National Convention

Bring your outdoor skills and stories to Athens, Georgia, for QDMA's 14th Annual National Convention ... Rendezvous Style!

QDMA will hold its 14th annual National Convention in Athens, Georgia, at The Classic Center on July 24-27, 2014, so mark your calendars to enjoy the new events planned for this year, such as the Outdoorsman Challenge, themed parties and late night bonfires with QDMA friends. And don't forget, just like every rendezvous, there will also be plenty of live music, so be sure to pack your dancing shoes! 

There's always something fun going on in the Classic City! Athens' Victorian-era downtown scene is home to 65 specialty retailers, 55 eateries and 40 taverns and nightspots, all within walking distance of the convention center. It's the perfect place to reunite with your QDMA family!

Keeping with its reputation as a leader in deer hunting education, QDMA will offer several informative sessions during the day that are hands-on and fun for the entire family!

QDMA loves its volunteers! Be there to cheer for your local Branch and applaud the efforts of outstanding volunteers who have made QDMA's conservation efforts possible.


Registration:

Online registration for the 2014 National Convention is now closed. You can still register in person at The Classic Center.

To help expedite the registration process, please Download a Registration Form (PDF), fill it out and bring it it with you to the registration desk in The Classic Center Atrium. Registration will be open at the following times:

  • Wednesday, July 23: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday: July 24: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Registration Options:
$220 - Individual Convention Package: Includes one pass to the general session, Whitetail Ramblings, QDMA seminar series and workshops, Buckskin Bash, Outdoorsman Challenge, deer research field modules, Whitetail Reunion luncheon, leadership session, Grand Banquet and Auction and regional meetings. Also includes 1 QDMA Annual Membership or Membership Renewal.

$380 - Couple's Convention Package (married couples only, please): Includes two passes to the general session, Whitetail Ramblings, QDMA seminar series and workshops, Buckskin Bash, Outdoorsman Challenge, deer research field modules, Whitetail Reunion luncheon, leadership session, Grand Banquet and Auction and regional meetings. Also includes 2 QDMA Annual Memberships or Membership Renewals.

Day Packages:

  • Thursday - $95: Includes one pass to: 2 seminars, the general session, Whitetail Ramblings and the Buckskin Bash
  • Friday - $100: Includes one pass to: 2 field modules, 3 workshops, Whitetail Reunion luncheon, and the leadership session
  • Saturday - $120: Includes one pass to: 2 field modules, 3 workshops, the Outdoorsman Challenge, 1 seminar and the Grand Banquet and Auction


Partial or Add-On Registration:

  • Buckskin Bash: $65 Individual, $50 Child
  • Whitetail Reunion Luncheon: $55 Individual, $45 Child
  • Grand Banquet & Auction: $75 Individual, $65 Child


Early Bird Offer:
• Register early to receive a 10% discount and entry into the Early Bird Raffle to be drawn at the Grand Banquet & Auction. Early Bird deadline is June 1, 2014.

Branch Officer Discount:
• Branch officers receive a 10% discount.
 

Lodging:
For lodging, book your reservation by phone or online. When booking your room, mention QDMA.

Classic City Hilton Garden Inn:
Online Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn
Group Code: 00QBM
(706) 353-6800

Holiday Inn:
Online Reservations at the Holiday Inn
Group Code: QDM
(706) 549-4433

Hotel Indigo:
Online Reservations at Hotel Indigo
Group Code: DEE
1-866-808-1483

To view a map of Downtown Athens, click here.


2014 National Convention & Athens, Georgia, Links:

Athens is renowned for music, food and shopping. Here's some more links to reviews of the Classic City.


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