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Aspire Regional - Columbia SC

Join us in Famously Hot, Columbia, South Carolina for one of RCMA’s 2016 Aspire Regional Conferences. You’ll find Aspire to be an engaging, intimate event, filled with opportunities for learning and networking. Columbia was selected for it’s vibrant ‘personality’ and eagerness to serve the faith-based events community. You’ll find this Aspire location to be a great choice for gaining education, meeting new friends and exploring a new destination for your future meetings.

8/30/2016 to 8/31/2016
When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
2:00 PM
Where: Columbia Marriott Hotel
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, South Carolina  29201
United States
Contact: Debbie Hochstetler
(317)632-1888


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Cost

Suppliers - $545 pp includes 30" draped cocktail round, ID sign, 2 1/2 hours of exhibit time, all conference activities and meals.
Rooms available at the Columbia Marriott - $169/nt + tax (the link to make reservations will be in your confirmation email)

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR SUPPLIERS 
Please email us at rcma@rcmaweb.org to be added to the waitlist.  We will notify you when space becomes available.

Planners - Free - includes all conference activities, meals and 1 night's (Tuesday) lodging.  Additional nights may be purchased. (see registration form for details)  

Please note:  Hotel Cutoff is August 5th

Agenda


Tuesday, August 3

2:00 PM        Registration Opens / Reception  
2:30 PM        Opening Session
                       Introductions                           

                       Educational Session #1 – 10 Things I Wish I’d Learned Before I Started This Job            

                       Presenter: Dean Jones, CMP  

3:30 PM        Tradeshow Session #1  

4:45 PM        Tradeshow Ends  

5:30 PM         Depart for Opening Reception  

6:00 PM        Opening Reception
                        Beverage Reception and short tour at the Columbia Metro Convention Center then on
                        to Spirit Communications Park, home of the minor league team Columbia Fireflies
                        for dinner and a baseball game!

8:15 PM         Return to Hotel  

8:30 PM         Evening Gathering

 

Wednesday, August 31    
8:30 AM        Breakfast/Inspirational Session
                       Rev. Dr. George A Ashford, Jr., Journey United Methodist Church    
9:45 AM        Educational Session #2 - Fine-Tuning the Attendee Experience                                    
                       Presenter:  Dedra Herod, CCNL 
10:45 AM      Educational Session #3 - 10 Tips for Transforming Your Events
                       Interactive Session
11:15 AM       Business Break (emails, calls, check out of hotel)
11:45 AM       Lunch                           
                       Educational Session #4 – Current Trends in the Faith-Based Events World                                    
                       Panel Discussion – Keith Kershaw, Twila Jones & Dr. Harry Schmidt  
1:00 PM        Break  
1:15 PM         Tradeshow Session #2  
2:30 PM        RCMA Update  
3:00 PM        Aspire Ends

A Big "Thank You! "to our Aspire Sponsors

 

     

 

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