ACA National Paddlesports Conference – 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017
All Day

Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 W Hwy 19
Bryson City, NC, 29713

The ACA provides a range of recreational ACA_NPC_2017_logo-low-resopportunities and has been established as one of the premier standards of paddlesports safety and education.  As part of the ACA’s leadership role in the paddlesports community, we have initiated this conference to target all facets of the paddlesports community.


National Paddlesports Conference

  • Date: October 18-22, 2017
  • Location: Wesser, NC
  • Facility: Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Registration (available online in June)
  • Lodging
  • Educational Sessions
  • Schedule
  • Courses
  • Trips
  • Meetings
  • Boat & Board Rentals
  • Annual Banquet

Additional Highlights

  • Exciting events for paddlers of all experience levels
    • whitewater
    • flatwater on Lake Fontana
  • Family paddling opportunities
  • High Quality Educational Sessions
  • Instructor Updates
  • Instructor Trainer Update Workshop
  • International Whitewater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • State Director Conference
  • Canopy Tours
  • Hiking, fishing, & biking opportunities
  • much more…

Partnership Opportunities

*Make plans to attend this event in the fall!