2021 AANC Education & Legislative Conference

May  24-26, 2021 | Raleigh Convention Center

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AANC Education & Legislative Conference
May 24-26, 2021 l Raleigh, NC
6 CECs

The AANC Education & Legislative Conference is the annual gathering of our 
statewide membership
to participate in a variety of educational sessions, networking with peers, and advocating for
important industry issues at the North Carolina Legislature.


Opening Keynote: Dave Davlin

Over 25 years ago, Dave began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records. Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year
                                                                         as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.

Closing Keynote: Deborah Gardner

A swimming champion turned author & competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner, CMP, helps companies and organizations professionals advance to new levels of success for maximum winning results. Better known by many Fortune 500 companies as the Pit Bull in a Skirt, Deborah is rising to international prominence with a captivating, entertaining and humorous sassy presentation style. With a lifetime of competitive experience, Deborah has a wealth of practice being a Marine Brat, to life growing up in a double-wide, a real-life wedding crasher, to an Olympic Trial swimmer, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and three decades as a hospitality sales veteran. Along with a laundry list of awards, Meetings & Convention Magazine recent poll by meeting planners voted Deborah as one of the best speakers heard in the last two years.
Deborah lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and her lover boy, Chief, the 





Questions? Email Kristin Goins at kristin@aanconline.org