May 11, 2021

2021 Presentations

2021 Life Jacket Association Virtual Annual Conference Presentations

REI’s Product Impact Standards & Climate Action by Greg Gausewitz, Product Sustainability Manager, REI

All Boats Float; Diversity in Paddlesports by Andrea Knepper, Laura Statesir & Rox Pelagio – Chicago Adventure Therapy

Question & Answer Session #1, Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Life Jacket Website by Hannah Helsby, Deputy Executive Director, NASBLA

Commercial Fishing PFD Research & Training: An International Overview by Rebecca Weil, Jessica Echard & Rachel Eckert – Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

Question & Answer Session #2 – May 4, 2021

Paddling Fatalities: Trends, Contributing Factors and Simple Interventions by Robin Pope, President, American Canoe Association (ACA)

Question & Answer Session #3 – May 4, 2021

U.S. National Water Safety Action Plan: Life Jackets, PFDs and Other Flotation​ by Christopher Stec, Tizzy Bennett & Dana Gage

PANEL: Working Towards Sustainability: Developing a Path Forward by Brandi Baldwin, Catherine Martin, Steve Keller, & Clint Smith

A look ahead with the USCG Boating Safety Division by Verne Gifford, Chief, USCG Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2)

How to Combat Life Jackets Being Sold in the U.S. That Are Not Approved by the United States Coast Guard by Stefan Stein, Intellectual Property Attorney, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Business Meeting + Question & Answer Session – May 6, 2021
Technical Updates & Standards Meeting – May 11, 2021