2022 National Bison Association

January 19 – 22, 2022 in Denver, Colorado


The 2022 NBA Winter Conference, under the theme of “Foraging Ahead”, will be an excellent opportunity for anyone in the bison community to gather and network, learn and celebrate the American bison! Two days of top-notch educational programming, market updates on our collective business, amazing bison-themed meals all concluding with our annual Gold Trophy Show and Sale (GTSS) bison auction at National Western Stock Show, this event is not to be missed!

Virtual attendance registration is still open until this Friday, January 17th. In-person registration has closed. Please click here to register online to live-stream our Thursday presentations for just $50. Thanks to our many conference sponsors!
Wednesday – January 19th:

3:00 pm – Registration Opens
3:00 pm – Winter Conference Trade Show Opens
4:00 pm – Foundation Welcome Reception and Whiskey Tasting
Thursday – January 20th
7:30 am – Registration Opens
8:00 am – Winter Conference Trade Show Opens
8:00 am – NBA Bison Mentor’s Session
8:30 am – How to Engage with Science – Dr. Rachel Short – Texas A&M University
9:30 am – Bison Public Relations 101 – Matt Skoglund – North Bridger Bison
11:00 am – Native American Cooking Demo with Tocabe Restaurant
Noon – Lunch sponsored by North American Bison, LLC
1:30 pm – Introducing the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture – Carter Kruse – TEI
2:00 pm – A Strategy for Managing Mycoplasma in the Feed Yard – Tyrell Anderson – TEI
3:15 pm – Bison Marketer’s Panel – TBD
4:45 pm – Wildlife Conservation Society Update – Cristina Mormorunni – WCS
5:30 pm – American Bison Society Reception
6:00 pm – Benefit Auction Dinner (Don’t forget your Benefit Auction items!)
Friday – January 21st
8:00 am – Conference and Voter Registration Opens
8:00 am – Winter Conference Trade Show Opens
9:00 am – NBA/RMBA Junior Judging Competition at the NWSS Yards
9:00 am – NBA Officer Elections
10:00 am – NBA General Membership Meeting
Noon – Bison Burger Lunch at the NWSS Yards
1:00 pm – Del Hensel Bison Handling Facility Ribbon Cutting at the NWSS Yards
1:15 pm – GTSS Buffalero Q&A and Buyer’s Reception at the NWSS Yards
2:30 pm – GTSS Awards Ceremony at the NWSS Sale Barn
6:00 pm – Friday Banquet Dinner
Saturday, January 22nd
8:30 am – GTSS Judges Comments at the NWSS Sale Barn
10:00 am – Gold Trophy Sale at the NWSS Sale Barn

We’ll also have our Junior Judging competition, our Buffalero Q&A with our GTSS bison handlers, NBA officer elections, the 2021 NBA Member of the Year induction, amazing raffle prizes and much much more. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

You can reserve your lodging now at the Renaissance Hotel – Central Park online here, or by calling the hotel at 303-399-7500 and requesting the National Bison Association room block. If you’d like the breakfast buffet option (just $5/day for two guests), please choose the $138/night option and please note that we do not not serve breakfast at the conference accordingly. If you do not want the breakfast buffet included, please choose the $133/night option.