Schedule at a Glance

 

Educational Sessions

 

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Silent Auction Donation Form

 

Silent Auction Item List

 

Hotel Information

Golf Tournament

Fun Activities

Speakers' Bios

 

“The AENC Annual Meeting provided me a great mix of educational and networking opportunities on a condensed schedule that did not keep me away from the office.”

Andrew Schmidt Greenville-Pitt County CVB

 

"I strongly recommend all Association Execs to schedule their time and budget funds to attend the next AENC Annual Meeting. It is a CAN’T MISS Event."

John T. LongIll, CAE, IOM JTCK Associates

 

Event Sponsors

 

Host CVB Sponsor


 

Host Hotel Sponsor


 

Silent Auction & Welcome Reception Host


 

AV Partner


 

Technology Partner


 

Gather Digital Mobile App Sponsor

 

 

Past Annual Business Meeting Minutes:

 

2011 Annual Business Meeting Minutes

2010 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (approved)

2009 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (approved)

2008 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (approved)

2007 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (approved)

2006 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (approved)

2005 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (approved)

 

 

 

 

2014 AENC Annual Meeting

 

Thank You Sponsors!!

 

July 13-14, 2014 (Sunday through Monday)

Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, NC

 

 Charlotte Marriott City Center

 Charlotte, NC

 

Explore the Possibilities!

 

 

Schedule at a Glance 

 

All Events are at the Charlotte Marriott City Center unless otherwise noted. (*Asterisk indicates transportation provided)

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Optional Events - Events which have an additional fee are marked by an asterisk*. All other events are included in the meeting registration

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:    AENC Registration Desk Open

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.:    Visit Charlotte Welcome Center

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:    Free time for own your own optional sightseeing, tours, etc. Be sure to pick up your badge at the AENC Desk if you are going to visit the Hall of Fame during your stay. Show your badge at the Hall of Fame and get a multi-day pass for $10.

10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:    *AENC Golf Challenge - Springfield Golf Club - Ft. Mill, SC (Advanced registration required before July 4th & separate fee applies; transportation is on your own).

11:20 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:    Service Project, Lunch & Play at National Whitewater Center: Have lunch, clean a trail and spend the afternoon experiencing the Center (rafting; rock climbing, biking, zip line or just hanging out and enjoying the afternoon with snacks and beverages) Advanced Registration Required; event is free (Transportation Provided)

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.:    Informal Get Together - The RENOVATED Sheraton Charlotte & Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel - Heavy Hors d'oeuvres (Transportation provided from the Marriott) - Be one of the first to experience this amazing venue!

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.:    *Baseball Game - Charlotte Knights at the New BB&T Stadium opened April 2014 (Advanced registration required & separate fee applies). - Bus transportation from Sheraton to the Ballpark at 6:30 PM. Bus transportation from the Stadium to the Marriott at 9:30 PM. If you wish to stay later than 9:30 PM, you can take a taxi or walk the short three-tenths (.3) mile back to the Marriott.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.:    AENC Registration Desk – (will reopen at NASCAR HALL OF FAME at 7:00 PM for late arrivals)

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:    Visit Charlotte Welcome Center

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.:     Exhibits Open

12:50 - 2:15 p.m.:    Opening General Session: The Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations - Mary Byers, CAE, Author of Race to Relevance and Road to Relevance.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.:    Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibitors

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.:    Breakout Sessions - 3 Choices!

   Breakout Session #1: How to Move People to Join, Renew, Register or Volunteer with Sheri Jacobs, CAE, FSAE, Founder of Avenue M Group

   Breakout Session #2: Event Planning/Management: Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, The Meetings Coach, Event Garde LLC

   Breakout Session #3: The Situation Room - Topic: Membership is Dead!  Engage in a facilitated discussion with others about this challenging issue and how to address it in your own organization.  Facilitators:  Lisa Ward, NC Dental Society; Laura Nakoneczny, CAE, IOM, NC Press Association

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.:    Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibitors

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.:     Breakout Sessions - 3 Choices!

