2022 AGLOW ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Branson, Missouri

Photo by Bill Antonides – Autumn Antics

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2022 AGLOW Annual Conference
Branson, Missouri

Chateau on the Lake Resort
September 18-22, 2022

Please take a look at the conference schedule as we have exciting changes to the format of our conference this year!

“I was excited when the opportunity to chair the conference committee came along. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few years talking to members about where AGLOW is, and how to keep it moving forward. Conversations often came back to making sure we were wringing every second of opportunity out of our conference schedule, without making it feel onerous or depleting. Branson is a great destination. Coupled with a new conference schedule, and some fresh ideas for some tried-and-true concepts, our visit to Branson is one I am very excited about.”

Trent Marsh
2022 Annual Conference Committee Chair

Sunday, September 18

Morning/Afternoon Activities Afield
Registration Desk Open
1:00-5:00

Board of Directors Meeting
1:00pm

Presidents Reception
5:30pm-8:00pm

Monday, September 19

Morning Activities Afield
7:00am-11:30am

Breakout Setup
11:00-12:00

Spypoint Welcome Lunch
12:00-1:00pm

General Membership Meeting
1:00-1:45pm

Corporate & Tourism Rep Speed-Dating
2:00pm-2:55pm

Spouse Reception
2:00pm-3:00pm

Corporate & Tourism Break-Out & River Bend’s Resort Open Bar
3:00-5:00pm

Branson Welcome Reception
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Branson Welcome Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Hospitality Room
9:00pm – Midnight

Tuesday, September 20

NSSF Breakfast
8:00-9:00am

Meet the 2024 Conference Bidders
9:15-10:45am

Future of AGLOW Communication
11:00am-11:45am

FX Air Guns Lunch
12pm – 1:00pm

Depart for Shooting Range

Afternoon at the Range
2:00pm-4:00pm

Gaylord, Michigan Golden Glow Awards Cocktail Reception
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Yamaha/Siren Golden Glow Awards Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Hospitality Room
9:00pm – Midnight

Wednesday, September 21

Delta Defense Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am

Branson Day Afield
9:00am – 5:00pm
This will be a full day of Fishing and other outdoor activities in and around Branson.

Alabama Blackbelt AGLOW Auction Cocktail Hour and Preview
6:00 – 7:00pm

AGLOW Silent Auction Opens
6:00pm

Toyota AGLOW Auction, Raffles, & Dinner
7:00-9:00
The auction is always a highlight of the conference, but this year is especially true with the addition of a media auction to the event. Added specifically for our corporate partners, in addition to gear and prizes, a host of marketing and media opportunities will be up for bid, and no doubt plenty of deals will be able to be had!

Hospitality Room
9:00pm – Midnight

Thursday, September 22

NWTF Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am

2022 Kickoff Panel – The Changing Expectations of Media and Influencers
9:15am – 10:45am
In all too many ways it ain’t the good ole days anymore. Media, social media, and near-instant digital platforms have changed the way information is consumed. As a result, brands, destinations, and conservation groups have had to answer to a new set of goals and gatekeepers. Be sure you understand the challenges facing our corporate partners so your name is always at the top of their list.
Moderator – Trent Marsh
Panelists – Dena Vick, Josh Lantz, Jeremiah Burish

Session Block 1
11:00-11:45am
Session A – Affiliate Marketing How-To’s – Kevin Paulson
Session B – Building and Keeping Destination Relationships –
Shelley Crant & Paul Johnson

Roselien Alternative Energy Lunch
12:00-1:00pm

Session Block 2
1:15 – 2:00pm
Session A –Take Your Podcast to the Next Level – Bret Amundson, Carrie Zylka
Session B –iPhone Photography your Editors Will Love – Jeff Davis

Session Block 3
2:15 – 3:00pm
Session A – Multimedia Evolution – Transitioning from Traditional to New Media – Kevin Michalowski
Session B – How to Burn your Corporate Relationships: Product ROI – Karen Lutto

2023 Wrap-up Panel – The Editor’s Roundtable
3:15-4:45pm
This is your chance to find out what your editor is really thinking! Get inside the mind of an editor to find out everything you always wanted to know. Ask questions about style, query format, support photos or materials. Anything goes in this open forum with some of the best content directors and schedulers in the industry.
Moderator – Trent Marsh
Panelists – Jeff Davis, Kevin Paulson, Kevin Michalowski & Richard Simms

AIC Awards Cocktail Reception
6:00 – 7:00pm

Whitetails Unlimited AIC Awards Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Hospitality Room
9:00pm – Midnight

AGLOW SPOUSE ACTIVITIES

Monday, September 19

Florence Room at Chateau on the Lake
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments as you mingle with fellow event attendees!

