communities around the world.

When and where will the 2021 IBWSS be held?

The 24th Annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit will be held March 21-24, 2021 in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Dulles.

Where will the IBWSS be held in Washington, D.C.?

Hyatt Regency Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 713-1234

How much does it cost to attend IBWSS?
Individual – $350
For-Profit Member Exhibitor – $795
For-Profit Non-Member Exhibitor – $1095
Non-Profit Member Exhibitor – $650
Awards Lunch Only (March 23) – $40
What does the IBWSS registration fee include?

The IBWSS full registration fee includes the welcome package, admission to exhibit areas, all general and seminar sessions, opening reception, continental breakfast on Monday and Tuesday, breaks, and awards luncheon on Tuesday.

What is the program agenda for the 2021 IBWSS?

View the agenda on the Program Schedule page.

If I'm unable to attend, or if the event is canceled, is there a refund?

If you choose not to attend to attend, there is no refund. However, in the event the conference is canceled, you will receive a full refund.

What is the IBWSS attire?

Sunday Opening Ceremony and Reception: Business Attire
Monday Sessions: Business Casual (Pool sessions: May sit back, relax and observe or participate in the pool, swimwear needed for pool)
Tuesday Sessions and Awards Luncheon: Business Casual (Pool sessions: May sit back, relax and observe or participate in the pool, swimwear needed for pool)
Wednesday Sessions: Business Casual

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

Find more information about exhibiting at the 2021 IBWSS on the Exhibit page.

Where can I learn more about the IBWSS Communication Awards?

Accepting entries through February 15, 2021. Learn more.

Where can I find answers regarding concerns about coronavirus?

Please see our Statement on Coronavirus.

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 IBWSS@safeboatingcouncil.org.

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