Special Events

Shooting of Sporting Clays Competition

Sunday, August 21 | 11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Vernon National Shooting Preserve

Join us for an afternoon of outdoor adventure at the Vernon National Shooting Preserve. The Sporting Clay course is set throughout open fields, hardwoods, and over deep ravines, allowing you to experience Central New York’s countryside. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced shooter, fun will be had by all! A light lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m. and cocktails and light snacks will be served following the event. Pre-registration is required. 

Opening Night Texas-Style BBQ

Sunday, August 21 | 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a Texas-Style BBQ at the Tin Rooster (Exit 33 Wing), the premiere dining and entertainment complex at the Turning Stone Resort. Dress for the evening is casual. Pre-registration is required.

Beginner Yoga

Monday, August 22 | 12:00 p.m.

Join us for some beginners yoga and a refreshing fruit smoothie. Sign-up will be available at the Convention registration desk; $15/person.

Chef-Led Charcuterie Class


Annual Banquet

Tuesday, August 23 | 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with your colleagues from across the state. This semi-formal event starts off with an open bar and delightful hors d’oeuvre, followed by a delectable dinner, then, it’s time for music and dancing. Pre-registration is required.

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