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47th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships

February 17 - February 21

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.

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

Preconference Workshop 1:
Tools & Tactics of a High-Performance Fundraising Plan
Start the decade off right! Build a High-Performance Fundraising Plan in just one day! This workshop will provide the tools and tactics for your organization to create and implement an effective and comprehensive fundraising strategy for 2020 and beyond.
• You’ll learn how to assess where you are, look ahead to see where you want to be, and create a comprehensive fundraising plan. You’ll also receive an entire toolkit of sample materials and resources to help you execute your plan.
• We’ll go in-depth about how to get people to help you implement your plan, so you’re not just going it alone.
• You’ll also learn the optimal timing to maximize your efforts and create a stewardship and communications calendar that will make your nonprofit stand out from the thousands of nonprofits around you.
• We’ll also look at how to find new donors.
What’s more … you will have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up conference call two weeks later to ensure you get all your questions answered.

Max registration: 30
Cost $149

 

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 to the conference blog for updates and developments!

Wednesday, February 19
8:30-9:30- Keynote- MARAD Centers of Excellence- Dr. Shashi Kumar
9:30-10:45- Leadership- Dr. Kris Von Wald

Breakout Session 1- 11:15-12:30
• Updates to American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) concerning weather- Joe Sienkiewicz
• The Value of Tall Ship Program within an Educational Program: Schooner BOWDOIN- Andy Chase
• What do you wish you had known: A collaborative maritime mentorship for a new generation- Hali Boyd
• Leadership Workshop- Jessica Servis, US Sailing

Lunch and General Session 12:30-14:15
• Welcome from Steve Hayes, President of St. Pete’s Visitors Bureau and Visit Pensacola
• Tall Ships Challenge Report and Port Awards- Erin Short

Breakout Session 2- 14:15-15:30
• How to Pursue a Career in Sail Training- Nate Hauser, Bob Glover, Joe Curtis
• Finding your Voice: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Tall Ships- Patrick Smith
• Teaching to the Goals- Dan McKenzie
• Sail Repair- Justin Ailsworth and Jake Pender, Evolution Sails
• Hot Topics in Marine Science- US Sailing

Breakout Session 3- 16:00-17:15
• Green Event Follow-up- Patti Lock, Lee Hayes Byron
• NAVREGSEAS- Jonathan Kabak
• Ocean of Outcomes: How to assess what is actually happening aboard our vessels and in our programs- Casey Blum and Ian Ridgeway
• Generating Revenue from Day Sails- Mike Rutstein
• Autistic Initiative – Billy Sabatini

 

Stay tuned to the conference blog for updates and developments!

Thursday February 20

08:15-09:45- Diversity in the Fleet- Maura Hackett and Ger Tysk

Breakout Session 4- 10:15-11:45
• In the Wake of Woke: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- Maura Hackett, Billy Higgins
• Restorations and New Builds: MAYFLOWER II, MARYLAND DOVE, BOWDOIN- Whit Perry, Jill Ferris, Ross Branch
• Documenting Safety- Miranda Baker
• Improving sponsorship evaluation and building sustainable strategy- Paul Sickmon, Pres and CEO Knox Sports

Lunch and General Session 11:45-13:45
• Annual Meeting- Mike Rauworth, Kris Von Wald

Breakout Session 5- 13:45-15:00
• Training, Licenses and Resources for Crew- Tom Sullivan
• Insurance Coverage for Employees: Knowledge is Power- Chris Richmond, Dan Wyman, Allen Insurance Financial
• Practical Personal Survival Kits for Working Mariners- Bryce Potter
• Concepts and Tools of Experiential Education for Sailors- Chris Cusson

Breakout Session 6- 15:15-16:30
• Square Rig Master Class- Billy Sabatini
• Volunteerism- Lauren Morgens and Sharon Dounce
• More to do: Exploring Ancillary Activities at Live Events
• Review of Medical Practices- Jenn Kabak

16:45-17:30- Conference Closing- Rachael Z. Miller

19:00 – 23:00 – Annual Awards Reception, Dinner and Dancing

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

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL (STO, AFFILIATE AND BUSINESS) 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
Option 1: Tools & Tactics of a High-Performance Fundraising Plan = $149 (limited to 30 participants)
AWARDS DINNER AND CELEBRATION ADD-ON
$125

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 to see the growing list of sessions and speakers!

