annual meeting special events

so many fun things are happening in chattanooga!

special events – wednesday, june 2

  • Silent Auction - The Silent Auction supports our educational programming. It will be virtual, thanks to our friend Tony Rissley and Expo Auctions (no pens, no bid sheets, just you and your phone). If you are able to contribute this year, you may donate here
  • Golf - 100 Council Fire Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Tee times around 8:00 am. The heart and soul of the Council Fire Club is our beautiful 18-hole championship golf course. Built in 1992 by world renowned architect, Bob Cupp, the course plays over 114 acres of pristine Bermuda surfaces with backdrops including lakes, stream, nearby mountain ranges and an abundant of natural foliage. Council Fire Club promises to excite and challenge every golfer. The club has hosted the PGA Tour, Senior Tour, NCAA Championship and numerous USGA and State championships. Foursome assignments will be sent separately via email.
  • Quarter Century Bike Ride - Approx. 25 mile road bike ride. Meet at 10:00 am outside the Read House. Bring your bike and helmet.
  • GSAE Foundation Beer Pour
    • $38 tickets benefit the GSAE Foundation's Internship Grant Program
    • Hosted by the Beer Bros. - Russ Webb, Mike Pennington, CAE and Lowell Aplebaum, FASAE, CAE, CPF
    • 12:30 pm and 4:15 pm tastings available (limited to 25 per tasting)
    • Sponsored by Jeremy Minnick, Discover Dunwoody and Athens CVB and Industry Partners
  • Tennessee Aquarium logoReception & Dinner, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Tennessee Aquarium Pavilion. Sponsored by Chattanooga Tourism Co. and their industry partners. If you are late, we’ll have name tags onsite. Bus transportation from the hotel lobby beginning by 6:00 pm.
  • Pay the Pig Event to benefit the Tennessee River Gorge TrustDonations may be made via the app or by seeing Lori K. Spear, CAE and the Pay the Pig Team at general sessions and during the evening events. Credit only. Note: To comply with local ordinances, all paying GSAE event attendees will be entered twice to win a donated prize package onsite Friday morning at 8:30 am. The entry of the paying attendee is by virtue of their attendance at the meeting and is not tied to the encouraged fundraising for the locally-designated charitable recipient (think casino nights where you may attend but are not obligated to purchase table access). 

Chattanooga Tourism Co logo

 Chattanooga Tourism Co. - Prize Package Explore Charleston - Travel Gift Card

 special events – thursday, june 3

Reception – sponsored by The Westin Chattanooga801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Light hors d’ouevres, complimentary beer and wine
  • Amazing spaces to explore indoor and outdoor
Dine Around Chattanooga

special events – friday, june 4

  • Pay the Pig Event to benefit the Tennessee River Gorge Trust - Donations may be made via the app or by seeing Lori K. Spear, CAE and the Pay the Pig Team at general sessions and during the evening events. Credit only. Note: To comply with local ordinances, all paying GSAE event attendees will be entered twice to win a donated prize package onsite Friday morning at 8:30 am. The entry of the paying attendee is by virtue of their attendance at the meeting and is not tied to the encouraged fundraising for the locally-designated charitable recipient (think casino nights where you may attend but are not obligated to purchase table access). 
  • Silent Auction closes Friday morning at 10:45 am. Check out via the app. Shipping charges apply.