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2016 Ohio Boating Summit

99% of Ohioans live within a half-hour drive of Ohio’s boating waterways. Whether powerboating or paddling, boaters in Ohio continue to spend their time and hard-earned money in pursuit of fun on the water.

NEW THIS YEAR: Following the Summit, OSU and ODNR are pairing up to offer a natural resources networking reception at no charge to all interested students and professionals.

Keynote Speaker: Brewster Rhoads, former Executive Director for Green Umbrella

Presentation Topics:

  • Examining Factors of Recreational Boating Accidents
  • Paddling Destinations and Activities
  • Life Jacket Trends: Ready. Set. Wear It!
  • Innovations in Side Scan Sonar
  • The Ohio River
  • Caesar Creek Marina
  • Post-Summit OSU Student and Professional Networking Reception NEW!