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2021 ADPA Symposium and Networking Event

Join us for the 2021 ADPA Symposium and Networking Event on Tuesday, November 16th hosted at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Our symposium is a professional gathering for Dive Program Administrators to interact, collaborate, and learn with their peers. You will be able to professionally network with other Dive Program Administrators and learn from them as they discuss changes and developments in the industry.

Topics of interest this year include reviewing the California OSHA technical diving classification, new guest immersion experiences, Covid-19 impacts, research partnership development strategies, risk management, round table discussions and more. As well as one on one time with our Corporate Partners who are excited to showcase their products and innovations.

The Symposium will be held from 10AM to 6PM and includes a light breakfast and lunch and is directly followed by our hosted Networking Event from 6PM-8PM. Please review the Schedule of Activities for more details. The Symposium is open to all current ADPA members and invited guests.

Health & Safety Protocols


Registration for the Symposium and Professional Development week are now open, the fee for the Symposium and Networking event is $225. The current schedule of events is as follows and will be updated as changes are created. Registration will close on November 9th. Please assist us in our Symposium preparations by registering early.


Monday, November 15th

BOD Meeting

  • 10am – 2pm Executive Session: Closed to members
  • 2pm – 5pm Open Session: Members invited, if interested in attending contact, Mauritius Valente Bell

Tuesday, November 16

ADPA Annual Symposium & Networking Event

Pre-registration and fee required for all sessions. Must be a current paid active member to attend. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

10am-6pm: Annual Symposium, Golden Nugget, Bel Air 1 Room and Foyer

  • The Bel Air 1 room is located on the upper level;  Elevators/Stairs are across from Starbucks
  • Registration and continental breakfast open at 9am
  • Boxed continental breakfast and lunch included

6pm-8pm: Symposium Networking Event, Pebble Beach Room 1 *Subject to Change.

  • Appetizers and open bar

Monday, Wednesday – Thursday, November 15 – 18

RescueX Training & Demonstration

Tuesday- Friday, November 16 –19


DEMA Exhibit Hall Open, Las Vegas Convention Center

  • Registration opens at 7am Tuesday, 8am Wednesday-Friday
  • Exhibit floor opens 10am
  • Exhibit floor closes 6pm Tuesday- Thursday, 5pm Friday

Wednesday, November 17

Additional ADPA Events

Committee Member Social, 3pm, Contact Board member for details

Week at a Glance

Monday, 11/15 10am: BOD Executive Session
2pm: BOD Open Session
8:30am and 1pm: RescueX
Tuesday, 11/1610am: Annual Symposium
6pm: Networking Event
All Day: DEMA
Wednesday, 11/173pm: ADPA Committee Social
8:30am and 1pm: RescueX
All Day: DEMA
Thursday, 11/188:30am and 1pm: RescueX
All Day: DEMA
Friday, 11/19All Day: DEMA

Tell us about your organization!

We are also requesting that everyone (whether attending the symposium or not) provide a short organizational update video and some ‘ADPA A Day in the Life’ photos. The video should be under 30 seconds and be a creative ‘hello’ where you introduce:

  1. Facility Name
  2. Dive Officers
  3. Total number of dive staff and volunteers, and
  4. Total number of dives.

Your ‘A Day in the Life’ photos should highlight some of the cool stuff you get to do at work!

Please send the video and photos to: adpadayinthelife@gmail.com. Submit videos and photos no later than November 1st. Content submitted after might not be included.