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The ACA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the second Adaptive Paddling Summit in 2018 in partnership with Adaptive Expeditions


Date: November 2-4, 2018

Location: Florida - TBA!

Registration: Available online summer of 2018

Highlights for 2018:

  • Exciting on-water and classroom events for paddlers of all experience levels
  • High quality educational sessions
  • Paralympic opportunities in Paracanoe
  • New Adaptation Modules for:
    • Whitewater Rafting
    • Kayak Fishing
    • Surf Ski
    • Stand Up Paddleboard
    • Wave Ski
  • The latest in adaptive equipment demonstrations
  • New ACA Adaptive Paddling Curriculum Updates for Advanced Communications:
    • Vision impairments
    • Speech challenges
    • Hearing impairments
  • "Try-it-Zone" time where participants will get hands-on with the latest adaptive paddling equipment

2018 Adaptive Paddling Summit 

  • Request for Proposals for the 2018 Adaptive Paddling Summit (PDF)
    • Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017
    • For additional information on the RFP, please contact Terry Bemis of Conference Direct


Previous Adaptive Paddling Summits: 




Learn more about the ACA's Adaptive Paddling Program or find an upcoming Adaptive Paddling Workshop.



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