Conference Info at a Glance! 

June 1-4, 2022

The Resort at Glade Springs - Daniels, WV

REGISTRATION - Registration for the 2022 SEOPA Conference is underway!

Be sure to register early for maximum savings!


$250 per person (after May 1)

Get to know wild and wonderful Southern West Virginia:  ON-YOUR-OWN ADVENTURES

Conference Details and Reminders

A flat fee of $200 is charged to Corporate members who wish to display at Breakout Day, Shooting Day, and/or the Tourism Destination Station.

LODGING - Have you booked your room? A variety of lovely accommodations are available at The Resort at Glade Springs. Just call 1-877-814-7316 and mention Group Code SEOPA22 to secure the special rate of $120 (includes taxes and fees).

VENUES - As if the Resort doesn't have enough to keep us busy, our preliminary agenda includes an afternoon/evening at Adventures on the Gorge overlooking the New River, and a Shooting Event/Breakout Day at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the nearly 11,000-acre home of the Boy Scout Jamboree. One of many choices for Saturday afternoon is hiking at nearby Little Beaver State Park. The Park has more than a dozen easy to moderate trails ranging from .25 to 2.6 miles.

SESSIONS - Sessions will include informative round-tables with area experts discussing all things Southern West Virginia Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow:  The History of Coal Country and Its People; How Snow-skiing, Rafting, Rock Climbing, and Mountain Biking Compete With Screen Time; All About the Newly Designated New River Gorge Park and Preserve, and more:

• Landscape Photography Tips

• Careful Planning:  Eating on Multi-Day Trips in the Wild

• ATV Safety and Southern West Virginia Trails Programs

• Bear Hunting With Dogs

• Giving Back:  Teaching Kids to Fish at the Glade



All attendees are encouraged to participate in the activities at Adventures on the Gorge on Thursday, June 2. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for more!

Pre- and/or post-trips are offered as follows:

Tuesday, May 31 - ATV riding on the Hatfield & McCoy Trail is available for 9 participants
Tuesday, May 31 - Exhibition Coal Mine Tour is available for 32 participants (Tour begins at 10 a.m.)
Tuesday, May 31 - Whitewater Rafting with River Expeditions-Full Day (5-7 hours) Media member complimentary, spouse cost is $62.50
Tuesday, May 31 - Zipline with River Expeditions - Media member complimentary, spouse cost is $29.50
Sunday, June 5 - Whitewater Rafting with River Expeditions-Full Day (5-7 hours) Media member complimentary, spouse cost is $62.50
Sunday, June 5 - Zipline with River Expeditions Media member complimentary, spouse cost is $29.50

Contact Sam Brackenrich to reserve your spots on the above-listed adventures!

Sam Brackenrich
[email protected]

Add outstanding food, hospitality, and time spent with a wide array of colorful characters, and you're in for a special gathering in a special place. It's almost heaven!

Click here to see what SEOPA Past President Jeff Samsel has to say about Southern West Virginia!