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September 20, 2017 - GSAE's Abit Massey Lecture Series & Luncheon
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September 20, 2017 - GSAE's Abit Massey Lecture Series & Luncheon

When: 9/20/17
10:30 AM
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Downtown
160 Ted Turner Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States

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September 20th Abit Massey Lecture Series Luncheon - "The Power of Association"


About the Speaker

Best-selling New York Times-reviewed author Alvin Townley has traveled the world to discover inspiring stories of leadership, adventure, and  purpose. He has trekked into South Sudan; dived on the Great Barrier Reef; visited the infamous Hanoi Hilton; met with Wall Street CEOs and U.S. Senators, and landed on three aircraft carriers in three oceans.  St. Martin’s Press, New York, has published his four nationally-acclaimed books: Legacy of Honor, Spirit of Adventure, Fly Navy, and Defiant. Today, he serves as The Home Depot Director of Corporate Philanthropy & Veterans Programs at the Grammy-and Tony Award-winning Woodruff Arts Center. Read More........


About Abit Massey, CAE

For starters, he’s a legendary recruiter for GSAE, winning our Benson Skelton Award for membership recruitment 14 times since its introduction in 1969. It was renamed the Skelton-Massey Award in 2011. And those of you who are regulars at this luncheon have probably marveled at his uncanny ability to deliver a flawless, riveting, and very detailed introduction of the luncheon speaker from memory. Learn More .....




Sponsored by: Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau



Thank you to our host: DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Downtown

160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, USA TEL: (404) 688-8600 (directions below)



GSAE Members - $39 Early Bird ($49 after September 15)

Guests - $49 Early Bird ($59 after September 15)

First 100 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Alvin's best-selling book, Defiant



10:30 am - 11:30 am - Member Orientation for new and potential members

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Networking Reception

12:00 - 1:30 pm - Luncheon and Keynote, "The Power of Association"



Baby kale salad, toasted pumpkin seeds, pomegranate, roasted pear, citris vinaigrette (served on the side)
Herb roasted all natural chicken breast, butternut squash puree, roasted Brussels sprouts, whole grain mustard jus
Flourless chocolate cake, chocolate sauce


Cancellation Policy

Your cancellation request must have been made in writing and received by GSAE at least 4 working days prior to date (Friday, September 15 ) of event via fax (404) 577-7870 or e-mail (  Replacement registrants are welcome.  Refunds will only be given in cases where the above guidelines are followed.  If you do not attend the luncheon and do not cancel your registration or submit a replacement, you will be billed after the meeting.


GSAE is a CAE Approved Provider 

The program(s) meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential.  Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.  For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this luncheon program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal of professional development requirements.


Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal.  There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.


Consent for Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, GSAE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to GSAE’s use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Downtown
160 Ted Turner Dr NW

Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

(404) 688-8600 

From the North: Take I-75/I-85 South to Exit 249C-Williams Street. Follow Williams Street to Andrew Young Int’l. Blvd. and turn left. Drive one block and turn right onto Carnegie Way, the Hotel entrance is immediately on the right. 

From the South: Take I-75/I-85 North to Exit 248C Andrew Young Int’l. Blvd. Bear left onto Andrew Young Int’l. Blvd. and follow to Ted Turner Drive, just after crossing Ted Turner Drive turn left onto Carnegie Way and the hotel entrance is immediately on the right.

From the West: Take I-20 East to I-75 - I-85 North. Follow directions from the south at this point.

From the East: Take I-20 West to I-75 - I-85 North. Follow directions from the South at this point.

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