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ShoWorks User Conference & Training

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Cody, Wyoming
   April 3rd-5th 2024

 

We invite you and your staff to join us this spring for a 3-day intense training workshop on ShoWorks. This conference is open to all ShoWorks users regardless of their experience level - from those who have never laid eyes on the software, to the advanced user seeking to discover new ways to improve and streamline their efficiencies within the program. Every aspect of the program from A to Z will be explored in an auditorium followed by a classroom setting, totaling 14 hours of instructional time, all within the world-class and famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West!
"I had several people from other fairs peeking over my shoulder last week. I told them how valuable the conferences were to helping me understand what the program can do. Being a volunteer who doesn't play with my program on a weekly or even monthly basis, your instruction and the break out sessions were so very helpful. The Conference helped me understand ShoWorks and Short-Course helped me really lock it in."
- Jennifer Kisling, Northwest District Junior Livestock Show (OK)

Registration is now closed. Contact below for waiting list options

Questions?
Contact conference@fairsoftware.com
Dates:
  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024
  • Thursday, April 4th 2024
  • Friday, Aril 5th 2024
Location:
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Hotels:
The Cody Hotel rooms have been blocked until full or March 1st under "ShoWorks Conference" for $119/night = premier suite (two queens). Includes "Contenential 'Plus' Breakfast" (though breakfast will also be served at the conference). Located 2 miles from conference (daily conference shuttle also provided). 232 West Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-5915.
Or
FULL Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites rooms have been blocked until full or March 1st under "ShoWorks Conference" for $130/night = double queen. Located less than 1/2 mile and easy walk from conference (daily conference shuttle also provided). 1800 8th St, Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-2572. 
Cost:
$475 per person.
Register:
Registration for the event is full and has closed. Please check back here or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/showorks for up-to-date annoucements on possible openings, or if you would like to be put on the waiting list to be notified if we open more seats, contact (888) 332-2419 or conference@fairsoftware.com.
Includes:
  • 3-days of live training
  • 12-hour ShoWorks 2024 Training Videos (available fall 2024 - downloadable install to keep as a reference, $295 value)
  • 3-days of breakfast, lunch and snacks provided at the event.
  • Prime rib, chicken, salmon buffet dinner w/live entertainment Wednesday night at the historic Irma Hotel
  • ShoWorks Padfolio note-taking materials
  • ShoWorks jacket*, stocking cap, gloves, tumbler (*jackets available to the fist 100 attendees who register before March 1st)
  • 3-days admission to all 5 museums within the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
  • Tour/excursion Choose one (subject to change, see more info further down...)
  • Shuttle to/from Cody airport/hotel/conference on day before/of/after event.
  • Limited shuttle to/from Billings airport/hotel on Tuesday (day before) and Saturday (day after event) - must be scheduled by March 1st through info@codyshuttle.com or (307) 527-6789. Confirm availability before booking your flight.
Air Transportation:
We have chartered shuttles to transport you to/from two different airports and the two hotels on the day prior and after (Tuesday and Saturday) the event. Airports: Cody (COD) and Billings, MT (BIL). The Billings airport has more flights, though is a 2-hr drive with limited shuttle availability times. You must schedule and confirm the airport shuttle availability for either airport by March 1st through info@codyshuttle.com or (307) 527-6789.
FAQs:
Will this cover ShoWorks 2020 or the newer ShoWorks 2024?
We will be using the newer ShoWorks 2024 (upgrade here), though most of the material will also apply to the older ShoWorks 2020.
Should I bring my laptop?
We will be covering a lot of ground and moving at a pace that, for most, is not condusive to be shifting your attention between your laptop and what is being presented and therefore it is not recommended to bring your laptop to class but you are welcome to.
What skill level is this for?
The classroom is quite diverse. There will always be skill levels at both extreems - from those who have never used ShoWorks, to the seasoned experts who are looking for additional tips. We target the material for the novice who has at least either ran ShoWorks before, or watched the training videos. We try to accomodate the majority while also giving benefit to both extreemes.
I don't know yet if I can make it. Can you hold a seat for me, invoice me, or refund if I have to cancel?
Unfortunately due to the limited seating and guaranteed sell-out of registration, we cannot offer refunds and payment must be made at the time of registration so that others have an opportunity for a guaranteed seat.
Up-To-Date Conference status:
Follow our Facebook page for important updates.
Schedule & Training Outline (Agenda) and Timeline:
* Will be posted soon. See below for tenantive schedule.
*Tenative* Schedule, Locations & Whereabouts:
This schedule will be updated

Wednesday:
  • 7:45am Shuttle loading @ hotels (lobby)
  • 8am Registration and breakfast @ Buffalo Bill Center
  • 9am Morning session @ Buffalo Bill Center (Auditorium)
  • noon Lunch @ Buffalo Bill Center
  • 1pm Afternoon breakout sessions @ Buffalo Bill Center (TBA)
  • 4pm End sessions, shuttle pickup to hotels or walk around the museum
  • 5pm Last shuttle to hotels
  • 6pm-8pm Dinner at the Irma Hotel w/live music (for dining this night only, not a designated hotel for overnight rooms)
Thursday:
  • 7:15am Shuttle loading @ hotels (lobby)
  • 7:30am Breakfast @ Buffalo Bill Center
  • 8:15am Morning session @ Buffalo Bill Center (Auditorium)
  • 11:30am Lunch @ Buffalo Bill Center
  • 12:30pm Afternoon breakout sessions @ Buffalo Bill Center (TBA)
  • 2pm End sessions, load trolley/bus, or walk around the museum
  • 2:15pm Depart for tours
  • 5pm Shuttle from tours and museum and return to hotels
Friday:
  • 8am Shuttle loading @ hotels (lobby)
  • 8:15am Breakfast @ Buffalo Bill Center
  • 9am Morning session @ Buffalo Bill Center (Auditorium)
  • noon Lunch @ Buffalo Bill Center
  • 1pm Afternoon breakout sessions @ Buffalo Bill Center (TBA)
  • 4pm Conference ends, shuttle pickup to hotel or walk around the museum
  • 5pm Last shuttle to hotels
Tours - you choose one upon registration
*Weather will play a factor and availiability is limited and not guaranteed.
  • FULL Wildlife Sightseeing and Tour of Buffalo Bill Hunting Lodge at the Yellowstone Gate - Take a chartered bus tour with a speaking guide up to the Yellowstone East Gate via North Fork Hwy (1 hour each way, allow 2.5 hrs) to view volcanic cliffs, wildlife and granduer of what Theodore Roosevelt claimed "The most scenic 50 miles in the United States" through the world's first national forest, up to the entrance of the world's first national park. We will briefly stop and take a short tour of the historic Buffalo Bill hunting lodge at Pahaska Tepee.

  • FULL Cody Firearms Experience and Cody Trolley Tour - This group will break into two sections and rotate to do both the firearms and trolley. Shoot real historic guns including the Kentucky Flintlock Musket, 1873 Colt Revolver, and 1862 Gatlin Gun. Ride the Cody Trolley around the historic parts of Cody including the Buffalo Bill Dam.

  • Tour of Cody Craft Brewing and Cody Trolley Tour - This group will break into two sections and rotate to do both the brewery and the trolley. Using locally grown or sourced ingredients this popular small brewrey has opened their taproom for you to try all sorts of new beers and new flavors while learning in the process. Ride the Cody Trolley around the historic parts of Cody including the Buffalo Bill Dam.

  • Museum Tour - Take a guided small group tour of the wild west historic branch of the museum by a professional historian at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. You certainly won't be disappointed!

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