After much contemplation and exhaustive effort, Safari Club International (SCI) has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2021 Hunters’ Convention. COVID-19-related restrictions imposed by the state of Nevada and city of Las Vegas to ensure a safe event environment during the ongoing pandemic has made it impossible to conduct a successful event for our members and exhibitors, or serve the greater good of wildlife conservation.
For 49 consecutive years SCI has conducted its annual convention, bringing together from around the world, hunters, exhibitors, conservation stakeholders, and generations of SCI members. This annual event celebrates hunter advocacy, raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for wildlife conservation, and enables the planning of hunts that further support conservation on every continent. It is one of the most anticipated gatherings of the year not only for the reasons above but also because it is the one week that our community can rely upon to renew friendships and reignite the fire that drives us all to carry on the traditions of hunting. We did not reach this decision lightly.
Throughout the turmoil of 2020 SCI has remained on watch. We have defended hunting in California and on Capitol Hill; we have supported wildlife conservation on the plains of Wyoming and plateaus of Africa; and we worked with legislators and the Trump Administration on the Great American Outdoors Act, history’s greatest outdoor legislative achievement. Working hand in hand with the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), we were able to raise a record amount of money for hunter education and conservation. Our work will proceed apace despite this unfortunate cancellation.
Despite our disappointment with this development, SCI will be there for our members and exhibitors in 2022 to reflect on all these accomplishments and celebrate them together. The 2022 Convention will take place in Las Vegas and will be a celebration of our hunting heritage and the perseverance we all needed to get through this, together.
Convention Cancellation FAQ
SCI members are the most affluent consumers in the hunting space and we do more business at the SCI Convention than any other show all year."
Brian Gilroy, Wildlife Partners
Whether your dream adventure is for midwest whitetails, an international expedition, fishing the world, or you have a passion for upland game and waterfowl, the SCI Convention has it, and so much more! Hundreds of professional hunters and outfitters representing every continent are excited to help put you on the adventure of a lifetime.
Top manufacturers from the outdoor industry are here, showing off their newest releases, from firearms and accessories to optics, ammunition, archery, gear and the equipment you need out there, wherever "there" takes you!
Fine art, outdoor-themed home furnishings, jewelry and fantastic taxidermy all add to making SCI Convention the event of the year!
Seminars & Celebrities
Over 70 seminars, meet & greets and keynote speakers pack the schedule at Convention. Educational, informative seminar presentations cover the spectrum of hunting, fishing, shooting and outdoor adventure.
Celebrity spotting on the exhibit floor is always exciting, with most attending to book their next hunt. Jim Shockey, Donald Trump Jr., Pat & Nicole Reeve, Adam Vinatieri, Adam LaRoche, Bruce Bochy, Nick Hoffman, Melissa Bachman, Tom Miranda, Kimberly Guilfloyle, Chad Belding, David Wells and Kristy Titus were among those spotted cruising the aisles and visiting with outfitters to book their next hunting and outdoor experience.
When the exhibit halls close, the evening fun and excitement begins! Each night, members come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and to enjoy top entertainment and speakers. SCI’s evening auctions oﬀer exclusive ﬁrearms, once-in-a-lifetime hunts and adventures, the ﬁnest artwork, and more. Every purchase provides crucial funds to help preserve our hunting heritage and fund conservation eﬀorts worldwide.
Over 20 live, silent, day, evening and online auctions generate the funds to support efforts to protect your rights as a hunter.
Bid on once-in-a-lifetime hunt experiences, exceptional firearms, fine art and jewelry, all 100% donated by world renowned outfitters and manufacturers.
Proceeds from SCI’s auctions support hunter advocacy as well as SCI Foundation’s conservation and education programs.
The opening event for the annual SCI Convention, the dinner was held at the Reno Events Center on January 22, 2013. The annual Feed The Hungry Feast is a cooperative effort with the Salvation Army of Washoe County and scores of local volunteers and SCI Chapter members attending the Convention. The dinner opened with a
Paul Cwiklinski of the Western & Central New York SCI Chapter will conduct a new seminar at the 2013 SCI Convention on “Whitetail Food Plots for Small Acreage”.[/caption] SCI is pleased to welcome Paul Cwiklinski, Western & Central New York Chapter member, as a new seminar speaker at the 2013 SCI Convention in Reno, NV,
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) recognizes SCI's Annual Hunters' Convention as being among the Top 25 “Fastest Growing Trade Shows in Attendance.” More than 19,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences were considered for the years 2009 through 2011. SCI's growth is particularly notable, as TSNN's president Rachel Wimberly says, because it occurred, “‚Ä¶during