2023 Program

*subject to change

#IBWSS23 will be held April 16-19, 2023. Sessions will explore community outreach, emerging trends, leadership, and professional development.

SUNDAY | April 16, 2023

PRE-CONFERENCE
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Foyer

Registration

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

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout 2

Pre-Meeting

To be announced

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Breakout 3

Pre-Meeting

To be announced

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout 1

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 – 5:30 PM

Ballroom

Welcome to the International Boating and Water Safety Summit

The 2023 opening ceremony of the International Boating and Water Safety Summit, including Presentation of Colors, singing of the U.S. National Anthem, remarks from the U.S. Coast Guard and other dignitaries, NSBC Boating Safety Hall of Fame award presentation, and more.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Foyer

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.

MONDAY | April 17, 2023

Subject to change

Registration desk open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Foyer

MORNING NETWORKING
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Foyer

Exhibits + Networking

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

GENERAL SESSIONS
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

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.

9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

9:40 AM – 10:15 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

11:20 AM – 11:25 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

11:25 AM – 11:55 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM

Ballroom

Host Afternoon Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor and guidance for lunch and afternoon breakout sessions.

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Exhibits + Boxed Lunch

Enjoy a boxed lunch and network with exhibitors and attendees.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout 1

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout 2

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

AFTERNOON BREAK
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Foyer

Exhibits + Networking

Enjoy a cup of coffee and networking with exhibitors and attendees.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Breakout 1

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Breakout 2

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Breakout 1

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Breakout 2

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

TUESDAY | April 18, 2023

Subject to change

Registration desk open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Foyer

MORNING NETWORKING
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Foyer

Exhibits + Networking

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

GENERAL SESSIONS
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

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.

9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

9:40 AM – 10:15 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

11:20 AM – 11:25 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

11:25 AM – 11:55 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM

Ballroom

Host Afternoon Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor and guidance for lunch and afternoon breakout sessions.

LUNCH BREAK
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Exhibits + Boxed Lunch

Enjoy a boxed lunch and network with exhibitors and attendees.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout 1

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout 2

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

AFTERNOON BREAK
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Foyer

Exhibits + Networking

Enjoy a cup of coffee and networking with exhibitors and attendees.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Breakout 1

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Breakout 2

Breakout
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

WEDNESDAY | April 19, 2023

Subject to change

Registration desk open from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Foyer

MORNING NETWORKING
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Foyer

Coffee + Networking

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

GENERAL SESSIONS
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

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.

9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

9:35 AM – 9:40 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

10:10 AM – 10:15 AM

Ballroom

Host Remarks

Fun Q&A with an IBWSS sponsor.

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

10:55 AM – 11:30 AM

Ballroom

Keynote
Speaker To Be Announced

Coming soon

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Ballroom

Awards

Closing remarks and recognition of the IBWSS Communication Award recipients.

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