Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW) – 2019 ACA Instructor Trainer Conference

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019
All Day

Rice River Center
3701 John Tyler Memorial Hwy
Charles City, VA, 23030

The 2019 ACA IT Conference will be held in Richmond, VA on October 4-6, 2019.  Adaptive Expedition will host a post-conference 3-day Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW) on October 7-9 at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice River Center.  The Rice River Center is a 30-minute drive from downtown Richmond.

Course Overview:
The ACA Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW) is designed for instructors, outfitters, recreation program managers, trip leaders, and all others who want to seamlessly integrate people with speech & language impairments, hearing impairments or deafness, visual impairments or blindness into paddlesports programs. Advanced Communications Workshops provide a basic understanding of disabilities that affect communication and provides a toolbox of knowledge, techniques and strategies to enable successful integration. Current ACA Instructors will earn the Advanced Communications Endorsement upon successful completion.

Course Prerequisites:
Be a current certified ACA Paddling Instructor at Level 1 or above.

Monday, October 7 from 9:00am-6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 8 from 9:00AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00AM – 6:00 PM

The course fee includes on-site shared lodging in the Inger Rice Lodge.   Each room has 4 bunks, the course enrollment fee includes one bunk.  If you want a private room or to share a room with only one other person, arrangements can be made, and an additional fee will be charged.  Send an email to

Cost for Instructor Endorsement Candidates:
$395.  Includes all equipment and materials.

Instructor Endorsement Candidates Register Here  After completing the registration form and online waiver, you must then click on the registration confirmation email (check your spam folder).  The registration confirmation email will direct you to the fee payment page.