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AMA President-Elect Networking & Learning: Succeed as President in 2016-17

Karl Sakas from Triangle AMA

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM (CST)

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AMA President-Elect Retreat
This weekend retreat is for AMA leaders who'll be chapter President (or President-Elect) in 2016-2017. Learn and build your network now to succeed next year.
Ended $70.15 $4.84

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A Networking & Learning Retreat to Make 2016-2017 Great

Want to succeed as President next year? Join us in Chicago on November 14-15, 2015.

Why Go to This Event?

There’s a gap in between summer planning sessions, Regional Retreat in January, and Leadership Summit in May. Fall 2015 is the time to ensure you're on track for 2016-2017.

We (Karl Sakas from Triangle Chapter and Ken McCormick from San Francisco Chapter) created this event so fellow P-E's can get the resources and connections they need. Don’t wait ‘til you’re thirsty to dig a well.

Agenda for the Weekend

Plan ahead for smooth sailing as President—get the knowledge and connections you need. Join us in Chicago for a short weekend of networking, learning, and fun.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 (optional)

5:00 pm Optional Happy Hour in Downtown Chicago
Meet fellow P-E’s in a social setting. Cash bar.

8:00ish pm Optional Dinner in Small Groups
Head to dinner afterwards, at your own expense.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

8:30am to 4:00pm Retreat at Schlesinger Associates' office

View the detailed Sunday agenda as a Google Doc


Thanks to venue and food sponsor Schlesinger Associates, registration is only $75 per person. This includes coffee, breakfast, and lunch on Sunday. We'll have a few free-registration scholarships, based on chapters' financial need.

Our goal is for the event to break-even. If there are any profits, they’ll go to the Collegiate Chapters Council scholarship fund.

Travel & Hotel

The venue's downtown (625 North Michigan Avenue), so you can fly into either O'Hare or Midway, or drive if you're near Chicago.

There is no hotel room block, so you can stay wherever you want. Several people are staying at the Aloft Chicago City Center.


Thanks to our sponsors for making the event possible!

Gold Sponsor: Shocase

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Shocase is sponsoring Saturday's cocktail hour and Sunday's lunch, and providing travel "scholarships" to help volunteers attend the retreat.

Venue Sponsor: Schlesinger Associates

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Schlesinger is providing our meeting space on Sunday.

Silver Sponsors: Sakas & Company and Visual Identity


Contact volunteer organizers Karl Sakas (, 919-410-6224) and Ken McCormick ( We’re here to help!

This is a “Do It Yourself” (DIY) event, so we appreciate anyone who can pitch in to help as a volunteer or sponsor, whether big or small.

Image credit: Stan Phelps from Triangle AMA

Have questions about AMA President-Elect Networking & Learning: Succeed as President in 2016-17? Contact Karl Sakas from Triangle AMA

When & Where

Schlesinger Associates
625 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM (CST)

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Karl Sakas from Triangle AMA

I'm President-Elect (2015-2016) for Triangle AMA in North Carolina. Ken McCormick (President-Elect for sfAMA) and I have volunteered to co-organize a mid-year retreat for President-Elect volunteers in Chicago in November 2015.

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