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.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

6:00 AM - 3:00 PM IAVM Foundation Golf Tournament (prior registration required)
TBD Legacy Project
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Omni Nashville Hotel - Legends Ballroom
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ascend Amphitheater Tour
Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tour
Bridgestone Arena Tour
Nashville Food Adventure
Tennessee Whiskey Tour
2:00pm - 5:00pm CVP Testing
Prior registration required with approved CVP application
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Grand Ole Opry Tour
Music City Center Tour
Tennessee Whiskey Tour
Nashville Walking Tour
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Leadership Dinner (Invitation Only)

Monday, August 7, 2017

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM First Timers/New Member Orientation
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Premium Service Company Training
Economic Impact Calculation for Convention Centers
What's New...No, Seriously, What is New or Innovative in Performing Arts Facility Operation and Design
UpStart - Part 1
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Opening Keynote & Welcome
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM Trade Show and Lunch
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nashville Brews Cruise (Spouse/Companion Event)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM BootCamp Session 1
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
BootCamp Session 2
5:45 AM - 6:45 PM Sector Receptions
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM University Sector Reception

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Certification Honors Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Sector Orientation
Sector Orientation
Sector Orientation
Sector Orientation
Sector Orientation
Sector Orientation
Sector Orientation
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
What's New or Innovative in Facility Operation and Design
Working with Elected Officials
Alternative Security Measures and Trends that Impact Your Emergency Preparedness Planning
Recruiting High End Talent for Convention Center Teams
Featured Speaker
Maximizing Revenue Streams in a Facility
Student Employee Panel
9:45 AM - 2:30 PM Trade Show
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch on Trade Show Floor
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Beyond LEED and Recycling: Why Dedicated Sustainability Staff are Trending in the Industry
Customer (Guest) Services: Best Practices
New Arena Technologies: Beacons, Geo-fencing & Geo-targeting
Round Tables
Principles of Management: How to Read Financial Statements
Town Hall 1
Featured Speaker
Navigating University Politics: How to Balance Working for an Athletic Department and Operating a Venue
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Music City Center Art Tour (Spouse/Companion Event)
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Working Successfully with Stakeholders
Economic Impact Metrics
Better Marketing Efforts Means LOCAL & Latest Arena Marketing Strategies
Featured speaker
Vision: Executives Setting the Vision for the Venue
Safety & Security
Design & Construction: Part 1 - Repurposing Stadiums
Venue Management in the Classroom
UpStart - Part 2
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Refreshment Break
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Women in Leadership
Naming Rights & Sponsorship: Best Practices
Featured Speaker
Internet of Things
Change Management
Promoter/Agent Panel for Performing Arts
Design & Construction: Part 2 - New Stadium Construction
Preparing, Implementing & Managing a Capital Maintenance, Replacement Budget or Program
Booking Shows at a University Venue

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Business Meeting
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Region Meetings
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Morning Coffee Break
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
So You Want to be a College Professor
Booking Entertainment: Risk vs. Reward
Spur of the Moment: Audit to Action at AT&T Center
Sales & Marketing
Internal Communications: Inspiring Constituents Through Storytelling
Round Tables
Non-Traditional Events & The Creation of New Events at a Facility
NCAA Game Management
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Intersections of Sex and Gender in Venue Management
Working with Booking Agents Specific to Fair & Festivals
Venues Producing Their Own Content
EMSSI Update
External Communication: How to Manage Negative Media
Labor Session
Communicating to the Front Lines
College & University Security: New Bag Policy
Ticketing Trends
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Awards Luncheon
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Capital Expenditures/Funding Models/Stakeholders/Sponsorship
Unique Weather Challenges for Amphitheaters & Fairgrounds
Non-music Agent Panel
Convention Center and CVB Relationships: Incentives Used to Lure Business
Building Your Corporate Culture: Customer Service, Boosting Morale & Adapting to New Culture
Developing New Performing Arts Facilities
Australian Sports Market Landscape
Current Events: Rioting, Protests, etc.
UpStart - Part 3
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Just Desserts Tour (Spouse/Companion Event)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Looking at the Business Side of Facilities – Budgeting & Forecasting
Intelligent Safety and Security Technology
Music Agent Panel
CEIR: Part 2
Coaching Your Staff
Fundraising in 2017: Success Stories and Challenges & Sponsorship
The Rise in Fan Violence and How to Contain it
Town Hall
Motivating Staff: Employee Recognition Combined with Creative (and little to no cost) Employee Incentive Forum for Ideas
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Refreshment Break
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall 2
Town Hall
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closing Party - Wildhorse Saloon

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMCommittee Chair Orientation
9:00 AM - 11:00 AMMusic City Center Venue Tour
Bridgestone Arena Tour
First Tennessee Park Tour
Ascend Amphitheater Tour
Schermerhorn Symphony Center & Ryman Auditorium Tour
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Committee Meetings
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCommittee Meetings
12:15 PM - 1:15 PMCommittee Meetings
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