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

6:00 AM - 3:00 PM IAVM Foundation Golf Tournament (prior registration required)
TBD Legacy Project
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
Ascend Amphitheater Tour
Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tour
Bridgestone Arena Tour
Nashville Food Adventure
Tennessee Whiskey Tour
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CVP Testing
202A
Prior registration required with approved CVP application202A
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Grand Ole Opry Tour
Music City Center Tour
Tennessee Whiskey Tour
Echoes of Nashville Walking Tour
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Leadership Dinner (Invitation Only)

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
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
206
UpStart - Part 1
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)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Amphitheaters / Fairgrounds BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Arenas BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Convention Centers BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Executive Education BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Performing Arts BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Stadiums BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Amphitheaters / Fairgrounds BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Arenas BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Convention Centers BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Executive Education BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Performing Arts BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
Stadiums BootCamp
(pre-registration required)
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 - 8:45 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
Town Hall
Featured Speaker
Maximizing Revenue Streams in a Facility
Student Employee Panel
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)
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Better Marketing Efforts Means LOCAL & Latest Arena Marketing Strategies
Featured speaker
Vision: Executives Setting the Vision for the Venue
Safety & Security
Venue Management in the Classroom
Upstart
206
UpStart - Part 2
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Refreshment Break
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
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

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
9:00 AM - 9:45 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
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Morning Coffee Break
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
So You Want to be a College Professor
Spur of the Moment: Audit to Action at AT&T Center
Sales & Marketing
Internal Communications: Inspiring Constituents Through Storytelling
Round Tables
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 - Sponsored by Ungerboeck
Grand Ballroom BC
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
206
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
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

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
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Committee Meetings
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Committee Meetings
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Committee Meetings
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