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2019 Midwest Retreat

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 4:00 AM


Join the Midwestern States of the Association of Bridal Consultants for our annual partnership with the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana for a weekend for the ABC Midwest Retreat!   Friday and Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019 For 2019 we have a different format to allow new opportunities in Education, Networking & Fun Friday: Whiskey and Weddings; optional class with discounted ticket (8pm ET) Saturday: Educational Conference and Retreat (9:00am ET) Saturday Evening Dinner:"Diner En Noir" (6:30pm ET Cocktails & Dinner Celebration)    Make a weekend of it and stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel at a discounted Room Rate of $189.00 (plus applicable taxes) Friday hotel room $189 rate will be waived for attendees of the ABC conference with paid Saturday room.   Call 1-888-936-9360 and ask for the Association of Bridal Consultants Block Rate. (Group Code 0119ABC)  (Rooms are only available until January 4, 2019)Note - the comp room Friday rate will be adjusted at Sunday check out.    Included in your conference fee: Conference includes breakfast voucher good for Saturday breakfast Educational Conference Saturday 1/26 Lunch (Saturday) Breaks (during conference learning sessions) Saturday Dinner "Diner en Noir" for Conference Attendee (additional Saturday dinner guests $75) Friday night optional Class discounted ticket price (additional Friday tasting class guests $45) Plan to stay  on Sunday for a relaxing day at the opulent West Baden Springs Hotel and enjoy the French Lick Resort's offerings including Casino, Spa and Recreation options.  "The Art of the Sale" - Ali Phillips, Engaging Events by Ali (ABC Member)  Selling from an authentic space How to determine the client's needs in the sales process Tips for selling your value of what you provide  Handling pricing questions and objections   "Someone Stole my Copyrighted Work. Now What?" - Caitlin Byckzo, Barnes and Thornberg What is a copyright? How are copyrights protected? The most common types of copyright theft? What to do it someone steals your materials? Practical steps to protect yourself. "Make it Personal: Adding Meaningful Touches With Calligraphy & Art" - Laura Reilly Calligraphy   How to work with a calligrapher or artist to create personalized details for your event  Trends in wedding calligraphy and illustration Sentimental, memorable, and functional: how to make the most of handcrafted details and why they add to the event experience Why creative collaboration with other industry pros helps all of us bonus : On the Spot Calligraphy 101 (911) Learn to fake it like a boss: create calligraphy with that pen in the bottom of your bag when an escort card gets lost two minutes before the reception (of course) Basic calligraphy skills to keep in your back pocket My go-to tools for calligraphy on the go (because who carries inkwells in their purse?)    "Inside Your Community - Outside Your Weddings" - Kasey Conyers, Bliss Events   Learning how to realize "believe it or not, there IS life for your business outside of weddings" Finding new opportunities in your local community through networking by opening your basic business awareness Gaining personal insight and inspiration to take your business outside  the wedding weekend market  "Making a Moment Last a Lifetime"- L. Gene Huddleson, Detail+Design *(ABC Member) Designing a Wedding on any budget "Diner en Noir" Saturday Evening Cocktails and Dinner Celebration   Included in the conference fee (additional tickets may be purchased for guests). Join us in your chic black evening attire. Cocktails and dinner provided. 6:30pm ET Saturday.    "Whiskey and Weddings" Optional Class Friday Evening   Additional Ticket Price, Friday evening. Taught by French Lick Resort. Come learn about the wedding trends of bourbon and whiskey bars at weddings and learn about pairing these beverages with foods and bites. Tasting included. (Ticket price for conference attendees: $20. Non-conference attendees as a guest: $45)

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