The 2010 Whitewater Symposium prepares for


The Nantahala Outdoor Center in western North Carolina is hosting the 2010 White Water Symposium this October 8-10. The WWS is excited about the new format of the symposium, calling it the “Next Rapid Evolution” in the annual gathering of the best and brightest in the paddling industry. New this year are 3 “tracks” of conversation. The business track, development track, and paddler tracks will each feature leaders in the respective fields.

The WWS promises to have a little something for everyone. Tips to improve on-water skills, the opportunity to boat with other world class paddlers, and making connections with other business leaders and enthusiast from all corners of the Whitewater industry are all part of the weekend.

Check out this impressive list of presenters.

DARREN BUSH:Rutabaga, Owner

CHRIS FANNING:The Outdoor Foundation, Executive Director

ANNA LEVESQUE:Girls at Play Founder : Successfully defining your brand and target market, + more

MARK SINGLETON:American Whitewater, Executive Director : Working with Non-Profits

JANET COWIE:Zoar Outdoor : How to connect to the paddling community at large, + more

SAM DREVO:eNRG Kayaking : Service projects as a way to give and promote

JAMES MCBEATH:World Kayak : Social Media

ERIC JACKSON:Jackson Kayak Founder : Freestyle with EJ, + more

ANDREW HOLCOMBE:Dagger : What it means to be a paddlesport ambassador, Creeking with Andrew

RISA SHIMODA:The Shimoda Group : Whitewater Parks- How they happen, what results?

ANDY ZIMMERMAN:Legacy Paddlesports CEO : SWOT analysis for whitewater kayaking

WAYNE DICKERT:Nantahala Outdoor Center Ambassador : How to create a kayak program at a kids camp, Big Boomin Fun with Wayne

MIKE MATHER:Mather Rescue : Swift Water Rescue

CHRIS STEC:The American Canoe Association, Chief Operating Officer: How to get liability insurance


SARA BELL:Green River Adventures : How to Start a Kayak School

JOE JACOBI:USA Canoe and Kayak : Slalom Survivor with Joe Jacobi

ANDY ZIMMERMAN:Legacy Paddlesports : CEO

JOHN GRACE:Lunch Video Magazine (LVM)

JULIETTE KASTORFF:Endless River Adventures

BEN LAWRY:Werner Paddles

For a detailed schedule of events check out the WWS website:
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