2017 OAAI Conference

Hotel Information

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, which will be our conference site for 2017. You can reserve your room online under the OAAI room block by going directly to the link provided below.

https://aws.passkey.com/event/49129053/owner/2879/landing?gtid=b5f0741365268a5321ee2e870239ef35

The Drake Hotel is located in the Gold Coast and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan within the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street Shopping District. The Hotel is one block from Water Tower Place, steps from Rush Street’s legendary dining and nightlife and within walking distance of most major attractions.

If you are not using the link provided above, but rather, making your reservation by telephone, please let them know you are with the Outdoor Advertising Association of Illinois/OAAI to ensure you are placed in our room block.  We have secured a room rate of $190.00 per night. The cut-off date to reserve your room will be July 20, 2017. Any reservations past that date will be accepted on a space available basis.

The Drake Hotel can be reached at 312-787-2200. If you are told the room block is full, please call the OAAI office at 217-522-6224 before making other arrangements.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Day 1    Principals, sales & real estate teams.

  • 10:00 to 10:15
    • Coffee
  • 10:15 to 11:00
    • Welcome by the president.
    • Past issues update/status.
    • Current issues and concerns.
    • Future issues and concerns.
  • 11:00 to 12:00
    • Legislative Update/Discussion
  • 12:00 to 1:00
    • Lunch
      • IDOT
      • FWHA
      • Candidates
    • 1:00 to 1:30
      • IDOT Update
  • 1:30 to 2:00
    • FWHA Update
  • 2:00 to 3:00
    • Value of Outdoor Advertising – Steve Nicklin (OAAA – VP of Marketing)
  • 3:00 to 4:00
    • Advertising in Today’s Market
      Cramer-Krasselt – Jennifer Mathis
      VP – Group Media Director
  • 4:00 – 4:30
    • Visit the vendor’s booths.
    • Personal time, return emails, make phone calls

            RECEPTION

  • 4:30 – 6:30
     Cocktail Reception
     Principals, sales operations and lease team.

             DINNER

  • 6:30 to 9:30
  • Sit-down dinner (all are invited)
  • Open bar

Thursday August 24, 2017

Day 2 Principals & operations

  • 7:30 to 8:30
  • 8:30 to 10:00
    • Ad Sales Strategy
      Daktronics
    • Sign Inspection & Maintenance         All Steel Structures
    • Digital Security & OSHA Laws
      Formetco, Inc.
  • 10:00 to 10:15 – BREAK w/Vendors
  • 10:15 to 12:00
    • Personal Advertising Injury

Bassler & Co.

  • Brightness Mgmt & FCC Compliance
    Watchfire
  • Video Walls vs. Tight Pitch LEDs -Prismview

12:00 Noon – Adjourn 

Additional Info:

WHERE:  Drake Hotel – Chicago, Illinois:
140 E. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60611
312-787-2200

Room Block Name:  Outdoor Advertising Assn of IL (OAAI)
Room Rate:  $190.00
Cut-off Date: July 20, 2017

Register for the 2017 OAAI Conference

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