2022 Program

*subject to change

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

Breakout Session Tracks:

  • Community Outreach
  • Emerging Trends
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development

SUNDAY | March 13, 2022

PRE-CONFERENCE
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Lobby

Registration

Pick up your name badge, registration packet, and ask questions at the registration table. Name badge required for IBWSS sessions.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Room

National Safe Boating Council General Membership Meeting

The National Safe Boating Council’s mission is to create a safe recreational boating experience for all boaters. Learn how the NSBC and its members are saving lives. All welcome.

OPENING EVENTS
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EDT

Auditorium

Welcome to the International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Join us for the 25th anniversary celebration opening ceremony of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit, including President of Colors by the Virginia Conservation Police, singing of the U.S. National Anthem, remarks from the U.S. Coast Guard and other dignitaries, and more.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Reception

Opening Reception

Network with speakers and attendees in a reception. Visit with leaders in recreational boating and water safety at tabletop exhibits. Registration includes refreshments.

EVENING NETWORKING
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Room

Network + Learn
Sponsored by the BoatU.S. Foundation

Meet with speakers and attendees in a relaxed environment. Snacks provided.

MONDAY | March 14, 2022

Subject to change

Registration desk open from 7:15 am – 5:00 pm

MORNING NETWORKING
7:15 AM – 7:55 AM EDT

Room

Coffee + Conversation

Start the morning with a cup of coffee and great conversation with other attendees.

GENERAL SESSIONS
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM EDT

Auditorium

Morning Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Get ready for the day with a fun Q&A to start the morning with Stacey Brown, Boating Safety Program Manager with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.

8:10 AM – 8:45 AM EDT

Auditorium

Creating Equitable Spaces
To Be Announced

More coming soon.

8:45 AM – 9:50 AM EDT

Auditorium

Careers in the Marine Industry
U.S. Coast Guard | Eckerd College | Anesti Vego, Biological Oceanographer, Expedition Leader, & Scuba Instructor | Stephanie Vatalaro, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, RBFF

Panel discussion with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, university representatives, oceanographer, and more.

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

Auditorium

Mid-Morning Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Tips for the rest of the day and fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

MORNING BREAK
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Room

Coffee Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack.

GENERAL SESSIONS
10:30 AM – 10:35 AM EDT

Auditorium

Mid-Morning Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

10:35 AM – 11:05 AM EDT

Auditorium

The New Analytics Capabilities for the Waterways
Mike McKiernan | Founder and CEO | Deckee

In this session, attendees will learn about opening up a new world of boating activity data that can mitigate risks and inform decisions. Deckee is the Analytics and Engagement Platform for the waterways, and the maker of the world’s leading boating safety app.

11:05 AM – 11:50 AM EDT

Auditorium

Candid Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion… “Are you ready to talk?”
Kevin Coleman | Empowerment Coach, Trainer, and Speaker | KMC Empowerment

In this very interactive session, attendees will look at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and apply what we learn to work together in a cohesive environment using proven communication and connection strategies. Attendees will participate in role-playing using real-life examples to recognize our own unconscious bias and how it impacts everyone. The examples will help us consider “How that situation made us feel?,” what you thought about while the situation was happening,” and what did you learn about yourself and others?.” We will talk about microaggression and macroaggression and their impact on the work environment. Everyone will gain best practices to remove misconceptions and stereotypes and engage in dialogue that will be the catalyst for change and acceptance in today’s environment.

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Auditorium

Afternoon Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor and guidance for the breakout sessions after the lunch break.

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Lunch On Own

Enjoy lunch at the hotel restaurant, Elements, or a local area restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Drawn to Water: Things We Need to Know About Teaching Kids with Autism to Swim
Stacey Hoaglund | President | Autism Society of Florida

Coming soon.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
EMERGING TRENDS

Room

Latest in Marine Weather Forecasts
NOAA and National Weather Service Representatives

Coming soon.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
LEADERSHIP

Room

Resilient Leadership in Boating and Water Safety
Kevin Coleman | Empowerment Coach, Trainer, and Speaker | KMC Emplowerment

Attendees will revolutionize the process of becoming a resilient leader, through discussion of principles and insight, which people can use to refine their leadership skills no matter what profession they are working in. You will discover the true definition of leadership. Leadership is not management. Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less. Live out resilient leadership today!

AFTERNOON BREAK
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Room

Coffee Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack.

GENERAL SESSIONS
2:45 PM – 2:55 PM EDT

Auditorium

Afternoon Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

2:55 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Auditorium

World Forum on Boating and Water Safety

Hear from world leaders about what’s happening in their country related to recreational boating and water activities. Encouraging behavior change, specific responses to the surge in boating, virtual education and training opportunities, and affirming safe boating behaviors and attitudes are just some of the engaging topics of this dynamic session.

EVENING NETWORKING
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Room

Network + Learn
Sponsored by the BoatU.S. Foundation

Meet with speakers and attendees in a relaxed environment. Snacks provided.

