POMA Members Invited to SEOPA Conference

POMA is proud to announce that we will be attending the 2021 SEOPA conference held October 6-9 at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia.
If you enjoyed the 2021 POMA Business Conference in Franklin, TN, please show your gratitude and support to Lisa Snuggs, the executive director of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, and help support a fellow organization that shares our same goals and ideals. POMA Media and Corporate Partner members will get an opportunity to meet and network with like-minded individuals within our hook-and-bullet industry.
POMA members will find the SEOPA conference very productive for growing relationships within the industry.
Here is a link where you can register. Not a member of SEOPA? Not a problem! Once you clicked on the above link, go down to the new user section, and you will be asked to enter your email and then prompted to create a password to move forward to the registration page.
Here is the preliminary schedule.
This is a preliminary agenda as of June 1, 2021, and is subject to change.
Tues., Oct. 5
4:00-until      Board of Directors Meeting – Resort at Glade Springs Meeting Space
Wed., Oct. 6
8:00-11:00 a.m.     Board of Directors Meeting
1:00-5:00 p.m.      Registration Day/Silent Auction/Hospitality sponsored
by Huntsville, Alabama CVB
2:00-4:00 p.m.      Registration Day Round Tables:
Southern West Virginia Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
         1. History of Coal and Its People/What it Means Today
         2. How the industries of Skiing, Rafting, Rock Climbing,
Mountain Biking Compete with Screen Time
         3. All About the Recently Designated New River Gorge Park
& Preserve
3:00-4:00 p.m.      Past Presidents Meeting
4:00-4:15 p.m.      Green Ribbon Meeting
6:00-8:30 p.m.      Welcoming Reception and Dinner sponsored by
Visit Southern WV and The Resort at Glade Springs
Thurs., Oct. 7
7:30-8:30 a.m.     Breakfast sponsored by PRADCO –
Green Ribbon Recognition (receiving line at exit)
9:00-10:00 a.m.   SESSION I – Landscape Photography Tips: Equipment,
Concepts and Planning – Tips will be put into action during
visits to AOG and Bechtle Summit
(Andy Crawford and Glenn Wheeler)
9:00-10:00 a.m.   SESSION II – Outdoor Emergency Care:
Lessons from Ski Patrol, River Guides and
National Park Rangers
9:00-10:00 a.m.   SESSION III – Eating on Multi-Day Overnight in the
Wild: Planning, preserving, cooking, cleaning and
keeping food safe at different temperatures
10:00-10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30-11:30 a.m.   SESSION IV – ATV Safety and
Southern West Virginia Trail Information
10:30-11:30 a.m.   SESSION V – Bear Hunting With Dogs: Appalachian Culture,
Hounds, and Hunters (Panel)
Noon-1:15 p.m.      Awards Luncheon sponsored by NSSF
1:45 p.m.      Depart for Adventures on the Gorge
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Bridge Walk/Museum
         Zip Lining
         Rafting
         Landscape Photography Tips Part II: Field Trip in the Gorge
6:00-8:00 p.m.      Hospitality and Dinner sponsored
by Adventures on the Gorge/Toyota – Special Speaker
Friday, Oct. 8
7:30-8:30 a.m.      Breakfast sponsored by VISIT Mississippi
8:30-9:00 a.m.      Depart for Breakout/Shooting at Bechtel Summit
6:00-6:45 p.m.      Hospitality
6:45-10:00 p.m.    Dinner followed by the Bob Dennie Memorial Auction
Sat., Oct. 9
8:00-9:30 a.m.      Breakfast sponsored by VISIT Mississippi, followed by
Landscape Photography Field Results
(Andy Crawford and Glenn Wheeler)
10:00 -11:00 a.m.   General Membership Meeting
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.   Giving Back: Teaching Kids to Fish at the Glade –
Includes lunch sponsored by Bass Pros Shops/Cabela’s
2:00-6:00 p.m.      Exploring the Resort at Glade Springs and the surrounding area.
On-your-own directions provided.
2:30-3:30 p.m.      Board of Directors Meeting – New Board Orientation
6:00-10:00 p.m.    Hospitality, Dinner, Pickin’ & Grinnin’
ABOUT SEOPA
The Southeastern Outdoor Press Association is dedicated to helping outdoor communicators, and allied industry representatives excel in their professions by promoting quality communication, ethical conduct, networking, and education among its members.
MEDIA & CORPORATE PARTNER CONTACT:
Lisa Snuggs
SEOPA Executive Director
About POMA
The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), founded in 2005, is the only national association representing the traditional outdoor hunting and fishing community. Our members include hunting and fishing industry communicators, industry professionals, students, influencers and brand ambassadors, and even avid outdoor sports enthusiasts.
POMA is dedicated to seeing the traditional outdoor sports story told honestly and fairly so hunting, fishing, and shooting sports, will endure.

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