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September 2019 Educational Program

17 September, 2019
10:15 AM - 1:30 PM
The Hotel at Avalon
9000 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, Georgia


Sporting and entertainment events are some of the most attended events in the world. Have you ever thought about how large, international brands end up hosting their event in a given city and how those companies become so successful in a new city every year? What are the opportunities that a city can provide to distinguish themselves from one another? How do you re-imagine the same event in a different way every year? Hear from Aubrey Walton, the Director of Event Location Strategy & Planning at the National Football League, who helps manage and lead the teams that put on the NFL Draft and Super Bowl. This program will provide you the opportunity to participate in an open forum to learn more about planning events on the national and international stage.

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Aubrey Walton
Director of Event Strategy & Planning at the NFL

Aubrey Walton currently works as Director of Event Location Strategy & Planning at the National Football League (NFL). In her role, she oversees the long-term strategies and bid processes for all major NFL events, most notably the NFL Draft and the Super Bowl. She is responsible for writing and overseeing the Super Bowl bid, NFL Draft bid, Pro Bowl, Kickoff, and Combine bids, along with the management of overseeing the partnership of those potential host cities with their respective NFL Club. Aubrey also leads the everyday relationships of all Clubs and Cities that want to be/are a potential host, and manages those relationships across the NFL League office, vendors, partners, and local city agencies. Prior to her current position, Aubrey spent six years at the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission where she worked in event management and production on events such as the Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, ESPY’s, NBA All-Star Weekend, X Games, Rose Bowl and BCS National Championships, NCAA Men’s West Regionals, among many others. She then worked as a freelance event consultant where she was sent on an international circuit where she helped produce corporate events in eleven different countries. Aubrey attended Purdue University, and is a native of Sycamore, Ohio. She lived eight years in Los Angeles and currently resides in New York City.

CMP Certified Provider 
  This program has been approved for one Meeting or Event Design CE credit.


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM:
   Registration and Networking
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM:    Committee Fair
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM:    The Exchange (planners only)
11:15 AM:    Doors open for Lunch
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM:    Lunch
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM:    Program
 Continues    Committee Fair

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:

Program (Exclusive)
  Venue    Entertainment    Education AV Sponsor
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   Real Eyes Production AV Services
 Transportation   Shining Star Award    Event App
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Hotel Guest Room Availability:
The Hotel at Avalon is pleased to offer a small block of rooms for this event.

Make a Guest Room Reservation

Registration Fees:
Early Registration Fees (Before 5:00 PM on Friday, August 30, 2019):
Early Bird MPI Georgia Member - $45
Early Bird MPI Georgia Non Member - $70

Standard Registration Fees (After 5:00 PM on Friday, August 30 thru 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 12):
MPI Georgia Member - $55
MPI Georgia Non Member - $80

Student Registration Fees:
MPI Georgia Student Member - $20
MPI Georgia Student Non Member - $30

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Please register before this time to ensure that we have space for you!

Onsite Registration Fees:
Please note that MPI Georgia charges an additional $5 onsite fee for any registrations completed after the close of online pre-registration for the event.

MPI Georgia Chapter Attendance Policy:
All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price. 

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration a full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before 5:00 PM on the Thursday before the event. After that time there will be no refunds. Please send cancellation notice to 

Additionally, registration fees may not be applied or transferred to future events.

Substitutions: If you have registered but are unable to attend the meeting, you may substitute another employee from your company at no additional charge.

Don't Miss The Exchange, MPI Georgia's Planner Only Interactive Session.

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This free session takes place from 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM, preceding the educational program. Please indicate your participation during registration for the educational program.

The Exchange is designed to provide a casual environment for planners of all experience levels to interact and discuss "topics of the day" interests, as well as allow for spontaneous interactions/discussions.

Since all planner members have a unique combination of skills and experiences; The Exchange provides an opportunity for all participants to share, question, and contribute to enhancing their knowledge and planning skills. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to participate in this unique "planner only" experience!

WHAT: The Exchange - Planner ONLY Sessions (Scheduled Just Prior To The September 2019 Educational Program)

DATE: September 17, 2019

TIME: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

COST: FREE (please indicate your participation during pre-registration for the September Educational Program)

WHERE: The Hotel at Avalon, 9000 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta, Georgia

Special Thanks to The Exchange Sponsor:


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