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Friday, August 24th

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

Media Training for Events
MR 255
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Media Training for Events

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MR 255

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

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

Saturday, August 25th

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

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 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

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Friday stations open during lounge hours:
Connect Complete: Room 150
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stations open during lounge hours: Connect Complete: Room 150

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Posture Consultant   Josue Andino
Essential Oils   Tess Vismale
Meditation   Josue Andino
Friday Education #1 - AM
Top 5 Health & Wellness Habits That Busy Event Professionals Should Create NOW
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Top 5 Health & Wellness Habits That Busy Event Professionals Should Create NOW

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Tess Vismale

Friday Education #2 - AM
Healthy by Association
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Healthy by Association

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Aaron Wolowiec

Friday - AM
Stretching Sessions
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Stretching Sessions

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Josue Andino

Friday Education #3 - PM
Top Ways to Evaluate Your Posture and Ensure Great Health
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Top Ways to Evaluate Your Posture and Ensure Great Health

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Josue Andino

Friday Education #4 - PM
Food Allergies 101
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Food Allergies 101

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Tracy Stuckrath

Saturday stations open during lounge hours:
Connect Complete: Room 150
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stations open during lounge hours: Connect Complete: Room 150

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Posture Consultant   Josue Andino
Essential Oils   Tess Vismale
Recharge lounge (meditation with headphones) and charging stations   Josue Andino
Saturday Education #1 - AM
Food Allergies 101
9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Food Allergies 101

9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Tracy Stuckrath

Saturday Education #2 - AM
Top Ways to Evaluate Your Posture and Ensure Great Health
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Top Ways to Evaluate Your Posture and Ensure Great Health

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Josue Andino

Saturday Education #3 - PM
Healthy by Association
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Healthy by Association

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Aaron Wolowiec

Saturday Education #4 - PM
Top 5 Health & Wellness Habits That Busy Event Professionals Should Create NOW
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Top 5 Health & Wellness Habits That Busy Event Professionals Should Create NOW

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tess Vismale

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Friday stations open during lounge hours:
ConnecTECH: Room 151
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday stations open during lounge hours: ConnecTECH: Room 151

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Play Area   Jim Spellos
    Brandt Krueger
    Mark Galvin
    Will Curran
    Alex Plaxen
    Austin Johnston
    Mahoganey Jones
    Courtney Stanley
App Help Desk   Jonathan Bray
App Help Desk   Michael Arcide
Connie the EventBot   Chuck Elias
Connie the EventBot   Eliabeth Glau
Connie the EventBot   Bob Caldwell
Friday Education #1 - AM
Livestreaming Bootcamp & Tour
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Livestreaming Bootcamp & Tour

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Soraya Herbert

Friday Education #2 - AM
Event Cybersecurity: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Scary
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Event Cybersecurity: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Scary

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Brandt Krueger

Friday Mini VAR Sessions
VARnival Deeper Dive: Mixed Reality Meets Meetings
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

VARnival Deeper Dive: Mixed Reality Meets Meetings

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Jim Spellos

Friday Education #3 - PM
Chatbots: The Future of Customer Service
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Chatbots: The Future of Customer Service

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Alex Plaxen

Friday Education #4 - PM
Top 7 Tips to Creating Eye-Popping Content & Images
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Top 7 Tips to Creating Eye-Popping Content & Images

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Soraya Herbert

Friday Mini VAR Sessions
VARnival Deeper Dive: AI & U
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

VARnival Deeper Dive: AI & U

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Jim Spellos

Saturday stations open during lounge hours:
ConnecTECH: Room 151
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday stations open during lounge hours: ConnecTECH: Room 151

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Play Area Mini Sessions, TBD Jim Spellos
    Brandt Krueger
    Will Curran
    Alex Plaxen
    Mark Galvin
    Austin Johnston
    Mahoganey Jones
    Tracy Stuckrath
App Help Desk   Pathable
Connie the EventBot   EventBot
Saturday Education #1 - AM
Chatbots: The Future of Customer Service
9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Chatbots: The Future of Customer Service

9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Alex Plaxen

Saturday Education #2 - AM
Top 7 Tips to Creating Eye-Popping Content & Images
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Top 7 Tips to Creating Eye-Popping Content & Images

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Soraya Herbert

Saturday Mini VAR Sessions
VARnival Deeper Dive: AI & U
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

VARnival Deeper Dive: AI & U

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Jim Spellos

Saturday Education #3 - PM
Livestreaming Bootcamp & Tour
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Livestreaming Bootcamp & Tour

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Soraya Herbert

Saturday Education #4 - PM
How To Hire An Event AV Company & Not Lose Your Shirt
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

How To Hire An Event AV Company & Not Lose Your Shirt

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Will Curran

Saturday Mini VAR Sessions
VARnival Deeper Dive: Mixed Reality Meets Meetings
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

