IMPACT Conference 2018


2018 ALM Educational Conference


Savannah, Georgia
The DeSoto


For three days,
learn from linen industry experts and network with collegues.


Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn will return on Tuesday, March 19 – however, it will have a new format! Six presenters will present for 15 minutes each – to the entire audience.

Welcome Reception

Sunday evening, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p
Madison Square


The HUB will return. This is the hub of all conference activities and will include table top displays of top sponsors, registration, coffee and break refreshments, a social media wall. Attendees will spill into the HUB between all conference sessions.

Conference Schedule


6:00 - 8:00 p

Welcome Reception

Madison Square
In Front of the DeSoto

Join us in the beautiful Madison Square park, across the street from the front of the DeSoto. Hors d'oeuvres, 2-drink bar, and local entertainment under the stars while you mingle with your fellow textile care service professionals is sure to be a relaxing start to your time in Savannah.

8:00 - 9:00 a
9:00 - 9:30 a
9:30 - 11:00 a

Opening Keynote

David Bernstein

11:10 a - Noon
Noon - 1:30 p

Lunch on Your Own

Various Local Restaurants are Available

A visitor's guide is available in your Welcome Bag.

1:30 - 2:20 p

Education Breakouts

Meeting Rooms

2:20 - 3:00 p

Afternoon Break


Grab a snack and chat.

3:00 - 3:30 p
3:30 - 4:00 p
4:00 - 4:30 p
9:00 - 9:50 a

Education Breakouts

9:50 - 10:20 a

Morning Break


Enjoy coffee and snacks

10:20 - 11:10 a

Education Breakouts

11:30 a - Noon
12:15 - 1:45 p

Lunch & Learn

15-minute Fast Round

Enjoy lunch while hearing from our 6 Lunch & Learn sponsors. All attendees will hear from all 6 presenters, so you won't miss a thing!

2:00 - 2:50 p
2:50 - 3:10 p

Afternoon Break


Enjoy drinks and snacks

3:10 - 4:00 p

Evening Event

The Mackey House


8:30 - 9:00 a

Morning Break


Enjoy drinks and snacks

9:00 - 10:30 a
10:45 - 11:15 a
11:30 a - 12:15 p

Pricing & Registration

Save NOW! Get your Conference Tickets early.

Online registration opens soon. Early bird registration and room block pricing ends February 26, 2018.


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Location and Venue

Savannah is full of great hotels and restaurants


Spend three days in beautiful, historic Savannah. The area is full of great restaurants, parks, and shopping.


The DeSoto

15 East Liberty Street

Savannah, GA 31401


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On-Site Dining

Whether you’re sipping an early morning cafe au lait at Buffalo Bayou, savoring the fresh Southern flavors at 1540 Room, or gathering for drinks at Edgar’s Proof & Provision or the pool terrace, we think you’ll agree: The DeSoto ups the city’s culinary ante.

Buffalo Bayou Coffee

Open Daily: 6:30 a-4:00 p

Breakfast goodies, mid-day bites, and coffee drinks made with fresh Savannah Coffee Roasters beans

Edgar's Proof & Provision

Open Daily: 6:30 a-midnight

Barrel-aged cocktails meet Southern comfort food favorites

1540 Room

Su: 10:30 a-3 p; M: Closed; T-TH: 5-10 p; F-Sa: 5-11 p

Chef-driven, locally-sourced culinary experience rich in Savannah traditions

Additional details

ALM Room Rate at the DeSoto is $155/night for a regular room. Room code: ALM. To be included in the ALM room block, you must make your reservation by February 26, 2018.

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