2019 SEOPA Conference Agenda - October 22-26 - Oxford, Mississippi
(Times and locations subject to change - Updated 5-28-2019)


Tuesday, Oct. 22

4:00 - until - Board of Directors Meeting - Hampton Inn Meeting Room

Wednesday, Oct. 23

8:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Board of Directors Meeting - Hampton Inn Meeting Room (If necessary)

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Registration/Silent Auction/Hospitality sponsored by Visit Southern West Virginia - Oxford CC

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. - Past Presidents Meeting - Oxford CC

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Craft Improvement - Jumpstart Roundtables:
Photography Sales, Personal Brand Building, Writing for Online Markets, Green Ribbon Attendees Meeting

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. - Corporate Member Meeting - Oxford CC

5:15 p.m. - Buses depart for Saint Leo Lounge in Downtown Oxford

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Welcoming Reception and Dinner sponsored by Visit Oxord, Mississippi, and Partners

Thursday, Oct. 24

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast sponsored by PRADCO - Oxford CC Ballroom

9:00 - Buses depart for Breakout Day:  special sessions, corporate displays, Tourism Showcase (Destination Station) and lunch at Wildrose Kennels

9:30 - 10:20 - SESSION I - Dog Photography, Applied - Wildrose Kennels photographer - on site at Wildrose

10:30 - 11:20 - SESSION II - Dog Field Vet Medicine, Wildrose Kennels staff - on site at Wildrose

11:30  - 2:30 p.m. - Breakout Day at Wildrose Kennels with lunch sponsored by TTI-Blakemore and Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - SESSION III - Wildrose Dogs In Action - Demonstration - on site at Wildrose

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - "Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?" - John Maxwell’s one-man play - Oxford CC Theatre

5:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Silent Auction - Oxford CC Lobby

5:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Hospitality sponsored by Toyota - Oxford CC Pre-function area/patio

6:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Awards Banquet sponsored by NSSF (EIC Awards sponsored by Mossy Oak) - Oxford CC Ballroom

Friday, Oct. 25

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast sponsored by TBA

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - SESSION IV - Adventure Dog Program, Wildrose Kennels Staff - Oxford CC

Concurrent - Tour Of Rowan Oak

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - SESSION V - Defensive And Recreational Firearm Writing Opps, Dick Jones - Oxford CC

Concurrent - Tour Of Rowan Oak

11:15 - NOON - SESSION VI - Dutch Oven Cooking, J. Wayne Fears - Oxford CC

Concurrent - Tour Of Rowan Oak

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch sponsored by Realtree and Roeslein Alternative Energy

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Corporate Member Session - Panel Discussion, Best Practices For Hosting Media Events - Oxford CC

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. - SESSION VII - Marketing Self-Published Books, Square Books - Oxford CC

Concurrent - Tour Of Rowan Oak

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - SESSION VIII - Hidden Gems Of Rare Book Opportunities, Square Books - Oxford CC

Concurrent - Tour Of Rowan Oak

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - General Membership Meeting

5:30 - 7 p.m. - Silent Auction - Round 3 - Oxford CC Lobby

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Hospitality:  Louisiana Friday Night sponsored by Louisiana Travel Association - Oxford CC

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Dinner followed by the Bob Dennie Memorial Auction - Oxford CC Ballroom

Saturday, Oct. 26

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast own your own - SEOPA Website Training Session - Hampton Inn Meeting Room

9:15 - Depart for Shooting Day - McIvor Shooting Facility at Charles Ray Nix WMA - Sardis, Mississippi

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - SESSION IX - Winchester Ammo Performance - Winchester Engineers - McIvor Range

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Shooting Day - Lunch provided by Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - Board of Directors Meeting - New Board Orientation - Hampton Inn Meeting Room

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Free time - Please revisit downtown Oxford

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Hospitality, Dinner, Pickin' & Grinnin' - Oxford CC