April 19, 2017

Schedule

Life Jacket Association
2019 Annual Conference
May 14 – 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 Media
Rebecca Weil, Northeast Center for Occupational Health and SafetyResearchers at the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety are launching new lifejacket vans and a social marketing campaign with the aim to make lifejacket use easy, appealing, and affordable for commercial fishermen.
9: 30 am – 9:50 am

 

 

 

A Model of How Situational Awareness Influences Life Jacket Wear
Tom Mangione, JSI Training & Research Institute, Inc.How situational awareness of both static and dynamic risk factors in connection with the type of boat being used influences the perception of the likelihood of falling into the water or capsizing and the perceptions of the negative consequences of doing so. These perceptions, coupled with the boater’s beliefs about the benefits and drawbacks of wearing a life jacket will influence the decision to wear it or not.
9:50 am – 10:15 am

 

 

20 Years of National Life Jacket Wear Observation Study
Natalie Spitzer, JSI Training & Research Institute, Inc.This presentation will use the theoretical framework proposed in Thomas Mangione’s presentation “JSI Model of How Situational Awareness Influences Life Jacket Wear Behavior & a presentation on 20 years of running the National Life Jacket Observational Wear Study for the USCG Office of Boating Safety” to discuss findings from the National Life Jacket Wear Rate Observational Study.
10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 am – 11:00 am Canada Safe Boating Statistics
11:00 am – 11:20 am Sustainability & Environmental Impact in the Life Jacket Industry
11:20 am – 11:40 am Climate Change Impacts on Boating / Marine Industry Water Safety Products
11:40 am – Noon Trade Issues Impacting Boating & Life Jacket Industry
Noon – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Business Meeting  *Agenda forthcoming
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm North American Life Jacket Standards Panel (STP) 1123 Status Report
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee break
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

New Life Jacket Marketing & Labeling Requirements – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Chris James, UL LLC
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Roundtable Discussion
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
WEDNESDAY, May 15thth
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:30 am Developing a Life Jacket for Scholastic Rowers
9:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Life Jacket Promotion in Towed Water Sports
Kevin Michael, Water Sports Industry Association
Larry Meddock, Water Sports Industry Association
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee break
10:00 am – 10:30 am A Retail Buyer Perspective on Consumer Life Jackets
10:30 am – 11:00 am USCG Office of Boating Safety
11:00 am – 11:20 am National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
11:20 am – 11:40 am National Safe Boating Council
11:40 am – Noon Boat US Foundation
Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm USCG Lifesaving & Fire Safety Division Update
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Transport Canada Marine Safety & Security Update
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Closing Ceremonies

Updated 03.20.19 – Subject to change.