Tuesday, September 20

9:30 a.m.
Depart from Chateau on the Lake Resort for Grand Village Shops (Drive individually/carpool)

10:00 a.m.
Demonstration at Peter Engler Designs (Woodcarvings, pottery, and hand-crafted art)

10:30 a.m.
Presentation at Kringles Christmas Store

11:00 a.m.
Break for lunch at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner

12:00 p.m.
Presentation at T. Charleston’s Books and Gifts

12:30 p.m.
Demonstration at Sunrise Leather Works

1:00 p.m.
Demonstration at Lori’s Soap Market

1:30 p.m.
Shop the Grand Village on your own

Wednesday, September 21

9:15 a.m.
Meet at shuttles in front of the resort

9:30 a.m.
Depart from Chateau on the Lake

10:00 a.m.
Campus tour of College of the Ozarks (shuttle tours)
Highlights include:
– Williams Memorial Chapel
– Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen
– Edwards Mill
– Hoge Greenhouses

11:45 a.m.
Lunch at the Keeter Center for Character Education, courtesy of Explore Branson

12:45 p.m.
View “Hall of Fame” and Veterans Display at the Keeter Center

1:00 p.m.
Depart for Branson Landing

1:15 p.m.
Arrive at Crystal Fish for demonstrations by owner, Linda Cherry, and team.
Local artists will speak about their work in jewelry, beadwork, sculpting, and pottery. Attendees will be offered a special discount in the store.

2:00 p.m.
Shop the Branson Landing on your own

4:00 p.m.
Depart for Chateau on the Lake Resort (Shuttles will be parked on north end of the Landing near Paula Deen’s.)

Wednesday, September 21

9:15 a.m.
Meet at shuttles in front of the resort

9:30 a.m.
Depart from Chateau on the Lake

10:00 a.m.
Campus tour of College of the Ozarks (shuttle tours)
Highlights include:
– Williams Memorial Chapel
– Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen
– Edwards Mill
– Hoge Greenhouses

11:45 a.m.
Lunch at the Keeter Center for Character Education, courtesy of Explore Branson

12:45 p.m.
View “Hall of Fame” and Veterans Display at the Keeter Center

1:00 p.m.
Depart for Branson Landing

1:15 p.m.
Arrive at Crystal Fish for demonstrations by owner, Linda Cherry, and team.
Local artists will speak about their work in jewelry, beadwork, sculpting, and pottery. Attendees will be offered a special discount in the store.

2:00 p.m.
Shop the Branson Landing on your own

4:00 p.m.
Depart for Chateau on the Lake Resort (Shuttles will be parked on north end of the Landing near Paula Deen’s.)

Activities In & Around Branson

Aquarium at the Boardwalk
Pick up voucher at Registration Table
-Any Day (for the next year)
Location: 2700 W 76 Country Blvd unit a, Branson, MO 65616
www.aquariumattheboardwalk.com/

Snowflex at Wolf Mountain

Branson Ferris Wheel at Track Family Fun Park
-Monday Morning
-All Day Wednesday
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 3335 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
www.fivestarparks.com/branson-tracks/rides/ferris-wheel

Kings Castle Theatre
-Monday Morning
-Wednesday All Day
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 2701 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
www.kingscastletheatre.com

Copperhead Mountain Coaster at Shepherd of the Hills
-Monday Morning
-Wednesday All Day
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 6021 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
www.theshepherdofthehills.com

Branson Centennial Museum
-Monday Morning
-Wednesday All Day
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 120 S Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616
wrvhs.org/locations/bcm/

FlyRide at Beyond the Lens
-Monday Morning
-Wednesday All Day
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 3115 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616
beyondthelens.com

Henning Conservation Area (hiking)
-Any Day During Conference
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/ruth-paul-henning-conservation-area

Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
-Any Day During Conference
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 483 Hatchery Rd, Branson, MO 65616
mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/shepherd-hills-fish-hatchery

History of Fishing Museum
-Any Day During Conference
-Show Conference Badge for Admission
Location: 225 N Wildwood Dr., Branson, MO 65616
www.historyoffishingmuseum.org/

Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
-Any Day During Conference
412 Owen Ln, Branson, MO 65616
bransonparksandrecreation.com/684/Lakeside-Forest-Wilderness-Area

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail
-Any Day During Conference
4600 Historic Hwy 165, Branson, MO 65616
traillink.com/trail/table-rock-lakeshore-trail/

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BOOKING YOUR ROOM

Instructions for booking your room for the 2022 AGLOW Conference in Branson

Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center
415 N. State Hwy 265
Branson, MO 65616
888-333-5253

Our group rate is $110 and if you phone it your reservation you NEED to mention that you will be attending the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference.

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Reserve your room online.