Join us at #IBWSS21 to explore “Partnerships for Progress.” Participants will have the opportunity to attend more than 40 general, breakout and team-building sessions – including the option to observe or participate in pool sessions.

INTERACTIVE SCHEDULE

Download Schedule-At-A-Glance (as of 3/26/2020)

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Small Group On-Water Boat Control Training
Location | Off-Site

Limited number of participants. Must register in advance. There is an additional cost. Please email pphillips@safeboatingcouncil.org to inquire.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Small Group On-Water Boat Control Training
Location | Off-Site

Limited number of participants. Must register in advance. There is an additional cost. Please email pphillips@safeboatingcouncil.org to inquire.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

New State Boating Education Coordinator Orientation
Location | Breakout Room

SATURDAY, MARCH 20

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

NASBLA Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
Location | Breakout Room

Small Group On-Water Boat Control Training
Location | Off-Site

Limited number of participants. Must register in advance. There is an additional cost. Please email pphillips@safeboatingcouncil.org to inquire.

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Boating Education Advisory Panel (BEAP)
Location | Breakout Room

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

NASBLA Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
Location | Breakout Room

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration
Location | Foyer

Stop by and say hello, pick up your name badge and registration bag. Welcome to #IBWSS21!

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Expo Set-Up
Location | Exhibit Hall

Set-up for exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

National Safe Boating Council General Membership Meeting
Location | Breakout Room

This meeting is open to all members of the National Safe Boating Council, and those interested in learning more about the organization.

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Non-Profit Grant Recipients Roundtable Discussion
Location | Breakout Room

Closed session for current US Coast Guard-funded nonprofit grant recipients to share about their programs, seek collaborative partnerships with other nonprofits, and ask questions to your US Coast Guard representatives.

Speaker: Cynthia Dudzinski

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Ceremony
Location | General Session

Join us for the #IBWSS21 Opening Ceremony, including remarks from the U.S. Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, and other dignitaries.

Speakers: Mayor Jerry Weiers, Captain Scott Johnson, Stu Gilfillen, Peg Phillips, and others

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Reception | Scavenger Hunt Begins
Location | Exhibit Hall

Kick-off the 2020 IBWSS with fellow attendees and exhibitors at the Opening Reception! Be sure to pick up information about the scavenger hunt from the registration desk. Chance to win great prizes!

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

#IBWSS21 Networking Room
Location | Hospitality Suites

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with the #IBWSS21 crew!

MONDAY, MARCH 22

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Continental breakfast included with your IBWSS registration. Take advantage of the opportunity to find out a few more answers for the Scavenger Hunt!

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

IBWSS Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

IBWSS Expo open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Start off your morning meeting the exhibitors with a continental breakfast from 7:00 am to 7:55 am. Be sure to stop by during the morning break from 9:30 am to 10:15 am and afternoon break from 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm.

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration
Location | Foyer

Stop by and say hello, pick up your name badge and registration bag. Welcome to #IBWSS21!

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

General Session | #IBWSS21 Welcome
Location | General Session

Welcome from #IBWSS21 emcee, Glenn Anderson, with helpful reminders for the day.

8:05 AM – 8:45 AM

General Session | Connecting Communities To Keep Team USA at the Top
Location | General Session

Chris Snyder, Director of Coaching Education at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will share pillars of performance and a leadership philosophy that has allowed Team USA to connect athletes, coaches, leaders and the community to achieve success on and off the field of play. The areas of emphasis will explore how everyone in the water sport industry can come together to provide the best experience for the boating community!

Speaker: Chris Snyder

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session | Media Role in Boating & Water Safety
Location | General Session

The media plays a critical role in communicating about boating and water safety. Whether local weather updates, investigation of an accident, boating and water safety tips, or promotion of a local event, the media is a partner in communicating with the public. Join media experts Jennifer Moore, previously a producer for CNN, and John Trierweiler, a local news reporter, for a frank conversation on the role of the media.

