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Annual Convention

The 2015 USRowing Annual Convention will be held December 3-6, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Online registration will be available beginning September 1, 2015.

Planned Program of Events

Below is a list of the programming planned to be offered at this year's Convention. This list is subject to change. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

America Rows Inclusion Forum: The America Rows Inclusion Forum provides an opportunity to explore inclusion strategies as they contribute to implementing safe and welcoming programs for all athletes. 

Advanced Coaches Conference: 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.

"Business of Rowing": Returning for this year, USRowing's popular "Business of Rowing" program is THE place for rowing's administrators and decision makers to come together and discuss relevant topics. 

CRCA Collegiate Coaches Conference: 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.

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.

"Rowing 101"The new Level 1 coaching certification level teaches the basics of the sport. Parents, teachers, fitness instructors, and those looking to learn the sport for the first time are invited to the "Rowing 101" program. At the end of the program, attendees will take the test that is the first step in earning a Level 1 coaching certification. Click the link for more information on the new Level 1 program.

Junior DayJoin 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.

Referee Programs: USRowing will offer clinics for different levels of referees at this year's Annual Convention.

USRowing Annual Awards Reception: The USRowing Annual Awards Reception 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.

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Room Reservations and Host Hotel Information

Rooms are available at the host hotel for the following rates (tax not included):

  • Single/Double Occupancy= $139.00
  • Triple Occupancy= $164.00
  • Quadruple Occupancy= $189.00

The cut-off date for these rates is November 20, 2015. Room requests after this date are based upon availability, at an increased rate.

Host Hotel:

Hilton Penn's Landing

201 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Click here for more information about the host hotel.

USRowing Membership

The USRowing Annual Convention is open to all USRowing Championship members. Click here to create or renew your USRowing membership.  

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