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2014 Summit Highlights

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Date: September 15 – 17, 2014

Venue: Prince Conference Center, Millennium Park & Venema Aquatic Center

Summit Program: (PDF)


  • Bill Barkeley
  • Janet Zeller
  • Kevin Carr
  • Ann Yoshida
  • Jeremy Oyen
  • Joe Moore
  • Cindy Dillenschneider
  • Tom Kersey
  • Bryan Wood
  • Truitt Layman
  • Kevin Pimentel
  • Diana Proemm
  • Nancy Uschold
  • Christy VanHaver
  • Joan Arnold
  • Angela Meyer

Special Events:

  • Awards Ceremony & Banquet
  • Two Keynote Presentations - Bill Barkeley & Ann Yoshida 
  • Adaptive Paddling Workshop


  • Over 100 Members, Recreation Specialists, Paddlers & Instructors Represented 
  • Over 30 States Represented
  • Over 80 Different Adaptive Organizations Attended

 Additional Training in:

  • ACA Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
  • Continuing Education Units from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA CEUs)

Post Summit Survey Testimonials:

"Truly an amazing event for people of all abilities."

"Not only did I connect with adaptive paddling enthusiasts, but I also made a far stronger connection with ACA."

"Best organized event I have attended in years.  Re-established value of ACA conferences for me."

"I really enjoyed the supportive atmosphere and sense of collaboration."

"The entire summit surpassed my expectations, I would not hesitate attending another Adaptive Paddling Summit."

"I have pages of notes. I have learned a lot of new information. I can't imagine not attending yearly" 

"It was an excellent summit.  The best conference I have ever been to." 


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