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2016 Summer Conference

Aug 3 @ 11:00 am - Aug 5 @ 11:00 am

$400 – $500.00

Mark your calendar!

Join us for the 2016 CCAA Summer Conference

August 3-5, 2016

Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach

Sugar-white sand, emerald water and golden sunsets mixed with an atmosphere that clears the mind and inspires the soul….

the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama’s Summer Conference is all set for Alabama’s Gulf Coast!

The gulf-front accommodations at The Perdido Beach Resort are ready to welcome us August 3-5, 2016!

Add in first-rate presentations, timely topics, mixing and mingling with fellow chamber professionals, not to mention an abundance of recreational opportunities and succulent gulf seafood,  and you’ve got a CCAA Summer Conference no one can resist.

It’s what all the best meetings and memories-are made of.

Conference Agenda:

Featured Presenters:

Libby Spears, Bravo CC:  Communication & Consulting

For over 20 years, Libby has lived her life centered around her two favorite things: learning and teaching communication skills. Not only does she educate and speak for a living, she has a blast doing it! That’s because if there’s one thing Libby knows, it’s how to connect with her audience in a way that’s informational and entertaining at the same time.

Today, Libby works with professionals across a number of industries and backgrounds, teaching them to be game changers in the marketplace by taking their communication skills seriously.   She
has found that whether teaching people communication topics on leadershippublic speaking, or developing a brand, the best place to start is with their “Plan Be.” How do you know what your Plan Be is? You ask yourself, “What gets me high?” This immediately gets you to the heart of who you want to be as a professional. And, Libby is convinced when we take the time to answer this fundamental question, we are more likely to find our own success.  By blending her humor and strong storytelling style with a background in teaching others to communicate well, add a dash of (dare I say it?) rebel-with-a-cause, Libby is living out the full expression of my Plan Be: Educate, Liberate, Entertain.

Sharleen Smith, Troy University

 Sharleen Smith is an experienced trainer, organizational consultant and executive coach.  With vast experience in both the public and private sector, she understands the needs of organizations and the challenges of today’s organizations.
Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to engage, conduct and/or develop

strategic planning, business start-ups, national job searches, leadership academies,  performance management and discipline systems, policy manuals, major change efforts, board development, succession planning and mentoring programs, organizational analyses, and strategic communication plans, to name a few areas of expertise.  She serves as an executive and leadership coach changing personal and professional lives and developing positive change in client performance. She customizes training for organizations and conducts motivational keynotes at national and international conferences.  She has trained over 300,000 people, at over 350 conferences and in over 5,000 seminars with over 200 topics.  She has consulted in major organizational projects for over 250 companies and businesses.

She currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for Troy University.  Sharleen customizes training content and organizational consulting to meet the needs of the individual client or organizations. It is her belief that when individuals or organizations are learning and changing, they are increasing their possibilities for success.
She is a published author for motivational columns, leadership blogs and articles in journals such as The Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Management and Personnel and Journal of Personnel Administration.  Sharleen presents in-depth research at national and international forums.  Whether in writing, consulting, coaching or speaking, she uses her knowledge, wit and intuition to lead people to achievement in their personal and professional lives.



Conference Registration*:

Regular Registration

(valid until July 26):

$400.00 (member attendee)

$500.00 (non-member attendee)

2016 CCAA Summer Conference Registration Form (print & mail)


 To Register Online, See Below- ( keep scrolling)

(*online registration available until July 26)

(*partial refunds available until July 20)

Conference Lodging:

The Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL  36561

For reservations call: 800-634-8001

Deadline for room reservation block is July 8, 2016.

The Reduced Rate Room Block Has Expired!




Aug 3 @ 11:00 am
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am
$400 – $500.00


Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, AL United States + Google Map