SEA Annual Meeting


The Seasonal Employment Alliance will be hosting our inaugural Annual Meeting June 6th and 7th in Chicago, IL. The meeting will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center. The meeting presents an excellent opportunity to engage with other active H-2B program participants and give your input into our short-term and long-term strategies.

The meeting is going to be jammed packed with interesting, informative and entertaining talks, presentations, discussions and panels. In addition to our meeting we have also set up a fun and casual fundraising event at Top Golf the night of the 6th. The cost of the ticket includes two hours of play and dinner (there will be a cash bar available) and all proceeds will go to the SEA general fund.

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Below you will find the full address of the event and the schedule for the meeting.

SEA Annual Meeting Schedule
June 5-7, Rosemont, IL
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018

Tuesday June 5th

9 AM-12 PM Department of Labor Stakeholder Meeting
11 West Quincy Court, Room 475, Chicago, IL
7:05 PM- Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies (optional)

Wednesday June 6th

8 AM – 4:30 PM General Membership arrival. Hotel check in and meeting registration
9:30 AM – 12 PM- SEA Member Agents and Attorneys Meeting
1:00 PM- 1:30 PM: Overview of SEA Committees
1:30 PM- 3:30 PM: Government Affairs Committee Meeting, Zone and State Committee meetings
6 PM- 8:30 PM: Top Golf fundraiser/social event

Thursday June 7th (schedule subject to change)

7:45 AM- 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: Introduction and overview of the history of SEA, where we currently stand, future plans
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Engaging the White House: Political update and political advocacy strategy
10:30 AM- 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM- 12 PM: Panel discussion regarding short and long-term H-2B political advocacy strategy
12 PM- 12:45 PM: Lunch
12:45 PM- 1:15 PM: Explaining the disaster of 2018 and the likely effect it is going to have on 2019 applications
1:15 PM- 2:15 PM: Engaging the media: an interactive role play presentation
2:15 PM- 2:30 PM: Break
2:30 PM- 3:15 PM: Changing the Public Perception of the H-2B Program: a Presentation on SEA’s Communication Strategy
3:15 PM -4 PM: Wrap up discussion

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