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2019 AMA International Collegiate Conference

New Orleans, LA

Market Ambitiously

The AMA International Collegiate Conference is one of the best investments you can make as an aspiring marketer, and we invite you to join us April 11-13, 2019. Take your marketing to the next level next year, and join over 1,700 marketers in New Orleans for professional development, cutting-edge career advice, competitions, networking and fun.

The conference is specifically geared toward undergraduate marketing students looking to learn from industry professionals about careers and cutting edge marketing and sales practices, AMA collegiate chapters that want to celebrate their successes and learn best practice chapter management techniques and students and AMA faculty advisors wanting to network with their peers.

The AMA International Collegiate Conference can inspire you and give you the tools you need to start your career as a young marketing professional.

 

Keynote Speakers

Natalie Kim

Founder, We Are Next

Lily Cloake

Marketing Director, Education & Students, Wall Street Journal


Pricing

Early-Bird (before 02/28/19)Standard Price
AMA Member$215$250
Non-Member$265$300
For early-bird pricing use the code “COLLEGIATEEARLYBIRD”

Faculty Advisor Registration

Current faculty advisors with active AMA memberships are eligible for complimentary registration in exchange for judging a collegiate competition this academic year. Please complete the form by February 28th, 2019.

Submissions received after Feb. 28th will have to pay $100 for their registration.


Collegiate Awards & Competitions

AMA ICC Competition registrations (when applicable) open at 12:00 pm (noon) Central Standard Time on the date listed. Early submissions before registration opens will not be accepted.  Note: ” * ” indicates team/chapter competitions

See full list of competitions here.


Conference App

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Agenda

ICC is packed full of sessions, competitions, career building activities and more.

Click below to download a schedule overview and check the app for the latest updates.


2018 Recap

Get a glimpse of what to expect at the AMA International Collegiate Conference.


AMA Event Policies

Wednesday, April 10

Early registration

Participating in a morning activity on Thursday or just want to beat the rush? Pick up your badge Wednesday afternoon!

Thursday, April 11

SABRE Business Simulation

Chapter Exhibit Set-up

Case Competition Finals sponsored by Wall Street Journal

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

This engaging, interactive and immersive session will not only equip you with the latest thinking in digital marketing strategy, but it will also prepare you to become an AMA Professional Certified Marketer® in Digital Marketing. Adding the letters P-C-M behind your name shows you’re serious about making a difference in the industry and this boot camp is a great first step in making it happen.

Andrew Garberson

Director of Digital Marketing Strategy, LunaMetrics

Student Poster Session

What to Expect at the Conference

Whether this is your first time or you’ve attended the AMA International Collegiate Conference in the past, we have so much to share with you! We have an exciting, educational and fun weekend planned, with a wide variety of choices. Join us for this quick session that will explain the schedule and we’ll recommend some of the “can’t miss” activities happening this weekend, and talk about the new changes for 2019!

Social Scramble & T-Shirt Exchange

Join us for this fun-filled, high-energy networking session and get to meet your fellow Conference attendees and have a chance to win some prizes! Dress in your chapter/school T-shirts and get ready to move. You won’t be sitting at this session! Don’t forget to bring extra chapter/school T-shirts to exchange with other attendees, and business cards if you would like to build contacts!

Opening Kickoff & Keynote Speaker

Natalie Kim

Founder, We Are Next

Chapter Exhibits & T-Shirt Competition

Presented in trade show fashion, the exhibits offer AMA Collegiate Chapters the chance to be creative and show off accomplishments of the past year. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and interact with exhibiting chapters.

Friday, April 12

Career Advice Panel

Marketing Strategy Competition Session (AM session)

Perfect Pitch Competition

Career Fair

You need a job, right? This year we’re featuring an expanded, all-day career fair to help you out! We’ll have corporate and graduate school recruiters who can’t wait to talk to you about their available opportunities – so don’t miss this chance to get your career headed in the right direction!

Experience Speaks

You Don't Have What It Takes​​

Over the years, the playing field for starting a business has leveled so much that it is virtually possible for any new business to make a name for themselves in a competitive industry, in a very short amount of time. The only problem is, you don’t have what it takes for it. Not yet, at least. This is a lesson on business history, perseverance and how to prove to yourself that you have the ambition it takes to be a leader in both your personal and business endeavors.

