So I submitted a proposal to be a presenter at canoecopia in 2023. I have no idea if my boat(presentation) will actually float there. I guess I’ll find out in December or January. Here’s what I submitted for a description:
"Join Tony Daniel on his paddling quest to explore rivers, lakes, bays, canals, whitewater, swamps, and creeks in all 50 states. His “all good” philosophy applies not only to different paddling environments but also various paddle craft- canoes, kayaks, c1s, etc. A brief video will feature the beauty of the 40 states he’s already completed. This will be followed by a discussion of basic strategies and routines that he uses in different environments. You’ll learn what makes some paddling destinations a “one and done” and what makes other places special and worth revisiting. Tales of “suffering needlessly” and “poor judgment” are bound to creep into the end of his presentation. From rec boating to whitewater you’ll leave knowing ”it’s all good”.
I attended canoecopia last year to collect info about different paddling areas around the country and wanted to up my game a bit this year if I went back. Anybody that knows Chloe or Darren, be sure to put in a good word for me. It’s hard to make yourself go to the frozen waters to talk about paddling when stuff is actually running further south in WV where I live.