ALC 8th Annual UnConference

 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 December 23, 2019. Register Now!

Schedule of Events 



Wednesday, January 22   


1:00 pm - 4:00pm




Valued-Added Event:

Solution & Value Selling: Sales Training Tailored for Localization Industry

 Register Now!

**Separate Registration is required for this event**



Opportunities to Volunteer Locally 



Thursday, January 23





Board of Directors Meeting




UnConferenceTM Registration










Opening Session


1:30pm – 2:45pm: 


Worker Re-Classification Panel


2:45pm – 3:15pm: 


Afternoon Break




Worker Re-Classification Panel 

Rick Antezana - Moderator 
Bill Rivers, Kristin Quinlan & Shamus Sayed - Panelists 




Day 1 Closing 




Opening Reception



Friday, January 24  






Fitness Group








UnConferenceTM Registration




General Session




UnConferenceTM Session 1




Networking Break




UnConferenceTM Session 2








 UnConferenceTM Session 3


2:30pm – 3:05pm: 


Networking Break




UnConferenceTM Session 4




UnConferenceTM Session Wrap Up – Day 1




Departure from the Wyndham for the Treehouse Dinner Extravaganza


 Arrive at the Treehouse for cocktails and Sunset 




Dinner and Dancing at the Treehouse!




Departure from the Treehouse and return to the Wyndham 



  Arrive at the Wyndham   


Saturday, January 25  


6:15am – 7:30am:


Fitness Group






9am – 9:15am: 


Day 2 Kickoff




UnConferenceTM Session 5




Networking Break




UnConferenceTM Session 6




UnConferenceTM Closing




Excursions on your own –see below for details


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



Book Online:

Group Rate:

Reservation Deadline:


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



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




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.



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 -


 Registration Fees




Early-Bird Rate
(By Monday, December 23, 2019)

Regular Rate
(After Monday, December 23, 2019)

 ALC Full Registration Tickets (All Events Included)  

ALC Member








Partnership Associations




 ALC Guest Ticket Options   

Opening Reception Guest Ticket Only




Treehouse Dinner Guest Ticket Only




 Opening Reception and Treehouse Ticket





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




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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