AAPi 2019 Summer Convention & Annual Meeting

    New Year- new format!


    AAPi is trying a new format for seminars in 2019. In previous years, AAPi held both a winter and summer seminar with the summer seminar being the bigger event with the most participation. For 2019, we are eliminating the winter seminar and putting our focus and resources into an enhanced summer convention. We expect a great response which will in turn give our sponsors and vendors greater networking opportunities. Let us start with our Theme:

    “Traveling with AAPi, You’re Invited”

    Some things will remain the same as in previous years, including the presentation of a dual class format. The 2019 AAPi Convention will feature 21 speakers on a multitude of topics. There are up to 11 CLE hours available including, 2 hours of Ethics. Another great returning feature will be the accessibility to our vendors. This year, the vendors and exhibitors will be featured in their own location and AAPi has a great contest in store for you to be able to network, interact and mingle with everyone to win some great prizes. So be sure you have on your list to visit with our sponsors and vendors each day of the Convention. WE hope to attract a larger number of vendors for the 2019 AAPi Convention. In 2018, AAPi offered the full seminar experience and the á la carte selection for the seminar. We are bringing these options back for the 2019 AAPi Convention. So you have the option to sign up and attend topics that interest you or participate in the full Convention and social events.

    Some new features for the 2019 AAPi Convention include the following:

    1. AAPi is taking its members on a trip…Each day, we will visit a different place and time. Daily Themes dress up contests. Each day of the convention will feature a theme. Please feel free to dress, participate in order to be eligible to win a prize;
    2. Early Bird Registration- the first 15 registrants will receive a special prize. 3 of the lucky 15 will be randomly chosen to win a- 1 night stay during the 2019 Convention;
    3. Early Bird Reception- to visit the “days of old,” AAPi will host an early bird convention on August 8. This is open to all registrants for the 2019 AAPi Convention. Get a head start before classes begin to greet and meet old friends, or, make new friends;
    4. A new location. The 2019 AAPi Convention will be held at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. The rates will be $189/night (lake view or gulf view). This rate will available 2 days prior and 2 days post the Convention; and
    5. Many more surprises are in store, so mark your calendars now to join AAPi for this fantastic event.

    The brochures will be distributed in late March and online registration will be available. Mark your calendars now for August 8-11, 2019. This is one event you do not want to miss!

    Adrienne D. Berry, CP
    2nd VP-Seminars