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2015 Conference Highlights

Location: Dillsboro, NC

Venue: Tuckaseegee River


  • Mike Mather
  • Walter Felton
  • Aaron Peeler
  • Justin Padgett
  • Nate Nahikian
  • Sam Fowlkes
  • Robin Pope
  • Dave Kessman
  • Tom Burroughs
  • Will Norris
  • Ty Tuff
  • Marcel Bieg 


Special Events: 

  • Conference Program (PDF
  • The music of Mountain Feist
  • Keynote Presentation - The Latest Updates on Drownings
  • Conference Pictures (Facebook)


  • Over 60 Members, Paddlers, Instructors & Rescue Professionals 
  • 20 States Represented
  • 3 Countries: United States, Switzerland & Germany

 Instructor Updates in:

  • Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue
  • Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue



"Working at the conference is always a pleasure, getting to spend time with like minded people in a learning environment is a great life experience."  


"Learned some new ideas on teaching and enjoyed meeting other instructors and ITs."


"I sincerely enjoyed exchanging techniques and networking with so many talented river people!"

"I really had a good time and got a lot out of the event! I will definitely go again." 



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