Membership - American Sail Training Association

39th Annual Conference on Sail Training

And Tall Ships 2012
Preliminary Agenda

Preliminary Agenda
(subject to change)
 
Pre-Conference Activities
Saturday, January 28 (Conference Registration not required)
1200
1500
1700
1900
 
Sunday, January 29 (Open to Registered Conference Attendees only)
1300
1600
1300
1600
1300
1700
TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2012 Ports/Ships Meeting
(by invitation only)
1200
2000
Early Registration
1900
2100
Welcome Reception at the Marriott Hotel
Conference Day 1
Monday, January 30 (Registered Conference Attendees Only)
730
900
TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013 Ports/Ships Meeting
(by invitation only)
800
900
Continental Breakfast and Registration
900
0930
Welcome and Introductions
0930
1000
keynote Address: Ralf Steitz, President, USMMA Sailing Foundation
1000
1030
Morning Refreshment Break and Networking
1030
1145
Focus Sessions 1
A
Learning to Deal with Behaviorally Challenging Participants in the Field - Dr. Will White and Nichol Ernst
B
Social Media Marketing: Getting Personal- Naomi Kabak
C
Say What You Do. Do What You Say: Using the New Sail Training International Safety Management System Template - Peter Cardy and Paul Bishop
1145
1245
Annual Meeting of the membership and elections.
1245
1345
General Session: Allen Agency Insurance and Financial Let’s Learn A Little, Save A Little, Protect Our Crews, Passengers and Our Assets
1345
1400
Afternoon Break
1400
1515
Focus Sessions 2: A, B, C, D
A
Navigating the Regulatory Seas I: Latest Issues - Ship Operations and Safety Committee
 
B
Big Results With A Small Staff: Blending Traditional & Modern Fundraising Campaign Strategies for Small Organizations- Catherine Collins and Zach Simonson Bond, Sound Experience
 
C
Hot Topics In Marine Science:
A. Changes to Ocean Chemistry Will Adversely Affect Many Marine Organisms-Jim Yoder, Vice President for Academic Programs, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
B. Plastic Marine Debris: A novel and alien marine ecosystem? - Erik Zettler, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean for Institutional Relations and Research
Sea Education Association
C. Ocean Water Striders: The Little Known World of Halobates
- Mary Engels, Science Coordinator for the Sea Education Association
 
D
Working With Tourism and Your Community Partners - Craig Samborski, Erin Donovan, Leeanne Strathdee, Evan Smith, Joe Marinelli
1515
1545
Afternoon Refreshment Break and Networking
1545
1700
Focus Sessions 3: A, B, C, D
A
Careers At Sea: So You Want To Sail For A Living? Information to help you enter, advance in the sail training industry
 
B
New Program Showcase A
1. South Street Seaport Museum - Jonathan Boulware
2. Think Sail, Inc. - Anne-Louise Dauphinee
3. Charles W. Morgan Project - Shannon McKenzie
4. Sisters Under Sail - Dawn Santamaria
 
C
The Future of Marine Weather Prediction Technology: The tools and techniques that will provide your weather forecast in the upcoming years - Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief of the Oceans Application Branch, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center
 
D
Risk Management: Managing Your Crew's Non-Emergency Health Needs - Dr. Jennifer Kabak
1700
1900
Free Time - Dinner on your own
1715 1845 Crew Pre-Reception Dinner at the Tall Ships America Office
1900
2100
Reception sponsored by the Host Ports of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2012 and the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013
Conference Day 2
Tuesday, January 31 (Registered Conference Attendees Only)
800
900
Continental Breakfast and Registration
800
900
Employment "Speed Dating":Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the people responsible for crew and staff hiring at dozens of Tall Ships America member organizations, at this informal 5 minute "speed dating" style employment fair. Don't forget to bring your resume and copies of your credentials.
900
1000
General Session:Weather for all Levels: Forecasting information for Mates, Masters, Educators and Port Organizers - Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief of the Oceans Application Branch, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center
1000
1030
Morning Refreshment Break and Networking
1030
1145
Focus Sessions 4: A, B, C, D
A
Medical Pre-Screening and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions: What You Need to Know Before You Leave the Harbor - Bill Frederick
 
B
Sponsorship in the New Economy - Lea Parrell and Jed Pearsall
 
C
Navigating the Regulatory Seas II: Traditional Vessel Rig Inspections: an Ongoing Effort
Captain Jonathan Boulware, Tall Ships America Ship Ops and Safety Committee
Mr. Marc Cruder, Senior Marine Inspector, USCG Headquarters Traveling Inspections Staff
Captain Joshua Berger, Sound Experience, schooner ADVENTURESS
John Koon, Rigger, Tradewinds Marine Services Inc.
1145
1315
Lucheon, Special Announcements and Guest Speakers
1315
1430
Focus Session 5: A, B, C, D
A
Let the Sea Be the Teacher: Trainee and Crew Development With the Sea As Your Ally- Crane Stookey
 
