IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo IFEA 64th Annual Convention & Expo

Networking - Social

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Free Evening for Attendees

The perfect opportunity to join up with your IFEA friends and professional peers to explore some of the historical ambiance of Colonial Williamsburg and/or an evening of dining in one of many memorable local restaurants (ranging from modern favorites to historical re-creations), all located within easy walking distance of our hotel. The hotel Concierge can help with reservations, suggestions and directions. A complimentary (to all hotel guests) bus shuttle circles the Colonial Williamsburg revolutionary city and the surrounding area on a regular schedule, for those who choose to use that option. Or, you may prefer a historical carriage ride to help take you back in time.

Monday, September 23, 2019

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Free Evening for Attendees

The perfect opportunity to join up with your IFEA friends and professional peers to explore some of the historical ambiance of Colonial Williamsburg and/or an evening of dining in one of many memorable local restaurants (ranging from modern favorites to historical re-creations), all located within easy walking distance of our hotel. The hotel Concierge can help with reservations, suggestions and directions. A complimentary (to all hotel guests) bus shuttle circles the Colonial Williamsburg revolutionary city and the surrounding area on a regular schedule, for those who choose to use that option. Or, you may prefer a historical carriage ride to help take you back in time.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Industry Ancestry: Come Meet the IFEA Family
Cindy Lerick, CFEE
Cindy Lerick, CFEE
The ART of Events, President

Before you hit the ground running, stop by to meet some new IFEA friends at our “Industry Ancestry” session. Designed to give our first-time convention attendees, as well as our long-time IFEA ‘family’ attendees, an opportunity to meet some valuable new friends, share some insider tips and advice on how to maximize the days ahead, and get your convention experience off to a fun start. Then, join us for Happy Hour in the dfest® Hospitality Suite to meet more new friends, find some dinner partners, and let the networking conversations begin!

- EDT
Free Evening for Attendees

The perfect opportunity to join up with your IFEA friends and professional peers to explore some of the historical ambiance of Colonial Williamsburg and/or an evening of dining in one of many memorable local restaurants (ranging from modern favorites to historical re-creations), all located within easy walking distance of our hotel. The hotel Concierge can help with reservations, suggestions and directions. A complimentary (to all hotel guests) bus shuttle circles the Colonial Williamsburg revolutionary city and the surrounding area on a regular schedule, for those who choose to use that option. Or, you may prefer a historical carriage ride to help take you back in time.

- EDT
dfest® Hospitality Suite Convention Welcome

The dfest® Hospitality Suite, sponsored by long-time IFEA supporter dfest®, is as much a part of the IFEA Convention as our breakout sessions, and we look forward to extending a historically warm Colonial Williamsburg welcome to everyone! Open Tuesday night, September 24th (beginning at 6:00 p.m.) to meet up with old friends and new, before dinner, the dfest ® Hospitality Suite provides convention attendees with a time and a place to unwind, relax and connect outside of scheduled sessions and functions. For 30 years the dfest ® Hospitality Suite has been recognized as the hub of the IFEA’s convention networking system.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Connections Café (coffee served all day)

“Connections Café,” sponsored by VolunteerLocal, is the center of IFEA daytime gatherings and conversations. Located near the heart of the convention sessions and activities, “Connections Café” is open every day throughout the convention, providing coffee and a relaxing atmosphere conducive to doing business one-on-one or simply catching up with friends. Promoting human connections – while cyber ones are accessible too - this popular venue is always a favorite hang-out, providing the perfect setting for strengthening those personal connections that are so important to everyone’s success.


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Free Evening in Colonial Williamsburg

The perfect opportunity to join up with your IFEA friends and professional peers to explore some of the historical ambiance of Colonial Williamsburg and/or an evening of dining in one of many memorable local restaurants (ranging from modern favorites to historical re-creations), all located within easy walking distance of our hotel. The hotel Concierge can help with reservations, suggestions and directions. A complimentary (to all hotel guests) bus shuttle circles the Colonial Williamsburg revolutionary city and the surrounding area on a regular schedule, for those who choose to use that option. Or, you may prefer a historical carriage ride to help take you back in time.

- EDT
dfest® Hospitality Suite

The dfest® Hospitality Suite, sponsored by long-time IFEA supporter dfest®, is as much a part of the IFEA Convention as our breakout sessions, and we look forward to extending a historically warm Colonial Williamsburg welcome to everyone! Open Wednesday night, September 25th (beginning at 9:00 p.m.) the dfest ® Hospitality Suite provides convention attendees with a time and a place to unwind, relax and connect outside of scheduled sessions and functions. For 30 years the dfest ® Hospitality Suite has been recognized as the hub of the IFEA’s convention networking system.


Sponsored By: 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Connections Café (coffee served all day)

“Connections Café,” sponsored by VolunteerLocal, is the center of IFEA daytime gatherings and conversations. Located near the heart of the convention sessions and activities, “Connections Café” is open every day throughout the convention, providing coffee and a relaxing atmosphere conducive to doing business one-on-one or simply catching up with friends. Promoting human connections – while cyber ones are accessible too - this popular venue is always a favorite hang-out, providing the perfect setting for strengthening those personal connections that are so important to everyone’s success.


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'Garden Party': IFEA Foundation Night Party & Live Auction

Taking advantage of the beautiful Rockefeller Complex Oval Garden at the Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, the IFEA Foundation 'Garden Party' & Live Auction event promises a memorable evening for everyone. Plan now to don your favorite fun and casual garden party attire (Note: It may cool down a little bit after the sun goes down.), pass through the opulent Rockefeller House, and join your friends and professional peers from around the globe for our ‘Opening Reception’ in the beautiful Oval Garden, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail and the music and talents of BJ Griffin & the Galaxy Groove, before sitting down for a relaxing, interactive dinner in the sweeping Oval Garden. This special evening will be interspersed with live bidding on a selected menu of once-in-a-lifetime experience packages, helping us to reach our annual goal of exceeding the previous year’s success. Adding a special element to this memorable evening, we invite everyone to help us in paying a special tribute to Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO Mike Berry, CFEE, as we mark his retirement after 33 years leading one of our industry’s most successful organizations. Mike has been a champion of the IFEA and our global industry for decades and this will be the perfect time for old friends and new to thank him for his friendship, leadership and the professional example that he has set for us all over the last three-plus decades. Best of all, the IFEA Foundation ‘Garden Party’ is included at no extra charge as part of your convention registration! So plan to be there for this special and memorable evening and help us reach our fund-raising goals!

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dfest® Hospitality Suite

The dfest® Hospitality Suite, sponsored by long-time IFEA supporter dfest®, is as much a part of the IFEA Convention as our breakout sessions, and we look forward to extending a historically warm Colonial Williamsburg welcome to everyone! Open Thursday night, September 26th (beginning at 10:30 p.m.), the dfest ® Hospitality Suite provides convention attendees with a time and a place to unwind, relax and connect outside of scheduled sessions and functions. For 30 years the dfest ® Hospitality Suite has been recognized as the hub of the IFEA’s convention networking system.


Sponsored By: 

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Friday, September 27, 2019

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Connections Café (coffee served all day)

“Connections Café,” sponsored by VolunteerLocal, is the center of IFEA daytime gatherings and conversations. Located near the heart of the convention sessions and activities, “Connections Café” is open every day throughout the convention, providing coffee and a relaxing atmosphere conducive to doing business one-on-one or simply catching up with friends. Promoting human connections – while cyber ones are accessible too - this popular venue is always a favorite hang-out, providing the perfect setting for strengthening those personal connections that are so important to everyone’s success.


Sponsored By: 

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