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.


Click here to register for the programs you plan to attend at this year's Convention.

Online registration will be available beginning Tuesday, September 1 until Friday, November 20, 2015.

Registration is a 3-step process.

  1. Visit the Registration page to select the programs you want to attend at this year's Convention. Select each program you want to attend, and any applicable discounts will be automatically included in your total.
  2. Visit the Join/Renew page to make sure your "Championship" membership is current.
  3. Click here to make your reservations at the host hotel.  

After November 20, attendees can register on site at the Convention. A $50 late fee will apply to all on-site registrations.

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?

2015 USRowing Annual Convention Complete Program of Events
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" (updated October 6): 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 (updated Sept. 28): 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.

Use these combinations to see big savings on popular program combinations.

Coaching Career Development Package: Earn your Level 2 Certification and learn from the best coaches in the world with this package. Save $250 when adding that Advanced Coaches Conference to your Level II Certification registration. Simply add both options to your cart, and the discount will be given automatically.

Junior Day Family Package: Experience a full day of programming to bring the entire family up to speed on the rowing world. For each parent that registers for the Rowing 101 program, one kid is eligible to attend Junior Day free of charge. This is a savings of $50.

"I Do It All" Package: Are you the head coach and the Director of Rowing? Add the Administrator Pass to your Advanced Coaches Conference registration for half price. That gives you 4 full days of programming with the America Rows Inclusion Forum, Business of Rowing, and Advanced Coaches Conference, plus a $50 savings. Just add the Administrator Pass and Advanced Coaches Conference options to your cart to see these savings.

CRCA Upgrade: Coming for the CRCA Conference on Friday? Stay for the weekend to attend the Advanced Coaches Conference, and save $100 on the combination. Add both the CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference and the Advanced Coaches Conference to your cart for the automatic discount. CRCA members can also add their coupon code for an additional $50 savings.

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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.

Travel Information

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Information

Maps and Directions to Hotel

Visitor Basics and Transportation Information

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