Carlos Zuluaga

CEO & Creative Director, Lion Fuse Digital Media

Experience Speaks

Pop Culture, Artists and Beyond: How GIPHY Curates Content for Niche Communities

Ever wonder what happens behind-the-GIF? Like, that moment *just* happened on TV, how is it already a GIF? Or, how do you even build a social following for GIFs? Find out how GIPHY builds and engages audiences in the ever-evolving social media landscape. 

Susanna Perlov

Social Media Director, GIPHY

Experience Speaks

Nine Predictions for the Future of Marketing

What does the future hold for marketing? In this session, Professor Lecinski will make nine predictions for where the marketing industry is going; what brands are already on the cutting edge; and what it will take to be successful as a marketer of the future. He will draw examples from his experience at Google and working with top brands. The discussion will include a look at digital brands like Netflix and Amazon; “direct-to-consumer” brands like Casper, Warby-Parker and Allbirds; and a look at emerging marketing technologies like artificial intelligence and voice assistants. Importantly, he will share his tips on how to “future-proof” yourself in the face of the rapidly changing marketing landscape.

Jim Lecinski

Associate Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Medill

Experience Speaks

How We Used Universal Marketing Principles to Raise Over $2 Million In Crowdfunding

Have you ever wondered what it takes to market a startup? How do you build a community from scratch and how can crowdfunding help? Come learn how brothers Ryan and Spencer Cope launched their business through crowdfunding, and how they use the marketing strategies learned from Kickstarter to continue to grow their brand.

Ryan Cope

Co-founder, WANDRD

Spencer Cope

Co-Founder, WANDRD

Experience Speaks

Entrepreneurship Essentials: Audacious Brand Design to Transform Categories, Consumers and the World

Design can and should be an obsession in business and in life. Learn how this former collegiate entrepreneur puts his values into practice by elevating the everyday and disrupting the familiar with creative brand building insights. Craig shares his best practices from advising such brand icons as method, eos, and seventh generation. With hello products, Craig reveals how to turn commodities into desirables, and a $40B category on its head.

Craig Dubitsky

Founder, Serial Entrepreneur, hello products

Experience Speaks - Round 2

You Don't Have What It Takes​​

Carlos Zuluaga

CEO & Creative Director, Lion Fuse Digital Media

Experience Speaks - Round 2

Pop Culture, Artists and Beyond: How GIPHY Curates Content for Niche Communities

Susanna Perlov

Social Media Director, GIPHY

Experience Speaks - Round 2

Nine Predictions for the Future of Marketing

Jim Lecinski

Associate Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Medill

Experience Speaks - Round 2

How We Used Universal Marketing Principles to Raise Over $2 Million In Crowdfunding

Ryan Cope

Co-founder, WANDRD

Spencer Cope

Co-Founder, WANDRD

Experience Speaks - Round 2

Entrepreneurship Essentials: Audacious Brand Design to Transform Categories, Consumers and the World

Craig Dubitsky

Founder, Serial Entrepreneur, hello products

Sales Competition

Lunch

Discovering SABRE Recap

Cam Tipping will discuss the SABRE Business Simulation competition that took place on Thursday. Everyone is welcome to learn more about SABRE for next year’s competition and the world of competitive market simulations. Plus, the winners will be announced!

Marketing Strategy Competition Session (PM session)

Leading Your Chapter to Success sessions

  • Becoming a Top Chapter – Tips from the 2018 Top 5 Chapters
  • Case Competition Workshop – What it takes to be a finalist
  • Creating a Successful Marketing Week
  • Creating & Running a Chapter Marketing Agency
  • Membership Recruitment & Retention
  • Successful Communication Strategies

College2Career Panel: Making your mark at entry-level

Leading Your Chapter to Success

  • Planning for the Year
  • Become a Top Small Chapter
  • Enhancing Professional Development of your Chapter Members
  • Tips for Fundraising
  • Tips from the 2018 Platinum Circle
  • Using Marketing-Related Community Service to Create Social Impact

Competitions Ceremony & Keynote Speaker

Lily Cloake

Marketing Director, Education & Students, Wall Street Journal

Saturday, April 13

Marketing Strategy Competition Finals

Pitch Perfect Competition Finals

AMA Sales Competition Finals

Experience Speaks

The Power of Ambition

This presentation will provide a high level overview of how to make your ambition work for you. We will discuss the importance of channeling your ambition, the warning signs of a burnout, and how to stay motivated when you’re running low on ambition. 

