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2015 ALA Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
Oct. 1-3, 2015

 

Register

To register for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference,  download the appropriate registration form and return to  Elizabeth Ware.

 Showrooms, Reps and Designers

 Manufacturers and Associates

 A La Carte/Daily Registration 

 Click here to see if you're already registered.

 

Hotel

ALA has reserved a room block at the Hyatt  Regency at the special rate of $219 per night, plus  tax.

The room block has been filled, but you may be able to get a room if there have been cancellations.

Reserve a Room Online or call 714-698-1234

 

Overflow Hotel

The overflow Waterfront Beach Hotel, a Hilton, is next door to the Hyatt.  In many cases, the walk to the meeting rooms will be even shorter than if you stayed at the Hyatt.  

The rate is $249 per night plus tax for ocean view guest rooms.  Hilton does not charge a resort fee.
 
To book your room, click here. You may also call (800) 822-7873 or contact Joseph Boyer directly at 714-845-8485 or jboyer@waterfrontresort.com to make reservations.  
 

Conference App

This year, ALA is introducing its first-ever conference mobile application. To download the free app, which contains schedules, speaker information and downloads, along with other key information, click here
 

The Larry Sayah Innovation Forum

ALA will host the first-ever Larry Sayah Innovation Forum during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. ALA is seeking innovative members with ideas to advance the industry to present during the event. To find out how you can participate and win up to $3,500, click here

 

Golf

This year's golf tournament will be held at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club. Those interested in participating should indicate so on their registration forms. If you have already registered, you may email Elizabeth Ware to sign up for the tournament. 

 

Sand Volleyball Game

ALA will host a sand volleyball game on the beach on Thursday afternoon. All members are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event, which will feature modified rules to allow for networking, fun and socialization. 

 

2015 Conference Schedule

Please note that the schedule is a little different this year.  

Click here to view the brochure.

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 1

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Finance Committee Meeting

8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Board of Governors Meeting

10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Busses Depart for Golf Course

Noon

Golf Tournament Shotgun Start

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sand Volleyball

6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

New Member/1st Timers Orientation

6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

New Member/1st Timers Reception

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception/Cash Bar

 

Friday, Oct. 2

 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Breakfast/General Session

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Seminars

 

The Future of Work: Strategies for Leading in the New Wold of Work

 

How-to Houzz Workshop

 

TBA

 

Motivational Compensation for the Rock Star Sales Rep

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Business Lunch

2:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Manufacturers’ Exhibits/Dessert Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Young Executives Networking Event

 

Saturday, Oct. 3

 

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Yoga on the beach

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Breakfast/General Session

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Seminars

 

Residential Lighting Products: The Top Five Hot Button Technical Issues

 

Are You Being Held Hostage by Your Salespeople? How to Escape Without Paying Ransom

 

Interview to Win!

 

Game-changer Investing: How to Grab the Bull by the Horns

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mini Seminars

 

Connecting with Your Consumer in the Digital World

 

The Good News from the CEC on Lighting Standards

 

Cracking the Personality Code: Hire Right the First Time

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Larry Sayah Innovation Forum

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mini Seminars

 

Are You the Best Rep You Can Be?

 

Protecting Your Brand’s Distribution & Pricing in the Internet Age

 

What is Your Rhino – How to Eliminate Stress

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gala Reception

7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Gala “Red Carpet” Party