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dE ST i nAT iOn Pl A n n E R Meet in Corpus Christi offers several meeting rooms, a banquet hall, catering and stunning views of ships as they make their way in and out of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Meeting rooms range from 580 to 16,555 square feet. The American Bank Center is located on the Corpus Christi Bayfront and includes a 76,500 square foot exhibit hall, 22 meeting rooms, a 20,000 square foot ballroom and a breathtaking Grand Foyer capable of hosting more than 7,000 guests. The Selena Auditorium seats 2,500+ guests and features a 2,880 square foot rehearsal hall, two committee rooms and a 2,000 square foot rotunda. More than 40,000 square feet of pre-function and exhibit hall space is conveniently located adjacent to the multi-purpose arena that seats as many as 10,000. Both facilities are minutes from Corpus Christi's downtown eateries. Convention planners can set up special behind-the-scenes experiences that showcase the aquarium's most popular critters. Hundreds of species - from dolphins to spiders - are featured at the Texas State Aquarium. The USS Lexington brings World War II history to life with its 3D theater, virtual battle stations and flight simulators. The USS Lexington was the oldest working aircraft carrier in the United States when it was decommissioned in 1991. Guests also can explore several airplanes that sit on its flight deck. After a long day of meetings, swap the business suit for a swimsuit and take a short drive to Padre Island or Mustang Island, where 100 miles of surf and sand are waiting for you. Fish, surf, kayak, windsurf, paddle board or build a sandcastle. If sitting is more your speed, grab an umbrella and read over your work notes on the bayfront before returning to the convention the next day. The Corpus Christi International Airport also offers regular flights from American Eagle, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Getting to Corpus Christi will be easy, but leaving will be hard! ● For more information visit us at: Read the digital version at 27 sPonsoReD content I f you're meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, make sure to bring your laptops and your flip-flops. Providing convention delegates with affordable lodging, numerous meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology, and most of all - a place to work and play - Corpus Christi is a great destination to bring the family and make your convention a vacation. Located in the South Texas Gulf Coast, Corpus Christi offers two major convention facilities (the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center and the American Bank Center), a variety of hotels (about 1,200 rooms in the downtown area and 11,000 rooms in the city) and popular tourist attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier turned museum. The Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Association Leadership - September/October 2015

Message From the Magazine Chairman
60-Second Solutions
Quick Takes
From the Public and Private Sectors to Association Management: Meet the New Tsae Chairman, Bill Keese, Cae
TSAE’s Newest Board Members
Is Your Website Safe?
Advancing Association Meeting Through Place-Based Education
Red Flags at the Board Table
Don’t: Tips for Reviewing Your Association’s Products and Services.
Destination Planner
New Members
Index to Advertisers
Work Smarter

Association Leadership - September/October 2015