Speakers: Jennifer Moore and John Trierweiler

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel
Location | Breakout Room

Twiggy the world-famous Water Skiing Squirrel has been entertaining parents & children alike with her water ski show since 1979. Join this fun session to see first-hand how Twiggy is educating thousands of families around the United States about boating and water safety.

Speakers: Chuck Best Jr. and Lou Ann Best

Breakout Session | National Boating Education Standards Panel
Location | Breakout Room

This session will explore the latest on the Core-Plus Outcome-based format for new American National Standards for Boating Knowledge. These standards are used as the foundation for NASBLA course approval, resulting in approximately 500,000 course certificates awarded annually. The ‘Core’ format begins with common information shared by all boating disciplines, with additional ‘Plus’ information for power boating, water-jet propelled, sailing, and human-propelled activity. The outcome based re-design brings additional alignment between the knowledge and on-water skill standards.

Speakers: Jeff Wheeler and Amanda Perez

Breakout Session | Marketing: Safety is Not a Destination
Location | Breakout Room

More coming soon.

Speaker: Dana Gage

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session | From Tragedy to Action: Making a Difference at the Grassroots Level
Location | Breakout Room

After a tragic fatality on Lake Norman, officers and members of the Peninsula Yacht Club worked with Legislators to improve boating safety and pass “Sheyenne’s Law.” The bill is named for 17-year-old Sheyenne Marshall, who was killed by a drunk boater on Lake Norman. The law was unanimously approved by the North Carolina General Assembly. Gov. Pat McCrory signed Sheyenne’s Law during a ceremony at her High School in Concord, North Carolina. “This bill cannot bring Sheyenne back to us, but it can help save others by sending a strong message that drunk driving in a boat is just as dangerous as in a car,” McCrory said in a press release. This presentation will share how grassroots support and efforts can make a difference.

Speaker: John Johnson

Breakout Session | International Perspective on Paddlesports
Location | Breakout Room

Partnerships for Progress for boating safety goes beyond our United States borders. After teaching and presenting on paddlesports in 10 countries on 5 continents, join Chris Stec for a series of lessons learned about paddlesports safety and instruction from countries on the other side of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This hands-on presentation will give you a range of ideas on how to make the next program you teach even better.

Speaker: Chris Stec

Breakout Session | Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works
Location | Breakout Room

Discover and explore the characteristics of teamwork and collaboration that can be experienced by playing some group improvisational theater games. Led by Glenn Anderson, a speaker, coach and improv actor, step outside your cubicle in this fun and energetic team-building  session.

Speaker: Glenn Anderson

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch on Own

Location | Hotel or Off-Site

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Session | 2019 Special Report on Paddlesports & Safety
Location | Breakout Room

The ACA & The Outdoor Foundation have partnered to bring you a comprehensive report concerning data about paddlesports participation, demographics, & accidents. This report provides a statistical view of paddlesports demographics and accident data, with the goal of facilitating effective and targeted strategies to reduce the frequency of paddlesport related fatalities and accidents. Additionally, the report includes paddlesport participant behavioral insights and trends. The report provides data on the following activities: kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand up Paddleboarding (SUP).

Speakers: Kelsey Bracewell and Carrie Schlemmer

Breakout Session | BUI Research Report & Visual Dashboards
Location | Breakout Room

Join NASBLA’s Alex Otte for an overview of boating under the influence research and information on targeted next steps, as well as a look at the interactive BUI dashboard.

