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Seminars


Friday
Seminar: Defensive Shooting Skills Development
Date: April 10
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 205
Speaker: Rob Pincus
Description: Be prepared! This presentation will stress the importance of understanding typical defensive shooting situations. Hear examples of actual citizen defensive scenarios and how they affect the choices we make in regard to equipment, techniques and training procedures. Learn about specific techniques and training drills, with emphasis on being efficient with the things that the human body does well and the physics of firearms. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: Survival Mindset: Are You Prepared?
Date: April 10
Times: 11:30am
Location: Room 202
Speaker: Kyle Lamb
Description: Retired Delta Force Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb discusses Combat Mindset and training for confrontation. He draws his experience from the many operations he participated in as a member of Delta Force including the Battle of Mogadishu portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down, as well as his 5 combat tours to Iraq. Personal danger can lurk around any given corner. As an armed citizen, you must be prepared for what the world throws at you. Lamb will pass on lessons learned from before, during, and after the fight. This is one presentation you can't afford to miss!
Seminar: Advanced Sausage Processing, BBQ and Smoke Cooking Techniques by Bradley Smoker (USA)
Date: April 10
Times: 11:30am
Location: Room 201B
Speaker: Brad Lockwood
Description: Learn how to process and smoke cook sausage, jerky, fish, game and traditional barbecue food.
Seminar: 3 Gun 101
Date: April 10
Times: 1:00pm
Location: Room 204
Speaker: Travis Gibson
Description: Take aim with the fast growing sport of 3 gun! Speaker Travis Gibson demonstrates what a typical 3Gun match looks like at the club, regional and national levels.  You'll learn how the events are scored and the various types of target presentations that you will experience with rifle, shotgun and pistol.  Travis will also cover equipment requirements with you for each division and discuss the gear needed for those divisions. If you're looking to get your feet wet in 3 gun competitions, this seminar should be in your sights.
Seminar: Home Defense Concepts
Date: April 10
Times: 2:00pm
Location: Room 205
Speaker: Rob Pincus
Description: Come and learn about the balance between securing firearms from unauthorized access and having quick access to defensive tools. You'll hear the pros and cons of various options for home defense firearms including rifles, shotguns and pistols and discuss issues of wall penetration and ammunition selection with each. Also to be covered are fundamental home defense tactics, including the best locations to store guns in the home. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: Methods of Concealed Carry
Date: April 10
Times: 2:00pm
Location: Room 209
Speaker: Tom Marx
Description: Former police officer, writer and long-time trainer in the area of Concealed Carry, Tom Marx once again brings his always-evolving, extensive and in-depth program to the Annual Meetings. An illustrated lecture and demonstration program, intended for both officers and civilians, that presents not just guns, ammo, and holsters in detail but clothing, carrying environments, physical conditioning, and women specific information in a progressive, building block-like approach.
Seminar: Wild Game Cooking: From Field to Table
Date: April 10
Times: 2:30pm
Location: Room 201B
Speaker: Scott and Tiffany Haugen
Description: Join Scott and Tiffany Haugen to learn how to prepare your big game animal from field to table.  They will cover how to properly field dress big game, skinning, boning out meat in the field and preparing the cuts at home.  You'll also learn how to store and cook some of the more popular cuts, as well as the least popular to help you get the most out of your big game animal. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: Current and Emerging Threats: How it affects You!
Date: April 10
Times: 2:30pm
Location: Room 202
Speaker: Steve Tarani
Description: How do deteriorating conditions in Iraq, jihadist social media recruitment, cyber attacks, our porous borders, and other current and emerging global threats directly impact your family and your finances? More importantly, what can you do about it? Join ex-CIA personal protection expert Steve Tarani in an eye-opening protective intelligence briefing that will change the very way you look at the world and teach you what you can do right now to protect yourself and your family from today's unprecedented violence and global threat.
Seminar: Puppy to Professional: Dog Training and Handling
Date: April 10
Times: 3:00pm
Location: Room 204
Speaker: Jennifer Broome
Description: Jennifer Broome, Cabela's Pro-Staff Dog Trainer and founder of Quinebaug Kennels, discusses how to train your family pet and hunting companion.  Jennifer is a highly professional, published author and expert in raising and training dogs.  You'll have the opportunity to learn how to select the proper breed and breeder for your family pet and hunting companion, as well as, puppy basics to develop all of the necessary skills needed for your puppy.  Jennifer will go into further detail to show different drills and lessons, and will also teach proper use for training with e-collars.

