2020 SITE Southeast Education Summit - December 6-8, 2020 at The Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC

2020 Education Summit

December 6-8, 2020
The Foundry Hotel
Asheville, NC

SITE Southeast invites you to join us Live for the Education Summit in Asheville, North Carolina!

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I could never had imagined that when I selected the theme song for the year “Road Less Traveled” that our industry would actually take the “Road Less Traveled”. As we put 2020 in our rear view and move forward climbing new heights in 2021, I would like to personally invite you to SITE Southeast Education Summit.

We are stronger together! Yes there will be challenges ahead that we will encounter however if you are willing to adapt to the new norm we can rebuild and “Conquer New Heights”.

Consider this year’s summit a family reunion. We will focus on how we can work together to overcome the challenges we will face, providing you with the knowledge and tools to navigate our industry moving forward. Join us and our industry partners as we “Navigate the Summit” together. SITE SE, 8 States Strong!

Your President,
Cathy Jones

Registration

Our event is SOLD OUT, but we don’t want you to miss out! SITE Southeast invites you to join the Education Summit virtually!

We are thankful for our partner sponsors, who are providing technology to convey the Education portion of the Summit to you virtually.

Please join us from you home for our SITE Southeast reunion at Education Summit. Now, available to you, is the opportunity to tune in and immerse yourselves into this year’s Education Summit where we are providing Tips and Tools to guide us into 2021 and beyond.

Our engaging agenda will include introductions to your 2021 President and board members as well as riveting speakers who will inform and guide us as we relaunch our industry, “Taking us to New Heights”.

For a nominal charge of $25.00, you can tune in to the Education Summit, participate in Q&A through the Chat feature, listen and learn from the experts and earn valuable CMP continuing education credits.

$25.00 Virtual Education Summit

After completing your registration, you will receive a zoom link in your confirmation that will be used to tune in for all three days.


Hotel Reservations

To reserve your room at The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton, you will receive a reservation link in your registration confirmation. For any questions regarding hotel reservations, please call the hotel at 828-552-8545 and press 1 for reservations.

The planner reservation code is SSITE/$99 rate and the supplier/sponsor code is SITE/$219 rate.

The Condé Nast Traveler, 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards are out and The Foundry was voted #2 hotel in the South.

Speakers

Ross Bernstein

ROSS BERNSTEIN

The best-selling author of nearly fifty sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on all seven continents for audiences as small as 10 and as large as 10,000. Ross and his books have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs over the years including CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today.

Scott Klososky

SCOTT KLOSOSKY

Scott Klososky has lived on the leading edge of technology innovation and its impact on the business world and society in general. He is the founder of numerous successful technology startup companies, which gives him a unique perspective into technology’s impact on industry and humanity. He is not just an observer of digital trends; he has routinely invested in his future visions with a great track record of success. He is the author of four books including his most recent title, Did God Create the Internet? The Impact of Technology on Humanity.

This unique perspective and future vision have allowed Scott to travel the globe as a speaker, consultant, and author. Scott is the founding partner of Future Point of View (FPOV), a digital strategy firm based in Oklahoma City.

Meridith Elliott-Powell

MERIDITH ELLIOTT-POWELL

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to Watch by Currency Fair, sales and leadership expert Meridith Elliott-Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. Meridith is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers. She is passionate about helping her clients learn the sales and leadership strategies they need to succeed no matter what this marketplace does.

Brian Biro

BRIAN BIRO

Brian Biro is America’s Breakthrough Coach! A major client described him best when he said: “Brian Biro has the ENERGY of a 10-year old… the ENTHUSIASM of a 20-year old, and the WISDOM of a 75-year old! Brian has delivered over 1,800 presentations around the world over the last 30 years. The author of 15 books including his bestseller, BEYOND SUCCESS, and his brand new THE ROI OF KINDNESS, Brian was rated #1 from over 40 Speakers at 4 consecutive INC. Magazine International Conferences. With degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, Brian has appeared on Good Morning America, and CNN. Brian was recently named one of the top 100 most inspirational graduates in the 75-year history of the UCLA Graduate School of Business. He was also honored as one of the top 10 interactive keynote speakers in North America, and one of the top 60 Motivational Speakers in the WORLD!

This Event has been approved for 5.5 CMP CE Hours

CMP Preferred Provider

SITE Southeast has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the below-listed continuing education courses, which quality for CMP continuing education credit.

Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provder status does no imply EIC’s endoresement or assessment of education quality.

Agenda

* Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

December 6, 2020

Sunday
2:00 – 5:00 PM Registration / Silent Auction / Jewelry Sale
Location: The Foundry Hotel Savoy Ballroom Foyer
5:30 – 6:15 PM Welcome General Session
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
6:15 – 6:45 PM Intermission – Asheville local vendors to share their wares
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
7:00 – 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!

