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2013 Conference Highlights

2013 National Paddlesports ConferenceLocation: Bend, OR

Keynote Presentation:

  • Wade Blackwood, ACA Executive Director  

Special Events:

  • Conference Program
  • WaterTrail Award Presentation to the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance 
  • Paddle America Club Social
  • 2 Paddle Green Events: clean up of the Deschutes River 
  • SEIC Meeting
  • Silent Auction & Legends of Paddling Reception
  • Awards Ceremony & Banquet 
  • ACA Annual Membership Meeting


  • Over 100 Members, Paddlers, Instructors, Instructor Trainers & Instructor Trainer Educators
  • 24 Presenters
  • 17 States Represented
  • 3 Countries: Canada, United Arab Emirates & Germany

 Instructor Updates in:

  • Level 1: Introduction to SUP
  • Level 2: Essentials of SUP
  • Level 2: Essentials of River Kayaking
  • Level 3: River Kayaking
  • Level 4: Whitewater Rafting
  • Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking
  • Level 4: Whitewater Canoeing
  • Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue
  • Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue
  • Level 5: Advanced Whitewater Kayaking
  • Multi-Discipline Instructor Trainer Update Workshop 


"You guys throw a heck of a party! The New Mexico crew was glad to be among such dedicated and hard working paddlesports ambassadors!"

"It was a blast. Thanks for putting this event on for west coast folks."

"The conference was terrific!"

"Thanks from Oregon.  We had a great time."


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ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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