Schedule (subject to change)


10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Community Service Project
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.    Golf at The Woodlands Golf Course
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.    Pre-conference activities
  4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.    VSAE Registration Desk Open
  5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.    New Member and First-Time Attendee Mixer (invitation only)
  6:00-p.m.-7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception
  7:30 p.m.                     Dine on Your Own (Making reservations early is highly recommended.) 


  7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    VSAE Registration Desk Open
  8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.    Breakfast
  9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.    Opening Remarks
  9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.  Opening Keynote: TipJar Culture: How Piano Bar Secrets Can Improve the Experience at Work (1.00 CAE Credit)
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Networking Break
10:30 a.m-11:45 a.m.   Breakout Sessions (1.25 CAE Credits each)
  • Building Better Boards: Building Governance Execellence
  • Love 'em or Lose 'em! Onboarding with Intention for Retention
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tips and Tools to Power Your Productivity 

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.   Lunch, Board Installation, ALV Graduation, and CAE Recognitions
 1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.    Stretch Break
 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.    Breakout Sessions (1.25 CAE Credits each)

  • Ethics for the Association Professional 
  • Leadership Through Changing Norms: What Sticks, What Should Stick, and How Do We Make it Stick 
  • Leverage Your Network: The Bucket List Challenge

 2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    Beverage Break
 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.    Shared Interest Group (SIG) Meetings (1.00 CAE Credit each)
 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.    President's Reception (invitation only)
 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.    "Under the Sails" Reception
 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    Dinner & Dessert
 9:00 p.m-10:00 p.m.   After Dinner Entertainment "Pirate Parley" 


 7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.    "Walk the Plank" with Lori Leib, CMP
 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.     Breakfast at Your Leisure
 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   VSAE Registration Desk Open
 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion: What’s in Your Event Contract? Knowing What to Ask and Planning Smartly (1.00 CAE Credit)
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Hotel Check-out Break
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Closing Keynote: Do You Even Know Me? How Curiosity Sparks Loyalty & Retention (1.00 CAE Credit)
11:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks and 2024 Annual Conference Host Announcement 

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