Schedule
of Events

Tuesday May 7 through Saturday May 11, 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
Springfield, Illinois, USA


Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Trade Show Area Setup (Staff)  8:00 a.m.   --   3:00 p.m.
Competition Area Setup (Staff)  1:00 p.m.   --   4:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open  3:00 p.m.   --   8:00 p.m. 
Trade Show Exhibitor's Move In  4:00 p.m.   --   9:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Entries Accepted  5:00 p.m.   --   8:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Seminars 1 and 2 (see details)  6:00 p.m.   --   9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Registration Desk Open  8:00 a.m.   --   6:30 p.m. 
Taxidermy Entries Accepted  8:00 a.m.   --   5:00 p.m. 
Trade Show Exhibitor's Move In  8:00 a.m.   --   4:00 p.m.
Hands-On Airbrush Seminar ($) (see details)  8:00 a.m.   --   6:30 p.m. 
Taxidermy Seminars 3, 4, and 5 (see details)  9:30 a.m.   -- 12:30 p.m.
Live Sculpting Competition12:00 p.m.   --   8:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted  1:00 p.m.   --   6:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Seminars 6, 7, and 8 (see details)  1:30 p.m.   --   4:30 p.m.
Judges' Meeting  4:30 p.m.   --   5:30 p.m.
Trade Show Open  5:00 p.m.   --   8:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Judging Begins  6:00 p.m.   --   until . . .
Taxidermy Seminar 9 (see details)  7:00 p.m.   --   9:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Registration Desk Open  8:00 a.m.   --   5:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Judging Continues  8:00 a.m.   --   6:00 p.m. 
Live Sculpting Competition  8:00 a.m.   --   6:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 10, 11 and 12 (see details)  8:30 a.m.   -- 11:00 a.m.
Fish Carving Entries Accepted  8:30 a.m.   -- 10:15 a.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 1 (see details) 9:30 a.m.   -- 11:30 p.m.
Land of Lincoln Tour (tentative)  9:00 a.m.   --   3:30 a.m. 
Trade Show Open10:30 a.m.   --   1:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Judging11:00 a.m.   --   6:00 p.m. 
Taxidermy Seminars 13, 14 and 15 (see details)  1:00 p.m.   --   4:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 2 (see details)  1:00 p.m.   --   3:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 3 (see details)  4:00 p.m.   --   5:30 p.m.
Trade Show Open  4:00 p.m.   --   6:30 p.m.
Competition Viewing for WTC & WFCC Registrants  6:30 p.m.   -- 10:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminar 16 (see details)  7:30 p.m.   --   9:00 p.m.
World Bird and Fish Challenge Live Judging (see details)  7:30 p.m.   --   9:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10, 2013
Registration Desk Open  8:00 a.m.   --   5:00 p.m. 
Live Sculpting Competition Final Session  8:00 a.m.   -- 12:00 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 17, 18, 19 and 20 (see details)  8:30 a.m.   -- 11:00 a.m.
Fish Carving Critiques  9:00 a.m.   -- 12:00 p.m.
Trade Show Open11:00 a.m.   --   3:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 4 (see details)  1:00 p.m.   --   2:30 p.m.
Taxidermy Seminars 21, 22, and 23 (see details)  2:30 p.m.   --   5:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 5 (see details)  3:00 p.m.   --   5:00 p.m.
Competition Viewing for WTC Registrants  4:00 p.m.   --   6:00 p.m.
Competition Viewing for Public ($10 fee, $5 for kids 12 and under)  6:00 p.m.   -- 10:00 p.m.
Cocktails: Hilton Hotel, Downtown Springfield  6:15 p.m.   --   7:30 p.m.
Banquet Dinner: Hilton Hotel, Downtown Springfield  7:30 p.m.   --   8:30 p.m.
2013 World Awards Show: Hilton Hotel, Downtown  8:30 p.m.   -- 11:00 p.m.
    (Bus transportation will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. from the Crowne Plaza to the Hilton for the Award Ceremony. Buses will run every 15 to 20 minutes. The same buses will also be available for transport back to the Crowne after the ceremony.)

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Registration Desk Open  8:00 a.m.   -- 12:00 p.m. 
Competition Viewing for WTC Registrants  8:30 a.m.   --   1:30 p.m. 
Taxidermy Competition Critiques  9:00 a.m.   -- 12:30 p.m.
Competition Viewing for Public ($10 fee, $5 for kids 12 and under)  9:00 a.m.   -- 12:00 p.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 6 (see details)  9:00 a.m.   -- 10:30 a.m.
World Shows Auction10:00 a.m.   -- 11:30 a.m.
Fish Carving Seminar 7 (see details) 10:30 a.m.   -- 12:00 p.m.
Trade Show Final Session11:00 a.m.   --   2:30 p.m.
Remove All Competition Entries  2:00 p.m.   --   4:00 p.m.
Celebration and Wind-Down Party  8:00 p.m.   -- 12:00 a.m.

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