Sunday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Gaylord Texan
1501 Gaylord Trail [map]
Grapevine, TX 76051-1945

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events

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Saturday June 02, 2012

09:15 am - 10:15 am DSEF Executive Committee Meeting - Bluebonnet Boardroom
10:30 am - 12:00 pm DSEF Development Committee Meeting - Del Rio 1
11:00 am - 01:00 pm DSA Executive Committee Meeting - Bluebonnet Boardroom
12:00 pm - 07:00 pm Registration Open - Longhorn Registration DE
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm DSA Board Meeting - Ft. Worth 5-7
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm DSEF Board Meeting - Ft. Worth 5-7
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm DSA Supplier Reception - Mission Plaza
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm DSA/DSEF Board Reception - Yellow Rose Pavilion
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm DSA/DSEF Board Dinner - Yellow Rose Ballroom

Sunday June 03, 2012

08:00 am - 10:30 am WFDSA Board of Directors Meeting - Grapevine 5
08:00 am - 12:00 pm DSEF Entrepreneurs in Action Walkathon - Convention Center Circle Drive
Join us the morning of Sunday, June 3, when we kick off DSEF’s Entrepreneurs in Action three-day Walk A Thon with a walk and brunch benefitting the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE ( provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a real difference for young people in our Annual Meeting host city. Together, we’ll show Dallas Entrepreneurs In Action!
10:00 am - 03:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up - Longhorn E
10:00 am - 09:00 pm Registration Open - Longhorn Registration DE
11:00 am - 05:00 pm WFDSA CEO Council Meeting - Grapevine 6
12:00 pm - 09:00 pm Cyber Cafe Open - Grapevine Prefunction
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm DSA Ethics, GRC & Lawyers Council Meeting - Grapevine 3-4
DSA Member Services Committee - Austin 2
DSA/DSEF Communications Committees Joint Meeting - Austin 1
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm DSA International Council Meeting - Grapevine 1
DSA Party Plan Council Meeting - Ft. Worth 5-7
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Research Committee Happy Hour
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm Supplier Briefing & Orientation - Longhorn E
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm New Members Reception (Direct Selling Executives Only) - Grapevine 3-4
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Barbecue & Boots Opening Reception - Longhorn E
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm After-Party Sponsored by VideoPlus - Glass Cactus

Monday June 04, 2012

07:30 am - 08:30 am Grab & Go Breakfast - Longhorn E
Sponsor Breakfast with President Bush (Confirmed Sponsor Participants Only) - UPDATED - Grapevine 4-6
07:30 am - 06:30 pm Cyber Cafe Open - Grapevine Prefunction
Registration Open - Longhorn Registration DE
08:30 am - 10:00 am Opening General Session: A Conversation with President Bush - Grapevine CD
Mr. Douglas L. DeVos photo Mr. Douglas L. DeVos
10:15 am - 11:30 am Workshops - Various Locations
Ms. Paula C. Antonini photo Ms. Paula C. Antonini

Antonini & Associates
Mr. Joe P. Urso photo Mr. Joe P. Urso
Chairman & CEO
Vollara, LLC
Ms. Lori Bush photo Ms. Lori Bush
Executive Advisor, Retired President & CEO

Mr. Bart Dangerfield photo Mr. Bart Dangerfield
VP of Marketing

Mr. Terrel Transtrum photo Mr. Terrel Transtrum
Doug Stephens photo Doug Stephens
Retail Prophet
Greg W. Marshall Ph.D. photo Greg W. Marshall Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing & Strategy
Rollins College
Michael Solomon Ph.D. photo Michael Solomon Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
St. Joseph's University
Ms. Jennifer James photo Ms. Jennifer James
Vice President
GfK Roper
Mrs. JJ LeBlanc photo Mrs. JJ LeBlanc
Manager, Strategic Intelligence

Ms. Audrey Bauer photo Ms. Audrey Bauer
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Matthew Cooley photo Mr. Matthew Cooley

Mr. Jonathan Ducos photo Mr. Jonathan Ducos
Development Lead

10:15 am - 12:15 pm Investors Forum - Grapevine B
Mr. Scott Van Winkle photo Mr. Scott Van Winkle
Managing Director

