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Schedule at a glance

Sunday October 14

SITE Young Leaders Conference
Join the SITE Young Leaders before IMEX America for a two-day conference designed for you—a smart, talented, and yes, influential millennial (continues Monday October 15). Registration and payment required.

Monday October 15

Shamrock Invitational Golf Classic 8:00am-2:00pm
The Shamrock Invitational is the longest-running golf tournament in the hospitality industry and is now an exciting part of the IMEX America experience. Register here

IAEE Conference & Meeting Management Program
Learning is a vital part of most meetings, events and exhibitions. As an exhibition organizer you may be called on to work closely with your organization’s meeting and education manager. Become knowledgeable about the essential aspects of meetings in all of their various formats. Registration required.

Executive Meeting Forum 8:00am-6:00pm
Exclusive for high-level corporate executives, the Forum combines informal closed networking with an outstanding education program. Registration required.

Smart Monday, powered by MPI 8:30am-5:00pm

Smart Monday, powered by MPI (Meeting Professionals International) is a unique opportunity to invest in your professional development and network with your peers before the show opens. The day starts with the first of the week's inspirational MPI keynotes.

Event Design Certificate (EDC) Program - Level 1 of Mastery
A full day workshop introducing you to the Event Canvas Model, a strategic event management model for customer-centric events. Registration required.

Association Leadership Forum 12:30-5:30pm
Aimed at empowering association leaders to address the multiple challenges of association management and development. Share your successes, connect with your peers and learn from others at our unique program created by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Registration required.

Association Evening 5:30-7:30pm
Celebrate the start of IMEX America with cocktails and canapés. Open to association leaders and executives attending the Association Leadership Forum or Smart Monday and exhibiting members of AIPC, DI, IAEE, IAPCO, ICCA, PCMA or ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Registration required.

SITE Nite North America 7:00-10:00pm
Join 1200 SITE members and industry professionals for an evening of networking with the best and brightest. Registration and payment required.

Tuesday October 16

MPI Keynote 8:30-9:30am
 

IMEX America show 10:00am-5:30pm

EIC Hall of Leaders & Pacesetter Awards Celebration 5:30-9:30pm
The Hall of Leaders award is considered the industry’s highest honor, recognizing excellence, career achievement and inspiration in the global meetings, conventions, exhibitions, travel and events industry. The Pacesetter Awards salutes emerging leaders and those who are making a difference in today’s marketplace. Registration required.

DMC Network & Ovation Talent Search

Sing, perform a unique talent or lip sync. Or just come to what promises to be a show-stopping meetings industry talent-laden night. 

Wednesday October 17

IMEXrun
The IMEXrun is a 5km fun run through Las Vegas. Part of Be Well at IMEX it's our way of helping you balance an intense week of business with healthy physical activity. Registration required.

MPI Keynote 8:30-9:30am
 

IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum
If you're entering your final year of a hospitality, event or tourism management course, the Future Leaders Forum is a unique and free opportunity for you to gain expert insight into the meetings industry (continues Thursday October 18). Registration required.

IMEX America show 10:00am-5:30pm

Faculty Engagement Program
If you're an influential academic teaching hospitality, event or tourism management courses, the two-day Faculty Engagement Program is your opportunity to engage with meetings industry leaders, discuss trends and innovations and see the industry in action. Registration required.

MPI Foundation Rendezvous: The IMEX America Night 10:00pm-1:00am
Thousands of IMEX America buyers and suppliers attend Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night. A prime opportunity to expand your network and mix with the industry’s best and brightest. World-class DJs, open bar and a prestigious location are more reasons why you should attend. Registration required.

Thursday October 18

C2 Masterclass 9:15-10:15am
 

IMEX America show 10:00am-4:30pm

100-plus additional educational events run during IMEX America free of charge.