LADA Cancels the 2020 Annual Convention

Due to the unprecedented health and economic challenges facing our nation and industry, and because nothing is more important than the welfare of our attendees, sponsors, and staff, the LADA Board of Directors has made the tough decision to CANCELthe 2020 Annual Convention.  The convention was scheduled for June 10-14, 2020 at The Henderson in Destin, Fl. 

This decision was not made lightly, and as we learn more about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the LADA Board of Directors feel this decision is in the best interest of everyone under the current circumstances.  

Thank you for your support, patience and understanding.  We hope to see you at the 2021 Annual Convention that will be held  June 16-20 at The Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia!


FAQs

Question - Will LADA assist with the cancellation of my hotel reservations?
Yes!  If you have booked hotel rooms at the Henderson, your reservation will be cancelled automatically.  By the end of the week you will receive an email directly from the Henderson stating your reservation has been cancelled.  Within 30 days your deposit will be refunded.  

Question - Will my registration fees be refunded? 
If you have registered and paid for the convention (including golf), you have the option to be refunded or apply your payment as credit towards a future LADA event.  Please let us know ASAP by clicking on one of the following options and including your name, company, and contact information:

Question - I am a sponsor, will my sponsorship fees be refunded?
If you have registered and paid as a sponsor for the convention, you have the option to be refunded or apply your payment as credit to use at a future LADA event.  Please let us know ASAP by clicking on one of the following options and including your name, company, and contact information:

Question - Where can I find more resources for dealerships to aid our business during the pandemic?
Our website, www.LADA.org, is updated regularly with COVID-19 resources.  We also send Dealer Alerts out several times a week with information.  If you are not receiving our emails, please contact Kathleen O'Regan to update your contact information.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Henderson, A Salamander Beach & Spa Resort

200 Henderson Beach & Spa Resort
Destin, FL 32541

For hotel reservations, please contact Alex Landers, Revenue Manger
Office:  850-424-4535
Email:  alanders@hendersonbeachresort.com

Reservation Deadline:  May 26, 2020, or until the room block sells out

Guest Room Accommodations:

  • Run of House King - $299/night
    • Available 6/9-6/13
  • Run of House Queen/Queen - $299/night
    • Available 6/9-6/13
  • Two Bedroom Loft - $499/night
    • Available 6/10-6/13; 4 night minimum; sleeps up to 8
  • One Bedroom Loft - $399/night
    • Available 6/10-6/13; 4 night minimum; sleeps up to 6

Additional Fees:

  • Valet Parking $12.50 per day
  • Self Parking $7.50 per day (limited availability)
  • Resort Fee $15/night
For additional information about the hotel fees, reservation procedures, tentative agenda, and loft layouts, please click HERE
MEET OUR SPECTACULAR SPEAKERS
  COACH DALE BROWN
One of the top motivational speakers in America, Dale Brown served as head coach of the LSU basketball team for 25 years, (1972-1997).  The creator of a syndicated radio program called Motivational Moments that ran on NPR, he also served for a while as a college basketball analyst for ESPN and ABC.  As LSU coach, he was twice names National Basketball Coach of the Year, led his team to two Final Fours and four Elite Eights, and emerged as the second-winningest coach in SEC history.  He is also known as the recruiter of Shaquille O'Neal, one of the top basketball players ever at LSU and the NBA.
     
    KELLY MCNEARNY
Kelly McNearney is Google's Senior Automotive Retail Strategist based in Los Angeles, CA.  She helps automotive retailers develop strategies to reach in-market shoppers with the right message at the right time to improve sales and loyalty.  She is a passionate public speaker who has conducted keynote addresses at Digital Dealer, DMSC, ALR, NADA, the Google Automotive Retail Summit, AIADA, JD Power and many OEM conferences.  She is an NADA Distinguished Speaker.
     
    TIMOTHY SCOTT
Tim Scott is a partner at Fisher & Phillips New Orleans office and LADA's Labor Counsel.  His practice emphasizes litigation, particularly the defense of harassment and discrimination claims.  Tim has successfully handled a number of jury trials as well as cases before the courts of appeals.  Tim also advises employers on a day-to-day basis on issues relating to compliance with various state and federal laws applicable to employers.  Finally, Tim handles labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as arbitration of disputes involving collective bargaining agreements.

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