2017 AOA National Fleece Conference Schedule

sponsored by Epic Alpacas


Schedule subject to change

Saturday, July 15, 2017

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast on Your Own  
7:00 a.m.AOA Registration & Store Open Lobby
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Fleece Judging (Closed to Public) Rancho Cordova
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Breeding Strategies for Fleece: Color and BeyondDr. Andy MerriwetherSanta Barbara
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Practicality of Sorting and Grading for Beginners sponsored by Heart & Soul Alpacas and SpinneryWini LabrecqueSan Diego
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.You’ve Entered a Fleece Show or Spin-Off and Have the Results…Now What?Julie RoySanta Barbara
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.Utilizing Fiber for its Best Use sponsored by Heart & Soul Alpacas and SpinneryWini LabrecqueSan Diego
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Maximize Every Blanket Yield of Fiber​Julie RoySanta Barbara
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Just Getting Started — Fiber Business​Small Business Association — SacramentoSan Diego
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Defining the ABC’s for Building a Successful Value-Added Fiber BusinessStacie ChavezSanta Barbara
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Better, Smarter Business​Small Business Association — SacramentoSan Diego
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

AOA Annual Meeting & Lunch

 California Ballroom
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Panel Discussion with Industry and Fiber ExpertsModerated by Stacie ChavezCalifornia Ballroom
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Keynote AddressCeleste Malvar-StewartCalifornia Ballroom
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Conversation with Dr. Nicolosi and Kathy Garver California Ballroom
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet Reception sponsored by CALPACA

  • Student Design Awards
  • Fashion Show
  • Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
 California Ballroom