November 2-4, 2017 • Sonoma, CA

Welcome

The VMAE Fall Conference is an annual event that hosts high caliber speakers presenting on topics in association management and/or the veterinary industry. This event provides an exciting opportunity for attendees to meet, network, explore ideas, and learn from leaders in their perspective fields.

Featured Speakers

Jodie Swee

Speaker Bio
Jodie has spent the last 20 years working with younger generations — building relationships and seeking to understand what motivates and engages them. She is a bridge-builder and educator, with a passion for helping different generations understand each other and how to work together for a stronger workplace. Prior to becoming a speaker and consultant, she was the Area Director of a non-profit organization and brings her unique combination of leadership and relational experience to XYZ University. Jodie also has a background in sketch comedy and uses that to bring humor and warmth to this challenging topic.

Chris O’Toole

Speaker Bio
Chris O’Toole is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Breightly. In addition, he has also serves as the Director of Marketing & Advertising for the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. His rare combination of creativity, communication, and design enable him to develop compelling websites and engaging marketing strategies for organizations. Chris applies his expertise and passion with meticulous craftsmanship to help organizations clarify their cause and inspire others.

Event Schedule

November 2, 2017

5:30P – 7:00P

VMAE Welcome Reception

Provence Room/Terrace

November 3, 2017

8:30A – 9:00A

Continental Breakfast

Lavender South Ballroom

9:00A – 9:15A

Welcome and Initial Discussion

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

9:15A – 10:00A

[email protected]

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

10:00A – 10:30P

Survey Says…

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

10:40A – 11:10A

Generations Deep Dive

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

11:10A – 12:00P

Ghosts, Myths, and Legends

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

12:00P – 1:00P

Lunch

Wisteria North Ballroom

1:00P – 1:45P

The End of Membership As We Know It

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

2:00P – 2:15P

Team Activity

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

2:15P – 3:30P

Membership Building

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

3:30P – 4:00P

Wrap-Up

by Jodie Swee

Lavender South Ballroom

5:30P – 10:00P

VMAE Group Dinner

Seghesio Family Vineyards

November 4, 2017

8:00A – 9:00A

VMAE Breakfast/Membership Meeting

Wisteria North Ballroom

9:00A – 10:00A

Creating an Online Infrastructure

by Chris O’Toole

Lavender South Ballroom

10:00A – 11:00A

Creating a Following

by Chris O’Toole

Lavender South Ballroom

11:00A – 12:00P

The Missing Piece & The For-Profit Challenge

by Chris O’Toole

Lavender South Ballroom

Location

Vintners Inn
4350 Barnes Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 575-7350

Discounted Rates until October 2

Pricing

Best price
  • Member

  • $ 250
    • Registration Includes:
    • Welcome Reception
      Friday Program
      Friday Dinner at Seghesio
      Saturday’s Half-day Program
    • and much more…

  • Non-Member

  • $350
    • Registration Includes:
    • Welcome Reception
      Friday Program
      Friday Dinner at Seghesio
      Saturday’s Half-day Program
    • and much more…