Noel Collier

Regional Solution Consultant, Wolters Kluwer

Experience Speaks

Resume Building

Many people think a resume is a summary of their educational and work history. Wrong! A resume is a sales’ pitch of your BRAND. It includes a. what you’ve done (or are doing); b. how you’re doing it; c. how it makes money, saves money or, otherwise, brings recognition to your organization. That’s IT. In this session, you will learn the difference between an effective resume that sells your talents AND a resume that puts you in the online trash can. You’ll also learn how to verbally promote your talents to employers. 

Rochelle Yancy

Full Professor of Management, Jesse H. Jones School of Business - Texas Southern University

Experience Speaks

It Goes Down in the DM...Digital Marketing That Is.

In this presentation, attendees will learn three proven digital marketing strategies – in some cases with a spin – designed to engage with a target market in impactful, more effective ways. We’ll address the power of video and user-generated content. Also, we’ll look at the role a brand plays in digital marketing. Yes it’s going down in the DM! 

Rachel Thibodeaux

Founder, Brand Strategist, SWAG Strategy Solutions

Experience Speaks

Promotional Marketing | The Industry. The Community. The Careers.

In this session, Kim R. Todora, PPAI communications and branding strategist, will share insights into the promotional products industry. She will discuss promotional marketing and the diverse career paths within the industry. With a focus on ‘physical’ advertising, Todora will demonstrate how promotional products serve an integral role in the overall marketing communication plan and how highly-skilled professionals contribute to a campaign’s success. 

Kim Todora

Communications & Branding Strategist, PPAI

Experience Speaks

From the Mail Room to the Board Room: What it Takes to get from Here to There.

We all have to start somewhere and Karen started her career at the very bottom. But she didn’t stay there for long. From humble beginnings, she built a career as an agency executive and owner, working with terrific clients. Learn a few of her lessons and tips for moving up, over and through a career in marketing. You’ll learn strategies for earning that first promotion, building a network of influence, staying ahead of disruption and choosing a path you love.

Karen Albritton

Partner, Newport LLC

Experience Speaks - Round 2

The Power of Ambition

Noel Collier

Regional Solution Consultant, Wolters Kluwer

Experience Speaks - Round 2

Resume Building

Rochelle Yancy

Full Professor of Management, Jesse H. Jones School of Business - Texas Southern University

Experience Speaks - Round 2

It Goes Down in the DM...Digital Marketing That Is.

Rachel Thibodeaux

Founder, Brand Strategist, SWAG Strategy Solutions

Experience Speaks - Round 2

Promotional Marketing | The Industry. The Community. The Careers.

Kim Todora

Communications & Branding Strategist, PPAI

Experience Speaks - Round 2

From the Mail Room to the Board Room: What it Takes to get from Here to There.

Karen Albritton

Partner, Newport LLC

Preparing the Winning Case Entry

AMA Sales & Marketing Roundtables

Marketplace Business Simulation

Start up a new marketing division for a large, international company. Your goal? Launch a revolutionary new product line.

Test your marketing skills in this unknown market. Can you satisfy demanding customers, beat aggressive competitors, and earn big bucks in this innovative marketing simulation?

Chapter Awards Banquet

Natalie Kim

Founder, We Are Next

Natalie Kim is the Founder of We Are Next, an open resource for students and junior talent pursuing advertising and marketing. We Are Next gathers advice, tools, and opportunities from all over the industry, making career guidance accessible to everyone, while elevating diverse voices. She spent 10 years in advertising—lastly as Director of Strategy at Firstborn in New York City—and has partnered with clients like L’Oreal, HBO, and Coca-Cola. She’s been recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Marketing & Advertising, and was named by The Drum as one of 70+ women of color who should be speaking at marketing conferences. While she calls Portland home, she is often on the road visiting universities and agencies as a thought leader in intern and entry-level talent development.

Lily Cloake

Marketing Director, Education & Students, Wall Street Journal

Lily Cloake is the Marketing Director for Education & Students at The Wall Street Journal. In this role she built the first student-focused marketing team at The Journal. The goal of the team is to change brand perceptions and consideration, and it has now driven the largest-ever number of students readers for the Wall Street Journal, showing growth of 300% in the last 2.5 years. Prior to coming to The Wall Street Journal, Cloake launched the first student proposition for the Times of London’s in the UK and won Marketing Team of the Year at the British Media Awards. Cloake started her career at Aston Martin managing their global digital marketing and social channels.

