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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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Saturday, December 12 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
DE&I Panel with Arshay Cooper

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Join author and speaker, Arshay Cooper, and a talented group of panelists with extensive experience in the world of diversity and inclusion in our sport.

Moderators
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Arshay Cooper

Award-winning author and activist, Motivational speaker
ARSHAY COOPER is a Rower, Benjamin Franklin award-winning author, A Golden Oar recipient for his contributions to the sport of rowing, motivational speaker, and activist, particularly around issues of accessibility for low-income families.Arshay grew up on the West Side of Chicago... Read More →

Speakers
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Jessica Smith

Coach, Riverside Boat Club
Mother, wife, teacher, and coach. She is currently teaching middle school science during the academic year in Falcon, Colorado while coaching masters rowing at Riverside Boat Club in Boston during the summers. Jessica rowed and raced at the national level at Riverside in the late... Read More →
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Richard Butler

Co-Chair DEI Committee, Consultant
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Tymir Green-Ellis

Assistant Coach, Philadelphia City Rowing
My name is Tymir Green-Ellis and I recently graduated from Johnson & Wales University - Providence Campus as a Health Science Major. I began rowing in 2017 as a novice walk-on and became captain in 2019 during my senior year. I’m currently an assistant coach at Philadelphia City... Read More →
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Kadee Sylla

Coach, USD
My name is Kadee Sylla and I am a first year coach at the University of San Diego. I rowed at USD for 5 years and was captain for 3. I also enjoyed being president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), USD's Student Athlete Representative (STAR), and 2019 U23 member during... Read More →
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Denise Aquino

Founder and Co-Host, Rowing in Color Podcast
Denise Aquino has 15 years of experience within the field of athletics as an athlete, coach, program director, podcaster, and diversity and inclusion educator. As founder of the new podcast, Rowing in Color, she is committed to creating a platform that amplifies the voices of color... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2020 5:15pm - 6:30pm EST