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 (prior registration required)
Buses to depart from Omni Hotel 5th Avenue entrance at 7:30am.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
Level 2: Registration Area
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
DirectConnect
Omni Nashville Hotel - Legends Ballroom
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nashville Food Adventure
Tennessee Whiskey Tour

Prior registration required for all tours.
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

Prior registration required for all tours.
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 (Invitation Only)
Room 209
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.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM VenueConnect MeetUp (Invitation Only)

 

Monday, August 7, 2017

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration
Level 2: Registration Area

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

(time change)

Heartsaver® CPR AED
(pre-registration required, -10:00 AM)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Exhibitor Info Meeting
Exhibit Hall BC

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

(time change)

Welcome & Keynote
Grand Ballroom BC
11:45 AM - 3:30 PM Trade Show & Lunch
Exhibit Hall BC
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Nashville Brews Cruise (Spouse/Companion Event)
Prior registration required.
For transportation information, please click the link above to visit our Spouse / Companion Events page.
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Transportation for Ampitheaters/Fairgrounds and Stadiums will be provided. Buses to depart from Music City Center 5th Avenue entrance at 3:30pm.

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Sector Opening Reception
Bridgestone Arena
Sector Opening Reception
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Sector Opening Reception
First Tennessee Park
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM VenueConnect Opening Night Reception
Bridgestone Arena

 

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 & Lunch
Exhibit Hall BC
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Music City Center Art Tour (Spouse/Companion Event)
Prior registration required.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Allied Meeting
210
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Refreshment Break
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sector Happy Hours

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Young Professionals and 30|Under|30 Happy Hour
Level 3: Seating Lounge

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Registration
Level 2: Registration Area
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
Level 2: Prefunction Area
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
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Just Desserts Tour (Spouse/Companion Event)
Prior registration required.
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
Level 2: Prefunction Area
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Diversity in Leadership Reception
Level 3: Seating Lounge
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.
We will also have a bus running from the Westin Hotel. The pick up location will be at 9th Avenue near the Decker and Dyer restaurant; first bus will depart at 6:45pm.

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Committee Chair Orientation
204
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
Prior registration required for all tours.
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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