Replay Video

Welcome General Session


December 7, 2020

Monday
7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast (flow)
Location: The Foundry Hotel - Savoy Ballroom
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Silent Auction /Jewelry Sale
Location: The Venue – Market Level
8:15 – 8:25 AM Coffee with Cindie Brown - “If not now…when? Explore the best kept secret, how wonderful the second half of life can be!”
Location: The Venue - Market Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
8:30 - 9:30 AM Keynote: Ross Bernstein – “The Champion’s Code”
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
Break  
9:45 – 10:15 AM Michael Dominguez – Industry Update
10:15 - 11:00 AM Town Hall Panel with Industry Experts – Robert Burke, President, eGroup Communications and Melissa McKnight, Banquet Chef, Omni Grove Park Inn and moderated by Michael Dominguez, President & CEO, Associate Luxury Hotels International – “Navigating the Summit in 2021”
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
Break  
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Keynote: Scott Klososky – “The Great Reset: What Will Never Be the Same in The Incentive Travel Industry”
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
12:30 - 1:30 PM Sponsored Lunch
Location: AC Hotel – Capella on Nine – Rooftop
2:00 - 3:00 PM Community Social Responsibility Project
Location: The Foundry Hotel Savoy Ballroom
3:00 - 5:00 PM Explore Asheville
5:30 PM Departure
Location: The Foundry Hotel Ballroom Foyer – Group Entrance
Attire: Suggest a warm jacket over your Festive Holiday Attire!
6:00 – 9:30 PM Holiday Dinner
Location: Biltmore Village – The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Attire: Festive Holiday Attire

Replay Video

Ross Bernstein – “The Champion’s Code”

Replay Video

Michael Dominguez – Industry Update
Town Hall Panel with Industry Experts – “Navigating the Summit in 2021”
Keynote: Scott Klososky – “The Great Reset: What Will Never Be the Same in The Incentive Travel Industry”


December 8, 2020

Tuesday
7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast (flow)
Location: The Foundry Hotel - Savoy Ballroom
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
8:30 – 8:50 AM Coffee with Cindie Brown - “If not now…when? Explore the best kept secret, how wonderful the second half of life can be!”
Location: The Venue - Market Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote: Meridith Elliott-Powell – “Emerge Successful: 7 Strategies to Redesign, Rebuild, & Relaunch”
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
Break (Silent Auction and Jewelry Sale will close following the Break)
10:15 - 11:15 AM Keynote: Brian Biro – “Champions of Change”
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
11:15 – 11:30 AM Closing Remarks
Location: The Venue – Mezzanine Level
Attire: Business Casual or COVID comfy – your choice!
11:45 AM – 12:25 PM Sponsored Lunch at Twisted Laurel
Location: Twisted Laurel (130 College Street – 1 block from The Venue)
12:35 – 12:00 PM Optional tour at Asheville Art Museum on the way back to The Foundry
Location: 2 S. Pack Square (1 block from The Foundry)
1:00 PM Kindly schedule departures after 1:00 PM

Replay Video

Keynote: Meridith Elliott-Powell – “Emerge Successful: 7 Strategies to Redesign, Rebuild, & Relaunch”
Keynote: Brian Biro – “Champions of Change”
Closing Remarks


Our Education Summit Charity

For our CSR aspect of the Summit, SITE Southeast has elected to help an industry family that has been adversely affected by the pandemic. One of our fellow industry families associated with our host hotel, The Foundry, has had a silver lining during this pandemic with the birth of their twins. Unfortunately, with furloughs and their premature arrival, this young family is burdened with medical bills and diminished wages that have made it difficult to keep ahead of the bills and needs of the babies.

SITE Southeast is collecting donations from our Live audience and would ask if possible, for our virtual audience to assist as well as we support this young family. If you can donate a nominal amount, please do so as you register for the virtual Summit. We will take these funds we collect and provide them with the requested diapers, formula, baby necessities and a grocery gift card to help them through the next month or so.

SITE Southeast is also performing a community CSR project and is excited to participate in a “Comfort Bag” stuffing event for the Sleep Tight Kids organization. Our goal is to raise enough funds to stuff 25 bags for children. The bags will have newly purchased bedtime-related items for children including blankets, stuffed animals, dental care kits and books.

To learn more about the organization, check out SleepTightKids.org

Sleep Tight Kids

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsors

The Foundry Hotel Asheville
The Venue Asheville
Asheville Meetings Elevated

Gold Sponsors

Grand Bohemian Asheville
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore
AC Hotels Marriott, Asheville Downtown
C|9 at AC|Lounge
Asheville Art Museum
Discover Puerto Rico
Meetings Plus
Stone Sharp Images
Twisted Laurel

Silver Sponsors

The Brandit Agency
Barnsley Resort
St. Augustine Ponte Vedra - Florida’s historic coast
Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando
Groups by Sandals
Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
Classic Event Rental
Shay Brown Events Management

Bronze Sponsors

C2Eventz Global Logistics
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa
Accents on Asheville
Kelli Price Photography
Moon Box
Ice Mill
Hillman Beer
Interim Healthcare

Location

The Foundry Hotel Asheville

51 South Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 552-8545

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