SEOPA Conference Chairman Bobby Dale had the bulk of his agenda set in January for the upcoming fall conference at Kentucky Dam Village October 18-21. His motives were selfish. He did not want to be distracted during turkey season. The result is a solid lineup of 10 excellent sessions that fermented and grew during the summer. The seminars alone include the following:
SESSION I – Elk Restoration East of the Mississippi (Mark Holyoak-RMEF)
SESSION II – Roundtable: Tips From SEOPA’s Award-winning Wordsmiths (Moderator: Jim Casada; Panelists: Jill Easton, Jim Spencer, Jim Mize, Otha Barham)
SESSION III – Marketing Through Social Media (Bill Schwarz)
SESSION IV – Demo: Wilderness Survival/Rescue (Glenn and Stacy Wheeler)
SESSION V – Plans for a Freelancer’s Retirement (Walter Woodrick)
SESSION VI – Archery, the Sport for a Lifetime (Joella Bates)
SESSION VII – Plans for a Freelancer’s Retirement (Walter Woodrick) – Repeat
SESSION VIII – Roundtable: Women in the Outdoors (Moderator: Karen Lee; Panelists: Brenda Valentine, Tes Jolly, Jill Easton and Joella Bates)
SESSION IX – Scott Leysath: The Sporting Chef
SESSION X – Importance of Pollinators (NBCI, Pheasants Forever, NWTF, SGI)
Throw in a keynote address by Brenda Valentine, bowfishing with the Feradyne folks, lunch prepared by Scott Leysath during the Shooting Day, new products at Breakout Day, the Tourism Showcase, auctions, a treasure hunt, a softball game, food and hospitality for four days, and more, and you’ve got yourself one fine event. For a complete agenda click here.
SEOPA members can read about speakers and seminars in the current and summer issues of SEOPA News. Not a member? Join now and attend the conference October 18-21. Click here for more information.
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