SCSAE 2024 Annual Conference

June 9-11, 2024 in Hilton Head Island, SC

We hope you will join us for the 2024 SCSAE Annual Conference June 9-11 at the Beach House in Hilton Head Island, SC. 

Click here to register!


Hotel Information and Booking Link

The Beach House in Hilton Head Island, SC is offering a special discounted room rate of $189 per night for all SCSAE Conference attendees. Click here to make your hotel reservation.


Conference Sponsorships

SCSAE has a variety of sponsorships available to fit your budget and needs. Get in front of industry leaders and become a sponsor today!  Click here for the full list of sponsorships. 


SCSAE Annual Conference Draft Agenda

Sunday, June 9, 2024

4:00-7:00 PM                    Exhibitor Set-Up in Sand and Surf Ballroom

2:00-5:15 PM                    Hotel Tours provided by Silver Oak Transportation - Meet in The Beach House Lobby
                                            Tours include the The Westin, Omni, Sonesta, and Sea Pines

5:30-6:30PM                      Welcome Reception at Tiki Beach - Join us on the sand, so wear proper clothing and shoes. Sponsored by: Hilton Head-Bluffton

6:30 PM                              Dine-arounds

For those planning on staying the night, make your own plans to gather with friends and colleagues for dinner out on beautiful Hilton Head Island. View the promotions below offered by Hilton Head Visitors and Convention Bureau. 

Monday, June 10, 2024

8:30-9:30 AM                    Registration, Visit Exhibitors and Continental Breakfast in Sand Pre-Function, Registration Sponsored by: Kiawah Island Resort, Breakfast Sponsored by Explore Asheville

                                            Specialty Coffee Bar sponsored by Teal Management

10:00 AM                           Welcome/Opening Comments by Hannah Lorance, President, SCSAE,  Morgan Stincer, Senior Sales Manager, Beach House, and William G. Miles, President & CEO of Hilton Head Island - Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

10:30 – 11:45 AM            Opening Keynote Speaker: AI Mastery in Marketing & Social Media for Associations
                                            Take a deeper dive into AI and let’s see how it works in communicating, graphic design and more!
                                              Zach Giglio, Founder and CEO, GCM

11:45 AM                           Platinum Palmetto Partner Spotlight: Visit Myrtle Beach, Cynthia Mohr, CFMP, Senior Sales Manager

11:45 – 12:15 PM             Networking Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM     SCSAE Annual Business Meeting (Current SCSAE Regular Members may attend)

12:15– 1:15 PM                Lunch at Dunes Beach: Sponsored by Hilton Head Bluffton Visitors and Convention Bureau 

1:15 –1:30 PM                  Wellness Session by Sydney
                                             Stretches and breathing techniques you can use in the office

1:30-2:30 PM                     The Secret Sauce to Success with Cindy Grosso, Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. 

2:30 –                                 Open Networking: Sponsored by: The Beach House

3:00-4:00                            Beach Olympics at Tiki Beach - Attendance capped at 25 guests.

2:30-3:30                            Master Class with Burnt Church Distillery at Tiki Hut **EVENT FULL

6:00 – 7:00 PM                 Awards Reception at the Beach Pavilion – Sponsored by: The Beach House

7:00 – 9:00 PM                 Awards Dinner at the Beach PavilionSponsored by: The Beach House

                                             Installation of the 2024-2025 SCSAE Board of Directors

9:00 PM-                            Hospitality Suite in the Sky Room and Deck - Sponsored by: Stillwell Strategies and Jones, McAden, and Associates

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

8:30 – 9:30 AM                 Breakfast & Visit Exhibitors - Featuring Mimosa Bar Sponsored by Kingston Resorts

9:30 – 10:30 AM               Closing Keynote Speaker: JOLT! Get Zapped into Intentionality: Rediscover & Believe in Your Inner Greatness
                                             Larry Long Jr., Founder and CEO, LLJR Enterprises

10:30 – 10:45 AM            Networking Break and Visit Exhibitors

10:45 AM                          Door Prizes        

11:00                                 Announcement of host for 2025 Annual Conference


Conference Networking Activities
Space is limited so register early!

Beach Olympics at Tiki Beach 
Monday, June 10 from 3-4 pm

It’s almost 1 month until the Summer Olympics.  Are you ready to get outside, have some fun, and make unforgettable Hilton Head Island memories with your SCSAE friends? 

Mixology Master Class with Burnt Church Distillery **EVENT FULL
Monday, June 10 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Enhance your skills in mixing trendy cocktails. Learn the art or skill of preparing mixed beverages that your guests will enjoy.  Join the Tiki Hut bartenders along with Burnt Church Distillery for a special mixology class.  Burnt Church is a local distillery located in Bluffton SC that crafts authentic spirits that honor the history of the Lowcountry. 


Hotel Tours

Click here to sign up for the free hotel tours. Hotel tours will depart at 2:00 pm from the hotel lobby. Transportation will be provided by Silver Oak Transportation. The tour schedule is below. 

  • 2:00 pm -- Leave The Beach House 
  • 2:20 pm - appx -- Arrive at the Westin Hotel 
  • 2:45 pm -- Depart Westin 
  • 3:05 pm -- Arrive at the Omni Hotel 
  • 3:30 pm -- Depart Omni 
  • 3:50 pm -- Arrive Sonesta 
  • 4:15 pm -- Depart Sonesta 
  • 4:35 pm -- Arrive inside Sea Pines Resort
  • 5:00 pm -- Depart Sea Pines 
  • 5:15 pm -- Arrive back at the Beach House  


Dinner Reservations in Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor & Convention Bureau has partnered with local restaurant groups (SERG and CRAB) to provide special dining opportunities to the SCSAE conference attendees.

Check here to make reservations in advance of your visit for the conference. This is an advantage to attendees as many of these restaurants don’t usually accept reservations! Additionally, this is a busy timeframe for the island, so it allows you to “skip the line”.

Please don’t wait and make reservations early as reservations are made based on availability.

CRAB Restaurant Group is offering a discount for all conference attendees!  They will provide a card to you at the registration desk that will allow you to receive 20% off at any of their restaurants during 3 days of the conference!

Thank you to our Host City!

A big thank you to the Hilton Head Island CVB for being our conference host. 


Thank You Annual Conference Sponsors! 



 SCSAE Annual Conference Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be made if conference registration is canceled 30 days before the conference.