Rodney Clark photo Rodney Clark
Managing Director
Canaccord Genuity
Mr. Joseph N. Mariano photo Mr. Joseph N. Mariano
President and Chief Executive Officer
Direct Selling Association (DSA)
Rip Mason photo Rip Mason
Executive Chairman
Frank Schiff
Managing Director, MidOcean Partners
Mr. Jason Stoffer photo Mr. Jason Stoffer
Board Member
Gigi Hill, Inc.
11:30 am - 01:00 pm Buffet Lunch - Longhorn E
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Speaker Showcase - Grapevine CD
Alison Levine photo Alison Levine
Daredevil Strategies
Keppler Speakers
Jeff Henderson photo Jeff Henderson
The Chef Jeff Project
Keppler Speakers
02:15 pm - 03:30 pm Workshops - Various Locations
Mr. Daniel O Jensen photo Mr. Daniel O Jensen
Compensation Plan Specialist
Dan Jensen Consulting
Mr. Curt Waisath photo Mr. Curt Waisath

Ms. Adriana Bueno Buitrago photo Ms. Adriana Bueno Buitrago
Legal Manager
Yanbal International
Mr. Francisco Ortega Gaxiola photo Mr. Francisco Ortega Gaxiola
Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi
Mr. D. Nelson Altamirano photo Mr. D. Nelson Altamirano
Social Media Program Chair

David Sattler photo David Sattler
Digital Marketing Manager
Scentsy, Inc.
03:45 pm - 05:30 pm General Session II: Inspiring Greatness - Grapevine CD
Mr. John A Addison Jr. photo Mr. John A Addison Jr.
Chairman of Primerica Distribution and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Alessandro G Carlucci photo Mr. Alessandro G Carlucci
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carl Daikeler photo Mr. Carl Daikeler
Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Team Beachbody
Mr. David B Holl photo Mr. David B Holl
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mary Kay Inc.
Ms. Cindy Monroe photo Ms. Cindy Monroe
Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Thirty-One Gifts
Mr. Orville Thompson photo Mr. Orville Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Scentsy, Inc.
05:30 pm - 06:30 pm Cocktails & Conversation - Longhorn E
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm Big Ticket Council - Ft. Worth 2
CEO Dinners (By Invitation Only) - Various Locations
Dinners will be limited to 15 CEOs per dinner. Attendees will be grouped based upon similarities among companies.

Tuesday June 05, 2012

07:00 am - 08:00 am Beachbody Workout with Tony Horton - Convention Center Circle Drive
08:00 am - 09:00 am Breakfast Buffet - Longhorn E
CEO Breakfast (By Invitation Only) - Grapevine A
08:00 am - 02:00 pm Registration Open - Longhorn Registration DE
08:00 am - 05:00 pm Cyber Cafe Open - Grapevine Prefunction
09:30 am - 11:15 am General Session III: A Prescription for Success - Grapevine CD
Dr. Katie Rodan photo Dr. Katie Rodan
Founder and Creator
Rodan + Fields
Dr. Kathy Fields photo Dr. Kathy Fields
Founder and Creator
Rodan + Fields
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Best of the Best Award-Winning Programs Showcase - Various Locations
12:15 pm - 01:30 pm Buffet Lunch - Longhorn E
01:45 pm - 03:00 pm Workshops - Various Locations
Mr. Brett Duncan photo Mr. Brett Duncan
Co-Founder, Managing Principal
Strategic Choice Partners, LLC
Ms. Jennifer Fong photo Ms. Jennifer Fong

Ms. Kristen Jacobs photo Ms. Kristen Jacobs
Web Content & Community Manager
Creative Memories
Mr. Lane Burtz photo Mr. Lane Burtz
VP of Purchasing Packaging Engineering and Transportation

Mr. Douglas Mackay photo Mr. Douglas Mackay
Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
Council for Responsible Nutrition
Michael McBurney photo Michael McBurney
Head of Scientific Affairs
DSM Nutritional Products
Mr. John Venardos photo Mr. John Venardos
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory, Government & Industry Affairs

Mr. Vince Han photo Mr. Vince Han
Change Anything LLC
Mr. Eric Johnstone photo Mr. Eric Johnstone
Vice President, Marketing & Field Services
Ambit Energy
Mr. Jonathan Gilliam photo Mr. Jonathan Gilliam
Chief Executive Officer
Momentum Factor
Ms. Lyn Conway photo Ms. Lyn Conway
President & Founder
A Fresh Perspective
Ms. Pam Dean photo Ms. Pam Dean

Ms. Jan Gilmore photo Ms. Jan Gilmore
Jan Gilmore & Associates
Ms. Britney C. Vickery photo Ms. Britney C. Vickery
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Initials, Inc.
03:15 pm - 04:30 pm Roundtable Discussions - Various Locations
06:30 pm - 07:30 pm Cocktail Reception - Grapevine Foyer
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm Awards Gala - Grapevine CD
Please indicate if you are coming to the awards dinner. If you are bringing your spouse, please be sure to include him/her as well and that you have chosen the appropriate registration fee that includes the dinner.