The Suri Symposium is always the alpaca education event of the year! You don't want to miss it!
The 2019 Suri Symposium and All-Suri Fleece Show promises two full days of outstanding education and networking opportunities. The Symposium is Aug 9-10, 2019 and Fleece Show judging is Aug 7-8, 2019. See the detailed schedule and speaker bios for for more information. General sessions and workshops topics will be focused on how we create SURI SIMPLY STUNNINGTM in our herds. Topics include the state of the global and US Suri markets, industry trends, growing our markets including exporting, tools for herd improvement and breeding decisions, sustainability in the fashion world and its impact on Suri products, the latest news on our SURI SIMPLY STUNNING branding initiative, pain management and halter show 101. See Symposium Schedule and Speakers here.
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!
Pre-Symposium Workshops & Clinics
Fleece Room Volunteering Opportunities: When you register, there is a comment box where you can volunteer to work in the fleece room. We will need help from 8am-5pm Tuesday August 6th through Thursday August 8th.
Two Workshops are offered on Thursday prior to the Symposium:
Workshop #1 Skirting for Show. Wini Labrecque will discuss which fleece attributes are judged and why and skirt two fleeces. Participants may bring ONE of their own fleeces to skirt during the class, or one will be provided. Thursday, August 8, 2019, Class fee $65, Pre-Registration required.
Workshop #2 Dyeing for Suri! Explore hand painting, natural Bengala and Indigo dyeing of Suri fiber with Dan Corley of Alta Vida Ranch. Class fee $45 + $20 materials fee payable directly to Dan during class. Materials fee includes skein of suri yarn and dye materials. Participants may bring an additional skein of their own if they would like to experiment. 1-4pm Thursday Aug. 8, 2019. Pre-Registration required.
Participants may choose to use their dyed skein in the “Suriusly Wonderful World of Weaving” on Friday or Saturday. This will be an introduction to weaving: pros, cons, definitions and techniques with exposure to rigid heddle, Saori, multi shaft and more.
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! You may also call the Suri Network Office at (970) 586-5876 to sign up as a sponsor. See Sponsorship levels HERE.
Gold Level - $1,500
Two Symposium registrations, one 1 page ad in PurelySuri magazine, a logo ad on the Fleece Show Registration system, one promotional item on tables both days, recognition during the Symposium and on the Suri Network website with clickable link, banner/pop up displayed in main conference room.
Silver Level - $1,000
One Symposium registration, one 1/2 page ad in PurelySuri magazine, a logo ad on the Fleece Show Registration system, one promotional item on tables one day, and recognition during the Symposium and on the Suri Network website with clickable link, banner/pop up displayed in main conference room.
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 special 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 with clickable link, banner/pop up displayed outside fleece room.
Premium - $750
Two fleece entries, 1/3 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, Spirit of the Industry
Judges Choice Ribbon - $150 (2 available)
Breeders Cup Award - $200 (6 available)
All sponsors will be recognized on the website as well as in the Symposium Showbook and in PurelySuri Magazine. Please send a high resolution jpg of your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org