SAVE THE DATE! Connect 2020 Will Take Place in New Orleans on Aug. 17-19.

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2019 Agenda (Corporate/Association/Specialty)

Subject to Change

Sunday, Aug. 25
11:30 a.m.Visit Lubbock Golf Tournament
1-5 p.m.Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament
Monday, Aug. 26
11a.m.-2 p.m.IAEE Women's Leadership Forum
1-5 p.m.Regiception in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
You read that right—regiception! It's a unique registration/reception combo to get you in the Connect spirit. Get your name badge, meet our helpful staff and introduce yourself to the new faces you'll be learning alongside for the next three days. After networking, there will be refreshments at registration.
1 p.m.Trade Show Opens in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
1-2 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show (Tech Education Lounge)
2-3 p.m.LGBTQ Planner/Supplier Meet Up in the Trade Show (Louisville Tourism Booth 639)
2-5 p.m.President's Club Appointments in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
2:15-3:15 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show (Tech Education Lounge)
3-4 p.m.Wellness Session in the Trade Show (Visit Frisco Wellness Lounge—Booth 801)
3:30-4:30 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show (Tech Education Lounge)
4:45-6 p.m.Keynote Michael Phelps in the Ballroom (KICC Main Concourse)
7-9 p.m.Pink Out—Opening Reception at Churchill Downs
We encourage you to wear any color as long as it is PINK—from hats to handkerchiefs, shirts to sundresses, sunglasses to stilettos! Churchill Downs invites you to THINK PINK when planning your attire for the opening reception, in honor of Connect's partnership with BCRF.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
7:30-8:30 a.m.40 Under 40 Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Trade Show Opens in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show (Education Lounges)
9:45-10:15 a.m.Speaker Showcase: Siri Lindley
    "From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly"
10:30 a.m.-noonMarketplace appointments (Association, Corporate, Specialty) in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch in the Trade Show
12:30-1 p.m.Speaker Showcase: Andy King and Marc Weinstein
    Fyre Festival Q&A
1:15-1:45 p.m.Speaker Showcase: Brett Culp
    "Superhero Leadership: How Everyday People Can Have An Extraordinary Impact"
2-3 p.m.Education in the Trade Show
2-3 p.m.Louisville City Presentations in the KICC Conference Theater (Planners Only)
3:30-5 p.m.Marketplace Appointments (Association, Corporate, Specialty) in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
5-6 p.m.African American Planner/Supplier Meet Up CANCELLED
5-6 p.m.Pink Happy Hour in the Trade Show
EveningOpen Night
8-11 p.m.Arlington TX Open Night Party at The Sports and Social Club on Fourth Street Live!
Wednesday, Aug. 28
7:30-9:30 a.m.CMP Breakfast (Planner CMPs—RSVP Required)
8:30 a.m.Trade Show opens in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show (Education Lounges)
9:45-10:15 a.m.Speaker Showcase: Cara Brookins
    "Real-Life Examples From Cara's Unconventional Construction Site: Conquering Difficult Challenges and Escaping the Procrastination Loop "
10:30 a.m.-noonMarketplace appointments (Association, Corporate, Specialty) in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch in the Trade Show
12:15-1 p.m.Women in Leadership Panel Presented by Visit Oakland in the Speaker Showcase Theater
12:15 p.m.Oasis Hotels and Resorts Apple Hermes Watch Giveaway at Booth 438
1:15-1:45 p.m.Speaker Showcase: Chef Jeff Henderson
    "If You Can See It, You Can Be It"
2-3 p.m.Education in the Trade Show
2-3 p.m.Louisville City Presentations in the KICC Conference Theater (Planners Only)
3:15 p.m.Birmingham Car Lease Giveaway at Booth 209
3:30-5 p.m.Marketplace Appointments (Association, Corporate, Specialty) in the Exhibit Hall (KICC Upper Concourse)
5:15 p.m.Keynote Nicole Kidman in the Ballroom (KICC Main Concourse)
 PLUS: Breast Cancer Research Foundation Speaker Myra Biblowit
7 p.m.Continue the Fun at Fourth Street Live!
After Connect, attendees who want to continue the fun and networking are welcome to head to Fourth Street Live! Discounts will be available at bars and restaurants through a "Show Your Badge" program. The band Radiotronics wll also be playing from 7-10 p.m.

Discounts:
• Pizza Bar – 15% off your food purchase
• Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse – 15% off your food purchase
• The Thirsty Pedaler - $20 off private tours / $5 public tours
• Howl At The Moon – Free Cover
• Gordon Biersch – 10% off your food purchase
• Whiskey Dry – 15% off your food purchase
• Hard Rock Café - 15% off your food and / or retail purchase
• Tavern On Fourth - 15% off your purchase
• The Sports & Social - 15% off your purchase

In addition to discounts, Connect will provide drink tickets to the following venues:
• The Sports & Social Club
• Tavern On Fourth
• PBR Louisville
• Pizza Bar
• Goose Island Beer Bridge
• Fourth Street Live! Outdoor Bar

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