Conference Check List

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:01 pm

Just a reminder that the Agri-Marketing Conference early registration deadline and hotel cut-off date is Tuesday, March 25. There are quite a few folks that have hotel reservations but have not yet registered for the conference, please make sure you register by March 25 to ensure you receive the early rate. Below is a helpful check list of things you may need to do to ensure your conference experience runs smoothly:

  1. Did you make your hotel reservation? Call the Hyatt Regency Crown Center at 816-421-1234 to make your reservation. Reservations made after March 25 are subject to higher rates and potential unavailability. Additional rooms have been added to our room block today! If you have any trouble with your Hyatt Reservations please contact Kathi Conrad at kathic@nama.org.
  2. Did you register for the conference? In addition to making your hotel reservation, you must also register for the conference with the National NAMA Office by March 25 to ensure the early rate. After March 25, the registration rates increase. You can register on-line at http://www.nama.org/amc/register.html or call the NAMA office at 913-491-6500. You may want to call the NAMA office just to make sure that you have registered. If you have registered, you should have received an email confirmation letter from Linda Schaefer at the NAMA Office.
  3. Did you register for the ABEF Golf Outing? If you want to enjoy some networking time with your peers on the golf course, remember to register for the ABEF Golf Outing. This registration is separate from the conference registration. You can register for the ABEF Golf Outing at http://nama.org/amc/golfregister.htm.
  4. Did you sign-up for the Senior Management Workshop? Created specifically for senior management, this session is a detailed, drilled-down extension of the Second General Session. Participants must be registered for the full Agri-Marketing Conference. Separate registration is required, but there is no additional registration fee. Registration is limited to the first 100 attendees who sign-up. To sign up for the Senior Management Workshop, please visit http://www.nama.org/amc/seniorworkshop.html.
  5. Did you sign-up for the Pre-Conference Workshop? If you are coming in early to attend the Agri-Marketing Conference, then you’ll want to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop. Participants must be registered for the full Agri-Marketing Conference. Separate registration is required, but there is no additional registration fee. To reserve your spot for the Pre-Conference Workshop visit, http://nama.org/amc/reserveworkshop.htm.

Breakout Session Speaker Change

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:01 pm

Nicole de BeaufortThere has been a change in one of our speakers at the conference. The breakout session Public Perceptions of Agriculture will no longer be led by Ali Webb, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Nicole de Beaufort, Founder, Fourth Sector Consulting, will now present this session from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.

Find out how the public perceives agriculture and consider how those perceptions affect what you do. Nicole will present findings from a recent landmark study on public perceptions of agriculture, including a review and analysis of relevant, publicly available opinion research conducted in the United States within the past five years.

Panel Members Added to Pre-Conference Workshop

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:00 pm

Dave Keepper, Colle+McVoy and Jim Myers, Rhea & Kaiser have been added to the Pre-Conference Workshop panel discussion on Ag Advertising: How The Best Was Won. Tim Naylor, Chief Creative Officer, Yamamoto Moss Mackenzie, will moderate this workshop.

Join your fellow agri-marketers for an interactive panel discussion of the current state of ag advertising. These award winning NAMA creative directors will reveal the secrets behind their respective campaigns. You’ll get the inside scoop on concepting, strategic development, media options and client participation.

There will also be lots of great work on display and lots of time to get your specific design and implementation questions answered by the experts.

Note: Participants must be registered for the full Agri-Marketing Conference. Separate registration is required, but there is no additional registration fee. To reserve your spot for the Pre-Conference Workshop visit, www.nama.org/amc/reserveworkshop.html.

ABEF Golf Outing

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 2:00 pm

Falcon LakesThe Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF) will again be hosting a Golf Outing, Tuesday, April 15. Gather your foursome and enjoy a relaxing day of golf before the 2008 Agri-Marketing Conference begins.

The ABEF Golf Outing will take place at the Falcon Lakes Golf Club. A chartered bus will leave the hotel at 11:30 a.m. to take everyone to the golf course. A boxed lunch will be provided. Tee time begins at 1:00 p.m. A golf awards ceremony and reception will follow the outing at the golf course. The price is $125 per golfer.

Falcon Lakes is the newest premiere public course in the Kansas City area. Located 5 miles North of I-70 and ¼ mile West of Highway 7, it is conveniently located to downtown Kansas City and Overland Park. This beautiful design is owned and operated by Falcon Golf Management. Designed by Carter Morrish, this championship layout was sculpted out of the subtle rolling terrain that is so familiar in the Kansas plains. Various mogals strategically placed throughout the course, the always manicured zoysia fairways, tees and bentgrass greens challenge golfers of all skill levels and their shot-making ability.

Falcon Golf Management has created a facility with the many aspects of golf and clubhouse activities in mind. Their premiere practice facility provides the dedicated or warm-up player with a zoysia grass hitting area, bentgrass chipping green with green side bunkers and a large multi-teered putting green to hone your skills.

Falcon Lakes is a pleasure to play over and over again. The non-threatening environment of the golf course and friendly service and amenities creates an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone to experience. We look forward to seeing you at Falcon Lakes.

ABEF Golf Outing Sponsorship Information
Show your support and sponsor a hole. Hole sponsorships are now available.

To sign up for a sponsorship on-line visit, http://www.nama.org/amc/golfsponsor.htm or contact Jenny Pickett at 913-491-6500 or via e-mail at jennyp@nama.org.

Senior Management Workshop

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 , 1:59 pm

Barry LibertDon’t forget to sign up for the Senior Management Workshop. Created specifically for senior management, this session is a detailed, drilled-down extension of the Second General Session. Presented in an interactive, fast-paced workshop format, it’s designed to give seasoned professionals an inside look at the benefits of social networking and community building. You’ll walk away with solid methods for harnessing the power of crowds in developing your business.

Unfortunately, due to the limited seating, only two representatives from a company may register. If more than two representatives want to come, we will put additional company representatives on a waiting list. As folks cancel or if the registration is not full, we will add people from the waiting list. Act today and register for this high-powered workshop by Barry Libert.

To participate in this workshop you will need to register at http://www.nama.org/amc/seniorworkshop.html.

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