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Opening Retreat

Agenda for Opening Retreat

  • 7:45 – 8:00
    Friday, September 9

    PARK in the Birmingham Parking Authority Public Parking Deck #3 (directions above). 

     Look for the bus outside of parking deck on 4th Avenue North. Check in at bus side and store luggage in bus.

    Walk to The Harbert Center

    2019 4th Avenue North

    (205) 226-8804

    Bruno, 2nd Floor 

  • 8:00 – 8:15
    Breakfast/Gather

    The Harbert Center

    2019 4th Avenue North

    Bruno, 2nd Floor 

  • 8:15 – 9:00
    WHY ARE WE HERE?

    Dr. Neal Berte (’84), President Emeritus, Birmingham-Southern College

  • 9:00 – 10:00
    Travel to Alabama 4-H Center

    892 Four H Road

    Columbiana, AL 35051

    SEATMATE INTERVIEWS (during bus trip)

  • 10:00 – 10:30
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Guin Robinson (’05), Director of Community Outreach, Jefferson State Community College

    Ann Florie (’97), Executive Director, Leadership Birmingham

  • 10:30 – 11:45
    GETTING ACQUAINTED
  • 11:45 – 12:45
    Lunch/Check-In
  • 12:45 – 2:00
    GETTING ACQUAINTED
  • 2:00 – 3:15
    SESSION I

    Guin Robinson

    Ann Florie

  • 3:15 – 3:30
    Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00
    SESSION II

    Guin Robinson

    Ann Florie

  • 5:00 – 5:30
    Free Time
  • 5:30 – 6:15
    Cocktails & Appetizers
  • 6:15 – 7:00
    Dinner
  • 7:00 – 8:30
    CONVERSATION WITH ALUMS

    Mike Kemp (’12), President & CEO, Kemp Management Solutions, LLC

    Lindsey Allison (’10), Attorney, Allison May & Kimbrough; Shelby County Commissioner

    Michele Forman (’15), Director of Media Studies, UAB

  • 7:15 – 8:00
    Saturday, September 10

    Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 8:30
    STUDY GROUPS
  • 8:30 – 10:30
    HISTORY OF BIRMINGHAM

    Dr. Bob Corley (’86), Retired, Department of History, UAB

    Mark Kelly, Publisher, Weld for Birmingham

  • 10:30 – 11:30
    BIRMINGHAM 2025
  • 11:30 – 12:30
    Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:00
    BIRMINGHAM 2025
  • 1:00 – 2:00
    CAUCUS
  • 2:00 – 3:00
    Travel to Birmingham