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12 Hours CAE     12 Hours CMP

Tuesday, July 10

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm      FSAE Board Meeting Sponsored by Royal Caribbean International

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Foundation Board Meeting Sponsored by Royal Caribbean International

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Registration Open

5:30 pm  - 7:30 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 off-site reception at the beautiful new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for a reception reminiscent of the golden age. Dress is cruise casual. 
An Invitation Only Event


Wednesday, July 11

9:00 am - 11:30 am Executive Welcome Break Sponsored by Discover the Palm Beaches

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussions

CEO Roundtable - Facilitated by Eleanor Warmack, CPRP, CAE  
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

Leadership/Aspiring Leaders Roundtable - Facilitated by Amanda Motes and Joshua Zorn
Not a CEO or Executive Director? This session is just for you. This informal discussion has previously included professional perceptions and self-limiting behaviors, effective communication, setting boundaries with a 24/7 expectation, supporting executive decisions and more.
Open to all association executives with leadership roles, aspirations toward leadership and young professionals.
Sponsored by JHG Marketing

Meeting Planner Roundtable -  Facilitated by Gabriela Arisso
Discuss current planner challenges with peers who've been in your shoes, including F&B and decor on a budget, contract negotiations, ethics, technology and more.
Open to all association meeting planners
Sponsored by Caribe Royale
CMP Credit: 2 hours Risk Management

12:00 - First-Timer Meet Up in Auction Room

Conference First-Timers are encouraged to meet in the Silent Auction room at Noon to meet your conference buddy/mentor and other first-timers. 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.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  - Lunch on Your Own

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Opening Session

 Keynote Sponsored by Thomas Howell Ferguson PA

Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision Making
Speaker: Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP

Everyone has unconscious biases. They are a natural function of the human brain. Biases can have a negative impact on team performance and collaboration, decision making and problem solving. Dr. Davis' presentation is designed to move participants from unconscious to conscious–in a no shame and no blame approach. Learn the importance of building cultural competence and the practices every leader can develop to move from minimization to acceptance and full adaptation of valuing differences. 
CMP Credit: 1.5 hours Strategic Planning

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm  General Session

How to Work a Room so it Works for You! Speaker: Annetta Wilson

An Inter-Active Networking General Session
Networking is NOT a race to collect the most business cards. It is NOT the time to SELL anything. Do it wrong and it could cost you contacts and business! In this highly interactive session you’ll discover easy ways to escape the person who monopolizes your time, an unusual ‘mindset’ change that gets rid of nerves and why you should NEVER ask, ‘What do you do?’
CMP Credit: 1.5 hours Meeting or Event Design



Networking Events

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

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm   Welcome Reception Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

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


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FSAE 2018 Annual Conference | July 11-13 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa