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. We offer an interesting and educational blend of topics each year thanks to our growing list of presenters. 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 appreciation for sharing your talents and skills with us, you will be given a Faculty Festival t-shirt, a beer ticket, and a personalized lanyard that will serve as your 3-day pass.
Read through our FAQs below. Then, if you still have questions, please email email@example.com Application Opens April 21
How do I sign up?
What kinds of presentations do you accept?
Where will I give my presentation?
Due to COVID, presentations at the 2021 Wooden Boat Festival will be mostly outdoors and online. We are shifting and changing things and excited about some of the new ideas!
There are 3 ways to present at the 2021 Wooden Boat Festival:
- Outdoor demo or presentation
- Virtual presentation via Zoom from Northwest Maritime Center—no audience unless things open up
- Virtual presentation via Zoom from your home/boat
When you apply, please check all that you are interested in.
Please note that most presentations with slide shows and other audio/visual elements will be best suited online. It’s difficult to control the light outside to see the screens.
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?
Presenters who are authors have the option of taking part in the Authors’ Tent where you can sign and sell your own books during the Festival. We try to loosely schedule time in the Authors’ Tent. Our Presenter Captain will be in touch with all authors about scheduling time and table space in the tent.
In addition, there will be a table in the lobby of both NWMC buildings where faculty can meet with their audience members who have questions or want to buy books after your presentation session.