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ALC 8th Annual UnConference

Thank you to all who attended! 

View all UnConference photos today.


Save the Date for the 9th Annual UnConferenceTM, February 2021

 

 

 

 


 


 Thank you to our ALC UnConferenceTM Sponsors!

 

 


 

It's not a Conference, it's an UnConferenceTM

   

Our ALC 8th Annual UnConference™ will be held at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort in Puerto Rico.  This amazing resort is situated on a mile-long sandy beach with 36-holes of championship golf; 11 pro tennis courts and 20 minutes from El Yunque National Forest.  This is an executive retreat unlike any other in a beautiful location.  Focusing on small, roundtable discussions and networking, this experience allows CEOs and Directors of various size LSCs to meet and discuss everything from staffing, mergers & acquisitions to technology and sales.  This three (3) day retreat will provide plenty of time to network. It is also a great opportunity to bring your family and make it a trip to remember! It’s not a Conference, it’s an UnConference™!

 

 

Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Extended to January 10! Register Now!

Schedule of Events 

  

 

Wednesday, January 22   

 

12:00pm - 4:00pm 

Registration Desk Opens

Caribbean Ballroom Foyer

  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Valued-Added Event:

Solution & Value Selling: Sales Training Tailored for Localization Industry

Register Now!

**Separate Registration is required for this event**

Rio Mar Salon 4

 

  4:00pm - 6:00pm 

Strategic Planning Session (Executive Committee)

Rio Mar Salon 1 


Thursday, January 23  


         
 

8:00am-12pm:

Board of Directors Meeting

 Boardroom

 

9:00am-5:00pm:

UnConferenceTM Registration

Caribbean Ballroom Foyer

 

12:00pm-1:00pm: 

Lunch-All Attendees

Ocean Terrace (B/U: Rio Mar 7-8)

 

1:00pm-1:30pm: 

Opening General Session

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

1:30pm – 2:45pm: 

Worker Re-Classification Panel

Moderator: Rick Antezana
Speakers: Bill Rivers, Craig Buckstein, Kristin Quinlan & Shamus Sayed 

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

2:45pm – 3:15pm: 

Afternoon Break
Sponsored by Orion Assessment Services

 Ocean Terrace 

 

3:15pm-4:15pm:

Worker Re-Classification Panel 

Moderator: Rick Antezana
Speakers: Bill Rivers, Craig Buckstein, Kristin Quinlan & Shamus Sayed

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

4:15pm-5:00pm 

Bridge Informative Session
Speakers: Chris Carter and Doug Strock

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

6:00pm-8:00pm:

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by International Center for Language Studies

 Marbella Garden 

         
         

 

Friday, January 24
          

 

6:15am-7:30am: 

Fitness Group

 Margaritaville Bar (outside by the pool)

 

8:00am-9:00am: 

8:00am-9:00am

Breakfast-All Attendees

Bridge Training Breakfast

Ocean Terrace (B/U Rio Mar 3-4)

 

9:00am-5:00pm: 

9:15am-9:15am 

UnConferenceTM Registration

General Session

Carribbean
Ballroom Foyer

Ocean Terrace

 

9:15am-9:25am: 

Transition to Group Session 1

 Ocean Terrace
 

9:25am-10:25am: 

UnConferenceTM Session 1

Ocean Terrace

 

10:25am-11:00am: 

Networking Break

 Ocean Terrace

 

11:00am-12:00pm: 

UnConferenceTM Session 2

 Ocean Terrace
 

12:00pm-1:05pm: 

Lunch- All Attendees

Ocean Terrace 

 

1:05pm-2:05pm: 

 UnConferenceTM Session 3

 Ocean Terrace
 

2:05pm-2:35pm: 

Networking Break

 Ocean Terrace 
 

2:35pm-3:35pm: 

UnConferenceTM Session 4

Ocean Terrace

 

3:35pm-3:45pm: 

Transition to Caribbean Ballroom 2-3

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

3:45pm-4:00pm

UnConference Session Wrap-Up

Caribbean 
Ballroom 2-3

  5:15pm:

Departure from the Wyndham for the Treehouse Dinner Extravaganza

 Main Lobby 

 

5:45pm:

Arrive at the Treehouse for Cocktails and Sunset 

 
 

6:00pm-10:00pm: 

Dinner and Dancing at the Treehouse!
Sponsored by Certified Language International

 
  10:00-10:30pm: Departure from the Treehouse and return to the Wyndham   
         

 

Saturday, January 25   

 

       
 

6:15am-7:30am:

Fitness Group

 Margaritaville Bar (outside by the pool)

 

8:00am-9:00am: 

Breakfast-All Attendees

Ocean Terrace

 

9:00am – 9:15am: 

UnConferenceTM Day 2 Kickoff

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

9:25am-10:25am: 

UnConferenceTM Session 5

Ocean Terrace

 

10:25am-11:00am: 

Networking Break

Ocean Terrace

 

11:00am-11:50am: 

UnConferenceTM Session 6

 Ocean Terrace

 

11:50am-12:30pm: 

UnConferenceTM Closing

Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

 

 1:30pm

 

 Excursions on Your Own

 Caribbean
Ballroom 2-3

     
     
   
         
         
         

Plan Your Trip Today, click here.


