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

2019 Tour Agenda

Subject to Change

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
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.
11a.m.-2 p.m.IAEE Women's Leadership Forum
1 p.m.Trade Show Opens
1-2 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show
2-3 p.m.LGBTQ Planner/Supplier Meet Up (Brought to You by LGBT Meeting Professional Association)
Located in the Louisville Tourism booth (639)
2-5 p.m.President's Club appointments
2:15-3:15 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show
3-4 p.m.Wellness Session in the Trade Show
3:30-4:30 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show
4:45-6 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
7:30-8:30 a.m.40 Under 40 Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Trade Show opens
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
9:45-10:15 a.m.Speaker Showcase: Siri Lindley
    "From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly"
10 a.m.-noonTour 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
2-3 p.m.Louisville City Presentations in the KICC Conference Theater (Planners Only)
5-6 p.m.African American Planner/Supplier Meet Up (Located in the Charlotte Education Lounge)
5-6 p.m.Happy Hour
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
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
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 a.m.-noonTour Marketplace Appointments
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
5:15 p.m.Keynote Nicole Kidman
 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

If you're in Louisville on Saturday, Aug. 24, enjoy Waterfront Park's Food Truck Mash Up Under the Bridges. It’s a one day outdoor food truck event featuring the best food trucks from all over Kentucky, whiskey, beer and music.

More info:

https://foodtruckmashup.usatoday.com/

https://foodtruckmashup.usatoday.com/events/food-truck-mash-up-louisville-ky/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2262741130644252/

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