An Inspirational Night of Boat Design Concepts, powered by PechaKucha.
Sponsored by the Sparks Group and Tides Marine.
Managed and produced by the Sparks Group and IBEX.
Media Sponsor: Professional BoatBuilder magazine
Twelve designers will present their design concepts through 20 slides at 20 seconds each. We've produced these events in Louisville, Kentucky, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Tampa, Florida. It promises to be an engaging and inspirational night.
Because there is no charge for this event, we do request that -- if you need to cancel after you have signed up -- please let us know right away. There is limited space at the CAMLS Center, and we want to accommodate as many people as possible.
For those of you who wish to be considered as speakers, we request that you send us your design ideas, with a title and short description. You can forward these separately, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, we cannot pay our presenters. And this is not a forum for vendors to present their products.
Last year's speakers and their presentations:
2018 Sparks! Speakers (listed alphabetically)
Dick Baldwin (Miniboat Research Collaborative)
Miniboats Crossing Oceans
Duane Branch (New England Boatworks)
Rising From the Ashes: Resurrection of a Power Cat Design
Nigel Calder (Calder Marine Enterprises)
Esteban Castro (Crown Hydrodynamics)
Towards the F-16 of Planing Craft
Martha Coolidge (Martha Coolidge Design)
Deja Vu All Over Again
Alan Gurski (WEST System; ProSet; Gougeon Brothers)
The Design Experiments of Meade and Jan Gougeon
Scott Lewit (Structural Composites)
Cost-Effective Lightweight Designs
Charles Palame (Morph Marine and Farr Yacht Design)
Michael Reardon (Daedalus Yachts)
Inspiration to Innovation
Rob Schofield (RA Schofield, Naval Architect)
Tourists, Amphibians, High Speed Cats, and the U.S. Coast Guard
Augusto (Kiko) Villalon (Ancon Marine Consultants)
The Freshman Class
Stephen Wu (Xplora Yachts)
Rebuilding the Modern Boatbuilding Industry
NOTE: Registering for Sparks! does NOT automatically register you for IBEX.
We look forward to seeing you the evening before IBEX (October 1-3, 2019) -- thus, the night of September 30, 2019.
Register For Sparks! 2019-- at no charge -- HERE
Rendering of Zip courtesy Mark Fitzgerald, markfitzmarine.com