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2019 Agenda

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PLEASE NOTE: Connect Sports will have appointments on all three days at Connect. The first set of appointments will begin in the afternoon on Monday, Aug. 26.

Sunday, Aug. 25
11:30 a.m.Visit Lubbock Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek Golf Club (Preregistration Required)
1-5 p.m.Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament (Preregistration Required)
(RELOCATED to RePurposed—Directions)
Monday, Aug. 26
NCAA Championships Symposium and Bid Cycle Launch
Located in Lower Level of Convention Center
8:15-9 a.m.Networking Breakfast*
9:15-9:45 a.m.General Session*
9:45-10 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
10-10:25 a.m. NCAA Breakout Sessions*
10:30-10:55 a.m.NCAA Breakout Sessions*
11-11:25 a.m. NCAA Breakout Sessions*
11:30-11:55 a.m. NCAA Breakout Sessions*
11a.m.-2 p.m.IAEE Women's Leadership Forum
1-5 p.m.Regiception in KICC Exhibit Hall, Upper Concourse
1:30-2:45 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)
2:30-4:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments in KICC Exhibit Hall, Upper Concourse (Near Registration)
4:45-6 p.m.Keynote Michael Phelps in KICC Ballroom, 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.
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime in The Spire at Hyatt Regency

*NCAA Bid Cycle Symposium Attendees Only

Tuesday, Aug. 27
7:30-8:30 a.m.Rise and Shine Wakeup Coffee Station in Belmont Room at Hyatt Regency
8:30-9:30 a.m.Mergers and Acquisitions Session Presented by Steve Hunter (Invitation Only)
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.-noonMarktetplace Appointments in KICC Ballroom, Main Concourse
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch on Trade Show Floor
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.Exclusive Education Session in Breakout Room L015-019 (KICC Lower Level)
2-3 p.m.Education in the Trade Show
2-3 p.m.Louisville City Presentations in the KICC Conference Theater M1112 (Planners Only)
3:15-4 p.m.Sports Keynote: Emily Jaenson, GM of the Reno Aces in Charlotte Education Lounge, KICC Exhibit Hall
4-4:45 p.m.Game Changers Awards Reception in Charlotte Education Lounge, KICC Exhibit Hall
EveningOpen Night
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime in Belmont Room at Hyatt Regency
Wednesday, Aug. 28
7:30-8:30 a.m.Rise and Shine Wakeup Coffee Station in Belmont Room at Hyatt Regency
7:30-9:30 a.m.CMP Breakfast (Planner CMPs—RSVP Required)
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
10 a.m.-noonMarketplace Appointments in KICC Ballroom, Main Concourse
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch in Trade Show Area
Noon-2 p.m.NGB Best Practices Lunch in KICC (L010-L014)
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
3:15-4 p.m.Sports Keynote: Bill Schlough
in Charlotte Education Lounge (KICC Exhibit Hall)
4:15-5:15 p.m.Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Reception Presented by Sports NC
in Charlotte Education Lounge (KICC Exhibit Hall)
5:15-6:30 p.m.Keynote: Nicole Kidman
in KICC Ballroom, Main Councourse
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime
in The Spire at Hyatt Regency

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