2017 Annual Conference Handouts - It's Paperless!

Below are the handouts that we have been provided by session speakers. Please note that some speakers choose not to make their presentations available until after the event so be sure to check back!

Wednesday, February 1

Keynote - Kai Kight - Composing Your World

  • 11:00-12:15 p.m. Sales - It Can Be It's a Wonderful Life
    • David Eads
    • Nick Pyzow
    • Mike Varney
  • 11:00-12:15 p.m 50 Shades of Awesomeness - Building Relevancy Through Economic Development
    • Christina Davis
    • Eddie McBride
    • Kathy Moore
    • Mike Neal
    • Heather Rawlings
    • Cindy Roth
    • Janet Steele
  • 11:00-12:15 p.m Government Affairs Doesn't Have to be a Mission Impossible
    • Nick Adcock
    • David May
    • Ken Oplinger
  • 11:00-12:15 p.m Small Chambers - They're in a League of Their Own
    • Deb Brown
  • 11:00-12:15 p.m The Future World of Chambers - From What to Why
    • Anne Gill
    • Robert Heidt
    • Mannie Martinez
    • Tom Pierson
    • Katie Simmons

Thursday, February 2

Keynote - Kelly McDonald

  •  Whitewater Roundtable Session
  • 10:40-11:55 a.m. Forrest Gump Would Run to these Best and Brightest Chamber Programs
  • 10:40-11:55 a.m. Kramer vs. Kramer: How to (or How to Not) Partner with Neighboring Chambers
    • Deanna Kupcik
    • Renee Ledbetter
    • Toni Padron
  • 10:40-11:55 a.m. Show Me the Money: Investigating Pros and Cons of Different Membership Models
    • Chris Horton
    • Michelle Mason
    • Elizabeth Overton
  • 10:40-11:55 a.m. Creative Sponsorships: Improve Your Chances for a Fistful of Dollars
    • Lori Banzhaf
    • Mori Mattson
    • Mark Turner
  • 10:40-11:55 a.m. Fast & Furious: Street-Level Strategy
    • David Woolson

Keynote - Jake Soberal - Leveraging the Technology Industry to Fix the Modern American City

  • 2:20-3:35 p.m. True Grit: Differentiating Your Chamber from the Competition
    • Lorraine Clarno
    • Scott Raty
    • Kathy Tilque
  • 2:20-3:35 p.m What a Great Idea...Now What?
    • Gary Toebben
    • David Woolson
    • Gail Zurek
  • 2:20-3:35 p.m. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Corporate Views of Chambers
    • Steve Leland
    • Jerrod Purdon
    • Brandon Shamin
  • 2:20-3:35 p.m Making Your Members Feel Like Celebrities
    • Lynnette Buffington
    • Joe Gagliardi
    • Dawn Maher
  • 2:20-3:35 p.m Managing Five Generations: More Fun Than Rock of Ages
    • Tallia Hart
  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. Luke...Use the Force: Becoming a Data and Intelligence Center for Your Business Community
    • Bill Maurer
  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. Men in Black: Top Secret Ingredients for a Stellar Event
    • Cortney Hebert
    • Nicole Neal
    • Stephanie Shapiro
  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. "The Miracle Workers"...The Way You Want Members to See Your Staff
    • Debbie Moreno
  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. Surviving the Perfect Storm with Value without Involvement
    • Scott Ashton
    • Robert Heidt
    • Kim Sherman
  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. Other People's Money: How to Creatively Finance Projects and Programs Through Grants, Partnerships and Government Contracts
    • Nancy Lindholm
    • David Schroedel

Friday, February 3

Keynote - Keith Woods - Good Morning W.A.C.E.

Dr. Chris Thornberg - Numbers and Stories: Understand Economic Dynamics at the National and Local Level

- Justin Patton - It Starts With Me!: How Your Energy SHapes Your Success as a Leader




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Tallia Hart, ACE
2017 Conference Committee Chair
Irvine (CA) Chamber

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