   Breakout Session #4: Getting It All Done: Time Management for the Overwhelmed with Mike Collins, The Perfect Workday

   Breakout Session #5: Re-Connecting with Resilience - Thriving with Change and Transition - 4 Essential Techniques for navigating professional, personal and organizational transition with Sarah Levitt, Life & Business Coaching

   Breakout Session #6: Discover Your 8 Tools to Create a Life of Purpose and Prosperity with Lorie Rosenberg, QualityTalk

6:30 - 7:00 p.m.:    VIP Reception - By Invitation - NASCAR HALL OF FAME - Bus Leaves Marriott at 6:15 PM

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.:    Welcome Reception (Heavy Hor D'oeuvres) Silent Auction & Entertainment- NASCAR HALL OF FAME - Buses leave Marriott at 6:45 PM

9:35 p.m.:    Bus Transportation leaves NASCAR for Return to Marriott

9:45 - 11:30 p.m.:    Afterparty – Charlotte Marriott City Center - Champions Bar

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - All functions will be at the Charlotte Marriott City Center

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:    AENC Registration Desk Open

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:    Silent Auction Room Open for pick up and pay for items.

8:15 - 9:30 a.m.:    Awards Breakfast & AENC Annual Business Session (Plated Sit Down Meal begins at 8:15 AM)

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.:    Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibitors

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.:    Breakout Sessions - 3 Choices!

   Breakout Session #7: Fix It for Flee It?  Proven Approaches for dealing with Failing, Flagging or Floundering Association Programs with Greg Melia, CAE, ASAE

   Breakout Session #8: Event Planning/Management with Aaron Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, The Meetings Coach, Event Garde LLC

   Breakout Session #9: The Situation Room: Topic - Moving Your Organization Ahead When It Feels Like Your Board is Holding You Back - Engage in a facilitated discussion with others about this challenging issue and how to address it in your own organization. Facilitators - Debra Dixon-Doss, Southeastern Association of School Business Officials; Linda Stinson, RLS Focused Solutions

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.:    Refreshment Break & Visit Exhibitors

11:30 - 12:45 p.m.:    Closing General Session: The Board Savvy CEO (also good for association staff who have to work with members) - Doug Eadie, Doug Eadie & Company

 

 

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Learn & Earn CE Credit in Seminars with Top Leaders

 

Road to Relevance with Mary Byers, CAE, author of Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations & Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations

How to Move People to Join, Renew, Register or Volunteer with Sheri Jacobs, CAE, FSAE, senior executive, best-selling author and association management veteran

The Board-savvy CEO with Doug Eadie, a Pre-eminent Resource For Nonprofit Leaders

Event Planning with Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, Meetings innovator & professional development trailblazer (2 breakouts)

Proven Approaches for dealing with Failing, Flagging or Floundering Association Programs with Greg Melia, CAE, ASAE

The Situation Room with Association Leaders (2 breakouts)

A facilitated conversation to exchange ideas on topics critical to associations:

  • 1. Membership is Dead!?
  • 2. Moving Your Organization Ahead When It Feels Like Your Board is Holding You Back

Re-Connecting with Resilience - Thriving with Change and Transition - 4 Essential Techniques for navigating professional, personal and organizational transition with Sarah Levitt, Life & Business Coaching

Discover 8 Tools to Create a Life of Purpose & Prosperity with Lorie Rosenberg of Quality Talk

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AENC Golf Challenge

 

SPRINGFIELD GOLF COURSE | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (First tee time is at 10:27 AM)

Located just 18 miles from the Charlotte Marriott City Center in uptown Charlotte, Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill, SC, offers a picturesque and testing tract of holes that will challenge all levels of golfing ability. With a design that harkens back to the traditional schemes of the 1920s and the Golden Age of Architecture in golf, Springfield Golf Club made a name for itself when it opened in 2001. The course was improved in the summer of 2010 with an upgrade of the greens to ultradwarf MiniVerde.
The 6,906-yard par 72 Clyde Johnston-designed layout is located on a heavily wooded and hilly site and features 4 holes that flank Sugar Creek, affording players spectacular views and includes 13 holes that play across and along perennial streams that feed into the Catawba River.

Cost $100 per person includes:  Greens fee, cart, lunch.

Complete the section on the AENC Annual Meeting Registration form; Deadline for Golf registration is July 5, 2014.

 

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AENC Annual Meeting - Have It Your Way!

 

   You have choices: you can register for the entire event or just for a day. You can come early and enjoy optional events on Saturday! You are finished by 12:45 PM on Monday so you can return home to be with family that evening or stay and Discover the Possiblities in Charlotte!

