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 2007 GSAE Annual Meeting  & Tradeshow
Schedule at a Glance
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Date Start Time End Time Function Location
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:00 5:30 Registration and Silent Auction Second Floor Mezzanine



Board of Directors Meeting

Fisk One

2:00 4:00 How to Lead Difficult People-Jules J. Ciotta Belmont Three
2:00 4:00 Operation Perfect Association-Bob Harris, CAE Classical
4:30 5:30 New Member and First Time Attendee Orientation Fisk One
6:00 Walk to Evening Reception Meet in Lobby
6:00 8:00 Opening Reception (childcare offered at Nashville Convention Center), sponsored by the Downtown Nashville Convention Collection The Stage Honky Tonk
8:00 Dine Around
Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:30 4:00 Registration and Silent Auction Second Floor Mezzanine
7:30 8:30 Continental Breakfast and Roundtables, sponsored by Augusta CVB West Ballroom Foyer
8:00 5:00 Connections Lounge and Idea Wall Fisk One
8:30 10:00 Opening Session: Taking Care of Business: Looking for a Second Right Answer featuring Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP, sponsored by Columbus, Georgia CVB, the Cunningham Conference Center and the Columbus Convention & Trade Center

West Ballroom

10:30 11:45 Leadership Track Part I-Carnie Wall, CAE, sponsored by The Henssler Financial Group Gospel
Board Orientation: Tips and Techniques-Bob Harris, CAE Classical
Can You Hear Me? 5 Specific Tips to Listen and Be Listened to! - Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP, sponsored by Renaissance Concourse Hotel Bluegrass
Top 12 Secrets of Effective Leadership-Jules J. Ciotta

Rock and Roll

12:00 2:30 Lunch and GSAE Tradeshow, sponsored by Shepard Exposition Services, Food & Beverage sponsored by Hilton Nashville Downtown and Fontainebleau Miami Beach Nashville Convention Center West Exhibit Hall
3:00 4:15 Leadership Track Part II-Carnie Wall, CAE Gospel
Practicing Good Governance: Using Mini-Case Situations to Keep Your Board Alert, Ready and Focused-Tom Redmon, CAE Classical
Selling & Marketing a Service Part II: Practical Applications-Cullen Hackler Bluegrass
Top 10 Law Issues to Watch-Rob Sumner, Esq.

Rock and Roll

4:15 5:00 Free Time
5:00 5:30 Motor Coach Transportation to Dinner Meet in Lobby
5:30 8:00 Reception and Dinner, sponsored by Gaylord Opryland Hotel Gaylord Opryland Hotel
8:00 Return to Hotel or Post-dinner Event at Wildhorse Saloon (No cover charge.)
Friday, June 1, 2007 7:30 2:00 Registration and Silent Auction Second Floor Mezzanine
8:00 1:00 Connections Lounge and Idea Wall Fisk One
7:30 8:30 Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Chattanooga CVB West Ballroom Foyer
8:00 9:00 General Session: Makin' Thinkin' featuring Tom Laughon, sponsored by Sandy Springs DMO-Hospitality West Ballroom
9:15 10:30 Leadership Track Part I-Carnie Wall, CAE, sponsored by The Henssler Financial Group Gospel
Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation-Tom Laughon Classical
The Future of Work-Prentice Knight, PhD Bluegrass
The Future of Meetings-Panel facilitated by Shari Westmoreland, CMP, The Eventors, featuring Brian Richey, ConferenceDirect, David Furnish, Opryland Resort & Convention Center and Kevin Johnston, CMP, CoreNet Global

Rock and Roll

10:30 10:45 Break and Silent Auction Closes, sponsored by Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Second Floor Mezzanine
10:45 12:00 Leadership Track Part II-Carnie Wall, CAE  Gospel
Creating Publicity for Your Association through Media Rapport-Benjamin Lewis Classical
10 Ways to Exhibiting Success-Terry Dougherty, CMP, and Kevin Belanger Bluegrass
10 Tips for More Effective Advocacy-Sherry Stanley Whitworth

Rock and Roll

12:15 1:30

Lunch: The 7 Measures of Success featuring Michael Gallery, PhD, CAE, sponsored by Athens, Georgia, host city of the 2008 Meeting & Tradeshow, the Classic Center and the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel

West Ballroom

1:30 Silent Auction Cash-out

Second Floor Mezzanine

To help you find the educational opportunity that is most relevant to you, we have assigned a level of learning to each program.  

Level I: Assumes you have little or no knowledge of the areas covered.

Level II: Developed for those with general knowledge of the literature and professional practice in the areas covered.

Level III: Tailored for participants who have thorough knowledge of the literature and professional practice in the areas covered.  


Levels courtesy of the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the American Diabetic Association.

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