Keep America Beautiful's National Conference is the premiere educational and networking event for affiliate directors as well as community and volunteer leaders. This conference will focus on cultivating new ideas and strategies to achieve our shared vision of creating and sustaining vibrant communities; assist in updating and enhancing your existing programs that lead to behavior change; focus on strengthening your board and will share fundraising ideas and best practices along with the appropriate social media tools to raise the visibility of your organization's brand. This conference also brings together several national experts and key stakeholders to take an in depth look at the power of youth & corporate employee engagement, current recycling challenges, the importance of beneficial pollinators, the magic of storytelling and a variety of professional development opportunities. Conference plenary and breakout sessions will explore specific challenges we all face and how to work towards creating effective solutions. Featured speakers include: Shirley Sagawa Named a “Woman to Watch in the 21st Century” by Newsweek, Shirley was a presidential appointee in the first-Bush and Clinton Administrations and the lead planner for the White House Conferences on Philanthropy. She was instrumental in drafting and passage of legislation creating the Corporation for National Service and AmeriCorps. Roger Brooks Over the past 30 years, Roger Brooks has assisted nearly a thousand communities, as well as states, provinces, national parks and countries in their branding, product development and marketing efforts. Roger and his team spent nearly six years surveying downtowns and districts across the country to uncover the most common elements of success. He speaks to the "art of branding a community". Robin Nagle Author of NYT's best seller, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City, Robin is the anthropologist-in-residence with the Department of Sanitation in New York and a professor in the anthropology department at NYU.
Richard Crespin Richard Crespin is the Executive Director of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association and the President of SharedXpertise Media, publishers of Corporate Responsibility Magazine and a Senior Fellow, Business Civic Leadership Center, US Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving as the CROA’s Executive Director, Mr. Crespin also serves as President of SharedXpertise Media, the publishers of the Corporate Responsibility Magazine and the organizers of the COMMIT!Forum. CR Magazine is most well known for publishing the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, a compilation of the most transparent and accountable publicly traded firms in the United States. HOTEL: The Westin Charlotte rate is $169/night plus 15.25% tax. Please make your reservation before January 13! Call 1.866.837.4148 to reserve your room and let them know you would like the KAB conference group rate or click here to reserve online: Hotel Reservations TRANSPORTATION: The closest airport is Charlotte-Douglas airport, a 15 minute drive to the Westin: Airport Transportation Options. If you reserve a rental car through Thrifty Car Rental, be sure to enter KAB's special corporate discount code: 0013015966 through the link below in the "Websites" section. PARKING: Hotel parking rates are a $25/day for valet and $18/day for self-parking. REGISTRATION DESK: Registration will be in the Grand Promenade beginning at 7:30 am on Tuesday, February 4. You may pick up any of your awards at this time. President Circle awards are mailed directly to your affiliate. You can check out the event summary at any time on your cell phone, click here to view the mobile site: 2014 National Conference **Don't forget to bring your reusable KAB name badge holder if you received one at any past National Conference - you will be entered into a special raffle** Keep America Beautiful's National Conference is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:
* provides conference scholarship support
Monday, February 3, 2014 - Thursday, February 6, 2014 8:00 AM - 1:00 PMEastern Time
The Westin Charlotte601 South College StreetCharlotte, North Carolina 28226USA(704) 375-2600
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