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 AMCs Engaged! Goes Virtual 
August 6 and 7, 2020

Designed by AMCs for AMCs. AMCs Engaged! 2020 is tailored to meet the unique challenges of the AMC community and help all levels of AMC professionals prepare for the changing business landscape. Whether you are part of an experienced association management company, a new owner navigating the first few years, or an entrepreneur investigating the strengths of the AMC model, join your peers for a deep-dive into current trends and topics impacting the AMC community now. Learn from Thought Leaders on potential future trends, brand forethought, and best-practice company experiences and earn up for 5.5 hours of CAE credit. Virtually network with AMC colleagues and industry providers and make connections to last. 

AMCs Engaged! 2020 programming includes education for AMC Owners and operators, C-suite level executives, and new and emerging leaders within the AMC industry. Bring your whole team to experience AMCs Engaged! 2020. There is something for everyone. 


Registration is now closed. For more information, please email [email protected] 

Category  Price
AMC Member (Individual)    $295.00 
High Five Package  (AMC Members and Associate Members only)                      $895.00 
Associate Member (Individual)                                                                                $295.00 
Non-Member - Association Management Company* (Individual)                      $475.00 
Non-Member - Association Management Company* Group of 5 Package          $1,175.00 

AMCI Members Only:  Need group pricing?
6+ staff - High Five rate plus $159.00 per additional registrant
Top 10 - $1,690.00
10+ staff - Top Ten rate plus $139.00 per additional registrant

*Please note: If you are with an Association Management Company that is not a member of the AMC Institute, please contact Shelli Vasser Gilliam at [email protected] or 703-662-9476 to register for AMCs Engaged! 2020.  

Vendors/suppliers who are not members of AMCI are not permitted to attend AMCs Engaged!

A refund of the conference registration fee for AMCs Engaged! 2020, minus a $75 administrative fee per person, will be given for cancellations received by July 17, 2020. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted! Substitutions must be submitted by written request to [email protected] and will be permitted until Friday, July 31 at 11:59 pm ET. Only one substitution is permitted per the original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

All times listed are in U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time Zone and are subject to change.
Earn up to 5.5 CAE credits during AMCs Engaged! 2020. If you participate in the Accreditation & Standards Workshop, you will earn up to 2 additional CAE credits. 

Thursday, August 6



 1:00 – 1:05 PM

Bennett Napier, CAE
Partners in
Association Management
AMCI 2020 Board Chair

Welcome Remarks   

1:05 – 2:00 PM

Michael Dominguez
President & CEO
Associated Luxury Hotels International

Opening General Session
A Road Less Traveled 
The experience of 2020 has absolutely been unexpected, uncertain, and devastating in many ways.  We now face a world, country, economy, and industry traveling a road much less traveled as we begin to restart our global commerce engine and hospitality industry. The short-term post COVID19 environment will require our ability to work together, pivot often, and learn as a community.  This session will examine the anticipated experience and industry protocols that will be in place for the remainder of 2020.

  2:00 – 2:30 PM     

 Alex Wedesky, Manager, Field Operations, Internet Services

PSAV Break - Live from the Living Room

2:30 – 3:30 PM

  Aidan Augustin
Co-Founder, Feathr   
Jeff Rose
Director of AMC Partnerships, Feathr,

Lynda Patterson, FASAE, CAE, AMPED Association Management

Jeanne Sheehy, MBA, Bostrom

Adults Spend Half Their Day Online- Does Your AMC (and the clients you support)?
A discussion of how virtual engagement and remote work is changing the way we connect with our employees, clients, and client communities. We'll discuss remote work, virtual events, and project management in a remote setting.

3:30 – 4:00 PM


Discover Puerto Rico Break with Health & Wellness Expert
Live from El Yunque Rainforest

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Erin Fuller, FASAE, MPA, CAE, President, MCI-USA

Stephanie Glanzer, CMP, SVP and Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International

Scott Beck, President and CEO, Destination Toronto

Ruth Abrahamson, CEO, Base Consulting and Management, Inc.

