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Have a question about IBWSS? Below are frequently asked questions. Can’t find your answer? You can contact the National Safe Boating Council at IBWSS@safeboatingcouncil.org.

What is the International Boating and Water Safety Summit?

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit is a global networking and education opportunity for anyone involved in boating and water safety.

When and where will the 2023 IBWSS be held?

The 26th annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit will be in Little Rock, Arkansas from April 16-19, 2023 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Little Rock.

How much does it cost to attend IBWSS?

All individuals must register for all-access to sessions and networking opportunities at the International Boating and Water Safety Summit. Cost is $250 USD. This includes breakfast on 4/17, 4/18, and 4/19; lunch on 4/17 and 4/18; and an evening reception. Register.

Is IBWSS registration refundable?

An attendee may receive a full registration refund if needed, however travel arrangements (including hotel) are your responsibility to cancel. A request for a refund of registration must be made in writing to outreach@safeboatingcouncil.org.

Am I responsible for my own travel and hotel?

Yes, all attendees (including speakers and sponsors) are responsible for their own travel and hotel. The host hotel provides a discounted rate for IBWSS attendees of $96/per night. Book hotel.

What does the IBWSS registration include?

Access to all sessions and networking opportunities during the conference, including a registration badge.

Where can I find the IBWSS program agenda?

On IBWSS.org, go to the menu and select Programs, then find the program in the dropdown menu.

I’m interested in being a sponsor. Where can I find more information and sign-up?

Sponsoring IBWSS is a great way to showcase your organization before a global audience. For more information, please visit the Sponsors page.

I’m interested in being an exhibitor. Where can I find more information and register as an exhibitor?

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit will provide a unique opportunity for exhibitors with a tabletop display. This will provide the most foot-traffic for exhibitors and allow you to enjoy the conference. For more information, please visit the Sponsors page.

What is the attire at IBWSS?

  • Sunday Opening Ceremony and Reception: Business Attire
  • Monday Sessions: Casual
  • Tuesday Sessions: Casual
  • Wednesday Seminar Sessions: Casual

Where can I learn more about the IBWSS Communication Awards?

On IBWSS.org, go to the menu and select Awards.

When was IBWSS founded?

The first International Boating and Water Safety Summit was hosted in San Diego, CA in 1997. 2022 is the 25th anniversary of IBWSS. Learn more about Past Conferences.
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