Fall Conference & Luncheon/Keynote

Thursday-Friday, November 2-3, 2017

Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC  28374
(855) 235-8507

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Host Venue Sponsor  

                                

CVB Sponsor

Keynote Program Sponsor

Kingsmill logo

       Networking Social Sponsor

          

 

Host Sponsor: Pinehurst Resort & CVB Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area

Keynote Sponsor: Kingsmill Resort

Networking Social: AARP

Audio Visual Sponsor: EZAV

Event Photography: Open Water Communications

 

Event Sponsors

Audio Visual - EZAV

Event Photography - Open Water Communications

 

PROGRAM

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
11:00 AM – Optional Round of golf at new 9-hole Course (For Association Executives Only; conference
registration required)

Lunch (on-your-own)

1:00 PM – Registration


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Visit with Exhibitors

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Choose 1 of 3 Round Tables

● FUEL (for anyone under age 40)
Topic: TBD

● Government Relations - 2018 is Just Around the Corner – Election and Contribution Regulations
(For anyone responsible for government affairs or wanting to know about state election rules and
regulations governing candidates, campaigns, PAC and Independent Expenditure)

Soon enough, the 2018 Elections will be upon us. Whether you have direct responsibility for your
organization’s political engagement or you just want to be able to speak intelligently to your
members about what groups can and can’t do to support those running for office, you will want to
get all the latest updates and insights on state election rules and regulations governing
candidates, campaigns, PAC and Independent Expenditure from Kim Strach, Executive Director State
Board of Elections; election law attorney Roger Knight;
Facilitator: Joe Stewart

● Affiliate Services – Creating Industry Partnerships
(For anyone who provides programs, products or services to associations but is not employed by an
association.)
How can you work with associations to create industry partnerships for a win-win situation? What do
you have to offer and what do associations and their members need? What are the legal, financial
and operational/marketing considerations?

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Visit with Exhibitors

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Choose 1 of 3 Round Tables

● Meeting Planners – Event Audio Visuals
(For association staff whose responsibilities include meeting planning.) How can you enhance your
events using AV? What should be included in your RFP for Services? How can you get the most for
your financial investment in AV?
Facilitator: Brian McArtan

● Membership – First Contact!
(For association staff whose responsibilities include membership recruitment, retention and
engagement.)
Before you can recruit them, you need to find and qualify them. Share best practices on sources to
identify potential members and methods you have used to make that important first contact.

● Operations – Best Practices and the Law
(For anyone wanted to learn about association operations).
From finance to bylaws, associations have to work within legal requirements while still operating
efficiently. Share your questions and challenges and gain insight on the things you must do to stay
“within the lines”.

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Networking Social Sponsored by AARP
(Cash bar) 

Dinner – On-your-own


Friday, Nov 3, 2017
(Table top exhibits 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

8:00 AM – Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking with Exhibitors

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Choose 1 Seminar
● Disaster Recovery & Risk Management
Jim Booth, CAE, FirstPoint Management Resources
Understand the risk assessment and disaster recovery steps that help associations prepare for
potential disasters both at headquarters and during a conference event. You will leave with real
know-how and a framework to begin the Disaster Recovery plan creation process.

● Websites – Best Practices – Do’s and Don’ts
Everyone has one. Is it the best it can be? Whether you are doing your first website, ready for a
refresh or just want to start again from scratch, what are the best practices?

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Networking with Exhibitors

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Choose 1 Seminar
● Association Insurance – What You Need to Protect Your Association (and Yourself)
Steve Dare, Dare Insurance Agency
What are the exposures for associations? What do you need to protect your association, directors
and officers, staff, financial assets and your
“job”?

● CEO Forum – (For Association CEOs)
Facilitated by Gerry O’Brion, What Big Brands Know
Get one-on-one time with Gerry as you discuss in depth your questions and learn more.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – Networking with Exhibitors

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM – Luncheon and Keynote Presentation

3 Strategies to Grow Membership and Create
Raving Fans! Featuring Gerry O’Brion, What Big Brands Know

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM – Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker

QUESTIONS: Contact Jovita Mask (919) 848-8255 jovita@aencnet.org
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP/EXHIBIT: Contact Madi McDougald (919) 848-8255
madi@aencnet.org

Hotel Reservations

$129/night plus taxes
*The Pinehurst Hotel is currently sold out; however rooms have been secured at the Homewood Suites
less than 1.3 miles away.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Olmstead Village Ask for the AENC rate of $129
(910) 255-0300
250 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC 28374 Tiffani Sheppard
Sales Manager| Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 - Tiffani.sheppard@pinehurst.com 910-235-8769