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September 11-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas

New Ideas brings together more than 450 association executives and suppliers from all aspects of association management. Share your knowledge with your peers at unique and entertaining social gatherings, discover new ways to tackle your biggest challenges through expert-led education, and engage with people who share your same role at their association.

From thought-provoking education, unique networking opportunities, or en route to an excursion… you never know where your next “New Idea” may materialize.

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2016 Keynoters & EDUCATION Announced:

Sunday, September 11:

Connexity: Where Community & Connection Intersect
Sarah Michel, CSP
VP of Professional Connexity for Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Monday, September 12:

America and Texas at a Time of Great Disruption
Matthew Dowd
Political Correspondent for ABC News and Cultural Commentator

Tuesday, September 13:

How to Have Better Conversations
Celeste Headlee
“On Second Thought” Host for Georgia Public Broadcasting

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2016 Schedule-at-a-glance

9:00 am - 1:00 pm NEW! Pre-Conference CEO Strategies
(additional registration required)
12:00 pm Registration Opens
1:00 - 1:30 pm First Time Attendee Orientation
1:305 - 1:45 pm "10 Minute Takeaway"
2:00 - 3:30 pm Opening Session with Keynote
3:30 - 3:45 pm Networking Break 
3:45 - 5:00 pm Educational Breakout Sessions
5:45 - 6:30 pm New Member & First Time Attendee Reception
(invite only)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Opening Night Party hosted by San Antonio CVB
7:30 - 8:30 am CAE Breakfast (invite only)
8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 10:00 am  General Session with Keynote
10:00 - 10:30 am Networking Break with "10 Minute Takeaway"
10:30 - 11:45 am Educational Breakout Sessions
Noon - 1:15 pm  Awards Luncheon
1:15 - 1:45 pm Networking Break with "10 Minute Takeaway"
1:45 - 3:00 pm Educational Breakout Sessions
1:45 - 4:45 pm Deep Dive Educational Session (in lieu of excursion)
3:45 - 6:00 pm Excursions in San Antonio
NEW for 2016 Open Night to Explore San Antonio
6:30 - 7:30 am Healthy Start (Group Run/Walk or Workout)
8:00 - 8:30 am  Coffee Break
8:30 - 9:45 am Educational Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 11:15 am Closing Session with Brunch and Keynote

CAE Hours:
Full conference: 9
Monday-only: 3.5
Additional Monday Deep Dive (included in registration): 1.75
Additional CAE Breakfast (included in registration' CAEs only): 1
Pre-conference CEO workshop (not included in conference registration): 3 


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TSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.