   Breakout sessions are designed with variety so you can select those which suit you best!

   Networking and relationship building at its best! Whether it is finding a new program, product, service or venue in the exhibit area or sharing ideas with others, there is plenty of opportunity during the event to connect and talk with others.

   Extend the learning! AENC Association members can send additional staffers at a greatly reduced rate (less than half the registration cost). This is a great time to get quality education from nationally recognized leaders and share with others on your team!

 

 

Hotel Information/Reservations

 

Charlotte Marriott City Center, BLOCK IS SOLD OUT AT THIS TIME 100 W. Trade St., Charlotte, NC. Rate $135+tax. Deadline June 19 or when the block is sold, whichever is earlier. Phone: ( 704)333-9000 Ask for AENC rooms.

 

Situated in the heart of “uptown”, the Charlotte Marriott City Center features spacious guest rooms with 37-inch lCD TVs, upgraded bathrooms, signature furnishings, plush bedding, and completely overhauled wired and wireless Internet connections. It is located just blocks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, BB&T Baseball Park, The EpiCentre, Bank of America Stadium, The Time Warner Cable Arena, museums, and the area’s finest restaurants and bars.


Over Flow Rooms:

 

Visit Charlotte will be providing twice a day shuttle service once in the morning to the Marriott and once at night back to The Ballantyne and Crowne Plaza.


Aloft Hotel Uptown at EpiCenter - BLOCK IS SOLD OUT AT THIS TIME. 210 East Trade St. Charlotte, NC. Rate $169+tax. Phone (704) 333-1999. Deadline June 4 or when the block is sold, whichever is earlier. Call 704-333-1999 and ask for the AENC block.

 

The Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Charlotte, NC. Rate $135+tax/night; Call (888) 627-8048; ask for the AENC Rooms. Deadline July 11 or when the block is sold, whichever is earlier. (17 miles or 30-40 minutes Monday morning commute time)

 

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 25700 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC $139/night (king bed only). Call (866) 380-0612 and ask for the group code AEN Deadline June 13, 2014 or whenever the block is sold, whichever is earlier.

 

The Great Wolf Lodge, 10175 Weddington Road Extension, Concord, NC  28027. Phone (866) 407-4956 Rate: $149/night plus taxes and fees. 18.7 miles from Marriott (24 minutes driving).  Great Wolf will provide transportation once in the morning and once in the evening.  Wonderful opportunity to bring your family along! AENC BLOCK CODE is 2014AENC when you book online or call directly. Block is for Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights.

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Fun Activities

 

FUN TIMES AT GREAT VENUES!

NASCAR HALL OF FAME – The Welcome Reception and Silent Auction

Sunday, July 13 – 7PM – 9:30 PM – Bus transportation provided from the Marriott and back.
Join us for an evening at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to kick off the AENC’s Annual Meeting with some high-octane fun. Network with colleagues, enjoy Carolina cuisine and libations, and bid on a variety of donated items in the AENC Silent Auction all in an unforgettable setting that represents the past, present and future of NASCAR. Explore the new Glory Road featuring 18 historic stock cars that span six generations of the sport as well as the “Women in the Winner’s Circle” exhibit that showcases the achievements of women in racing ranging from pioneers like Louise Smith, the first woman to compete in NASCAR, to current NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.  The money raised from the auction helps to fund professional development opportunities for AENC members.


Registration for this event is automatic when you register for the annual meeting. Address: 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202 | Phone: 704.654.4400 Website: http://www.nascarhall.com   Click here for directions and parking information. Hours of Operation:  Monday-Sunday 10 AM – 6:00 PM.  No Admission Tickets sold after 5 PM.

 

AND THERE IS MORE!!! – SHOW YOUR BADGE
SPECIAL $10 MULTI-DAY PASS FOR AENC ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRANTS!
Show your AENC 2014 Annual Meeting Badge at the ticket counter at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and get a multi-day pass for $10!

 

 

NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER … and you don’t even have to get on or in the water to enjoy this place!

Saturday, 11:25 AM – 4:30 PM – Bus leaves the Marriott promptly at 11:25 AM!


Enjoy lunch, help clean some trails then choose your activity for the afternoon: whitewater rafting, a climbing wall, zip lining, hiking, bike riding or just hanging out with friends enjoying some beverages and the afternoon sun. We’ll have one of the meeting rooms at the Center reserved so you can stow your gear while you play!