Andrew Garberson

Director of Digital Marketing Strategy, LunaMetrics

Andrew Garberson is VP of Marketing Services at Bounteous, a digital experience agency that works with enterprise companies to enable the smooth flow of data across platforms and teams. In addition to leading the digital marketing teams at Bounteous, Andrew is an adjunct professor of marketing at Chatham University and eager investor in Pittsburgh’s nonprofit community. MBA and MAMC from Point Park University, BA from University of Iowa.

Jim Lecinski

Associate Professor of Marketing, Northwestern University Medill

Jim Lecinski worked at Google for 12 years, most recently as vice president of customer solutions for the Americas. He is currently Associate Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University in Medill School’s Integrated Marketing Communications program and the Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy). He is also a visiting professor in Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program. As an expert in digital marketing and marketing technology, his focus areas include marketing strategy, digital transformation and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to marketing.

Prior to Google, Lecinski held leadership roles at major advertising agencies including Young & Rubicam and DDB. “Winning the Zero Moment of Truth” (“ZMOT”), Jim’s book about the new marketing model, was published in June 2011, and has been read by over 300,000 marketers worldwide and featured in the New York Times and Advertising Age. His next project, “Winning the AI Moment of Truth” is currently in development, expected to be published in 2019.

Carlos Zuluaga

CEO & Creative Director, Lion Fuse Digital Media

Carlos Zuluaga is the CEO and creative director at Lion Fuse Digital Media, a digital ad agency in Hollywood, Florida. They work with local and national clients to manage their online and digital advertising and brand reach, as well as finding new markets and opportunities in the rapidly growing digital world. His experience is vastly geared towards technology, development and creative. When he founded Lion Fuse in 2012, he would work out of his second bedroom and manage his clients on his own as a freelancer. Over the years, the clients outgrew his capacity and Lion Fuse had to expand and become a true agency. Last year (2017), Carlos brought along his co-founder to be fully committed to the growth of the agency, and today Lion Fuse consists of 10 members, creators, designers, photographers, and developers.
However, Lion Fuse is not all Carlos has going on. He is also a YouTuber, DJ, musician and photographer / videographer, and now a public speaker. He has developed a passion for pursuing different interests to their full potential and inspiring others to do the same. In the past few years Carlos has dedicated a big part of his career to teaching, influencing and inspiring others to pursue their wildest dreams through hard work, dedication and overcoming the fear of taking the first step.

Ryan Cope

Co-founder, WANDRD

Ryan and Spencer Cope are the brothers and co-founders behind WANDRD, a product company that creates carrying solutions for travelers and photographers. Born out of a personal need, WANDRD was launched in 2015 on Kickstarter. Ryan and Spencer have now raised more than $2 Million through crowdfunding, and have continued to use Kickstarter as a platform to generate brand awareness and build a loyal customer base. WANDRD has shipped products to over 35,000 customers in 100 countries, and continues to innovate in the way that people carry their gear.

Spencer Cope

Co-Founder, WANDRD

Susanna Perlov

Social Media Director, GIPHY

Suze Perlov is currently the Director of Social at GIPHY. She leads in content strategy and social promotion of GIPHY’s rapidly artist community and helps guide the social team’s day-to-day operations. She has experience in digital content programming and strategy, email social media marketing strategies, and social media marketing at Nickelodeon.

Noel Collier

Regional Solution Consultant, Wolters Kluwer

Noel Collier is the Regional Solution Consultant at Wolters Kluwer, with responsibility of cultivating and growing the Houston Market. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, she worked at several companies building her skills in sales and strategic business development . During Noel’s 3 years as a district manager for ADP, she initiated several programs that resulted in an annual average 27 percent increase in sales. Creativity, drive and leadership are Noel’s greatest strengths. She thrives on all kinds of challenges, especially those that expand the company’s reach. While at ADP Noel was a multiple year qualifier for contests, and won sales rep of the month multiple times. In 2013 Noel was recognized with a Presidents Club Award for outstanding achievements in the field. Other honors include being accepted into the Leadership Development program at ADP. 

Noel has also done volunteer work for several charities including the United Way and Habitat for the Homeless among others.

Noel holds a bachelors degree from Texas Southern University. She lives in Houston with her husband and their three children. In her free time, Noel likes to travel and is a season ticket holder for the Houston Rockets.

