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Full Program

11 Hours CAE   11 Hours CMP

NEW THIS YEAR: MICRO-SESSIONS - Short bursts of education and facilitated discussion will occur on Wednesday and Thursday in the Conference Learning Lounge. 

Tuesday, July 9

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm      FSAE Board Meeting Sponsored by PropFuel

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Foundation Board Meeting Sponsored by PropFuel

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Registration Open

5:30 pm                        Leadership Reception Sponsored by Hilton Worldwide & an Exclusive Group of Hilton Properties
FSAE and Foundation Board Members and registered Association Executives and their guests are invited to attend Hilton’s Leadership Reception. An Invitation Only Event

Wednesday, July 10

9:30 am - 12:00 pm  Executive Welcome Break
Sponsored by ConferenceDirect and Visit Sarasota

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussions

CEO Roundtable 
The CEO Roundtable is a two-hour, informal discussion of new ideas and current challenges with a small group of your peers. Previous discussions included HR and staffing issues, board relations, member recruitment and retention, and more.
Open to all Association CEOs, Executive Directors or Presidents, and CSEs only
Sponsored by Naylor Association Solutions

Aspiring Leaders Roundtable
Presented by the Young Professionals Committee
Not a CEO or Executive Director? This session is just for you. This facilitated group discussion will focus on advancing your professional growth. Topics my include negotiating salaries, preparing yourself for promotion, refining your professional brand and more.
Open to all association executives with leadership roles, aspirations toward leadership and young professionals.
Sponsored by JHG Marketing

Meeting Planner Deep-Dive: Creating a Member-Centric Meeting Experience
Lowell Aplebaum - Aaron WolowiecLowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF and Aaron Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CLEA, CTA, CTF/QT

Open to all Meeting Planners and Executive Members Only
Sponsored by Hospitality Ventures Management Group

In an association world of ever-increasing competition, of customers who seem to have less time and read fewer communications, of generational and societal shifts that are quickly impacting organizational structure, our associations have to stand out in order to grow. In fact, our associations have to produce the right solutions for the right members in the right format, all while generating experiences and interactions that are easy, positive and, where possible, fun. And we can’t rely on the long-standing premise that what we create will be an evergreen solution - instead, we must continually experiment, prototype, learn and grow. Learn how to create member-centric experiences at your next meeting.

  • Examine the basic premise of the design thinking approach
  • Workshop your own member-focused experience with facilitator feedback and support
  • Develop actionable plans to make further member-centric improvements when you return to the office

CMP Credit: 2 hours Meeting & Event Design

10:40 am - 11:45 am  Micro-Sessions

10:40 am - 11:10 am - Making the Most of Your FSAE Membership
Facilitated by Mary Malone Gupta, CMP
Your membership in FSAE is not just discounts for events, it’s a resource to help you grow in your career. This short, facilitated discussion explores how members just like you use FSAEs tools and opportunities to meet your goals and get ahead.

11:15 AM - 11:45 am -  How to Think Like an Executive Member to Maximize Sales & Relationships 
Facilitated by Lisa Chamberlain, CMP
We all know this industry is built on relationships. How can you get to know your clients better and be a true partner in what they need? This quick, facilitated discussion will brainstorm ways to think like an executive member and help them meet their challenges – and your sales goals – so everyone is successful.

12:00 - First-Timer Meet Up 

Conference First-Timers are encouraged to meet your conference buddy/mentor and other first-timers at Noon. This is a great opportunity to connect with your conference buddy or just find someone to go to lunch with or sit next to at the Opening Session. Watch for more information

12:00 – 4:30 pm  Rethreaded Pop-up Store Open

#FSAE19 Community Outreach to Support Human Trafficking Survivors
Rethreaded is a local Jacksonville organization that offers survivors of human trafficking a second chance at life through creating and selling products from materials that would normally have gone into landfills. Each purchase from the onsite pop-up store or directly through their website gives freedom to women affected by the sex trade.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Lunch on Your Own

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Opening Session

Opening Keynote Speaker Sponsored by AmerisBank

Alex SheenBecause I Said I Would
Speaker: Alex Sheen

We live in a world that often does not respect the importance of a Promise. It is too easy to say, "I'll get to it" or "tomorrow." In many ways we have become numb to broken commitments and disappointment. Alex Sheen believes that every individual has the strength to become a person of their word. As the Founder of an international social movement, Alex inspires others to become more accountable to their promises through compelling, real-life examples from the because I said I would movement. Integrity and accountability can truly change humanity for the better.
CMP Credit: 1 hour Project Management


Networking Events

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  VIP Connection Reception

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm   Welcome Reception Sponsored by Visit Jacksonville and Beaches

10:00 pm -  Hospitality Reception Sponsored by Marriott International - For Executive Members Only


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FSAE 2019 Annual Conference | July 10-12 | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront