Annual Convention

  • Dates: 03 – 06 Dec, 2015
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

The 2015 USRowing Annual Convention will be held December 3-6, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Click here for the official announcement. 

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Click here to view a photo gallery of the 2014 event.


Online registration will be available beginning September 1, 2015.

USRowing Membership

The USRowing Annual Convention is open to all USRowing Championship members.Click here to create or renew your USRowing membership.

What Should I Attend?

See below for suggestions for who will get the most out of the various programs available. Click the links below for more information on each program.

Advanced Coaches Conference (updated July 2): Learn from the best coaches in the country. Past speakers have included USRowing National Team coaches, junior and collegiate champion coaches, and accomplished international minds from the sport.

Level 2 Coaching CertificationComplete the coursework and test required to earn your Level 2 Coaching Certification. The "bread and butter" of the coaching education program, this level is designed to train assistant and head coaches at the high school and collegiate levels. Click the link to learn more about the new Level 2 program.

CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference: USRowing and the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association are partnering together to bring the CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference to the USRowing Annual Convention. College coaches, both CRCA members and non-members, are invited to attend this track of programming. Click the link for more information.

"Business of Rowing": Returning for this year, USRowing's popular "Business of Rowing" program is THE place for rowing's administrators and decision makers to come together and discuss relevant topics. 

America Rows Inclusion Forum: The America Rows Inclusion Forum provides an opportunity to explore inclusion strategies as they contribute to implementing safe and welcoming programs for all athletes. 

​Parents and Youth Athletes
"Rowing 101""Rowing 101" will teach the basics of the sport. Parents, teachers, fitness instructors, and those looking to learn the sport for the first time will get the most from this program, based on the new Level 1 coaching curriculum. 

Junior DayJoin us for a day of programming aimed at junior competitors, and the parents that allow them to participate in the sport. Past programs have included information on collegiate rowing, college recruiting, and meet-and-greet with former National Team athletes.

Masters Athletes
Masters Clinic: This year's Convention will feature a day of programming focusing on the unique needs of the Masters rowing community.

Referee Programs: USRowing will offer clinics for different levels of referees at this year's Annual Convention.

Social Events
USRowing Annual Awards Reception: The USRowing Annual Awards Reception is the last opportunity to celebrate the best from the year in rowing. Starting with a "Happy Hour", attendees are invited to join USRowing in recognizing the people that help make the sport great.

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Room Reservations and Host Hotel Information

Rooms are available at the host hotel for the following rates (tax not included):

  • Single/Double Occupancy= $139.00
  • Triple Occupancy= $164.00
  • Quadruple Occupancy= $189.00

The cut-off date for these rates is November 20, 2015. Room requests after this date are based upon availability, at an increased rate.

Host Hotel:

Hilton Penn's Landing

201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Click here for more information about the host hotel.

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