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Preview of the Conference Schedule

May 14:

  • 8am  - 12pm  – Pre-Conference Sessions
  • 1pm -  5pm – Opening General Sessions
  • 5pm - 7pm – Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Reception

May 15

  • 8am  - 10am – Awards Ceremony
  • 10am  - 5pm – General Sessions
  • 6:30 - 9:30pm – Networking Reception

May 16

  • 8am  - 12pm – General Sessions and Closing

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Join us in St. Louis for the 2024 ADRP Annual Conference!

The St. Louis Union Station is proud to host the highly anticipated ADRP 2024 Annual Conference. This extraordinary event brings together more than 400 blood center professionals, ranging from CEOs and senior management to collections, donor recruitment, marketing, public relations, and communications experts. With a rich history spanning over two decades, this conference has earned its reputation as the premier gathering in the blood community.

Attendees of the ADRP 2024 Annual Conference will be immersed in a dynamic and engaging environment. They will have the unique opportunity to participate in intimate small group roundtables, where they can exchange ideas and insights with industry peers. Additionally, they will have access to cutting-edge sessions focusing on the latest trends in collections, donor recruitment, and engagement. These informative sessions will be complemented by thought-provoking discussions on leadership management topics, further enhancing the professional growth of attendees.

As a prelude to the main conference, attendees can take advantage of exclusive pre-conference sessions. These sessions will provide an in-depth exploration of specialized topics, ensuring participants gain valuable knowledge and skills to apply in their respective roles. The conference will also feature an expansive exhibit hall showcasing the latest innovations and resources in the blood community. Attendees will have the chance to interact with industry leaders, explore groundbreaking technologies, and discover new strategies to enhance their organizations.

The ADRP 2024 Annual Conference promises to be an invaluable experience for all blood center professionals. With its blend of educational sessions, interactive roundtables, and an extensive exhibit hall, this event is designed to inspire, educate, and connect attendees. Don't miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to stay at the forefront of the industry and connect with like-minded professionals. Register now and be a part of the future of the blood community at the St. Louis Union Station!

Early Bird registration is now open.


Opening Keynote: Jason Kotecki

Jason Kotecki is an artist who speaks. Really, really well! A master of wit & whimsy, he is an expert at helping people Escape Adulthood,” in order to beat burnout and become more innovative and creative by breaking rules that don t exist. Jason uses his extraordinary artistic gifts, combined with humor and memorable storytelling to spark intentional thinking that re-energizes people to reclaim passion for doing their best work

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Closing Keynote: Candy Whirley

Candy is a recognized motivational speaker, leadership and team building expert, and author. She has been speaking over 30 years and has owned SBG Services, LLC since 2001. She has spoken nationally and internationally to clients including Million Dollar Round Table, Society of Human Resources Associations, and International Society of Association Executives, GE, Hallmark Cards, Inc., WalMart, AgStar Financial, and Johns Hopkins Medical Center.



Call for Abstracts 

Each year, a variety of presenters from around the globe share best practices, introduce new technology and discuss medical issues affecting the industry. Learn more and submit your abstract today!

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Hotel Information 


The St. Louis Union Station Hotel has been selected as the hotel for the conference. Located just blocks away from the City Museum and in close proximity to downtown, this hotel offers an exciting array of restaurants and shows designed to engage and entertain people of all ages. Attendees can also enjoy exceptional amenities, including a 3D light show, fitness center, outdoor pool, and on-site restaurant.

A St. Louis icon since 1894, today the Union Station hotel retains the elegant archways and d├ęcor of its famous Grand Hall. Enjoy the 3D light show, featuring dramatic flames and a 100-ft waterfall, and seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel is connected to Union Station, offering an aquarium, an array of eateries, and a 200-footh high Ferris wheel showcasing the St. Louis skyline.

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Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities 

Becoming an exhibitor and a sponsor of this extraordinary event is your chance to connect with more than 400 blood center professionals from around the world, ranging from CEOs and senior management to collections, donor recruitment, and communications experts.  

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Networking Reception

All Annual Conference attendees have the chance to receive exclusive access to our highly anticipated networking reception. This event offers you a unique chance to expand your network and build lasting relationships. Meet like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and uncover new opportunities – all in a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. Learn why you should be sure to add this event to your Annual Conference registration! 

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