Formed in 1995, IASC is a diverse group of skateboard manufacturers, distributors, contest organizers, private skatepark owners, and individuals. IASC is a collaboration of people who are passionate about skateboarding, with the single aim of protecting the integrity of skateboarding and pushing skateboarding forward on a global level.
The mission of the IASC is to represent the global skateboarding community with a united voice by listening, understanding and acting on the needs of skateboarders and the skateboard industry. IASC’s goals are to promote skateboarding, increase participation, educate, and save our members money. IASC serves its members and the skateboarding community by focusing on areas that affect not only the business, but the overall sustainability and health of skateboarding as a whole.
Our current focus is to hold the annual IASC Skateboarding Summit, run the Skateboarding Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and celebrate skateboarding around the world on Go Skateboarding Day, June 21,.
The Go Skateboarding Foundation was created to serve as the charitable arm of IASC. A donation to the GSF helps fund programs that promote skateboarding and make a positive impact on society and in the lives of young skateboarders.
Along with supporting skate-related charities like Skateistan, the Next Up Foundation, the Tony Hawk Foundation, Johnny Kicks Cancer, iRide / iRecycle, the Poseiden Foundation, Girl Riders Organization andAdaptive Action Sports, GSF is focused on highlighting and supporting the efforts of people who are making a positive impact on the world using skateboarding as a tool to empower youth.
Our current focus at GSF is the Just One Board initiative that launched in 2012. Just One Board is a skateboard-recycling program created to benefit underprivileged youth, engage skateboarders with their local community, support skateboard retailers and serve as the base of a campaign promoting the positive power of skateboarding. For more information on how to get involved or contribute to the Go Skateboarding Foundation please visit JustOneBoard.org.
IASC Chairman of the Board
Senior VP of Marketing, Sole Technology
IASC Vice President
Director of Business Development, Wabsono International
IASC Executive Committee
CEO, Dwindle Distribution
Global Brand Manager, Nike SB
Executive Director, IASC
Steve Van Doren
VP of Events and Promotions, Vans
CEO, Blitz Distribution
Senior Marketing Manager, Adidas
Sales Manager, ProTec