63rd Annual Conference


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Join us for the Texas Outdoor Writers Association Annual Conference original signature event
FEBRURARY 27th-28th 2021 in Port Arthur, Texas.
Pre-Event activities starting February 25th and Welcome Reception in the evening of the 26th
7660 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642

This Year's Speaker Lineup

Women in the Outdoor Industry & How to Get YOUR Narrative Heard!

Speaker: Brooklee, Marketing Manager of Female Initiatives at Silencer Co.

How I started out in the industry. 
What I did to prove myself.
How I worked my way up.
What to keep in mind moving forward, how to get your voice heard, and how to be the narrative for women in the industry.

The 2nd Amendment & How Changes Can Affect You

Speaker: Harold Carter, 2nd Vice President of the Texas State Rifle Association

How should you communicate about hunting? This lecture is your one-stop shop to cover shooting, hunting and gun rights all in one hour!

Reality, Renewal & Redfish

Speaker: Chester Moore, Higher Calling Wildlife

How now more than ever we can be the narrative through a renewed commitment to the outdoors and outdoors journalism.

Chester has been a TOWA member since he won the scholarship in 1994, is Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game, and is founder of the Higher Calling Wildlife and The Wildlife Journalist media platforms.

Let’s Talk about Biology

Speaker: Macy Ledbetter, Leading Wildlife Biologist of Texas, Owner & CEO of Spring Creek Outdoors

As a wildlife biologist, avid outdoorsman, naturalist, and fifth generation landowner, Macy completely understands land and wildlife management and pride of ownership. He practices what he preaches and can relate to the challenges of modern-day management challenges.

Media Relations & Freelance Work

Speaker: Kevin Reese, Outdoor Writer, Photographer, Videographer, Speaker at Main Beam Media

So, You Want to Publish Your Own Book?

Speaker: Sam Caldwell,  Author

You have a magnificent manuscript that demands publication... Options: 1) Find an agent, publisher and marketing expert ,or 2) Do it yourself, using Amazon's KINDLE. The speaker has tried both avenues. Standard publishing vs Amazon Kindle. The pitfalls, learning curves, and financial possibilities.

More to come! Keep coming back for updates


Thursday, February 25th

Pre-Conference Activity - Fishing tournament and other activities TBA

Friday, February 26th

Pre-Conference Activity - TBA
6:30pm -  Shuttle to Parker Center begins
7:00pm - Welcome Reception @ Parker Center

Saturday, February 27th

8:00am - Breakfast in Main Room
9:00am - Speaker: Brooklee Grant - “Women in the Outdoor Industry & How to Get YOUR Narrative Heard!”
10:00am - Speaker: Harold Carter - "How to Communicate about Hunting"
11:00am - Speaker: Macy Ledbetter - “Let’s Talk about Biology”
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm - Ride & Drive, Sponsor Booths
4:30pm - Shuttles to Gulf Coast Museum start at the hotel lobby
5:00pm - Cocktail Hour
6:00pm - Banquet @ Gulf Coast Museum: Event in Honor of Ed Holder - Speaker: Chester Moore, The Wildlife Journalist
7:00pm - EIC Winners Announced
7:30pm - Auction

Sunday, February 28th

9:00am - Prayer Breakfast
10:00am - Speaker: Kevin Reese
11:00am - Speaker: Sam Caldwell,  “So, You Want to Publish a Book”
12:00pm - Lunch & Member meeting

Keep checking back for updates as we add ...

  • Pre and Post-event activities
  • Things to do in Port Arthur
  • Content Ideas you can find in and around Port Arthur during the conference
  • Win $100 for your article about Port Arthur
  • Auction updates and EIC Banquet info


  • Registration for the 2021 Conference is 1 flat fee for all conference attendees
  • You must have a current up to date membership to qualify for attendance at the TOWA Annual Conference
  • Payment is done via PayPal however you do not need a PayPal account to checkout. Use the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button after clicking the "Pay Now" button. 
  • You may purchase tickets for & sponsor another member/attendee. Please provide a note of the first and last name of the member. 


Conference Registration150.00 USD
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