• Keynote Presentation Topic: The Ai (re)Evolution: Transforming Outdoor Media from Survival to Revival
• Choice of field trip including: guided fishing, kayak trip, airboat tour and more!
• Speed Meeting
• Product Showcase
• Range Day
• Content Creation Sessions
• Educational Breakout Sessions
• Free Weekend Pass to BirdFest Bluegrass Music Festival
• Meals by on-site gourmet chef
• Wild game cooking demo
• Pinnacle Awards ceremony
• Silent and live auctions
• Nightly networking sessions
• Beer tasting from local breweries

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    Tom Keer Freelance Writer/The Keer Group
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    Tom Gresham Gun Talk Media
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    Tom Claycomb Freelance
  • I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate our membership in POMA.  I thought you might like to hear a great example of why it is important for companies like mine to support you. John Phillips has a new book, with a second volume already being worked on, that teaches people How to... Read More
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  • Like many POMA members, I wear a variety of hats. Part TV production, part public relations, part freelance writer, my job varies and I go where the day takes me. The associations I build, the contacts I make and the information I learn at POMA's Summer Business Conference helps me every step of the way.... Read More
    Kevin Tate Creative Director, Mossy Oak Productions, Part-time Freelance Writer, Barbecue Grill Assembler and Flyswatter Salesman
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