Aug. 26-28, 2019 • Louisville, Kentucky • Kentucky International Convention Center

See also: Association/Corporate/Specialty | Sports

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Sunday, Aug. 25
11:30 a.m.Visit Lubbock Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek Golf Club (Preregistration Required—Enter Today!)
1-5 p.m.Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at KFC Yum Center (Preregistration Required—Enter Today!)
Monday, Aug. 26
11a.m.-2 p.m.IAEE Women's Leadership Forum
1-5 p.m.Regiception
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
2:30-4:30 p.m.Expo Marketplace Appointments
5-6 p.m.Keynote Michael Phelps
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
8:30 a.m.Trade Show opens
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
10 a.m.-noonExpo Marketplace Appointments
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
3:30-4:15 p.m.Expo Education in the Trade Show
4:15-5 p.m.Expo Education in the Trade Show
5-6 p.m.Meetups
  • • African American Planner/Supplier Meet Up
  • • Young Professionals Planner/Supplier Meetup (Featuring 2019 40 Under 40 Award Winners)
  • • LGBTQ Planner/ Supplier Meet Up (Brought to You by LGBT Meeting Professional Association)
  • • First Timer Planner/ Supplier Meet Up
5-6 p.m.Happy Hour
EveningOpen Night
Wednesday, Aug. 28
8:30 a.m.Trade Show opens
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
10 a.m.-noonExpo Marketplace Appointments
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch in the Trade Show
12:15 p.m.Oasis Hotels and Resorts Apple Watch Giveaway at Booth 438
12:30-1 p.m.Speaker Showcase
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
3:15 p.m.Birmingham Car Lease Giveaway at Booth 209
3:30-4:15 p.m.Expo Education in the Trade Show
4:15-5 p.m.Expo Education in the Trade Show
5:30 p.m.Keynote Nicole Kidman

Connect Expo 2019 Agenda

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