This Year’s Bootcamp Guarantees To Be Even Bigger and Better Than Ever Before!
October 17 – 20, 2018
Delray Beach Marriott Hotel • Delray Beach, FL
For three days this October, expert copywriters and marketers will help you turn your copywriting dreams into reality!
By the time you leave on Saturday, you’ll know:
- How to deliver winning copy using Master copywriting secrets
- How to break into the hottest direct-mail niches today
- How to successfully market yourself to potential clients
In addition to developing your skills, you will also:
- Connect with hiring representatives from many of the industry’s biggest direct- response and online companies at the Job Fair
- Create networking groups to help you long after this Bootcamp is over...
This year’s roster is “under construction” - but here’s a brief look at how these 3 ½ days will unfold…
This Year’s Bootcamp Will Be New — Better Than Ever Before!
Wednesday, Oct. 17th
Registration runs from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on. And again from 7:30 to 9:00am on Thursday, Oct. 18th.
Circle of Success (COS) members have their annual luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 1:00pm; followed by an exclusive COS Master Copywriting Class which takes place from 2:00-4:00pm.
If you’re a first-timer at an AWAI Bootcamp, there will be a brief orientation meeting just for you on Wednesday afternoon - time TBD. This session is full of tips and suggestions to help you make the most of your Bootcamp experience, as well as a chance to network with other first-timers.
Bootcamp officially kicks off Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30pm, with a welcome from Katie Yeakle and then a special presentation from this year’s keynote speaker. Watch for that exciting announcement in an upcoming edition of The Bootcamp Buzz.
You’re cordially invited to join us for our annual Bootcamp Networking Dinner that evening. While enjoying a delicious meal, you can engage in conversation with other AWAI members, Bootcamp speakers and get to know the AWAI staff.
The rest of the evening is yours to:
- Take a stroll down Atlantic Avenue …
- Explore the local restaurants, bars and live music …
- Network with new friends…
But don’t stay out too late! We start early and go all day, so you’ll want to get a good first night’s sleep.
Thursday, Oct. 18th
On Thursday, we’ll start early. We’ve added some optional early morning sessions to start your day! Details pending…
And we have lined up master copywriters and marketing legends to set the stage for your success. These men and women are not only successful in their own careers but they are also good teachers, who will deliver masterful content and be available throughout the day to answer your questions or share a drink with you at the hotel bar at night.
Thursday night brings our ‘back-by-popular demand’ session on Getting & Keeping Clients. Each year we bring in guest speakers who have a track record for landing clients and who will give you answers to your most pressing “how to land and how to work with” clients questions.
Friday, Oct. 19th
Friday we’ll dig into sessions that will help you understand how to write persuasive copy for a variety of markets, how to analyze copy and what it takes to become a professional freelance copywriter.
This afternoon you’ll also have the opportunity to meet with real clients at our industry- famous Direct Response Job Fair. Here is where you meet with representatives from real companies looking to hire copywriters … in an informal setting. We’re changing this up a bit this year… more details coming…
Back by popular demand, we’ll host a “Job Fair Prep” session for those of you who have never been to a Job Fair for writers before. Join AWAI staff and guest speakers to learn how to make the most of your Job Fair experience.
Saturday, Oct. 20th
Saturday offers more FastTrack copywriting insights and techniques from the pros. And we always save a master copywriter for this day … someone who offers unique and useful ideas that you can immediate apply to your copywriting skills.
In addition we often include a special panel discussion. Sometimes the panel is made up of the speakers you’ve heard from over the past three days. Sometimes it is made up of your copywriting peers who have recently made the leap from their day jobs to the life of a freelance copywriter … and you’ll be able to ask them how they did it. Sometimes both… This session promises to provide straight talk, good ideas and motivational tools to get you “out of the gate” and onto the FastTrack.
Today lunch is on us! You’re invited to join us for AWAI’s exciting Annual Awards Luncheon, where we’ll announce the winners of this year’s AWAI Spec Challenges, the Copywriter of the Year and a few more surprises!
We’ll wind up the event by 3pm today – you’ll have time to go for a swim at the beach … or take a stroll down Atlantic Avenue at night.
As always, the AWAI staff will be with you every step of the way to make sure you get your questions answered, introduce you to speakers and staff and do whatever it takes to make your experience the best it can possibly be.
We’ll update this agenda as details are confirmed …