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47th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships

February 17, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Tall Ships for the 21st Century:

The workforces and workplaces of a modern tall ships and sail training industry

 

What does our industry offer the modern world and how do we remain resilient in a dynamic environment? Sessions address vessel operations, regulatory issues, coast guard licensing, administration and management, educational programming, safety at sea, media relations, marketing, funding, and port event organization.

Early Bird Registration Until November 15, 2019!

For updates and details on sessions, be sure to visit our conference blog here.

Stay tuned for complete descriptions!

Includes conference check-in, lunch, and evening welcome reception

Stay tuned for a complete list of sessions and speakers!

Includes Opening Plenary, lunch, and TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2020 Host Ports Reception.
PORT FORUM: TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Host Port Idea Exchange
SAFETY UNDER SAIL FORUM: Sessions will expand 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.
ADMINISTRATOR’S FORUM: Designed to address organizational sustainability and covering topics including management strategies, successful partnerships with communities and other like-minded organizations, volunteer recruitment and management, fundraising and development, marketing and communications. The Administrators Forum is for those responsible for the marketing, development, sustainability and community outreach of their organization.

Stay tuned as our conference agenda develops!

Welcome breakfast and keynote speaker, all-day sessions and evening free

 

Stay tuned as our conference agenda develops!

Breakfast, all-day sessions, Annual General Meeting during lunch, Awards Dinner and celebration

Members save $100 on registration – Save money and access other valuable member benefits by joining now!

Early Bird Registration through November 15, 2019 – $100 savings on each registration!

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL (STO, AFFILIATE AND BUSINESS PARTNER) MEMBERS (Contact us at +1-401-846-1775 for the coupon code)
1st attendee = full price at member rate
2nd-4th attendees = 25% disc off member rate
5th attendee + = 40% disc off member rate
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP ADD-ON
Stay Tuned!
AWARDS DINNER AND CELEBRATION ADD-ON
$100

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations submitted in writing, and substitutions are accepted at any time. Cancellations received by 5 pm EST January 15, 2020, will be fully refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee. After January 15, 2020, no refunds will be issued.

Stay tuned here and on our conference blog for a complete and growing list of speakers!

Speaker: Dan McKenzie, Mystic Seaport
Title: Going Beyond “Learning by Doing”: Teaching to Our Goals with Intention
One of the most basic experiential education premises is that a student learns best by doing and participating in experiences. In a marine biology program that may look like an aquarium on deck while students get to hold the fish while a deckhand discusses lateral lines. In seamanship it means putting students hands on lines and eyes on sails so they can see what they are doing. But what about those skills that aren’t being able to explain the purpose of a fish’s gills or the differences between upwind and downwind sailing? In this workshop we’ll discuss the problems around teaching the soft skills that so many of our programs say we develop in students. We’ll establish the “what” of our soft skill goals and using experiences from around the room and from research the “how” we achieve them. You can expect to come out of this workshop not only with tools for program delivery but also material that can be included in fundraising efforts.

 

Stay tuned to see a current list of registered attendees!

Both tropical and traditional, the Island Grand is the TradeWinds’ classic, fun, family-friendly Florida beachfront resort. It is casual, yet crisp, active yet relaxing, busy yet exhilarating, complete in its offerings yet individual in its attention. Located on the island of St. Pete Beach, the Island Grand offers vacationers and meeting attendees sophisticated service in a lush, tropical atmosphere unique among Florida resorts.

St. Pete Beach, Florida, is located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort sits along a wide expanse of sugary white beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Consistently rated as an exceptional beach, St. Pete Beach was voted #2 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2015 by TripAdvisor.

To take full advantage of the excellent conference rate (available for extra days both before and after the event), reserve your room early. Call TradeWinds Resort at 800-808-9833 (let them know you are part of the Tall Ships America conference) or book direct by clicking here.

 

Details

Start:
February 17, 2020
End:
February 21, 2020
Website:
https://www.tradewindsresort.com/tallships

Venue

St. Pete Beach, Florida
TradeWinds Island Resorts
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
Phone:
800-360-4016
Website:
https://www.tradewindsresort.com/index

Registration

Unlimited available
Early Bird Member - 3 Day$495.00Includes: All conference sessions and Forum Day, welcome reception, 2020 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Host Ports reception, breakfasts, lunches, Awards Dinner and Celebration.

