Join IAVM for the 92nd annual VenueConnect Annual Conference and Trade Show hosted at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. VenueConnect hosts professionals from a spectrum of public assembly venues including arenas, convention centers, amphitheaters, fairgrounds, performing arts centers, stadiums, universities, and more. This is the only industry conference that inspires industry leaders, provides targeted education, and brings attendees together creating relationships that last a lifetime.

New This Year:

  • IAVM is bringing all of its sector conferences to one location, providing the intimacy of venue-specific meetings and the opportunity of industry-wide inspiration, expertise, and connections.
  • VenueConnect offers tailored education sessions developed by top industry leaders that align with your venue type.
  • Get down and dirty with IAVM’s interactive, hands-on Boot Camp experience. These small group, off-site sessions will provide participants with an even greater understanding of venue-specific operations.
  • The on-site IAVM Career Center will offer career advice and advancement opportunities. Whether you want to drop off your resume or meet with potential employers, the Career Center is your one stop shop for career advancement and success.


Why VenueConnect?

  • Experience 80+ educational sessions designed to increase revenues and reduce expenses, including the new executive sessions.
  • Participate in the off-site, hands-on Boot Camp experience, developed specifically for your venue type.
  • Gain front row access to agents and promoters, and seize opportunities to bring new talent into your venue.
  • Get backstage passes to the latest industry hot topics and trends.
  • Meet and greet more than 150 exhibitors and indulge in networking opportunities with more than 1,000 attendees.
  • Wrap up your VenueConnect experience during the closing reception, hosted at the Wildhorse Saloon in the heart of Music City’s downtown district.


Discover why professionals of every level from all types of venues attend VenueConnect, and why you should too.


VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show:

  • Is host to venue executives, managers, and personnel from a spectrum of public assembly facilities around the world
  • Features education that addresses the opportunities and challenges relevant to current facility operations
  • Includes a vibrant trade show where professionals and companies can build meaningful connections and foster strong partnerships
  • Celebrates the very best of our industry: our successes, our expertise, our commitment to exceptional venues
  • Reinforces a great, long-lasting truth, that amazing things happen when we come together
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