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Meeting Agenda

(subject to change)


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday meetings and events limited to Executive Members and Sponsors ONLY


10:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. - LSAE Board of Directors Meeting, Sponsored by New Orleans & Company

11:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m. - Convention Registration & Welcome Refreshments Lanyards Sponsored by IP Casino; Registration Bags sponsored by Visit Baton Rouge; Welcome Refreshments sponsored by Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau; Charging Station sponsored by Northshore Harbor Center

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Executive Track: Board Development & Engagement presented by William A. Brown, Professor & Director, Nonprofit Management Program, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, Refreshment Break sponsored by Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Golden Nugget Welcome Reception  - Sponsored by Golden Nugget Lake Charles

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Executive and Sponsor Dinner (off-site - transportation provided)


Monday, September 24, 2018

 OPEN to ALL Registrants

8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - New Member Engagement & Orientation

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Continental Breakfast Buffet, Sponsored by Visit Jefferson Parish; Welcome by the Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - General Session: BETTER TOGETHER—How to Have Tough Talks with a Positive Outcome, presented by Erin Marcus, President, Conquer the Conversation, sponsored by Hilton Sandestin

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Bloody Mary & Mimosa Break,  Sponsored by Caesars Entertainment

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - General Session: This Time is Different..., presented by Chris Donaldson, CEO, Donaldson Educational Services

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Annual Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon with 2019 Board of Directors Installation, Sponsored by Marriott International

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Executive Track: 6 Steps to Conquering the Conversation, presented by Erin Marcus, President, Conquer the Conversation
Associate Track: Enhanced Communications, presented by Edwin Adams, President, The Adams Leadership Institute

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Refreshment Break, Sponsored by Monroe—West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

            Executive Track: Technology Trends and the Effects on Associations, presented by Reginald Henry, CAE, ASAE

            Associate Track:  Peer Power Hour, Facilitated Idea Sharing

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - NETWORKING ACTIVITY

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Progressive Dinner, Transportation sponsored by Lake Charles / Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hosting Venues: Courtyard by Marriott, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, Golden Nugget Lake Charles—Blue Martini
Closing Entertainment sponsored by Paragon Casino Resort

           Puzzle Prizes! Puzzles sponsored by The Lodge at Gulf State Park; prizes sponsored by Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, Hilton Capitol Center, Hilton Pensacola Beach, Renaissance Baton Rouge, and Wyndham Garden Lafayette

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Deluxe Breakfast Buffet

Closing Session with Door Prizes and  Awards—MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!


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