Sparks! A Night of Inspirational Boat Design

July 19, 2018

Hi, I’m Carl Cramer.  I’d like to invite you an inspiring evening the night before IBEX opens, Sparks! A Night of Inspirational Boat Design, powered By PechaKucha.  Admission is FREE but registration is required.

Photo Courtesy of Mark Fitzgerald

If you’re not familiar with a PechaKucha event, you can see some examples here:  Briefly, we will have 14 boat designers and visionaries speaking of their approach to a particular design brief of their own. Every speaker will present and discuss 20 slides, at 20 seconds per slide. Halfway through the presentations there will be a  networking event and your opportunity to speak with the presenters. This will be repeated at the conclusion of the event.

It’s been four years since I retired as publisher of the marine magazines Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat, and Show Director of IBEX. I have to confess I miss the marine industry – both the people I worked with, and those who contributed to the magazines and IBEX.  So I thought reintroducing a PechaKucha event to IBEX would be one way of expressing my gratitude to you.  And I’d like to thank Tides Marine  for co-sponsoring this event with my own small group, Sparks! Group.

We introduced PechaKucha to the marine industry at IBEX in 2011.  Since that time, our friends at Vripack have been producing their own in the Netherlands the night before METSTRADE.  Last year, they had a full house of 14 speakers and 450 attendees.

I hope you will be able to join us on the evening of October 1st in Tampa.  Seating is very limited, so I urge you to register right away.

For more details, to register, or to contact me to be one of our speakers, please click here.

I look forward to seeing you at Sparks!

Carl Cramer

Sparks Professional BoatBuilder Magazine IBEX Show


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