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187 Sessions

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Sat | Nov 12
Time Event Name
4 - 7 pm IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 Day 1
Special Event
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Sun | Nov 13
Time Event Name
8 am - 10 pm IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers: Day 1
Special Event
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8 am - 2 pm 19th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament
Charity Event
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8 am - 5 pm 12th Annual IAAPA Charity Motorcycle Run benefiting Give Kids The World
Charity Event
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8:30 am - 10 pm IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 Day 2
2 - 8 pm Institute for Executive Education (Day 1)
Hybrid Course
5:30 - 10 pm EDUTour: Fun Spot America
EDUTour
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Mon | Nov 14
Time Event Name
7:30 - 11:30 am EDUTour: Jurassic World VelociCoaster
EDUTour
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8:30 am - 9 pm IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 Day 3
Special Event
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8:30 - 9:30 am Immersive Theater in Location-Based Entertainment: The Creative Whys and the Operational Hows
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am 10 Creative Ideas for Recruitment in 2023
EDUSession
8:30 am - 5 pm Institute for Executive Education (Day 2)
Hybrid Course
8:30 - 9:30 am Emergency Preparedness Drills: The Who, What, and Why of Live Drills
EDUSession
8:30 am - 5 pm Institute for Attractions Managers: Day 2
Special Event
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8:30 - 9:30 am Leave Legacy Systems in the Past and Streamline Your Operations
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8:30 - 9:30 am How to Get Free Marketing Through Earned Media & Influencers
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8:30 - 9:30 am Successful Food and Beverage Operations in the Current Landscape of Rising Costs
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10 - 11 am How to Bring Your Marketing In-House
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10 - 11 am Building a Food Safety Culture
EDUSession
10 - 11 am How to Leverage Your Game Data to Determine What Should Stay and What Should Go
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10 - 11 am The Incredible Customer Journey - Following the Data Through Every Digital Touchpoint
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10 - 11 am STE(A)M Powered Design: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists Using Immersive Storytelling
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10 - 11:30 am Leadership Development: Breaking Down the Silos
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10 - 11:30 am Thinking Differently About Digital Experiences in Museums
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10 - 11:30 am In Park Leadership: Lessons Learned and How To Tackle Present and Future Challenges
EDUSession
12 - 2 pm Lunch and Learn featuring Andrew Wexler, CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment
Learning Lunch
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1:45 - 5:45 pm Zoos and Aquariums Community Experience
Special Event
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2:30 - 3:30 pm How to #Expo like a #YoPro
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Marketing and HR: Why Recruitment Campaigns Benefit Both
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Championing the Visitor Experience: ESG/DEIA Values and Guest Expectations
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2:30 - 3:30 pm The Road to Greatness: 2022 Top FEC of the World Finalists Share Success Stories
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Family Matters 5.0 - The Next Generation
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2:30 - 3:30 pm How Your Digital Experience Impacts Your Onsite Experience
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Leading Millennials and Gen Z in the World of Hospitality
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Best Practices in Merchandising from Analytics to Operations
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4 - 5:30 pm Blame On! Your Definitive Leadership Guide to Holding People Accountable
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm Know Laughing Matter! Having Fun at Work
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4 - 5 pm How to Know When it's Time to Expand Your Brand or Offering
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4 - 5 pm Food and Beverage Trends 2022
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4 - 5 pm 2022 Emerging Trends in Immersive Design
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4 - 5:30 pm Entertainment Professionals Network
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4 - 5 pm The Results Are In: The Impact of Water Park Equipment on Hotels and Resorts
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4 - 5 pm Optimizing your eCommerce Performance
