Sessions and Speakers – Cleveland, Ohio 2009

Below are the speakers and sessions for your viewing pleasure.

Click here for the 2009 CONFERENCE NEWSLETTER.

Thursday, November 5

Opening Remarks
Michael Rauworth, ASTA Chairman
Dennis Roche, Positively Cleveland

Focus Sessions 1

Navigating the Regulatory Seas A (PDF)
Luke Harden, US Coast Guard, Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division

Asking for Money: Grant Writing 101 (PDF)
David Neibuhr, Director, Waterman’s Museum

Ingredients for a Successful Tall Ships® Event (PDF)
Patti Lock, American Sail Training Association and Great Lakes Marketing
Krista Slack, Red Path Toronto Nautical Festival

Sail Training For Students with Learning Differences
David Pilla (PDF), Proctor Academy
Mark Thompson, Maritime Heritage Alliance
Jim Muldoon
(PDF), Brendan’s Sail Training for Youth With Learning Differences

Luncheon Speaker
A Race to Protect the Great Lakes (PDF)
Brent Gibson, Director of Communications, Great Lakes United

Focus Sessions 2

Medical Preparedness: Off-shore, on-shore, and everything in between (PDF)
Dr. Kelly Klein

Youth On Board (PDF)
Leanne Strathdee, Waterfront Development Corportation Ltd.

New Program Showcase
The Oliver Hazard Perry Project: VADM Thomas Weschler, USN (Ret.)
The SAIL Champion Project (PDF): Mark Thompson, Executive Director, Maritime Heritage Alliance
Restoration of the Charles W. Morgan (PDF): Shannon McKenzie, Mystic Seaport
OCEAN: An Illustrated Atlas-Teachers Guide: Nancy Richardson
Tall Ships® Reflections! Student Art Expo Project: Nancy Richardson

Building a Successful Marketing Strategy in Harsh Economic Weather (PDF)
Jed Pearsall, President, Performance Research
View video here

Focus Sessions 3

The ASTA Health Insurance Program for Crew (PDF)
Rick Bagnall, Allen Agency Financial

Asking for Money: Grant Writing 101
David Neibuhr, Director, Waterman’s Museum

Rethinking the Three Hour Daysail
Margaret Flanagan (PDF), South Street Seaport
Justin Cathcart
(PDF), Captain, SoundWaters
Samantha Heyman, Captain, Clearwater

Friday, November 6

Navigating the Regulatory Seas B – License Tracking
Luke Harden (PDF), USCG
Capt. Jonathan Kabak (PDF), Sea Education Association

Don’t Fall Through the Cracks: Are you protected where the land meets the sea? (PDF)
Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance

Recruiting Trainees using YouTube (PDF)
Lori Aguiar, American Sail Training Association
Erin Short, American Sail Training Association
View video here

Focus Sessions 4

Medical Preparedness
Dr. Jennifer Kabak, Kent Hospital, Warwick, RI

Defensive Paperwork: Law 101 for the ASTA Member (PDF)
Reb Gregg

Clean Boating Practices: Making a Difference Onboard and in the Classroom
Susan Shingledecker, Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water
Colleen Wellington, Ohio Sea Grant (View Colleen’s presentation here-PDF)

Closing Keynote Speaker
Riding the Trough: ASTA Successes in Hard Times
Dr. Eric Shaw
View video here

Saturday, November 7-Safety Under Sail Forum

Personnel Injuries at Sea: An EAGLE Case Study (PDF)
Dr. Eric Shaw

Legal Issues in an E-World – hand out (PDF)
Reb Gregg

Sailing Vessel Rig Inspections (PDF)
Captain Jonathan Boulware
Captain Jonathan Kabak


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