Seminars

Seminars are 75-minute classes that help attendees learn, grow and prosper from the expertise of skilled presenters who share information and take questions from the audience.

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022

Practical Aerodynamics for Archery



Darrel Barnette - Veteran Innovative Products
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-101

How and why do arrow components affect arrow flight and performance? Learn how aerodynamic forces act on an arrow in flight and why selecting arrow components is so critical.

Can a Buy Group Help Your Business?



Deb Colgrove and Marty Stubstad - ARRO
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-104

Are you looking for a way to boost sales or increase profit margins? In this session, you will gain insight from industry veterans on how membership with a buying group can have a positive impact on your retail business.

S3DA: Increasing Retailers' Bottom Line



Holly Helton - S3DA
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-105

Retailers that run the S3DA program in their establishments have experienced a signficant increase in sales and retention among their customers. Learn how to utilize our program to create year-round customers that invest in both competitive archery equipment and hunting-related items.

Avoiding Target Panic - How to Pick the Right Release and Execute the Shot



George Ryals IV - Last Chance Archery
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-108

Every archery shop has had a customer come to them looking for a new release aid to help them shake off target panic. Learn how to identify the right kind of release for each shooter, but also how to properly execute the shot to avoid falling back into the same bad habits.

Are You Missing Out? Sales Opportunities for Your Pro Shop



Randy Phillips - Archery Headquarters (AZ)
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-109

Pro shops are always looking for ways to increase revenue and profit margins. Sometimes, in order to accomplish this, you'll have to think outside the box. Get ideas from a fellow pro shop owner on how you can find new and different ways to make money for your business.

Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022

What’s Missing from Your Retail Insurance Policy?



James Blankenbeckler - RT Outdoors
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-101

Most retail shops have a standard liability policy, but many forget about other areas in which they could be vulnerable. Learn how you can take the extra step to ensure your business is protected from costly losses or lawsuits.

Are E-bikes Here to Stay?



Peter Godlewski - Rungu Dualie E-Bikes
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-104

E-bikes are rapidly becoming the go-to vehicle for the North American hunter. Learn about the potential this product category could have for your business and gain insight into the future of off-road electric vehicles.

Marketing: Are You Positioned to Win?



David Jones - Jackson Marketing Group
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-105

Who are your customers and prospects and what do they value? What can you offer that your competition can’t? If you want to win in the future you better have a deep understanding of your customers and what they value, then deliver those things to them. An understanding is ultimately what defines your brand and positions you against your competition; from Amazon, to big box retailers, to other local pro shops.

There Is No Offseason!



Dr. Aaron Gaines and Lee Lakosky - Ani-Logics Outdoors
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-108

Learn the science behind supplemental deer nutrition, including minerals, water, feed, and food plots. This session will also cover how to apply the science in the field when setting up mineral sites and establishing feeding programs to grow bigger, healthier deer.

Top 5 Technologies for Archery Dealers to Sell More



Michelle Salerno - Celerant
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Room C-109

The pandemic had a huge impact on retail this past year and archery dealers faced even more challenges with equipment/firearms/ammo at all-time lows. Now’s the time to step back and determine which technology can move your business forward.