May 3 through Saturday May 7, 2011
St. Charles Convention Center
St. Charles, Missouri, USA
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PREREGISTRATION IS CLOSED
If you have not yet preregistered, you must register at the St. Charles Convention Center when you arrive. The World Shows staff will begin taking registrations in the upper level lobby on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Go to the Convention Center lobby and look for the sign marked "New Registrations."
No one ever forgets his first World Show! Make plans now to be a part of the biggest and brightest taxidermy and fish carving event in the world! Join thousands of your peers for five days of educational and inspirational fellowship that will change the way you look at our profession. Record-numbers of taxidermists and fish carvers are already making travel plans to attend the 2011 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships. Past World Shows have attracted registrants from all 50 states and 22 nations! Whether you're new to the taxidermy industry or a seasoned pro, The 2011 World Shows offers valuable educational and networking opportunities for all taxidermy levels.
Over thirty seminars by leading industry experts, which will cover every facet of taxidermy and fish carving.
We have some great new ideas planned for the 2011 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships®. In-depth multi-session "think tank" seminars will be offered on everything from competition to professional shop techniques for both taxidermy and carving. These "think tanks" will feature a panel of top taxidermists and carvers from around the world offering advice and answering your questions.
Pat Morris of England and author of the new book The History of Taxidermy, will be one of the featured seminar speakers with the most comprehensive information on the history of taxidermy you have ever heard.
The world's largest taxidermy and fish carving competitions. At the past World Shows there have been over 750 entries. It's great fun if you enter, but if you don't, just viewing it is an experience you will long remember.
A new, improved score sheet will be introduced and used by 28 experienced and highly recognized judges from around the world. Four international judges will be coming from New Zealand, Sweden, Russia, and the Netherlands. We are expecting this year's competition to be one of the largest we have ever held. This will be the first year for the Fish Challenge, a spinoff of the popular Avian Challenge.
A huge exhibit hall with featuring the top suppliers of taxidermy services, technology and supplies.
An unbelievable trade show has been organized with the industry's top companies featuring 168 trade show booths. You will be able to see firsthand new products and purchase the newest forms and innovations being offered by these companies. Many of these companies will offer great discounts at this show, plus the shipping costs are eliminated. There is no better opportunity to see it all at one location.
The climax of the event is the 2011 World Show Awards Banquet, where $25,000.00 in cash prizes will be awarded.
At the 2011 World Show you will see the reintroduction of Second in World and Third in World titles with silver and bronze medals for the winners. The always-entertaining awards ceremony will feature the big winners and new World Champions, plus the awarding of over $25,000 in cash. Those competing for the Competitors' Awards alone will be winning $14,000.00!
The Embassy Suites Hotel is the host hotel and is connected to the convention center. Each suite has two rooms with a private bedroom and a separate living room area. The suites feature two flat-screen televisions, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, in-room safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and wet bar area. The living room includes a sleeper sofa and dining table. Included with each room is a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast, and an evening Manager's Reception with a favorite complimentary cocktail. We have been given very attractive room rates for a hotel of this quality.
The St. Charles, Missouri area is easy to get to, with over two-thirds of the nations taxidermists living within a one-day's drive. Enjoy the ambiance of this gorgeous luxury hotel and new convention center. Take advantage of the great shopping at the nearby gigantic BassPro store!
This show will be held again at the beautiful St. Charles Convention Center (built in 2005) with an adjoining Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Charles, Missouri. This quaint historic city is on the west side of St. Louis and only 10 minutes from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. It is also very near the intersection of both Interstate 70 going east and west and Interstate 55 going north and south. This is a very historic area as it is the location of the start of the first Lewis and Clark expedition on the Missouri River that opened the way for westward expansion of the United States. The historic downtown district of St. Charles is a must-see on your visit, as is the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch.
Ride the wave of emotion and excitement of watching the world's best taxidermists and carvers comptete for the coveted Best in World Titles!
Probably one of the greatest things about attending a World Show are the people you'll meet who'll become your friends—not just the judges, seminar instructors, vendors, and World Show personnel, but people like you who attend to enjoy and experience the largest venue in the world for taxidermists and carvers. There is a common bond at this show with no politics, and you will experience one of the most enriching times of your life. We have been told over and over that the World Show is the greatest event a taxidermist will ever be a part of, and we will always do our utmost to keep it that way. It is time to start planning the event of your lifetime—we hope to see you there!
Make your Reservations
At previous World Shows, the host facilities filled up fast! Don't be disappointed. Reserve your room today to ensure your accommodations.
Host Hotel: Embassy Suites Saint Charles, Two Convention Center Plaza, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303. The other World Show hotel is within a two-minute drive of the Saint Charles Convention Center.
Quality Inn and Suites. 1425 South Fifth Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303.
The Embassy Suites Saint Charles,is the host hotel. Room rates are $124.00 for 1–2 people and $134.00 for 3–4 people. Call 1-636-946-5544 and ask for the World Show room rates. This special WTC rate expires on April 2, 2011 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first, so make your reservations NOW! Click HERE to book your room at the special WTC rate.
Adjacent to the Bass Pro Shop. Room rates are $86.00 for 1–4 guests. Complimentary continental breakfast. Call 1-636-946-6936 and ask for the code "World Show" room rates.
The other World Show hotel is within a two-minute drive of the Saint Charles Convention Center.
Quality Inn and Suites. 1425 South Fifth Street, Saint Charles, Missouri 63303.
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World Show Archives:
The 2009 World Taxidermy Championships® was held May 5–9, 2009 in St. Charles, Missouri, USA.
The 2008 World Taxidermy Championships® was held February 18–24, 2008 in Salzburg, Austria.
The 2007 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 17–21, 2007 in Reno, Nevada, USA.
The 2005 World Taxidermy Championships® was held March 29–April 2, 2005 in Springfiled, IL, USA.
The 2003 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 8–12, 2003 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
The 2001 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 3–7, 2001 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
The 1999 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 7–10, 1999 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
The 1997 World Taxidermy Championships® was held April 2–5, 1997 in Springfiled, Illinois, USA.
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