Call for Proposals – Presentation & Speaker

Call for Proposals

Over 700 influential decision makers from all levels of Yacht Clubs, Sail Training Programs, and Class/Fleet Leaders from across the country are gathering in St. Pete Beach, FL for three days in February 2018.

Do YOU have something to say? Here is your chance.

Breadth and Range of Topics Sought
US Sailing seeks a broad range of topical presentations for the Sailing Leadership Forum 2018.

This event offers a special opportunity to interact with these individuals. Attendees include instructors, coaches, race officers, program directors, class/fleet leaders, yacht club management, organization leaders, industry leaders and volunteers.

US Sailing invites you to submit a presenter proposal for Sailing Leadership Forum 2018, held on February 1 – 3 at the TradeWinds Island Grand (St. Pete Beach, FL). The Sailing Leadership Forum offers keynote speaker presentations and focused group sessions on a wide range of topics presented by knowledgeable speakers and industry experts. These sessions cover an array of topics to meet the interest of sailing leadership around the country. This is your opportunity to share your expertise and tap your creativity by developing an original session for presentation.

Appropriate topic areas include (but are not limited to):

•    Adventure Sailing
•    Cruising
•    Risk management
•    Insurance
•    Growing your fleet
•    Membership growth
•    Social media
•    Diversity and inclusion
•    Management and leadership

•    Going Green/Sustainability
•    Junior Sailing
•    Communications
•    Collaboration
•    Race management
•    Personal & professional development
•    Hands-on workshops
•    Skill building workshops

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