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm Games and Merchandise Operators' Roundtable
EDUSession
4:30 - 5:45 pm Zoos and Aquariums Reception
Reception
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5 - 6:30 pm Food and Beverage Operators' Reception
Reception
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5 - 6:30 pm Water Park Operators' Welcome Event
Reception
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5 - 6:30 pm Museums and Science Centers Reception
Reception
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7:30 - 9 pm Family Entertainment Centers' Reception
Reception
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Tue | Nov 15
Time Event Name
7:30 am - 12 pm EDUTour: Cooperative Collaboration Amongst Teams at Universal’s Volcano Bay
EDUTour
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8:15 am - 12 pm Leadership Symposium Day 1
Special Event
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8:30 - 9:30 am Maximizing Transactions: Ways to Increase Throughput and Revenue
EDUSession
8:30 am - 3 pm Institute for Attractions Managers: Day 3
Special Event
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8:30 - 10 am The Unspoken Puzzle Piece: Mental Health in this Global Climate
EDUSession
8:30 - 10 am Recognize, Respond, and Survive: Active Shooter Response Training
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am Have Fun In Games! How to Build a Unique and Fun Guest Engagement Program for Games Employees
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am The How YOU Doin' Panel: Taking Care of Ourselves, Our Teams, and Overcoming Staffing Challenges
EDUSession
8:30 - 10 am Building Powerful Membership Programs for Family Entertainment Centers
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am Digital Marketing in a Mobile World: Transparency, Trust and The Value of Exchange
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am New Approaches to Designing an Indoor Water Paradise
EDUSession
9 - 10 am Opening Ceremony
10 am - 12 pm First Time Buyers' Experience
Trade Show Floor Tour
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10 am - 6 pm Trade Show Floor Open
11 am - 12:30 pm Trade Show Floor Tour: Games and Merchandise Suppliers
Trade Show Floor Tour
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11 am - 12:30 pm Trade Show Floor Tour: Virtual Reality Suppliers
Trade Show Floor Tour
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11 am - 12:30 pm Trade Show Floor Tour: Food and Beverage Suppliers
Trade Show Floor Tour
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12 - 2 pm Latin America and Caribbean Lunch and Learn: The key agenda aspects for the attractions industry future in Latin America
Learning Lunch
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12 - 2 pm Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Lunch: Send in the Crowds - Unforgettable Special Events and Group Bookings
Learning Lunch
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12 - 2 pm Operators' Roundtable Lunch
Learning Lunch
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1 - 2:30 pm Trade Show Floor Tour: Water Park Suppliers
Trade Show Floor Tour
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1 - 2:30 pm Trade Show Floor Tour: Point-of-Sales Systems Suppliers
Trade Show Floor Tour
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2 - 2:15 pm Aligning Personal, Professional, and Company Goals
EDUTalk
2:25 - 2:40 pm How to Flush Toxic Leadership Down the Drain
EDUTalk
2:30 - 3:30 pm Marketing Technology Innovations For Your Attraction: Four Real-World Opportunities to Grow Revenue and Attendance
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Practical Guidance for Injury Claims: What to Do When a Guest or Employee is Injured
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Festivals and Special Events: Driving Revenue and Attracting New Guests
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Solving Problems as a Young Executive
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Take Care of Your Customers and They Will Take Care of You
EDUSession
2:50 - 3:05 pm Valuable Secrets from HR
EDUTalk
3:20 - 3:35 pm Design Empathy: Improving Universal Design by Changing Perspectives
EDUTalk
3:45 - 4 pm Magic By Design: Incorporating Blockbuster Brands Into Your Museum
EDUTalk
4 - 5 pm Your Attraction's Audio: A Key Element to Creative Design and Strong Brand Recognition
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm The Right "BOO" for Your Brand
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm Surviving the Storm: A Communicator's Guide to Any Crisis
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm CEO Talk
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm Food and Beverage Operators' Roundtable
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm Is Cash Dead? A Roundtable on the Present and Future of Currency in the Attractions Industry
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm Retrospective: The Past, Present, and Future World of Virtual Reality
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm IALDA Game Show
EDUSession
4:15 - 4:30 pm Influencers & Bloggers… Friend or Foe?
