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2020 Annual Meeting

2020 NPLC Annual Meeting

May 4-6, 2020

Hosted by:

American Quarter Horse Association
Amarillo, Texas


2020 Focus on Our Future


Registration and Sponsorship:

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Host Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown
550 S Buchanan Street
Amarillo, TX  79101

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown


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Room Rates are $132 + tax per day.

These discounted rates will be honored by the Embassy Suites for two days before and/or two days after the event, in case you would like to spend a little extra time in South Texas in May!

In order to receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be secured no later than April 12, 2020



>> DOWNLOAD the NPLC 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda <<

Monday, May 4

2:00pm Board Meeting
5:00pm Social Event

Tuesday, May 5

8:15am Introductions and Announcements – Neal Smith, President NPL
8:30am “Managing Associations in 2020 and Beyond.” - Craig Huffhines, Executive Vice President, AQHA
9:00am “Mastering the Employee Experience:" Jody Holland, Educator, Motivator, Inspirer
10:30am Break
10:45am Animal Welfare – Speaker Dr. Dave Daley, Chico State University
11:30am Communication with Impact - John Lutz, Chief Revenue Officer, AQHA
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Tour
Stop 1

West Texas A&M University, New State of the Art Animal Science Building and Veterinary Diagnostic  Laboratory (Sustainable Food Production and Building Industry Leaders)

Stop 2 Timber Creek Veterinary Clinic (Cloning of Prime YG 1 Carcasses) Dr. Gregg Venekiasen
Stop 3 Bar Z Winery (Overlooking The Canyon)

Wednesday, May 6


Developing Training Platforms Your Members Will Use: Billy Smith, Executive Director, Paint Horse Association


Crisis Management – Bill Coletti and Megan Skiles, Kith Company, Austin, Texas


Crisis Management Case Studies- Sarah Cavisson, Director of Commnications, AQHA and Mary Coyne, Veteran Corparate Communications Consultant

10:15am Break
10:30am Current and Future Technology of Online Services: T.C. Lane, USTA A.
11:30am Annual Meeting
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Inspire Innovation – Aron Weir, Maxxam
2:00pm Will Cloning Disrupt the Pedigreed Seedstock Industy – Dr. Ty Lawrence, Professor, WTAMU
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Customer Service Panel – Moderator:  Rory Williams, TWHA,  T.C. Lane, USTA , Blake Nelson, Maine-Anjo and Tiffani Carter, AQHA
4:30pm Summary – Billy Smith
5:30pm Auction and Cocktail Hour
6:00pm Recognition Banquet – MC Neal Smith, President NPLC

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