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 2019 FALL CONFERENCE & INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP

November 7-8, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 677-184


Accommodations:

A room block is set up at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle for $149/night.  To book a room, please click here.  


Exhibitors/Sponsors:
 
 
Click here to claim your tabletop exhibit today! (All sponsorships are SOLD OUT)


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Host Venue Sponsor  
 Embassy Suites by Hilton
Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle

                        

 Keynote Program Sponsor
Caesars Entertainment


      

 

 

 

     Morning Seminars Sponsor
Mooresville CVB

 

 

 

Networking Social Sponsor
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock

 

 

Photography Sponsor
IWP Photography and Video


 

 

Badge Sponsor
Visit Greenville NC

       

       

     

 

Audio Visual Sponsor
EZAV

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th 
1:00 PM – Registration
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Social Media Strategy and Management Intensive Bootcamp (addt'l cost)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Networking with Exhibitors
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Roundtables (Choose 1)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Networking with Exhibitors
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Roundtables (Choose 1)
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Networking with Exhibitors
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Networking Social Sponsored by Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock (Cash bar)
6:30 PM – Dinner on your own

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th 
  8:00 AM –   9:00 AM – Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking with Exhibitors
  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Social Media Strategy and Management Intensive Bootcamp Cont'd (addt'l cost)
  8:30 AM –   9:00 AM – CEO Coffee with Speakers (For CEOs Only)
  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Seminars (Choose 1)
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Networking with Exhibitors
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Seminars (Choose 1)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – Networking with Exhibitors
12:15 PM –   2:00 PM – Lunch and Keynote


EDUCATION:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th 

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP (additional cost)
Walk West is excited to present to you Social Media Bootcamp for Associations - an all-in-one overview of everything you need to know to run effective social campaigns. The Bootcamp will be broken into 3 main components, how to develop strategy, create content, and perform effective monitoring. Learn how to develop brand voice, create a content calendar, write compelling and shareable content, and manage your channels. This in-depth course will giv
e you the tools to confidently run your organization’s social media efforts.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Roundtables (Choose 1)
Roundtable 1:  Things to Know Before you Go: Tips for Choosing a New AMS
Choosing a new Association Management System is a huge undertaking. Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part. In this session we will discuss some tips and best practices for starting your journey. There are many AMS options out there so how do you know which one is right for you? We will cover ways your organization can prepare for success when exploring new AMS options. 
Facilitator:  Jeremy J. Williams, Web and Facilities Manager, NC Bar Association

Roundtable 2:  What is GR and Advocacy and Why Do You Do It?
Whether you are a government relations and advocacy (GR&A) pro or want to find out more about the member value of this function, join us for an interactive session that addresses the basics as well as your burning questions. Find out how GR&A can help you achieve strategic plan goals. Assess whether your organization has an offensive, proactive program or a defensive, reactive effort. Identify the relevant tools that best fit your organization’s GR&A toolbox. Come ready to pose questions and discuss your organization’s concerns.  
Facilitators:  Anne D. DarConte, CAE, Managing Director, HillStaffer, LLC & Thomas R. Rosenfield, JD, CAE, President, HillStaffer, LLC

Roundtable 3:  Controlling Food Waste at Your Events
The meeting and convention industry is the largest contributor to food waste in the United States. In this session we will discuss ways to reduce waste at your meal functions, learn simple eco-friendly changes you can make while staying on budget and still having great instagramable food & beverage your attendees will love.
Facilitator:  Molly Johnson, Director of Convention Sales, Wilmington and Beaches CVB

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Roundtables (Choose 1)
Roundtable 1:  Lessons Taught by Association Buyers
As an affiliate, do you know what your association buyers are looking for and how they want to do business?  In this session, affiliates will learn from two seasoned Association Buyers, how to effectively and successfully sell their product to association buyers.  
Facilitators:  Daniel Wilson PE, CAE, Executive Director & CEO, NC Rural Water Association & Nancy Lowe, CMP, Senior Account Manager/Meeting Planner, FirstPoint Management Resources

Roundtable 2:  Remote Working:  The Dos and Don'ts to Transition Successfully 
Are you considering a change to have your employees work from home?  Have you converted from a traditional office to a remote environment?  Are you thinking about doing this?  In this session we will review case studies of fellow AENC members who have converted to a remote office.  What worked, what didn't, and everything in between will be discussed so you can leave knowing if this will work for your organization.
Facilitator:  Meredith Morovati, MBA, Vice President of Business Development, American Society of Echocardiography

Panelists:  Jan Kelly, NC Egg Association & Jerel Noel, CAE, Senior Account Executive, FirstPoint Management Resources

Roundtable 3: FUEL-Learn to Adjust Your Sails (open to all ages)
Most Americans describe themselves as overworked, sleep-deprived, and stressed, without enough time in the day to get everything done. Stress has become the common factor in our lives and we are not handling it well. When stress compounds, it erupts as chronic disease, absenteeism, and poor work performance. It bleeds over into the rest of our lives as high levels of frustration, anxiety, even anger and resentment. It’s a vicious cycle. We seek escapism because we don’t know what else to do… It’s time to share the resources that teach small changes can make big differences in dealing with the pressures of stress. The secret is not to avoid all stress (as if you could) because mild stress can motivate you and be beneficial to your performance. Knowing this makes all the difference. Since we can’t change the direction of the wind… does it make sense to adjust our sails and change our responses? In this training, we’ll guide you through learning to identify risk factors for stress and burnout while assessing your level of resilience. You’ll learn what are the situations and thoughts that cause you the most stress. You’ll also learn and develop new mental and physical tools to manage these stressors.

