Communications Summit

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March 24-26, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Now Sold Out - Please contact us to be added to the waitlist.

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta, GA! Below is the news and information you need to know each day:

Before You Arrive: Get Started with the Event App!

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Sunday, March 24

Arrival and Transportation: The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is located at
3300 Peachtree RD, NE Atlanta, GA 30305. The hotel is located within two blocks from the MARTA’s Buckhead Station, connecting easily to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Check out other transportation options.
Registration: Registration will be open from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Grand Staircase, Main Lobby Area of the Grand Hyatt.
Networking Reception: Buses will depart from the hotel at 5:30 p.m. for Ansley Golf Club. The reception will run from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Dress Code: Country Club Casual: premium jeans (no rips or holes) and collared shirts; coat and tie not required.

Monday, March 25

Schedule: The day begins with a 7:00 a.m. bus departure for Capital City Club (Downtown/City Club) and official programming begins at 8:00 a.m. Programming ends at 5:45 p.m. and transportation will depart immediately for the Grand Hyatt.
Dress Code: Business Casual: jackets for men (suit or sport; ties are optional), no jeans, shorts, cargo-style pants, or shirts without collars.
Free Evening: Don’t forget to make your plans for dinner. Check out these great suggestions from the Georgia Chapter.

Tuesday, March 26

Schedule: The day begins with a 7:15 a.m. bus departure for Cherokee Town Club and official programming begins at 8:00 a.m.
Dress Code: Business Casual: jackets for men, no jeans.
Departures: Programming ends at 3:15 p.m. and transportation will depart immediately for the Grand Hyatt. Luggage storage will be available at the club for those who need to depart directly from the club to the airport.

Access the complete education schedule at https://www.cmaa.org/commsummit/.

For local attendees who will not be staying at the host hotel, complimentary valet parking is available at each of the three clubs.

For any questions, please contact the CMAA Team at 703-739-9500. Travel safe!


Summit Schedule

 Sunday, March 24 – Ansley Golf Club 

Attire: Country Club Casual: premium jeans (no rips or holes) and collared shirts; coat and tie not required.  

5:30p.m.
Buses Depart Hotel

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Evening Welcome Reception and Club Tour

 

Monday, March 25 – Capital City Club (Downtown/City Club)  

Attire: Business Casual: jackets for men (suit or sport; ties are optional), no jeans, shorts, cargo-style pants, or shirts without collars.

7:00 a.m.
Buses Depart Hotel

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Announcements

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Tips and Tricks: Software You’ve Never Heard Of – Sean Bleyl, MembersFirst

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
The Three Most Dangerous and Exciting Tech Trends for Country Clubs in 2019 – Justin Baer, Member Text

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Communications Roundtable – Corinne Grimaldi, CMAA

12:00 Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Club Tour

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Effective Communication Through Videos – Ben Lorenzen, Champions Run

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
How to Take and Use Tantalizing Food and Beverage Photos – Shanna Bright, Bright Life Media

4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Defining & Communicating Your Brand – Katie Patay, Patay Consulting

Free Evening – Explore the Buckhead Area of Atlanta with Recommendations from the Georgia Chapter



Tuesday, March 26 – Cherokee Town Club

Attire: Business Casual: jackets for men, no jeans. 

7:15 a.m.
Buses Depart Hotel

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Announcements

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Social Media and Communication to New Generations – Matt Cullen and Marissa Reinert, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Post on Purpose: Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Membership – Anna-Vija McClain, AVMS

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon 
 Exceeding the Elevated Communication Expectations Across Generations – Ryan Jenkins, Speaker, Author & Inc Magazine Columnist

12 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Club Tour

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Crisis Communications – Glen Jackson, Jackson Spalding

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Make Sure Your Website Is Not Working Against You: The Neuroscience of Websites and Design – Laura Leszczynski, Strategic Club Solution

Registration Information

Full Registration: $695
Single Day (Day One): $350
Single Day (Day Two): $300
Welcome Reception Only: $100 (a la carte or guest registration)

CMAA members: Click here to register. 
Non-members:

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Cancellations: All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by the individual whose name appears on the registration. To be valid, submit all requests to CMAA Registration at cmaa.org/cancelevent.aspx. CMAA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted; substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the event. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree RD, NE Atlanta, GA 30305

The group block has closed. Click here to see about additional availability, or call 404-237-1234 and provide the code G-CMAB to ask about the arranged rate.

If the Hyatt does not have additional availability, there is an Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Courtyard and a Hampton Inn all within a very short walk from the Hyatt.


 Transportation

 

Transportation will be provided between the host hotel and club each day.


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