Back in Texas for the first time in 50 years, the McAllen conference is shaping up to an event to remember. Take advantage of outstanding networking opportunities, as well as ways to enhance your skills and build your business.
Register by Monday, March 31 to receive early-bird pricing for the May 23-25, 2014, OWAA annual conference in McAllen.
Networking – In the age of social media, new media, tweets and posts, nothing still beats face-to-face time. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with some of the best in outdoor media and industry and make the connections that really matter.
Editors Meet & Greet – First, in a Q-and-A session, hear what editors are looking for in submissions and get the inside edge. Along with questions, bring your writing samples, photo portfolios and story ideas for a meet-and-greet following the Q-and-A. Editors from local and national magazines will help you sell you conference stories and more.
Test the latest gear and find the right contact for your product questions. Outdoor gear doesn’t belong on a table! At Demo Day we encourage all of our gear manufacturers to get you using the newest technology and products. See how it works and feels – practice your cast or take a quiet paddle around Town Lake.
Pull the trigger – Join our firearms manufacturers at the Lozano Shooting Range on Sunday for a morning of shooting product demos.
Don’t just hear the discussion, be a part of it at our newsmaker luncheon! Find the table most interesting to you and enjoy some lively conversation with your meal.
Experience the unique charm of South Texas – A welcome dinner hosted by the McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau will be at Quinta Mazatlan, an historical Adobe mansion converted into a World Birding Center facility with trail and interpretive programs.
We are always looking for ways to make conference as affordable as possible and help new communicators break into the biz – OWAA offers a $75 discount on conference registration to first-time member attendees.
Relax after a long day of sessions at the hospitality suites Friday and Saturday night as outdoor groups, agencies and businesses host attendees for some late night fun and informal conversation.
We already have some great sponsors on board to help make the conference a success, including McAllen CVB, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Outdoor Hub, Bushnell, Safari Club International, Hunt’s Photo and Video, and Izaak Walton League of America. More opportunities are still available for companies looking to increase their exposure and help support this important industry event.