Workforce Development and Centers of Excellence – MARAD

Updates to American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) concerning weather – Joe Sienkiewicz

The Value of Tall Ship Program within an Educational Program: Schooner BOWDOIN – Andy Chase

What do you wish you had known: A collaborative maritime mentorship for a new generation – Hali Boyd

Leadership Workshop –  Jessica Servis, US Sailing

How to pursue a Career in Sail Training – Nate Hauser (TBD), Bob Glover, Joe Curtis

Finding your Voice: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Tall Ships – Patrick Smith

Teaching to the Goals – Dan McKenzie

Sail Repair – Justin Ailsworth and Jake Pender, Evolution Sails

Hot Topics in Marine Science – US Sailing

Green Event Follow-up – Patti Lock, Lee Hayes Byron

NAVREGSEAS – Jonathan Kabak

Ocean of Outcomes: How to assess what is actually happening aboard our vessels and in our programs – Casey Blum and Ian Ridgeway

Generating Revenue from Day Sails – Mike Rutstein

Documenting Safety – OHPRI

Improving Sponsorship evaluation and building sustainable strategy – Paul Sickmon, Pres and CEO Knox Sports

Training, Licenses and Resources for Crew – Tom Sullivan, TBD

Insurance Coverage for Employees: Knowledge is Power – Chris Richmond, Dan Wyman, Allen Insurance Financial

Practical Personal Survival Kits for working mariners – Bryce Potter

Concepts and Tools of Experiential Education for Sailors – Chris Cusson

Square Rig Master Class – Billy Sabatini

Volunteerism – Lauren (KM) Elena (SSSM)

Review of Medical Practices – Jenn Kabak

In the Wake of Woke: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Maura Hackett, Billy Higgins

Restorations and New Builds: MAYFLOWER II, MARYLAND DOVE, BOWDOIN – Whit Perry, Jill Ferris, Ross Branch

Don’t Blame the Battery – Don Eley

Weather Basics for up and coming tall ship sailors – Joe Sienkiewicz

 

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
End:
February 21
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

Tickets

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Member - 3 Day
Includes: All conference sessions and Forum Day, welcome reception, 2020 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Host Ports reception, breakfasts, lunches, Awards Dinner and Celebration.
$ 595.00
Non-Member - 3-Day
Includes: All conference sessions and Forum Day, welcome reception, 2020 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Host Ports reception, breakfasts, lunches and Awards Dinner and Celebration.
$ 695.00
Member - 2-day
Includes: All conference sessions (but excluding Forum Day), breakfasts, lunches and Awards Dinner and Celebration.
$ 550.00
Non-Member - 2-day
Includes: All conference sessions (excluding Forum Day), breakfasts, lunches and Awards Dinner and Celebration
$ 650.00
Awards Dinner and Celebration Add-On for those not registered for conference
Dinner , dancing and celebration for guest!
$ 125.00
Pre-Conference Workshop 1
One-day workshop on Monday, February 17, 2020: Tools & Tactics of a High-Performance Fundraising Plan
$ 149.00
28 available

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

Preconference Workshop 1:
Tools & Tactics of a High-Performance Fundraising Plan
Start the decade off right! Build a High-Performance Fundraising Plan in just one day! This workshop will provide the tools and tactics for your organization to create and implement an effective and comprehensive fundraising strategy for 2020 and beyond.
• You’ll learn how to assess where you are, look ahead to see where you want to be, and create a comprehensive fundraising plan. You’ll also receive an entire toolkit of sample materials and resources to help you execute your plan.
• We’ll go in-depth about how to get people to help you implement your plan, so you’re not just going it alone.
• You’ll also learn the optimal timing to maximize your efforts and create a stewardship and communications calendar that will make your nonprofit stand out from the thousands of nonprofits around you.
• We’ll also look at how to find new donors.
What’s more … you will have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up conference call two weeks later to ensure you get all your questions answered.

Max registration: 30
Cost $149

 

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 to the conference blog for updates and developments!

Wednesday, February 19
8:30-9:30- Keynote- MARAD Centers of Excellence- Dr. Shashi Kumar
9:30-10:45- Leadership- Dr. Kris Von Wald

Breakout Session 1- 11:15-12:30
• Updates to American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) concerning weather- Joe Sienkiewicz
• The Value of Tall Ship Program within an Educational Program: Schooner BOWDOIN- Andy Chase
• What do you wish you had known: A collaborative maritime mentorship for a new generation- Hali Boyd
• Leadership Workshop- Jessica Servis, US Sailing

Lunch and General Session 12:30-14:15
• Welcome from Steve Hayes, President of St. Pete’s Visitors Bureau and Visit Pensacola
• Tall Ships Challenge Report and Port Awards- Erin Short

