2023 AENC Winter Conference – Hybrid
(In person or virtual, your choice!) 
Thursday, February 23 - Friday, February 24, 2023

HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!

Host Sponsor: Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

Lunch Keynote Sponsor: Visit Mooresville

Morning Session Sponsor: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort

Networking Social Welcome Sponsor: Rocky Mount Event Center

Badge Logo Sponsor: Visit Greenville NC

Closing Sponsor: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Podium Logo Sponsor: HillStaffer

Audio Visual & Technology Sponsor: EZAV

Signage Sponsor: Southport Graphics

Photography sponsor: IWP Photography & Video 

LOCATION: Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley | 4500 Marriott Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612

ACCOMMODATIONS: A room block is set up at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley for $149/night (plus tax) | Click here to book your group rate for AENC 2023 Winter Conference  (Cut off: 2/10/23)

SPONSORSHIPS & EXHIBITS: Sponsorships and exhibits are SOLD OUT. Email [email protected] if you have questions or would like to get on the waiting list.

CAE & CMP: 7 CEUs

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, February 23, 2023

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Registration, Networking with Exhibitors

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Breakouts (choose 1 of 3):

  • Limitless Possibilities Through The Science of Giving and Gratitude
  • Gaining your Leadership Edge through the Power of Emotional Intelligence
  • Lessons Learned On The Workforce Of Tomorrow… From Discussions With Thousands Of College Students (streamed virtually)

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

2:30PM – 3:30PM

General Session 1: Fixing Email Deliverability: Reaching Your Member’s Mailboxes Instead Of Hitting Their SPAM Filter

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

4:00PM - 5:00PM

General Session 2: Are You Setting Your Speakers Up to Fail?

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Networking Social

6:30PM

Dinner (pay on your own)

Friday, February 24, 2023

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00AM - 10:00AM

General Session 3: Repeat or Evolve - How to Stay Personally Inspired in a Changing Environment

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30AM - 12:00PM

General Session 4: Understanding AMS Analytics

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

12:30PM – 1:00PM

AENC President Updates and Lunch

1:00PM – 2:30PM

CEO Power Panel - Young Leaders Edition

 

EDUCATION: CAE/CMP: 7 CE CREDIT HOURS

BREAKOUTS: (Choose 1 of 3)

Limitless Possibilities Through The Science of Giving and Gratitude
This session will prove to the audience how practicing giving and gratitude - in your personal and professional life - has been shown scientifically to improve the quality of one's life.  It will further show how living in this way will open doors to experiencing a life filled with limitless possibilities.

 Anthony DeNino, Founder and President, CORe - Creating Our Reality, LLC
Anthony DeNino, Founder and President, CORe - Creating Our Reality, LLC.

Gaining your Leadership Edge through the Power of Emotional Intelligence
The ripples of the past three years of COVID are being felt all around us as the old models of business leadership feel outdated and irrelevant. While many feel overwhelmed there’s also a generational opportunity for emerging leaders to get ahead and make their mark. As our society is buried in the psychological impact of stress and isolation executive leaders who deliver connection, safety, and belonging will be the ones that employees follow. In this session Jason will lay out this new post-COVID paradigm and through the power of emotional intelligence and servant leadership will give you 5 key tools that will empower you to gain your leadership edge. 

Jason Butler, Author, Keynote Speaker & Coach, The Village Mindset Model
Jason Butler, Author, Keynote Speaker & Coach, The Village Mindset Model

Lessons Learned On The Workforce Of Tomorrow… From Discussions With Thousands Of College Students (virtual breakout option)
If we are all being honest, leading the next generation is one of the greatest challenges that faces our workforce today. There are distinct generational divides as well as growing competition among companies that complicate one’s ability to lead the up-and-coming generation. The reality is, the next generation is not only critical to the success of our companies but they single-handedly have the ability to instill growth, momentum, and contagious passion into the life of your team. During our time together, we will explore some of the values of the next generation and I will provide you with a leadership strategy that will equip you to engage them, resulting in wins like you’ve never seen before.

