Agenda

Agenda

62nd Annual NASBLA Conference
September 26 – 29, 2021 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
All times in Eastern Time.


Friday, September 24th


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Education Standards Panel Meeting



Saturday, September 25th


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Education Standards Panel Meeting


8:30 am - 4:00 pm

NSBC Executive Board Meeting

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

NASBLA Executive Board Meeting

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open


Sunday, September 26th

 


10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Registration Open


Noon - 3:30 pm

Exhibitor Set-up

Noon - 4:00 pm

NASBLA Policy Committee Meeting

  • Education & Outreach Committee
  • Enforcement & Training Committee
  • Engineering, Reporting & Analysis (ERAC) Committee
  • Finance & Grants Committee
  • Paddlesports Committee 
  • Vessel Identification, Registration & Titling Committee 

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NSBC General Membership Meeting

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Chair’s Reception


Monday, September 27th

 


7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Exhibits Open


7:30 am - Noon

Registration Open

9:00 am - 9:30 am


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Top Accomplishments

9:30 am – 10:15 am






Keynote: Why Should We Prosecute Boating Related Crimes
Captain Matt Majors, Boating Investigator/Honor Guard Coordinator, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Carolynn Grammas, Assistant State's Attorney, Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office

Breakout Sessions

10:30 am - 11:00 am






Review of Newly Proposed NASBLA Course Approval Policies & Procedures
Mark Chanski, Education Director, NASBLA

Stacey Brown, Boating Safety Program Manager, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

10:30 am – 11:00 am



Interacting with Victims of On-Water Tragedies - Law Enforcement
Alex Otte, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

10:30 am – 11:00 am




National Weather Service Hazard Simplification: Proposed Elimination of Public & Marine Advisories
Fred McMullen, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Pittsburgh

Break

11:15 am – 11:35 am





Shared Waterways
Steve Jones, Captain, Gateway Clipper Fleet

Pamela Dillon, Project Specialist; Project Director – A Guide for Multiple Use Waterway Management, NASBLA

11:35 am – 12:00 pm



Education & Outreach, Vessel Identification, Registration & Titling (VIRT) & Enforcement & Training Committee Presentations + Micro-Learning Videos & Winners

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



USCG / NASBLA Boating Incident Reporting Project Recommendations
Verne Gifford, Chief, Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2)

Breakout Sessions

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm


Engaging with Victims – Outreach, Awareness & Advocacy
Alex Otte, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm




Using Data and Science to Craft Wake Regulations
Larry Meddock, Chairman, Water Sports Industry Association

Cliff Goudey, Founder, C.A. Goudey & Associates

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm


Ohio Clean Marinas Program
Sarah Orlando, Ohio Clean Marinas Program Manager, Ohio Sea Grant

Break

Breakout Sessions

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm




Recreational Boating Safety Public Relations Campaign
Jim Emmons, Executive Director, Water Sports Foundation

Jeff Moag, Content Director, Water Sports Foundation

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm









Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the City of Pittsburgh Water Rescue Training Implementation
Ryan Walt, Boating & Watercraft Safety Manager, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

John Soderberg, Paramedic Crew Chief, City of Pittsburgh

Chris Calhoun, Coordinator of the Park & Recreation Management Program, Butler County Community College

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Boating Education Advisory Panel (BEAP) Meeting


Tuesday, September 28th


7:00 am - 9:00 am


Exhibits Open


8:00 am – 11:00 am

Registration Open

9:00 am – Noon

NASBLA Annual Business Meeting

Noon - 2:00 pm

NASBLA National Awards Ceremony

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm 

NASBLA Dashboards: Visual Data You Can Use!

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm




Collaboration for Excellence: How Effective Leadership Enhances Collaboration
Shelley Wheeler, Fire & Rescue Captain, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

Break

3:35 pm - 4:00 pm









"Inland Boat Operation and Marine Patrol Fundamentals" Course Unveiled
Virgil Chambers, Inland Boat Operation and Marine Patrol Training Program Co-Program Manager, NASBLA

Pamela Dillon, Project Specialist & Inland Boat Operation and Marine Patrol Training Program Co-Program Manager, NASBLA

John Fetterman, Deputy Executive Director, NASBLA

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Operation Dry Water
Taylor Matsko, Communications & Marketing Manager, NASBLA

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm 


Engineering, Reporting & Analysis (ERAC), RBS Finance & Grants, and Paddlesports Committee Presentations

5:30 pm 



 Off-site Event




Wednesday, September 29th

 


8:30 am - 8:50 am




National Water Safety Plan
Asst. Commander Cody Jones, Boating Law Administrator, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

8:50 am - 9:10 am


2021 NASBLA BUI Research Study 
Alex Otte, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

9:10 am - 9:25 am



Oxygen Resuscitation Kits
Asst. Commander Cody Jones, Boating Law Administrator, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

9:25 am - 9:45 am

Effectively Prosecuting Boating Under the Influence Cases: Enhanced Training for Courtroom Preparation

Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am



How to work with your District RBS Specialist
Walt Taylor, 1st District RBS Specialist, United States Coast Guard - Boating Safety Division

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Closing Ceremonies & 2022 Conference Preview

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Updates for USCG Nonprofit Grant Recipients
Cynthia Dudzinski, Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch (CG-BSX-22)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RBS State Programs Finance & Grants Training

Writing a Better Application Narrative
Vann Burgess, Senior RBS Specialist, United States Coast Guard - Boating Safety Division

How to Get the Most Out of Your State Dollars
Vann Burgess, Senior RBS Specialist, United States Coast Guard - Boating Safety Division

The Grant Form Tool & Budget Tool: A Peek Behind the Curtain
Gary Jensen, Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch (CG-BSX-22)

How to Prepare for a Desk Review and Site Visit
Vann Burgess, Senior RBS Specialist, United States Coast Guard - Boating Safety Division

“Z” Numbers: What are they really for?
Vann Burgess, Senior RBS Specialist, United States Coast Guard - Boating Safety Division

Discussion on Multiple Use Waterways
Laura Springer, CDR, United States Coast Guard - Waterways Management Branch 


Updated 09.23.21 
Subject to change

 

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