40th Annual Conference
Sail Training And Tall Ships 2013
February 4 - 6, 2013
sheraton erie bayfront hotel - erie, pennsylvania
Professional Development Grants
|Projecting forward for maritime commerce as a whole, the International Maritime Organization, the U.S. Maritime Administration, and commercial shipping companies all agree that we will soon face a critical shortage of licensed and qualified mariners. In our world of tall ships and sail training, we already feel the pinch: licensing requirements and costs keep climbing, but program revenues, business opportunities and wages struggle to hold par in a down economy. The conference will explore how training, safety, public engagement, and youth enrichment can be harnessed to develop the crews, career opportunities, and business systems necessary to prepare the Next Watch and will offer a track of sessions aimed at working crew who desire to sustain a seafaring career.|
Conference Professional Development grants are for the full 3-day Conference and Safety or Education Under Sail Forum, and will reduce the registration fee from $550 to $100. (Travel and accommodations not included). Space is limited so apply early!
Applications should be submitted by email or fax as a written request to: Lori@tallshipsamerica.org Fax: 401-849-5400 and include documentation (letter from captain or employer, record of sea time etc.) demonstrating that the applicant meets the above criteria.
Applicants will be notified of the decision within seven days of Tall Ships America’s receipt of the complete application.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Lori Aguiar, Tall Ships America Director of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the 40th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships visit www.tallshipsamerica.org