ARA Conference Special Events
The 2020 ARA Conference & Expo, Dec. 1-3 in Las Vegas, features several special events to provide attendees with ample opportunities to both expand their professional network in ag retail and experience part of the city's unique culture.
The Sky's the Limit Invitational
Join us for a new event, The Sky's the Limit Invitational, at Topgolf Las Vegas on Dec. 1. Located just a few steps from the conference host hotel, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this new type of golf event will feature food, drinks and fun competition for all from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration for this special event is $125 and includes an open bar and food.
Non-Golf Activity at The Sky's the Limit Invitational
If swinging a golf club isn't your cup or tea, you can still take part in the networking and fun by joining us for this special event on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration to attend this without participating in the golf games is $75 and includes an open bar and food. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Panel Hosted by Farm Journal and The Scoop
Come early on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop: Panel Hosted by Farm Journal and The Scoop from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. and learn about the latest in the industry. This is included with your registration.
Opening Reception in Expo Hall
All registrants are invited to the Opening Reception in the Expo Hall to kick off the ARA Conference & Expo on Tuesday, Dec. 1 by exploring the latest in technology innovations, product application, and more. Look forward to the Expo Hall a passport or bingo opportunity to visit booths in each section and expand your knowledge for a chance to win a prize.
Guests and spouses of attendees are invited to join us for a special outing or tour while conference proceedings are underway on Wednesday, Dec. 2. This is an opportunity to form lasting friendships and see a unique side of Las Vegas! Registration to attend this special outing from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. is $55.
Networking Reception in Expo Hall
Gather and expand your connections among your peers in ag retail during the Networking Reception in the Expo Hall to conclude the last full-day of the ARA Conference & Expo. Tour the Expo Hall to see the latest advances in technology and applications while enjoying passed appetizers and drinks from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, on Dec. 2.
AGCO National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Barn Tour & Rodeo Event
ARA member AGCO will take attendees on a tour of the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) barns, including a meet-and-greet with some of the athletes, before a night at the rodeo on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Registration for the NFR Barn Tour is $100, but seating is limited, so register now before it's too late.
Other Networking Opportunities
Aside from the special events explained above, attendees are able to connect with and share ideas with their peers in ag retail throughout the entire conference. Whether it be during breakfast or lunch, in between sessions in the hall, or an after-hour drink with old friends, attendees will leave with a stronger professional network and a fresh perspective.