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Wed, Oct 06


The Lodge at Gulf State Park

2021 Annual Convention

Register now for this year's Convention! Our theme is Homecoming and we have a lot of new, exciting things in store for you.

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2021 Annual Convention
2021 Annual Convention

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2021, 3:00 PM – Oct 08, 2021, 12:00 PM

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, 21196 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA

About The Event

Wednesday October 6, 2021

3:00 PM  Tradeshow Setup

3:00 PM  Silent Auction Setup

3:00 ­PM  Registration Opens

3:00 PM   Board Meeting

4:30 PM   Annual Business Meeting

5:30 PM   Reception in Tradeshow

7:00 PM   “Alabama’s Front Porch” Reception

Thursday October 7, 2021

8:30 AM   Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome to The Lodge, Chandra Wright, Director of Environmental &

Educational Initiatives, The Lodge at Gulf State Park

9:10 AM Becoming A Better Communicator, Lisa Hall

10:00 AM   Refreshments & Silent Auction Viewing

10:30 AM Becoming A Better Communicator, continued

11:45 AM Chef’s Luncheon @ $50 per person, limited to 40 people

2:00 PM   Afternoon Activities

Hot Glass Blowing Session @ $65 per person

Pick-n-Paint Clay Studio @ $20 per person

Sail the Wild Heart Dolphin Cruise @ $25 per person

Beach Chairs @ $20 per person

5:30 PM   Silent Auction

6:30 PM   Beach Party with Fire Pits & Smores

Friday October 8, 2021

8:30 AM   Continental Breakfast -

9:00 AM  Political Action Committee Do’s and Don’ts

Matt McDonald, Jones Walker & Chad Singletary, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

9:30 AM Workforce Development, Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary, Alabama

Department of Labor

10:00 AM Refreshments & Hotel Check-out

10:30 AM Panel on Best Practices in Communications – Jason Reid to Moderate

11:00 AM  Foundation Presentation

11:30 AM Grand Prize Finale/Adjournment


  • Regular Member

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  • Associate/Affiliate Member

    Ticket includes a highboy for the Tradeshow.

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  • Additional Exhibitor

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  • Non-member

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  • Chef's Luncheon (Thursday)

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  • Spouse/Guest Pass

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  • Traditional 6' Exhibit Table

    The Tradeshow will feature Highboy displays, but you have the option of buying the traditional 6-foot table for your display.

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  • Shop for Me - Silent Auction

    We encourage everyone to donate to the Silent Auction to benefit the ACAE Foundation.

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  • Activity 4: Beach Chair Rental

    Spend your Thursday afternoon on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores. $20 for one chair $40 for two chairs and an umbrella. Price is Per Person

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