Membership - American Sail Training Association

The Quebec International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2016
January 28 - 30, 2016
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
- Quebec, Canada

TALL SHIPS AMERICA is pleased to announce that we will partner with Sail Training International to produce the Quebec International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2016 which will take place in Quebec, Canada, January 28 - 30, 2016.
Thursday, January 28
The Safety Under Sail Forum expands the dialogue among professional mariners by presenting case studies of actual incidents at sea, discussing emerging technologies, and sharing “best practices” so as to constantly insure a high level of safety and professionalism in the sail training industry. Professionals engaged in sail training, sea education, vessel operations, and tall ship events participate in this annual symposium.

The Educators and Administrators Forum is designed to inform and inspire excellence in the development and delivery of educational experiences under sail as well as address organizational sustainability. Going beyond just “how-to” educate, the forum covers a wide variety of topics including the latest in teaching techniques and resources, establishing successful partnerships with schools, communities and others, marketing, fundraising, development and more. The Educators and Administrators Forum is for educators AND those responsible for the marketing, development, sustainability and community outreach of educational programs under sail!
Sail Training International Ships Council
The Ships Council is made up from the Small Ships Forum and the Tall Ships Forum representing Sail training Vessels from around the World. All vessel operators attending the conference are invited to attend the lunch and meeting on Thursday afternoon from 12.30 to 17.00. There is a also a session as part of the conference program on Saturday 30th at 15.00 - 16.15
Friday/Saturday, January 29/30
The Quebec International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2016 will combine Sail Training International's Annual Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference with Tall Ships America's Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships to gather together an international group of more than 400 ships' masters, crewmembers, program administrators, educators, environmentalists, port representatives, festival managers and more for an information-packed three day conference.  A wide variety of topics including vessel operations, regulatory issues, management, educational programming, and safety at sea, as well as media relations, marketing, funding, communications, and port event organization will be covered. The Quebec International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2016 is a "must attend" event, open to everyone involved in sail training around the globe.
Québec City

Québec city is considered the crown jewel of French Canada and is one of the oldest settlements in North America. The Old Town is a picturesque World Heritage site, filled with 17th and 18th century houses, towered over by the magnificent Château Frontenac.

Packed with museums and cobbled streets that are ripe for exploration, the Old Town has a distinct Old-Europe vibe full of classic bistros and sidewalk cafes. But beyond the walls of the city, the neighbouring towns of Porte St-Louis and Porte St-Jean have plenty to offer too. Also in the surrounding area, the Plains of Abraham is a vast national park with major historic significance.

With an average natural snowfall of over 400 cm each year, Québec is the perfect winter playground. In fact, the white stuff is the guest of honour at all the winter festivals. 
From January 29 to February 14, 2016, Québec hosts one of the world's largest winter carnivals. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Québec Winter Carnival to enjoy a host of activities for all ages, including snow bath, night parades, snow slides, giant foosball, snow sculptures, shows, sleigh rides, and skating. The Carnival is a unique winter experience you won't want to miss!

This is a unique city in a fantastic part of the world and the opportunities for relaxation, adventure and enjoyment here are of the highest quality.

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