2010 Sessions and Speakers – Queen Mary, Long Beach

*Unless otherwise noted, all files are in PDF format.  More files will be linked as we receive presentations, so continue to check back.

Monday, November 15th

Opening Keynote
CAPT. Eric Jones, USCG, Commanding Officer
USCG EAGLE
Take Stock of the Ship & Keep the Destination in Mind 

Paul Bishop, Race Director, Sail Training International
STI Blue Flag Scheme

Focus Session 1
Session A
Navigating the Regulatory Seas
Marc Cruder, USCG
Capt. Jonathan Boulware, ASTA Ship Operations and Safety Committee

Luke Harden, USCG
Capt. Jonathan Kabak, US Merchant Marine Academy, ASTA Ship Operations and Safety Committee
Capt. Deborah Hayes, Geronimo, ASTA Ship Operations and Safety Committee
Click here to read the Post Conference Overview of this session

Session B
Perils of Plastic Pacific Pollution: Facts, Myths, and How You Can Help
Miriam Goldstein, Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Click here to read the Post Conference Overview of this session

Session C
Update: ASTA Marine Health Insurance Program 
Rick Bagnall, Allen Agency Insurance and Financial

Session D
Beyond Pirates: Showcasing Your Maritime Heritage at Port Events
Captain Wesley Heerssen, US Brig Niagara
Leanne Strathdee, Waterfront Development Corporation, Halifax, NS
Lindsey Philpott and Jimmy Williams, International Guild of Knot Tyers

Focus Session 2
Session A
License Guidance for Captains: What the Old Guard Needs to Know
Luke Harden, USCG
Captain Jonathan Kabak, US Merchant Marine Academy
Click here to read the Post Conference Overview of this session

Session B
Hot Topics in Marine Biology/Oceanography
Austin Becker, Stanford University 
Jenan Kharbush, Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego 
Resouces Page
Gwen Noda, UCLA, COSEE-West
Click here to read the Post Conference Overview of this session 

Session C
The Business of Ship-Port Appearance Agreements

Focus Session 3
Session A
Updating Your Release Agreement
Reb Gregg 

Session B
New Program Showcase
Resoration of the Schooner Ernestina
Update on the Charles W. Morgan Project
Picton Castle Bosun School
Building a Case for Community Support: Seaport Landing-Acquisition and design of a waterfront facility

Session C
The Maritime Industry: Careers at Sea for You and Your Trainees
Captain Jonathan Kabak, USMMA, Kings Point
Rick Miller, Maine Maritime Academy
Jeff White, FOSS Maritime
CDR Peter Fischel, NOAA Corps 

Session D
Marketing and Social Media-What’s New
Erin Short, TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Coordinator, ASTA
Zach Simonson-Bond, Sound Experience

Click here to read the Post Conference Overview of this session

Tuesday, November 16th

General Session: Reb Gregg
Did You Really Say That?  A discussion of marketing, applications, medical and other documents

Focus Session 4

Session A
What you need to Know: Strategies for Psychotropic Med Management in Remote Programming
Bill Frederick

Session B
Making Educators Out of Sailors
Captain Mark Waddington, CIMI Tall Ship Expeditions, Tole Mour
Captain Rick Miller, Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), Bowdoin
Rachel Miller, US Sailing 
Click here to read the Post Conference Overview of this session

Session C
Building a Strong Annual Giving Program
Jan Wagner, Development Director, Sea Education Association (SEA)

Focus Session 5

Session A
The Future of Marine Weather Prediction Technology
Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief, Ocean Applications Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center
(11MB PDF)

Session B
Working With Volunteers: How our volunteer program validates, vindicates or violates accepted principles of volunteer program administration
Claudia Bankert: The Flagship Niagara and the Brig Roald Amundsen
Captain Simon Colley: The Spirit of Bermuda
Captain Richard Dorfman: The Schooner Pioneer
Jim Spurr: Sloop Friends Good Will

Session C
Find the Right insurance and Understanding What You Have
Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance and Financial

Session D
Website Analytics 101: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Website
Lori Aguiar, Director of Operations, American Sail Training Association
Zach Simonson-Bond, Sound Experience

Closing Speaker
Dr. Ray Ashley, San Diego Maritime Museum
Tall Ships As Allegory

 

Wednesday, November 17 – Safety Under Sail Forum
Risk Benefit Analysis: How to Make Safety Reviews Work
Bill Frederick, founder and director of Lodestone Safety International

S/V Concordia Total Loss: Operator Crisis Management Timeline
Kate Knight and Bruce Middleton, Class Afloat

Ship Killers: A Look at Thunderstorm Outflow-What Every Mariner Needs to Know
Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief of the Ocean Application Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center
(co-author, Ken Pryor, NOAA NESDIS) 

Now What? Dealing with Total Loss
Gene McKeever, Allen Agency Insurance and Financial

 

Wednesday, November 17-Education Under Sail Forum

Improving Practice and Impact: The Sail Training Program Evaluation Self Assessment Toolkit
Kristin Von Wald, PhD, FRSA-Director, Leading and Change Consulting

Models of Educational Daysails
Catherine Collins, Executive Director, Sound Experience
Meghan Wren Briggs, Executive Director, Bayshore Discovery Project
Les Bolton, Executive Director, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Association

Linking Shipboard Programs with Schools: Where is Education in Your Mission
Lynn Whitley, National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)
Catherine Collins, Executive Director, Sound Experience
Les Bolton, Executive Director, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Association

 

 

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