We're about Trust

The key word that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust.  Our community members meet through our hallmark events, and continue the conversations well beyond.  Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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Schedule subject to change. All events will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Transportation will be provided to/from the Convention Center and offsite events. 
* asterisk indicates additional fee
Sunday, July 8, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Pasadena Pre-conference Dinner
Monday, July 9, 2018
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Pasadena Pre-conference Experience
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am  Pasadena Pre-conference Experience
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Registration
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm  *Tour of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm NEW EVENT - CESSE Member Mixer: Connecting Colleagues with their Communities
Hosted by Amy Martell, HelmsBriscoe
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm ACCESSE Partner Roundtable
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Opening Reception
Hosted by Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
6:00 am - 7:00 am CESSE Fun Run/Walk
Hosted by Travel Portland, Portland Convention Center and Triumph Expo & Events
7:30 am - 4:00 pm  Registration
7:45 am - 8:45 am Breakfast Roundtable
Hosted by Business Events Canada, Meetings + Conventions Calgary, Tourisme Montreal, Quebec City Convention Centre, Business Events Toronto and Tourism Vancouver
8:45 am - 10:00 am SEEKER Session: #Notarule: The Art of Winning at Business and Life by Breaking Rules that Don't Exist
Speaker: Jason Kotecki, Artist, Author and figher of Adultitis
10:00 am - 10:30 am  CESSE Connects - Beverage Bar
Hosted by Visit Mobile
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Creating Staff Engagement Through Exceptional Experiences
Adapting to Delta - Leading and Supporting Stakeholders Through Change
The Monsters Under Your Bed: Turn Your Association Nightmares into Sweet Dreams
Educational Design Strategies to Engage the 21st Century Learner
  Onscreen Chemistry: Leveraging Co-located SME's to Mix Up Conversations Worth Watching
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
  Art of Tinkering: Tiny Ways to Transform Everything
Managing Operational Change
We Don't Fail: We Succeed or We Learn
Contemporary Marketing: Applying Adaptive Leadership to a Dynamic Environment
Furthering the Profession - Not the Usual Suspects
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch
Hosted by Hawai'i Convention Center
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Learning Labs
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Learning Labs
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Learning Labs
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm  CESSE Connects - Beverage Bar
Hosted by Visit Milwaukee 
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Experiential Learning Sessions (pre-register for one in advance)
The Tournament of Roses Association "Secret Sauce" for Creating Engagement and Longevity of Volunteers and Members
Behind the Scenes at the Tournament of Roses 
Fostering Innovation and Intrepreneurship with Idealab
Connecting to Science & Engineering at Caltech
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Open evening for dinner on your own
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Afterglow
Hosted by MultiView
Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:45 am - 8:45 am Special Interest Group MeetUps
8:45 am - 9:30 am  SEEKER Session: From Egocentrism to Allocentrism
Speaker: Vicki Deal-Williams, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
9:30 am - 10:00 am Power Perspective: Reflections on the SEEKER Session
10:00 am - 10:30 am CESSE Connects - Beverage Bar
Hosted by Visit Houston
10:30 am - 11:30 am  Concurrent Sessions
Don't Click that Link, but if You Do...
Swimming in the Swamp: How Membership Associations Can (and should!) Make an Impact in Washington D.C.
No MOUs Here: Association Partnerships with Bottom-Line, Market Driven Results
Challenges of the CEO - The Art of the Deal
Empowering the Next Generation: How Associations Can Equip Young Professionals
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
Reaching New Audiences - AIHA's IH Professional Pathway
Top Four Changes to Stopping Sexual Harassment
Leading with the End in Mind
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch
Hosted by Visit Baltimore
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Concurrent Sessions
Identifying and Addressing Subtle Biases in the Workplace: Microaggressions
Mission Control: Mobilizing and Monetizing Your Organization's Core Purpose
Constructing Engagement Strategies to Improve Relationship Strength that Delivers ROI
  Build a Controlled Vocabulary to Bust Organizational Silos
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  SEEKER Session: Space Exploration's for Economic Growth and Global Leadership
Speaker: Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  IGNITE!
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  Closing Celebration
Hosted by Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau