Registration for the 2017 Top of the Table Annual Meeting is now open.
Cancellations postmarked by the post office or received by fax on or before September 18, 2017 will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of USD 50. Cancellations postmarked by the post office or received by fax between September 19, 2017 and October 2, 2017 will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations postmarked by the post office or received by fax after October 3 will not receive a refund.
· Register online
· Fax completed registration form with credit card payment information to +1 (847) 518-8921. (If you are faxing, do not mail the original registration form.) Faxed registration forms without credit card information will not be processed.
· Send completed registration form with check (USD funds), credit card information or money order to:
Million Dollar Round Table
Top of the Table Registration
325 West Touhy Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068 USA
The deadline for receipt of your registration materials is September 18, 2017. Registrations received after that date will be accepted on a space-available basis.
Terranea Resort is a land unto itself. On three sides, you're surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific, and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture.
Members are responsible for reserving their own hotel accommodations at Terranea Resort. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. PLEASE NOTE: Members are encouraged to reserve their rooms early. Availability is not guaranteed, and housing may close prior to the meeting. The hotel will accept reservations on a space-available basis, and the negotiated room rate is not guaranteed after September 17, 2017.
Online reservations click here.
When making reservations, be sure to mention that you are with the Top of the Table Annual Meeting to receive the group rate.
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA 90275
Toll free reservation number: (844) 209-6908
Rate: USD 300
Check-in time is 4 p.m. Pacific.
Check-out time is 12 p.m. Pacific.
Room rate is for single or double occupancy. In addition to the room rate, the resort charges a USD 12 per room per day resort fee. The resort fee includes unlimited high-speed internet in guest rooms, nightly turndown service, transportation within five miles of resort to include Trump National Golf Course and Los Verdes Country Club, shopping and tennis, complimentary local and 800 access calls, fitness center access, trained naturalists for guided tours, complimentary daily yoga and Pilates classes, and access to The Links’ short game practice area.
Pre- and post-meeting date reservations
The guest room rate will be offered by the hotel three days prior to and three days after the original meeting dates, subject to availability of guest rooms and resort occupancy at the time of reservation.
Cancellation and no-show policies
Cancellation of individual reservations made up to 72 hours prior to arrival will be accepted at no charge. Otherwise, the first night stay will be charged.
New! A series of innovative and creative business concepts delivered by members in a variety of formats. Attendees will leave this fast-paced session with ideas to improve productivity and business practices.
End a long day of learning with some rest and relaxation poolside. The Daily Debrief is a time for members to connect after attending sessions, share ideas they heard that day, and enjoy the views of the Pacific.
Bell will inspire you to reexamine your personal and professional dreams while creating value for your colleagues and customers. In what has become his most popular presentation, he will demonstrate how adopting the mindset of the bamboo farmer can transform your life and those around you in amazing ways. Giant timber bamboo grows with astonishing speed and strength; however, such growth only comes as a result of the bamboo farmer faithfully watering the bamboo over time until it can establish deep and resilient roots. We all can become bamboo farmers, nurturing the qualities of patience, courage, self-discipline, persistence and belief. Leave this session with core values that will lead to profound growth and the secret formula for peak performance.
The Power of Storytelling
Because we’re all emotional creatures, storytelling is the most influential form of communication. Bennett provides attendees with the mindset and toolset to leverage this communication strategy and sell effectively through storytelling. The underlying principle behind storytelling is that it’s not about you; it’s about the other person. Bennett shows you how your story impacts clients and influences the sales decision. You will learn to humanize your message, create balance between credibility and relatability and engage the emotional and creative side of your clients’ brains.
Cabane is an executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies who helps people become more persuasive, influential and inspiring. Cabane extracts the most practical tools for business and applies the latest in global behavioral science to everyday leadership needs to improve her clients' productivity and efficiency. In addition to being a columnist for Forbes and the Huffington Post, Cabane is often featured in media such as the New York Times and BusinessWeek. Cabane previously served as director of innovative leadership for Stanford's StartX program. Her books have been translated into 17 languages, and she was the youngest person ever to be appointed Foreign Trade Advisor to the French government.
The Randy Charach Experience
Charach, a psychological illusionist, leads you on a uniquely fascinating and hilarious theatrical performance. Watch as discovers volunteers’ innermost thoughts and persuades people to forget their own name. The laughter and excitement build as the entire audience is entranced and involved in the performance. Some even become co-stars of the show!
