Tennessee Paddlesports Association

Growing, Protecting, Supporting Tennessee's Paddlesports Businesses

Upcoming events

    • November 06, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Roundabout Plaza, 1600 Division Street, 7th Floor, Nashville, TN
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    The TN Paddlesports Association Conference for Professional Paddlesports Outfitters is scheduled for November 6, 2019. The Conference is open to professional canoe, kayak, SUP and inflatables outfitters. For more information contact 800-995-4991.  

    The Conference will be held in the offices of Bradley Arant on the 7th Floor, Roundabout Plaza, Nashville, TN.

    Early registration available before November 1st.

    • $ 45 each for members and employees
    • $ 75 each for non member and employees
    • $125 for vendor members

    Late registration after October 31st.

    • $95 each member and non member

    The Agenda includes:

    9:30 AM       Check-in and coffee.

    10:00 AM     Risk management. The comparative negligence doctrine, TN. Update on waivers in light of recent court cases. The standard of care changes mandated by TWRA regulations and how to avoid increased liability exposure. David Broemel, Baker Donelson

    10:45 AM    When are your customers trespassing? Overview of trespass issues on TN waterways. Bart Kempf, Bradley Arant

    11:30 AM    Outlook for the next legislative session, Nathan Ridley, Bradley Arant

    Noon            Lunch (included in registration fee)

    1:15 PM       Technology. Reservation systems, keeping track of clients. . and more. Jan Seufert and outfitter panel.

    2:45 PM        Break

    3:00 PM        Industry status report and regulations update. Are you ready for TWRA regulations? David Brown, TPA

    4:00 PM        Outfitter Operations Network

    • Attracting and retaining quality employees
    • Saving on insurance
    • Trailers, Dept. of Safety regulations
    • Maintaining data for TWRA reports.

    5:00 PM         Adjourn


    • December 09, 2019
    • December 12, 2019


    The America Outdoors Annual Conference & Outfitter Expo is the only event designed specifically for outfitters. The 2019 Conference is crafted to help businesses, operating in the outdoor adventure arena, tackle their biggest challenges in the areas of marketing,  risk management, human resources, and business management. 

    Most of all- come ready to connect with your peers- to learn from one another and to celebrate the special culture of the outdoor industry. 

    DATE:  December 9-12, 2019


    Salt Palace Convention Center
    100 S West Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    For more information and to register for the conference visit America Outdoors

Tennessee Paddlesports Association, PO Box 32083, Knoxville, TN 37930   



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