Speaker: Alex Otte

Pool Session (All Welcome) | Life Jacket Training
Location | Pool

Attendees will have the opportunity to go through three learning stations (on land) exploring the latest in life jacket technology, and option to jump in the pool to test out the life jacket. They will rotate every 15 minutes to a different station to learn about life jackets and other tips directly from the manufacturer. Sit back and observe this interactive pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel
Location | Breakout Room

Speakers: Chuck Best Jr. and Lou Ann Best

Pool Session (All Welcome) | Paddlesports Safety and Rescue
Location | Pool

Does the type of boat or board matter? Or will a cheap boat/board you pick up down the street suffice? Join multi-discipline ACA Instructor Trainer Educator Chris Stec for a wide range of safety considerations to make when choosing a craft to paddle. The Cowboy, Heel Hook, and the ever graceful Belly Flop self rescues will also be demonstrated. Sit back and observe this interactive paddlesports pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

Speaker: Chris Stec

Breakout Session | Life Jackets: Partnerships, Innovation & Grit
Location | General Session

Scott Swanby, boating safety activist and developer of the first S.O.S. inflatable life jacket (SOSPENDERS®), has made boating safety his life’s work. Learn about the why behind his passion for boating safety, and the critical partnerships along the way to make an inflatable life jacket a reality.

Speaker: Scott Swanby

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Breakout Session | How to Deliver Impactful Communications
Location | Breakout Room

Learn how to create impactful messaging and discover what channels are best for different audiences through a case study approach. Participants will leave with a step-by-step template for their own use.

Speaker: Kate Neubauer

Breakout Session | Youth Set Sail for a Better Future
Location | Breakout Room

Coming soon.

Speakers: Mike Long and others.

Pool Session (All Welcome)
Location | Pool

Sit back and observe an interactive pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

#IBWSS21 Networking Room
Location | Hospitality Suites

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with the #IBWSS21 crew!

TUESDAY, MARCH 23

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

IBWSS Expo open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Start off your morning meeting the exhibitors with a continental breakfast from 7:00 am to 7:55 am. Be sure to stop by during the morning break from 9:45 am to 10:15 am and afternoon break from 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm.

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

IBWSS Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Stop by and say hello, pick up your name badge and registration bag. Welcome to #IBWSS19!

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration
Location | Foyer

Stop by and say hello. Have questions? We’re here to help.

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakout Session | MJ White Consulting
Location | Breakout Room

Speaker: MJ White

Breakout Session | Monsoon Preparedness, A Community-Wide Initiative
Location | Breakout Room

The local American Red Cross of Southern Arizona highlights the unique relationships and partnerships in rural areas to enhance community preparedness regarding monsoon safety, mitigation, response and recovery.

Speakers: Courtney Slanaker and Doc Morgan

Pool Session (All Welcome) | Paddlesports Safety and Rescue
Location | Pool

Does the type of boat or board matter? Or will a cheap boat/board you pick up down the street suffice? Join multi-discipline ACA Instructor Trainer Educator Chris Stec for a wide range of safety considerations to make when choosing a craft to paddle. The Cowboy, Heel Hook, and the ever graceful Belly Flop self rescues will also be demonstrated. Sit back and observe this interactive paddlesports pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

Speaker: Chris Stec

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Breakout Session | Why We Became Water Safety Advocates
Location | Breakout Room

In 1978, a baby squirrel was rescued after being blown from her nest during a hurricane. Chuck and Lou Ann Best chose to take her in and make her a part of their family. Shortly there after, Chuck bought his daughter a remote controlled boat for her birthday. Their friends started teasing him saying that he bought it for himself, since he played with it all the time. Defending himself, he quipped, “I have to learn to drive the boat so I can teach my squirrel to water-ski!” Twiggy has been performing since September of 1979, traveling all across the US, Canada, Bermuda, Europe and Germany. She has appeared in numerous books, magazines, newspapers, and television shows all over the world. Then, in November 1997, Chuck Best had a heart attack and drowned while saving the life of his step father. Due to her husband’s passing, Lou Ann decided to make water safety an important part of Twiggy’s act. Learn more at twiggysinc.com.

