2019 Fall CEO Conference

Sunday, Sept. 15 - Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451


Join us this September

The conference will be held at the picturesque Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, situated on the north shore of Lake Tahoe's crystal blue coastline. 

Conference Agenda 
 Date  Time  Activity
 Sunday, Sept. 15  3:00 - 4:00 p.m.   EAA Board of Director Meeting
   5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   Optional Catamaran Excursion
   6:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception 
   7:30 - 9:00 p.m.   Welcome Dinner 
 Monday, Sept. 16  7:00 - 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast 
   8:00 - 8:15 a.m.   Opening Comments 
   8:15 - 8:45 a.m.   HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Update 
   8:45 - 11:45 a.m.   Workshop -
 Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture
   11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.   Lunch
   1:00 - 4:00 p.m.   Issue Processing Session 
   4:00 - 4:15 p.m.   Closing Session 
   5:00 - 9:00 p.m.   Offsite Reception & Dinner - The Bistro Edgewood 
 Tuesday, Sept. 17   7:00 - 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast 
   8:10 - 11:10 a.m.   Roundtable
   11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  EAA Business Meeting
   12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch 
   1:05 - 2:05 p.m.   Accountability Takeaways 
   2:05 - 3:05 p.m.   Discussion - Value and Future of EAA 
   3:05 - 3:15 p.m.   Closing Remarks 
   5:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Optional Group Dinner - Soule Domain 
Meet the Speaker

Greg Bustin, Vistage International Master Chair, Leadership Speaker 

Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture 

Greg Bustin asks the questions that unlock high performance.  
Greg led the turnaround of the Dallas office of Edelman Worldwide, achieving record success. He founded his own marketing management consultancy in 1994 so he’s made plenty of tough decisions. He’s worked with leadership teams at multi-national companies, including Burger King, Conoco Phillips, Fujitsu, PepsiCo, Prudential, Nucor, Quaker, Sony and Verizon and he’s led more than 200 strategic planning sessions. He’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fresh approach to conflict resolution and passionate probing of difficult issues lead to insights that help leaders achieve immediate, tangible and sustainable performance improvement.

Greg’s views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, Texas CEO and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books, and Accountability: The Key to Driving A High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill) has been selected by Soundview as a Best Business Book.

Greg Bustin website
Conference Registration
 Attendee Type  Registration Rate
 Attendee* (Full Conference & meals)
 Does not include optional catamaran excursion
 Guest (Dinners/Social events) 
 Does not include optional catamaran excursion
 Registration Closes  Monday, Sept. 2
*The EAA is pleased to host the CEO Conference twice annually. Conference Registration is extended to CEOs and the senior staff personally invited by them. Senior Staff would be anyone that the CEO identifies as a potential successor or executive leader in the association or a high potential leader that is ready for advancement to VP level as a recognition and developmental opportunity.

Conference Cancellation Policy:
 All cancellation requests must be made in writing via email to the EAA and are subject to a non-refundable $75 processing fee. Due to the requirement to confirm participation counts, cancellations received after Monday, Sept. 2 cannot be refunded.

Optional Excursion - Catamaran Tour
Experience Tahoe tranquility at it's best while sailing Lake Tahoe on a 55' catamaran, the Sierra Cloud. The two-hour cruise will take you along the untouched shores of Lake Tahoe and provide a panoramic view of the entire lake. 
Date: Sunday, Sept. 15 
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. 
Price: $95 + tax
Includes: Live entertainment, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, light appetizers 
Departure: Hyatt Regency pier  
Provider: Action Water Sports of Incline Village
Phone: 775-831-4386
Reservations: Click on the button and select "Lake Tahoe Catamaran Sailing." Select the 5 p.m. cruise on Sunday, Sept. 15. 
*Note - This is an optional tour, not sponsored by the EAA. The EAA welcome dinner will be hosted immediately following the catamaran cruise. 


Catamaran Cancellation: Action Water Sports provides a full refund or credit within 72 hours notice of cancellation. AWS also provides a full refund or credit in case of operator or weather cancellation. Contact Action Water Sports of Incline Village to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows are charged at full-price. 

HRCI Alliance - Special 2019 Conference Discount
The EAA is offering a special registration incentive. All Associations participating in the HRCI Alliance will receive a special discount for one conference in 2019. If you have not used your credit for the Spring 2019 CEO Conference or the Staff Conference, you are welcome to apply your $500 discount to attend the Fall 2019 CEO Conference in Lake Tahoe. 

An email containing the HRCI discount code and instructions on how to redeem it will be sent to the CEO of each association that participates in the HRCI Alliance. 

Hotel Accommodations

Experience the perfect destination to connect with yourself and your peers while enjoying the natural wonders surrounding Lake Tahoe. Located in the Sierra Mountain Range, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, a AAA Four Diamond hotel is a stunning lakeside destination for world-class conferences.
EAA Discounted Group Rate $209* + tax, fees
Resort Fee $20 Daily**
Cut-off Date Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
*Discounted Group Rate available 2-days prior and 1-day post event, based on hotel availability. 
**Resort Fee Includes: 24/7 fitness center and business center access; private beach and year-around heated pool access; complimentary local phone calls; welcome glass of champagne for PM check-ins; in-room safe; iHome; coffee maker; $5 match play coupon. 

Room Reservations:
To make a hotel room reservation, please click on the button or call the Hyatt Regency directly at (775) 886-6603 and mention the Employer Associations of America to secure the discounted group rate of $209. 

Hotel Check-in:   4:00 p.m. 
Hotel Check-out: 11:00 a.m. 

Hotel Parking: 
Self-park is available at the hotel for $18/night. 

Hotel Address: 
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV 89451
Hotel Website 

Hotel Cancellation Policy:
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has a 48-hour cancellation policy for guest rooms. Any cancellation made within 48-hours of arrival will result in charge of one (1) night's room and tax. 
***Be sure to reserve your room early - room block is expected to sell out***

Conference Transportation
Airport: Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located 34 miles from the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Airlines serving the airport include: 
 Alaska Airlines  Allegiant Air   American Airlines
 Delta Air Lines   Frontier Airlines  JetBlue
 Soutwest Airlines  United Airlines   Volaris 

Airport Rideshare: Uber and Lyft pickup is located in the ground transportation area located north of Baggage Claim. Follow signs outside of D doors, at the far north end of Baggage Claim. There is a rideshare shelter available for waiting. 
Airport Taxis: Taxi service is available outside the D doors located north of Baggage Claim. 

Conference Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors! 

For addtional questions please contact: 
Kim Mitschke, CMP
Conference & Events Planner