2018 Annual Convention Agenda

Wednesday, September 26

(all times are preliminary and subject to change)

2:00pm-6:00pm Registration
5:00pm-7:00pm Opening Reception
7:00pm Dine Around with Convention Attendees


Thursday, September 27

(all times are preliminary and subject to change)

7:30am-8:15am Breakfast
Morning Sessions: Convention Welcome
GCA President’s Opening Remarks

Speaker: Christy Kaprosy

Morning Keynote Presentation
10:15am-10:30am Break Sponsored By:

Morning Sessions How to Overcome Common Biases in Thinking to Improve Your Business Opportunities

Speaker: Collette P. Eccleston, PHD, Senior Vice President, Pragmatic Brain Science Lieberman Research Worldwide

11:00am-11:15am Break Sponsored By:

USPS Presentation
Leadership Lessons Panel
1:15pm-2:30pm  Lunch On Your Own
Afternoon Sessions: Having a Purpose, Digital as Friend vs. For

Speaker: Alex Ho, Vice President of Marketing/Chief Marketing Officer, American Greetings

 7:00pm-10:00pm Evening at American Greetings Headquarters Sponsored By:


Friday, September 28

(all times are preliminary and subject to change)

 7:15am-8:15am  Breakfast
 Morning Sessions: Announcements
Creative Problem Solving: Getting Beyond the Obvious

Speaker: Samantha Stead and Brian Dorval, Think First Serve

11:00am-11:15am Break Sponsored By:

Spotlight Publisher: You’re not for Everyone. How Distinction and Authenticity will set you Apart

Speaker: Victoria Venturi, Paper Epiphanies

1:15pm-2:30pm  Lunch  Sponsored By:

1:15pm-2:45pm Associates Lunch
Afternoon Sessions: Expert Panel

Facilitator: Jaclyn Ruelle, Mullen Lowe

Panelists: Cat Cook, American Greetings; Carrie Gifford, Red Cap Cards; Victoria Venturi, Paper Epiphanies; and more!

End of Day Wrap Up
7:00pm-10:00pm Closing Banquet


Saturday, September 29 

(all times are preliminary and subject to change)

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast and Committee Meetings – all attendees welcome
9:00am-10:00am Annual Board Meeting – all attendees welcome
10:00am-11:00am Annual Business Meeting – all attendees welcome