The ATA is very excited to include the industry in a much bigger way by hosting the Summit alongside the 2024 ATA Show. The Summit will be held at the America’s Center in St. Louis, the same location as the the ATA Show, during the last two days of the Show. ATA’s plan is to host the Summit at each of our future ATA Shows, in the hopes of making the ATA Show a true hub for all things archery.
Archery and Bowhunting Summit attendees will have FULL ACCESS to the Show floor during all three days of the ATA Show.
Jan. 11 – Jan. 13, 2024
St. Louis, Missouri
This gathering allows practitioners access to the most current information and efforts from colleagues and experts, share best practices, and learn how this information can be applied in their state. Registration is $100.
We hope you’ll make plans to join us!
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. — Masterclass Sessions
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Welcome Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Walk the Show floor and Coffee Talks
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Level 2 Certification
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — S3DA Certification
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Partner Dinner
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Summit Sessions
– How Many are There? Archery and Bowhunting Participation Report
Data has consistently proven to be difficult to obtain regarding bowhunting participation in the U.S. This presentation is a comparison of several credible sources which when aligned, gets us to a believable number that the archery and bowhunting industry can utilize.
– The State of the State: Data Analysis Report: Linear Pathways for R3
Creating Efficient Archery and Bowhunting Pathways will compile the most current efforts in archery and bowhunting from across the country to provide best practices for the archery and bowhunting community to recruit, retain, and reactivate participants to the sports. Results and resources will be shared in a final toolkit and during an in-person Archery and Bowhunting Summit.
– NASP—The Update
An update on what is new and upcoming within the NASP program. The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th – 12th. And through it, students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life.
– NFAA Range Certification and Explore Bowhunting
The NFAA offers official range certifications for the following range types: indoor, 3D unmarked/marked, outdoor target, and outdoor field. Benefits to certifying your range include ensuring range safety and increasing traffic by being listed on the NFAA website. Learn more about how to get your range certified and why this designation should be a staple for all ranges across the country. The National Field Archery Association will take over implementation of Explore Bowhunting. This presentation will outline the details and logistics on how to receive the program.
– USA Archery: Elite Shooting and The Marvel Campaign: Archery is for Everyone
USA Archery, in partnership with Marvel, created an influencer video featuring @FemalePeterParker and 4-Time Olympian Brady Ellison. The video was cross posted between stakeholder social media platforms, reaching nearly 3M viewers. The video had a Call to Action to “Find a Try Archery Event Near You” to Try Archery AND collect a FREE Marvel Steps of Shooting Poster. This presentation will be a wrap up and data analysis of this campaign.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Break
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Summit Sessions
– Advanced Archery: Archers USA
The National Archery in the Schools (NASP) program introduces hundreds of thousands of elementary, middle and high school students to the sport of archery annually and includes a tournament structure to keep participants interested in shooting. This important program is an excellent start on the R3 pathway. Learn how to progress students into Advanced Archery at the high school level within the NASP program through Archers USA and the ISC system.
– A Next Step in the Pathway: S3DA
An update from S3DA. Youths are attracted to S3DA because they are free to use any equipment of their choice, from any brand or company, only restricting speed limits based on the age and shooting division of the youths. Along with youths being able to choose their own equipment, they are also able to progress through the sport as they grow and develop.
– Seeing Yourself Hunting and Shooting: Relevancy Grant and Toolkit
The Archery Trade Association (ATA) conducted three (3) photoshoots to create authentic bowhunting and outdoor lifestyle focused imagery that reflects a more diverse and inclusive demographic. We will go over how to access these photos and how to use them.
– ATA’s Call for Projects and Range Development
Learn about the key points to indoor and outdoor range layout and development. This includes permits to think about and costs outside of construction. Whatever stage your program is in, the ATA will help you determine and implement the next step for funding. All programs are welcome to submit their project plans.
Attendees will reserve their hotels through the ATA Hotel Block after they’ve registered for the Summit.
The ATA Hotel Block is open until Dec. 20, 2023.
Registrations cancelled by Jan. 5, 2024, will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations after Jan. 5, 2024, will not receive any refunds but are available for substitutions.