Schedule

Our events and meetings will focus on shaping our vision for the future

Check back for the 2020 Sportfishing Summit schedule.

2019 Schedule

Now, more than ever, it is critical for the various segments of our industry to come together and show our leadership in outdoor recreation.
As an ASA member or partner, this is your opportunity to be a part of this exciting planning process and the sportfishing industry’s most important networking event.

Tuesday, October 8

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration/Hospitality Suite

The perfect place to network throughout the meeting.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ASA Board of Directors Meeting

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Newcomers Meet and Greet Reception

Please stop by the Hospitality Suite to welcome our first-time Summit attendees.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2019 Sportfishing Summit Welcome Reception

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum – Just minutes from the Lodge, the museum is a unique place to host our welcome reception. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 9

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration/Hospitality Suite

The perfect place to network throughout the meeting.

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 2019 Sportfishing Summit Breakfast

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Guests’ Welcome Breakfast

Our annual welcome breakfast is the perfect venue for our guests to get acquainted with each other and everything that Skamania and the surrounding area has to offer.

General Sessions

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome to the 2019 Sportfishing Summit
ASA President Glenn Hughes and Board of Directors Chairman Chris Megan, publisher, On the Water, LLC, will officially open the 2019 Sportfishing Summit.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Scott McKain, Marketing and Customer Service Guru

Scott is an internationally known authority who will help us explore the role of the ultimate customer experience in creating enhanced client retention and revenue.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

Assorted beverages and pastries will be served.

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Government Affairs Issues Briefing
An update on what the new Government Affairs team is doing to tackle the most pressing issues impacting business and access across the U.S. from the federal, regional and state levels.

There will also be a panel of experts to discuss salmon and steelhead management and recovery.

Panel Discussion – An In-Depth View of Pacific Salmon

State agency experts will provide a high-level and informative overview of the main factors affecting salmon and steelhead recovery.

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Summit Networking Lunch

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Committee Meetings

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Market Insights
  • Retailer
  • Trade Show
  • Government Affairs – Full Committee (1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

You deserve a cup of coffee.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saltwater East

Subcommittee meeting.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saltwater West

Subcommittee meeting.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception – Riverside Pavilion

Everyone is invited to this reception being held in Skamania’s new Riverside Pavilion with a beautiful view of the Columbia River Gorge.

Thursday, October 10

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration/Hospitality Suite

The perfect place to network throughout the meeting.

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 2019 Sportfishing Summit Breakfast

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Committee Meetings

Please note that several committees meet at different times.

  • Finance (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
  • Consumer Shows (10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
  • 60 in 60 (9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
  • Membership (9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
  • Trade and Commerce Subcommittee (9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)
  • Freshwater Subcommittee (9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

Hard work deserves a break.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Full Government Affairs

Meeting of the full committee.

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Summit Networking Lunch

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General Session with International Business Leader Peter Sheahan

Peter and his team work with companies to grow their business in an era of disruptive technology, shifts in customer expectations, changes in regulations and other challenges.

Peter has been named one of the most influential speakers in the world by the National Speakers Association and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Getting Out and About/Networking

How could we not provide you with time to explore this beautiful part of the Northwest as well as ample time to talk business.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 2019 Sportfishing Summit Reception and Awards Dinner

Everyone is welcome to attend the annual reception and awards dinner being held in the Cascade Locks ballroom. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7:30.

Friday, October 11

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Membership Meeting

All Summit attendees are welcome to attend.

Please plan to attend the final meeting if your schedule permits. This is where you will learn what the committees have proposed and what the board of directors have voted on that impact our association and our industry’s future.

Registration and Hospitality Suite are closed.