B
Blogging: Get Smart About Content - Erin Short
 
C
Ships and Ports: Maximizing A Ship Port Appearance- Captain Dan Moreland, Captain John Beebe Center, Mr. Paul Bishop, Mr. David Choate
 
D
Risk Management and Decision Making- Using "near misses" and incident analysis to to teach and create safety awareness in your organization - Captain Deborah Hayes
1430
1500
Afternoon Refreshment Break and Networking
1500
1600
Apps For Caps - Chris Gasiorek (Takes place aboard the Liberator)
1500
1600
New Program Showcase B
1. Cundalow Company - Molly Bolster
2. Pacific Schhoners, Ltd. TIARE TAPORO - Captain Dan Moreland
3. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RI - Bart Dunbar
1615
1645
Closing Comments - David Neibuhr
1645
1800
Free Time
1800
1900
Cocktail Reception
1900 2400 Annual Sail Training Awards Presentation and Banquet followed by live music and dancing with "The Rock"
sponsered by Allen Agency Insurance and Financial
Forums Day 3
Safety Forum and Education Forum run concurrently
Wednesday, February 1: Safety Under Sail Forum (Registration Required)
0730
0830
Continental Breakfast and Registration
0830
0945
Meteorology: Dynamics of severe weather, cold fronts, squalls, downdrafts, and microbursts with an eye toward prediction, preparedness, and avoidance.-  Joe Sienkiewicz, NOAA, Ocean Prediction Center
0945
1015
Refreshment Break
1015
1130
Stability: A look at sailing ship stability in extreme wind conditions, with particular attention to squall curves, maximum steady heel angle, responding to extreme wind, down flooding, and material condition. Naval Architect Bruce Johnson facilitating.
1130
1230
Buffet Lunch
1230
1345
The Human Factor:Bridge resource management on the decks of sail training vessels. What is the bridge? Identifying a vessel's equipment resources, human resources and human systems with attention to material condition management, station bills, watch manning (captain as watchstander),
voyage planning, fatigue, and crew officer training.
1345
1415
Refreshment Break
1415
1530
Panel Discussion: Advancing our practices aboard the sail training fleet. An open discussion on the topics brought about throughout the day. Panel to consist of all presenters from the sessions with participation by sailing ship masters, mates, crew, and others.
Wednesday, February 1: Education Under Sail Forum (Registration Required)
0730
0830
Continental Breakfast and Registration
0830
0945
Ocean Education, Current Opportunities and Emerging Trends in Education:NOAA Presentation An essential component of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research mission is to enhance understanding of the science and technology associated with exploring our ocean, and build interest in careers that support ocean-related work. This presentation will introduce the NOAA OER Education program, share both onsite and online educator professional development opportunities associated with NOAA's new ship for ocean exploration, the Okeanos Explorer, and provide online ocean science resources from a number of NOAA offices. - Susan E. Haynes, Education Program Manager, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
0945
1015
Refreshment Break
1015
1130
Ocean Education, Current Opportunities and Emerging Trends in Education:Engaging Students in New WaysEffective educators must combine their passions with methodologies that can produce the desired goals and outcomes.  In this session, a panel of educators will share some current and creative approaches to student engagement.  Rachel Miller of the Rozalia Project will bring to life STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts through the lens of marine debris and healthy oceans, and use of underwater technology.  Author/Artist/Educator Peter Stone will explore the ideas of continuity between the shipboard experience to home and classroom, STREAM model for Ocean Literacy, and Art & Science Nature Journaling: Life Skills in Multiple Disciplines - Rachael Miller, Peter Stone
1130
1230
Buffet Lunch
1230
1530
Financial Sustainability for Education Programs This two part afternoon working session will address current challenges in financial sustainability for shipboard education programs.  The session aims to draw on the wisdom and experience of our tall ship industry colleagues for creative exploration of “new business” opportunities to maximize capacity of the ship as education platform for youth of all ages. 
1230
1345
Part I– Simon Colley, former Sr. Captain and Director of Marine Operations for Spirit of Bermuda and currently studying management at Harvard, will frame the afternoon with a case study of program innovations and efficiencies created in his most recent role.  This will be followed by a group discussion on current industry challenges and opportunities in sustaining shipboard education programming.
1345
1415
Refreshment Break
1415
1530
Part II– Session participants will work in small groups to identify areas of opportunity and growth in the effort to sustain education programs. Experienced tall ship industry colleagues will act as informal consultants/facilitators to each group to help support and guide the development and sharing of sustainable education ideas and models.  The session will conclude with a convening of the large group and sharing of each group’s learnings, ideas and “take-aways” for future sustainable programming.  Those consulting/facilitating include but are not limited to Simon Colley, Dave Neibuhr, PhD, Executive Director, Watermen’s Museum, Catherine Collins, Executive Director, Sound Experience (schooner Adventuress), Tommy Seda, Waterfront Operations Director, and Kristen Andrews, Executive Director, Schooner Inc.
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