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2018 Advertising Conference

3/15/2018 to 3/16/2018
When: March 15-16
1:00 PM
Where: Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
1 Rockefeller Dr
Morrilton, Arkansas 
United States
Contact: Terri Cobb

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Sign up now for the 2018 Advertising Conference and Awards Lunch at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. The conference kicks off Thursday, March 15 with a presentation by Kelly Wirges and concludes Friday, March 16 with the APA Advertising Contest awards lunch and presentation of winners. Registration deadline is March 9. Click here for conference registration packet with schedule.



Convention Schedule


Thursday, March 15, 2018
 1:00 p.m.
   Registration Desk Opens
 1:30 p.m.   Welcome, Introduction & Announcements
                    Session 1: Don’t be an Average Joe (or Josephine) Part 1 
 2:15 p.m.   Break
 2:30 p.m.   Session 2: Don’t be an Average Joe (or Josephine) Part 2 
 3:15 p.m.   Break
 3:30 p.m.   Session 3: Developing a Competitive Advantage
 6:00 p.m.   Reception, Lodge Great Room
 7:00 p.m.   Group Dinner, River Rock Grill
 8:30 p.m.   Group Gathering, Lodge Great Room
Friday, March 16, 2018
 8:00 a.m.
   Registration Desk Opens
 8:30 a.m.   HOT Ideas Breakfast
 9:30 a.m.   Round Table Discussions
12:00 p.m.  2018 Newspaper Advertising, Awards Luncheon



Guest Speaker

Kelly Wirges

For more than 25 years, Kelly has assisted companies increase sales and revenue in all facets of business. In her career, she has enjoyed positions in sales, marketing and management and has been a partner at an advertising agency focusing on small business development. In 1993, she founded ProMax Training & Consulting, Inc. ProMax develops practical, customized solutions that help companies retain, develop and align talent with business strategies.

She has authored more than 50 training programs, has customized materials for hundreds of companies, and has helped over 200,000 ProMax alumni increase their success. Kelly is known for her ability to combine a dynamic presentation and lively interaction with the necessary information and tools to achieve the desired results.

Kelly understands the challenges and opportunities that exist in today’s competitive and complex environment. With this knowledge she prepares and shares practical techniques that can be put-to-work immediately for increased success. 

Maintaining partnerships with leading organizations across the country, Kelly has received national notoriety for her program development, interactive and fun workshops and content-rich materials. Kelly’s educational background includes an advertising, marketing and business degree from the University of Nebraska, as well as a graphic design degree from Platt College.


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