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    Think Tank 2024 Schedule

    FRIDAY, MARCH 1

    Schedule last updated January 13, 2024. Subject to change without notice.

    8:00am - 12:00pm

    NSSA BOD Meeting - Riverview Ballroom South

    1:00pm - 5:00pm

    NSSA Officials Clinic - Sierra Vista

     2:00pm - 10:00pm

    Expo Vendor Move-In - Conference Centers A-H

    4:00pm - 8:00pm

    Registration - Grand Ballroom Lobby

    7:00pm - 10:30pm

    The Ski Show Awards - Grand Ballroom

    The Ski Show Awards

    SATURDAY, MARCH 2

    6:00am - 8:00am

    Expo Vendor Move-In - Conference Centers A-H

    7:00am - 11:30am

    Registration - Grand Ballroom Lobby

    8:00am - 6:00pm

    Expo - Conference Centers A-H

    8:30am - 9:45am

    Show Critique - Sierra Vista

    Show Jump Acts - Laguna Vista

    Team Challenges & Solutions - Aztec Room

    Women's Freestyle Jumping - Santa Fe 3010

    Show Safety & Pickup Boats - Santa Fe 3016

    Rope Making - Santa Fe 3020

    Ballet Lines - Upper Dells Ballroom

    Trios & Conventional Doubles - Grand Ballroom

    Beginning Swivel - Riverview Ballroom

    10:00am - 11:30am

    Division I (NSSA) Judges Q&A - Sierra Vista

    Show Directing 101 - Laguna Vista

    Show Comedy - Aztec Room

    Barefooting - Santa Fe 3010

    Docks, Jumps, Site Maint. - Santa Fe 3016

    Beginning 3-Event for Traditional & Collegiate - Santa Fe 3020

    Intros & Payoffs - Upper Dells Ballroom

    Beginning Strap Doubles - Grand Ballroom

    Beginning Swivel - Riverview Ballroom

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    WWSF Annual Meeting - Grand Ballroom

    State Show Ski Team Seeding - Grand Ballroom

    1:30pm - 3:00pm

    Registration - Grand Ballroom Lobby

    1:45pm - 3:15pm

    Division II (NSSA) Judges Q&A - Sierra Vista

    Show Production - Laguna Vista

    Sound & Audio Production - Aztec Room

    Barefooting - Santa Fe 3010

    Observing, Riding, Pin Pulling - Santa Fe 3016

    Intermed./Advanced 3-Event for Trad. & Colleg. - Santa Fe 3020

    Freestyle Jumping - Upper Dells Ballroom

    Intermed./Advanced Strap Dbls. - Grand Ballroom

    Intermed./Advanced Swivel - Riverview Ballroom

    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Understanding the Difficulty Charts - Sierra Vista

    Show Announcing - Laguna Vista

    Show Scoring, Box Scores, Forms - Aztec Room

    Incidents, Issues, & Compliance - Santa Fe 3010

    Social Media & Communications - Santa Fe 3016

    Trick Skiing - Santa Fe 3020

    Show Boat Driving 101 - Upper Dells Ballroom

    Preparing for Individ. Comp. - Riverview Ballroom

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Cocktail Reception - Grand Ballroom

    7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Annual Recognition Dinner - Grand Ballroom

    Annual Wisconsin Water Ski Recognition Dinner Banner

    SUNDAY, MARCH 3

    8:30am - 10:00am

    Registration - Grand Ballroom Lobby

    9:00am - 10:30am

    Expo - Conference Centers A-H

    How to Dissect Your Scores - Sierra Vista

    Advanced Show Boat Driving - Laguna Vista

    Wake Sports & Kneeboarding - Aztec Room

    9:00am - 11:00am

    Pyramid Building for Teams - Grand Ballroom
    (by application only - teams are pre-selected
    for participation)

    10:30am - 12:00pm

    Expo Vendor Move-Out - Conference Centers A-H

    See you next year! Mark your calendars for Think Tank 2025 February 28 - March 2, 2025, at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

    Think Tank 2024 Schedule-At-A-Glance

    Below is the schedule for Think Tank 2024 as of February 2. Schedule is subject to change. Please check closer to the event dates for final schedule.

    FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    NSSA Board of Directors Meeting
    Conference Center I
    1:00 - 5:00pm
    NSSA Officials Clinic (open to all who are interested)
    Sierra Vista
    2:00 - 10:00pm
    Expo Vendor Move-In
    Conference Centers A-H
    4:00 - 8:00pm
    Registration
    Grand Ballroom Lobby
    7:00 - 10:30pm
    The Ski Show Awards (separate paid event)
    Grand Ballroom
    SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024
    6:00 - 8:00am
    Expo Vendor Move-In
    Conference Centers A-H
    7:00 - 11:30am
    Registration
    Grand Ballroom Lobby
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    Expo Hall Open
    Conference Centers A-H
    8:30 - 10:00am
    Show Critique
    Show Tournament Preparation
    Sierra Vista
    Show Jump Acts
    Show Production & Operations
    Laguna Vista
    Team Challenges & Solutions
    Team Management
    Aztec Room
    Women's Freestyle Jump
    Other Clinics
    Santa Fe 3010
    Show Safety & Pickup Boats
    Show Production & Operations
    Santa Fe 3016
    Rope Making
    Show Production & Operations
    Santa Fe 3020
    Ballet Lines
    Show Ski
    Upper Dells Ballroom
    Trios & Conventional Doubles
    Show Ski
    Grand Ballroom
    Beginning Swivel
    Show Ski
    Riverview Ballroom
    10:15 - 11:30am
    Division I (NSSA) Judges Q&A
    Show Ski Officials
    Sierra Vista
     
    Show Directing 101
    Show Production & Operations
    Laguna Vista
    Show Comedy
    Show Production & Operations
    Aztec Room
    Barefooting
    Barefoot
    Santa Fe 3010
    Docks, Jumps, and Site Install/Maintenance
    Show Production & Operations
    Santa Fe 3016
    Beginning 3-Event for Traditional & Collegiate
    Traditional/3-Event
    Santa Fe 3020
    Intros & Payoffs (Choreography)
    Show Production & Operations
    Upper Dells Ballroom
    Beginning Strap Doubles (Difficulty Levels 1-5 only)
    Show Ski
    Grand Ballroom
    Beginning Swivel
    Show Ski
    Riverview Ballroom
    11:30am
    LUNCH BREAK
    12:00 - 1:30pm
    Annual Meeting of the WWSF General Membership
    Grand Ballroom
     
    Seeding Meeting for 2024 State Water Ski Show Championships Team Competition
    Grand Ballroom
    1:30 - 3:00pm
    Registration
    Grand Ballroom Lobby
    1:45 - 3:15pm
    Division I (NSSA) Judges Q&A
    Show Ski Officials
    Sierra Vista
     
    Show Production
    Show Production & Operations
    Laguna Vista
    Sound & Audio Production
    Show Production & Operations
    Aztec Room
    Barefooting
    Barefoot
    Santa Fe 3010
    Observing, Riding, and Pin Pulling
    Show Production & Operations
    Santa Fe 3016
    Intermediate & Advanced 3-Event for Traditional & Collegiate
    Traditional/3-Event
    Santa Fe 3020
    Freestyle Jumping
    Other Clinics
    Upper Dells Ballroom
    Intermediate & Advanced Swivel
    Show Ski
    Riverview Ballroom
    Intermediate & Advanced Strap Doubles
    Show Ski
    Grand Ballroom
    3:30 - 5:00pm
    Understanding the Difficulty Charts
    Show Tournament Preparation
    Sierra Vista
     
    Show Announcing
    Show Production & Operations
    Laguna Vista
    Show Scoring, Box Scores, and Forms
    Show Ski Officials
    Aztec Room
    Incidents, Issues, & Compliance
    Team Management
    Santa Fe 3010
     
    Social Media & Communications
    Team Management
    Santa Fe 3016
     
    Trick Skiing
    Other Clinics
    Santa Fe 3020
    Show Boat Driving 101
    Show Production & Operations
    Upper Dells Ballroom
    Preparing for Individual Acts Competition
    Show Tournament Preparation
    Riverview Ballroom
    6:00 - 7:00pm
    Cocktail Reception for Recognition Dinner
    Grand Ballroom
    7:00 - 8:00pm
    Recognition Dinner (separate paid event)
    Grand Ballroom
    8:00 - 9:30pm
    Annual WWSF Recognition Awards Program (open to everyone)
    Grand Ballroom
    SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024
    8:30 - 10:00am
    Registration
    Grand Ballroom Lobby
    9:00 - 11:00am
    Expo Hall Open
    Conference Centers A-H
    9:00 - 11:00am
    Pyramids for Teams (by application only)
    Show Ski
    Grand Ballroom
    9:00 - 10:30am
    How to Dissect Your Scores
    Show Tournament Preparation
    Sierra Vista
    Advanced Show Boat Driving
    Show Production & Operations
    Laguna Vista
    Wake Sports & Kneeboarding
    Other
    Aztec Room
    11:00am
    Expo Vendor Move-Out
    Conference Centers A-H