2016 MAAFS Convention Schedule

MAAFS CONVENTION SCHEDULE, 32th Annual

November 4 – 6, 2016

Friday, November 4

7:00 am – 12:30pm Associate Member RegistrationTerrace Lobby

Trade Show Set Up – Chrystal Ballroom

 

8:45 – 9:15am         Judges School Registration – Terrace Lobby

9:15 – 3:30pm        Judging School Program – Conference Room 4, 5 & 6

 

10:00am – 5:00 pm  Member Registration & Communication Entries Received Terrace Lobby

Noon – 1:00 pm      Lunch Ticket Required, Horizons

1:00 – 2:00 pm       Trade Show Kick off

1:45 pm       Trade Show Give Away

1:00 – 5:30 pm       Trade Show OpenCrystal Ballroom

2:00 – 3:30 pm       Crowd Control Training Certification, Don Muddiman – Conference 2 & 3

3:45- 4:30 pm         Pluck a Duck Topics, Robert Fogle – Conference 2 & 3

Off Season Rentals, Cody Cashman – Conference 4 & 5

4:30 – 5:30 pm       Free Time to Visit Trade Show

5:30 pm                 Trade Show Closes

6:00 pm                 Happy Hour – Cash Bar

6:30 – 10:00 pm      Dinner, Showcase & Horse Auction –Ticket Required – Grand Ballroom

10:30-11:59 pm      MAAFS Hospitality Mixer Opens at the conclusion of the Showcase in the pool area.

Sponsored in part by The Taisey Agency LLC

 

Saturday, November 5

8:00 – 4:00 pm   Registration OpenTerrace Lobby           

8:30 – 4:30 pm   Trade Show Open – Crystal Ballroom

8:30 – 9:30 am   Continental Breakfast Presented by MAAFS Associate members, Ticket Required – Crystal Ballroom

9:00 – 10:15am   Opening General Session – Grand Ballroom

Welcome – Daphne Sigler, MAAFS, President

Opening Speaker- Jerry Carroll

Convention Overview- John Kozenski MAAFS Vice President

10:30 –11:30 am Workshops

State Updates & Reports –MDA- Dr Radebaugh VMD, FFA, 4-H-Amanda Clougherty,

            MAFB Logan Yearsley – Conference 1

Communication from boardroom to committees, Mike Froehlich CFE, York Fair – Conference 2

Sponsorship 101, IAFE Speaker Roxie Mayberry – Conference 3

Todays “Reality” of Ag Education at your fair, Robert Fogle – Conference 4

10:45 am           Associates Meeting – Crystal Ballroom

11:30am –12:30pm Free Time to Visit the Trade Show

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch & Meet the Associates, Ticket Required – Grand Ballroom

1:45 – 2:45 pm   Workshops

“Change” a Bad 6 Letter Word? Becky Brashear CFE – Conference 1

Jr Boards. Turning Weakness into Strength’s, Sue SullivanConference 2

All About Security, Taisey Agency LLC and Law Enforcement – Conference 3

Getting your Sponsor’s hooked, IAFE Speaker Roxie Mayberry – Conference 4

3:00 pm             Drawing for Trade Show Giveaways – Crystal Ballroom

3:15 pm             Trade Show Close, Communication released & Pick Up

3:30 –4:30 pm    Workshops       

Drones and Selfie Sticks– Panel, Martin Svrcek CFE, Montgomery Co., Jim Ingrim, Degggeller Attractions, Moderator Becky Brashear CFE – Conference 1

Social Media Etiquette, Danny Aguilar – Conference 2

Fair Governance / Engaging Boards, Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe VA State Fair – Conference 3

Fundraising Ideas, Amanda Clougherty – MD 4-H Foundation – Conference 4

6:00 – 6:30 pm  Happy Hour – Cash Bar

6:30 –10:00 pm Dinner & Auction– Ticket Required – Grand Ballroom

Fair Person of the Year 2016

Associate of the Year 2016

MAAFS Chesapeake CUP RACE II

 

10:30-11:59pm   MAAFS Hospitality Mixer Opens at the conclusion of the Showcase in the pool area.

Sponsored in part by The Taisey Agency LLC

 

Sunday, November 6

8:00 – 8:30am     Non-denominational Worship, Dean HollandService on the Beach

8:30 – 9:30am    Breakfast–Ticket Required – Grand Ballroom

9:30am             MAAFS Annual Meeting – Grand Ballroom

Election of Officers

Hazel Staley Attendance Award

                          Tell it to the Judge ,Judge CashMan Presiding – (Fairs please pre-register at registration desk)

Communications Awards, Robert Fogel 

Conclusion

 

Hope you had a great Convention at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Ocean City MD. Have a Safe Trip Home! See you here in 2017

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