Saturday
Seminar: 3 Gun 101
Date: April 11
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 204
Speaker: Travis Gibson
Description: Take aim with the fast growing sport of 3 gun! Speaker Travis Gibson demonstrates what a typical 3Gun match looks like at the club, regional and national levels.  You'll learn how the events are scored and the various types of target presentations that you will experience with rifle, shotgun and pistol.  Travis will also cover equipment requirements with you for each division and discuss the gear needed for those divisions. If you're looking to get your feet wet in 3 gun competitions, this seminar should be in your sights.
Seminar: Wild Game Cooking: From Field to Table
Date: April 11
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 201B
Speaker: Scott and Tiffany Haugen
Description: Join Scott and Tiffany Haugen to learn how to prepare your big game animal from field to table.  They will cover how to properly field dress big game, skinning, boning out meat in the field and preparing the cuts at home.  You'll also learn how to store and cook some of the more popular cuts, as well as the least popular to help you get the most out of your big game animal. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: Home Defense Concepts
Date: April 11
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 205
Speaker: Rob Pincus
Description: Come and learn about the balance between securing firearms from unauthorized access and having quick access to defensive tools. You'll hear the pros and cons of various options for home defense firearms including rifles, shotguns and pistols and discuss issues of wall penetration and ammunition selection with each. Also to be covered are fundamental home defense tactics, including the best locations to store guns in the home. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: Current and Emerging Threats: How it affects You!
Date: April 11
Times: 11:30am
Location: Room 202
Speaker: Steve Tarani
Description: How do deteriorating conditions in Iraq, jihadist social media recruitment, cyber attacks, our porous borders, and other current and emerging global threats directly impact your family and your finances? More importantly, what can you do about it? Join ex-CIA personal protection expert Steve Tarani in an eye-opening protective intelligence briefing that will change the very way you look at the world and teach you what you can do right now to protect yourself and your family from today's unprecedented violence and global threat.
Seminar: NRA Trainers' Update
Date: April 11
Times: 1:00pm
Location: Davidson Ballroom A
Speaker:
Description: Brought to you by NRA's Education and Training Division, you will have the opportunity to acquire solid - firsthand - information about the exciting direction NRA training is headed. There will be presentations by John Howard, National Manager, NRA Training Department; Daniel Subia, National Coach Trainer; Nathan Judd, Lead Program Specialist for NRA America's Rifle Challenge; and others. This year Aimpoint has graciously donated Aimpoint Red Dot Sights which will be awarded to lucky ticket holders at the conclusion of the Trainers' Update. The session will last approximately 90 minutes. Pre-registration is required.
Seminar: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA'H.R. 218)
Date: April 11
Times: 1:00pm
Location: Room 204
Speaker: James Baranowski
Description: This Seminar will provide an overview of both sections of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA'H.R. 218) and break down each element of the statute in order to highlight proper application and enforcement as well as the common misconceptions which surround it.  Focus will be directed at the 2010 and 2013 amendments, alleged liability concerns, the statute's relationship to local and state laws, applicability to unique LEO's, proper qualification standards and documentation, practices to avoid, a review of past and current litigation, and provide an opportunity for Q&A's.
Seminar: Sheepdogs! The Bulletproof Mind for the Armed Citizen
Date: April 11
Times: 2:00pm
Location: Room 205
Speaker: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Description: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck's new book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, and author of the book On Combat and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an Armed American Citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, be they internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter. Seating for this one-of-a-kind presentation is first come, first served.
Seminar: Advanced Sausage Processing, BBQ and Smoke Cooking Techniques by Bradley Smoker (USA)
Date: April 11
Times: 2:00pm
Location: Room 201B
Speaker: Brad Lockwood
Description: Learn how to process and smoke cook sausage, jerky, fish, game and traditional barbecue food.
Seminar: Survival Mindset: Are You Prepared?
Date: April 11
Times: 2:30pm
Location: Room 202
Speaker: Kyle Lamb
Description: Retired Delta Force Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb discusses Combat Mindset and training for confrontation. He draws his experience from the many operations he participated in as a member of Delta Force including the Battle of Mogadishu portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down, as well as his 5 combat tours to Iraq. Personal danger can lurk around any given corner. As an armed citizen, you must be prepared for what the world throws at you. Lamb will pass on lessons learned from before, during, and after the fight. This is one presentation you can't afford to miss!
Seminar: Methods of Concealed Carry
Date: April 11
Times: 2:30pm
Location: Room 209
Speaker: Tom Marx
Description: Former police officer, writer and long-time trainer in the area of Concealed Carry, Tom Marx once again brings his always-evolving, extensive and in-depth program to the Annual Meetings. An illustrated lecture and demonstration program, intended for both officers and civilians, that presents not just guns, ammo, and holsters in detail but clothing, carrying environments, physical conditioning, and women specific information in a progressive, building block-like approach.
Seminar: Puppy to Professional: Dog Training and Handling
Date: April 11
Times: 3:00pm
Location: Room 204
Speaker: Jennifer Broome
Description: Jennifer Broome, Cabela's Pro-Staff Dog Trainer and founder of Quinebaug Kennels, discusses how to train your family pet and hunting companion.  Jennifer is a highly professional, published author and expert in raising and training dogs.  You'll have the opportunity to learn how to select the proper breed and breeder for your family pet and hunting companion, as well as, puppy basics to develop all of the necessary skills needed for your puppy.  Jennifer will go into further detail to show different drills and lessons, and will also teach proper use for training with e-collars.