Breakout Session 2- 14:15-15:30
• How to Pursue a Career in Sail Training- Nate Hauser, Bob Glover, Joe Curtis
• Finding your Voice: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Tall Ships- Patrick Smith
• Teaching to the Goals- Dan McKenzie
• Sail Repair- Justin Ailsworth and Jake Pender, Evolution Sails
• Hot Topics in Marine Science- US Sailing

Breakout Session 3- 16:00-17:15
• Green Event Follow-up- Patti Lock, Lee Hayes Byron
• NAVREGSEAS- Jonathan Kabak
• Ocean of Outcomes: How to assess what is actually happening aboard our vessels and in our programs- Casey Blum and Ian Ridgeway
• Generating Revenue from Day Sails- Mike Rutstein
• Autistic Initiative – Billy Sabatini

 

Stay tuned to the conference blog for updates and developments!

Thursday February 20

08:15-09:45- Diversity in the Fleet- Maura Hackett and Ger Tysk

Breakout Session 4- 10:15-11:45
• In the Wake of Woke: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- Maura Hackett, Billy Higgins
• Restorations and New Builds: MAYFLOWER II, MARYLAND DOVE, BOWDOIN- Whit Perry, Jill Ferris, Ross Branch
• Documenting Safety- Miranda Baker
• Improving sponsorship evaluation and building sustainable strategy- Paul Sickmon, Pres and CEO Knox Sports

Lunch and General Session 11:45-13:45
• Annual Meeting- Mike Rauworth, Kris Von Wald

Breakout Session 5- 13:45-15:00
• Training, Licenses and Resources for Crew- Tom Sullivan
• Insurance Coverage for Employees: Knowledge is Power- Chris Richmond, Dan Wyman, Allen Insurance Financial
• Practical Personal Survival Kits for Working Mariners- Bryce Potter
• Concepts and Tools of Experiential Education for Sailors- Chris Cusson

Breakout Session 6- 15:15-16:30
• Square Rig Master Class- Billy Sabatini
• Volunteerism- Lauren Morgens and Sharon Dounce
• More to do: Exploring Ancillary Activities at Live Events
• Review of Medical Practices- Jenn Kabak

16:45-17:30- Conference Closing- Rachael Z. Miller

19:00 – 23:00 – Annual Awards Reception, Dinner and Dancing

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

 

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL (STO, AFFILIATE AND BUSINESS) 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
Option 1: Tools & Tactics of a High-Performance Fundraising Plan = $149 (limited to 30 participants)
AWARDS DINNER AND CELEBRATION ADD-ON
$125

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 to see the growing list of sessions and speakers!

Workforce Development and Centers of Excellence – MARAD

Updates to American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) concerning weather – Joe Sienkiewicz

The Value of Tall Ship Program within an Educational Program: Schooner BOWDOIN – Andy Chase

What do you wish you had known: A collaborative maritime mentorship for a new generation – Hali Boyd

Leadership Workshop –  Jessica Servis, US Sailing

How to pursue a Career in Sail Training – Nate Hauser (TBD), Bob Glover, Joe Curtis

Finding your Voice: Social Media Tips and Tricks for Tall Ships – Patrick Smith

Teaching to the Goals – Dan McKenzie

Sail Repair – Justin Ailsworth and Jake Pender, Evolution Sails

Hot Topics in Marine Science – US Sailing

Green Event Follow-up – Patti Lock, Lee Hayes Byron

NAVREGSEAS – Jonathan Kabak

Ocean of Outcomes: How to assess what is actually happening aboard our vessels and in our programs – Casey Blum and Ian Ridgeway

Generating Revenue from Day Sails – Mike Rutstein

Documenting Safety – OHPRI

Improving Sponsorship evaluation and building sustainable strategy – Paul Sickmon, Pres and CEO Knox Sports

Training, Licenses and Resources for Crew – Tom Sullivan, TBD

Insurance Coverage for Employees: Knowledge is Power – Chris Richmond, Dan Wyman, Allen Insurance Financial

Practical Personal Survival Kits for working mariners – Bryce Potter

Concepts and Tools of Experiential Education for Sailors – Chris Cusson

Square Rig Master Class – Billy Sabatini

Volunteerism – Lauren (KM) Elena (SSSM)

Review of Medical Practices – Jenn Kabak

In the Wake of Woke: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Maura Hackett, Billy Higgins

Restorations and New Builds: MAYFLOWER II, MARYLAND DOVE, BOWDOIN – Whit Perry, Jill Ferris, Ross Branch

Don’t Blame the Battery – Don Eley

Weather Basics for up and coming tall ship sailors – Joe Sienkiewicz

 

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.