Membership - American Sail Training Association

 

41st Annual Conference on Sail Training

And Tall Ships 2014
February 3 - 5, 2014

Wyndham San Diego Bayfront Hotel - San Diego, CA
Preliminary Agenda

Monday, February 3, 2014
(Schedules are preliminary and subject to change)

Safety Under Sail Forum
Sponsored by PEARSCO Solutions
700
800
Registration & Breakfast
800
930
Session 1: Safety Aloft II: Next Steps
Last year’s Safety Aloft presentation examined current trends in equipment, recent casualties, and the physics of a fall. Safety Aloft II will look to apply what we have learned in an effort to define best practices. What are the options for equipment? How do we train, drill, and document our safety aloft efforts?
930
1000
Coffee & Networking Break
1000
1130
Session 2:  Lessons Learded from Time Spent in a Life Raft
Join a USCG rescue swimmer and two mariners who have spent time in life rafts for an interactive discussion on lessons learned from emergency use of rafts. Take away techniques and ideas that will fortify crew training and emergency drills in your operation, be that offshore or coastwise. 
1130
1200
Lunch Buffet
1200
1300
Cold Water Survival Bootcamp
Education Under Sail Forum participants will join those attending the Safety Under Sail Forum for lunch and Cold Water Boot Camp. Join former USCG rescue swimmer and co-founder of Cold Water Boot Camp, Mario Vittone, for a session on the dangers of cold water immersion. Survival in cold water is less well understood than we assume. Learn the real story about hypothermia and drowning in cold water along with specific prevention and rescue techniques you can immediately adopt in your operation.
1300
1315
Break
1315
1430
Session 3: Timing is Everything -May Day, Pan Pan
When someone is injured, or  the water is rising, or machinery has failed, weather is deteriorating –experience has shown that mariner’s frequently wait to notify rescue services of their condition. A call to have that service on standby can shave hours off their arrival time if you end up needing them on the scene. A panel  of  mariners and USCG experts will discuss this topic.
1430
1515
Moderated Open Forum
This time is dedicated to discussing maritime issues that are on your mind with fellow mariners and panelists from today's presentations. Post topics you would like discussed on the flip chart stationed outside the room before 1430.
To start off the conversation, Joe Sienkiewicz of NOAA Ocean Prediction Center wants feedback on "What weather products do you need to make decisions at sea?"
1515
1530
Refreshment Break
1530
1730
TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® 2014 Ports/Ships Briefing
For those vessel operators planning to participate in the 2014 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series

Sponsored by Packaging2.0 Responsible packaging for generations of cleaner oceans
700
800
Registration & Breakfast
800
930
Session 1: STEM Programs 2.0 
Engaging, ready to go, and free programs relevant for ship-and land-based sailing and marine education programs. Includes US Sailing's REACH Program, Rozalia Project's Mission Atlantic/Mission Pacific Coast, and an introduction to the Ocean Conservancy's new STEM program
930
1000
Coffee & Networking Break
1000
1130
Session 2: Promoting Learning Conversations 
Learning is social and active. Discussions, questions and explanations are all essential elements of the learning process, and the newly established Next Generation Science Standards. Engaging activities and thoughtful
discussion will introduce strategies for promoting and supporting learning conversations in your new and current programming. Share your own “best practices” for engaging students in meaningful conversations.
1130
1200
Lunch Buffet
1200
1300
Cold Water Survival Bootcamp
Education Under Sail Forum participants will join those attending the Safety Under Sail Forum for lunch and Cold Water Boot Camp. Join former USCG rescue swimmer and co-founder of Cold Water Boot Camp, Mario Vittone, for a session on the dangers of cold water immersion. Survival in cold water is less well understood than we assume. Learn the real story about hypothermia and drowning in cold water along with specific prevention and rescue techniques you can immediately adopt in your operation.
1300
1315
Break
1315
1515
Session 3:An Honest and Open Discussion With Funders
This session will give participants the chance to ask prospective or current funders the questions they have always wanted to know the answers to but have been too afraid to ask! We will have decision makers from a corporate sponsorship department, a grant-making foundation and an individual who is a major donor/active philanthropist sitting on a panel ready and willing to discuss what makes them excited to give you their money in the first place and what makes them continue to support you over time.
1515
1530
Refreshment Break
1530
1630
Session 4: Sustaining Your Marine Ed Program
You have great programs and great teachers…now to keep afloat. This panel session will provide specific program ideas, techniques, and resources available for organizational sustainability. Planned topics include: using small boats in a big boat program, partnerships for STEM funding, and marketing strategies specific to education programs.
1630
1700
Wrap up
Evening Activity
1800
2100
Welcome Reception hosted by the Maritme Museum of San Diego
Join us for Dinner and Drink aboard the Star of India
   
     
     
     
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