We invite you to join us on August 13-15 in Loveland, Colorado for the premier Suri event of the year, the Summer Symposium and Fleece Show! Our new venue is the Embassy Suites hotel and conference center. Located in easily accessible Loveland, the Embassy Suites offers great rooms and a beautiful conference facility. Book your room now for best selection.
The symposium has expanded to 3 days this year. It is packed with general educational sessions and workshops with information relating to the theme Take Charge...of your Fiber, your Farm, and your Future. See a list of speakers and topics at the bottom of this page. Here is what past attendees have said about the Symposium:
|| "This is a great event where members can meet, socialize and learn together. Like that it is not associated with a halter show so that members can focus on learning and having fun. The themes and topics have been very valuable the past few years. I always take away several things I can apply to my business. Love that it is in Colorado. We usually tie a vacation to it and enjoy the Rockies a few days!"
"I attended last year for the first time and plan to attend every year from now on. It renewed my excitement in the Suri industry."
"Have only missed one since they started. I learn more at summer symposium than any other alpaca educational opportunity overall."
The All Suri Fleece Show is the only fleece show in North American that is fully dedicated to Suri fleeces and the number of entries by far exceeds the number at any other fleece show. This is THE show to see how your fleeces compare to some of the best in the country.
The Suri Strut Fashion Show last year was the first ever to highlight the luxurious fashions made with Suri alpaca fiber. This year's Suri Strut promises not to disappoint. The fashion show committee is busy lining up more stunning fashions for the runway.
Keeping your alpacas safe through biosecurity when away from your farm -- Dr. Pam Walker
Run, Fecal, Run!
Preparing and Reading Fecals -- Dr. Pam Walker
Building Blocks of the Suri Fiber Market
Liz Vahlkamp – Suri Market
Tell ‘em and tell ‘em again!
Marketing your farm effectively -- Alan Cousil
Product Development Committee:
- Getting Artsy -- A fiber arts sampler
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Feeding your camelids for the best results -- Dr. Robert Van Saun
East Meets West
Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine --Dr. Tim Holt
What do you get when you…?
Genetics for Suri Breeders - Dr. Andy Merriwether
CHA CHA for Health
Learn FAMACHA scoring to help identify parasite infections and anemia --Dr. Lisa Williamson
Orgling for the Best Results
Trait selection for fiber production-- Molly Gardner