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2015 AE Brainstorming Conference

Monday, Aug. 24 - Wednesday, Aug. 26
St. Pete Beach, Fla.


About this Conference

Affiliate leaders from around the country will gather to share best practices and brainstorm about ways to grow and strengthen their association and membership. Topics covered by the 70 AEs in attendance at the 2014 inaugural event included:  membership recruitment and retention, non-dues revenue, governance and operations. The topics for discussion in 2015 will be determined based on results of a survey that will be distributed this spring. Tell us what's important to you, and come to the AE Brainstorming Conference to hear more. Learn from your peers, and help educate them. View the fact sheet to see more.

Who Should Attend

The executive director of the affiliate is invited to attend the conference. If you have a question about eligibility, please contact Donna Motley.

Attendees are encouraged to stay through the week and attend the 2015 NAAEI Affiliate Education Conference, which begins Wednesday afternoon. Please note that there is a separate registration for this event. Click here to learn more.



The registration deadline was August 3, 2015. Please contact Donna Motley if you have any questions.

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. NAA will cover the cost of your room Monday and Tuesday nights. Please note that your reservations will be made for you based on the information you supply when you register. If you choose to extend your stay, whether for vacation or the NAAEI Affiliate Education Conference, the group rate of $149 per night, for single or double, will apply. The hotel cut-off is also August 3, 2015. 

Loews Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd. 
St. Pete Beach, FL
Phone:  727-360-1881


Travel Information

Once you register, you will receive information on flight reservations. Flights must be arranged through NAA's travel agent. NAA will not reimburse flights purchased through other methods. If you choose to drive, please contact Donna Motley prior to the trip for reimbursement guidelines.

NAA has created an account with SuperShuttle for savings on transportation to and from the hotel. Please contact Donna Motley for more information.


Thank you to the AEC Sponsors:
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