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Friday, August 24th

CMP Breakfast
MR 254
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

CMP Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

MR 254

40 Under 40 Celebration Breakfast (Invitation Only)
MR 253
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

40 Under 40 Celebration Breakfast (Invitation Only)

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

MR 253

Sponsored by: Visit Oakland

Huntington Beach Breakfast (Invitation Only)
MR 251 DE
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Huntington Beach Breakfast (Invitation Only)

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

MR 251 DE

Sponsored by: Visit Huntington Beach

Breakfast and Mean Tweets: Connect Sports Edition
MR 155
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and Mean Tweets: Connect Sports Edition

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

MR 155

Sponsored by: Sarasota

Continental Breakfast
Lower Concourse, South Foyer, East Registration/Upper Concourse
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lower Concourse, South Foyer, East Registration/Upper Concourse

Connect Complete Lounge
MR 150 DEFG
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Connect Complete Lounge

8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

MR 150 DEFG

Sponsored by: Frisco

ConnecTECH
MR 151ABCG
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

ConnecTECH

8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

MR 151ABCG

Sponsored by: Visit Denver

CSR Lounge
Hall 1
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

CSR Lounge

8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Hall 1

Professional Development Lounge
Hall A
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Professional Development Lounge

8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Hall A

Sponsored by: Charlotte

Marketplace Appointments: Sports & Association
Halls 1-5, Hall A-C
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Marketplace Appointments: Sports & Association

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Halls 1-5, Hall A-C

Sponsored by: Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB

Education Session: Indispensable
MR 250 AB
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: Indispensable

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 250 AB

Sponsored by: Discover Dupage

Education Session: #Money: Sponsorship in the Age of Social Media
MR 250 CF
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: #Money: Sponsorship in the Age of Social Media

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: AV Throwdown
MR 250 DE
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: AV Throwdown

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: Cookie Cutter to Curated: Effective Design Thinking
MR 251 AB
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: Cookie Cutter to Curated: Effective Design Thinking

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 251 AB

Education Session: Rookie Mistakes - Understanding Event Contracts
MR 251 CF
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: Rookie Mistakes - Understanding Event Contracts

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 251 CF

Education Session: 5 Steps to (Re) Validate Your Event
MR 250 AB
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: 5 Steps to (Re) Validate Your Event

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: Human Trafficking - Awareness and How the Meetings Industry Can Help
MR 250 CF
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Human Trafficking - Awareness and How the Meetings Industry Can Help

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: Demystifying SMM & Making a Case to Stakeholders
MR 250 DE
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Demystifying SMM & Making a Case to Stakeholders

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: Cheap and Cheerful - Restoration Hardware Creative on IKEA Budgets
MR 251 AB
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Cheap and Cheerful - Restoration Hardware Creative on IKEA Budgets

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 251 AB

Education Session: Bite Me! The Law of Food & Beverage
MR 251 CF
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Bite Me! The Law of Food & Beverage

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 251 CF

The Exchange
Halls DE
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

The Exchange

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Halls DE

Lunch & Game Changers Presentation
MR 155
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch & Game Changers Presentation

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

MR 155

Sponsored by: Sports Pittsburgh | Valley Forge

Media Training for Events
MR 155
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Media Training for Events

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 255

Grand Rapids Lunch (Invitation Only)
MR 254
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Grand Rapids Lunch (Invitation Only)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

MR 254

Sponsored by: Experience Grand Rapids

Virginia Lunch (Invitation Only)
MR 253
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Virginia Lunch (Invitation Only)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

MR 253

Sponsored by: Virginia Tourism

Dallas Lunch (Invitation Only)
MR 251 DE
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Dallas Lunch (Invitation Only)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

MR 251 DE

Sponsored by: Dallas CVB

Connect Complete Lounge
MR 150 DEFG
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Connect Complete Lounge

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MR 150 DEFG

Sponsored by: Frisco

ConnecTECH
MR 151ABCG
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ConnecTECH

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MR 151ABCG

Sponsored by: Visit Denver

CSR Lounge
Hall 1
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CSR Lounge

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hall 1

Professional Development Lounge
Hall A
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Professional Development Lounge

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hall A

Sponsored by: Charlotte

Marketplace Appointments: Corporate, Specialty & Expo
Halls 1-5, Hall A-C
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Marketplace Appointments: Corporate, Specialty & Expo

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Halls 1-5, Hall A-C

Sponsored by: Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB

Education Session: A Meeting Planner's Guide to Hotel Data
MR 250 AB
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Education Session: A Meeting Planner's Guide to Hotel Data

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: Life of a BEO
MR 251 CF
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Education Session: Life of a BEO

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 251 CF

Education Session: Room Block Poaching - It Could Happen to You
MR 250 DE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Education Session: Room Block Poaching - It Could Happen to You

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: CVB's & DMO's: Best Practices
MR 251 AB
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Education Session: CVB's & DMO's: Best Practices

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 251 AB

Sponsored by: Discover Dupage

Education Session: Savvy Sponsorship Solicitation
MR 250 AB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: Savvy Sponsorship Solicitation

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: Happily Ever After - How to Marry Menu and Budget
MR 250 CF
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: Happily Ever After - How to Marry Menu and Budget

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: AV Throwdown
MR 250 DE
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: AV Throwdown

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: See Something - Say Something - Learn Something
MR 251 AB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: See Something - Say Something - Learn Something

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 251 AB

Florida Sports Tailgate
West Lobby | Exhibit Hall 5
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Florida Sports Tailgate

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

West Lobby | Exhibit Hall 5

Sponsored by: Florida Sports Foundation

Connect General Session
Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Connect General Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by: Visit St. Petersburg / Clearwater | Oklahoma City CVB | Wisconsin Department of Tourism

 
Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is co-anchor of ABC’s Emmy-award winning “Good Morning America.” She has been honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year, and was voted the “Most Trusted Person on Television” by a Reader’s Digest poll in 2013. Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007, and five years later, she was diagnosed with MDS. She joined forces with Be the Match to inform the public about the need for more donors, and since her diagnosis, the bone marrow registry has seen a tremendous increase. Her battle has been recognized with awards and honors from organizations around the country, including The Susan G. Komen Foundation and The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program. Roberts is the author of “From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By” and her memoir, “Everybody’s Got Something.”

Overtime
Offsite - Hilton
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Overtime

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Offsite - Hilton

Sponsored by: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast