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ADCC ANNUAL MEETING
& INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA
September 25-28, 2018
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US IN NEW ORLEANS!

Welcome to the Big Easy!

Annual Meeting Highlights

Bring your staff members—get connected, be inspired, and get industry-savvy insights you won’t find anywhere else! Basic registration for all ADCC Members is $499* this year, and you may register as many staff members as you wish all at once. We also have Welcome Party and Gala Only packages, to provide flexible options for you and your staff and guests.

* All sales final; credit offered only for other program fees.

Welcome Cocktail Party

Mix and mingle, get to know fellow ADCC dance competition & convention professionals, vendor affiliates and business partners.

Annual Meeting

The agenda includes reports from the President and Executive Director, Board Committees, plus the approval of new officers, and unveiling of strategic initiatives for 2019.

Vendor Hall

Learn how to save money and make your business run more efficiently with help from the ADCC’s industry-focused Vendor Affiliates and Business Partners.

Speaker Presentations

Proposed speakers include experts on Human Resources, Risk Management, and Work/Life Balance, as well as presentations on Social Media, Production, and Merchandising—all tailored for members of the dance competition industry.

Industry Roundtables

Roundtables will be facilitated discussions including industry-specific topics such as: Legal Issues, Insurance, Credit Card Processing, HR, Catering, Social Media, Customer Service, Production, and Logistics.

Industry Awards Gala

The 2018 Industry Excellence Awards Gala includes dinner and a show, recognition of this year’s Industry Excellence Award winners, and presentation of the 2018 ADCC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Annual Meeting Hotel

The newly renovated Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel provides luxury accommodations amid the beating heart of the legendary French Quarter.

The Astor Crowne Plaza has created a dedicated booking website for the 2018 ADCC Annual Meeting so that you may make, modify and cancel hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. 

Hotel Website

Explore the amenities of the Astor Crowne Plaza.

Book Your Rooms Online

Be sure to book before August 31 to get special ADCC block rate.

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Who's Speaking?

Learn from these nationally known presenters

Todd Anderson

Platinum HR

Jose Rojas

LBW Insurance

Tammy Hauser

Blue Sky Thinking

Annual Meeting & Gala Schedule

September 25, 2018

TUESDAY

10 AM – Noon

Board Meeting

10 AM – Noon

Early Registration Opens

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

ADCC New Member Orientation

1:00 – 4:00 PM

New Orleans Excursions 

OPEN TIME

September 26, 2018

Wednesday

9 AM – Noon

Registration Open

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Owner’s Only Brunch

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome Party

September 27, 2018

Thursday

8:30 – 10:30 AM

Annual Meeting Breakfast

Workshops TBD
2 sessions
(45 minutes each)
10:45 – 11:30 AM
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 1:45 PM

Lunch Session
Programs & Awards

2:00 – 4:30 PM

Vendor Hall open

3:00 PM

Hosted Dessert Station

4:30 PM

Board Bus to Offsite Party

4:30 – 7:30 PM

Offsite Cocktail Party
Acme Oyster House

September 28, 2018

Friday

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Breakfast Session
with Presenter

Owner and Staff
Moderated Roundtables

2 sessions
(45 minutes each)
10:15 – 11:00 AM
11:15 AM – Noon

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Presenter Lunch

1:45 – 3:00 PM

Committee Meetings

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Vendor Hall open

3:00 – 6:00 PM

FREE TIME

6:00 PM

VIP Cocktail Party

Industry Awards Gala

7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 PM Gala

Sponsorship Opportunity

Join dance competition owners and staff members, special guests and leading experts in small business entrepreneurship for the ADCC Annual Meeting, September 25-28 in New Orleans.

Interact with 33+ competitions and conventions, with 100+ owners and staff who produce 1000+ events each year.

A mix of learning sessions, networking sessions, social events and industry presentations give you many opportunities to engage and interact. This is the only time ADCC Members are in one place all year.

If you are interested in becoming an ADCC Annual Meeting Sponsor, please contact ADCC Executive Director Tammy Hauser at tammy@theadcc.org.

Platinum

Gala VIP Party
and Gala Event
DRC VIDEO

Welcome Party
AVAILABLE

Thursday Night
Offsite Cocktail Party
Acme Oyster House
DANCECOMP GENIE

Gold

Owners Only Brunch
CUSTOM BUILT AWARDS

New Orleans Excursions
Swamp Tour
Mardi Gras Museum & Maskmaking
Voodoo, Ghosts & Witchcraft Tour

EACH AVAILABLE

Programs & Awards Lunch
DANCE DREAMS POWERED BY GERBER TOURS

Silver

Friday Presenter Lunch
LBW INSURANCE

Moderated Roundtables
AVAILABLE

Hosted Dessert Station
CONFERENCE|DIRECT

Bronze

Vendor Hall
HELMS|BRISCOE

Additional Vendor Hall
Display | Tables
UNLIMITED

ADCC Industry Awards

Lifetime Achievement

Stay tuned for news on our 2018 Lifetime Achievement honoree, to be announced soon!

Past ADCC Lifetime Achievement honorees Art & Nancy Stone, Debbi Dee, and Jo Rowan.
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Industry Excellence Awards

The Annual Meeting in September will feature the fourth annual ADCC Industry Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding work in various categories.

New this year, each ADCC Member may nominate only ONE staff person, but the nomination may be in ANY of the following categories:

  • Customer Service
  • Emcee | Announcer | Stage Personality
  • Executive Staff | General Manager | Leadership Team
  • Judge
  • ProductionSales | Merchandise
  • Show | Event | Tour Manager
  • Stage Manager

ADCC Members, please submit your Industry Award nominations by August 1, 2018!

NOMINATE A STAFF MEMBER!
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Preconference Activities

Join us on Tuesday for these special preconference New Orleans excursions. Just CLICK on the links below to purchase your excursion tickets.

Swamp Tour

$55 / person

The Swamp Tour includes transportation to the bayou (25 miles from New Orleans), and a naturalist-guided boat tour of the wild and mysterious Louisiana wetlands. 60-person limit.

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Mardi Gras Tour

$105 / person

The Mardi Gras Tour includes lunch and a tasty rum hurricane, a maskmaking session, and a fascinating look at how floats are made at the Mardi Gras World Museum. Includes transport; 30 person limit.

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Voodoo, Ghosts & Witchcraft

$30 / person

This 5-in-1 Experience encompasses a bit of everything for which haunted New Orleans is known: Ghosts, Voodoo, Vampires, Unexplained Mysteries, and Witchcraft!

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Looking for more fun with your staff in New Orleans?

Here are links to some of the other great attractions available in the Big Easy!

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The National WWII Museum features immersive multimedia exhibits and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the war that changed the world.

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Creative Alliance of New Orleans offers private tours of  the city’s most creative and exotic homes, studios, and cultural sites with artist guides to share their insights to the New Orleans art scene.

The Creole Queen and Steamboat Natchez offer historic daytime tours and evening cruises with music and dining. A great way to see the cityscape, and enjoy a cool river breeze!

New Orleans Carriage Tours offer the most authentic way to see the Big Easy and learn about its history. French Quarter | Cemeteries | Ghost Story tours available; private custom tours also offered.

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Sponsors & Partners

The ADCC Members