VenueConnect 2017 will introduce a new conference structure. Through this restructure, we will be creating relevant & dynamic content that brings attendees to one centralized summer conference. We will continue to offer networking opportunities & provide stronger connected experiences while maintaining unique sector content. This enables us to collaborate on a shared, aligned timeline unlocking our capacity to provide exceptional education to our members.

All room locations are at Music City Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM IAVM Foundation Golf Tournament (prior registration required)
Buses to depart from Omni Hotel 5th Avenue entrance at 7:00am.
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM Legacy Project - A Day of Service at Glen Leven Farm
Buses to depart from Omni Hotel 5th Avenue entrance at 7:30am.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
DirectConnect
Omni Nashville Hotel - Legends Ballroom
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nashville Food Adventure
Tennessee Whiskey Tour

For transportation information, please click the links above to visit our Optional Events / Venue Tours page.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CVP Testing (Prior registration required with approved CVP application)
Room 212
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Grand Ole Opry Tour
Music City Center Tour
Tennessee Whiskey Tour
Echoes of Nashville Walking Tour

For transportation information, please click the links above to visit our Optional Events / Venue Tours page.
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Agent & Promoter Showcase
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Membership Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Leadership Dinner (Invitation Only)
Buses to depart from Omni Hotel 5th Avenue entrance at 6:00pm.

All room locations are at Music City Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Monday, August 7, 2017

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
First Timers/New Member Orientation
Upstart
206
Heartsaver® CPR AED
(pre-registration required)
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Opening Keynote & Welcome
Grand Ballroom BC
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM Trade Show and Lunch
Exhibit Hall B-C
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nashville Brews Cruise (Spouse/Companion Event)
For transportation information, please click the link above to visit our Spouse / Companion Events page.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Sector Reception
Sector Reception
Sector Reception
Sector Reception
Sector Reception
Sector Reception
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sector Reception

All room locations are at Music City Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Certification Honors Breakfast
207
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Coffee Break & Sponsor Showcase
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 2:30 PM Trade Show
Exhibit Hall B-C
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on Trade Show Floor
Exhibit Hall B-C
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Music City Center Art Tour (Spouse/Companion Event)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Allied Meeting
210
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Upstart
206
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Refreshment Break
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sector Happy Hours

All room locations are at Music City Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Business Meeting
207
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Region 1 Meeting - 202A
Region 2 Meeting - 204
Region 3 Meeting - 202BC
Region 4 Meeting - 205
Region 5 Meeting - 208
Region 6 Meeting - 209
Region 7 Meeting - 201
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Morning Coffee Break & Sponsor Showcase
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Venue Industry Awards Luncheon - Sponsored by Ungerboeck
Grand Ballroom BC
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Upstart
206
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Just Desserts Tour (Spouse/Companion Event)
For transportation information, please click the link above to visit our Spouse / Companion Events page.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Refreshment Break
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Diversity Reception
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closing Night Party
Wildhorse Saloon
We will have shuttles running on a continuous loop from the Omni Hotel. The pick up location will be at the 5th Ave. entrance at the Omni; first shuttle will depart at 6:45pm.
We will also have shuttles running from the Renaissance Hotel. The pick up location will be at the front entrance; first shuttle will depart at 6:45pm.

All room locations are at Music City Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Sessions and times are subject to change.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Committee Chair Orientation
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Music City Center Venue Tour
Bridgestone Arena Tour
First Tennessee Park Tour
Ascend Amphitheater Tour
Schermerhorn Symphony Center & Ryman Auditorium Tour
 - Sponsored by David. M. Schwarz Architects
For transportation information, please click the links above to visit our Optional Events / Venue Tours page.
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
VenueConnect Committee Meeting
201A
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Committee Meetings:

Editorial Advisory - 201B
Research - 202A
Mentoring - 202B
Venue Safety & Security - 202C
Governance - 203A
Awards Review Task Force - 203B
Industry Affairs Council - 204
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Committee Meetings:

Board of Governors - 201A
Young Professionals - 201B
Arenas - 202A
Stadiums - 202B
Audit - 202C
Member Engagement - 203A
Universities - 204
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Committee Meetings:

Amphitheaters & Fairgrounds - 201A
Convention Centers - 201B
Sustainability - 202A
Leadership Development - 202B
Performing Arts - 202C
GuestX - 204
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