We’re Going Virtual

Global networking and education opportunity for anyone involved in boating and water safety

The International Boating and Water Safety Summit celebrates its 24th year with “Partnerships for Progress” – a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. All from the comfort of your home or office!

From May 17-19, 2021, participate in daily sessions from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT, or enjoy recorded sessions at your own pace.

Watch amazing speakers, live Q&As, trainings, and more. And, registration is FREE!

PROGRAM: Diverse general and breakout sessions will cover a broad spectrum of national and international concerns focused on recreational boating and water safety – from boating to open water to pools. Attendees will be challenged, build partnerships, and gather ideas to take back into our communities around the world.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 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 more about CRBP.

IBWSS VIRTUAL EXPO: Key boating and water safety exhibitors introduce attendees to current initiatives, products, and tools to help better accomplish their boating and water safety outreach goals. Exhibitors will showcase their newest products in a “virtual booth” with the opportunity to chat directly with an exhibitor. Questions? Contact ibwss@safeboatingcouncil.org.

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 by February 15, 2021.

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