Fall 2023 Meeting:  September 13-15 | Salt Lake City, Utah

The Fall 2023 Meeting will be held September 13-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Chris Stegman and Jordyn Gallegos-Allen from the Salt Lake Tribune will host our meeting.  We’ll be staying at the beautiful Courtyard Salt Lake City Cottonwood, located at the base of the Cottonwood Canyon.  In addition to hotel rooms, all MNAEA meetings will be held at this facility.  We have a negotiated rate of $169/night that is available through the weekend.  Please note that when you book your room, you will want to select the number of nights, as it defaults to Wed, Sep 13, 2023 – Sun, Sep 17, 2023.  When booking your room, DO NOT book through third party sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, etc.  We have a minimum number of rooms to fill and must book through the link provided.  The last day to book your rooms at the MNAEA rate is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23.  Book your rooms HERE!

In addition to booking your rooms, YOU MUST register for the meeting.  When registering, you will pay your meeting registration fees and membership dues.  If you are attending as a Proxy, representing a member who is unable to attend, you will still need to pay these fees.  If you are an invited guest, meeting registration and membership fees are waived.  Register for the Fall Meeting HERE!

Current members are expected to do presentations to the group.  You can present on a variety of topics to include: best sales initiative; organizational structure; incentive plans; creative approaches to winning new business; training and sales development programs; profitable event ideas; and client retention strategies to name a few. Ideas will be judged in two areas — Most Innovative Idea and Best Revenue Driver.  You are encouraged to share anything you are most proud of over the past 6 months.  There is not a specific template you are required to use, but please include detailed information on your slide (success, general information, contact information, etc.).

Members and guests should plan to arrive Wednesday, September 13 and plan to depart after 1:00 pm, Friday, September 15.

Here is the standard agenda for the meeting and festivities:

Evening prior

5:00 pm                               MNAEA Board Meeting (board members only)

6:30 pm                               Optional “On Your Own Dime” group dinner

Day 1                                                                        

8:00 am – 9:00 am           Breakfast

9:00 am – 11:30 am         MNAEA Meeting

11:30 am – 12 noon         Bloody Mary’s & Margaritas

12 noon – 1:00 pm           Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm           MNAEA Meeting

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm           Break

2:45 pm – 5;00 pm           MNAEA Meeting

6:30 pm                            MNAEA Group Dinner

Day 2

8:00 am – 9:00 am             Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am             Board Meeting

9:00 am – 12:00 noon        MNAEA Meeting