Courtesy of: Playmeter Magazine

IATP conducts Winter Planning Meeting
The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) held its Winter Planning Meeting on Feb. 11 in New Orleans at the Double Tree Hotel. The IATP Board of Directors and committee chairs discussed goals, accomplishments, and plans for the future. Committee reports addressed membership, certification, standards, insurance, facility operations, government relations, and more.

Board member Ed Reed of Jumpstreet, said, "Part of the growth and success of IATP is due to the diversity of the Board of Directors, which represents large franchise groups all the way down to single park owners. All have a willingness to share their successes and failures; it's a very together group."

Dian Nissen of Nissen Trampoline Academy, whose father, George, invented the trampoline, said, "Our primary concern is creating safety training and certification that is consistent throughout the industry. I want to see trampoline parks thrive. The association helps guide people in the industry; the purpose is education for everyone involved: park owners, operators, and vendors. I hope more join the association, which brings us all together and promotes awareness of the industry." The IATP Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held Sept. 13-15 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit ( Pictured: left, (l-r): Bob Ito of Alive Risk, Suzy Wolfe-Jewell of Trampolines Unlimited and Cloud 10 Jump Club, and Charles Hanna of Mini Melts of America; right, (l-r): Jeff Schilling of Creative Works, Dian Nissen of Nissen Trampoline Academy, and Robert Bice of Trampoline Hawaii.