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Hotel Information

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403

The Charleston Marriott is currently sold out, however, the hotels listed below are near by. We do not have room blocks at these hotels, but they have been recommended by the Marriott.

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown
(0.4 miles from Marriott)
45 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront
(0.4 miles from Marriott)
35 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401



ELEVATE2023 Schedule of Events

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Advisory Group Meeting (invite only)

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Registration

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Build-A-Bike Team Building Workshop®
Pre-registration required. Space will be limited. Teams will be assigned.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception & Dinner
WII Division Update, ASA President Update & Presentation of the Alice A. Martin Woman of the Year Award.

9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Charleston Ghost Walking Tour - SOLD OUT!
Pre-registration required. Additional fee. Groups will be assigned. Transportation on Own. 

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - General Session - You Can't Resist Me: 4 Simple Steps to Being Irresistible in Any Situation
Speaker: Janine Driver
Do you think it’s possible to present yourself in a confident yet likable manner so that you are positioned as “the humble expert"? In this fast pace, interactive, fun and impressive keynote with the Body Language Expert for Court TV and the TODAY Show, Janine Driver, you’ll learn how to:

  •  Make a powerful first impression.
  •  Practice using the “That’s interesting...” conflict reduction formula.
  •  Execute powerful and appropriate handshakes and handshake mistakes.
  •  Decode myths about eye contact.
  •  Use “embodied cognition” (and learn what it has to do with people like Michael Bloomberg becoming a billionaire).
  •  Engage smart strategies for the “meeting” (where to sit at a table, stances, hand gestures).
  •  Decode “Statement Analysis” and learn what the people in your personal and professional life are saying (and not saying) and what you should say next. And more…

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Keynote Luncheon - Moving Forward One Stroke at a Time
Speaker: Mylène Paquette
Mylène Paquette made history when she became the first person from the Americas to row solo for 129-days across the North Atlantic Ocean. During this session Mylène will take us on her adventure through videos, pictures, and storytelling – sharing the challenges she faced during her incredible expedition and relating those encounters back to a professional setting. She will take us on her journey highlighting these topics:

  • The Dream - Setting the Stage
  • Facing a Roadblock is all About Attitude
  • Our Mental State When Dealing with Change
  • Anxiety is the Fruit of Our Overflowing Creativity
  • Blind Spots, be on the Lookout to Stay Healthy
  • Reaching your Destination and the Absence of all Doubt 

This will be an unforgettable and inspiring presentation of a woman that was full of determination to complete the impossible.

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - General Session - The Neuroscience of Leadership: What Leaders Should Know About Feelings/Performance
Speaker: Amanda Gore
Amanda Gore is called a 'people whisperer'. She is a communications and performance expert, who for 25 years has been helping people achieve results by re-connecting them to what really drives perception, attitudes, behavior, engagement, joy and positive outcomes in business and life. 

With decades of experience speaking in over 20 countries to a wide range of corporations, groups, and associations, combined with constant research in scientific discovery, Amanda will entertain, change perceptions, behaviors, and attitudes, and move you to action. 

This session blends the latest findings in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and some common sense in a really funny way - we promise you will laugh! But wait, there's more, it is full of relevant information and skills that will help you be a better leader - whether that role is part of your title or not!

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Panel Session - Finding Your Voice and How to Stand Out
Moderator: Tracie Sponenberg
Panelists: Shannon Mercil, Meagan Owen, Christy Maloney, Alexis Davis, & Stephanie Vega Ziegler

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception at William Aiken House

  • 5:00 p.m. - Busses depart Charleston Marriott
  • 5:15 p.m. - Beer and wine bar with passed hors d'oeuvres along with live entertainment (dinner on own)
  • 8:00 p.m. - Busses begin return to Marriott
  • 9:30 p.m. - Final bus to depart for Marriott (exact location will be provided)

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. - Morning Meditation with Still Soul Studio
Instructor-led yoga with guided visualization meditation, and aromatherapy. Appropriate for all levels and any comfortable clothing. Space will be limited to a first-come, first-served basis. 

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Conference Wrap-Up

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Workshop with Janine Driver - Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): Turn Your In-Person, Text & Online Rapport-Building Techniques on its Head & Meet Your Clients Exact Needs
During this dynamic and interactive workshop, you will learn about the three learning modalities, visual, audio, and kinesthetic. You'll discover how to decode their primary way to process information simply by noticing where they move their eyes when answering your questions and paying attention to certain words they use. 

Research has shown that even with one introduction course into the world of NLP, increases rapport, decreases company and client drama in the blink of an eye and will inspire all to look at the world through a different lens. 

Session 2: Book Club with Amanda Gore - Joy is an Inside Job - SOLD OUT!
Discuss the book that can transform your life - joyfully - with author and ELEVATE speaker, Amanda Gore! Pre-registered attendees will receive a copy of the book to read in advance. 

10:00 a.m. - Departures