TUESDAY | March 15, 2022

Subject to change

Registration desk open from 7:15 am – 4:00 pm

MORNING NETWORKING
7:15 AM – 7:55 AM EDT

Room

Coffee + Conversation

Start the morning with a cup of coffee and great conversation with other attendees.

GENERAL SESSIONS
8:00 AM – 8:25 AM EDT

Auditorium

Invisible Danger: Open-Air Carbon Monoxide
Cassi Free and Krissy Taylor | Waves of Hope Coalition Members

Hear from two Waves of Hope families as they share their stories of tragically losing their sons to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating.

8:25 AM – 9:25 AM EDT

Auditorium

Carbon Monoxide Hidden Dangers
Panelists To Be Announced

According to Consumer Reports, carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) is responsible for almost 50,000 emergency-room visits and 1,200 deaths annually. COP is the number one cause of injuries, outpacing car crashes. A panel of representatives from different industries will share about risks and how we may work together to save lives.

9:25 AM – 9:50 AM EDT

Auditorium

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

Auditorium

Mid-Morning Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Tips for the rest of the day and fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

MORNING BREAK
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Room

Coffee Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Breakout To Be Announced
Hunter Bland | Hunter Bland Fishing

Coming soon.

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM EDT
EMERGING TRENDS

Room

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM EDT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Room

Crisis Communications Training Workshop – Part 1
John Trierweiler | Public Information Officer | Arizona Game and Fish Department

Coming soon.

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Saving Lives Using Media Psychology and National Partnerships
Dan Bertalan | Director | Into the Outdoors Network

Coming soon.

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
EMERGING TRENDS

Room

Reaching Boaters Through Online Education
Speakers To Be Announced

Coming soon.

11:10 AM – 12:15 PM EDT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Room

Crisis Communications Training Workshop – Part 2
John Trierweiler | Public Information Officer | Arizona Game and Fish Department

Coming soon. Please note, this session is a continuation of part 1 (you are welcome to stay or go to other session). This session concludes at 12:15 pm ET.

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Lunch On Own

Enjoy lunch at the hotel restaurant, Elements, or a local area restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Powerline Safety Initiative
Stan and Michelle Brannon | Founders | Powerline Safety Initiative

Coming soon.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
EMERGING TRENDS

Room

Preventing Boating Under the Influence
Speakers To Be Announced | Athletic Brewing

Coming soon.

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
LEADERSHIP

Room

Best Practices for Whales, Boaters, and their Shared Marine Environment
Monica Pepe | Policy Manager | Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Coming soon.

AFTERNOON BREAK
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Coffee Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

State of the National Safe Boating Council
Peg Phillips, Executive Director | Yvonne Pentz, Communications Director | National Safe Boating Council

Coming soon.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT
LEADERSHIP

Room

Reaching At-Risk Communities
Speakers To Be Announced | American Red Cross

Coming soon.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Room

Breakout Session To Be Announced

Coming soon.

NETWORKING ON OWN
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Networking On Own
EXCURSION
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Excursion To Be Announced

Bus leaves from the hotel main entrance promptly at 5:10 p.m. EDT. More details to come.

EVENING NETWORKING
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Room

Network + Learn
Sponsored by the BoatU.S. Foundation

Meet with speakers and attendees in a relaxed environment. Snacks provided.

WEDNESDAY | March 16, 2022

Subject to change

Registration desk open from 7:15 am – 10:30 am

MORNING NETWORKING
7:15 AM – 7:55 AM EDT

Room

Coffee + Conversation

Start the morning with a cup of coffee and great conversation with other attendees.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Breakout Session To Be Announced
Gail Kulp | Executive Director | Sea Tow Foundation

Coming soon.

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Breakout Session To Be Announced
Rachel Garren | Special Programs Director | Corps Foundation

Coming soon.

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Breakout Session To Be Announced
Speaker To Be Announced | Safe Kids Worldwide

Coming soon.

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Breakout Session To Be Announced
Jim Emmons | Executive Director | Water Sports Foundation

Coming soon.

8:40 AM – 9:10 AM EDT
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Room

Breakout Session To Be Announced
Kelsey Bracewell | SEI Department Director | American Canoe Association

Coming soon.

MORNING BREAK
9:10 AM – 9:40 AM EDT

Room

Coffee Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack.

GENERAL SESSIONS
9:40 AM – 9:50 AM EDT

Auditorium

Morning Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

9:50 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Auditorium

Technology in Boating and Water Safety

A diverse panel will share about the latest technology in boating and water safety.

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM EDT

Auditorium

Mid-Morning Remarks from the IBWSS Host

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

11:10 AM – 11:45 AM EDT

Auditorium

Keynote To Be Announced
Outdoor Afro

Coming soon.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Auditorium

Closing Remarks & IBWSS Scavenger Hunt Winners

Thank you for attending the 25th annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit. Brief closing remarks and recognition of the IBWSS Scavenger Hunt Winners (must be present to receive a prize).

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