NASBLA Annual Conference

Date and Location

September 27 - 30, 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire

NASBLA 2020 Annual Conference Moves Virtual

NASBLA has continued to monitor the constantly changing environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We see the impact that it has already had, and will continue to have, on state and agency personnel and budgets. Based on much discussion between the NASBLA Executive Board and our members, the NASBLA Executive Board has made the decision to postpone the in-person conference that was to be held this year in Manchester, New Hampshire. NASBLA will instead be hosting a hybrid conference in 2020 that will be held virtually and, on a very limited basis, in person in Lexington, Kentucky. 

We recognize this in no way can replace the in-person conference we all love to attend. This is our best effort at providing our members and guests with a meaningful alternative that will support the complex situations being experienced all across our country. Read the full announcement.

The NASBLA Annual Conference is a combination learning conference, annual business meeting, committee meeting, workshop, learning lab and colleague roundtable event for state recreational boating safety professionals and others in the RBS community. Every year, the annual conference provides focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, an expansive expo hall and plenty of networking opportunities. 


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NASBLA Annual Conference Goes Virtual Details to Come

Future Dates

2020 NASBLA Annual Conference

Sept. 27 -  Sept. 30, 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire

Virtual Details Coming Soon


2021 NASBLA Annual Conference
Sept. 26 - Sept 29, 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Previous Conferences

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska
2019 Presentations

Sept. 9-12, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
Program PDF / At-a-glance
2018 Presentations

Sept. 10-13, 2017

Rapid City, South Dakota
Program PDF / Digital agenda
2017 Presentations

Sept. 11-14, 2016
Seattle, Washington
Program PDF
2016 Presentations

Sept. 13-16, 2015
Wichita, Kansas
Program PDF
2015 Presentations

Oct. 16-19, 2014
Bar Harbor, Maine
Program PDF