2016 NPAA Conference, ‘From Passion to Profession’

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2016 NPAA Conference, ‘From Passion to Profession’

National Professional Anglers Association
Published November 8, 2015

To all potential NPAA 2016 Conference attendees:

The planning for the 2016 NPAA Conference is nearly complete and we are extremely excited about our 2016 event. This will be a “can’t miss” event for our Partners and any angler who has a desire to take their passion for fishing to a professional level.

Guides, Charter Captains, Angler Educators, and industry professionals will all benefit from the seminars and presentations that will be given over the 2 plus days of the Conference. This year’s new agenda will have us kicking off the Conference on early Friday afternoon, and will include more time for you to spend networking with friends, industry, and seasoned veterans of the sport, plus you will have time to spend with your family on Sunday if you choose to bring them along to this family friendly venue.

Chula Vista Resort and Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells is our host for this event; this new venue will give us room to spread our wings, and enjoy a beautiful facility.
Attached you will find the most recent version of our Tentative Agenda for the Conference, along with a fact sheet on the event.    Please Share all this information with anyone you feel would benefit from attending this information packed Conference. We have a limited number of rooms in our block at Chula Vista Resort so don’t wait, book your room today.

Check out the Fact Sheet below for additional information on the Conference including: Conference fee information, tentative agenda, and hotel reservation procedure. Feel free to contact Ashley Garland at the NPAA Administrative Office or me if you have questions about the event.

Thank you for your continued support of the NPAA and our mission to grow the sport and increase the professionalism of our members! Looking forward to seeing you in January!

“It’s all about the Sport!”

Pat Neu
Patrick Neu
NPAA Exec. Dir. /FAF President

2016 NPAA Conference Agenda “From Passion to Profession”

Chula Vista Resort-Wisconsin Dells January 8th-10th, 2016

Friday- January 8th    Tentative

1:00-7:00    Conference Registration-Supporting Partner Displays Open

1:00-2:30    Supporting Partner Displays Open

2:30-4:20    Educational Breakouts-1&2 (Choose from Seven Topics)

4:30-4:45    Friday Session Opening Comments

4:45-5:30    Tournament Session-Gold Partners (Chip Leer-NWT; Robert Cartlidge-MWC,  NABC)

5:30-6:30    NPAA Annual Business Meeting

6:30-8:00    Meet/Greet Party-Sponsored by: Worldwide Marine Insurance

6:30-8:00    Booths Open

8:00PM    Card Room Open

Saturday- January 9th

7:00-8:55AM    Conference Registration -Supporting Partner Displays  Open

8:00-8:50    Gold Supporting Partner Breakout Session/s- Pure Fishing, Others TBA

8:00-8:50    Partner Displays Open

9:00-10:50    Educational Breakouts-3&4 (Choose from Seven Topics)

10:50-11:00    Break- Supporting Partner Booths Open

11:00-11:15    General Session Opening Comments/Speaker Introductions 11:15-12:00PM Keynote Speaker-Mike Nussman, CEO at ASA (Empower Your Passion) 12:00-12:45    Lunch-Networking

12:50-1:00    Annual Award Presentations

1:00-1:50    Speaker- Jay Kumar, Fishing Media Expert (Media Myths and Practical Tips)

1:50-2:30    Professional Panel- Pro-Staff Manager Panel (Pro-Staff-”Add Value not  Headaches”)

2:30-3:15    Speaker-Neil Jensen, Dale Carnegie Executive (Build “Your” Brand)

3:15-3:30    Break-Supporting Partner Booths Open

3:30-4:15    Speaker-Col. Scott St. Sauver, (SSS Top 10 List-Creating the Passionate  Professional)

4:15-4:45    Conference Wrap Up- Pat Neu, NPAA Executive Director

4:50-5:30    Motor Partner Breakouts-(Gold Partners: Evinrude, Mercury, Yamaha)

5:35-6:25    Boat Partner Breakouts-(Gold Partners: Lund, Skeeter, Ranger, Triton)

6:30-7:30    Future Angler Foundation Banquet Reception- Partner Booths Open

7:30-9:00    Future Angler Foundation Banquet-Presented by: Yamaha and Skeeter Boats

9:00PM    Card Room Open

Sunday- January 10th

8:00-8:50    Gold Supporting Partner Breakout Session/s- Navionics, Others TBA

9:00-3:00PM    Doctor Sonar School- Doc Samson (Note: additional fee and separate  registration)

9:00-10:00AM   Chapel Service-Mark Schutz

Educational Breakout Topics:

* “1st Aid for Guides and Tournament Anglers”- Bruce Samson, MD (2 Session)

* “Advanced Electronics for the Angling Professional”- Doctor Sonar” Bruce Samson (2 Sessions)

* “Trends in Today’s Guide Business”- Tom Neustrom (2 Sessions)

* “Professional Angling and Your Life-It’s a Balancing Act”- Justin Schneider (2 Sessions)

* “Pathway to Professionalism”- Jimmy Bell (4 Sessions)

* “Passion to Profession in the Eyes of the IRS”- Gail Thompson, CPA (4 Sessions)

* “Passion for the Future of Fishing”- Greg Karch & Nancy Koep (3 Sessions)

2016 NPAA Conference Fact Sheet

Dates: January 8-10, 2016

Location: Chula Vista Resort-Wisconsin Dells, WI www.chulavistaresort.com
Special Room Rates: $99 Tower Suite
Room rate includes Waterpark access-opportunity for family vacation     Reservations: Call (855)421-1186 Must Reference Code: NPAA2016

Fly to Dane County Regional Airport-Madison, WI (Car rental $30/day 54 miles to Hotel)
Conference Fee for Members and Partners: $100 prior to December 22nd, 2015; $150
after the 22nd

Non Members are welcome! Non-Member Fee is $150. There will be a $50 Conference rebate issued to Non Members who attend the conference and become members prior to January 31st.

Registration Begins & Industry Booths open at 1:00PM Friday the 8th       Sessions Begin  on Friday at 2:30PM

Much larger facility for 2016 to allow for growth and comfort

Event moved 150 Miles East for 2016 to allow for additional participation by members     More Room for Partner Displays-separate room in 2016

2016 Agenda allows for later start times and more networking time or family time.

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Author: Spencer Deutz

Winner of the 2011 Masters Walleye Circuit Father/Son Team of the Year, qualifying for the Cabelas National Team Championship in 2012 and also qualifying for the Masters Walleye Circuit World Walleye Championship in 2012 and 2014

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