VARnival Deeper Dive: Mixed Reality Meets Meetings

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Jim Spellos

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Friday Stations open during lounge hours:
Professional Development Lounge - Hall A
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday Stations open during lounge hours: Professional Development Lounge - Hall A

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LinkedIn Profile Consultations (two desks) DAHLIA+ Agency Team (Keith+ Tess+ Soraya)
Entrepreneurial Corner   Austin Johnston
    Chance Thompson
    Mahoganey Jones
    Lisa Meller, CMP, CEM
    Mark Galvin
    Michele Wierzgac
    Alex Plaxen (how to speak?)
    Will Curran
    Jim Spellos
    Tracy Stuckrath
    Linley & Lauren (marketing)
CMP Help Desk Events Industry Council Mariella McIllwraith
     
Friday Education #1 - AM
Energize your personal eBrand with a better ePresence
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Energize your personal eBrand with a better ePresence

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Mark Galvin

Friday Education #2 - AM
Goal Get 'Em!
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Goal Get 'Em!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Linley Paske  &  Lauren Pasqualone

 

Friday - AM - The value of certification to advance your career
Events Industry Council
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Events Industry Council

The value of certification to advance your career

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Mariella McIllwraith

Friday Education #3 - PM
Project Management- Working the System
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Project Management- Working the System

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lisa Meller, CMP, CEM

Friday Education #4 - PM
Unconscious Bias
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Unconscious Bias

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mariela McIllwraith

Friday - PM - The value of certification to advance your career
Events Industry Council
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Events Industry Council

The value of certification to advance your career

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mariella McIllwraith

Saturday Stations open during lounge hours:
Professional Development Lounge - Hall A
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday Stations open during lounge hours: Professional Development Lounge - Hall A

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LinkedIn Help Desk   DAHLIA+ Agency Team (Keith+ Tess+ Soraya)
Entrepreneur Corner    
CMP Help Desk Events Industry Council Mariella McIllwraith
Saturday Education #1 - AM
Project Management- Working the System
9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Project Management- Working the System

9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Lisa Meller, CMP, CEM

Saturday Education #2 - AM
Unconscious Bias
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Unconscious Bias

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Mariela McIllwraith

Saturday - AM - The value of certification to advance your career
Events Industry Council
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Events Industry Council

The value of certification to advance your career

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Mariella McIllwraith

Saturday Education #3 - PM
How to Master the Art of Public Speaking
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Mark Galvin

Saturday Education #4 - PM
Goal Get 'Em
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Goal Get 'Em

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Linley Paske  &  Lauren Pasqualone

Saturday - PM - The value of certification to advance your career
Events Industry Council
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Events Industry Council

The value of certification to advance your career

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mariella McIllwraith

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Friday Stations open during lounge hours:
CSR Lounge - Hall 1
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday Stations open during lounge hours: CSR Lounge - Hall 1

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Water Station &

Green Idea Lab Sustaina-tree Forest (hang ideas for sustainability), 17 of them to support the goals EIC Green Committee (Chance Thompson)
Friday Education #1 - AM
Rock & Wrap It Up
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Rock & Wrap It Up

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Jim Spellos

Friday Education #2 - AM
My Neighbor's Children
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

My Neighbor's Children

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

William Lowry

Friday - AM
Sustainable Event Planning: A People, Planet, Profit Approach
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Sustainable Event Planning: A People, Planet, Profit Approach

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Chance Thompson

Friday Education #3 - PM
Clean the World
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Clean the World

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Aleic Grant

Friday Education #4 - PM
Impact 4 Good
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Impact 4 Good

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Alan Ranzer

Friday - PM
Sustainable Relationships: Planner and Supplier
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sustainable Relationships: Planner and Supplier

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Chance Thompson

Saturday Stations open during lounge hours:
CSR Lounge - Hall 1
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday Stations open during lounge hours: CSR Lounge - Hall 1

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Water Refill Station &

Green Idea Lab Sustaina-tree Forest (hang ideas for sustainability), 17 of them to support the goals EIC Green Committee (Chance Thompson)
Saturday Education #1 - AM
Clean The World
9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Clean The World

9:30 AM -10:00 AM

Aleic Grant

Saturday Education #2 - AM
Impact 4 Good
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Impact 4 Good

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Alan Ranzer

Saturday Education #3 - PM
Rock & Wrap It Up
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Rock & Wrap It Up

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Jim Spellos

Saturday Education #4 - PM
No Child Hungry Presentation
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

No Child Hungry Presentation

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

William Lowry

Saturday - PM
Sustainable Event Planning: A People, Planet, Profit Approach
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sustainable Event Planning: A People, Planet, Profit Approach

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Chance Thompson