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2017 Five Star Conference

DLI & NCA's cooperative Brainstorming & Five Star Conference is set for the Now Onyx Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, January 13-15, 2017. Attend a special Welcome Reception, January 12.  This brand-new all-inclusive resort packs tons of value.

The conference features morning seminars with professional speakers. Afternoons and evenings are free, allowing you to relax in the Caribbean sunshine, network, or go adventuring. Recover from post-holiday stress disorder while learning a wealth of new business ideas and enjoying unlimited food and drink. 

What You Need to Know About the Present & Future of Fashion

Prepare for the Future Now

Presented by Lorynn Divita, PhD
author of Fashion Forecasting

Friday, January 13, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


The world of fashion and textiles is rapidly changing, and you need to know what will be crossing your counter next.

Divita will shed some light on the following questions:

  • What will designers be manufacturing for consumers in the near future? 

  • What leaps in technology will be reflected in the textiles they use?

  • How will you care for the fabrics of tomorrow?

  • What will consumer attitudes be about value clothing purchases? 

  • Is fashion spending expected to be up or down? 

  • And what kind of clothes do futurists think they'll be buying?

The Harley Davidson Story

Make Some Noise: Open the Throttle and Dominate Your Marketplace

Presented by Ken Schmidt
former Harley-Davidson Communications Director

Saturday, January 14, 2017
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


This year's keynote speaker, Ken Schmidt, is the former Director of Communications for the world's best-known motorcycle brand, Harley-Davidson. In 1969 Harley-Davidson was purchased by AMF. AMF cut labor, raised prices, and quality slipped. Public Relations students learn that no PR measure can correct a bad reputation if the company's product or service is poor.

Reduced quality caused discontent among customers and growth for Harley-Davidson's competition, particularly Japanese motorcycle manufacturers. In 1981 AMF sold the company to a group of investors, including one of the founder's descendants, who made quality their top priority. Armed with the message of improved quality and value, Schmidt helped Harley-Davidson ride out of a death spiral into an era of new growth. We're excited to hear about his experiences, strategies, and tactics. 

Schmidt's appearance is sponsored by CLG Insurance and Nationwide Insurance.

The Present is the Time to Protect Your Future

Presented by Larry Oxenham
 from the American Society for Asset Protection

Sunday, January 15, 2017
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

With the number of lawsuits and the size of judgments on the rise, it is vital to have your professional and personal assets structured for lawsuit protection. Larry Oxenham of The American Society for Asset Protection will share how to protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits. His strategies will show how to ensure your assets are properly structured. You will have financial peace of mind, knowing you're protected from losing the assets you worked a lifetime to create.

Space is Limited Register Now!

Conference registration is free for one DLI Premier member from each facility, $395 each for DLI Gold Members and $595 for DLI Silver and Budget Members.

These events sell out quickly. Please give us a call at 800-638-2627 or email for more information and to reserve your space at the conference.

DLI leadership and staff are looking forward to seeing you at this great conference!

Call 800-638-2627 or email
for more information and to register.

These all-inclusive options include all food, drink, room service, snacks, pool fees, tipping, taxes, and more.

Junior Suite - Garden (NOT OCEAN) View
Single occupancy $250

Double occupancy $400
Preferred Club floor - Jr. Suite - Ocean View
Single or Double Occupancy is $540
Preferred Swim Up
Single or Double Occupancy is $460

Swim Up and Preferred Club Junior Suites provide luxurious amenities and a Jacuzzi on every suite's private, furnished terrace or balcony.

Enjoy these activities during your stay:

  • World class spa

  • Fitness center

  • Two tennis courts

  • Paddle court

  • Beach volleyball

  • Movies on the beach

  • Pool tables

  • Dance classes

  • Spanish classes

  • Golf nearby*

  • Tennis clinics*

  • Helicopter for excursions*

  • Water sports

  • Aerobics & water aerobics

  • Non-motorized water sports

  • Snorkeling

  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool

  • Sailing

  • Windsurfing

  • Scuba diving (nearby)*

  • Kayaks

  • Fishing*

* Additional charges apply

Call 800-638-2627 or email
for more information and to register.