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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: Cash Handling, Transportation, Production, Social Media, Safety/Security, Employee Training, Merchandising, and HR Employee Handbooks.

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, including an outdoor pool and terrace overlooking Bourbon Street.

Nearby attractions: Audubon Aquarium | Bourbon Street | Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Audubon Insectarium | Jackson Square

Book Your Rooms Online

Book your hotel rooms online using the dedicated link below, or by phone, referencing the 2018 ADCC Annual Meeting group rate.

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

Book by Phone

Make your hotel reservations now, using this toll-free number:

Astor Crowne Plaza – New Orleans – French Quarter
877-408-9661

Be sure to indicate that you’re part of The ADCC hotel room block.
Book before August 31 to get special ADCC block rate.

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Who's Speaking?

Learn from these nationally known presenters

Beth Mulligan

Mindful Way

Todd Anderson

Platinum HR

Annual Meeting & Gala Schedule

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2018 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 – 5:00 PM

New Orleans Excursions
TICKETS REQUIRED
(PICK ONE)
Haunted History
Mardi Gras Tour

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Informal Cocktail Hour for New Members, Astor Crowne Plaza Bar

September 26, 2018

Wednesday

9 AM – Noon

Registration Open

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Owners Only Brunch

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Mindfulness|Stress Reduction Session with Beth Mulligan, Certified Mindfulness Teacher/Trainer

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Open Café Roundtables | Hot Topics Discussion – Led by Tammy Hauser & Others

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome Party
Terrace by Pool

September 27, 2018

Thursday

8:30 – 10:30 AM

Annual Meeting Business Breakfast

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Social Media Trends & ROI with Dillon Buckland

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Merchandising Panel with Tonya Young

12:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch Session
Programs & Awards Panel

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Vendor Hall Open
Dessert Bar

4:00 – 7:30 PM

New Orleans Cocktail Party
Meet in Lobby

September 28, 2018

Friday

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Breakfast Session: Dealing with Sexual Harrassment Issues in the Workplace with Todd Anderson, Platinum HR

10:30 – 11:15 AM
and 11:15 – Noon

Facilitated Roundtables


Cash Handling
Customer Service
HR Employee Handbooks
HR Employee Contracts
Leadership vs Management
Production Trends
Social Media

12:15- 1:45 PM

Presenter Lunch Transformative Leadership with Ryan Lowe

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Committee Meetings

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Vendor Hall Open

3:00 – 6:00 PM

FREE TIME

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Gala Prep and Board Photo
BOARD ONLY

6:00 PM

Gala Cocktail Party

Industry Excellence Awards Gala

7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 PM Industry Excellence Awards

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

Welcome Party
TOUR PRO SOFTWARE

Thursday Night Party
DANCECOMP GENIE

Gala VIP Party
and Gala Event
DRC VIDEO

Gold

Owners Only Brunch
CUSTOM BUILT AWARDS

New Orleans Excursions
Mardi Gras Tour
Haunted History Tour

EACH AVAILABLE

Programs & Awards Lunch
DANCE DREAMS POWERED BY GERBER TOURS

Silver

Friday Presenter Lunch
LBW INSURANCE

Facilitated Roundtables
AVAILABLE

Hosted Dessert Station
CONFERENCE|DIRECT

Bronze

Vendor Hall
COMPETITION TRAVEL
DANCE COMPETITION HUB
HELMS|BRISCOE

 

Additional Vendor Hall
Display | Tables
UNLIMITED

ADCC Industry Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

The ADCC will present its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of the late William E. Fowler, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale and Medford, MA, who sadly passed away last September.

Fowler (known to many as “Uncle Bill”), was owner and artistic director of Fowler Dance Studios, as well as a pioneer in the dance community, a dancer, choreographer, internationally recognized adjudicator and author, and an advocate for dancers worldwide.

Industry Excellence Awards

The Annual Meeting in September will feature the fourth annual ADCC Industry Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding work in the dance competition and convention industry.

NEW DEADLINE: Nominations are due August 31!

Nominate ONE Outstanding Staff Member

Preconference Excursions

Sign up for one of these special preconference team-building excursions, set for 1-5 PM on Tuesday, September 25. Just CLICK on one of the links below to purchase excursion tickets.

Mardi Gras Tour

$105 / person

This fabulous Mardi Gras World Museum Tour will give you an insider’s view of how Mardi Gras is made, including a video on the history of Mardi Gras and background on the REAL Mardi Gras traditions. Many say it’s one of the best tours in New Orleans—you will have the opportunity to dress like a Mardi Gras float rider, try your hand at mask-making, enjoy a slice of the famous Mardi Gras king cake and so much more. Includes lunch and transport; 30 person limit.

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Haunted History Tour

$30 / person

This 5-in-1 Haunted History Experience encompasses a bit of everything for which New Orleans is known: Ghosts, Voodoo, Vampires, Unexplained Mysteries, and Witchcraft, all together in one tour. Follow experienced tour guides into the dark alleys and secret courtyards for the thrill tour like no other, a true New Orleans “gumbo” of macabre stories derived from police archives, city records, and other essential research.

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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