Welcome Dinner at Speakeasy
Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Let's kick off this conference by kickin' up our heels! We are headed to The Speakeasy, a historic building filled with fun, stories, and charm at every turn. There are three levels of entertainment to enjoy. The Music Lounge on the first floor is where you'll find the large, wood dance floor and the candlelit tables evoking the feel of the Roaring '20s. The second-floor features two vintage bowling lanes, game tables, antique lounges, and a full-service bar all overlooking the Music Lounge below. On the third level is Terrace59, so named for the 59 steps you'll climb to reach it - but it's so worth the walk! An unprecedented view of the Austin skyline awaits you, along with the full-service bar and today's hippest music. We will be enjoying a fabulous dinner and all that the Speakeasy has to offer. And because it's Texas, we encourage you to wear your boots, your silver belt buckles, and your Stetson hats! Welcome to Austin, y'all!
Thursday, August 2, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - hors d'oeuvres and open bar starting at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Palmer Events Center – ½ mile from Hyatt Regency Hotel, transportation provided
This year, we will once again hold our Tech Expo over two days to give you more time to explore exciting new services and solutions for your AlphaGraphics Center. Learn new ways to provide contemporary services that will offer additional income opportunities for you and your clients. Use the first day to peruse the show, then come back on the second day to talk in more detail with suppliers who piqued your interest.
Friday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This year’s dine-around will take place on Friday evening after a full day of training and vendor interaction. Be sure to make your plans as soon as you arrive at Conference so you don’t miss out on this fun networking event. When it comes to food, Austin has something for everyone. Of course you’ll find excellent Mexican food and amazing BBQ, but also an abundance of other options truly providing something for every palette. Members of our team will help coordinate your group and make reservations.
Keynote Speaker - Les McKeown
Thursday, August 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This year’s keynote address features a returning speaker who wowed attendees at Conference in Washington, DC. Thought leader Les McKeown will share new ideas on helping you grow your business.
Les McKeown is the author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track - and Keeping It There as well as The Synergist and Do Lead. He is a renowned speaker, author and advisor on accelerated business growth. Les has created more than 40 companies in his career and participated in the creation and growth of hundreds more organizations worldwide.
He has presented his growth and leadership model to leading international businesses and organizations such as Harvard University, Google, Gartner, United Technologies Corporation, the NSA, Pella Corporation, the US Army and many more. As the CEO of Predictable Success, Les offers consulting services to fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises as well as Fortune 1000 companies. He has amassed a proven track record of improving leadership effectiveness and organizational performance and is excited to be returning to the AlphaGraphics Network.
Austintatious Celebration Dinner
Saturday, August 4
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner & Awards: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Dancing: 9:30 p.m. - Midnight
After putting in the work focusing on the future of your business, take some time to celebrate as we wrap up another amazing AlphaGraphics Conference in Austintatious style!
You’ll enjoy a fun-filled evening of socializing with peers, fine dining and recognition of our highest-level award recipients. There will be great music all night long – fitting for the Live Music Capital of the World.
Recommended Attire – Cocktail dresses and dressy separates are appropriate for women; semi-formal attire, such as suits and ties, are suggested for men.