September 29th,Friday – September 30th, Saturday
Embassy Suites Hotel – Amarillo Texas
Registration opens Thursday, September 28th, with an Opening Reception that evening at the Panhandle Plains Museum with dinner and drinks.
Professional Informative Sessions and Exciting Keynote Speakers will begin Friday, September 29, 2017 and continuing through Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the new Embassy Suites Hotel in Amarillo, Texas.
Registration starts early on Friday, with our first keynote speaker, followed by both professional development and club development concurrent breakout sessions, morning and afternoon. Lunch will be provided in the General Sessions room, followed by our Keynote Speakers’ presentations. Friday evening, Amarillo will host special entertainment plans with a Pub Crawl in Downtown Amarillo and show off some favorite attractions!
Saturday will feature two more high-profile keynotes (morning and lunch) and breakout sessions and a club roundtable where participants can share best practices. Our Surprise Special Celebrity Keynote at lunch will be a highlight you won’t want to miss! Saturday evening closing reception will be hosted by the Tenth District Club: Corpus Christi – sure to be a blast!
For more information, visit the Event website: aafcentralregion.com
What is Central Region?
This will be the fourth American Advertising Federation Central Region Conference. It brings together AAF club leaders from 18 states and 5 districts. The conference is being promoted to all 84 AAF clubs consisting of 12,000 members of Central Region.
Attendees are engaged in the advertising/communications industry and are leaders in their local and district AAF organizations. Central Region attendees will be drawn from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Northwest Louisiana. We’re expecting somewhere between 170 and 225 participants – some of the best and brightest advertising leaders.
Why the conference?
This conference was created to fill the gap between a district conference and the national conference. While the 10th District (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and western Louisiana) holds three large, well attended conferences each year (usually 100-150 attendees), the other four districts that – together with the 10th – comprise the Central Region, do not.
Most districts hold just one or two small conferences each year, attended by 50 or fewer people in club leadership within their district. Because of the small attendance, these districts often cannot afford to bring in national-quality speakers and trainers. While these speakers and trainers ARE available at the national conference, the cost to attend the national conference is often prohibitive for small clubs to send their leaders. The goal for this conference is to provide high caliber training, networking and speakers at a level close to that of the national conference for a price that is affordable for even small clubs.