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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USRowing has extended the online registration deadline for the Administrator's Pass (Inclusion Forum+Business of Rowing presented by RegattaCentral), CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference, Junior Day, Masters Track, and Advanced Coaches Conference.

Online registration for these programs will remain open until November 29, 2015.

Click here to select the tracks you wish to attend. 

After November 29, attendees can register on site at the Convention. A $50 late fee will apply to all on-site registrations.

Registration is no longer available for Level 2 Certification, or Rowing 101/Level 1 Certification due to the requirements of completing those programs.

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.
Downloadable Version of Schedule (PDF)

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 (updated November 2): 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" presented by RegattaCentral (updated November 17): Returning for this year, USRowing's popular "Business of Rowing" program, presented by RegattaCentral, 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"/Level 1 Certification (updated November 5):"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 Day (updated November 17)Join 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 Track (updated October 22): This year's Convention will feature a day of programming focusing on the unique needs of the Masters rowing community.

Referee Programs (updated October 29)This year's referee program includes an Advanced Referee College, a workshop on Adaptive equipment, and the annual December meeting of the Referee Committee.

Social Events
Rock the Row: Passport to Boathouse Row: Join us for a “Passport to Boathouse Row” on Friday, December 4th at the Annual USRowing Convention. Organized by the Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia and its member clubs, the party will be THE spot to be as we head into the weekend of the convention.  The historic rowing clubs of Boathouse Row will be open for tours with drinks, food, dancing, and special guests all along the way. 
USRowing Annual Awards Reception presented by Nathan Benderson Park: 
The USRowing Annual Awards Reception, presented by Nathan Benderson Park, 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.

Stay Active
“Row Boathouse Row,” a rowing “Advntur” in Philadelphia: With help from Advntur, the clubs of the Schuylkill Navy have generously offered to play host to a select group of USRowing Convention attendees who would like the chance to get on the water and row during their time in Philadelphia. Weather permitting, sessions are offered Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Click the link to register, and for more information.

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

"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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Host Hotel Information

All programs take place in the host hotel, unless otherwise noted.

Hilton Penn's Landing

201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Click here for more information about the host hotel.

Last-Minute Hotel Options

Still searching for hotels near the Convention site?

Reduced rates are available at these hotels:

Wyndham Historic District, 400 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Holiday Inn Express-Penn's Landing, 100 North Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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