2024 Summit to be held in Myrtle Beach

Thursday, August 1

5:00pm - 6:30pm  
  Registration Check-in
5:30pm - 7:00pm
  *All Attendee Welcome Reception
Sponsored by......
located in Atlantic Ballroom 5

Friday, August 2

9:00am - 10:30 am
  *Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Speaker: Speaker to be announced!
located in Oleander Ballroom (downstairs)
5:00pm- 7:00pm
  *Young Leader Reception
*Young Leaders (45 and under)
Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool
located in Tides 1 & 2

5:30pm - 6:30pm
  *New Member/New Attendee Reception 
*For New CAGC Members & First Time Summit Attendees
Sponsored by.......
located in Oleander Ballroom (downstairs)

8:00pm - 10:00am
  *Summer Summit Bash
Music & Entertainment provided by Crocodile Rocks Dueling Pianos
Sponsored by......
located in outside patio (weather permitting)

Saturday, August 3

10:30 am - 11:00am
  *All Attendee General Session: Top Young Leaders Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by......
located in Atlantic Ballroom 4

11:00am - 12:00pm
  *Keynote Presentation: Hall of Fame Speaker, Dennis Gilliland
Sponsored by.....
located in Atlantic Ballroom 4

12:00pm - 12:15pm
  *Closing Remarks

5:30pm - 6:15pm   *Red Carpet for Hall of Fame Reception
located in Pre Function Space outside of the Grand Ballroom

6:15pm - 8:15pm   *Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony
located in Grand Ballroom 

Wendy Johnston - the Pacific Crest TrailWendy Johnston to Speak at Spouse/Guest Breakfast

"Life Lessons From 6,000 Miles of Backpacking on Long Trails"

What would it take for you to accomplish a big goal, desire, or dream that has been sitting in your heart? How can you overcome the odds that are seemingly stacked against you to get there? What fears are holding you back?

In this presentation, Wendy Johnston shares some of the wisdom that became clear to her during her 6,000 miles of backpacking across the country (on the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Colorado Trails)- lessons that can be applied universally to anyone or any situation in life.

Backpacking on trails that span thousands of miles is as much an internal journey as it is an external, physical journey.

In sharing what drew her to long distance backpacking, some of the obstacles that she overcame to accomplish her goals, how her experiences transformed her life, and what lessons she learned along the way, she hopes to inspire you to move toward your own dreams in life. 

Wendy is passionate about reminding others to remain true to themselves, turn their challenges into opportunities, and tap into their own well of potential.