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Welcome to your online HUB for everything related to convention! ABC Mississippi is excited to host everyone in July at the Hilton Sandestin. This fun-filled, family style event is an excellent opportunity to network with leaders in our industry. 

Annual Convention 2017: Building Our Future
July 13-16, 2017
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Below you will find details on booking your room, the resort and our agenda. Be sure and bookmark this page so all the latest information will be at your fingertips.

Book Your Room

Hotel rooms are currently sold out at the Hilton Sandestin. Additional rooms are available at the Luau which is across the parking lot from the Hilton Sandestin. Please click the button below to book your room at the Luau or call 800-320-8115 and reference group code 23T9IP. Questions? Contact Weezie Horn at or 601.944.0421.

Our Agenda

The following highlights the agenda for convention. Additional details for each event will be provided onsite at registration. Official ABC Mississippi Convention Armbands are REQUIRED for access to all events.


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm  Convention Registration
Location: Tour Lobby
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Family Night
Location: Barefoot/Sunrise Decks
This casual event will feature adult and kid-friendly dinner options, kids
activities & treats and an outdoor movie. Sponsored by Young Professionals.

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

8:00 am to 11:00 am  Keynote Speakers & Breakfast
Location: Emerald Ballroom E
1:00 pm to 4:00
Beach Olympics Featuring Sam Clayton Kelly Volleyball Tourney
Location: Beach West
This family event features beach competitions and games for adults and kids, beach chair set-up, non-olympic beach games and giant water slide. Our competition schedule is:
1:00 pm Giant Ring Toss
1:30 pm Water Balloon Toss
2:00 pm Landmines
3:00 pm Sam Clayton Kelly Memorial Volleyball Tourney
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Poolside Hospitality
Location: Poolside Cabana
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Kids Night Out!
Location: Kids Krew Room
This event is complimentary for kids ages 5-12 and pre-registration is required. 
Includes a dinner, a t-shirt and a crab hunt!
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Cocktail Hour
Location: Coral Ballroom Foyer
7:30 pm to 11:30 pm Celebration Gala
Location: Coral Ballroom
This event will feature an evening of dinner, dancing and live music provided by
Big Night Dynamite. Dress code is resort casual. 

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017 

6:00 am to 12:00 pm  Fishing Excursion
Location: Seagar's Lobby for Departure
This event features a "grab & go" breakfast and shuttle service to and from. Includes
beer, drinks & snacks. The fee is $250 per person and pre-registration is required. 
7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Dolphin Cruise
Location: Seagar's Lobby for Departure
This event features a "grab & go" breakfast and shuttle service to and from. Snorkel
gear, sodas and water provided. Coolers permitted. The fee is $250 per person and
pre-registration is required. 
7:00 am to 12:00 pm Golf @ The Raven
Location: The Raven Golf Course @ Hilton Sandestin
This event features a 4-man scramble. Teams developed onsite. Breakfast is included
at the course and members must provide their own transportation. Cost is $250 per
person and pre-registration is required.
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Kids Krew Beach Fun
Location: Kids Krew Room for Drop Off
This event features beach fun, lunch and is complimentary for ages 5-12. Pre-registration
is required for all participants.  
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Ladies Serenity Spa Brunch
Location: Spa Lounge at Serenity by the Sea
This complimentary event features a spa brunch, sunrise cocktails, chair massages and
hand refreshers. Includes special gift! Attire is beach casual. Pre-registration is required.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Poolside Hospitality
Location: Poolside Cabana
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Game Show Night
Location: Coral AB
Everyone is invited to join us for cocktails, tasty treats and the ultimate game show
experience, "Let's Make A Deal." Be sure and dress in your favorite costume to 
be selected as a contestant and win prizes! This event is hosted by our sponsors. 
Prize donations are needed. Contact Weezie Horn!
7:00 pm Until Dinner On Your Own
Location: You Choose!
Enjoy an evening at the hotel or out on the town. All members are responsible for their
own dinner reservations.


5165 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
601.944.0421 office
601.944.0450 fax

10480 Corporate Drive
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
228.897.1711 phone
228.897.2711 fax


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