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Technical Meeting in Orlando: Another Record-Setting Event

One of Orlando’s top attractions might have been the new Star Wars theme park, but for ASBA members in early December, it was the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, site of the 2020 Technical Meeting. And with an attendance of over 750 – an ASBA record – it’s obvious that meeting (and that destination) was a popular one.

From technical sessions that appealed to all sectors of the membership, to an exhibit hall filled with products and services, to volunteer-driven events like the Certification Breakfasts and Division Meetings, the Technical Meeting offered a chance to become better informed and more deeply involved with the Association. In addition, a Women’s Networking Reception, put on by Hunter Industries, helped women connect, socialize and unwind before the Opening Reception. (Many thanks to Lynda Wightman of Hunter who spearheaded this gathering).

Other highlights of the meeting included an excellent keynote speaker (Chip Eichelberger), the ASBA Business Meeting and, of course, the awards presentations during the closing dinner. (For more information on awards, see the article at the end of this newsletter). There was also the opportunity for attendees to challenge their colleagues and co-workers on the golf course or tennis courts – something else you’ll see covered in this newsletter.

An online survey, conducted after the meeting, revealed uniformly positive reviews of the Technical Meeting, including its sessions and events. (If you attended the meeting and did not fill out the evaluation yet, please do so – ASBA would like to get everyone’s input).

Missed this meeting don’t want to miss another? Make sure your calendar is marked with the following dates and events. 

February 21-23, 2020: Winter Meeting in Costa Rica, at the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

March 4- 5, 2020: Regional Meeting, at the Royal Sonesta Harbour Court Hotel

December 4-7, 2020: Technical Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, at the Grand Hyatt.


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