Presentations are a huge part of the Wooden Boat Festival. Since the very first Festival in 1977, there has been a strong educational component. Last year 5400 people attended presentations on 7 stages. Each year we offer new topics, venues, and stages to represent the latest technology and trends in the boating world. Our Presentation Coordinator will be working with presenters to organize, schedule and troubleshoot, and our excellent volunteer AV team trains all year to make the AV run flawlessly.
As an appreciation for sharing your talents and skills with us, you will be given a Faculty Festival t-shirt, a beer coupon, a lanyard, and a 3-day pass to the festival.
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Read through our FAQs below. Then, if you still have questions, please email email@example.com.
How do I sign up?
What kinds of presentations do you accept?
We accept presentations from a wide variety of topics—adventure, technical, cruising, how-to’s, boatbuilding, fine woodworking, sail repair, engine maintenance, varnishing, etc.
This year, we are adding a “green stage” where we will be accepting all types of presentations on green boating topics.
Where will I give my presentation?
Wooden Boat Festival can hold all of the presentations outdoors in tents, if required by COVID restrictions. However, we have a lovely venue for presentations that require audio/visual elements, and those stages will be indoors if possible. We have 4 outdoor stages for demos. We will continue to follow COVID guidelines and update our locations as necessary.
What happens after I’m accepted?
What should I bring?
Where will my presentations be listed?
Do you provide advertising?
Can I sell my book at the Festival?
You can sell your books outside the room you give your presentation. There will be tables set up outside each stage for the last presenter to sell books.
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