2010 Presentation Topics

19742_312703413211_72062778211_3501689_7050014_nThe 2010 Symposium will have three major “Tracks” of conversation: The Business Track,  The Development Track and The Paddler Track. There will be workshops, panels and seminars spanning all three audiences and tracks highlighted by special guests and industry leaders.

BUSINESS TRACK

  • Paddling School Business Models: PANEL: Bruce Lessels, Jon Clark, Sarah Bell, Jerry McAward
  • Successfully defining your brand and target market: Anna Levesque
  • Building youth participation, Outdoor Nation: Chris Fanning
  • Shat it means to be a Paddlesport Ambassador: Andrew Holcombe
  • How to Connect to the Paddling Community: Janet Cowie, Jerry McAward, James McBeath
  • Social media marketing: James McBeath, Joe Jacobi, Lee Hart
  • SWOT analysis for Whitewater Kayaking (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats): Andy Zimmerman
  • Working with Non-Profits: Mark Singleton
  • Positive Talking Points for Whitewater: Jon Clarke, Chris Fanning, Eric Jackson, Anna Levesque, Bruce Lessels,
    Andy Zimmerman
  • How to Create a Kayak Program at a Kids Camp: Wayne Dickert
  • How to get Liability Insurance: Chris Stec
  • Kayak Design Basics: Mark (Snowy) Robertson
  • How to Save Access on your Local River: Mark Singleton
  • Empower your Employees: Danny Mongno
  • How to start a kayak school: Sara Bell
  • World Kayak:  Blueprint for the Future of Kayaking: James McBeath
  • How to Create a Marketing Plan: Cheri McKenzie

DEVELOPMENT TRACK

  • Swiftwater Rescue Training- Throw Ropes and Entrapments: Cody Harris
  • Swiftwater Rescue training: Mike Mather
  • The 2010 Instructional Greatest hits: Anna Levesque, Eric Jackson, Heather Herbeck,
  • How to Build a Resume and Get Hired in our Industry: Mark Singleton, Wayne Dickert
  • Yoga for Kayaking class: Anna Levesque
  • Allowing your Body to Kayak into Old Age: The importance of stretching: Anna Levesque
  • How to teach very tentative students: Janet Cowie
  • Teaching Progression in Clubs: Jerry McAward
  • How to Create Kayak Adventure Travel Trips: Juliette Kastorff
  • It takes All types to make a healthy market, are you full service?
    Teaching and selling River Running, playboating, creeking, and everything in between.: Eric Jackson
  • Whitewater Parks- How they happen, what results?: Risa Shimoda
  • How to Host/Organize a Home Town Throwdown: Colin Kemp

PADDLER TRACK

  • Kayak Fitness Cross Training: Heather Herbeck
  • Soft Power Health: Jessie Stone
  • Big Boomin Fun with Wayne: Wayne Dickert
  • Slalom Survivor with Joe Jacobi
  • Creeking with Andrew Holcombe
  • Freestyle with Eric Jackson
  • Confidence with Anna Levesque
  • 4P’s of Paddling, Rolling and the Forward Stroke: Ben Lawry
  • Opportunities to Paddle Abroad: Juliette Kastorff
  • Expedition River Logistics: John Grace
  • Effective Breathing and Focus Techniques for Improving your Paddling Performance: Anna Levesque
  • Getting Yourself Sponsored: Andrew Holcombe
  • How to make a kayak film/documentary: John Grace
  • Slalom Whitewater: Juliette Kastorff
  • Intro to SUP: Woody Callaway

Note:  Presentations are subject to change!