IT'S THE PEOPLE - NO IT'S THE EDUCATION -
NO IT'S THE ACTIVITIES - WELL, IT'S ALL OF IT!
Glendale, Arizona - August 13-16, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the challenges and sensitivities of Covid-19, the 2020 NGBC is now offering both physical
and virtual convention tickets. For those attending physically, the format and schedule of the convention has
changed and masks will be made available.
THE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Items marked (*) are not available to Virtual Attendees.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020
3-5pm Visit Client Services any time after 2pm to pick up your welcome gift (bring your badge)*
6pm Newbie Chat with LeAnn*
7:00pm Taste of Your Town in Main Meeting Room with Sharon Day (Solano)*
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020
7am Main Meeting Room Doors Open for Networking*
8am Good Morning with Debbie Q.: A Client Centric Mindset
9am Business Resiliency - Let's Talk About Covid-19 for 15 minutes.
9:30am The Ever-Evolving Social Network with Sue Monhait
10:15am The Personalization Project with Beci Ruzek
11:00am From Solopreneur to Succulents: Meet Claudia Johnson
12:00pm Break for Lunch
1:30pm Business Break Outs: Solopreneurs, Teams, Owner/Admin
2:30pm Extreme Designing with LeAnn Fanning-Medard
3:00pm Principles of Design with Shawn Parola
3:45pm Improve Thyself with Sharon Day
4:15pm Vertical Markets: Breweries & Wineries with Debbie Quintana
5:00pm Sneak Peak Tradeshow*
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2020
7am Bow Making Workshop*
8am Good Morning with Debbie Q.: Asset & Inventory Management
8:30am The Big Bounce Back with Lisa Paden
9am Tradeshow with Demos
1pm Holiday Designing with Shawn Parola
2:00pm The Power of Influence with Anne Pazier
2:30pm Creating Your Own Videos with Sarah Hoag
3:30pm Hands on the Cricut with LeAnn Fanning-Medard
4:15pm Their Story: Meet Anne Mitchell
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020
7am Coffee Talk with Deborah Wasylko & Claudia Johnson
8am Good Morning with Debbie Q.: Storyboarding Design with Debbie Quintana
8:30am Content Creation with Abby Herman
1pm Basic Designing with Shelia Horvath (Hands On Workshop) .
1:45pm Creative Flat Lay Photography with Deb Wasylko
2:30pm Lifestyle Photography with Debbie Quintana
3:30pm Pricing Your Gifts for Profit with Lise Schleicher
4:15pm Technology + Marketing with Debbie Quintana
7pm Our Sunday Night Surprise Event*
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020*
9am - 11am Mimosas, Shopping & Training at The Gift Marketing Alliance Warehouse Open (5 minutes from hotel via Uber or Taxi)*
10am Shrink Wrapping, Heat Sealer & Heat Machine - Sharon Day & Debbie Quintana*
11am Shipping, Shipstation, Air-Fill Bubble, InBox Marketing - Debbie Quintana*
7pm Post Convention Pool Party with Debbie Q. (casual fun)*
What day should we arrive and depart?
We recommend arriving on Thursday. The first activities start Thursday afternoon. For your departure, there are activities at the
Gift Marketing Alliance warehouse on Monday morning that are fully optional (and fun!) so we recommend leaving Monday afternoon.
What does the Virtual Ticket include?
The VT includes SWAG and design class supplies.
Will classes be recorded?
Yes, classes will be recorded and added to GEAR on The Gift Basket Association within 2 weeks of the convention.
Can I convert my ticket?
Yes. You can convert in any direction from now until August 1st. If you have a virtual ticket and change your mind,
you can convert to a physical ticket and vice versa. To do so, please email email@example.com.
Are there limitations with the Virtual Ticket?
Yes, there are some classes and activities that are not included in the VT.
The classes that are not available to virtual attendees are marked with an (*) on the schedule.
Are Physical or Virtual Tickets Refundable?
Unfortunately due to the expense of the hotel and procurement of materials, we can not refund your ticket.
If you are unable to attend physically or virtually, please note that all classes are recorded.
Are any activities cancelled?
Yes, for 2020 due to the restriction on attendance, we are not having the design competition.
And due to proximity concerns, group coaching will be done POST convention.
Is a Payment Plan Available?
Yes, please contact Peggy Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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T E S T I M O N I A L S
"The National Gift Basket Convention was outstanding and just what I needed
to jump start my business and strategy. Such a wealth of experts and information.
Debbie is an amazing host and paid attention to every detail to make this a huge success.
Hands down the BEST convention I have ever been to!"