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SITKA Gear Converge - June 21-24 - Bozeman, Montana 

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June 21st - 24th
Bozeman, Montana

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Please call 877-748-5247 to register.

 

 

[Converge] in Montana

Guides and Outfitters have been testing, proving and promoting SITKA Gear’s cutting edge technical systems for nearly a decade. Your loyalty is largely responsible for our success. To celebrate these relationships and help you enhance your operations, we are hosting the first annual “SITKA Converge” Guide & Outfitter Rendezvous in Bozeman, Montana, June 21-24, 2017.

Over four fun days in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, you can participate in seminars, product feedback workshops and events specially tailored to increasing the success of your business. There will also be numerous offsite events, including a 3D archery course, gun range demos, live music, and our first-ever Guide Games.

As a Converge attendee, you will:

  • Receive free training to increase the success of your business.
  • Participate in SITKA Gear and partner product feedback sessions.
  • Purchase SITKA Gear and partner products at discounted prices.
  • Share stories and inside knowledge networking with your peers.
  • Get a private tour of SITKA Gear Headquarters.
  • Compete for prizes and bragging rights in the Guide Games.
  • Enjoy live music and fun off-site events.
  • Take home a sweet swag package.

There is no registration fee for attendance. Pre-registration is required to attend.

SITKA Converge is open to any Guide or Outfitter with an active license in good standing within the states they work. SITKA Converge is not open to the general public, but spouses and family members are welcome to attend. However, please note that the majority of events are only open to Guides & Outfitters. There are numerous local attractions to entertain non-participants.

 

Schedule of Events

 
Wednesday the 21st
12 - 3:30 p.m. // Registration // Holiday Inn
3:45 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM HOLIDAY INN TO MAP BREWING
4 - 7 p.m. // Meet & Greet w/ Live Music from SITKA’s David Brinker // MAP Brewing
7:15 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM MAP BREWING TO HOLIDAY INN

 
Thursday the 22nd
8 - 9 a.m. // SEMINAR // What’s New – SITKA Gear // Holiday Inn
9 - 10 a.m. // SEMINAR // Tax Savings for Outdoor Businesses – Randy Newberg, CPA & Clint Phillips, CPA // Holiday Inn
10 - 11 a.m. // SEMINAR // New Products – YETI // Holiday Inn
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. // SEMINAR // Guide Outfitter Insurance 101 – Glenn Sudol, Outdoor Insurance Group // Holiday Inn
12: 15 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM HOLIDAY INN TO SITKA HEADQUARTERS
1 - 4 p.m. // Lunch // SITKA Headquarters Tour // Camp Chef Camp Cookoff // SITKA HQ
4:15 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM SITKA HEADQUARTERS TO HOLIDAY INN
5:45 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM HOLIDAY INN TO 414 EAST BABCOCK
6 - 8 p.m. // Dinner // Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill // Downtown Bozeman
8 - 10 p.m. // LIVE MUSIC // Flatland Cavalry // Eagles // Downtown Bozeman
10:15 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM 414 EAST BABCOCK TO HOLIDAY INN

 
Friday the 23rd
8 - 9 a.m. // SEMINAR // Developing & Proving the SBE3 – Benelli // Holiday Inn
9 - 10 a.m. // SEMINAR // Effective Archery Setups in Relation to Kinetic Energy & Accuracy – Mathews // Holiday Inn
10 - 11 a.m. // SEMINAR // Controlled Round Feeding & the Best Features to Look for in Hunting Rifles – Kimber // Holiday Inn
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. // SEMINAR // CPR & Critical Wilderness Medicine Skills – TBD // Holiday Inn
12:15 - 1 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS TO STORY RANCH // Lunch on the bus
1 - 5 p.m. // Range Day with Mathews, Leupold, Kimber & Benelli // Story Ranch
5 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS TO HOLIDAY INN
7 - 10 p.m. // Open Dinner in Downtown Bozeman

 
Saturday the 24th
8 - 9 a.m. // SEMINAR // Shane Mahoney // Holiday Inn
9 - 10 a.m. // SEMINAR // Myths & Misconceptions in Optics – Leupold // Holiday Inn
10 - 11 a.m. // SEMINAR // Social Media Content Creation & Strategy – Seacat Creative // Holiday Inn
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. // SEMINAR // Setting Up a SITKA Pro Shop – SITKA Gear & Hooray Ranch // Holiday Inn
12:15 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM HOLIDAY INN TO GALLATIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
12:30 - 4 p.m. // Guide Games // Anderson Arena // Gallatin County Fairgrounds
4:15 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM GALLATIN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS TO HOLIDAY INN
6:30 p.m. // BUS FROM HOLIDAY INN DEPARTS TO 414 EAST BABCOCK
6:30 - 11 p.m. // Chris Knight // Ellen Theater // Downtown Bozeman
11 p.m. // BUS DEPARTS FROM 414 EAST BABCOCK TO HOLIDAY INN

Event Locations

Holiday Inn
5 Baxter Ln
Bozeman, MT 59715

SITKA Gear
1285 North Rouse
Bozeman, MT 59715

Gallatin County Fairground
901 N Black Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715


Hotel Information

Holiday Inn - Homebase
5 Baxter Ln
Bozeman, MT 59715
Group rate of $169
Call (406)587-4561 for Reservations. Mention "SITKA Converge" for discounted rate.
Online Reservations


Best Western Plus Grantree Inn
1325 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 587-5261
Website

Hampton Inn Bozeman
75 Baxter Ln
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 522-8000
Website


Transportation

SITKA will provide complimentary shuttles for all events.

  • Uber: View Area
  • Greater Valley Taxi: (406) 587-6303

2017 Sponsors

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