Sponsorship Opportunities 

   

Why Sponsor the ALC 8th Annual UnConferenceTM?

Why Sponsor the ALC 8th Annual UnConferenceTM?

·         Brand Recognition

o   The more exposure your business gets, the bigger the opportunity your target audience has to acknowledge your business in the future. More brand recognition = more opportunity for business!

·         Maximize Exposure

o   Cast a wide net of exposure directly at your target market in a timely manner through channels of advertising that people use – website, social media, and on-site display ads

·         Reintroduce to the Old

o   Show consumers that your business still exists, is still relevant and still thriving!

 

Learn More Now!

 


 

Hotel Accommodations

  

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort

600 Rio Mar Blvd. 
Rio Grande, PR 00745, US



 

Telephone:

Book Online:

Group Rate:

Reservation Deadline:

*1-787-888-6000

Reserve Your Room!

$225.00 per night, Double Room

December 23, 2019

 

Please reference the Association of Language Companies when calling to make your hotel reservation. Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until Monday, December 23, 2019, or until the block has sold out. ALC cannot guarantee the group rate if rooms are still available in the ALC block after Monday, December 23.

Check-in Time: 4:00 pm

Check-out Time: 11:00 am

Valet Parking: Guest Price: $20/day + tax   Visitor Price: $25/day + tax

 


 

Travel Information

    

Airports

Luis Munoz Martin International Airport (SJU), San Juan is 23 minutes from hotel (19.3 miles).

 

Transportation 

 

ALC is providing ground transportation to and from the airport/ hotel this year. Please click here to book your shuttle.

Arrival Dates: January 19 - January 23

Departure Dates: January 24 - January 27

 

Dress Code

Casual attire is appropriate for the UnConferenceTM.

 

Weather

The temperature in Puerto Rico in January is typically in the mid-80s for the high and mid-70s for the lows. 

Keep up with local Puerto Rico weather here - https://www.wyndhamriomar.com/en/activities/live-webcam



 

 Registration Fees

  

 

 

Early-Bird Rate
(By Friday, January 10, 2019)

Regular Rate
(After Friday, January 10, 2019)

ALC Full Registration Tickets (All Events Included)  

ALC Member

$795

 $895

 

Non-Member

$995

 $1095

 

Partnership Associations

$795

 $895

 

 ALC Guest Ticket Options   

Opening Reception Guest Ticket Only

$150

 $150

 

Treehouse Dinner Guest Ticket Only

$335

 $335

 

 Opening Reception and Treehouse Ticket

$485

$485

 
 

 

Register Now!

   
   

Value-Added Event:

Solution & Value Selling - Sales Training Tailored for Localization Industry

Hosted by: Andrej Nedoma, Co-Founder and CEO of XTRF Management Systems 

Date: January 22, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration Separate from the UnConference: $450.00

Register Now!

 
       

 


 


Unique Additions to the ALC 8th Annual UnConferenceTM

Treehouse Extravaganza

Due to popular demand, the ALC 8th Annual UnConferenceTM will be going off property for our first-ever dinner Extravaganza at the Hacienda Siesta Alegre!

The Hacienda Siesta Alegre is a beautiful, rustic style 120-acre resort stations next to the El Yunque Tropical Rainforest. Experience the best views that Puerto Rico has to offer with the breathtaking tropical fauna & floral wildlife including the rainforest’s mountain range. From every angle of this active farm resort, you will be immersed with true Puerto Rico culture extending from the beautiful architecture buildings, traditional passing, and ample green pastures. This is sure to be a memorable experience.

With group transportation provided from the Wyndham to and from the Hacienda, you will arrive in time to watch the sunset over the Caribbean followed by cocktails, dinner, dancing and networking opportunities.

A truly unforgettable evening included in your registration fees for attendees.  Don’t forget to sign up to bring a guest – additional fees apply.

Event Itinerary: 

Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Departure Time from Wyndham: 5:15pm via Charter Bus

Cocktails: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Dinner: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Dancing/Networking: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Departure Time from Hacienda: 10:00pm via Charter Bus

 

Highlights of the Hacienda Siesta Alegra 

One-of-A-Kind Architecture
   

Breathtaking Views
   

Memorable Meeting Spaces
  

 


Excursions

   

Online Excursions for Purchase  

El Yunque National Forest 

Breathe in the fresh air, hear the sounds of the forest and let the views overwhelm your sense at El Yunque National Forest. 

El Yunque half day trip (4 - 5 hours): Starting at $55/ ticket

Reserve Your Tickets Now!

El Yunque fullday trip (7 - 8 hours): Starting at $75/ ticket

Reserve Your Tickets Now!

 

Old San Juan Walking Tour 

Walkthrough the magical streets in the Old CIty and Visit the San Juan National Historic site forts, enjoy the views of our historical city and indulge in its culture. Combine it with the experience of the Bacardi Distillery and the new parts of the city.

Old San Juan Walking Tour (5 - 6 hours): Starting at $75/ ticket

Reserve Your Tickets Now!

Bacardi & Old San Juan Shopping Tour ( 4 - 5 hours): Starting at $65/ ticket 

Reserve Your Tickets Now!

 


 

Explore the beautiful Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort 

 

      

     


 

 

 


 

 

 

 
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