2017 SEOPA Conference Agenda

The following is a preliminary agenda subject to change.

Tues., Oct. 17
4:00-untilBoard of Directors Meeting
Wed., Oct. 18
8:00-11:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
1:00-4:30 p.m. Registration / Hospitality Mixer / Tourism Showcase sponsored by Florence, SC CVB
1:00-4:30 p.m.Press Room and Silent Auction Open
3:00-4:00 p.m. Past Presidents Meeting
4:00-4:15 p.m. Green Ribbon Meeting
5:30-8:30 p.m.Welcoming Reception and Dinner sponsored by Kentucky State Parks, Kentucky Division of Fish & Wildlife, and Kentucky Lake CVB
Thurs., Oct. 19
7:30-9:00 a.m.Breakfast sponsored by PRADCO Fishing - presentation: Kentucky Lake Fishery (Brian Blank-F&W)
9:15-10:00 a.m. SESSION I - Elk Restoration East of the Mississippi (Mark Holyoak-RMEF)
10:00-10:15 a.m. Break - Sponsored by Sure-Shot Game Calls
10:15-11:00 a.m.SESSION II - Roundtable: Tips From SEOPA's Award-winning Wordsmiths
(Moderator: Jim Casada; Jill Easton, Jim Spencer, Jim Mize, Otha Barham)
11:15-NoonGeneral Membership Meeting
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Realtree
1:15-2:15 p.m. SESSION III - Marketing Through Social Media (Brian Blank)
2:15-2:45 p.m.Break - Sponsored by Sure-Shot Game Calls
2:45-4:00 p.m. SESSION IV - Demo: Wilderness Survival/Rescue (Glenn and Stacy Wheeler)
2:45-3:45 p.m.SESSION V - Plans for a Freelancer's Retirement (Walter Woodrick)
4:00 - 5:15 p.m. SESSION VI - Archery, the Sport for a Lifetime (Joella Bates)
4:00-5:00 p.m.SESSION VII - Plans for a Freelancer's Retirement (Walter Woodrick) - Repeat
3:00-4:00 p.m. Corporate Member Meeting (Pam Swanner)
5:30-6:45 p.m.Silent Auction - Round 2 - Conference Center
6:00-6:45 p.m.Hospitality
6:45-8:30 p.m.Awards Banquet sponsored by NSSF (EIC Awards sponsored by Mossy Oak)
8:30-11:00 p.m.Late Night Hospitality - TBA
Friday, Oct. 20
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Mississippi Tourism with Keynote Address by Brenda Valentine
9:15-10:15 a.m. SESSION VIII - Roundtable: Women in the Outdoors
(Moderator: Karen Lee, Panelists Brenda Valentine, Tes Jolly, Jill Easton and Joella Bates)
10:30-11:30 a.m.SESSION IX - Scott Leysath: The Sporting Chef
Noon-3:00 p.m.Breakout Day on the shores of Kentucky Lake - Fish Fry sponsored by TTI-Blakemore and Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association
4:00-5:00Softball Game
5:30-6:30 p.m.Silent Auction - Round 3
6:00-7:00 p.m. Hospitality
7:00-10:00 p.m.Dinner sponsored by Nissan followed by the Bob Dennie Memorial Auction - Conference Center
Sat., Oct. 21
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast - Sponsored by Vanishing Paradise
9:15-10:30 a.m. SESSION X - Importance of Pollinators (KY Dept. of F&W and NCBI)
11:00 a.m.Depart for Shooting Day - Lodge Entrance
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Shooting Day (Game Lunch by Scott Leysath sponsored by AMLA and Crimson Trace)
Metal Detector Treasure Hunt at Shooting Day site
4:00-5:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting - New Board Orientation
4:00-6:00 p.m.Free time
6:00-10:00 p.m. ____________________Hospitality, Dinner, Pickin' & Grinnin' sponsored by NWTF, DU, Pheasants Forever and RMEF