Sunday
Seminar: Puppy to Professional: Dog Training and Handling
Date: April 12
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 204
Speaker: Jennifer Broome
Description: Jennifer Broome, Cabela's Pro-Staff Dog Trainer and founder of Quinebaug Kennels, discusses how to train your family pet and hunting companion.  Jennifer is a highly professional, published author and expert in raising and training dogs.  You'll have the opportunity to learn how to select the proper breed and breeder for your family pet and hunting companion, as well as, puppy basics to develop all of the necessary skills needed for your puppy.  Jennifer will go into further detail to show different drills and lessons, and will also teach proper use for training with e-collars.
Seminar: Advanced Sausage Processing, BBQ and Smoke Cooking Techniques by Bradley Smoker (USA)
Date: April 12
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 201B
Speaker: Brad Lockwood
Description: Learn how to process and smoke cook sausage, jerky, fish, game and traditional barbecue food.
Seminar: Current and Emerging Threats: How it affects You!
Date: April 12
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 207BCD
Speaker: Steve Tarani
Description: How do deteriorating conditions in Iraq, jihadist social media recruitment, cyber attacks, our porous borders, and other current and emerging global threats directly impact your family and your finances? More importantly, what can you do about it? Join ex-CIA personal protection expert Steve Tarani in an eye-opening protective intelligence briefing that will change the very way you look at the world and teach you what you can do right now to protect yourself and your family from today's unprecedented violence and global threat.
Seminar: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA'H.R. 218)
Date: April 12
Times: 11:30am
Location: Room 207A
Speaker: James Baranowski
Description: This Seminar will provide an overview of both sections of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA'H.R. 218) and break down each element of the statute in order to highlight proper application and enforcement as well as the common misconceptions which surround it.  Focus will be directed at the 2010 and 2013 amendments, alleged liability concerns, the statute's relationship to local and state laws, applicability to unique LEO's, proper qualification standards and documentation, practices to avoid, a review of past and current litigation, and provide an opportunity for Q&A's.
Seminar: Methods of Concealed Carry
Date: April 12
Times: 11:30am
Location: Room 209
Speaker: Tom Marx
Description: Former police officer, writer and long-time trainer in the area of Concealed Carry, Tom Marx once again brings his always-evolving, extensive and in-depth program to the Annual Meetings. An illustrated lecture and demonstration program, intended for both officers and civilians, that presents not just guns, ammo, and holsters in detail but clothing, carrying environments, physical conditioning, and women specific information in a progressive, building block-like approach.
Seminar: Trouble on the Horizon: The Coming Tidal Wave of Misinformation About Guns
Date: April 12
Times: 11:30am
Location: Room 201A
Speaker: Dr. John Lott
Description: While many focus on Michael Bloomberg's pledge to spend $50 million per year on Everytown, that is just a small part of the fund being spent to push gun control claims. Michael Bloomberg; the Open Society Institute; the McCormick Foundation; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the California Endowment; some of these organizations you may have heard of, but be assured, all of them are financial powerhouses that are funding a huge push for national gun control. In 2012, Michael Bloomberg donated $250 million to Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health to hire new professors, many whose primary objective is to do expanding research on gun violence. While much of this "research" is scheduled to come out right before the 2016 election, the general focus of this is clear. Join Dr. John Lott, President of the Crime Research Center, as he helps unravel the web of deception the current administration is spinning regarding gun control.
Seminar: Sheepdogs! The Bulletproof Mind for the Armed Citizen
Date: April 12
Times: 1:30pm
Location: Room 207BCD
Speaker: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Description: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck's new book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, and author of the book On Combat and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an Armed American Citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, be they internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter. Seating for this one-of-a-kind presentation is first come, first served.
Seminar: Wild Game Cooking: From Field to Table
Date: April 12
Times: 1:30pm
Location: Room 201B
Speaker: Scott and Tiffany Haugen
Description: Join Scott and Tiffany Haugen to learn how to prepare your big game animal from field to table.  They will cover how to properly field dress big game, skinning, boning out meat in the field and preparing the cuts at home.  You'll also learn how to store and cook some of the more popular cuts, as well as the least popular to help you get the most out of your big game animal. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: Defensive Shooting Skills Development
Date: April 12
Times: 1:30pm
Location: Room 205
Speaker: Rob Pincus
Description: Be prepared! This presentation will stress the importance of understanding typical defensive shooting situations. Hear examples of actual citizen defensive scenarios and how they affect the choices we make in regard to equipment, techniques and training procedures. Learn about specific techniques and training drills, with emphasis on being efficient with the things that the human body does well and the physics of firearms. Seating for this event is first come, first served.
Seminar: 3 Gun 101
Date: April 12
Times: 2:00pm
Location: Room 204
Speaker: Travis Gibson
Description: Take aim with the fast growing sport of 3 gun! Speaker Travis Gibson demonstrates what a typical 3Gun match looks like at the club, regional and national levels.  You'll learn how the events are scored and the various types of target presentations that you will experience with rifle, shotgun and pistol.  Travis will also cover equipment requirements with you for each division and discuss the gear needed for those divisions. If you're looking to get your feet wet in 3 gun competitions, this seminar should be in your sights.

