Membership - American Sail Training Association

42nd Annual Conference
on Sail Training And Tall Ships 2015
February 4 - 6, 2015

Philadelphia, PA

Preliminary Agenda
(subject to change)

 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
1700 - 1900 Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception
1900   Dinner on your own
2100 2200 MARINER’S PUB TRIVIA NIGHT at the hotel bar
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
0745 - 1615 Safety Under Sail Forum sposored by Pearsco Solutions
0700 - 0745 Breakfast Buffet
0745 - 0800 Opening Remarks
0800 - 0930 Session : Safety Aloft Recommended Best Practices
0930 - 1000 Coffee Break
1000 - 1130 Session 2: Bridge Resource Management for Our Ships
1130 - 1230 Lunch
1230 - 1400 Session 3: On Board Risk Assessment: Best Practices Workshop
1400 - 1415 Break
1415 - 1545 Session 4: Moderated Open Forum
1545 - 1615 Refreshment Break
1615 - 1800 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 Host Port/Participating Vessels Meeting
     
0745 - 1730 Educators and Administrators Forum
0700 - 0745 Breakfast Buffet
0745 - 0800 Welcome and Introductions
0800 - 0930 Session 1: From Manned Space Flights to a Tall Ship, Using the Power of the Process Communication Model
0930 - 1000 Coffee Break
1000 - 1130 Session 2: On the Spectrum: Working With People With Autism
1130 - 1230 Lunch
1230 - 1400 Session 3: Program Expansion Panel: Career and Technical Education Programs
1400 - 1415 Break
1415 - 1545 Session 4: Measuring Impact: Why should anyone participate in our programs? Why should funders support us?
1545 - 1615 Refreshment Break
1615 - 1730 Session 5: In-house PR: Tips and tricks to turn your current staff into effective public relations people!
     
1830 - 2030 Welcome Cocktail Reception sponsored by the host ports of the 2015 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Series
2030   Dinner on your own
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships
0700 - 0800 Breakfast Buffet
0800 - 0815 Welcome and Introductions
0815 - 0845 Keynote Address:
Strategic Partnerships as a Means for Navigating the Shoals Ahead in Sail Training
Dennis Nixon, University of Rhode Island Department of Marine Affairs
0845 - 0900 Housekeeping
0900 - 0915 Break
0915 - 1045 General Session A: Ship Operators and Administrators
Safety Management Systems:  A Culture of Collaboration for Safe Operation
0915 1045 General Session B: Ports
Understanding Public Safety Terminology & Communication During a Public Safety Incident
1045 1115 Coffee & Networking Break
1115 1230 Focus Sessions 1
 
1A
What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You: Demystifying the Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure, and What They Mean to the Mariner
 
1B
Harnessing the Power of Visual Media
 
1C
Leveraging Sail Training to Build the Next Generation of GLOBAL Leaders for Peace
1230 - 1345 Lunch Buffet
1300 1345 Movie: Tabor Boy: One Hundred Years at Sea
1345 1415 Networking Break
1415 - 1530 Focus Sessions 2
 
2A
Showcase: Programs & Partnerships
1.
Maritime Industry Attitudes Towards Sail Training Experience: Eric Romelczyk
2.United States Power Squadrons Boating Education Can Help Your Ship Advance its Agenda: Bob Brandenstein, Don Spark
3. US Sailing: Jessica Servis
 
2B
The Ethics of Marine Surveying
 
2C
Quest for the Coast Game App: Creating New Perspectives in Messaging By Partnering With Dissimilar Organizations
 
2D
The Respectful Workplace: Training Your Crew to Prevent Harassment
1530 - 1600 Refreshment Break
1600 1715 Focus Sessions 3
 
3A
From Crisis Communication to Crisis Conversation: Social Media during Panic Mode
 
3B
Using Blind-Spot Analysis to Steer Clear of Shoals You Never Imagined
 
3C
Anatomy of a Mid-Latitude Storm: Blue Water or Brown Water, They Affect Us All
     
    Dinner on your own
     
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships
0700 0800 Breakfast Buffet
0800 - 0900 General Session: Collaborations and Partnerships
0900 - 0915 Housekeeping
0915 0930 Break
0930 - 1045 Focus Session 4
 
4A
Youth Forum: A Teenager's Guide to Sailing Tall Ships
 
4B
Taking the Crisis Out of Communication: A Case Study on Bounty, Facebook, and Communities Under Duress in Social Media
 
4C
If You Build It, Will They Come? Marketing Your Tall Ships® Event
 
4D
Collaboration to Fulfill a Bold Vision: The 38th Voyage of the CHARLES W. MORGAN
1045 - 1115 Coffee & Networking Break
1115 1230 Focus Sessions 5
 
5A
Jones Act Insurance – don’t cast off without it!
 
5B
Creating Your Safety Management Systen
 
5C
Citizen Science On and Off the Water: Connecting Your Trainees and Visitors to the Sea and Science Through Projects That Make a Difference
 
5D

Program Showcase
1. Oliver Hazard Perry RI:
Jessica Wurzbacher & Richard Bailey
2. Coos Bay, Oregon:
Tom Leahy
3. Brest 2016

1230 1300 Lunch Buffet
1300 1400 Annual Meeting & Elections
1400 1430 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series update
1430 - 1445 Break
1445 - 1600 Focus Sessions 6
 
6A
Tall Ships Entrepreneurs: Operating a For-Profit Vessel
 
6B
Navigating the Regulatory Seas
 
6C
Tropical Blends: Lasting Partnerships Build on Strength to Optimize Offerings
 
6D
Secret to Winning Port of the Year
1600 - 1630 Refreshment Break
1630 - 1700 Closing Comments
1800 - 1900 Cocktail Reception
1900 - 2400 Sail Training Awards Banquet and Gala sponsored by Allen Insurance and Financial
 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
0800 - 1200 Tall Ships America Board of Directors Meeting
0830- 1530 REACH Educators Workshop
US Sailing’s STEM Educator Course a one-day eight hour professional development/ training opportunity for teachers and sailing instructors to learn how to implement US Sailing’s STEM program and curriculum called Reach. The Reach modules feature inquiry-based learning and engineering by design processes to provide youth with hands-on integrated learning opportunities that inspire interest in fields of study including physics, marine biology, robotics, technology and more. The Reach modules are correlated to National Education Standards in science and math, as well as Learn Sailing Right! Beginner and Intermediate. Presenter: Jessica Servis
0800 - 1715 Practical Weather Workshop: Applying Weather Information in Decision Making
Weather is a constant that must be dealt with and factored into nearly every decision aboard a vessel. This workshop will go over weather basics, review weather products available on board, and through practical exercises illustrate using weather information to make the decisions to best ensure safe passage. The workshop is intended for up and coming mates and crew who will be making critical decisions. Seasoned captains would also benefit. Presenter: Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch at the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center
 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
0800 - 1700 Practical Weather Workshop (cont.)
 
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