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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! Full conference 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 80s Theme Party and Gala Only Social Event packages, to provide flexible options for guests and staff who won't be attending the full conference.

Welcome Reception

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 Board Committees, plus the approval of new officers, and unveiling of strategic initiatives for 2020.

Vendor Fair

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

Speaker Presentations

Speakers include experts on Leadership, Management, and Working with Multiple Generations—all tailored for members of the dance competition industry.

Peer Breakouts

Breakouts will be faciliated discussions with peers in the industry, including industry-specific topics such as: Running Two Brands, Making the Jump (adding second, third or fourth tour), Logistics, etc.

Industry Awards Gala

The 2019 Gala includes dinner & entertainment, and recognition of this year’s Industry Excellence Award recipients.

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.

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Who's Speaking?

Learn from these nationally-recognized presenters

Dima Ghawi

Generational Expert

Michael Ian Cedar

Executive Coach

Annual Meeting & Gala Schedule

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2019 Annual Meeting & Gala Schedule

September 24, 2019

Tuesday

8 AM – 10 AM

Board Meeting

8 AM – 2 PM

Vendor Setup

10:30 AM – 4 PM

Registration Open

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

New Member Orientation

NOON – 2:00 PM

Owners Lunch

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Vendor Fair

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception at Hotel

6:00 – 10:00 PM

Dinner on Your Own – Explore Charleston!

September 25, 2019

Wednesday

8:00 – 10:30 AM

Annual Meeting Business Breakfast

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Peer Breakout Sessions
Grouped by # of Tours
Topics include Running Two Brands, Making the Jump, Logistics

NOON – 12:30 PM

ADCC Member Lunch in Carolina Ballroom

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Vendor Fair with Dessert Station

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

FOR ALL ADCC OWNERS & STAFF
Scaling Onsite Leadership: Emulating the Owner’s Presence Even When The Owner Is Not There with Michael Ian Cedar

Vendor Hall Open

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Prospective Board Member Info Session

6:00 PM

Totally Tubular 80s Theme Party with Kids in America, Totally 80s Tribute Band

September 26, 2019

Thursday

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Breakfast & Committee Meetings
Visit with the Committee You’re Interested In

10:00 AM – NOON

FOR ADCC MEMBER STAFF
Dealing with Difficult Clients—Conflict & Confrontation Doesn’t Have To Be Painful with Michael Ian Cedar

FOR ADCC MEMBER OWNERS
Panel Discussion:
Trends in New Media with panelists Anastasia Miller Burns, Inside Dance; Joanna Harp, DanceMedia; and P.J. Forster, DanceCompetitionHub.com

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

ADCC Member Lunch in Carolina Ballroom

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

OPEN TO ALL ADCC COMPETITION OWNERS & STAFF

Working Across Multiple Generations with Generational Expert Dima Ghawi – with breakout sessions

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Board Member Gala Rehearsal

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

Sponsors

SWAG BAG SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

Vendors

The 2019 ADCC Vendor Fair runs Tuesday, September 24 from 2-4 PM, and Wednesday, September 25 from 12:30-4:30 PM.

Vendors confirmed as of 9/3/19.

ConferenceDirect
Crown Awards
Custom Built Awards
DanceBUG | DRC Video
DanceComp Genie
Dance Competition Hub
DanceMedia
Gerriets Dance Floors
HelmsBriscoe
Iconic Trophies
Inside Dance
LBW Insurance & Financial Services
Performance Stage Inc.
TourPro Software

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 38+ 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 Rachel Brooke at rachel@theadcc.org.

Premiere Partner Plus

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

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

Annual Business Meeting Breakfast

Lunch with Leadership Presenter

Breakfast with HR Presenter

Lunch with Generational Workforce Presenter

Partner

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

THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO OPEN TO BUSINESS PARTNERS AT ANY LEVEL

Swag Bag – ConferenceDirect

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

ADCC Industry Awards

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 AUGUST 1!

Nominate ONE Outstanding Staff Member

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2019 Business Partners

The ADCC Members