2017 Annual Conference Sessions: A Guide

44th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships 2017
February 8-10, 2017
Boston, MA – Boston Seaport Hotel

Final Attendee List 2 14 2017

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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: 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 [presentation available]
0930 – 1000 Refreshment Break
1000 – 1130  Session 2: “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 [presentation available]
1500 – 1545 Session 5: Fireside Chat with the Experts – open and honest answers about funding
1545 –  1615 Refreshment Break
1615 – 1730 Session 6: Presentations! How to get and hold their attention: Bryan Bissell
1730 – 1800 Closing Comments
1900 – 2100 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 

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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 Session 5: 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 Pearsco Solutions, Inc. – by invitation only
1230 -1300 
Welcome and General Updates
1300 – 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: Strategic Philanthropy Workshop/Corporate Sponsorship fireside chat: Honest questions, honest answers
1500 – 1600 Session 3: Lessons Learned: New and old ports share key learnings
1600-1615 Refreshment break

1615 – 1800 RDV 2017 Ships and Ports Session – Open to all interested in participating in the Rendez – Vous 2017 Tall Ships® Regatta
a. Port Presentations – Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Quebec City and outports
b. Races – Charleston to Bermuda; Bermuda to Boston; Boston to Canada
c. Presentation from Boston Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection
d. Update on new security regulations for Canada
1830 – 2030 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB

Thursday, February 9: Conference
0700 – 1715 Focus Sessions
0700 – 0800 Breakfast and Registration
0800 – 0815 Opening Remarks
0815 – 0830 Mayor’s Welcome
0830 – 0900 Keynote Address: Tim Runyan 

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0900 -0905 Housekeeping
0905 – 0915 Break
0915 – 1045 General Session: New Developments at Tall Ships America
1045 – 1115 Refreshment Break

1115 – 1230      FOCUS SESSION 1
F1A Dock Visits – Is your ship ready to visit, and is your port ready to receive them? 

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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

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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 

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F2B Bound for Cuba: Challenges and opportunities for sail training programs voyaging to the Pearl of the Antilles 

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F2C Implementing Coast Guard Navigation and Inspection Circular 02-16: “Inspection Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts on Inspected Sail Vessels

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F2D Material Aquisition for Vessel Construction and Restoration
1530 – 1600 Refreshment Break

1600 – 1715      FOCUS SESSIONS 3
F3A Bringing the Experience Aboard to the World via Video 

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F3B Keep Your Coverage: Ways you might be exposed/uncovered without even knowing it 

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F3C Navigating the Regulatory Seas
F3D Working with Gold Star Teens: Honoring Heroes and Healing Hearts
1715 –  Free Time
1730-2030: SEA (Sea Education Association) Reception

Friday, February 10: Conference
0700 – 1700 Focus Sessions
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 – Captain Andy Chase [documents available]
0900 – 0905  Housekeeping
0905 -0930  Break

0930 – 1045        FOCUS SESSIONS 4
F4A Moderated Discussion Group: Business Planning
F4B  Weather Considerations for Transiting the Western Atlantic in the Fall and Spring – Joe Sienkiewicz

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F4C  Education Program Showcase
1. Falmouth Schools
2. Boothbay Sea and Science Center
3. U.S. Sailing
4. United States Power Squadron
F4D TBD
1045 – 1115  Refreshment Break sponsored by Ships Coy Forge

1115 – 1230         FOCUS SESSIONS 5
F5A Cognitive Bias and Decision Making
F5B No Berth Unsold!

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F5C  The Importance of Experiential Event Branding: Create Attendee Impact
F5D Maritime Heritage Showcase B: Wavertree, Elissa
1230 – 1300
Lunch Buffet
1300 – 1430  Annual Meeting
1430 – 1445 Break

1445 – 1600        FOCUS SESSIONS 6
F6A  RDV 2017
F6B  Medical Care Aboard Ship: Meeting regulatory requirements and managing risk
F6C  Hot Topics in Ocean Literacy and Marine Science [presentations available]
1. Tiffany Smyth, URI – Climate Change
2. Shelley Brown, Sailors for the Sea – Rainy Day Kits
3.  Rachael Miller, Rozalia Project – Microfiber Pollution and Solutions
F6D  Program Showcase: Oliver Hazard Perry, San Salvador, Piscataqua Maritime Commission [presentations available]
1600 – 1630   Refreshment Break sponsored 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 & Financial
Updated 2.21.2017

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