IBWSS Partners Announce New Web Site

International Boating and Water Safety Summit Partners Announce New Web Site
User-Friendly Site will allow for easier registration, access to Summit information

Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2012) – The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) have announced a new web site,, for the 2013 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) being held in San Antonio, TX. will offer options including online registration and the ability to download Summit information.

The 2013 IBWSS, being held March 24-27, 2013 is the premier boating and water safety education and training conference. The Summit serves as the national forum to assist in implementing the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. The new web site will streamline information and resources on one user-friendly platform for IBWSS attendees, presenters, and exhibitors.

“We’re excited to offer this web site to make the pre-Summit process easier as well as being able to provide essential information on programs, technology and training during and after the event,” remarks Virgil Chambers, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. “It takes the Summit into the realm of a year-round experience to be accessed by many not able to attend.”

“This innovative new process, for all of us with IBWSS, will allow our returning and potential attendees to make their plans to join us even earlier than in the past,” said Cecilia Duer, executive director of the National Water Safety Congress. “The web site will also provide a great resource, which can be easily passed on to others, through all electronic and social media. We are looking forward to a great IBWSS in San Antonio 2013.”

IBWSS is a joint venture between the NSBC and NWSC with additional support produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

About the National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. The NSBC accomplishes this mission by promoting outreach and research initiatives that support boating education and safety awareness; improving the professional development of boating safety educators through training; and developing and recognizing outstanding boating safety programs. To learn more about the NSBC and its programs, visit

About the National Water Safety Congress

The NWSC remains committed to continuing their leadership role in advancing the promotion of education and hands on training for safety on our recreational waters. The NWSC develops, publishes, and distributes boating and water safety education materials to recreational and professional users, with a consistent message to provide public safety benefits and designed to reduce or eliminate water-related accidents, injuries, and fatalities. The NWSC acknowledges those who have made outstanding contributions in their efforts to prevent accidents or loss of life, and assist us in building a network of water safety professionals throughout the country between federal, state and local organizations and individuals. To learn more about the NWSC and its programs, visit