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.
The International Boating and Water Safety Summit is a global networking and education opportunity for anyone involved in boating and water safety.
The 27th annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit will be in Albuquerque, NM from April 8-11, 2024 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque.
All individuals must register for all-access to sessions and networking opportunities at the International Boating and Water Safety Summit. The cost is $350 USD per individual. Please note, all attendees are responsible for booking their hotel and transportation for the International Boating and Water Safety Summit. *Includes daily breakfast, lunch, evening receptions, and all sessions (*breakfast is only included for hotel guests at the Embassy Suites). Register.
An attendee may receive a full registration refund prior to March 30, 2024, however travel arrangements (including hotel) are your responsibility to cancel. A request for a refund of registration must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Book hotel.
Access to all sessions and networking opportunities during the conference, including a registration badge.
On IBWSS.org, go to the menu and select Programs, then find the program in the dropdown menu.
Sponsoring IBWSS is a great way to showcase your organization before a global audience. For more information, please visit the Sponsors page.
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.
- Monday Opening Ceremony and Reception: Formal or Business
- Tuesday Sessions: Casual, bring your vacation festive attire (Hawaiian shirt, lei, sombrero) for a “best festive dressed” contest!
- Wednesday Sessions: Casual
- Thursday Sessions Casual
When packing your suitcase, include business clothing for the opening ceremony events on Monday, April 8. For the remainder of the conference, attire is casual. If you are participating in an on-water or pool session, please wear appropriate clothing.
On IBWSS.org, go to the menu and select Awards.
The first International Boating and Water Safety Summit was hosted in San Diego, CA in 1997. Learn more about Past Conferences.