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WELCOME - Let’s Get Better! USRowing’s 2020 Annual Convention is going virtual this December! Although all of us would rather be meeting in person, COVID-19 had other plans. No worries though. In fact, this year’s convention promises to be bigger than ever with brand new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) training that will be available free of charge to all of our members along with our ever-popular Para/Adaptive, Coaching Education, Business of Rowing and Referee tracks. And the best part is all of this great content is available from the convenience of home!

We’ll focus on getting better across the spectrum -- improving as coaches, creating more inclusive boathouses, strengthening our organizations as we come back from COVID-19, enhancing our physical and mental well-being, and more. While 2020 has been a challenging year, this year’s Annual Convention serves as a springboard to start 2021 off stronger, healthier, wiser … and better!
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USRowing is excited to announce that VESPOLI USA will be sponsoring the 2020 USRowing Annual Convention, and as part of the sponsorship, convention goers will have the chance to win a new Vespoli SD single. Click Here to Register! 

Click link for the Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, void where prohibited. 16+, U.S. Residents only. Begins 12/8/20; ends 12/13/20. Operated by United States Rowing Association, 2 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Friday, December 11 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Oars for Everyone

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As rowing continues to grow as a sport, we look forward to including more athletes of all backgrounds in our boathouses, a wider range of teams at our regattas, and growing the USRowing referee community! Join our panel of experts, Liz Greenberger, Sarah Low, Dave Miller, and Mike Connors, as we talk about how to ensure you are giving access to all backgrounds and age ranges at your boathouse and regatta. We will then take it a step further and learn how to set up a structure that allows for everyone to succeed in the boathouse, while providing opportunities for growth in the sport as an athlete, staff member and referee.  

Moderators
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Jules Zane

USRowing Director of Member Services and Referee Programs, USRowing

Speakers
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Bryce Chung

Atlanta Rowing Club Coach and Head of the Hooch Liaison
Bryce’s passion for racing on the water began in Honolulu, Hawaii where he was a high school athlete in kayaking and outrigger canoe paddling. His rowing career began in 2005 when he joined the rowing club at the University of Notre Dame as a coxswain and lightweight rower. After... Read More →
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Dave Miller

Longtime Referee, Coach, Sculler, USRowing Referees
Dave’s experience in rowing spans over 30 years. He has seen and affected the sport from many perspectives and roles. Since falling in love with the sport as a member of Michigan State University crew in Fall 1988, he has looked for ways to bring others into the sport.As a coach... Read More →
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Mike Connors

Regatta Director, Head of the Hooch
Mike took on the role of Regatta Director for the Head of the Hooch in April of 2020 after the untimely passing of long-time director Daniel Wolff. For the previous 15 years Mike served as the regatta’s Safety and Security Coordinator. In addition, Mike directed the Chattanooga... Read More →
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Liz Greenberger

Founder & Board President, Row LA
In the years before RowLA, Liz worked at the White House on the National Security Council as a Presidential Management Intern. She has been involved in inclusion work for many years. She and her husband, Martin, helped close the technology gap when they founded a technology inclusion... Read More →
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Sarah Low

Executive Director and Head Women's Coach, Atlanta Junior Rowing Association
Sarah Low is Executive Director and Head Women's Coach for Atlanta Junior Rowing Association, a nationally competitive high school program in Roswell, Georgia. She has also coached the US Women's Under-19 development team, been a part of USRowing’s Under-19 National Team staff... Read More →

Sponsors
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Adam Kreek

Strategic Business Consultant and Lead Ambassador, Oar Board SUP Rower
The Oar Board® is designed for fitness, fun and adventure. The SUP rowing unit is rugged, collapsable, transportable and easy to store. We love making rowing more accessible for the weekend adventurer, the recreational athlete who desires a stable platform or the novice rower learning... Read More →


Friday December 11, 2020 6:30pm - 7:45pm EST