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
Conference Room – 2nd Floor
9:00 am 5:00 pm Registration Desk
Audubon Foyer
11:00 am 12:30 pm  State/Country Manager’s Meeting
White Ibis North
12:00 pm 4:00 pm TRADE SHOW
Audubon Ballroom
OPTIONAL SESSIONS:
1:00 pm 1:45 pm First Time Attendee Session
Wendie Bass, Elayne Barker, Darryl Gaines
White Ibis North
1:00 pm 1:45 pm Mexico Update
David Wood
White Ibis South
1:00 pm 1:45 pm Accredited/Masters Prep
Shelby Tuck-Horton
Conference Room – 2nd floor
2:00 pm 5:00 pm Sandals Training
Audubon Ballroom
7:00 pm 10:00 pm OPENING RECEPTION
“Havana Nights”
Oystercatcher’s Pool Deck and Beach
Attire: Tropical Chic
  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018
7:30 am 8:15 am BREAKFAST
“Let’s Flamingle” – Table hosted by a Master
Audubon DEF
8:30 am 3:00 pm Registration Desk
Audubon Foyer
8:30 am 9:45 am Welcome, Opening Remarks, Association Updates, New Masters, Miss Dorothy Heart Award
Audubon Ballroom
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
Audubon Ballroom
11:00 am  3:00 pm TRADE SHOW
Audubon Ballroom
11:15 am 12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #1

  • How to Market to a Millennial Audience When You’re Not a Millennial ~ Christie Osborne – White Ibis North
  • When Real Life Gets In The Way of the Fairytale ~ Heather Canada, MWP™ – White Ibis South
  • Unicorn vs. Niche ~ Jennifer Ball, MWP™ – Pelican – 2nd floor
  • Wedding & Event Styling: From Planning to Floral Design ~ Marie Danielle Vil-Young, PWP™ – Herring Gull – 2nd floor
  • What Today’s Couples Want Now: Trends & Insights from The Knot ~Tom Chelednik – Commorant – 2nd floor
12:15 pm 1:30 pm LUNCH
“Vintage Florida”
Audubon DEF
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
Audubon Ballroom
4:00 pm Depart for Offsite
5:00 pm 8:00 pm YACHT STARSHIP – SUNSET DINNER CRUISE
Attire: Business Casual, Flat and wedge shoes recommended
  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018
 7:30 am 8:15 am BREAKFAST
“Rise and Shine” – Seated Breakfast
Armani’s – 14th floor
8:30 am 8:45 am Conference Update
Audubon Ballroom
8:30 am 5:00 pm Registration Desk
Audubon Foyer
9:00 am 10:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – SEAN LOW
Fear, Panic, the Addition to Yes and What to do About It
Audubon Ballroom
 10:30 am 11:15 am BREAKOUT SESSION #2

  • Enrich Your Branding with Memorable Experiences ~ Melanie Ramone, MWP™ – White Ibis North
  • It’s Not Your Fault, But It’s Your Problem ~ Donna Anello, CSEP – White Ibis South
  • Easy and Underutilized Ways to Use Mobile to Connect with Potential Clients ~ Anna Coats – Kingfisher – 2nd floor
  • Ready, Set, 3-2-1. Get Your Business on Local TV ~ Robyn Bruns, MWP™ & Allison Eberhardt – Pelican – 2nd floor
 12:00 pm 1:30 pm World of Weddings (WOW) LUNCH
Audubon DEF
1:45 pm 2:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSION #3

  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do ~ Joann Moore, MWP™ – White Ibis North
  • Raising Your Wealth Consciousness for Higher Sales Conversion ~ Marla Diann – White Ibis South
  • Protecting Your Business While Servicing Cannabis Events ~ Rebecca Koop & Madlyne Kelly – Kingfisher – 2nd floor
  • Blah, Blah, Blog ~ Mark Kingsdorf, MWP™ – Pelican – 2nd floor
 2:45 pm 3:45 pm GENERAL SESSION – KELLIE DAAB
Meet the Jetsons: The Future of Wedding Planning
Audubon Ballroom
 4:00 pm 4:30 pm Closing Remarks, Door Prizes
Audubon Ballroom
6:00 pm    Farewell Event (TBD)