The Florida Bar
2012 VOLUNTARY BAR LEADERS CONFERENCE
In Your Element: Leading, Learning and Linking
July 19-20, 2012
One Ocean Resort, Hotel and Spa
The annual Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, presented by the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, will take place at the One Ocean Resort, Hotel and Spa in Atlantic Beach on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, 2012. This 24-hour conference (spread over two days), is designed to motivate and orient new bar leaders on the operations of The Florida Bar and the ABA and additionally learn of the available resources of each; to allow bar leaders from throughout the state to network with other bar leaders; and to offer workshops and seminars for voluntary bar officers and directors to assist in their operation and program development.
- Planning and Hosting Quality CLE Programs
- Best Practices and Roundtable Discussion for Staffed/Non-Staffed Bar Associations
- Social Marketing Tools Available, How to Use Them and the Benefits and Drawbacks of Electronic v. Print Communication
- Recruiting and Connecting with Young Lawyers
- The Florida Bar’s Statewide Merit Retention Education Program
- Brand Identity – How Branding your Association Can Help Develop your Presence Beyond the Legal Community and Develop Sponsorships
- Specialty Bar Associations Roundtable Discussion
- Event Planning for Dummies
- Leadership Opportunities Beyond the Local Bar Presidency
- Pro Bono Programming in your Association
- 501(c)3 and a Discussion on the Benefits and Risks of Creating a Charitable Foundation in Support of Your 501(c)6 Professional Association
The conference will begin with an “early bird” roundtable discussion and a networking lunch at the One Ocean Resort, Hotel & Spa on Thursday, July 19, followed by the opening session and panel discussions throughout the afternoon and dinner* and entertainment that night. It will continue on Friday, July 20 with a buffet breakfast in the morning, followed by panel discussions and the closing general session until the conference concludes around noon.
Attendees will earn 2 hours General CLE credit for attending the general sessions and panel discussions.
Join other Conference attendees to discuss the great programming of the first half of the Conference during dinner on Thursday, July 19, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the innovative cuisine and tasty beverages from One Ocean’s culinary team as you network “In Your Element” and enjoy the sounds of the local band Fratello.
Full Conference brochure
The $125 registration fee includes access to all general and panel sessions, boxed lunch, Thursday night dinner ticket, buffet breakfast, conference materials and 2 hours General CLE credit.
Late registration on site.
The 2012 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference will be held at the One Ocean Resort, Hotel & Spa
(One Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, www.oneoceanresort.com). Reserve your room today by calling the hotel at (904) 249-7402 or toll free at (800) 874-6000. Be sure to ask for the Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference room rate of $149/night for single/double occupancy. Oceanfront Guestrooms with balconies are available at the prevailing hotel rate. Please contact One Ocean for the best available rate. Reservations must be made by Friday, July 6, 2012.
Persons with disabilities: Please notify the One Ocean Resort, Hotel & Spa of assistive devices required for accommodations.
Directions to the One Ocean Resort, Hotel & Spa
If you need any other information on this event, contact Maria S. Johnson at (850) 561-5648 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Conference Golf Outing at TPC Sawgrass
Calling all Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference attendees! After the Conference, golf enthusiasts can tee off where the pros play at TPC Sawgrass, one of Florida's top golf resorts, on Friday, July 20.
TPC Sawgrass is not only one of the top Florida golf resorts, but it is recognized nationally by multiple golf publications as a destination. THE PLAYERS Stadium course is ranked the No. 2 golf course in Florida by Golf Digest magazine and it ranks consistently among the Golf Digest’s top 50 golf courses in the country. Home of THE PLAYERS Championship, birthplace of the TPC (Tournament Players Club) Network, and backdrop to the PGA TOUR headquarters, the TPC Sawgrass golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach is perhaps the world’s most famous golf course. THE PLAYERS Stadium Course sports one of the most recognizable and challenging holes on the PGA Tour. The notorious par-3, 17th hole, features an island green that makes or breaks many a PGA TOUR pro’s round.
The tee times will begin at 1 p.m. and run every 10 minutes up to 1:40 p.m. Conference attendees have been extended the VIP rate of $155 per player! Caddies are available at an extra cost. This is an outstanding opportunity extended to us by Ray Driver, President of (our host bar) the Jacksonville Bar Association. Many thanks!
Directions from One Ocean to TPC Sawgrass
The deadline to sign up for a tee time is Friday, June 29. Contact Maria Simmons Johnson today at (850) 561-5648 or email@example.com to register. More information will be forthcoming for registrants.
(As a reminder, although this is an opportunity for Conference attendees, it is not included in the Conference fee, nor should payments be combined. Registrants will be notified separately about Golf at TPC Sawgrass)