EDUTalk
4:40 - 4:55 pm Score! Building Fan Experiences and Promotions to Drive Revenues
EDUTalk
5:05 - 5:20 pm Purpose Driven Storytelling
EDUTalk
5:30 - 5:45 pm What’s your IDEA? Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility Planning
EDUTalk
6 - 8 pm Opening Reception
Reception
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8 - 9:30 pm Young Professionals Reception
Reception
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Wed | Nov 16
Time Event Name
8 - 10 am Leadership Breakfast
Breakfast
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8:30 - 9:30 am Managing Employee Safety Compliance
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am Creating Immersive Technology Experiences For Less: Leveraging Your AV System
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8:30 - 9:30 am The Business and Future of Surf Parks
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am Let's Get Spooky! Transforming Your Attraction for Halloween Season
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8:30 - 9:30 am How to Guide Research Tactics Within the Attractions Industry
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am A Day in the Life: True Stories of Working at an Amusement Park
EDUSession
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Leadership Symposium Day 2
Special Event
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10 - 11:30 am Think Outside the Plush Box - 2!
EDUSession
10 - 11 am Keeping Amusement Parks Safe from Bombing Attacks
EDUSession
10 - 11 am Ride Design for the Non-Rider: How to Engage Every Guest
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10 - 11 am Maximizing Revenue: Thoughtful Ways to Incentivize Spending
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10 - 11:30 am A Seat at the Table: Diversity and Inclusion in Themed Entertainment
EDUSession
10 am - 6 pm Trade Show Floor Open
10 - 11 am When Did You Know it was Time to Go?
EDUSession
10 - 11 am Doing More With Less: Maximizing Labor Efficiency When Cost Matters Most
EDUSession
10:55 - 11:10 am Using Engaging Storylines to Integrate Navigation Patterns
EDUTalk
11:20 - 11:35 am Water Park Management: Leveraging Technology to Manage Staff Competencies
EDUTalk
12 - 2 pm Amusement Park and Attractions Constituency Lunch featuring Chip Cleary
Learning Lunch
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12 - 2 pm Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Lunch: To the Metaverse and Beyond - Creating Innovative & Cross-reality Attractions
Learning Lunch
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2 - 2:15 pm Augmented Reality is the Future of Attractions
EDUTalk
2:25 - 2:40 pm Why Linking Marketing and Sales to your Operations Makes Sense
EDUTalk
2:30 - 4:30 pm Security Roundtable
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Safety in Attractions: Risk Assessment Best Practices
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm The Trickle Down Rut: How Investor Behavior has Impacted Attractions
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Funworld Presents: Navigating Professional Development, Opportunity, and Change
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Beverages and Bottom Lines: How Drinks Drive Profit
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2:30 - 3:30 pm Recruitment Marketing: Talent Acquisition Throughout The Great Resignation
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Guest Recovery: The Right Words at the Right Time
EDUSession
2:50 - 3:05 pm Digital Sales and Guest Experience Solutions: Online or In-Person, It’s All E-commerce.
EDUTalk
3:20 - 3:35 pm Building Character: How to Implement Characters into Attractions and Build Audience Appeal
EDUTalk
3:45 - 4 pm The New Possibilities with Drone Shows
EDUTalk
4 - 5:30 pm IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility) Roundtable
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm The Infinite Game: How to Lead in Times of Stress and Uncertainty
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm Legends 2022
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4 - 5 pm Capacity Planning: Building it Right The First Time
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4 - 5 pm Happy Hour: The Latest Trends in Ready-to-Drink Beverages
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4 - 5 pm Ride Operations & Guest Engagement: It's Not Just About Service
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm The Future of Entertainment & Leisure in the Middle East, UAE and Abu Dhabi
EDUSession
4:10 - 4:25 pm Small Footprint, Big Impact: Designing Innovative Experiences in Existing Spaces
EDUTalk
4:35 - 4:50 pm Networking 102: Beyond the Business Card
EDUTalk
5 - 7 pm 2022 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards
Awards Ceremony
5 - 5:15 pm Stay Involved: Don't Wait 52 Weeks to Get Involved Again!
