2018 Conference Schedule

2018 Annual Conference Program Timeline

(check back for updates – subject to change)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
8:00 am 10:00 am Master Wedding Planner Candidates Panel
9:00 am 5:00 pm Registration Desk
11:00 am 12:30 pm  State/Country Manager’s Meeting
12:00 pm 4:00 pm TRADE SHOW
OPTIONAL SESSIONS:
1:00 pm 1:45 pm First Time Attendee Session
1:00 pm 1:45 pm Mexico Update
1:00 pm 1:45 pm Accredited/Masters Prep
2:00 pm 5:00 pm Sandals Training
7:00 pm 10:00 pm OPENING RECEPTION
  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018
7:30 am 8:30 am BREAKFAST
8:30 am 3:00 pm Registration Desk
8:45 am 9:45 am Welcome, Opening Remarks, Association Updates, New Masters, Miss Dorothy Heart Award
10:00 am 11:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – KRISTIN BANTA
Design to Impact:  How to Push Beyond What’s Trending and Generate Greater Depth in Design
11:00 am  3:00 pm TRADE SHOW
11:15 am 12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #1
1 – Ready, Set, 3-2-1. Get Your Business on Local TV Robyn Bruns, MWP™ & Allison Eberhardt
2 – Wedding & Event Styling: From Planning to Floral Design Marie Danielle Vil-Young, PWP™
3 – When Real Life Gets In The Way of the Fairytale Heather Canada, MWP™
4 – Unicorn vs. Niche Jennifer Ball, MWP™
12:15 pm 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:45 pm 2:45 pm GENERAL SESSION – Joey Vitale  
The 5 Pillars to a Strong Legal Foundation, including Trademarks, Copyrights, and Intellectual Property law
4:00 pm Depart for Offsite
5:00 pm 8:00 pm YACHT STARSHIP – SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018
 7:30 am 8;30 am BREAKFAST
8:30 am 8:45 am Conference Update
8:30 am 5:00 pm Registration Desk
9:00 am 10:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – SEAN LOW
Fear, Panic, the Addition to Yes and What to do About It
 10:30 am 11:15 am BREAKOUT SESSION #2
1 – Enrich Your Branding with Memorable Experiences Melanie Ramone, MWP™
2 – How to Market to a Millenial Audience When You’re Not a Millenial Christie Osborne
3 – It’s Not Your Fault, But It’s Your Problem Donna Anello, CSEP
4 – 3 Easy and Underutilized Ways to Use Mobile to Connect with Potential Clients Anna Coats
5 – What Today’s Couples Want Now: Trends & Insights from The Knot Tom Chelednik
 12:00 pm 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:45 pm 2:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #3
1 – Breaking Up is Hard to Do Joann Moore, MWP™
2 – Raising Your Wealth Consciousness for Higher Sales Conversions Marla Diann
3 – Protecting Your Business While Servicing Cannabis Events Rebecca Koop & Madlyne Kelly
4 – Blah, Blah, Blog Mark Kingsdorf, MWP™
 2:45 pm 3:45 pm GENERAL SESSION – KELLIE DAAB
Meet the Jetsons: The Future of Wedding Planning
 4:00 pm 4:30 pm Closing Remarks, Door Prizes
6:00 pm    Farewell Event (TBD)