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Workshops

Friday
Workshop: Refuse to be a Victim®
Date: April 10
Times: 1:00pm
Location: Room 105
Speaker: RTBAV Instructor
Description: Learn personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and prevent becoming a victim of crime. This 4-hour workshop is free and open to the public. Don't miss it! Seating for this event is first come, first served.

Saturday
Workshop: Refuse to be a Victim®
Date: April 11
Times: 1:00pm
Location: Room 105
Speaker: RTBAV Instructor
Description: Learn personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and prevent becoming a victim of crime. This 4-hour workshop is free and open to the public. Don't miss it! Seating for this event is first come, first served.

Sunday
Workshop: NRA Clubs and Associations Workshop and Continental Breakfast
Date: April 12
Times: 9:00am
Location: Room 105
Speaker:
Description: Official NRA state associations are crucial statewide partners in our mutual success. They foster and promote the shooting sports, and organize and conduct competitions in marksmanship at the local and state levels. They teach the safe and responsible use of firearms, promote hunter safety and defend hunting as a shooting sport. The success of your NRA state association, like that of your NRA, depends on a strong, growing cadre of dedicated members. Your membership in your official NRA state association is essential to all we do and to the future of all we will accomplish.  Come join us to talk about the role your State Association plays in NRA activities in your state and how you or your club can become more involved in ensuring the future of the shooting sports.
Workshop: Refuse to be a Victim®
Date: April 12
Times: 9:00am
Location: Room 107A
Speaker: RTBAV Instructor
Description: (Pre-registration is required. To be eligible for this workshop instructor candidates must attend the Friday, April 10th or Saturday, April 11th Refuse to be a Victim Seminar. Register with NRA staff during the seminar) Successfully completing the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) earns individuals the NRA Instructor credentials required to teach the Refuse to be a Victim Seminar in their communities. The registration fee for the IDW is $175.00, which included all materials and the first year's certification fee. this IDW is limited to 50 attendees.

