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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

The largest gathering of the fair industry anywhere in the world

Learn, share ideas, network, and visit a trade show unlike any other

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday, November 30

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Registration

Sunday, December 1

7:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Registration

 

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

First Friends Reception for First-Timers
 

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Connections & Coffee – Looking for a slower start to the day, join us for networking before a workshop.
 

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

IFM Course – Facility Sales & Marketing
 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

IFM Course – Information Technology
 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshops Lunch Break
 

12:30 PM  – 1:30 PM

IFM Lunch Break
 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

IFM Course – Board Governance
 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

IAFE Benefits Overview
 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Raisin’ for a Reason Wagons & Whiskey VIP Event & Foundation Fundraiser (Ticketed)
 

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

IAFE Party on 3rd – Street Party

Monday, December 2

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration
 

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Connections & Coffee
 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session – Including 2024 Board Introduction, Chair’s Remarks, and individual awards.

 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Zone Meetings
 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Workshops & Committee Meetings
 

12:00 AM – 5:00 PM

IAFE Trade Show
 

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2025 IAFE Program Committee Meeting

 

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

State & Provincial Association of Fairs Workshop

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

YP Ment-a-Minute/Mentor Social Mixer
 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CFE/CVFM/IFM Info Sessions
 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

IAFE Associates Board Selection Credentialing Meeting & IAFE Update

 

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

CFE & CVFM Reception
 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fair Swag Swap & Games at the Convention Center

Tuesday, December 3

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Yoga/Pilates

 

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Connections & Coffee
 

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration
 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Workshops & Committee Meetings
 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Workshops & Committee Meetings
 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

IAFE Trade Show
 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch Break
 

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM

General Session

– Keynote Speaker: Manley Feinberg
– Individual Awards
– CVFM Presentation & Membership Awards

 

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

IAFE Trade Show

– Includes Trade Show Treats from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

YP Connect & Cocktails
 

8:00 PM

YP Night Out

Wednesday, December 4

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Past IAFE Board Chairs Breakfast
 

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Connections & Coffee
 

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration
 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

NICA Advisory Board Meeting
 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break
 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mid-West Fairs Association Meeting (Members Only)
 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Workshops & Networking Circles
 

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing General Session & Business Session - Celebration to Follow

1) Contest Awards
2) Introduction of the 2025 Board
3) Presentation of Past Chair Plaque
4) Comments from the 2025 Chair
5) IFM Graduation
6) State of the IAFE
7) Marla’s address
8) Introduction of IAFE CEO
9) Announcement of 2025 Convention
10) Celebration to follow

Thursday, December 5

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

CPP E. coli Workshop
 

8:00 AM – Noon

Experience Options

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