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2016 UTA EXPO and Convention
May 25th - May 29th

Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel and Conference Center
9700 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299 US 

​​Seminar Schedule

​We will have seminars on small animal and life-size techniques, business and insurance, and casting techniques, etc.  

We're also planning some seminars for non-taxidermists, such as floral arrangements.

Visit our Expo Vendors page to see who will be at our trade show.  

​There will be a social hour and banquet on Saturday night.

Check out our pictures from the Vendor Expo and Competition!


Wednesday May 25, 2016
12-3     Backboard setup
3-??     Supplier set up begins
5-7       Registration Desk open & mounts accepted

Thursday May 26, 2016

9-5       Hands on bird seminar          Mike Nakielski, Jim Kimball, Craig Lewis
Open to the first 10 participants, we ask that each bring along a prepared and cleaned skin, form and everything needed to put your bird together.. tools, supplies, etc.  These talented individuals will assist and show you new techniques and methods to help you put together a better bird mount. (call Brenda 715-785-7828 to reserve your spot)

9-6       Registration desk open & mounts accepted
1-3       Seminar #1      Business and Insurance with Craig Lewis
1-3       Seminar #2      Life size techniques with Brian Hendricks
3pm     Judging begins
3-6       Trade Show Open
6-??     Meet and Greet in Vendor Room

Friday May 27, 2016

8-12     Finish Hands on Bird seminar
8-6       Registration desk open and final mounts accepted up to 12 noon
8-10     Seminar #3      Reference casting with Vic Heincker
8-10     Seminar #4      Fixing Fleshing Problems with Olaus Lyons
8-10     Seminar #5      Coffee Barista with Michelle Bowen
10-12   Trade Show Open

1-5       Hands on Game head mounting - Manny Chavez, Bob Prewitt, Terry Bennett, Bill Bowen
Open to the first 10 participants, we ask that each bring along an already prepped skin, form, supplies, tools, mounting stand.  Everything you normally use to put a head together.  Let our experienced staff of guys give you a hand in advancing and understanding new and different ways of mounting those heads. (call Brenda 715-785-7828 to reserve your spot)

1-3       Seminar #6      Casting Techniques with Kirby Ross
1-3       Seminar #7      Running your business with Taxidermy Direct with John Jennings
1-3       Seminar #8      Hands on floral arranging with Jeff Whitlock
3-6       Trade show open
5-6       Competition room open for competitors choice voting
5-9       Public Viewing
6-7       UTA Annual Meeting

Saturday May 28, 2016

9-4       Finish Hands on Game head mounting seminar
8-5       Registration Desk open
9-12     Trade show open (Final Session)
10-4     Judges Critiques (Ribbons will not be out)
10-4     Public Viewing
2-4       Seminar #9      Advanced small mammal techniques with Rodney Schreurs
2-4       Seminar #10    Mounting a Large Mouth Bass with Ken Bauman
4          Judges will be placing ribbons, comp room open as soon as ribbons are placed!!!
5:30     Social Hour and Cash bar

6          Banquet                


After Banquet mount takedown

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