Please fill in all required fields

Unlimited available
Early Bird Non-Member - 3-Day$595.00Includes: All conference sessions and Forum Day, welcome reception, 2020 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Host Ports reception, breakfasts, lunches and Awards Dinner and Celebration.

Please fill in all required fields

Unlimited available
Early Bird Member - 2-day$450.00Includes: All conference sessions (but excluding Forum Day), breakfasts, lunches and Awards Dinner and Celebration.

Please fill in all required fields

Unlimited available
Early Bird Non-Member - 2-day$550.00Includes: All conference sessions (excluding Forum Day), breakfasts, lunches and Awards Dinner and Celebration

Please fill in all required fields

Unlimited available
Awards Dinner and Celebration Add-On for those not registered for conference$100.00Dinner , dancing and celebration for guest!

Please fill in all required fields

For updates and details on sessions, be sure to visit our conference blog here.

Stay tuned for complete descriptions!

Includes conference check-in, lunch, and evening welcome reception

Stay tuned for a complete list of sessions and speakers!

Includes Opening Plenary, lunch, and TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2020 Host Ports Reception.
PORT FORUM: TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Host Port Idea Exchange
SAFETY UNDER SAIL FORUM: Sessions will expand 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.
ADMINISTRATOR’S FORUM: Designed to address organizational sustainability and covering topics including management strategies, successful partnerships with communities and other like-minded organizations, volunteer recruitment and management, fundraising and development, marketing and communications. The Administrators Forum is for those responsible for the marketing, development, sustainability and community outreach of their organization.

Stay tuned as our conference agenda develops!

Welcome breakfast and keynote speaker, all-day sessions and evening free

 

Stay tuned as our conference agenda develops!

Breakfast, all-day sessions, Annual General Meeting during lunch, Awards Dinner and celebration

Members save $100 on registration – Save money and access other valuable member benefits by joining now!

Early Bird Registration through November 15, 2019 – $100 savings on each registration!

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL (STO, AFFILIATE AND BUSINESS PARTNER) MEMBERS (Contact us at +1-401-846-1775 for the coupon code)
1st attendee = full price at member rate
2nd-4th attendees = 25% disc off member rate
5th attendee + = 40% disc off member rate
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP ADD-ON
Stay Tuned!
AWARDS DINNER AND CELEBRATION ADD-ON
$100

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations submitted in writing, and substitutions are accepted at any time. Cancellations received by 5 pm EST January 15, 2020, will be fully refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee. After January 15, 2020, no refunds will be issued.

Stay tuned here and on our conference blog for a complete and growing list of speakers!

Speaker: Dan McKenzie, Mystic Seaport
Title: Going Beyond “Learning by Doing”: Teaching to Our Goals with Intention
One of the most basic experiential education premises is that a student learns best by doing and participating in experiences. In a marine biology program that may look like an aquarium on deck while students get to hold the fish while a deckhand discusses lateral lines. In seamanship it means putting students hands on lines and eyes on sails so they can see what they are doing. But what about those skills that aren’t being able to explain the purpose of a fish’s gills or the differences between upwind and downwind sailing? In this workshop we’ll discuss the problems around teaching the soft skills that so many of our programs say we develop in students. We’ll establish the “what” of our soft skill goals and using experiences from around the room and from research the “how” we achieve them. You can expect to come out of this workshop not only with tools for program delivery but also material that can be included in fundraising efforts.

 

Stay tuned to see a current list of registered attendees!

Both tropical and traditional, the Island Grand is the TradeWinds’ classic, fun, family-friendly Florida beachfront resort. It is casual, yet crisp, active yet relaxing, busy yet exhilarating, complete in its offerings yet individual in its attention. Located on the island of St. Pete Beach, the Island Grand offers vacationers and meeting attendees sophisticated service in a lush, tropical atmosphere unique among Florida resorts.

St. Pete Beach, Florida, is located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and 25 minutes from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. TradeWinds Island Grand Resort sits along a wide expanse of sugary white beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Consistently rated as an exceptional beach, St. Pete Beach was voted #2 on America’s Top 25 Beaches for 2015 by TripAdvisor.

To take full advantage of the excellent conference rate (available for extra days both before and after the event), reserve your room early. Call TradeWinds Resort at 800-808-9833 (let them know you are part of the Tall Ships America conference) or book direct by clicking here.