April 19, 2017

Schedule

Life Jacket Association
2019 Annual Conference
May 13 – 15, 2019 | St. Pete Beach, Florida
Sirata Beach Hotel

 

MONDAY, May 13th
Noon – 5:00 pm Life Jacket Association Executive Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration Open
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Reception
Hosted by the Life Jacket Association Board of Directors
TUESDAY, May 14th
8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jason Leggatt, President, Life Jacket Association
9:00 am – 9:30 am Life Jacket Vans & Social Marketing
Rebecca Weil, Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety
9: 30 am – 9:50 am A Model of How Situational Awareness Influences Life Jacket Wear
Tom Mangione, JSI Training & Research Institute, Inc.
9:50 am – 10:10 am 20 Years of National Life Jacket Wear Observation Study
Natalie Spitzer, JSI Training & Research Institute, Inc.
10:10 am – 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 am – 11:00 am PFD Sizing Challenges – Designing for Optimum Fit
Susan Balistreri, Balistreri Consulting, Inc.
11:00 am – 11:30 am Organ Donors, Malbec & Dan Maxim: A Little Story of a New Life Jacket Marketing Label
Dana Gage, The LV Project
11:30 am – Noon Understanding NEW Life Jacket Labels – Educational Video PSA
Jim Emmons, Water Sports Foundation
Noon – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Business Meeting *Agenda forthcoming
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm North American Life Jacket Standard Technical Panel (STP) 1123 Status Report
Nicolette A. Weeks, Standards Specialist/Project Manager, Underwriters Laboratories – Standards
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm New Life Jacket Marketing & Labeling Requirements – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chris James, UL LLC
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Panel Discussion on New Life Jacket Labeling & Marketing
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking Activity
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner (provided)
WEDNESDAY, May 15th
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am State of the Recreational Boating Industry
Sara Anghel, National Marine Manufacturers Association
9:30 am – 10:00 am Life Jacket Promotion in Towed Water Sports
Larry Meddock, Water Sports Industry Association
10:00 am – 10:30 am Life Altering Waters – A Paddle Pro Perspective
Chris Stec, Chair, NSBC Board of Directors
10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am – 11:20 am Weaving Life Jacket Wear Throughout US Sailing Programs
Stu Gilfillen, Director of Education, US Sailing
11:20 am – 11:40 am National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
John Fetterman, Deputy Executive Director, NASBLA
11:40 am – Noon National Safe Boating Council
Chris Stec, Chair, NSBC Board of Directors
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (on own)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Canadian Safe Boating Initiative – Innovative New Ways to Engage the Consumer
Ted Rankine, Playsafe Productions
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Developing a Life Jacket for Scholastic Rowers
Marc Messing, RowSafeUSA
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm USCG Office of Boating Safety
Verne Gifford, Chief, USCG Boating Safety Division
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm USCG Lifesaving & Fire Safety Division Update
Brandi Baldwin, Chief, USCG Lifesaving Division
3:30 pm – 4 :00 pm Transport Canada Marine Safety & Security Update
Larry Spears, Marine Policy and Standards Officer, Transport Canada
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Life Jacket Label Surcharge Fund Update
Jason Leggatt, President, Life Jacket Association
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Ceremonies

Updated 05.09.19 – Subject to change.