2017 District 7 Leadership Conference

Ante up! Join us as over 125 advertising and marketing leaders from five states (AL, GA, LA, MS and TN) come to sharpen their leadership skills and learn how to turn luck in their favor.

August 24-27, 2017
Tuscaloosa, AL
Embassy Suites Downtown
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Special room rate good through July 21

Speakers include Rick Bragg, journalist, writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Sarah Patterson, retired University of Alabama gymnastics head coach, six-time national champion and history maker.

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Employers want you to be at the top of your game but sometimes they need a little reminding on how you get there. Use the following sample letter to give to your boss telling them what you’ll get from this conference and what you’ll bring back to the office.  Don’t forget to fill in the blanks!

Download an editable PDF of the letter here, or download the Word doc here.

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Tentative Conference Schedule – More to Come!

Thursday, August 24

  • 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Registration
  • 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: EC Meeting
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner on Your Own/Pub Crawl

Friday, August 25

  • 8:00 a.m. – Noon: Registration
  • 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Hotel Breakfast On Your Own
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Morning Keynote
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Breakout with Dean Mark Nelson, University of Alabama College of Communications and Information Sciences
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Breakout with Clay Davis, Senior Associate Director Enrollment Management Office UA, on Why you need CRM
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch with Dr. Kenan Brown, Assistant Professor, on Recruiting Diversity
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Breakout with Linda Bonnin, University of Alabama Vice President Division of Strategic Communications
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Breakout TBA
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Breakout with Lucy Arnold-Sikes and Ray Taylor, on Successful Event Planning
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Breakout with Mark Barry, Instructor for University of Alabama College of Communications and Information Sciences, on “Pitch Please!”
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: FREE TIME
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Hotel Reception
  • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Stadium Event
  • 10:00 p.m. – Midnight: Hospitality

Saturday, August 26

  • 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Hotel Breakfast on Your Own
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Keynote TBA
  • 10:30 a.m. – Noon: Joanne Schector, AAF Executive Vice President Club Services, on The Club of the Future/New Officer Training
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Regional Directors Meeting
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.: Council of Presidents Meeting
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Lunch with Rick Bragg
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Michele Massey, AAF National AAA Chair, and Karlie Figueroa, Atlanta Ad Club, on Hosting Your Most Successful Local American Advertising Awards
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: State Meetings
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Breakout with Angie Ahumada, Atlanta Ad Club on Membership
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: District Board Meeting
  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: President’s Reception
  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: FREE TIME
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Hotel Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Mouth of the South at Glory Bound Gyro Company
  • 10:00 p.m. – Midnight: Hospitality

*MOTS Practice – Times will be announced at conference with practice times beginning at Noon on Saturday*