Register for the 2009 Professional Development Conference

  • Register for the 2009 Professional Development Conference -- “Fueling a Communications Culture”
  • May 17-19, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN
  • Sessions to be held at the Corporate Heaquarters of both Best Buy and Target.
  • CMMA guests will stay at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Radisson Plaza Hotel

3:00 pm-5:00 pm CMMA Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 pm Dine Arounds

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - Radisson Plaza Hotel

10:00 am-6:00 pm Partner Set Up
12:00 pm-6:00 pm Registration Open
2:00 pm-5:00 pm CMMA Board of Directors/Advisory Committee Meeting
6:00 pm-9:00 pm President’s Welcome Reception and Partner Blitz


Monday, May 18, 2009 - Best Buy Corporate Headquarters

7:00 am Breakfast and Partner Blitz (Radisson Plaza Hotel)
8:00 am Buses Depart for Best Buy
9:00 am Conference Opens
Welcome from CMMA President, Kelly Bell
Welcome from Conference Chairs, Chris Barry and Mark Bennett
9:15 am Keynote Dialogue: Video Fueling Culture
Brad Anderson, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Best Buy
10:15 am New Member Presentation
10:25 am Break
10:45 am Promptness Prizes #1
10:50 am Fueling Communications Culture Topic & Discussion #1:
Advocating for the Audience (Best Buy’s TAGtv Team)
Noon Member Lunch
1:00 pm Promptness Prizes #2
1:05 pm Fueling Communications Culture Topic & Discussion #2:
Listening to Employees (Best Buy’s Employee Communication Team)
2:05 pm New Member Bits #1, #2
2:25 pm Management Topic Go Round
3:30 pm New Member Bits #3, #4
3:45 pm Break
4:00 pm Promptness Prizes #3
4:05 pm CMMA Business Meeting - Members Only
4:05 pm Partner Meeting
5:00 pm Wrap-Up Day #2
5:10 pm Bijou Reception and Networking
6:00 pm CMMA Bijou (Best Buy Theater)
7:30 pm Buses Depart for Hotel
8:00 pm Dine Arounds (Downtown Minneapolis)


Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - Target Corporate Headquarters

7:00 am Breakfast and Partner Blitz (Radisson Plaza Hotel)
8:30 am Walk to Target Corporate Headquarters
9:00 am Promptness Prizes #4
9:05 am New Member Bits #5, #6
9:15 am Fueling Communications Culture Topic & Discussion #3:
Bolstering Your Role in the Organization (Chris Duncan from
Dow and Steve Tingley from American Family Insurance)
10:15 am New Member Bits #7, #8
10:30 am Break and Networking
10:55 am Promptness Prizes #5
11:00 am Fueling Communications Culture Presentation:
Maximizing the Brand Value of Your Employees (Stromburg Consulting)
Noon Member Lunch
1:00 pm Promptness Prizes #6
1:05 pm Fueling Communications Culture Topic & Discussion #4:
Making your Company’s Brand Come to Life Internally (Target)
2:05 pm Technical Topic Go Round
3:30 pm Break and Networking
4:00 pm Fueling Communications Culture Panel Discussion
4:45 pm Fall Conference Preview: Park City Committee
4:55 pm Closing Remarks, Wrap Up Conference
6:00 pm Buses Depart for President’s Dinner
6:30 pm President’s Dinner, Mill City Museum
9:30 pm Buses Depart for Hotel
10:00 pm President’s Suite Reception