2021 Annual Conference
Gateway to Success: Reimagining Communications
Reenergize, Renew and Recharge Your Communications Program
Reenergize, renew and recharge yourself and your communications approach as we meet in St. Louis for 3CMA’s Annual Conference, Sept. 8-10. Inspired by the architectural wonder of the iconic Gateway Arch, you’ll aim for new heights while reimagining communications for your community. After a challenging year, let’s take time to refresh, refocus and remind ourselves why we do what we do.
Multicultural St. Louis is the gateway to some of the best baseball, breweries and barbecue. Sample our staples — toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake and Ted Drewes frozen custard. Discover scenic views along the mighty Mississippi, and make time to explore Forest Park. At just over 1,300 acres, the park is nearly double the size of Central Park, and is home to a world-class art museum, history museum, science center and zoo, which all boast free admission!
The 3CMA Annual Conference will provide you with new ideas for engagement and marketing, help you streamline your communications, and arm you with tools and resources to help you move forward in a post-COVID world — and that’s just during the day. After-hours events will include ample opportunities for networking and connecting with others who truly understand what drives and challenges you on a daily basis.
We’re also planning some fun evening experiences to help you relax, unwind and enjoy all that St. Louis has to offer. We’ll check out Anheuser-Busch, the company’s headquarters and flagship brewery that opened in 1852. In addition to its history, this location also features a beautiful Biergarten and world-famous Clydesdale horses. We’ll literally reach for the sky with a visit to the City Museum, a one-hundred-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis where artists have repurposed pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, secret passages, slides, bridges and castles. There is even a rooftop school bus, multiple bars and a Ferris wheel.
No matter what inspires you to come to St. Louis, the conference will help you reimagine the potential of your communications. Your visit to St. Louis provides an opportunity to get away from it all, to gather with a supportive network and to reinvigorate your spirit for the year ahead. Consider this your gateway to success.
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Hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch can now be made.
King of Networking Event (Thursday Evening - Sold Out as of 8/28/21)
A trip to St. Louis is not complete without a visit to the world’s largest brewery, in operation since the 1850’s. The 3CMA special, optional event for Thursday evening involves a trip from the Hyatt to the Anheuser-Busch flagship brewery, headquarters, and Home of Budweiser. It’s a time to network with 3CMA peers, enjoy the incredible and historic brewery atmosphere, and have a little fun.
The cost is $45 per person and includes two drink tickets for your choice of beer, hard seltzer and wine. Get your tickets today (spouses/significant others are welcome as well). Bus transportation to and from the Hyatt is included, with busses departing from the event every 20 minutes to return you to the hotel. Please note that closed-toe shoes are required for the finishing tour. Cheers to a great night of networking and celebrating together.
Night at the Ballpark (Wednesday Evening - Sold Out as of 8/11/21)
A visit to a Cardinals game is like no other MLB experience — from the fans, to food and fun at Ballpark Village and views of the Arch, you’ll definitely want to “take yourself out of the ballpark.”
On Wednesday, September 8th at 6:45 pm, join fellow 3CMA'ers at Busch Stadium as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the LA Dodgers. Tickets are $24 each, and payment will need to be made within 10 days to guarantee your ticket(s).