EDUTalk
6 - 7:30 pm Latin American Reception
Reception
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6 - 7:30 pm Europe, Middle East, Africa Reception
Reception
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6 - 7:30 pm Carnival and Showmen's Reception
Reception
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7:30 - 9:30 pm Water Park Social
Reception
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Thu | Nov 17
Time Event Name
7 - 9 am 16th Annual IAAPA Footprints From the Heart 5K Run/1-Mile Walk Benefiting Give Kids The World Village
Charity Event
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8:30 - 9:30 am Innovations in Inclusivity: Creating Accessible Attractions for Sensory Impairments
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am How to Make Your FEC The Place People Want to Work
EDUSession
8:30 - 10 am Brazilian Breakfast/Café da Manhã Brasileiro
Breakfast
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8:30 - 10 am Asia Pacific Breakfast
Breakfast
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8:30 - 9:30 am Now What? Not Again! Preparing Your Team for Incidents
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am Designers and Engineers: Talk Nerdy to me
EDUSession
8:30 - 9:30 am Menu Mix 101: Increasing Profitability at Your Facility
EDUSession
8:30 - 10 am Safety Exchange
EDUSession
8:30 - 10 am Canadian Breakfast
Breakfast
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10 am - 6 pm Trade Show Floor Open
10 - 11 am Harmonization
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10 - 11 am Ask the Experts: Using Data to Drive Results
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10 - 11 am The Water Theme Park: Insights from the Qiddiya Development Team
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10 - 11 am Happy Team, Happy Guests: Building Employee Engagement Programs That Work for the Attractions Industry
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10 - 11 am Human Factors in Attractions
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10 - 11 am ROI on Your Sustainability Efforts: The Costs and Benefits
EDUSession
10:30 - 10:45 am How to Elevate Guest Experience and Increase Revenue at your FEC
EDUTalk
10:55 - 11:10 am How to Create Fulfillment in your Daily Leadership Experience
EDUTalk
11:20 - 11:35 am How to Create a Positive Employee Experience
EDUTalk
11:20 am - 5:10 pm Uncovering Additional Revenue Streams at Your Location
EDUTalk
12 - 2 pm Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Lunch: High Octane Growth - Boost Performance, Reduce Costs, and Increase Enterprise Value
Learning Lunch
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12 - 2 pm Legal Roundtable
EDUSession
12 - 2 pm Water Park Operators' Lunch and Learn: Life Saving Leadership Panel
Learning Lunch
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1:50 - 2:05 pm Guest-Driven Transactions: Creating Staffing Efficiencies
EDUTalk
2:15 - 2:30 pm Welcome to ServSafe
EDUTalk
2:30 - 3:30 pm Introduction to Special Effects: What are Special Effects and How Can I Utilize Them in My Business?
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm #AttractionProsLIVE! at IAAPA Expo 2022
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm TikTok or Not? Insights on Social Media’s Hottest Platform
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Resilient Leadership: Navigating Stress and Increasing Mental Toughness
EDUSession
2:30 - 3:30 pm Breaking Through: Technical Roles for Young Professionals
EDUSession
2:40 - 2:55 pm Tech Trends in Food Service
EDUTalk
3:10 - 3:25 pm Drones: Your New Roller Coaster Inspection Tool
EDUTalk
3:35 - 3:50 pm The Guest Experience: Culture vs. Department
EDUTalk
4 - 5 pm It's Not "If" It's "When" - Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm HR Committee Presents: Career Pathways
Special Event
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4 - 4:15 pm Enhancing Safety by Digitizing Maintenance Management
EDUTalk
4 - 5 pm Riding the New Wave of Technology in Water Parks
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm How to Measure the ROI of Your Marketing Strategies
EDUSession
4 - 5 pm Taking Care of Your Most Valuable Resource - People
EDUSession
4 - 5:30 pm Game Changer featuring Steven Lewis, Owner & Creator of Gideon's Bakehouse
Special Event
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4:30 - 4:45 pm What Makes a Souvenir Sellable?
EDUTalk
8:15 - 11:15 pm IAAPA Celebrates
Special Event
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Fri | Nov 18
Time Event Name
9 am - 4:45 pm Themed Experience and Attractions Academic Symposium
Workshop
10 am - 4 pm Trade Show Floor Open