2019 Conference – Savannah, Georgia
This year, we’re heading down south for the ACI Conference.
Mark your calendar for July 7-11. That’s when we’ll meet at the DeSoto in historic Savannah, to look at what the future of communication holds.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are co-hosting the 2019 conference. They have some great things materializing, with topics including crisis communications, how to build media relationships, communicating about wildlife issues like CWD, relevancy campaigns, R3 and marketing from some really great speakers and industry experts.
- Draft Agenda (as of 04/01/19) – ACI Agenda-02a (626.2 KiB)
This year’s agenda will include a Magazine Roundtable. Is there a magazine-related topic you’d like to discuss? Please take a very brief (one-question!) survey and let us know. Here’s the link.
What about for fun you ask? We have a riverboat cruise down the Savannah River on Sunday evening (July 7)! If that’s not enough excitement, our Wednesday field trips will be a choice of a dolphin tour, where you’ll get to see dolphins leap and play around the boat; a walking history tour of Savannah, which is rich with all kinds of history from pirates and ghosts to the Civil and Revolutionary Wars; or a visit to Wormsloe Historic Site, the oldest structure in Savannah, and go for a beautiful nature walk under a live oak tunnel.
Also, you can take an optional Ghost Tour in one of America’s most haunted towns Tuesday evening at 8:30. ($22/person)
- Book your room at The DeSoto today. Call 844-257-3520, and tell them you’re with ACI; or register online, using the Group Code “ACI” to receive the group rate.
- Rates are $117/day + tax and resort fees. Deadline to book at this rate is June 7.
- Parking is valet only, $27/day.
The application period for travel scholarships is now open. Also, check out the links below for information about sponsorship opportunities as well as a form letter that you can adapt and use to help persuade your supervisor to let you attend.
- Sponsor/Exhibitor Information – 2019 ACI Sponsor Exhibitor Pack (5.8 MiB)
- Letter to Supervisor – 2019 ACI Conference Approval Letter (15.0 KiB)
ACI Conference Planning Guide
ACI Conference Planning Guide (801.0 KiB)
Future ACI Conferences
Kay Ellerhoff, ACI’s outstanding Conference Futures Chair, has lined up the following locations for future conferences (subject to change):
2020 – Santa Fe, New Mexico (July 19-22)
2021 – New Jersey
2022 – North Carolina
2023 – Pennsylvania
2024 – Michigan
Past ACI Conferences
|2016||Lake Tahoe, Nevada|
|2014||Nebraska City, Nebraska|
|2012||Shepherdstown, West Virginia|
|2009||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|2004||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|2002||Shepherdstown, West Virginia|
|2001||Cape May, New Jersey|
|1999||Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|1995||St. Paul, Minnesota|
|1993||Portsmouth, New Hampshire|
|1992||Sun Valley, Idaho|
|1990||San Antonio, Texas|
|1988||Steamboat Springs, Colorado|
|1987||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|1984||Illinois Beach, Illinois|
|1979||Flathead Lake, Montana|
|1973||Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|1972||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|1969||Bar Harbor, Maine|
|1968||Victoria, British Columbia|
|1967||Hot Springs, Arkansas|
|1966||Sun Valley, Idaho|
|1963||Cape Cod, Massachusetts|
|1962||Sylvan Lake, South Dakota|
|1961||Miami Beach, Florida|
|1960||Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania|
|1959||Eagle River, Wisconsin|
|1957||Glenwood Springs, Colorado|
|1956||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|1952||Itasca Park, Minnesota|
|1951||Mt. Hood, Oregon|
|1950||Edgewater Gulf, Mississippi|
|1949||Leesville Lake, Ohio|
|1948||Fox Lake, Illinois|
|1947||Higgins Lake, Michigan|
|1946||(ACI suspended activity during World War II)|
|1941||Bennett Springs, Missouri|
|1940||Pigeon River, Michigan|