Agenda

Agenda

63rd Annual NASBLA Conference
September 27 – 30, 2022 | Manchester, New Hampshire
All times in Eastern Time.


Sunday, September 25th


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Education Standards Panel (ESP) Meeting


Monday, September 26th

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Education Standards Panel (ESP) Meeting

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

NASBLA Executive Board Meeting

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open


Tuesday, September 27th

 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Time Attendee Orientation 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

New BLA Orientation

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Open

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Exhibitor Set Up

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm



NASBLA State Membership Briefing

State Members Only
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chair’s Reception


Wednesday, September 28th

 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibits Open

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

7:30 am - Noon

Registration Open

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 9:30 am

NASBLA Updates & Top Accomplishments

9:45 am - 10:15 am









Breakout Sessions

NASBLA BOAT Program Roundtable
BOAT Program Managers

 

TBA

 

TBA

10:30 am - 11:10 am


USCG Update
Verne Gifford, Chief, USCG Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2)

11:10 am - 11:20 am

Education & Outreach Committee Report

11:20 am - 11:30 am


Vessel Identification, Registration and Titling (VIRT) Committee Report

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch (on own)

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

Occupant Safety & Injury Surveillance

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm




The Changing Landscape of Derelict Vessel Prevention: Legal and Practical Impacts
Brandy Elliot, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm















Breakout Sessions

K-12 Life Jacket Education Standards
Stacey Brown, Boating Division Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Pam Dillon, Project Specialist, NASBLA

Advanced BUI Detection and Enforcement Training Course & Prosecuting Boating Under the Influence
Todd Radabaugh, BUI Program Manager, NASBLA BOAT Program

Update on UCOTA-V
W. Vann Burgess, Senior RBS Specialist, USCG Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-21)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm




FINAL Investigative Training for Boating Incidents National Standard
Captain Matt Majors, Boating Investigator, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Pam Dillon, Project Specialist, NASBLA

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

Enforcement & Training Committee Report

4:25 pm - 5:00 pm





Informing the States about USCG Statutory, Regulatory, Policy Changes and Program Priorities
Verne Gifford, Chief, USCG Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2)

Brandi Baldwin, Chief, USCG Lifesaving & Fire Safety Division

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Boating Education Advisory Panel (BEAP) Meeting


Thursday, September 29th

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibits Open

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration Open

8:30 am - 8:35 am

Morning Welcome

8:35 am - 9:05 am



Wake Responsibly - Educating Current & Future Generation Boaters
Lee Gatts, Director, Government Affairs, Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA)

9:05 am - 9:15 am 

Finance & Grants Committee Report

9:15 am - 9:30 am
 

Paddle Patrol
Kim Sorensen, Boater Education Manager, Texas Parks and Wildlife

9:45 am - 10:15 am










Breakout Sessions

Virtual Education
Annie Grenier, Alaska Office of Boating Safety

Waterborne Armed Threat Emergency Response (WATER) Course
Will Plumas, Lead Instructor, NASBLA BOAT Program

Carmen Rickel, Texas Game Warden, Texas Parks & Wildlife

TBA

10:30 am - 11:00 am

FARO - General Overview

11:00 am - 11:10 am

Paddlesports Committee Report

11:10 am - 11:35 am


Aqua Alert
Judy Schink, Originator, Aqua Alert Pilot Program

11:35 am - 11:45 am

Engineering, Reporting & Analysis Committee (ERAC) Report

Noon - 2:00 pm

NASBLA National Awards Ceremony

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm






Breakout Sessions

Education Course Approval Policy Updates – Sections 8, 9, & 10
Stacey Brown, Boating Division Deputy Director, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

FARO: Deep Dive

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Always Ready -- A Televised Life Jacket Wear Campaign

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

NASBLA: Looking Forward as an Association

4:30 pm

 Off-site Event


Friday, September 30th

 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm



NASBLA Annual Business Meeting
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Closing Ceremonies
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Updated 08.03.22 
Subject to change

 

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