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Connect 2016 Agenda

Preconference activities: Wednesday, August 24-Thursday, August 25. Please see Travel page for more information.

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CORPORATE / EXPO

Wednesday, August 24

Visit Charlotte Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club*

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Visit Charlotte Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club*

Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at UT Arlington Basketball Complex*

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at UT Arlington Basketball Complex*

Thursday, August 25

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CSR Project at Hyatt Regency DFW - Planners Only*

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Regiception at Gaylord Texan

Sponsored by Daytona Beach Area CVB

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Preconference Luncheon at Gaylord Texan

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

12:30-1:15 p.m.

CSR Project Luncheon at Hyatt Regency DFW

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

12:30-3:30 p.m.

LGBTQ Planner Alliance Lunch and Discussion

Discussion sponsored by Cincinnati USA

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Preconference Workshop at Gaylord Texan: Tech Design Challenge

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Hosted by Grapevine CVB and Arlington CVB

9:00-11:00 p.m.

After Hours - Invitation Only

Planners Only - 9:00-9:45 p.m., Open to Suppliers - 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Houston and Galveston

Friday, August 26

7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Breakfast and Keynote Karen McCullough

10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Interactive Workshops

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Mystery Speaker

Sponsored by Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater

2:45-5:45 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments

6:00-9:30 p.m.

Open Night

9:30-11:30 p.m.

After Hours - Invitation Only

Sponsored by Virginia Tourism

Saturday, August 27

Information Desk

7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Closing Keynote Shaquille O'Neal

Sponsored by Reno Tahoe USA

3:45-5:45 p.m.

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Championship Basketball Game

Sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach

8:00-9:00 p.m.

Cocktails with New Orleans

Hosted by New Orleans CVB

Connect for a Cause - Separate Purchase Required

After enjoying cocktails with New Orleans, be sure to continue the eventful evening of dancing, networking and libations while supporting a worthwhile cause. With music from cb shaw, lose yourself in the mix of networking and entertainment at our inaugural Connect for a Cause. Join us for a night of seamless mixed music and of course, fun at the Glass Cactus! This year, the event will support the It Gets Better Project, an organization with a mission of communicating to LGBTQ youth around the world that "it gets better," and of creating and inspiring the changes needed to make it better for them. The inspiration of this event is to select an organization every year that we as the hospitality community can support, while having a little fun on the side. Click here to purchase tickets.

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Continue the eventful evening of dancing with entertainment from cb shaw, networking and libations while supporting a worthwhile cause, It Gets Better Project

Sponsored by Travel Portland

* Preregistration required for this activity   **Invitation Only

 

All events take place at Gaylord Texan unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, August 24

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Visit Charlotte Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club*

2:00-5:00 p.m.

Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at UT Arlington Basketball Complex*

Thursday, August 25

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

CSR Project at Hyatt Regency DFW - Planners Only*

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Regiception at Gaylord Texan

Sponsored by Daytona Beach Area CVB

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Preconference Luncheon at Gaylord Texan

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

12:30-1:15 p.m.

CSR Project Luncheon at Hyatt Regency DFW

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

12:30-2:30 p.m.

LGBTQ Planner Alliance Lunch and Discussion

Discussion sponsored by Cincinnati USA

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Preconference Workshop at Gaylord Texan

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and
MeetInWisconsin.com & SportsWisconsin.com

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Hosted by Grapevine CVB and Arlington CVB

9:00-11:00 p.m.

After Hours - Invitation Only

Planners Only - 9:00-9:45 p.m., Open to Suppliers - 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Houston and Galveston

Friday, August 26

7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Breakfast and Keynote Karen McCullough

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Mystery Speaker

Sponsored by Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater

2:45-3:30 p.m.

The Biggest Little Session in Networking

Sponsored by Reno Tahoe USA

3:45-5:45 p.m.

6:00-9:30 p.m.

Open Night

Saturday, August 27

Information Desk

7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Closing Keynote Shaquille O'Neal

2:45-5:45 p.m.

Marketplace Appointments

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Championship Basketball Game

Sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach

8:00-9:00 p.m.

Cocktails with New Orleans

Hosted by New Orleans CVB

  • Connect for a Cause - Separate Purchase Required

    After enjoying cocktails with New Orleans, be sure to continue the eventful evening of dancing, networking and libations while supporting a worthwhile cause. With music from cb shaw, lose yourself in the mix of networking and entertainment at our inaugural Connect for a Cause. Join us for a night of seamless mixed music and of course, fun at the Glass Cactus! This year, the event will support the It Gets Better Project, an organization with a mission of communicating to LGBTQ youth around the world that "it gets better," and of creating and inspiring the changes needed to make it better for them. The inspiration of this event is to select an organization every year that we as the hospitality community can support, while having a little fun on the side. Click here to purchase tickets.

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Continue the eventful evening of dancing with entertainment from cb shaw, networking and libations while supporting a worthwhile cause, It Gets Better Project

Sponsored by Travel Portland

* Preregistration required for this activity   **Invitation Only

 

All events take place at Gaylord Texan unless otherwise noted.

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Host Sponsor

Alliance Sponsor

Partner