2022 ROBA Annual Meeting

2022 National meeting to be held in

Maryville, Tennessee
(10 mins from Knoxville)

Join us March 10, 11 and 12, 2022!!!

Directions

I-75 and I-40 provide direct routes to Knoxville, Tennessee and the Great Smokey Mountains.  The closest hotel accommodations are surrounding the Knoxville Airport (TYS / McGhee Tyson Airport).  Discounted rates will be published soon.

Note:  The Great Smokey Mountains are perfect for an extended stay to spend some time in the area exploring.  

Air Travel

Knoxville – McGhee Tyson Airport 
(TYS) is about 10  minutes from the meeting location.

Nashville International Airport
(BNA) is 2.5 hours away

Atlanta – Hartsfield Jackson International Airport
(ATL) is 3.5 hours away

Venue 

Final contract will be signed Monday, January 24.  The location is Downtown Maryville, Tennessee.  Check back for updates. 

Hotels

Quality Inn – Special Rate and Pet Friendly
(closest to venue – 2.4 miles)

206 Corporate Place, Alcoa, Tennessee  3770
Phone:  (865) 984-6800

Special Rate Group Name: Reindeer Owners & Breeders Association
Dates Rate available
Check In: March 10 through Check Out: March 13
Room Type: Single King bed or Two Double beds
Rate:  $89.00 + tax
Pet fee: $15/night per pet  (IMPORTANT – see pet Policy here)
BOOKING LINK for Special Rate

Note:  The Quality Inn is clean and convenient.  They are a bargain rate hotel.  If you prefer a different brand or higher quality stay, please consider the below hotels. 

Other Hotels
(Airport Area to Venue – 5 miles)

There are copious hotels of different brands and quality surrounding the Knoxville Airport (TYS) including Best Western, Hampton Inn, Tru by Hilton, Comfort Suites, Hilton, Courtyard, Country Inn, Fairfield Inn, WoodSpring Suites, and more.  

                                  Schedule

The schedule is currently subject to modifications as we receive confirmations from speakers!   

  • Thursday, March 10
    6:00-9:00 pm Social gathering at Reindeer Retreat, Maryville, Tennessee

  • Friday, March 11
    • 8:45 – 10:00                     You’ve Been Served! – A Primer in Protecting Yourself and Your Farm                                                            from Legal Consequences (attorney presentation)

    • 10:00 – 10:45                   Manure Happens! – Setting Up and Using a Home Fecal Analysis System  

    • 10:45 – 11:00                   Break

    • 11:00 – 11:45                   Got Bugs? – Automated Insect Control Systems for Your Barn and                                                                  Animals

    • 11:45 – 12:30                   Lunch (on-site)

    • 12:30 – 1:30                     Hello. We’re at your Gate! – USDA Inspection Processes and Procedures 

    • 1:30 – 2:00                        You Want Me to Stick What, Where? – IV, IM, SQ, 10 mg/kg:  What Do                                                          They All Mean and How Do I Use Them?

    • 2:15 – 2:30                       Break

    • 2:30 – 3:30                       Chill Out Bully Boy! – Medications Commonly Used in Reindeer and                                                              Their Indicators

    • 3:30 – 4:30                        Hey! Hey!  I’m Over Here! – Marketing in the Digital Age – 

    • 4:30 – 5:30                       ROBA General Meeting

    • 6:00 PM                            Evening Meal (On your own)

  • Saturday, March 12
    • 8:30 – 10                           200 Days!  Reindeer Breeding Strategies and Considerations  

    • 10:00 – 10:15                   Break

    • 10:15 – 11:45                  What? I’ve been Shadow-Banned?  Marketing in the Digital Age.

    • 11:45 – 12:30                   Lunch (on-site)

    • 12:30 – 1:30                     Welcome to our Fishbowl – Setting Up Your Own Affordable CCTV                                                               System and Network

    • 2:00 – 3:00                       To Be Announced

    • 3:15 – 4:15                        Who Are You Again? – Affordable And Easy Marketing Items You Can                                                           Make With a Small Investment

    • 4:15 – 5:15                       Oh, Baby! –  Bottle Feeding Programs and Considerations

        

    • 6:00-7:00                           Banquet – Bluetick Tavern – 128 W Broadway, Maryville, TN 
    • 7:00-9:00 or later         ROBA Auction

Get In Touch

Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association
406 Main St. / PO Box. 357 Luxemburg, WI 54217

Phone: 920-639-3420 | Email: info@reindeerowners.com