Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives

A-Day 2014

Declare "A-Day" a Holiday!
Close the office April 7, 2014 and bring your entire staff!

DFWAE Association Day 2014

The fabulous Embassy Suites Dallas - DFW Airport North / Outdoor World, in Grapevine, is the setting for a full-day of speakers, networking, lunch and mentoring with association professionals from the Dallas Fort Worth region who face the same challenges we all do in our association role. In the afternoon, the trade show hall presents opportunities to meet the suppliers and learn how they can assist us in our field.

A-Day Sponsors


Title Sponsor
Wyndham Jade

Dessert Sponsor
City of Garland

Luncheon Sponsor
Visit El Paso

Breakfast Sponsor
Caesars Entertainment

Coffee Break Sponsor
Freeman XP

Marketing Sponsor
a2z Inc.

Technology Sponsor

General Services Contractor Sponsor
Frisco Printing

Printing Sponsor
PSAV Presentation Services

Audio / Visual Sponsor

WiFi Sponsor
Meeting Planner's Guide

Event Image Documentation Sponsor
Fort Worth CVB

Bag Sponsor
Hotel Adolphus

Landmark Hotel Sponsor

Keynote Speaker, Workshop Speakers,
and Executive Director Only Breakout Session

Opening Keynote — 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Prepared for a Purpose Antoinette Tuff
Workshop Session I — 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
The Evolution of Experiential Marketing Melinda Kendall, Senior Vice President, Freeman
Learning Disruption but not Learning Disaster LeeAnne Fisher, Executive Learning Consultant, Pearson Education
Fitz McPhaul, Regional Vice President, Midwest, Pearson EQUELLA
There's An App for That! And That! And That! Bradley Elliott, Director of Communications, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
James Rosales, Program Manager, PMP Business Technology, American Heart Association
What's This Thing Called an Association? Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, COO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events
Judy Pulice, Manager of Legislative Affairs, National Athletic Trainers Association
Workshop Session II — 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Executive Director ONLY Forum Dean Wilkerson, Executive Director, American College of Emergency Physicians
New Media in a New World Steve Floyd, CEO and Founder, AXZM Web Design
Sherry Milligan, Associate Executive Director, American Association for Respiratory Care
Mark Walsh, President, NVision Digital
Strategic Planning: Just Like the Opera Michele Packard-Milam, Chief Strategist, Packard Strategies, LLC
Form 990: Your Most Important Document Rebecca M. DaVee, CPA, Partner, Salmon Sims Thomas
Christi H. Stinson, CPA, CAE, Sole Practitioner, C H Stinson, CPA
Workshop Session III — 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Texas Associations Matter: An Economic Force Amanda Lockhart, CPA, Audit Manager, Clifton Larson Allen, LLP
Make Technology Work for You Mark Jones, President, Ensync Corporation
Janet Davidson, Director of Operations, Ensync Corporation
Site Research & Contract Negotiations: It's Not Rocket Science Moderator: Bruce Dalton, Managing Director of Sales, Grapevine CVB
Lynn Armstrong, National Account Manager, Experient
Darla Huckaby, CMP, Global Account Executive, Conference Direct
Renee Vincent, Account Executive, Marriott International
Nick Rodriguez, National Sales Manager, Caesars Entertainment
Recruitment. Retention. Renewal. Now Repeat. Rick Whelan, President, Marketing General, Inc.
Scott Seril, Senior Director, Marketing General, Inc.
A-Day App


Download the app for your iPhone or Android device using these links:

Google Play

CAE Program Eligibility

As an educational program related to the Certified Association Executive (CAE) examination content outline, DFWAE Association Day 2014 may be applied for CAE application or renewal credit based on actual education time including partial hours, up to 4 hours of participation. (Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with the CAE program, and no program is required to meet eligibility requirements.)

Action-Packed Trade Show! - SOLD OUT

Suppliers, hoteliers and other affiliated businesses meeting face-to-face with key association people.

Fabulous Location!

Embassy Suites Dallas-DFW Airport North / Outdoor World

Embassy Suites Dallas - DFW Airport North / Outdoor World
2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051


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