Expect the Unexpected
Hear case studies from DMOs, CVBs, and AMCs from COVID/SARS lessons learned and participate in an open discussion on how AMC’s can lead and pivot. 

5:00 – 6:00 PM 

 Virtual Reception 

Sponsored by:  MGM Resorts International 
with Fun & Games by Pub Masters Trivia

Friday, August 7
9:00 - 10:00 AM Isaac Collazo, VP, Competitive Intelligence Unit, IHG
A New World? Navigating & Planning Through Uncertain Times
Planning for 2021 and beyond will require more prudence and flexibility than ever before. In this session, you will hear how IHG is navigating through these times, and what economic guideposts you should monitor to successfully traverse the challenging times ahead.
10:00 –10:30 AM    MedEvac Foundation Help The Helpers CSR Break
10:30 – 10:45 AM Mark Sedgley, President & CEO, MemberClicks

What's New at MemberClicks?
Join MemberClicks' Mark Sedgley to learn about a new approach to membership solutions that allow associations to do more for less, and be the first to hear about an opportunity to dig into virtual events with us and the AMC Institute. Plus, we'll be playing a quick game of trivia — come for the info, stay for the chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods!

 10:45 AM – 12:15  PM Small, Medium/Large, XL AMCs and Emerging Leaders AMC Owners will have an opportunity to share best practices and exchange ideas, while Emerging Leaders will have a unique session of their own to discover paths to professional growth.
12:15 – 12:30 PM Closing Thoughts  
1:00– 3:00 PM  Sue Pine, FASAE, CAE,
Bloch & Reed Association Advisors

William "Bill" Barnes, CPA, CMA
Barnes Givens & Barnes, Ltd.

Michael Deese, Esq, Howe & Hutton, Ltd. 
 Accreditation & Standards Workshop 


Join the AMC Institute team for a Run to Help the Helpers Virtual Run/Walk/Roll supporting 'Taking Care of Our Own' programs helping medical transport personnel improve mental health and wellness. Click on Group/Teams and AMC Institute to run to Help the Helpers with AMCI and read more about how you can take part below. 

Register for AMCs Engaged! 2020 and pay it forward by also registering to join the AMC Institute team at MFI’s 2020 Virtual Run/Walk/Roll to Help the Helpers!

MedEvac Foundation International (MFI) supports all First Responders working in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – anyone who stabilizes patients on the scene and provides life-saving medical care during transport to a trauma center. Whether by airplane, helicopter, vehicle, or vessel – ambulance crews keep the window of time open during the 'golden hour' when critical medical care determines life or death. If you have you found yourself, a loved one, or witnessed a scene in which someone is fighting for their life, you've probably heard these words, "We got you." or "You're gonna be ok." or "Help is on the way." 

For all of the happy endings, unfortunately, there are many that, despite every effort, have sustained injuries that are too great to be saved. These are the tragic scenes that our First Responders bring home and cannot unsee, erase from memory, or shake from their thoughts. Often, these burdens are so great that our Helpers too, need support. 

MFI is teaching thousands of medical transport personnel, both employees and volunteers, how to ask for the help they need to process through the stress and trauma that is their daily life and work, now more than ever. By teaching first responders to recognize warning signs in their peers, MFI is creating a network to allow these Helpers to receive the support they need to do what they love.

AMCI invites you to "Run to Help the Helpers" and be their help that's on its way. Your registration to join the AMCI virtual run/walk/roll team enables MFI to provide a range of services including EMS mental health support, in-person and virtual wellness training, mindfulness instruction, recovery support, and line of duty death grants to surviving spouses and their children.

Please join the AMC Institute team and run/walk/roll to Help the Helpers100% of your MedEvac Foundation registration fee and donations go to Taking Care of Our Own EMS life-saving programs to prevent suicide.

Questions?  Contact our team captain, Alisha White, [email protected]


Thank you to our AMCs Engaged! 2020 sponsors




Contact Shelli Vasser Gilliam at [email protected] or +1.703-570-8955.