Groups seek submissions, proposals


Submissions for presentations for The Working Waterways and Waterfronts National Symposium on Water Access 2010 are due Jan. 22.

The conference is set for Sept. 27-30 in Portland, Maine.

The symposium will provide a forum to help communities, organizations, businesses, and individuals address waterfront access challenges by showcasing successful models and tools from around the country.

Abstracts will be accepted from:

  • Federal, state, regional, and local government officials, staff and decision-makers
  • Members of the commercial and recreational fishing, boating, marine and tourism industries
  • Port, harbor and navigation district authorities
  • Commercial and residential real estate developers
  • Residential property and business owners
  • Economic development, community development and historic preservation professionals
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Academic researchers and students and others.

For submission questions, e-mail Kristen Grant at the Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension or call (207) 646-1555, Ext. 115.

Click here for information.

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Organizers of the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference are seeking input as they shape the show's seminar program.

Click here for an online form to contribute your ideas. Nominations are due by Feb. 1.

After that date, the editors of Professional BoatBuilder magazine will start outlining the seminar program, including format, topics and presenters.

IBEX is set for Sept. 28-30 in Louisville, Ky.

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Performance lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple and Stark Motor Racing are seeking requests for racing proposals for the upcoming 2010 season.

They seek dynamic professional and amateur racers who have an interest in primary sponsorships for the month(s) of April and/or May. They will be accepting proposals from automotive, truck, motorcycle, off-road and marine racers.

"We're looking for racers and teams that really connect with tech-savvy fans," Royal Purple vice president of sales and marketing Mark McFann said in a statement. "It doesn't matter whether it's drifting, circle track, straight track, whatever ... we just want racers that connect with fans."

Royal Purple was selected as the preferred motor oil for Stark Motor Racing. The selection was based on Royal Purple's reputation for producing lubricants that enhance performance, as well as reduce the impact on the environment.

Royal Purple is expected to use the alliance with Stark Motor Racing as a launching pad for its new racing oil XPR 3.1. The product launch is planned for late-spring.

Click here to submit proposals. Proposal will be accepted through Jan. 31.


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