Winter Marketing Educators' Conference 2012: St. Petersburg

Trade Winds
St. Petersburg, Florida
1/1/0001 12:00 AM - 1/1/0001 12:00 AM
Register before 1/1/0001 12:00 AM for early registration fee
Winter Educator's Conference  
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The Winter Educators’ Conference is an important forum for research, intellectual exchange, professional development, and networking with colleagues from around the world.
 
2012 Theme
Seeing Marketing Through Emerging Theoretical Lenses: A Focus on Marketing's Organizational and Societal Roles
 
Who Should Attend?
You should attend this conference if you are a marketing academic or student who wants to:
  • Align with SIG’s to create a more equitable method for track management and session scheduling.
  • Attend special SIG and competitive paper sessions.
  • Network with hundreds of marketing academics just like you
 
* Please note that this event begins on Friday and ends on Sunday
 
 
 
2012 Conference Chairs:
John Stuart Hulland
University of Georgia

Sundar Bharadwaj
University of Georgia
 
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Conference registration may not be shared by two or more individuals. Space is limited and on-site registration cannot be guaranteed. Cancellations received prior to January 17, 2012will receive a refund minus $50 cancellation fee. After January 17, 2012 a refund will be granted less a $100 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds issued on or after February 17, 2012. All requests for refunds must be submitted to the AMA in writing.
 
 
* Please note that this event begins on Friday and ends on Sunday
2012 FINAL PROGRAM
 
2012 Conference Chairs:
John Stuart Hulland
University of Georgia

Sundar Bharadwaj
University of Georgia
2012 Theme
Seeing Marketing Through Emerging Theoretical Lenses: A Focus on Marketing's Organizational and Societal Roles
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Winter Educators’ Conference is an important forum for research, intellectual exchange, professional development, and networking with colleagues from around the world.
Who Should Attend?
You should attend this conference if you are a marketing academic or student who wants to:
- Align with SIG’s to create a more equitable method for track management and session scheduling.
- Attend special SIG and competitive paper sessions.
- Network with hundreds of marketing academics just like you
 
Registration is not available at this time.

The TradeWinds is sold out. Below are a couple suggestions for nearby hotels:

 

Don Ce Sar
http://www.loewshotels.com/Don-CeSar-Hotel/
3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4015
(727) 360-1881

Alden Beach Resort
http://www.aldenbeachresort.com/

5900 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 360-7081

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The Island Grand is TradeWinds classic, Florida beach experience. It is tropical yet traditional, casual yet crisp, with a hint of the island tropics; complete in its offerings, yet individual in its attention. Located at St. Pete Beach, Florida just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, the resort is just a minute walk from the TradeWinds Sandpiper Resort, an 18-acre strand of sugar white beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Guests of the resort have access to a total of 23 acres of beautiful beaches and lush landscape at the TradeWinds Island Resorts

TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
727.367.6461

Reservations: 800.808.9833 (US and Canada)

To make your hotel reservation online, please visit:

www.justletgo.com/ama 

$179 Single/Double occupancy

$199 Tropical View Hotel Rooms

$209 Gulf Front Parlor Room

$229 One Bedroom Tropical View Suites

$259 Gulf Front One Bedroom Balcony Suite

 (plus applicable tax, currently 12%)

Rates are available three days prior and post of the meeting dates, based on availability. Each additional person 18 years of age and older will be charged an additional fee of $15.00 per room, per night.  Children under 18 are complimentary when sharing a room. 

Attendees must mention they are attending the AMA Winter Marketing Educators’ conference to receive the discounted rate.

 

In order to receive the discounted rate, please call 800.808.9833 and mention 'AMA Winter Marketing Educators' Conference'

The AMA has negotiated special group rates for the Winter Educators’ Conference. You must make your hotel reservations by January 16th, 2012 and properly identify yourself to qualify for the special group rate.  After January 16th, the rooms will be released for sale to the general public, and all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel's available rate - not at the group rate.

To confirm a reservation, a first night’s deposit of room and tax (US Funds via check, money order, valid VISA, Mastercard or American Express card) must be received with the reservation request.  Deposits are refundable if cancellation is made in writing 48 hours prior to arrival date.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m., and check out is at 11:00a.m.  Anyone arriving earlier than 4:00 p.m. will be checked in as soon as a room becomes available.  Guests checking in early or checking out late may be assessed a fee.  Upon check in, please verify your departure date.

