Call For 2015 ATA Trade Show Seminar Presenters
The ATA is now accepting seminar presenter applications for the 2015 Trade Show Archery Academy, a morning seminar series that runs each morning before the Show floor opens. The 2015 ATA Show is being held in Indianapolis, Indiana, January 8-10, 2015.
If you’ve developed innovative methods to maintain bows, market your business, or encourage repeat customers, the ATA encourages you to apply as a presenter. Seminars educate Show attendees on best practices, and cannot be used as a direct-sales opportunity. However, sharing useful knowledge and demonstrating new, helpful products is welcome.
George Ryals IV, owner of Archery Learning Center in Snellville, Georgia, is a three-time presenter for Last Chance Archery, which, along with Buck Knives, is an official sponsor of the 2015 seminar series. Ryals said one benefit of presenting seminars is that attendees often visit him on the Show floor to ask follow-up questions about tactics and products he uses.
“Presenting a seminar creates brand awareness,” Ryals said. “I give a long, helpful talk while demonstrating fletching jigs, bow vices and other tools and tricks I use in my shop to make life easier. A lot of visitors stop by my booth, so I connect on a personal level with people who attended my seminar.”
If you are interested in being a presenter and sharing what you have learned from archery and bowhunting, here's your chance. Download the Presenter Guidelines for more information.
To apply as a presenter, please submit a completed Presenter Application Request form by mail, email, or fax NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2014.
Mail: Archery Trade Association, Attention: Jennifer Mazur, 17820 Tree Lawn Drive, Ashton, MD 20861
Fax: (507) 233-8140; Attention: Jennifer Mazur
Your application will then be evaluated as to ATA's program needs and how your topic fits the program's overall educational scope. ATA will notify you if your proposed presentation will be included in the 2015 program.
For questions, please contact Jennifer Mazur, ATA coordinator of archery and bowhunting programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 580-1238.