With more than 24 activities, the USNWC creates an outdoor playground for all ages and skill levels. Activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines and ropes courses.


Register for this event sponsored by the Visit Charlotte CVB on the AENC Annual Meeting Registration form. 
There is no charge, but you must sign up in advance. Because there are limited spaces for rafting after the trail cleaning, you need to indicate if you want to go rafting.  If you don’t want to raft, you can participate in other activities or just relax and enjoy beverages/snacks and watch others!
Address: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC, 28214 Click here for: Directions
Website: http://usnwc.org/

 

 

SPRINGFIELD GOLF COURSE – AENC Golf Challenge – Shootout at Springfield!

Saturday, July 12 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – First tee time 10:27AM
(Transportation is on your own)
Located just 18 miles from the Marriott Charlotte City Center, Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill, SC, offers a picturesque and testing tract of holes that will challenge all levels of golfing ability. With a design that harkens back to the traditional schemes of the 1920s and the Golden Age of Architecture in golf, Springfield Golf Club has made a name for when itself when it opened in 2001. The course was improved in the summer of 2010 with an upgrade of the greens to ultradwarf  MiniVerde. The 6,906-yard par 72 Clyde Johnston-designed layout is located on a heavily wooded and hilly site and features 4 holes that flank Sugar Creek, affording players spectacular views and includes 13 holes that play across and along perennial streams that feed into the Catawba River.


Register for this event on the AENC Annual Meeting Registration Form.
Cost $100 per person includes greens fee; cart; lunch and prize entry.  Refreshment cart takes credit cards and cash.  Winners announced at the Silent Auction on Sunday eveningDeadline to register for golf is June 5 at 5 PM!
Address: 639 Hambley House Lane, Fort Mill, SC- Click here for Directions
Phone: (803) 548-3318  Website: playspringfield.com

 

 

Charlotte Knights Baseball Game at The new BB&T Stadium in Uptown Charlotte (.3 mile from the Marriott!)

Saturday, June 12 - 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Bus leaves at 6:30 PM from the Sheraton Charlotte – Le Meridien Hotel at the conclusion of the Informal Reception to go to Ballpark.
Be one of the first to experience the new home of the Charlotte Knights which opened April 2014.


Cost: $25 per person. The evening includes transportation, a ticket to the game and baseball bucks for food/beverage purchase at the concessions. Bus returns to the Marriott City Center at 9:30 PM. 


To register, complete the information/payment on the AENC Annual Meeting Registration form.
Charlotte Knights Baseball Club, 324 South Mint St,, Charlotte, NC 28202
Ballpark is located .3/mile from the Marriott Charlotte City Center – easy walking distance if you choose to stay after 9:30 PM.
Website: http://bbtballparkcharlotte.com/

 

 

Informal Reception – The totally renovated Sheraton Charlotte Hotel & Le Méridien Charlotte

Saturday, July 12 – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Buses will leave the Marriott at 5:15, 5:45 and 6:15 PM

 

Be one of the first to see the newly renovated Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and Le Méridien Charlotte.  The single structure will provide each hotel with its own porte-cochere, entrance and lobby and will they will share a 24-hour fitness center, spa, indoor and outdoor pools and pool bar, underground parking, and 55,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. There will be a total of six restaurants between the two towers following the opening of both hotels, including a lobby bar and full-service restaurant in the Sheraton tower, and Le Méridien's Hub and signature Latitude Bar. All dining outlets will be accessible to guests at both hotels.

 

 

Prior to opening, Sheraton Charlotte Hotel will implement the Sheraton brand's signature Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft® and Link@Sheraton Café. All 306 guest rooms will be fully refurbished and outfitted with the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® bed, designed to meet AAA's Five Diamond Award® criteria, as well as an oversized work desk, ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, and LCD flat panel television. Following further renovations, the hotel's fitness facility will feature the brand's revolutionary new health and fitness program, Sheraton Fitness, Programmed by Core PerformanceTM, designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance.


Sheraton Charlotte Hotel – Le Meridien Hotel | Address: 555 South McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 
Website: http://www.sheratoncharlottehotel.com/

To participate, complete the section on the AENC Annual Meeting Registration Form. There is no charge to attend, but you must sign up.

 

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