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See below for daily giveaways, happy hour events, buyer socials, demonstrations, seminars/networking events and more!

NATIVE AMERICAN NETWORKING EVENT & SILENT AUCTION

Networking Event
When:
Wednesday September 26 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Native American Pavilion, back of the 2600 aisle

Sponsored By: Pendleton

Silent Auction
Silent Auction benefiting American Indian College Fund

Bidding Begins:Tuesday September 25 | 9:00 AM
Bidding Ends: Wednesday September 26 | 4:30 PM

Winners announced at the Networking Event

    

Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and bid on fabulous auction items from our generous supporters, including: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, First American Traders, Pendleton, Smith Novelty, Art Studio, Canyonlands, Stetson/Hatco, Shotridge Studios, Trickster Company, Farcountry Press and more. 

Funds raised will be presented to the American Indian College Fund, the nation's largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 25 years.

 

MSA & ZAG NETWORKING BREAKFAST & PANEL DISCUSSION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27  |  8:30-10:30 AM
ADMISSION: FREE, RSVP REQUIRED - PROGRAM FULL

RETAIL ROUNDTABLE:  IMPROVING YOUR BOTTOM LINE
MODERATOR: Judy Rancour, St Louis Zoo, ZAG President
MEETING ROOM: S233

PANELIST INCLUDE:

  • David Whitaker, North Carolina Zoological Society, ZAG Board member
  • Melinda Greene, Kansas City Zoo, ZAG Board member
  • Julie Steiner, The Barnes Foundation, Former MSA Board President
  • Ray McKenzie, Filoli, MSA Member

Join your peers for complimentary hot breakfast, networking and an inspiring, idea-packed panel discussion with some of today’s leading museum, zoo and aquarium gift shop retailers.  From negotiating best pricing with vendors to updating your store space on a shoestring budget, our panelists will share best practices, tips and proven, cost-effective strategies to help you boost your bottom line in the coming year!

FULL EVENT SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

9:00 AM
9:00 AM 
9:00 AM
10:00 AM           
11:00 AM        
11:00 AM           
11:00–12:00 PM
11:00 AM          
12:00 PM           
1:00 PM             
2:00 PM              
2:00 PM             
2:00–3:00 PM       
3:00 PM            
3:30 PM       
5:00–6:00 PM    
Show Floor Opens
Goody Bag Giveaways to first 100 retail stores
Bidding Begins Silent Auction Benefitting American Indian College Fund | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Peter Ray James - Storytelling through Artistic Endeavors | 2600 Aisle
Popcorn Social | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Native American Demo | Rose Red Elk - Lakota Dream Catcher | 2600 Aisle
Muffins & Mimosas sponsored by Wheel House Designs | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Richard Albeita Jr. - Carving and Sculpture | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Peter Ray James - Storytelling through Artistic Endeavors | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Ed Smith, Jewelry Making & Richard Albeita Jr., Carving and Sculpture | 2600 Aisle
Cookie Social | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Lone Rock Clothing and Country Fresh Foods Happy Hour | Aisle 300
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Rose Red Elk - Lakota Dream Catcher | 2600 Aisle
MATCH! VIP Cocktail Reception | MATCH Lounge (invitation only)


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:00–3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00–5:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:30–7:30 PM
Show Floor Opens
Goody Bag Giveaways to first 100 retail stores
Bidding for Silent Auction Benefitting the American Indian College Fund | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Peter Ray James - Storytelling through Artistic Endeavors | 2600 Aisle
Popcorn Social | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Ed Smith, Jewelry Making & Richard Albeita Jr, Carving and Sculpture | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Peter Ray James - Storytelling through Artistic Endeavors | 2600 Aisle 
Native American Pavilion Demo | Richard Albeita Jr. - Carving and Sculpture | 2600 Aisle
Cookie Social | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Happy Hour hosted by JK2 Apparel and Wilcor | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Sue Shotridge - Jewelry from the Northwest | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Networking Event sponsored by Pendleton | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Ed Smith - Jewelry Making | 2600 Aisle
ZAG Mixer (Members/Sponsors Only) | Meeting Room S233


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

8:30–10:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00–3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
MSA & ZAG Networking Breakfast & Panel Discussion | Meeting Room S233
Show Floor Opens
Native American Pavilion Demo | Ed Smith, Jewelry Making & Richard Albeita Jr, Carving and Sculpture | 2600 Aisle
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Popcorn Social | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Native American Pavilion Demo | Sue Shotridge - Jewelry from the Northwest | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Peter Ray James - Storytelling through Artistic Endeavors | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Ed Smith - Jewelry Making | 2600 Aisle
Cookie Social | Buyer’s Lounge | Aisle 2700
Happy Hour hosted by Lucky 7 USA and MV Sport | 1900 Aisle
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Richard Albeita Jr. - Carving and Sculpture | 2600 Aisle
Native American Pavilion Demo | Peter Ray James - Storytelling through Artistic Endeavors | 2600 Aisle

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

9:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
Show Floor Opens
Spin to Win! Prize Wheel Daily Giveaways | 4000 aisle
Show Closes
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