2018 Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting Details

Meeting Registration

Registration is now open for the EMA 2018 Spring Meeting at The Broadmoor. Click the "Learn More" link below to download the brochure and registration form.

Hotel Reservations

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

EMA meetings will be held in the West Tower. When making your reservations, we suggest you choose a room in the West Tower. Please make your hotel reservations online by clicking the "more information" link below or by calling 1-800-634-7711 between the hours of 7am – 9:30 pm mountain time. Please mention the EMA 2018 Spring Meeting when making your reservation. The EMA special group rate will be available until March 10 or until the room block is sold out.

Attendee List

See who's coming to the Spring Meeting.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Chris Harrold is the vice president of business development and creative director at Mohawk. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities within the ever-changing graphic arts market. He is also responsible for the creative direction of the company's product and marketing campaigns. Chris has been published in a variety of industry journals and speaks extensively on the topic of printing and papers. He has a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master of fine arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives in Troy, New York.

Closing Keynote Speakers

Maynard H. Benjamin, CAE, FASAE, President & CEO, EMA and the EMA Foundation, will offer a state of the industry commentary and some observations on the future, to include new legislation that will affect the industry and new opportunities for envelope manufacturers to broaden and diversify their business. Joining Maynard Benjamin will be Rafe Morrissey, Vice President of Postal Affairs, Greeting Card Association, who will discuss new Senate postal reform legislation and how it addresses the priorities of the mailing industry and House Republican Leadership priorities. He will also join in presenting new options to combat financial services policies that discriminate against paper delivery and pathways to securing consumers’ rights to paper.

Social Networking Events

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

First Time Attendee/New Member Orientation & Reception
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New members, prospects, first-time attendees and spouses are invited to attend this special orientation. You will receive a brief overview of the Association from the EMA and GEA leadership. Following the orientation, there will be a reception where you can mix and mingle with the EMA leadership, committee chairs and hosts.

Welcome Reception
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception. This is a great way to begin your meeting experience. Come meet colleagues and make new contacts.

Optional Activities

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:30 pm shotgun start
Men's and Women's Scramble Golf Tournament
$230 per person

Arrive at the course at least 30 minutes prior to shotgun start. Price includes green fees, cart, box lunch and beverage

Get ready for rolling fairways, multi-level greens, and demanding hazards at the stunning yet formidable West Course. At 6,800 feet, this 18-hole course has more doglegs and steeply-angled greens than the East Course, and offers breathtaking views of both the mountains and Colorado Spring. The West Course plays tighter off the tee, with more heavily tree-lined holes than the East Course, and also gives players an array of spectacular approach shots. Don’t let the stunning mountain views distract you; the West Course may look like a postcard, but it offers a very challenging and rewarding round of golf. The West Course was also the host site of the 1998 PGA Cup Matches.

Spouse/Companion Tour

Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Olympic Training Center Tour with Athlete Meet and Greet
$140 per person
Get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes training of the athletes residing at the Olympic Training Center. Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee and one of just three Olympic Training Centers in the country. This exclusive VIP guided tour will show you the high level of dedication it takes to become an Olympian, and you will also meet athletes in training and learn about their Olympic goals and dreams.

Spouse/Companion Tour

Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
United States Air Force Academy and Garden of Gods Tour
$100 per person
The USAFA is set against the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains, providing a beautiful setting for this 18,000-acre property that houses over 4,000 cadets. You will see the Visitor’s Center, an authentic B-52 and the world-famous Academy Chapel. The Academy is the most visited of all man-made attractions in the state of Colorado! Leaving the Academy, you will head southwest to the Garden of the Gods, one of the most breathtakingly scenic spots in the state. Once prime hunting grounds for the Ute Indians, this park offers a taste of Colorado’s colorful history combined with beautiful scenery.

Colorado Springs Restaurant List

The Broadmoor Concierge recommends the following restaurants, which range from casual attire to resort casual attire, and fun, family-friendly to moderately priced,with a few ethnic cuisine options. The Broadmoor has found these restaurants consistently provide quality food, appealing atmosphere & attentive service.