Facilitator:  Amanda Chay, Founder, Journeys Towards Deeper Workplace Wellness

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th 

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT INTENSIVE BOOTCAMP CON'T (additional cost)
Walk West is excited to present to you Social Media Bootcamp for Associations - an all-in-one overview of everything you need to know to run effective social campaigns. The Bootcamp will be broken into 3 main components, how to develop strategy, create content, and perform effective monitoring. Learn how to develop brand voice, create a content calendar, write compelling and shareable content, and manage your channels. This in-depth course will give you the tools to confidently run your organization’s social media efforts.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Seminars (Choose 1)
Seminar 1:  Ethics Training (New CAE Requirement)
In response to the new CAE requirement for one-credit ethics training, mandated by the CAE Commission, as well as our members request for AENC to satisfy this requirement, AENC’s attorney, Jon Carr with Jordan Price Law Firm, will speak to the group about ethics in the association profession.  The presentation will distinguish between ethical and legal obligations, address ethical practices and the enforcement of ethical standards, and address particular ethical situations.  Ethical questions are welcomed in advance of and during the presentation.
Presenter:  Jon Car, Attorney at Law, Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton Law Offices

Seminar 2: The Who/What/Where/How of Hosting a Casino Night 
After years of lobbying, the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, the NC Center for Non-Profits, and Gaming Companies were successful this year in passing legislation that allows non-profits, certain employers & trade associations to hold game night events in the same facility where alcohol is served. Learn the house rules and how-to’s on hosting a casino night event. This event is ideal for association managers, foundation directors, fundraisers, F&B managers, banquet captains, catering managers, event coordinators, marketing managers, and development staff.
Presenter:  Isabel Villa-Garcia, President and CEO, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Seminars (Choose 1)
Seminar 1: Excel Training Part 2
Dr. Holly facilitated Excel Tips and Tricks Part I in Spring 2019. Part II will cover new material, starting with generic tips that appeal to everyone and covering intermediate and advanced tips and tricks as the seminar progresses.  This seminar is designed to showcase little known Excel tips and tricks, with the goal of helping attendees work more quickly and accurately in Microsoft Excel®.
Presenter:  Dr. Holly A. Sullenger, PhD, Holly Speaks

Seminar 2:  Talking About My Generation!
America today is a multi-generation environment, with folks from five different age cohorts having to interact and engage with each other in our private and public institutions, in our workplaces, and within every association's membership.  When it comes to the issue of leadership - what it takes to inspire and motivate folks toward a common goal - what exactly can each of these generations learn from each other?  Joe Stewart will moderate a panel discussion on this topic of generational leadership lessons, with representatives from each generational cohort: Silent Generations (born 1925 - 45), Baby Boomers (born 1946 - 64), Gen X (born 1965 - 79), Millennials (born 1980 - 94), and Generation Z (born 1995 - 2012).|
Moderator:  Joe Stewart, Vice President, Governmental Affairs,  Independent Insurance Agents of NC

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Luncheon and Keynote 
Quest for Community
When you get done with work each day, all you want to do is plop down in front of the TV, spend time browsing Facebook, or doing some other mindless activity. And there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not the best approach to get recharged and re-energized.  In this program, we want to help you change all that. Because community is not just about your local geographic community. It's all the groups that you're a part of - your team at work, your biking club, your spiritual community - even the people you hang out with at your local wine shop. It's the groups that support you, that provide diversion from life's challenges, the groups that nourish your soul and get you excited about your life each and every day!
Presenter:  Ron Rosenberg, Marketing Expert and Founder of GoMarketYou.com

QUESTIONS: Contact Alison Harding, CMP, GTP, CMM at [email protected]
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP/EXHIBIT: Contact Madi McDougald  at [email protected] 

Registration Fees

 

Early rate:
Before 5PM, 
Oct 31

Regular rate:
After 5PM,
Oct 31

 

AENC
Member

Non
Member

AENC
Member

Non
Member

Full Conference & Luncheon/Keynote

$ 75

$90

 $ 85

 $100

Full Conference, Luncheon/Keynote
& Intensive Bootcamp

$200 $265 $210 $275

Luncheon & Keynote Only 

$35  $50  $45 $60

ONLY ATTENDING Thursday Round Tables & Social

 $0

$25

 $ 0

 $35

 
 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Host Sponsor: Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle

Keynote Sponsor: Caesars Entertainment

Morning Sessions Sponsor: Mooresville CVB

Networking Social Sponsor: Chetola Resort & Spa

Badge Sponsor: Visit Greenville NC

Audio Visual Sponsor: EZAV

Event Photography: IWP Photography & Video