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Event Detail
AABP Summer Conference 2014
6/19/2014

The Alliance of Area Business Publishers Summer Conference

June 19-21, 2014
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410/547-1200 (Be sure to mention AABP Summer Conference and our Group Code aabaaba)
Room rate: $189/night (sgl/dbl)
Cut off: May 28, 2014 (or when our block sells out, whichever comes first)
This special site has been set up by the hotel to book a room online.

The Final Program!
The final Conference brochure with room locations and more is posted here. You can browse through the informative speakers and panels planned, group activities, keynote speakers, the schedule and more -- and then sign up today!

Special Welcome Reception
To kick off the AABP Summer Conference in Baltimore, MD, The Daily Record is excited to welcome delegates aboard The Raven for the Welcome Reception, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Thursday, June 19, 2014. Details are posted here. Every guest must be on board by 5:40 PM. The yacht leaves the dock promptly at 5:45 PM for a 1.5-hour cruise. There will be an open bar, and appetizers will be served during the cruise. You will return to the dock at 7:15 PM, and disembark by 7:30 PM. Boarding occurs just a short walk from our host hotel at Baltimore Finger Piers, 555 Light St., Baltimore. The docks are right between the Light Street Pavilion of Harborplace and the Maryland Science Center.

Two Ways to Register
-Register online here (credit card required), or
-Download the registration form here and return it to AABP with payment via email, fax or mail.

Sign up by May 19, 2014 to save money with early-bird registration rates!

Submit Best Ideas!
Publishers & Ad Directors: We're asking you to submit ideas for the Best New Ideas Session at the Summer Conference. Only those publications that have submitted an idea beforehand and on time by June 6 will be allowed to attend this session. Also, ideas have been broken into four categories. Details and the ideas form are posted here.

Editors, you are also asked to fill out this Best Ideas form and return it to Chris Katterjohn by June 6, in order to be admitted into that session.

Conference host Suzanne Fischer-Huettner and The Daily Record staff

Conference coordinator is Chris Katterjohn

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities
Would your company like to reach B-to-B professionals with information about your goods and services? Details on being an exhibitor and sponsor at the Summer Conference are posted here. If you'd like to pay exhibitor or sponsorship fees online, that registration form is posted here. The form to order exhibitor services, such as electricity and Internet, is posted here.

Your exhibitor packages should be shipped to arrive no earlier than three days before the Conference and should be addressed as follows:

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
YOUR NAME & EXHIBITING COMPANY
AABP Conference Exhibitors, 6/19-21/14
Attn: Sr. Events Mgr. Sharon Halley
202 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

410/547-1200

Please be sure you ship your exhibitor packages in such a way that you can track them and be sure that you have the tracking information with you when you arrive in Baltimore. Click here for the hotel's shipping instructions and package handling fees.

Schedule

Thursday, June 19, 2014

11am-2pm -- Board of Directors meeting
1-5pm -- Registration
2-4pm -- Magazine Meeting
5:30-7:30pm -- Welcome Reception aboard The Raven
7:30-9:30pm -- Past Presidents and Board Dinner

Friday, June 20, 2014
8:30am-12:15pm -- Sessions
12:15-1:30pm -- Group lunch w/ Keynote Speaker
1:45-4:45pm -- Sessions

Saturday, June 21, 2014
8:30am-Noon -- Sessions
Noon-1:30pm -- Lunch on your own
1:45-3:15pm -- Sessions
3:30-4:30pm -- Board of Directors meeting
6:30-9:30pm -- Editorial Excellence Awards Banquet
Conference adjourns

This schedule will be adjusted if any changes occur.

Publications Display
As always, the Publications Display near the registration desk will be a popular attraction this year. Members are encouraged to ship 50-75 copies of your publication to be displayed. Your packages should be shipped to arrive no earlier than three days before the Conference and should be addressed as follows:

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
YOUR NAME & PUBLICATION
AABP Conference, 6/19-21/14
Publications Display
Attn: Sr. Events Mgr. Sharon Halley
202 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

410/547-1200

Please be sure you ship your publications in such a way that you can track them and be sure that you have the tracking information with you when you arrive in Baltimore. It will also help if the name of your publication is on the outside of the box (instead of your printer's name.) Click here for the hotel's shipping instructions and package handling fees.


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