Walking Tour

IAFE tour guides will leave from hotel lobbies at set times on Saturday and Sunday.  Walk the route to the Convention Center with friends the first time! 

First Friends Reception

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - New to Convention?  Join us for an informal reception and welcome!   Would you like to help our new friends?  Become a Mentor today! (PDF)


Tell Me Something Good - Champagne Toast

Monday, November 26, 2018 -  Attend Monday's General Session (12:45 - 2:00 p.m.) to receive a ticket for champagne at the general session and meet in the convention center foyer to toast to the good news! Sponsored by Wade Shows.

Happy Hour - Monday and Tuesday

One of our most popular questions have been "where is the new Circle Bar?"  We know the importance of getting with your friends and colleagues after a full day of programming to network and catch up.  That's why we have created Happy Hours! 


Kaliff Insurance is the presenting sponsor of the Welcome to Texas Happy Hour on Monday evening, while NICA is the presenting sponsor of the Happy Hour on Tuesday evening. Both nights will feature hospitality in the form of food and drinks and we will also have featured entertainment each night that you won’t want to miss!  Monday evening's featured performer will be Brandon Lay.  Tuesday evening's featured performer will be Tony Jackson.

IAFE attendees will be utilizing cool wristbands/technology provided by Magic Money at the two Happy Hour events on Monday and Tuesday evening.  Each attendee and registered exhibitor will receive a wristband when they pick up their badges at the IAFE Registration Desk.  The wristband is loaded with 4 drinks (2 for each Happy Hour).  Attendees may also add a drink to their band by visiting the Magic Money booth in the IAFE Trade Show.  

IAFE Education Foundation - Wagons & Whiskey

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Join your friends for an evening of fun and fundraising for the IAFE Education Foundation.  *Dress is cowboy chic.  More Information here! 

Free Beer in the IAFE Education Foundation Lounge

Join us Monday and Tuesday during Trade Show hours in the IAFE Education Foundation Lounge.  Located in the center of the Trade Show, the lounge is a great place to network with exhibitors and attendees.  Enjoy free Texas beer in the lounge, compliments of Talley Amusements, from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Monday and 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Closing Party & Reception

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Celebrate the winners of the OABA Circle of Excellence Awards, Innovation in Sponsorship Awards, Coca-Cola Membership Awards, and Communications Awards!

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