Important Updates

**Online registration for the 2017 USRowing Convention has been extended through Friday, November 17 – Don’t miss your chance to secure one of the few remaining spots in Sarasota!**

2017 America Rows Inclusion and Adaptive Rowing Forum – USRowing Convention

The 2017 America Rows Inclusion and Adaptive Rowing Forum will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, as part of the USRowing Convention.

For information about other programs at this year’s USRowing Convention, click here.


“Building Bridges – One Stroke at a Time”

Bridges are metaphors for everything in life. The bridge is not only to get from east to west or north to south. For USRowing, bridges are about connecting and building diverse and inclusive communities. Before we can build robust, diverse, and inclusive rowing communities, we will first need to better understand how race and ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual challenges, and religion affect multicultural understanding, privilege, generational diversity, language and communication. We will explore how to better understand our individual perspectives on diversity. This will be an interactive, hands on workshop style event with panel discussions with para athletes and community rowing experts.

Who should attend? Rowing club board members and executive directors, public, high school, college and club rowing coaches, community rowing programs, private rowing clubs.

Bridges are metaphors for everything in life. The bridge is not only to get from east to west or north to south. For USRowing, bridges are about connecting and building diverse and inclusive communities.

We will explore how to better understand our individual perspectives on diversity. This will be an interactive, hands on workshop style event with panel discussions with para athletes and community rowing experts.

Registration Information

**Online registration for the 2017 USRowing Convention has been extended through Friday, November 17 – Don’t miss your chance to secure one of the few remaining spots in Sarasota!**

Click the link below to register for this program, along with the option to add other programs to your cart.

Registration for this event is $75.

Bundle this program with the “Business of Rowing” and “Regatta Management” tracks to receive a $75 discount. Simply add all three programs to your cart, and the discount will be reflected at Checkout.

**The USRowing Convention is open to USRowing members. Attendees must be USRowing Basic members with the Regatta or Coaches Package add-on, or Championship level members.**

Click here for more information about the new Basic Add-on packages.

Click here to verify or renew your current membership.

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Program Information

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Speakers & Presenters

  • Richard Butler

    Forum Facilitator

    Topics: 

    • “Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?”
    • “Understanding Primary and Secondary Dimensions of Diversity: Uncovering Stereotypes and Increasing Multicultural Understanding”
    • “Privilege”
  • Deb Arenberg

    Forum Facilitator

  • Ellen Minzer

    Community Rowing, Inc.

    Topics: Para Coaches Panel

  • Stephanie Parrish

    Miami Beach Rowing Club

    Topic: Para Coaches Panel

  • Joe Dobson

    Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program

    Topic: Para Coaches Panel

  • Scott Brown

    Topic: Changes & Growth in the Sport – Before, During, After — Para Athlete Panel

  • Betsy Mitchell

    Topic: Changes & Growth in the Sport – Before, During, After — Para Athlete Panel

  • Helman Roman

    Topic: Changes & Growth in the Sport – Before, During, After — Para Athlete Panel

  • Amanda Kraus

    Row New York

    Topic: Positive Coaching and Cultural Bridging

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