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2018 ABC Midwest Retreat

Association of Bridal Consultants - Indiana

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST)

2018 ABC Midwest Retreat

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ABC Early Bird Registration
ABC Members registration (before 12/31 - ABC membership number will be required upon registration)
Dec 31, 2017 $179.00 $12.03
ABC Member
ABC Members registration (after 1/1/2018 (sales END 1/19 at noon ET) - ABC membership number will be required upon registration)
Not Started $199.00 $13.15
Non-member, Guest Jan 19, 2018 $229.00 $14.82
Friday Night Additional Dinner Guest
Please let us know your guest's name
Jan 19, 2018 $75.00 $6.24

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Event Details

Once again the Midwestern States of the Association of Bridal Consultants are proud to Partner with the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana for a weekend of Education, Networking and Fun for the Annual ABC Midwest Retreat!

Friday and Saturday, January 26 & 27, 2018

Friday Dinner (Cocktails 6:30pm ET)

Saturday Educational Conference and Retreat (9:00am ET)

 Speakers Include:

"Hey, that's MY idea": Protecting your copyright and Intellectual Property - Caitlin Byckzo, Barnes and Thornberg

  • What is a trademark/what is a copyright?
  • Fun and interesting wedding related examples.
  • How can you protect your trademarks/copyrights?
  • Best practices for protecting IP.
  • What are my options if someone steals my IP?

Cell Phone Savvy: Elevate Your Social Media Presence with Better Visual Content - Jennifer Gilman, M. Photog., Cr., CPP (ABC Member)

  • Learn how to become a better phoneographer, editor and graphic designer while you wait for the images from your professional photographer in this hands on workshop
  • create product shots, lay flats, and behind the scenes videos right from your phone
  • define the visual voice of your brand for better continuity and brand awareness
  • test new apps and practice your new found photography skills (so make sure your phone is charged!) for this workshop


Color, Color, Color The Wonderful World of Pantone 2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet - Cathy Teeters (ABC Member)

  • Design Luncheon and speaker

Afternoon Keynote Speaker 

Bridal Show Bootcamp - Jennifer Ball, MWP (ABC Member) - Sponsored by The Indianapolis Perfect Wedding Guide

  • Finding the Right Wedding Show for You and Your Business
  • How to Effectively Set Up a Booth
  • Keys to Following Up
  • Other Avenues for Post Show Marketing

Stay tuned to this website for additional speakers as they are secured

 Thank you ABC Member, Jupiter&Juno, for their paperie sponsorship throughout the event

Make a weekend of it and stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel at a discounted Room Rate of $179.00 (plus applicable taxes)

Friday hotel room $179 rate will be waived for attendees of the ABC conference with paid Saturday room.

Call 1-888-936-9360 and ask for the Association of Bridal Consultants Block Rate. (Group Code 0126ABC) 


(Rooms are only available until January 12, 2018)

Note - the comp room Friday rate will be adjusted at Sunday check out


Friday night dinner (cocktails begin at 6:30pm ET, dinner to follow) also included with paid conference fee and guestroom.

(additional Friday dinner guests $75)

  • Conference includes breakfast voucher good for Saturday breakfast in Cafe Sinclair
  • Educational Conference Saturday 1/27
  • Lunch (Saturday)
  • Breaks (during conference learning sessions)

Plan to stay  on Sunday for a relaxing day at the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel and enjoy the French Lick Resort's offerings including Casino, Spa and Recreation options. 

(*Conference Fee is non-refundable, but is transferable)

Have questions about 2018 ABC Midwest Retreat? Contact Association of Bridal Consultants - Indiana

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West Baden Springs Hotel
8538 West Baden Avenue
West Baden Springs, IN 47469

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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