Rochelle Yancy

Full Professor of Management, Jesse H. Jones School of Business - Texas Southern University

Dr. Rochelle Parks-Yancy is a Full Professor of Management at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. She is also a career coach and resume writer. She specializes in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Parks-Yancy’s research examines social capital and its impact on careers. 

She has authored three books: Be Your Best Career Architect: Here are the Blueprints; Equal Work, Unequal Careers; and Are You Making the Right Impression: Preparing NOW for Your Real Life after College . Dr. Parks-Yancy has also published numerous refereed journal articles in outlets, such as: Journal of Education for BusinessThe Online Journal of Distance Education & e-LearningHandbook of the Social Psychology of InequalityInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, Journal of College Student Development, Annual Review of Sociology, Foreign Service Journal, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Her consulting expertise includes the following services: Resume Revisions; Effective Job Search Methods; Salary Negotiation Strategies; Effective Interviewing Strategies; How to Change Careers and LinkedIn page Improvements. Dr. Parks-Yancy’s clients include mid-to late career organizational leaders, transitioning military talent, and early career professionals. Her clientele spans across industries, including: financial, real estate, technology, healthcare, consumer products, energy, transportation and automotive. 

She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to Armenia. She trained managers at Gold’s Gym, Inc. on effective management practices, taught graduate students at American University of Armenia, and researched Armenian job hunt methods. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Parks-Yancy worked in human resources, specifically recruitment, training and development.

Rachel Thibodeaux

Founder, Brand Strategist, SWAG Strategy Solutions

Rachel Wilson Thibodeaux, also known as the SWAG Strategist, loves God, her husband, a good book, business, and chocolate. Sometimes chocolate takes priority. Don’t judge her.
In addition to being an expert at wearing high heels and of course chocolate, Rachel is an award-winning speaker, business and brand strategist, social media consultant, and Amazon bestselling author. She is Founder/Owner of SWAG Strategy Solutions where SWAG is not just a cool name. It’s an acronym that stands for Strategic Women Achieve Growth.

Go-getter women entrepreneurs, service-based businesses, influencers, and other purpose-driven leaders turn to Rachel and SSS when they need a BREAKTHROUGH in their brand and business – breaking through to more clarity, more visibility, and more profitability. Often beginning with helping clients get out of their own way, Rachel utilizes what she calls “coa-sulting” – just the right combination of consulting and coaching customized for each client.

SWAG Strategy Solutions works with clients to leverage both online and offline strategies. Online + offline = strong bottom line! Through the agency side of SSS, clients are able to benefit from strategic digital marketing and other new media strategies proven to produce amazing results.

Based on her signature system, Rachel’s current book, Brand Sell Profit: Slay Your Brand, Sell Like a Champ, and Profit Like a Boss is a blueprint for connecting the dots between creating a solid brand and generating revenue. It’s full of strategy, tips, a few unforgettable stories, and plenty of laughs (no thank you to boring). It’s probably the only business book where you’ll find something about Apple products, Oprah, Kylie Jenner, a defiant but impressive 10 year-old, and the rap group NWA all mentioned.

A content-rich, powerful speaker, she has shared the stage with the likes of Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, as well as bestselling author, military hero, and former Dancing with the Stars winner J. R. Martinez. Rachel resides in the Houston area with her husband and dog-daughter, a feisty shih tzu known as “the other Olivia Pope.”

Kim Todora

Communications & Branding Strategist, PPAI

Kim R. Todora directs the comprehensive integrated and buyer-targeted industry branding, media relations, social media, collegiate, trade show and industry outreach and awareness programs.

Todora is an active member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Data & Marketing Association (DMA) and represents PPAI on the advisory council for Advertising Week and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to PPAI, Todora owned a marketing communications agency specializing in advertising, branding, public relations and cause marketing for more than 11 years. As a creative communications and branding strategist with more than 36 years’ experience in advertising and public relations with Bozell, J. Walter Thompson and The Todora Group, she has created communications, branding and sales success for a variety of clients including American Airlines, Chili’s, Don Pablo’s, Texas Tornado Hockey, The Arena Group, Williams Communications, Doskocil Pet Products, BusyBody Home Fitness, Larry’s Shoes, Mariner Health, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, E-Systems/Raytheon, March of Dimes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Ronald McDonald House, and many others.

