33 Days Until Convention!
In this special Convention issue:
    • Registration
                - Keynotes
                - Consumer Protection
                - WFA Bowling Tournament
                - Networking Luncheon
                - Industry Awards Dinner
                - Cannabis

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Hotel rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort are available for RECONNECT Reno 2017! We've been able to secure a great room rate of just
$69 per night!
The rate is valid for reserved nights January 12-22

Click here to make your reservation


While the 2017 Convention Schedule is packed full of can't-miss sessions, we've managed to choose a few items we know you'll love!
  • Keynotes
        Former head of Training & Development for Hard Rock International, Jim Knight shares how to create a company 'Culture that Rocks!'
        Previous WFA Barham Award winner and miraculous survivor of a truck accident, Elisa Hays shares her life lessons both from business success and physical recovery.
        Join Dr. Stephen Neel and examine your fair's livestock layout to reduce the risk of E. coli contamination.
        Whether you have a 4-person team or want to be partnered with new friends, take part in the unofficial kick-off to the Convention.
  • Networking Luncheon*
        Eat, drink, and make contacts at this special luncheon designed to connect - and RECONNECT - you with everyone on your networking list.
  • Industry Awards Dinner*
        Cap off Convention with a celebration of 'all that's fair', including Hall of Fame, Barham Award, and Merrill Award presentations.
  • Cannabis**
        One of the hottest topics at Convention, join the discussion around legalized cannabis and what it means for fairs.
Click here for the complete schedule,
including details on each of the highlighted programs!
*Ticket required; contact Liz for details
​​​​​​​**Cannabis programming is as follows:
        4:45-6pm - Tahoe Room - Impact of Legalization on Communities & Fairgrounds
        3:45-5pm - Crystal 1 & 2 - Marijuana Policy
        8:30-9:45am - Crystal 1 & 2 - Marijuana Public Messaging
        1-2:15pm - Crystal 1 & 2 - Marijuana Exhibits
        2:30-3:45pm - Crystal 1 & 2 - Marijuana Operations/Interim

Funding the WFA internship program and educational keynotes at Convention, the Blue Ribbon Foundation provides the future of our industry an opportunity to get involved and allows us to benefit from professional speakers like Jim Knight and Elisa Hays. Please consider donating either items or your expertise to be auctioned off at Convention, as the Live & Slient Auctions are the Foundation's most important fundraisers each year. All donations can be written off your taxes for their fair market value.

You can fill in the Auction Donation form Online
Click here to download it

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