Speakers: Chuck Best Jr. and Lou Ann Best

Breakout Session | The Sober Skipper Campaign Works
Location | Breakout Room

The Sea Tow Foundation’s Sober Skipper Campaign is now in its 6th year and results show that it is making a difference! These results were achieved through grassroots efforts involving more than 180 cities across 51 states/territories where boaters are encouraged to be or to designate a Sober Skipper before every boating trip. The Sober Skipper campaign is funded through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. This presentation will explain HOW the Sea Tow Foundation has made the Sober Skipper program a success with limited funding in such a short period of time.

Speaker: Gail Kulp

Pool Session (All Welcome) | Life Jacket Training
Location | Pool

Attendees will have the opportunity to go through three learning stations (on land) exploring the latest in life jacket technology, and option to jump in the pool to test out the life jacket. They will rotate every 15 minutes to a different station to learn about life jackets and other tips directly from the manufacturer. Sit back and observe this interactive pool session, or suit up to jump in and participate.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Take advantage of the break to find out a few more answers for the Scavenger Hunt!

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakout Session | Weather Hazards on the Water
Location | Breakout Room

The weather can affect safety on and near the water in countless ways. Some of these are obvious, such as the threat of lightning on the open water, and the potential for rip currents. However, there are numerous other risks which are less evident. Cold water drownings, for example, remain a significant hazard in the spring in the Rockies as recreational swimmers explore frigid stream waters. Strong wind gusts can lead to high waves and capsized boats. This presentation will explore many of the types of weather-related hazards posed to water enthusiasts. More importantly, ways to stay informed and prepared for impactful weather will be discussed to improve weather safety.

Speaker: Jaret Rogers

Breakout Session | Impact of the Federal Boating Safety Act
Location | Breakout Room

Coming soon.

Speaker: Coming soon.

Breakout Session | To Be Announced
Location | Breakout Room

Coming soon.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session | Cultural Challenges with Boating & Water Safety
Location | Breakout Room

Boating safety is a behavior. It is not a piece of paper, but that is where it begins. Boats are boats worldwide with different waterways and navigational challenges. However, terminology and standards are not consistent. The responsibility of our boating actions lays in the hands of the behaviorist; those learned program managers. Language and interpretation of these best practices is a cultural exchange that goes back centuries to our ancestors. Shawn Alladio and Hiroshi Yamaoka will share lessons learned in growing a boating safety culture in the U.S., Japan and beyond.

Speakers: Shawn Alladio and Hiroshi Yamaoka

Breakout Session | Drowning: The Silent Killer of 1-4 Year Olds
Location | Breakout Room

Drowning is a devastating and complex global issue impacted by both physical and social determinants of health. In the United States, as well as in the state of Arizona, drownings are the leading cause of death in children ages one to four years old. The national average for child drowning rates from 2001- 2017, ages one to four years of age per 100,000, is 2.87. Arizona’s rate for the same group during the same period is nearly double that, at 5.39 per 100,000. Among children this age private swimming pools and spas are the primary place for drownings to occur. This presentation will showcase a unique public health partnership between Arizona State University, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Phoenix Children’s Care Network that is focused on providing expert-driven educational interventions to providers and caregivers, tailored to patient age and current developmental level.

Speaker: Dr. Diana Bowman

Breakout Session | To Be Announced
Location | Breakout Room

Coming soon.

12:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Awards Luncheon
Location | Breakout Room

Sponsored by Kalkomey

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Break at the Expo | Scavenger Hunt
Location | Exhibit Hall

Take advantage of the break to find out a few more answers for the Scavenger Hunt!

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM

General Session | Industry Perspectives: Gear, Tech, and More Hot Topics in Boating and Water Safety
Location | General Session

Recreational boating industry representatives will discuss boating and water safety hot topics such as gear, tech, and more. They’ll identify areas where technology, people, and initiatives are influencing safety to drive social change. Attendees will have the opportunity to write down questions and submit them to the panel moderator.

