2024 Conference Agenda

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Agenda Overview

Mon Feb 19

Wed Feb 21

Thur Feb 22

Fri Feb 23

Sat Feb 24

Early arrivals




Conference Kickoff &



Learning Seminars




Learning Seminars


Team Challenge


free for dinner


After party meetup


General Session


Learning Seminars




Learning Seminars


Sponsor / Partner



Pool time


Social Star Cocktail

Hour + Dinner


Social Star Awards


After party meetup


Closing Remarks


Learning Seminars


Lunch On Own






General Departures

Tue Feb 20

General arrivals

Free time for pool,

golf, beach, etc!


EC Meeting


Welcome Reception

Eclipse Terrace


After party meetup

Detailed Daily Agenda

All Day:

General Arrivals & Transfers from airport to Group Lobby of Hard Rock


Head to the Sax Pool to meet up with other SSIA arrivals and a beverage. Or feel free to spend your first day at the beach or schedule an outing offsite through the hotel. They can arrange jungle tours, ATV rides, fishing, golf, and more. 

4:00-6:00pm: Executive Committee Meeting 

6:00-9:00pm: Welcome Reception on the Eclipse Terrace

Join us on the beautiful terrace just off the main lobby for the Welcome Reception! Attendees will unite with their Team Challenge teams to compete in fun & games that will take promote teamwork and networking…plus earn valuable points for your team.

Between rounds, grab some food and a drink (provided). 

9:00-??: Grab some dinner or continue to socialize & network in the Moon Lounge

7:00-9:00am: A light breakfast will be available - Avalon Lobby

8:00-9:00am: Attendee Registration - Avalon Lobby

  • Pick up your conference materials & name badge.

  • Do you have club swag to share? Bring it for the SSIA SHOW & TELL table!

9:00-9:50am: “Conference Kickoff” - Fillmore 10 & 11

  • Quick welcome to the conference and the Dominican Republic, and introduction of our new attendees, Sponsors and Partners

9:50-11:00am: Keynote Speaker - Fillmore 10 & 11

“The Greatest Song: spark creativity, ignite your career, and transform your life” presented by Kevin Griffin, lead singer of Better Than Ezra

11:00-11:15am: Refreshment Break 

11:15am-12:45pm: Seminar Session #1 - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details)

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch - Avalon 11-15

1:45-2:45pm: Seminar Session #2 - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details)

3:30-5:30pm: SSIA Challenge - Toro Beach

Get changed into your team gear and swimsuit and head to the beach for year’s Team Challenge. Events are presented by Volo & Sportslink, but are sure to be fun filled and challenging. Plenty of water and alcoholic beverages will be available..

5:30-7:00pm: Grab a beverage from the beach and hit the Toro Pool to refresh after the challenge.

8:00-10:00pm: Private Sponsor Dinners / Dinner On Your Own

If you are not attending a private sponsor dinner, connect with other attendees and grab dinner at one the resorts fine restaurants. Zen Teppanyaki and Toro Steakhouse require reservations. Or hit one of the great quick bite establishments on the main marketplace at Hard Rock.

10:00p-??: After Party at the Bowling Bar

Just off the main lobby, grab a drink and socialize with friends old and new. Or try your hand at duck pin bowling!

7:30-9:30am: A light breakfast will be available - Avalon Lobby

9:30-10:45am: General Session - Fillmore 10 & 11

  • Welcome, Membership Report 

  • Treasurer Report 

  • Committee Updates

  • Partnership / Sponsorship Demos

10:45-11:00am: Refreshment Break  

11:00am-12:30pm: Seminar Session #3 - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details)

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch - Avalon 11-15

12:45-1:15pm: "Lunch & Learn" with OpenSports - Avalon 18

1:30-3:00pm: Seminar Session #4 - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details)

3:00-3:15pm: Refreshment Break

3:15pm-3:45pm: Seminar Session #5 - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details)

3:50-4:50pm: Sponsor / Partner Customer Meetings

Sponsors and partners will have the opportunity to arrange meetings or presentations with conference attendees.

5:00-6:00pm: Pool Time!

Stop by the Eden Pool for a dip before the evenings events!

6:30-8:00pm: Social Star Reception - Sax Pool

  • Grab a drink, enjoy the outdoors, and make long-lasting memories in the photo booth!

  • Enjoy a buffet dinner a fresco before the show!

8:00-10:30pm: Social Star Awards - Sax Pool

  • Check out the highlight of the conference! The Social Star Awards celebrates the movers and shakers in our industry.

10:30pm-??: After Party at Moon Lounge

Head to the happening lobby bar to wrap up the night or hit the casino!

7:00-9:30am: A light breakfast will be available - Avalon Lobby

9:30-10:00am: Conference Closing Remarks - Fillmore 10 & 11

10:00am-10:15am: Refreshment Break

10:15-11:15am: Seminar Session #6 - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details

11:20-12:20pm: Breakout Sessions - Avalon 17-19 (Seminar Details)

12:30pm: Afternoon Departures / Lunch on own followed by Networking Free Time. Join the group at the Drums Pool for afternoon fun!

2:40-6:40pm: Optional Group Outing 

Join us for this optional boat cruise after the conference on a Catamaran Party Boat!

Cost: $95 per person (must purchase a ticket here)

Enjoy the coastline of the beautiful beaches of Bavaro amongst your SSIA family. You will be on-board a catamaran with music and drinks. You will also have the chance to do snorkeling and swim in a natural pool.