Hotel Features, Services & Accommodations

Please visit the Hotel website at www.justletgo.com

Many accommodations have balconies overlooking the beach and Gulf, the meandering waterway or tropical courtyard areas. Newly remodeled rooms and suites are non-smoking and feature a wet bar area with refrigerator, separate stocked mini-bar, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and dishware.  Other room amenities include high speed internet, in room-movies, and conveniences like a hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, iron/board, in room safe and daily newspaper. Suites offer a separate bedroom, kitchenette, and living area with sofa bed.

 Tradewinds Island Resorts are served by three airports, all within a 30-minute drive.  The resort is located 10 minutes off Interstate 275 (I-275), which feeds off of both northbound and southbound Interstate 75 (I-75) and east/west Interstate 4 (I-4) from the Orlando area.

Area Airports
Located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and the Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport.

 

AMA TRAVEL PROGRAM
We are pleased to announce American Airlines as an official carrier for AMA. 

DESTINATION CITY:  Tampa, FL

Group travel discounts include:

·         5% off the lowest applicable fare

For reservations, call 1 800.433.1790, and refer to the authorization number/promotion code below:

·         9122BF

You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code  in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.

You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value.

Reservations and Ticketing
For reservations and ticketing information, call AmericanAirlines Meeting Services Desk, or have your travel professional call 1 800.433.1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada, seven days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Central Time), and reference the authorization number shown above.  Reservations for the hearing and speech impaired are also available at 1 800.543.1586.  There is a $25.00 ticketing service charge for reservations booked via the telephone. For Airport purchase the service charge is $35.00 USD per ticket.  These ticketing service charges are subject to change and not guaranteed until tickets are purchased.  There is no fee for booking online.

Frequent Flyer Miles
Earn AAdvantage® miles for your trip. The AAdvantage program was the first airline frequent traveler program, and for more than 20 years has offered members the most innovative ways to earn travel awards.  Enroll online at www.aa.com.

AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations.  Call 1 800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada.  Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 8 am-6 pm CST.  Or, you may contact them via email at association@towertravel.com. 

Tower Travel will proactively research airfares on ALL airline carriers to ensure that the lowest available fares are offered to all attendees.  They are dedicated to providing superior customer service and hassle-free travel arrangements.  Please note that fees, restrictions and cancellation penalties will apply.

 

Alamo Rent-A-Car

Drive Happy with Alamo. Where American Marketing Association members save up to 20%. And, with self-serve check-in you can skip the counter, check-in at the kiosk and drive away. All you need is a valid driver's license, major credit card and an existing reservation. It's that easy. To make a reservation click here: https://www.alamo.com/index.do?action=/hotDealsTemplate&msg=alamo-ama

or call Alamo Rent A Car at 1 800.462.5266. Be sure to request Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.

 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Great Cars. Low Rates. Free Pick-up.

When you’re ready to go, we make it easy with everyday low rates on great cars. With the largest fleet in North America and a wide variety of vehicles, Enterprise has you covered. Plus, we're always nearby at more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations. Reserve and Save:

http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=002&cust=AMA7745&cm_mmc=AMA-_-Discount-_-AMA7745-_-null

Pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.

 

National Car Rental

As an American Marketing Association member, you'll get up to 20% off rentals at National Car Rental.  And, with the Emerald Club® from National Car Rental, you can bypass the counter and choose your own car. To enroll now, click here: www.emeraldclub.com. 
To make a reservation online click here:

https://www.nationalcar.com/index.do?action=/hotDealsTemplate&msg=national-ama

or call National Car Rental at 1 800.CAR.RENT® and reference Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.  Go National. Go Like a Pro.

Taxicabs

A taxicab will cost approximately $55.00-$70.00 from the Airport and will take about 30 minutes.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is available through Super Shuttle and advance reservations are required.

Fares are $50.00 per person/one way, each additional person is $12.00 extra plus $1.00 booking fee per person. Super Shuttle is located outside of the baggage claim area or you may contact them directly at 1.800.282.6817 or www.supershuttle.com

Transportation

On-site Resort Transportation Services offer a fleet of sedans, vans and 20-passenger shuttle buses. Airport transportation can be made in advance. Contact Ground Transportation through the hotel 866-403-3303 or 727-343-3303

Parking

Daily Self-parking is available at the hotel for $15.00 per day. Valet parking is available for $23.00 per day and includes in & out privileges. Rates are subject to change without notice.

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