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destination spotlight

All Meetings Point South
EARLY 2018'S ICY weather blast
came creeping way too far
South for many folks' liking, so
warmer thoughts are likely in
the minds of your membership.
Considering heading down to
the beach? Here are some of the
newest hotels, hot spots and
more along the Emerald and Gulf
Coast-each is worthy of further
investigation!

SANDESTIN
In a few short months, GSAE
will gather at the Sandestin
Golf & Beach Resort for the 2018
Annual Meeting. Sandestin Golf
& Beach Resort is a top-rated
Florida destination along the
state's Emerald Coast. Known for
its white sand beaches and tasty
seafood, Sandestin is all about
helping guests and attendees
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alike experience and share
moments to remember.
Sandestin's 65,000 square
feet of meeting space can be
customized for groups from 10 to
1,600 and features more than 25
breakout rooms, a 13,500-squarefoot ballroom, a 12,600-squarefoot exhibit hall and four
boardrooms.
For those seeking adventure or
relaxation, there are a number
of activities to choose from,
including a round of golf, tennis
lesson, boating, biking or a
sunset dinner cruise. Options for
mixers and private dining abound
just steps away in the Village,
offering dozens of entertainment
and dining options, from
restaurants, bars and nightclubs
to retail merchants and a
seasonal ice-skating rink.

Sandestin also features an
impressive list of activities
for groups. The resort's four
championship golf courses are
perfect for a group outing. There's
also charter boat fishing from
Baytowne Marina and beach
bonfires with live entertainment.
For team-building programs,
Sandestin challenges groups
with everything from a ropes
course and ziplines to a rockclimbing wall and stand-up paddle
boarding.
Teambuilding activities include
fun runs, beach Olympics,
scavenger hunts, relay races, bay
fishing, Baytowne Adventure Zone,
stand-up paddle board relays on
Choctawhatchee Bay, Minute to
Win it Challenges and much more.
Proven professionals in the
conference industry, Sandestin



Connections - Winter 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Winter 2018

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Jim Fowler, CAE; David Ellis, CAE; and Tara Morrison, CAE, CMP
Moving a Convention with Two Weeks’ Notice
What to Do First in an Active Security Threat
GSAE Presents Annual Awards
GSAE 100th Anniversary Gala & Holiday Luncheon
Meetings Tips & Tricks
Destination: Sandestin, Panama City, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Choices: Graduation Has Meaning
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Connections - Winter 2018 - Intro
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover1
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover2
Connections - Winter 2018 - 3
Connections - Winter 2018 - 4
Connections - Winter 2018 - 5
Connections - Winter 2018 - GSAE News & Events
Connections - Winter 2018 - 7
Connections - Winter 2018 - New Members
Connections - Winter 2018 - Living Legends: Jim Fowler, CAE; David Ellis, CAE; and Tara Morrison, CAE, CMP
Connections - Winter 2018 - 10
Connections - Winter 2018 - 11
Connections - Winter 2018 - Moving a Convention with Two Weeks’ Notice
Connections - Winter 2018 - 13
Connections - Winter 2018 - 14
Connections - Winter 2018 - 15
Connections - Winter 2018 - What to Do First in an Active Security Threat
Connections - Winter 2018 - 17
Connections - Winter 2018 - GSAE Presents Annual Awards
Connections - Winter 2018 - 19
Connections - Winter 2018 - 20
Connections - Winter 2018 - GSAE 100th Anniversary Gala & Holiday Luncheon
Connections - Winter 2018 - 22
Connections - Winter 2018 - 23
Connections - Winter 2018 - Meetings Tips & Tricks
Connections - Winter 2018 - 25
Connections - Winter 2018 - Destination: Sandestin, Panama City, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Connections - Winter 2018 - 27
Connections - Winter 2018 - Choices: Graduation Has Meaning
Connections - Winter 2018 - 29
Connections - Winter 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover3
Connections - Winter 2018 - cover4
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