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ADCC ANNUAL MEETING
& INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA
September 24-26, 2019
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC

REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US IN CHARLESTON!

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 $599* 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 your fellow ADCC dance competition & convention professionals, and ADCC 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 2020.

Vendor Hall

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

Speaker Presentations

Proposed speakers include experts on Human Resources and Leadership, as well Working with Multiple Generations—all tailored for members of the dance competition industry.

Industry Roundtables

Roundtables will be facilitated discussions including industry-specific topics such as: Social Media, Training, Graphics, Retail, Customer Service, Transportation.

Industry Awards Gala

The 2019 Industry Excellence Awards Gala includes dinner and entertainment, plus recognition of this year’s Industry Excellence Award winners, and presentation of the 2019 ADCC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Annual Meeting Hotel

The historic Francis Marion Hotel provides classic luxury accommodation right in the heart of downtown Charleston.

The Francis Marion has created a dedicated booking website for the 2019 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. 

Book Your Rooms Online

Book your hotel rooms online using the dedicated link below, referencing the 2019 ADCC Annual Meeting group rate.

Please book before August 31 to get special ADCC block rate.

Book by Phone

Book your hotel rooms online using the phone number below, referencing the 2019 ADCC Annual Meeting group rate.

Please book before August 31 to get special ADCC block rate.

843-722-0600

Hotel Website

Explore the amenities of the Francis Marion Hotel.

REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US IN CHARLESTON!

Who's Speaking?

Learn from these nationally known presenters

Todd Anderson

Platinum HR

Dima Ghawi

Leadership Speaker & Coach

Michael Ian Cedar

The Legacy of You

Annual Meeting & Gala Schedule

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2019 Annual Meeting & Gala Schedule

September 23, 2019

MONDAY

10 – 12 AM

Put together packets

12 PM – 5 PM

Board Meeting

5:30 PM

Board Dinner

September 24, 2019

Tuesday

8 AM – 10 AM

Registration Open

8 AM – 2 PM

Board Meeting

8 AM – 2 PM

Vendor Setup

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

New Member Orientation

12 PM – 2:00 PM PM

Owners Lunch

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Vendor Fair

4:00 – 5:00 PM

New Member Meet & Greet

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception at Hotel

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome Party (sponsored event) Offsite at Mansion with food

September 25, 2019

Wednesday

8:00 – 10:30 AM

Annual Meeting Business Breakfast

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Leadership with Michael Ian Cedar

12:30 – 2:30 PM

Vendor Fair with Dessert

2:30 – 4:30 PM

Peer Breakout Sessions

Vendor Hall Open
Dessert Bar

6:00 PM

80s Theme Party (sponsored event) with food

September 26, 2019

Thursday

8:00 – 9:0 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HR Issues with Todd Anderson

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Staff Roundtables

Possible Topics:
Social Media
Training
Graphics
Retail
Customer Service
Transportation

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Working Across Multiple Generations with Dima Ghawi – breakouts and lunch

Industry Excellence Awards Gala

6:00 – 7:00 PM

VIP Gala Cocktail Party

7:00 – 8:00 PM

Gala Banquet

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Gala Industry Awards

Sponsorship Opportunity

ADCC Business Partners have an opportunity to join dance competition owners and staff members, special guests and leading experts in small business entrepreneurship for the ADCC Annual Meeting, September 24-26 in Charleston.

Interact with 36+ 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.

In addition to Business Partnership benefitsAnnual Meeting Sponsorship packages are available to ADCC Business Partners at these levels.

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

Premiere Partner Plus

Table at Annual Meeting Vendor Fair
+ Any of the following opportunities

Tuesday Night Welcome Party

Wednesday Night 80s Theme Party

Gala VIP Party
and Awards Dinner

Premiere Partner

Table at Annual Meeting Vendor Fair
+ Any of the following opportunities

Owners Lunch

Breakfast Sponsor

Presenter Lunch

Keynote Lunch

Partner

Table at Annual Meeting Vendor Fair
+ Any of the following opportunities

Dessert Station during Vendor Fair
Annual Meeting Program
Gala Meeting Program
Breakout Room Sponsor
Swag Bag
Lanyards/Meeting Bags
Key Cards
Hotel Gift
Industry Awards
New Member Reception
Raffle item

ADCC Industry Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The ADCC will present its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala Industry Awards on September 26.

Watch this space to find out who the honoree will be this year!

Previous Lifetime Achievement honorees, clockwise from top left: 2018—William E. Fowler, Jr; 2017—Debbi Dee; 2016—Jo Rowan; 2015—Art & Nancy Stone.

Industry Excellence Awards

ADCC Members may nominate ONE outstanding staff member in any role for the 2019 Industry Excellence Awards on September 26. All those nominated will be recognized for their commitment to excellence.

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JULY 31!

Nominate ONE Outstanding Staff Member

REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US IN CHARLESTON!

Sponsors & Partners

LIST OF SPONSORS COMING SOON!

The ADCC Members