Speakers: Adam Fortier-Brown, Robert Newsome, Stephanie Hussey, and others; moderator Stu Gilfillen

3:35 PM – 4:10 PM

General Session  | Olympic Mindset
Location | General Session

In today’s comparison culture, many people may feel like their goals are unachievable, and stop before reaching their full potential. While others will overcome this faulty thinking and continually seek growth and exceed their goals. How is this done? An “Olympic mindset” – or others may call it pure grit – is an approach that can be applied to individuals and organizations to help educate, inspire and transform. Bill Schuffenhauer, 3-time Olympian and Olympic Silver medalist who helped the U.S. end a 46-year medal drought in the sport of bobsled, will share how he overcame extreme adversity to achieve his dreams. He’ll also share insights into how an “Olympic mindset” can be applied to individuals and organizations, as well as advance the shared safety goal of the recreational boating and water community.

Speaker: Bill Schuffenhauer

4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

General Session | Gender Gap in Boating
Location | General Session

The future of the boating is at risk without recognizing the needs for gender equality. From experience to expectations and from access to pay, there is a wide gender gap in boating. Panelists will share their experiences and why we need to change the perception of what a female boater means.

Speakers: Debbie Huntsman, Captain Kathy Weydig, Deanna Pfleger, Kelsey Bracewell

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

#IBWSS21 Networking Room
Location | Hospitality Suites

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening with the #IBWSS21 crew!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24

7:00 AM – 7:55 AM

Breakfast | On Own
Location | Your Choice

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration
Location | Foyer

Stop by and say hello and ask questions. Turn in your Scavenger Hunt clues by 7:30 AM.

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

#IBWSS21 Scavenger Hunt Winners
Location | General Session

8:05 AM – 9:00 AM

General Session | Yes, and: How Collaboration Increases Performance
Location | General Session

Yes, And. Two words that form the foundation for the rules of performing good improvisational comedy. These same rules used in the business world can improve collaboration. Who knew? Along with his former career at IBM, conference speaker Glenn Anderson enjoyed a second life as an improvisational actor. Trained at Chicago’s famous Players Workshop of Second City, Glenn spent many years performing improvisational comedy every week at a club in Chicago. Laugh and learn from Glenn, and let’s apply “Yes And” thinking to your world.

Speaker: Glenn Anderson

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

General Session | Life Jacket Panel Discussion
Location | General Session

Join this lively life jacket panel with perspectives from the U.S. Coast Guard, state agency, law enforcement, and others. They’ll tackle questions related to life jacket labels, regulations, and more.

Speakers: Tom Dardis, Jason Leggatt, MariAnn McKenzie, Brian Rehwinkel; moderator Yvonne Pentz

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Breakout Session | Media Training Part 1
Location | Breakout Room

For anyone who interacts with the media. In this hands-on workshop learn practical tips for interacting with the media from an ex-TV producer and public relations agency pro. Explore topics from how to conduct yourself in an interview to who to contact in a newsroom with local news. Part 1 will be a classroom learning approach, and Part 2 will be hands-on with small group exercises.

Speakers: Jennifer Moore and Kristin Deuber

Breakout Session | Navigating a Boating Tragedy
Location | Breakout Room

Coming soon.

Speakers: Mikele D’ArcAngelo and Peg Phillips

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Relay Race Teams
Location | Breakout Room

Gather your team of four and test your boating safety knowledge in a fun relay race! Register your team at Registration, or simply show up to the race. Each team member will have to complete a task before they have to run to tag the next team member to begin the next task. If a team member gets stuck completing their task or unsure of what to do, they may shout “Mayday” to get help from an expert. Race Director Diane Corish and official timers will oversee the race.

Speaker: Diane Corish

Breakout Session | Media Training Part 2
Location | Breakout Room

For anyone who interacts with the media. In this hands-on workshop learn practical tips for interacting with the media from an ex-TV producer and public relations agency pro. Explore topics from how to conduct yourself in an interview to who to contact in a newsroom with local news. Part 1 will be a classroom learning approach, and Part 2 will be hands-on with small group exercises.

Speakers: Jennifer Moore and Kristin Deuber

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