July 14, 2020

RMEF National Convention to Offer a Taste of Nashville; Registration Now Open

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2017 National Convention will offer attendees an opportunity to celebrate elk and elk country while also experiencing Nashville and its historic music scene in an intimate way.

“Nashville is a vibrant and energetic city. We are excited to be able to recognize RMEF’s accomplishments of the past year there while also offering our members the opportunity to experience such a unique culture,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing.

Attendees have the option of adding one of three insider specials to their registration that will give them a taste of Nashville:

Country Music Hall of Fame – Ford Theater
• State-of-the-art theater includes intimate evening of story-telling and music by
Nashville songwriters with a dessert reception to follow

Grand Ole Opry
• Nashville’s number-one attraction and features a live radio show performance by
eight or more performers

Station Inn
• Internationally known as the go-to place for bluegrass, country, rock and roots music
and will host an intimate performance by Nashville musicians

The convention will include other RMEF traditional gatherings such as Volunteer Fun Night. World-class entertainment will be announced at a later date.

Registration, hotel booking and other information is now available for the March 2-4 convention.

Attendees who reserve a room at the host property, Omni Nashville Hotel, and do so in a timely fashion, will receive a free one-day pass to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.

The convention’s new format will not include an exhibit hall. Instead, RMEF‘s popular Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo will remain in Las Vegas. It runs in conjunction with Cowboy ChristmasDecember 1-10, 2016, in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

RMEF National Convention sponsors include Cabela’s, Browning and Sitka.

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Elk Country Meets Music City, RMEF National Convention Migrates East to Nashville

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to announce its 2017 National Convention will take place March 2-4 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We look forward to celebrating our mission accomplishments from 2016,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “This is a new venue for us and we are excited to honor those who shared in our conservation achievements and honor our volunteers for their 2016 performance.”

The Nashville get-together will include convention staples of the past such as nightly programs like Volunteer Fun Night, world-class entertainment and other traditional RMEF gatherings and meetings. Attendees will also have ample time to experience Nashville’s unique culture first-hand.

Registration, hotel booking and final agenda information will be available in August.

“We’re excited to be bringing our convention to Nashville but we also recognize and celebrate that this part of the nation is already home to elk. There are wild, free-ranging elk herds in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. And we are standing by to further assist the reintroduction of elk back onto their native West Virginia range too,” added Allen.

RMEF held its last four national convention gatherings in Las Vegas where the popular Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo will remain. The expo runs in conjunction with Cowboy ChristmasDecember 1-10, 2016, in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

RMEF National Convention sponsors include Cabela’s, Leupold, Remington, Nosler, Browning, Sitka, Hunters Specialties, New Holland, Buck Knives, PEAK BlueDef, US Bank, Realtree and Nationwide Insurance.

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