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Schedule at a glance

Here's what happened at IMEX America 2017. We'll publish the 2018 schedule here early summer 2018.

Sunday October 8

SITE Young Leaders Conference 10:00am-10:00pm
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 9). Registration and payment required.

Monday October 9

Shamrock Invitational 7:00am-1:00pm
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 8:00am-5:00pm
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-4:30pm

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 10:00am-4:30pm
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 12:30-6:30pm
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.

PCMA Business School 1:45-4:30pm
PCMA Business School offers you an opportunity to experience MBA-level education from inspirational academics at leading universities. Registration required.

Association Evening 5:30-7:00pm
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
SITE Nite North America is a must-attend event for IMEX America attendees! Join 1200 SITE members and industry professionals for an evening of networking with the best and brightest. Experience one of the best networking opportunities in the industry at a fabulous Vegas venue while raising funds for the SITE Foundation. Registration and payment required.

Tuesday October 10

MPI Keynote 8:30-9:30am
Juliet Funt invites you to embrace white space culture.

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

IMEXpitch 4:00-5:00pm
Come to watch five event tech startups go head to head in front of an expert judging panel, in a bid to win free exhibit space at IMEX America 2018.

Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders & Pacesetter Awards Celebration 5:30-9:20pm
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 9:30-11:30pm

Sing, perform a unique talent or lip sync for a chance to win a five-night stay at the Westin Paris Vendome. Or just come to what promises to be a show-stopping meetings industry talent-laden night at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. 

Wednesday October 11

IMEXrun 6:00-7:00am
The IMEXrun is a 5km fun run along the Las Vegas Strip. 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
Todd Buchholz tackles the big political and economic issues facing us all.

IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum Wed 9:30am-7:00pm / Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm
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 12). Registration required.

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

Faculty Engagement Program 10:00am-6:30pm
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 12

MPI Keynote 8:30-9:30am
Brent Bushnell promises to bring you innovation, creativity and a whole new reality.

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

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