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Attention outdoor industry: OWAA Conference deadlines approaching!

Save the date: OWAA Conference in McAllen, Texas, May 23-25, 2014Don’t miss your opportunity, check out these upcoming deadlines for the May 23-25, 2014, annual conference in McAllen, Texas:

April 11

  • Artwork deadline for conference program advertisements

April 30

  • Last day to book lodging before room blocks are released

May 9

  • Deadline for booking hospitality suites
  • Deadline for 3-Day Display registration
  • Deadline for Demo Day registration
  • Deadline for Shooting Day registration
  • Deadline to submit digital press materials

May 12

  • Deadline to submit certificate of liability for ALL companies hosting a Demo Day booth, Shooting Day booth and/or Hospitality Suite

Conference program advertising

Whether or not you can attend the conference, don’t miss your opportunity to advertise in the OWAA conference program – one of OWAA’s most popular publications for advertisements each year. This is a great, low-cost way to let some of the nation’s best-known outdoor communicators know about your company, agency or organization.

To reserve your space, contact Jessica Pollett, jpollett[at]

Advertising prices:
  • Quarter-page, black-and-white
    (2.5” x 4”, portrait) – $125
  • Half-page, black-and-white
    (5” x 4”, landscape) – $245
  • Full-page, black-and-white
    (5.5” x 8.5”, portrait) – $475
  • Two-page, black-and-white inside spread
    (11” x 8.5”, landscape) – $700
  • Full-page full-color
    (5.5” x 8.5”, portrait) – $950

Approximately 350 of the 5.5” x 8.5” conference programs will be printed. Estimated conference attendance is 300.

Conference hotel block

OWAA’s headquarters hotel is The Embassy Suites, located at 1800 S. Second St., McAllen, Texas, 78503; 956-686-3000.

To make your reservations: Book online using the OWAA reservations portal or call 956-686-3000 and request the OWAA room block (group code “OWA”).

Room rates are $109/night for single/double occupancy suites, including breakfast. Rates are subject to an 11.55% Texas state sales tax. Check-in at 3 p.m.; check-out at noon.

Hospitality Suites

Host and entertain members of the media in a relaxing environment. Suites are available the nights of Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24.

Register today.


3-day booths are set up in high-traffic areas within the conference center for non-product displays. Each both comes with a skirted table and two chairs – you bring the rest! The displays can remain set up for the duration of conference.

Demo Day booths are specifically designed for product demonstration displays and product testing by media members. These booths will be available the morning of Saturday, May 24, at Firemen’s Park. Boating, fishing and other water-based companies will have access to the man-made lake for product demos.

Shooting Day booths allow handgun, rifle, shotgun, archery and shooting equipment demonstrations the morning of Sunday, May 25, at the Lozano Shooting Range.

Driving Course: A driving course will be set up Sunday, May 25, during Shooting Day for car, ATV and truck manufacturers.

Register today to take advantage of these display and booth opportunities.

Digital Literature Room

Have your press kits and promotional material included on our conference thumb drive provided to all OWAA member attendees at check-in. Submit up to 40MB of press material for our media members. Register today.

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