Membership - American Sail Training Association

44th Annual Conference
on Sail Training And Tall Ships 2017
February 8- 10, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts

Preliminary Agenda
(subject to change)

Tuesday, February 7
1600 1800 Registration
1700 1800 Meet and Greet Reception sponsored by the Boston Seaport Hotel
1800 2100 Dinner on your own
2100   Mariner's Pub Trivia
     
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Forums
0700 1615 Educators and Administrators Forum
0700 0745 Breakfast and Registration
0745 0800 Welcome and Introductions
0800 0930 Session 1: Coping with Stress and Depression: How Program Leaders Can Help Themselves and Their Students
0930 1000 Refreshment Break
1000 1130 Session2:"Mirror, Mirror on the wall": Understanding and developing the role of facilitated self-reflection in sail-training programs.
1130 1230 Lunch
1230 1400 Session 3 :Strategies for Individual Fundraising:: Drew McMullen
1400 1415 Break
1415 1500 Session 4: Communicating with impact philanthropists
1500 1545 Session 5: Fireside Chat with the Experts – open and honest answers about funding: planning, asking, receiving, and making/keeping funder relationships
1545 1615 Refreshment Break
1615 1730 Session 6: Presentations! How to get and hold their attention Instructor: Bryan Bissell
1730 1800 Closing Comments
1830 2030 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB
 
0700 1615 Safety Under Sail Forum
0700 0745 Breakfast and Registration
0745 0800 Welcome and Introductions
0800 0930 Session 1: Revisiting Ship Stability
0930 1000 Refreshment Break
1000 1130 Session 2: Risk Management – Developing Policies and Identifying Gaps in Sail Training Operations
1130 1230 Lunch
1230 1400 Session 3: Fatigue aboard Sail Training Vessels: Sea Education Association’s Case Study
1400 1415 Break
1415 1500 Session 4: Examining the Impact of Fatigue beyond Watchstanding
1500 1545 Moderated Open Forum
1545 1615 Refreshment Break
1830 2030 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB
 
1230 1615 Ports Seminar sponsored by PearscoSolutions, Inc.-by invitation Only
1230 1400 SESSION 1:Beyond the Table Top: Security discussion in today’s fragile world – Steve Sutch, Pearsco Solutions
1400 1415 Break
1415 1500 SESSION 2: Corporate Sponsorship fireside chat: honest questions, honest answersFireside Chat with the Experts – open and honest answers about funding: planning, asking, receiving, and making/keeping funder relationships
1500 1600 SESSION 3: Lessons Learned – New and Old ports share key learnings
1600 1615 Refreshment Break
1615 1800 RDVS 2017 Ships and Ports SessionOpen to all interested in participating in the Rendez-Vous  2017 Tall Ships® Regatta
    Port Presentations – Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Quebec City and outports
    Races – Charleston to Bermuda; Bermuda to Boston; Boston to Canada
    Presentation from Boston Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection
    Update on new security regulations for Canada
1830 2030 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB
     
0700 1715 Thursday, February 9, 2017: Conference
     
0700 0800 Breakfast and registration
0800 0815 Opening Remarks
0815 0830 Mayor's Welcome
0830 0900 Keynote Address: Dollars for Ships and Heritage:Tim Runyan
0900 0905 Housekeeping
0905 0915 Break
0915 1045 General Session: New Developments at Tall Ships America
1045 1115 Refreshment Break
1115 1230 FOCUS SESSIONS 1
  F1A Dock Visits – Is your ship ready to visit, and is your port ready to receive them?
  F1B HR for Marine Operators
  F1C Limitless: How Today's Disabled and Veteran Communities Can Become Inspiring Participants in Sail Training
  F1D Maritime Heritage Showcase A: CONSTITUTION, ERNESTINA,ADVENTURE
1230 1415 Lunch - sponsored by G. H. Laco & Associates
1415 1530 FOCUS SESSIONS 2
  F2A A Look to the Future: Emerging Tech-Driven Trends and their Coming Impact On Your Events
  F2B Bound for the Cuba: Challenges and opportunities for sail training programs voyaging to the Pearl of the Antilles.
  F2C Implementing Coast Guard Navigation and Inspection Circular 02-16: “Inspection Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts on Inspected Sail Vessels”
  F2D Material Acquisition for Vessel Construction and Restoration
1530 1600 Refreshment Break
1600 1715 FOCUS SESSIONS 3
  F3A Bringing the Experience Aboard to The World Via Video
  F3B Keep Your Coverage: Ways you might be exposed/uncovered without even knowing it
  F3C Navigating the Regulatory Seas
  F3D Working with Gold Star Teens:  Honoring Heroes and Healing Hearts
1715   Free Time
1730 2030

Sea Education Association (SEA) Reception
The SEA Community reception is open to SEA/SEA Semester alumni, current & past crew, faculty, staff and colleagues.
Please join President Peg Brandon, W-48, and Victoria Smith, Alumni Relations Coordinator, for an alumni and SEA community reception to network, reconnect, and learn the latest SEA news.
Location: Rosa Mexicana, (155 Seaport Blvd) across the street from the convention center

0700 1700 Friday, February 10: Conference
     
0700 0800 Registration
0700 0800 Breakfast: Sponsored by SHIPS COY FORGE
0800 0900 General Session: At Sea Training Using the Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations Textbook Andy Chase
0900 0905 Housekeeping
0905 0930 Break
0930 1045 FOCUS SESSIONS 4
  F4A Moderated Discussion Group:Business planning; finding the path to financial sustainability
  F4B Weather Considerations for Transiting the Western Atlantic in the Fall and Spring
  F4C Education Program Showcase
    1. Falmouth Schools
    2. Boothbay Sea and Science Center
    3. US Sailing
    4. United States Power Squadron (USPS)
  F4D tbd
1045 1115 Refreshment Break sponsored by SHIPS COY FORGE
1115 1230 FOCUS SESSIONS 5
  F5A Cognitive bias and Decision Making at Sea
  F5B No Berth Unsold!!
  F5C The Importance of Experiential Event Branding: Create Attendee Impact
  F5D Maritime Heritage Showcase B:
    1. WAVERTREE
    2. ELISSA
1230 1300 Lunch Buffet
1300 1430 Annual Meeting
1430 1445 Break
1445 1600 FOCUS SESSIONS 6
  F6A RDVS 2017
  F6B Medical Care Aboard Ship: Meeting Regulatory Requirements and Managing Risk
  F6C Hot topics in Ocean Literacy and Marine Science
    1. Tiffany Smyth, URI - ClimateChange
    2. Shelley Brown, Sailors for the Sea - Rainy Day Kits
    3. Rachael Miller, Rozalia Project - Microfiber Pollution and Solutions
  F6D Program Showcase
    1. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY
    2. SAN SALVIDOR
    3. Piscataqua Maritime Commission
1600 1630 Refreshment Breaksponsored by SHIPS COY FORGE
1630 1700 Closing Comments
1700 1800 Free Time
1800 1900 Cocktails (cash bar)
1900 2400 Gala Awards Dinner sponsored by ALLEN INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
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