One Show. Two market segments. No Nonsense.

Connect Medical | Connect Tech 2019 in Dallas brings together stakeholders from the medical and technology sectors with hoteliers and suppliers for prescheduled one-on-one meetings, continuing education sessions, keynote general sessions and quality networking with industry colleagues.







Connect Medical | Connect Tech is the business marketplace
where RFPs are placed, dates are secured and relationships
are developed for future business.



2019 Agenda

Subject to Change

Sunday, Oct. 13
1-3 p.m.Registration
1:30-3 p.m.Orientation and Education
3:30-5:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
6-8 p.m.Opening Reception
Monday, Oct. 14
8:30-9:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast
9:30-10:30 a.m.Education Sessions
11 a.m.-noonEducation Sessions
Noon-1:15 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:30-4:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
7-10 p.m.Closing Reception




2018 Speakers (2019 Coming Soon)

Will Curran
Endless Events
Brandt Krueger
Event Technology Consulting
Jim Spellos
Meeting U.
As founder of Endless Events, Will Curran has been named one of the 40 under 40 event industry leaders, 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35, and Inc Magazine’s Coolest College Start-up all before graduating college. Will has been producing events since high school when he started his first company and has now worked in production of large event clients such as Emerald City Comicon, Anheuser-Busch, Color Run, Morton Salt & Uber. His team’s mission is to simplify the event planning process by creating the equation for an event’s perfect solution. They also relentlessly seek to be the name in customer service in the events industry. From event logistics to business development to technical production, Will Curran has a diverse background in growing events and companies to the next level.  With over 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, Brandt has spoken at industry events and seminars all over the world, been published in numerous magazines and websites, and teaches public and private classes on meeting and event technology and production. He provides freelance technical production services, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting. James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently. In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Today magazine. Jim serves on the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty organization, helping to create their Whole Earth Calculator app.

2018 Education (2019 Coming Soon)

Sunday, Oct. 14
2:30-4 p.m. | Master Class Education Sponsored by Visit Concord

Presented by Jim Spellos, CMP

You're aware of the latest recent technology trends. You know that they can—and will—impact what you do in the hospitality industry, but you just haven’t had the time to dive deeper and get your hands on them to have that "a-ha" moment as you determine how you can use them for your organization. Here’s your chance: this interactive session will showcase today’s most critical technologies and provide you with the opportunity to try them out. You will also interact with your peers and learn how they plan on using them as well. Come ready to download, explore and apply these critical tools.

Monday, Oct. 15
9-11:30 a.m. | Medical General Session (Sponsored by VisitDallas) and Education

Presented by Aleka Garcia

Take your specialized industry experience as a CMP working in/with medical meetings and trade shows a step further with the CMP-HC subspecialty certification. Attend this session to obtain the CEUs necessary to apply for the CMP-HC while expanding on your current knowledge and experience. You have the hands-on experience, so get the hours and you’re ready to sit for the CMP-HC exam!

Learning Objectives:
  • • Understand the tools needed to prepare for the CMP-HC exam
  • • Identify insights into the latest trends as they relate to healthcare/medical meetings
  • • Understand recent guideline implementations on a state, national and international level
  • • Obtain applicable tools to implement medical meetings.

Presented by Brandt Krueger and Will Curran

Ladies and gentlemen! In this corner, representing convenience and knowledge of the venue, it’s the in-house AV company! And… in this corner, representing expanded inventory and lower prices, please welcome… the third-party AV company! Join us for this three round smackdown to discuss the pros and cons of each model, and help learn what’s the right fit for you. Featuring: representatives from each model, an impartial moderator, and plenty of Q&A time for your burning AV questions, both in-room and anonymously via mobile app.

Presented by Brandt Krueger and Will Curran

This session is all about you. What keeps you up at night? This crowdsourced session will be created based on what you want to learn and discuss with your peers. Choose from a topic, sourced from evaluations of previous Connect events, or write in your own. After all, it is all about you! Click here to make your selection, and stay tuned to see the verdict.

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