Carson Goslee, Director of Overflow, Port City Community Church
Carson Goslee, Director of Overflow, Port City Community Church

General Session 1 - Fixing Email Deliverability: Reaching Your Member’s Mailboxes Instead Of Hitting Their SPAM Filter
Communicating with your members is essential. While email may not be the best method, at least everybody's got it--but what if they aren't getting your emails? How do you get your members to sign up and stay subscribed for your email communications if delivery is unreliable? Ever more aggressive email spam filtering seems to be thwarting our every effort, so how do we measure what is working and what needs to be improved? We will talk through best practices from sign-up through maximizing your email deliverability through measuring your success.

Stephen Pashby, Account Manager, DesignHammer
Stephen Pashby, Account Manager, DesignHammer

General Session 2 - Are You Setting Your Speakers Up To Fail?
In their respective careers, Denise and Joe have given, and watched, A LOT of presentations. They have put their heads together to come up with a great overview of insights and suggestions to help you understand what it takes to give an AMAZING presentation, as well as ways association executives and meeting planners can help their speakers deliver great presentations that both educate and entertain their members. This session is packed with actionable takeaways, and you are sure to be entertained by this dynamic duo.  .

Denise Ryan, FireStar Speaking  Joe Stewart, IIANC
Denise Ryan, FireStar Speaking | Joe Stewart, IIANC

General Session 3 - Repeat or Evolve - How to Stay Personally Inspired in a Changing Environment
Every day we have two choices: Repeat or Evolve. Learn the practical tips, guiding principles and mantras you can use to take potentially average days and turn them into ones that are powerful, productive and life-giving. 

Jes will share her personal learnings from time she's spent with the GM of the Dallas Mavericks, former CEO of the world's largest medical device company and one of America’s most innovative venture capital firms.

 Jes Averhart, Jes & Co., Host of 'Reinvention Road Trip', Speaker, Podcaster
Jes AverhartJes & Co., Host of 'Reinvention Road Trip', Speaker, Podcaster

General Session 4 – Understanding AMS Analytics
Website analytics don't have to be so confusing! Join us for a 101-level discussion about website analytics to better understand how your websites is being used. We'll walk live through the analytics associated with one organization, and find the data in the platform and turn that data into insights and strategies for communication tactics.

 Dana Cassell, Business & Marketing Strategist, Danacassell.com
Dana Cassell, Business & Marketing Strategist, Danacassell.com

 

General Session 5 – CEO POWER PANEL – YOUNG LEADERS EDITION

(left to right):

Adam Levy, CAE, Alyssa Barkley, IOM, Thomas "TJ" Bugbee, Beth Denny, CMP, Trevor Johnson,  Moderator: Andora Gandy Hinton

Adam Levy, CAE, Executive Director, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association

Alyssa Barkley, IOM, Executive Director, NC Optometric Society

Thomas "TJ" Bugbee, Executive Director, NC Outdoor Advertising Association

Beth Denny, CMP, Senior Account Executive Director, FirstPoint Management Resources

Trevor Johnson, President, NC Beverage Association

Moderator: Andora Gandy Hinton, CEO,  Willow North Growth Partners

PRICING AND REGISTRATION:

If you are a speaker, sponsor or exhibitor please see email from Madi for special link to register do not register here!
Reach out to 
[email protected] for more info.  

New this conference: Retired AENC Members will receive a discounted registration of $35 for in person attendance! If you do not see this discount available to you, please email Julie to assist.

Winter Conference
IN PERSON

Register for In Person Attendance

$75 AENC Member
$90 non-AENC Member

Winter Conference
VIRTUAL

Register for Virtual Attendance

$75 AENC Member
$90 non-AENC Member

 NOTE: AENC will follow all mandates, laws, executive orders and Mayoral proclamations.  If the aforementioned allow us to gather in person, we plan to do that.  We will also continue as a key fundamental, to appreciate and respect each members personal feelings on how best to participate in AENC events. As a result, we will continue to make education hybrid as long as there is member demand for it.

 Please email [email protected] if you need assistance!