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Special Presentations

Friday
Special Presentation: The Men and Guns of the Pacific War
Date: April 10
Times: 1:30pm
Location: Room 207
Speaker: Martin K.A. Morgan
Description: From the sands of Iwo Jima to the jungles of New Guinea and the bitter cold of the Aleutian Islands, the Pacific war pushed the men and guns fighting it to the extremes. Author and historian Martin K.A. Morgan has visited most of the battlefields of the Pacific war and he will be sharing a presentation dealing with the guns that can still be found on many of them today.

Saturday
Special Presentation: Thompson: An American Legend
Date: April 11
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 209
Speaker: Martin K.A. Morgan
Description: The Thompson submachine gun is one of the most noteworthy firearms in history.  Born of an idea to create a "trench Broome" to break the stalemate of World War I, it was too late for that conflict.  The Thompson became infamous in the 1920s in the hands of criminals, but then redeemed itself during the Second World War.  Join author and historian Martin K.A. Morgan as he traces the history of this legendary firearm and discusses the world of collecting the "Tommy Gun" today.
Special Presentation: 6th Annual Freedom First Financial Seminar
Date: April 11
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 201A
Speaker: Universal Coin and Bullion
Description: Come and discover proven diversification moves from fund managers, estate planners, and one of the nation's top gold experts for over 30 years. This sixth annual FREE 90 minute session is designed to help you understand smart diversification in today's economy, why gold is vital for long-term stability, how to plan your IRA, estate and more! Free award-winning gold guide and a FREE coin just for attending! Q&A to follow seminar.
Special Presentation: Sniping in the Great War
Date: April 11
Times: 12:30pm
Location: Room 207
Speaker: Major John L. Plaster
Description: Retired U.S. Army Special Forces Major John Plaster continues his sniping history seminars, this year covering the First World War which saw the true birth of modern sniping. Incorporating numerous photographs, he will cover U.S., German, British, Canadian, Russian and French sniping rifles and optics; sniper training in these respective countries; evolving tactics and techniques; notable sniping figures of that era; the NRA's significant role in sniper training and equipment development; and detailed accounts from major battles and engagements.

Sunday
Special Presentation: National Gun Collectors Award Ceremony
Date: April 12
Times: 9:00am
Location: Room 207A
Speaker:
Special Presentation: Guns of the Falklands War
Date: April 12
Times: 11:00am
Location: Room 202
Speaker: Martin K.A. Morgan
Desciption: More than three decades ago, a brief but brutal war swept across the South Atlantic that pitted the armed forces of Argentina against Great Britain. For 74 days, the world watched a conventional conflict unfold in the missile age - one in which ground combat forces struggled against one another with a surprising variety of firearms. Although FN's FAL rifle and MAG-58 machine gun did much of the fighting on both sides, guns like the BM-59, the M16, and the BREN were there too. Author'historian Martin K.A. Morgan has spent time in the Falklands Islands and will present a discussion of the guns that made the 1982 war fought there deadly yet memorable.
Special Presentation: Leadership in the Shadows
Date: April 12
Times: 2:00pm
Location: 202
Speaker: Kyle Lamb
Description: Retired Delta Force Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb discusses leadership from his Battlefield experiences from the Black Hawk Down incident as well as his 5 tours in Iraq. Whether you are a soldier, Law Enforcement Officer or Civilian, Lamb will provide a unique insight in to the traits and commonalities of great leaders and the effectiveness of their leadership styles.  This dynamic presentation will provide valuable lessons to help improve your performance from the battlefield, to the boardroom, to everyday life.  With over 18 years in the Special Forces community, 15 1'2 of those with Delta, Lamb provides a riveting perspective on the topic of leadership.
Special Presentation: Ollie North's Fireside Chat with the Children of Military Heroes
Date: April 12
Times: 2:00pm
Location: 105
Speaker: LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)
Description: Featuring: Freedom Alliance Scholarship Students, LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), Tom Kilgannon, President, Freedom Alliance Join Oliver North as he speaks with the children of military heroes who gave their lives for our country. Learn more about the sacrifices these heroes made and how their kids have been impacted.

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