International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Your Professional Development Conference 

There are many benefits to attending the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), April 23-26, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the premier event for professional development with increased focus on training, education, meeting, and networking for professionals, volunteers, and anyone involved in boating and water safety. The IBWSS agenda is developed around the goals and objectives of the Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Plan. Plan to attend the 2017 IBWSS to gain priceless, valuable tools for professional development, to use in your community, and for your boating and water safety needs.

To visit the IBWSS website and see more information about the 2017 IBWSS, please click hereYou can also take a look at the Proceedings from the 2016 IBWSS by clicking here.

Another important aspect of the IBWSS is the Media Contest. Organizations from around the world can submit their media materials used to promote safe boating and other water activities. The entries are judged by a panel and announced during a General Session on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. You can download the application as a Word document or PDF. Applications are due no later than March 15, 2017 and you can email your application or questions to Diane Corish at Please see application for more details regarding how to apply.

You can click here to access the 2016 Media Contest winner's entries to utilize in your own outreach efforts.