The Suri Symposium is always the alpaca education event of the year! You don't want to miss it!
The 2018 Suri Symposium and All-Suri Fleece Show promises two full days of outstanding education and networking opportunities.General sessions and workshops will include education about fiber, birthing and neonatal care, business planning, marketing, and understanding fiber analysis tools.
The Suri Symposium is not just limited to Suri Network members. We encourage and welcome Huacaya breeders, as well as people who have not yet purchased their first alpacas. It's a great learning opportunity for everyone, whether experienced or not!
We are excited to offer two pre-Symposium clinics on Thursday, August 2nd this year. Class size is limited and is first come, first served.
Drop Spindle Basics with Gabrielle Menn
Learn to spin on a drop spindle. Spindles and all spinning fibers will be provided. Preparation of fiber including hand carding and combing will be demonstrated on both suri and huacaya. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at spinning with a very experienced instructor. This is a 4 hour clinic offered from 1-5pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018. $80 fee at registration. There is a $20 materials fee payable to instructor. There is an option to buy the spindle and niddy noddy used in class for an additional $25. Limited to eight (8) participants.
Weaving Wonder with Suri with Dan Corley
Discuss an explore through hands on weaving the benefits and challenges of using suri for weaving - 100% versus blends, techniques, tips and tricks. Review a collection of finished goods and yarns for inspiration. Increase your knowledge base for marketing suri fiber to fiber artists. Hand outs and materials will be provided. Choose from two clinics at 1-3pm or 4-6pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018. $40 fee at registration. Limited to eight (8) participants per clinic.
And during the Symposium, don't miss Beginning Crochet with show super Judy Schroeder! Judy loves teaching crochet to beginners. This free clinic will be available on Friday afternoon after the Fleece Show Awards and Saturday morning until 10am. See Judy at the Symposium to arrange.
When you register, you can also sign up as a sponsor! You have a great opportunity to support the Symposium and Fleece Show PLUS get recognition for your farm! Consider these levels of sponsorship, and then sign up when you register!
Gold Level - $1,500
Two Symposium registrations, one 1/2 page ad in PurelySuri magazine, a logo ad on the Fleece Show Registration system, one promotional item on tables, recognition during the Symposium and on the Suri Network website
Silver Level - $1,000
One Symposium registration, one 1/3 page ad in PurelySuri magazine, a logo ad on the Fleece Show Registration system, one promotional item on tables, and recognition during the Symposium and on the Suri Network website
Meal Sponsors - $300 each
Name and logo on website, recognition on tables on day of sponsorship, one promotional item on Farm Table at Symposium
Breakout Beverage Table Sponsors - $200 each
Recognition on Breakout beverage table on day of sponsorship (two breakout tables per day for coffee, drinks, etc)
Farm Table Sponsors - $150 each
Placement of one Farm Flyer designated to market your farm, your herdsire, or your herd on a specail Symposium Table.
Fleece Show Sponsorships
Royal Level - $1,000
Five fleece entries, 1/2 page ad in Purely Suri Magazine, Logo Ad on Fleece Show Registration, recognition during Symposium and on the Suri Network website
Premium - $750
Two fleece entries, one-third page ad in Purely Suri Magazine, Logo Ad on Fleece Show Registration, recognition during Symposium and on the Suri Network website
Fleece Show Transport Sponsor - $100
This sponsorship helps defray the cost of shipping fleeces from the National Fleece Show directly to the Suri Network Fleece Show and includes recognition during the Symposium and in the Suri Network Newsletter.
Color Champion Ribbons - $100 for each color class
Grey, Black, Brown, Fawn, Light, White, Multi
Specialty Ribbons - $75
Best Lock, Best Luster, Best Hand
Judges Choice Ribbon - $150 (2 available)
Breeders Cup Award - $200 (3 available)
All sponsors will be recognized on the website as well as in the Symposium Showbook. Please send a high resolution jpg of your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org