Agenda-Title

Saturday, August 25th

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

Breakfast and Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Program
MR 155
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Program

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

MR 155

Sponsored by: Best Western International, Inc. | Cincinnati CVB

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: A Roadmap to SAFER Events
MR 250 AB
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: A Roadmap to SAFER Events

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: Happily Ever After - How to Marry Menu and Budget
MR 250 CF
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: A Meeting Planner's Guide to Hotel Data
MR 250 DE
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: Selling the Dream, then Servicing the Nightmare. Event Ideas Becoming Reality
MR 251 AB
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: Selling the Dream, then Servicing the Nightmare. Event Ideas Becoming Reality

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 251 AB

Education Session: Contract Open Forum
MR 251 CF
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Education Session: Contract Open Forum

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

MR 251 CF

Education Session: Design Minded - Little Tips and Big Ideas to Design Impeccable Experiences
MR 250 AB
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Design Minded - Little Tips and Big Ideas to Design Impeccable Experiences

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: Crisis Communications
MR 250 CF
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Crisis Communications

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: General Data Protection Regulation
MR 250 DE
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: General Data Protection Regulation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: Winning Stakeholder Support for Your Ideas
MR 251 AB
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Winning Stakeholder Support for Your Ideas

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 251 AB

Education Session: Life of a BEO
MR 251 CF
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Session: Life of a BEO

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MR 251 CF

The Exchange
Halls DE
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

The Exchange

11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Halls DE

Hosted Lunch, Sponsored by Experience Columbia SC
MR 253
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hosted Lunch, Sponsored by Experience Columbia SC

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

MR 253

Sponsored by: Experience Columbia SC

Lunch & Experts Panel
MR 155
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch & Experts Panel

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

MR 155

Sponsored by: Orlando North Seminole County | Visit Irving Texas

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 151 ABCG
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ConnecTECH

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MR 151 ABCG

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

Education Session: 5 Steps to (Re) Validate Your Event
MR 250 AB
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: A Roadmap to SAFER Events
MR 250 CF
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Education Session: A Roadmap to SAFER Events

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: Cheap and Cheerful - Restoration Hardware Creative on IKEA Budgets
MR 250 DE
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: Wasted
MR 251 AB
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Education Session: Wasted

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 251 AB

Education Session: Activating Five-Senses, Immersive Events
MR 250 AB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: Activating Five-Senses, Immersive Events

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 250 AB

Education Session: Bite Me! The Law of Food & Beverage
MR 250 CF
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 250 CF

Education Session: Demystifying SMM & Making a Case to Stakeholders
MR 250 DE
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: Demystifying SMM & Making a Case to Stakeholders

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 250 DE

Education Session: College 101: Aligning Value & Attendee Experience
MR 251 AB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Session: College 101: Aligning Value & Attendee Experience

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MR 251 AB

Connect Sports All That Jazz
Offsite - Vivint Center
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Connect Sports All That Jazz

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Offsite - Vivint Center

Sponsored by: Charlotte

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

Connect General Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by: Kalahari | Visit Greenville | Meet AC

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick and to amass the most career touchdown passes in league history, in addition to ranking first all-time in completions and passing yards. During the 2015-2016 season, Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. For his off-the-field efforts, Manning was honored with the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005, the Bart Starr Award in 2015 and the Lincoln Medal in 2017. He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.

Connect Sports Happy Hour
Offsite - Hilton
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Connect Sports Happy Hour

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Offsite - Hilton

Sponsored by: Visit Panama City Beach

Closing Reception
Offsite - The Leonardo Museum
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closing Reception

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Offsite - The Leonardo Museum

Hosted by Louisville CVB