About PPAI
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 15,700 corporate members of the $23.3 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 40,500 businesses and a workforce of more than 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates The PPAI Expo, the industry’s largest trade show; provides the leading promotional products safety and compliance program, a prestigious professional development and certification program; and publishes industry trade journals. The multibillion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. For more information, visit PPAI.org and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQFacebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo and Pinterest.

Craig Dubitsky

Founder, Serial Entrepreneur, hello products

Recently named to Advertising Age’s Creativity 50, Craig is the friendly founder of hello products, the world’s first naturally friendly™ oral care brand. hello is one of the fastest-growing oral care brands, and the #1 charcoal toothpaste brand in the US. hello was named to Inc. Magazine’s Most Audacious list as “One of the 25 Companies That Are Changing the World”, also winning the prestigious Red Dot award and the Good Design Award. Craig’s unique approach to breakthrough brand design is captured by hello products’ synthesis of performance and personality with ethics and aesthetics, disrupting of the $40B global daily-use category with a brand that people don’t just use, they join.

hello is Craig’s latest achievement as a serial entrepreneur. Prior to hello, Craig was co-founder and creative lead at eos products, founding board member at Method Products, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lexicon Branding, a strategic advisor to Seventh Generation, Boots, and to various Private Equity funds. Craig is an inductee in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Hall of Fame, an Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson, and serves as Advisory Council Member at the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship at The Simon School of Business at The University of Rochester. Craig loves people, design, brand, packaging and people. Yes, he said people twice.

Karen Albritton

Partner, Newport LLC

Karen is an adviser to senior executives and boards of emerging growth and mid-market companies, counseling them on growth strategies. She helps her clients achieve what she did as a marketing agency President and CEO – drive value for customers while building an industry-leading, award-winning business.

Prior to joining Newport LLC, she held a number of leadership roles with agencies like Ketchum, Capstrat and McKinney. 

Karen is a marketing industry advocate, serving on the board of directors for the American Marketing Association. She shares her passion for leadership as a speaker at industry conferences such as the Internet Summit, the Association for Corporate Growth, AMA Leadership Summit, Women’s Leadership Conference and the PRSA Counselors Academy Annual Conference. She also speaks to corporate audiences for companies like Credit Suisse, Siemens, Vanderbilt Health and Cotton, Incorporated.

She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, serves on the board of directors for the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, the UNC Children’s Hospital, the board of advisers for Elon University’s School of Communications and the board of advisers for the School of Media and Journalism at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her B.A. degree.

Conference Location

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2500

Room Rates

  • $249.00 (Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy) plus tax

Book Now

(Note: An extra person fee may appear when reserving a room online. This fee will be removed by the hotel and will not be charged.)

To reserve by phone, call (888) 627-7033. The reservation cut-off date is March 13, 2019.

Shipping to the Sheraton

Your chapter is responsible for shipping and storing any supplies, equipment, etc., needed for your display. If you are shipping materials, you must ensure that they arrive on the day you check-in to the hotel. The hotel does not provide storage for your exhibit and the AMA staff office will not be available for storage. Any items you bring must be stored in your guestroom.

Anything shipped to the hotel will incur a handling fee set up by FedEx office. Address you shipping labels as follows:

(Your Name)
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
Hold for guest arrival on (date you will arrive)
RE: AMA-2019 International Collegiate Conference – April 11-13, 2019

Internet Service

Complimentary wireless internet is available in the lobby of the Sheraton New Orleans. Guestroom high-speed internet access has a tiered pricing structure from $12.95 – $16.95 plus tax daily and allows up to 3 devices (subject to change).

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttle service is available from Airport Shuttle New Orleans at a cost of $24/person (one way) or $44/person (roundtrip). Reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your airport arrival time. The shuttle pick-up is at baggage claim area 10 at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Reserve your shuttle here.

Area Information

Located on historic Canal Street just steps from the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Bourbon Street and steps away from the Mississippi River.  The Warehouse Arts District, Harrah’s Casino, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, the Superdome are all nearby, as are major malls including the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, French Market and The Shops at Canal Place. Please visit New Orleans & Company for additional city information.

Air Travel

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the American Marketing Association. 

  • Please click here to book your flights. Use NY2M7 as the Meeting Event Code.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at +1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00am – 7:30pm (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2M7.

ADA

The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Support Center (800-AMA-1150 or customersupport@ama.org), and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability-related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting.

 

 

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