April 19, 2017

Schedule

Life Jacket Association
2018 Annual Conference
June 25-27, 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

Conference Program (PDF)

MONDAY, June 25th
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, June 26th
7:30 am – 8:00 am  Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Wayne Walters, President, Life Jacket Association
8:30 am – 9:30 am Keynote Speaker – Verne Gifford
Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division
9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee break
10:00 am – 10:30 am State of the Industry
Sara Anghel, President, National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada
10:30 am – 11:00 am 2017 USCG Accident Statistics (Newly Released)
Verne Gifford, Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division
11:00 am – 11:30 am New Life Jacket Labels & Standards
Jacqueline Yurkovich, Life Saving & Fire Safety Division, U.S. Coast Guard
Noon – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Business Meeting  *View Agenda
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Coffee break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Life Jacket Association Boat Report on Stakeholders Meeting
Jason Leggatt, Vice Chair, LJA
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Partner Update – National Association of State Boating Law Administrators
John Fetterman, Deputy Executive Director, NASBLA
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Laboratory Updates
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner
WEDNESDAY, June 27th
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Life Jacket Association Areas of Interest & Membership Survey
Life Jacket Association Board of Directors
8:30 am – 9:30 am Life Jacket Wear in the Presence of Risky Conditions & Case Study on Life Jacket Loaner Stations
Tom Mangione, JSI Training & Research Institute, Inc.
9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee break
10:00 am – 10:30 am Life Jacket Safety Initiatives & Resources
Ed Huntsman, Recreational Boating Safety Program Manager, District 8
10:30 am – 11:00 am Rebranded National Safe Boating Campaign –
National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)
Peg Phillips, Executive Director, NSBC
Yvonne Pentz, Communications Director, NSBC
11:00 am – 11:30 am Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Brian Rehwinkel, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Capt. Tom Shipp, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Life Jacket Wear in Towed Sports
Larry Meddock, Executive Director, Water Sport Industry Association
Kevin Michael, Asst. Executive Director, Water Sport Industry Association
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm USACE Mandatory Wear Case Study
Verne Gifford, Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Closing Ceremonies

Updated 06.21.18 – Subject to change.