Standards Week 2021 - Virtual & Extended
2021 Standards Week includes several virtual events over the course of 4 weeks!
ABYC’s Annual Meeting and Happy Hour - Jan. 5
Project Technical Committee (PTC) Meetings - Jan. 11-21
Sur/Tech 2021 (surveyor and technicians training) - Jan. 6-7
ABYC Standards Certification Course - Jan. 26-28
At the core of Standards Week are PTC meetings, where industry experts gather to update the standards under review. Typically PTC meetings are full days and occur throughout one week. However this year in a virtual setting, we know participants will still be getting all the regular work pressures and distractions, so we limited the session lengths to three hours and have different PTC meetings in the morning and afternoon. This arrangement will allow attendees from around the world have dedicated time slots to focus on the standards review without sacrificing an entire workday.
Top 4 Reasons to Attend Standards Week
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The development and annual review of the standards provide guidelines that correlate directly with the significant reduction in the number of boating accidents over the past six decades. Get involved in the process and support boating safety!
STAY IN THE KNOW
Learn what standards are being revised or newly considered and how it could affect the future of boating and your business.
NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS
Even though this will be a virtual event, there will be plenty of networking opportunities available! Standards Week is a great opportunity to exchange information and extend your network with industry leaders.
Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings are your time to voice concerns and comment on the language of specific standards. It is essential to have a diverse group with the appropriate technical expertise at the table to ensure the highest quality standards.
(all events are EST)
“Not only are the current standards discussed, but participants also have the opportunity to ask questions about specific issues that arise during the design and construction of their models. Everyone has the opportunity to provide input which can affect the industry standards covering their current and future product.”
Becky Smith, Sea Ray Product Development & Engineering Compliance Supervisor
“ABYC’s annual meeting is a perfect time to share successes, gain perspective about boating safety, and make new contacts. Repairers, technicians and surveyors can take advantage of this opportunity to be in the know and protect their work product.”
Kenneth Weinbrecht, President of Ocean Bay Marine Services Inc.
“The ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft has become the de facto boating safety standard in North America, and Standards Week is all about improving this standard to save lives and property. Attending ABYC Standards Week is my opportunity to make a difference in the marine community.”
James Cote, Marine Electric and Corrosion Consultant/Surveyor, Cote Marine LLC.
“SeaStar Solutions/Dometic has been actively participating in ABYC for many decades. ABYC provides an open, structured forum to discuss and question new trends and technology, and offers diverse representation to provide historic, as well as forward-looking perspectives.”
Brian Dudra, Dometic Vice President & General Manager.
Annual Meeting &
January 5, 2021
4:30- 6:00PM EST
Join ABYC and our dedicated volunteers to celebrate all that’s happened in boating safety over the years.
Going to miss being there in person with your colleagues and friends? Cardboard fans are not just for sports! Get your picture printed on cardboard cutout, sitting at a chair as an attendee during ABYC’s Annual Meeting and/or Sur/Tech, visible on camera for our virtual attendees to see! All proceeds will support the nonprofit ABYC Foundation and its mission to increase the quality and quantity of marine service technicians by providing educational resources and opportunities.