Charting the Course Through Demographic Change
Let Gronbach bring you into the counter-intuitive and fascinating world of demography. A marketer who has immersed himself in 19 years of proprietary demographic research, Gronbach’s understanding of worldwide fertility, migration, aging and dying have enabled him to forecast political, economic and cultural phenomena with uncanny accuracy. What nations are demographically doomed? How will the workforces change? What is the future of communication? How will our children’s children get their education? Will big data change marketing and branding forever? What is the fate of mass media? What countries and continents are demographically positioned to excel? Learn this and more from Gronbach’s presentation.
As the world becomes more digital, advancements in technology are skyrocketing. Ismail, a technology strategist, knows the trajectory of fascinating projects that are sure to change our lives and challenge societal norms as we know them. Today there are 8 billion internet-connected devices in the world. By 2020, Ismail predicts there will be 50 billion. Will computer-driven cars be a reality in three years? Will we see a dramatically lengthened lifespan and delayed retirements in the next decade? What does this mean for investment, growth and contraction in key industries? Ismail’s take on the impact of the financial services sector will have you thinking twice about where to put money and how much is needed for the future.
Mindful Leadership: Navigating Chaos to Calm
Mindfulness-based practices such as meditation are now becoming a standard tool for achieving brain peak performance within corporations, professional sports teams and top universities. Mushtaq, a neurologist and meditation teacher, will explain the neuroscience and medical evidence behind meditation. Her expertise and techniques has been shared with Fortune 500 companies and universities nationally. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn a mindfulness-based practice that they can start at home and in the office.
The Transformational Impact of Art in K-12 Education
The arts are valuable and are an important component of any well-rounded education.The significance of arts education lies in its transformative power, offering students opportunities to experience their creativity and unlock their creative and academic potential. At Inner-City Arts, students are encouraged to take risks, learn new modes of self expression, build self-confidence and develop 21-century skills such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. The arts are not only important to the emotional development of students, they also have great effect on academic outcomes. Studies have shown that low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more likely to graduate high school and twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. By providing and advocating for equitable access to arts education for our youth— especially those most underserved—we can continue to build a more creative, productive, inclusive and empowered society.
Change is Mandatory; Stress is Optional
Change is something we all have to deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of choice. In this heavily researched session, Wynn applies his signature humor to a very serious topic. This fun, comprehensive program offers tools and tips for getting through big change with very little stress. More importantly, it creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. This session also shows attendees how stress is more about what we believe than what is actually happening. From embracing big transitions in technology to dealing with growth or downsizing, this presentation helps leaders, employees and customers implement necessary changes with minimal resistance.
Wednesday, October 18
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Guests will have the chance to see the beauty of the wildlife off the coastline and in the Pacific Ocean as they embark on a private whale watching cruise! The most common sighting is the blue whale. This whale is the largest mammal in the world, and is always found out in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach.
OPTIONAL, AT ADDITIONAL COST
USD 110 (includes lunch)
Wednesday, October 18
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Travel via a luxury cart to tour spots where some of America’s favorite TV series and movies have been filmed! You are invited to experience a one-of-a-kind private movie studio tour on the Warner Brothers lot. The two and a half hour VIP Back Lot Tour begins with a private theater viewing of a compilation of classic Warner Brothers film clips.
OPTIONAL, AT ADDITIONAL COST
USD 110 (includes lunch)
Saturday, October 21
11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Only 26 miles across the sea, yet capturing the feeling of being in a small village in the Mediterranean, lies Catalina Island. The adventure begins in Long Beach’s ferry terminal where guests board a high-speed catamaran. Onboard they can take in ocean breezes while keeping their eyes peeled for glimpses of white-sided dolphins and gray whales, or enjoy snacks and a refreshing soda or cocktail as they relax in airline style seats. Guests will explore the island into the evening and head back to the mainland after a dinner of their choice. Catalina Island is filled with adventure; see below some of the exciting activities and restaurants!
OPTIONAL AT ADDITIONAL COST
Wednesday, October 18
7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Shuttle will depart from the lobby of the Terranea Resort at 7:15 a.m.
Start your meeting right with a round at Trump National Golf Club. This magnificent location is perched high above the jagged California cliffs, taking advantage of one of the most incredible views in the world, with picturesque Catalina Island off the coast. This Pete Dye-designed course has been greatly enhanced, tempting golfers to take risks and rewarding well-placed shots. The layout challenges experienced golfers and novices to the best of their abilities. USD 295 per person (includes green fees, golf cart, breakfast, lunch and unlimited balls at the driving range) TaylorMade Clubs are available for rental at an additional cost of USD 80. There are no shoes available to rent, however any athletic shoe with soft soles is accepted.
DUE TO REQUIRED GUARANTEES , CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING AT MDRT HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18 , 2017, TO RECEIVE A REFUND. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED AFTER SEPTEMBER 18 , 2017. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR NO-SHOWS.
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