For the three days of POMA’s annual business conference, the top outdoor media, brands and conservation organizations network, test new products, learn and prepare for the next year ahead. As a brand, this is a relaxed atmosphere to communicate your key messages to media and build the relationships that will grow your business exponentially. As a media member, there is no better opportunity to network for jobs, freelance opportunities, and opportunities for the year to come.

Interested host areas should click the “Future” tab for details on submitting an RFP.

#POMA2023 – POMA is committed to amazing events and continuing to raise the bar on business education and growth, networking, and content gathering. Our 17th Annual Business Conference will be held June 12 – 15, 2023 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Register here.

Here’s what you can look forward to at #POMA2023. Visit Broken Arrow is excited to welcome our attendees!
Schedule is subject to change.

Session, Meal, and Event Schedule

Monday, June 12

Arrive in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma so you’re sure to not miss a minute of the action that’s planned over the next three value-packed days!

7 – 9 p.m. —  Meet-And-Greet (open to all attendees to mix and mingle with board members and fellow POMA members before the event officially starts.)

Tuesday, June 13

7:30 a.m. Board Breakfast
8:00- 8:30 a.m. — Board Meetings
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Board Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.  — Registration
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Product Showcase Setup
12 – 1 p.m. — Welcome Lunch
1- 1:45 p.m. — Membership Meeting
2 – 3:30 p.m. — Speed Meeting – Media meets with Corporate Partners
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. —  Product Showcase w/ Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. — Welcome Dinner
9 p.m. — POMA After Hours Networking

Wednesday, June 14

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Registration
8 – 9 a.m. — Breakfast
9:10 – 10:20 a.m. — Speaking Event/ Editor’s Panel (Chad Love, Editor Quail Forever; Moderator: Britney Booth
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. — Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. — Editor’s Roundtable
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Lunch
6 – 6:30 p.m. — Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. — Keynote Speaker
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. — Dinner
8:15 – 8:45 p.m. — Auction Night
9 p.m. — POMA After Hours Networking

Thursday, June 15

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast
7:30 a.m. — CP setup for Shooting Day

8:30 a.m. — Buses Depart for Shooting Day

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  — Shooting Day
12:30 p.m. — Buses depart for hotel
1:30 p.m. — Arrive Back At Hotel
2 – 2:45 p.m. — Breakout Session
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. — Breakout Session
5:00 – 6 p.m. — Cocktail Reception
6 – 7:30 p.m. — Dinner/Speaker
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. — Pinnacle Awards
9 p.m. — POMA After Hours Networking

What is POMA Camps/Product Showcase?

POMA Camps/Product Showcase is a day in the field to test products that are not shooting-related. You can test drive the newest trucks from Corporate Partners like Nissan and Toyota*, take ATVs* for a spin, shoot crossbows and airguns, and much, much more. This is the perfect time to connect with POMA’s Corporate Partners, for them to show you their products and answer any questions you might have.

*product displays differ from year to year based on participating exhibitors.

Corporate Partners who don’t have interactive products can take advantage of static displays to provide information on their products and/or services. This is an excellent chance for attendees to talk with each other one-on-one about content needs and how they can work together to fill those needs.

What guns are available to shoot at Shooting Day?

At Shooting Day our Corporate Partners bring their A-game with shotguns, pistols, muzzleloaders, and rifles. We have had everything from Kimber’s .300 Blackout to CVA’s .50 caliber muzzleloader, Bergara’s latest and greatest shooting technology, and even fully automatic weapons. Pistols of every make and model make an appearance and the shotguns never disappoint. Ammunition manufacturers,  including Winchester and Aguila, often make sure there is no shortage of lead headed downrange.

Who can I network with?

At POMA, you can network with everyone, and we mean everyone. From industry-leading magazine editors, film producers, photographers, writers, Corporate Partners, social influencers and more. If you’ve ever thought, I wish I had their email, you can probably track it, and better yet its owner, down at our conference.

I am a student, should I still attend?

YES! POMA members are always looking to bring new professionals into the industry and mentor young media producers. As long as you are 18, POMA is among the best places to get your foot in the door of the outdoor industry. Reach out as we often have scholarship opportunities.

FUTURE CONFERENCE SITES

June 12 – 15, 2023 – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Bids are now being accepted for future sites – complete the RFP

PAST CONFERENCE SITES

2022 Kalispell, Montana
2021 Franklin, TN

2020 Virtual (COVID)
2019 Wichita, KS
2018 Lincoln, NE
2017 Shreveport-Bossier, LA
2016 Kalispell, MT
2015 Springfield, MO
2014 Knoxville, TN
2013 Columbia, SC
2012 Tunica, MS
2011 Ogden, UT
2010 LaPorte, IN
2009 St. Louis, MO
2008 Sioux Falls, SD
2007 Visit Minneapolis North, MN
2006 Springfield, MO

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