2020 D2 Leadership

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The Annual

fall District 2 leadership conference is a gathering of all AAF chapters in the District 2 region — New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC. It is the one time during the year that the leaders of District 2 get together to discuss ways to enhance each chapter and ensure its mission is being met across each club.


is the proud host of this year’s D2 conference in the Electric City! We are super excited to bring everyone to Northeastern Pennsylvania for this two-day event. The conference will be in person on October 16 and 17, 2020 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.

Please Note: In-person registration is now closed but virtual registration is still available!


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Happy Hour

Nicole Farber
6:15-6:30 p.m.

"Welcome to Northeast Pennsylvania!" - Nicole Farber, AAF NEPA Vice President, Marketing

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Chesley Coslett
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome - AAF NEPA President Chelsey Coslett

AAF D2 Governor John Mulder
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

State Of The Union - AAF D2 Governor John Mulder

Tim Holmes
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Bring Out the Best in Your City ‘The Office’ + Scranton - Tim Holmes and Michele Dempsey, Co-developers of The Office Convention in 2007 & The Office Wrap Party in 2013

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Michele Dempsey

Michele Dempsey

paul Strunk
11:00 a.m. to noon

Fundraising tips and tricks for your AAF Club - Paul Strunk

Noon to 1:00 p.m


Lisa Renyolds
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m

Panel Discussion: Video as a Means of Telling Your Club's or Organization's Story - moderated by Lisa Reynolds from Wilkes University. Panelists: Jon Edwards, AAF NEPA board member, Sam O'Connell, Coal Creative, Ryan Wood from Discover NEPA, and John Mikulak, AAF NEPA board member

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Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

Sam O'Connell

Sam O'Connell

Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood

John Mikulah

John Mikulah

Joey Zarcone
2:15 p.m - 3:15 p.m

Electrify Awards Season - Joey Zarcone, Posture Interactive, Hal Schild, AAF DC, and Evie DeSarno, AAF Pittsburgh

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Hal Schild

Hal Schild

Evie DeSarno

Evie DeSarno

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3:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m

Advertising as an Advocate for Social Causes - Helen Lavelle, Lavelle Strategy Group

4:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m

D2 Budget Vote

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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