2016 Fall Meeting

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Hotel Reservations

The Westin Austin Downtown Hotel is one of the premiere downtown Austin hotels, located just one block from the Austin Convention Center and the 6th Street Entertainment District, just footsteps to the latest foodie hotspots, historic sites, legendary live music venues, eclectic shops and year-round outdoor fun.

To make your hotel reservations, visit the Starwood EMA Reservations Page.

How to Register

There are three easy ways to register for the EMA Fall Meeting.

To view the brochure, click the image on the left or click "Learn More" below. Use the controls to print or download the brochure if desired.

Mail - You may mail your registrations, including payment to the EMA Office at 700 S. Washington Street (Suite 260), Alexandria, VA 22314

Online - You may register online by logging into the site, clicking My EMA from the drop-down at the upper right, and visiting the Online Store.

Fax - Registrations may be faxed to the EMA office at +1 703-739-2209

Social/Networking Events

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

First Time Attendee/New Member Orientation & Reception
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New members, prospects, first-time attendees and spouses are invited to attend this special orientation. You will receive a brief overview of the Association from the EMA and GEA leadership. Following the orientation, there will be a reception where you can mix and mingle with the EMA leadership, committee chairs and hosts.

Welcome Reception
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception. This is a great way to begin your meeting experience. Come meet colleagues and make new contacts.

Industry Partners Party

Friday, October 28, 2016
Denim and Diamonds
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Ladies, wear your bejeweled blue jeans and tops with sparkling bling and, of course, your diamonds! Men, put on a nice pair of jeans and a nice button-down shirt and you’re at the most comfortable formal party you’ve ever been to. Cowboy boots are a nice wardrobe compliment, and when you’re in Texas, it’s not bad manners to wear your cowboy hat indoors. Step through the beautiful Denim and Diamonds entrance and up to the bar and order a beverage under the crystal chandelier. Dance the night away to a favorite local country band and learn some line dance moves from the fun instructors. If dancing isn’t your thing, then sit down in the casino and try your luck at Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, Black Jack and more. Your night of Denim and Diamonds will be a ritzy and glitzy evening!

Opening Keynote Speaker

Robert C. Fry, Jr., PhD, CBE, Chief Economist, Robert Fry Economics LLC, will discuss current conditions in the global economy and the outlook for future growth, with emphasis on global manufacturing and the health of the overall U.S. economy. Among the topics covered will be growth in GDP and industrial production, the recovery of the U.S. housing sector, U.S. light vehicle sales, the strength of the U.S. dollar, inflation, and interest rates. Robert will pay special attention to the prices of oil and natural gas and their implications for economic growth.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Haydn Shaw,Expert in Generations (Baby Boomers, GenXers, and Millennials), Turning Around Negative Work Atmospheres, and Productivity, has researched and helped clients regarding generational differences for over twenty years. He is the author of Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart and FranklinCovey’s bestselling workshops Leading Across Generations and Working Across Generations. He also writes on generations and leadership for the Huffing....