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. 
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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 
Ballroom Foyer
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Depart Pasadena Convention Center
*Tour of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gold Room, Pasadena Civic Auditorium
NEW EVENT - CESSE Member Mixer: Connecting Colleagues with their Communities
Hosted by Amy Martell, HelmsBriscoe
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ballroom C
ACCESSE Partner Roundtable
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibit Hall C
Opening Reception
Hosted by Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
5:30 am: Depart your hotel
6:00 am - 7:00 am
CESSE Fun Run/Walk
Hosted by Travel Portland, Oregon Convention Center and Triumph Expo & Events
7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Ballroom Foyer
7:45 am - 8:45 am
Ballroom D&E
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
Ballroom D&E
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
Supporting partner: Visit Salt Lake
10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Ballroom D&E
Beverage Bar
Hosted by Visit Mobile
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Ballroom A Developing a Foresightly Perspective to Learn with the Future Register for webcast
Ballroom B Adapting to Delta - Leading and Supporting Stakeholders Through Change
Ballroom C The Monsters Under Your Bed: Turn Your Association Nightmares into Sweet Dreams
Ballroom F Educational Design Strategies to Engage the 21st Century Learner
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
Ballroom H Art of Tinkering: Tiny Ways to Transform Everything
Ballroom C We Don't Fail: We Succeed, or We Learn
Ballroom A Contemporary Marketing: Applying Adaptive Leadership to a Dynamic Environment
Ballroom F Furthering the Profession - Not the Usual Suspects
Register for webcast
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm 
Ballroom D&E
Hosted by Hawai'i Convention Center
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm  Learning Labs
Ballroom B Programmatic Marketing Strategies and Tactics to Drive Membership and Engagement - presented by MultiView
Ballroom F Why Science and Content Should Matter When Choosing a Meeting Location - presented by Business Events Canada Register for webcast
Ballroom H Technology Disruptors: What You Need to Know - presented by Results Direct Register for webcast
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm  Learning Labs
Ballroom B Create a Data-Driven Member Engagement Strategy - presented by Higher Logic
Ballroom F How Associations Are Delivering Educational Content in an On-Demand World - presented by OmniPress
Ballroom H Global R&D Trends - presented by Hawai'i Convention Center Register for webcast
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm 
Ballroom D&E
Beverage Bar
Hosted by Visit Milwaukee
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm 
Meet at registration to be escorted to your bus
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 Rose Bowl Stadium

Fostering Innovation and Intrapreneurship 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 
Kings Row Gastropub
Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

Hosted by MultiView
Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 am
See the CESSE 360 app for locations
Shared Interest Group Meet Ups
8:45 am - 9:30 am 
Ballroom D&E
SEEKER Session: From Egocentrism to Allocentrism
Speaker: Vicki Deal-Williams, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Supporting partner: Visit Florida
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Ballroom D&E
Power Perspective: Reflections on the SEEKER Session
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ballroom D&E
Beverage Bar
Hosted by Visit Houston
10:30 am - 11:30 am  Concurrent Sessions
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Ballroom B Swimming in the Swamp: How Engineering and Scientific Associations Can (and should!) Make an Impact in Washington D.C.
Ballroom C Beyond MOUs: Real-life Stories in Association Collaboration
Ballroom F Challenges of the CEO - The Art and Science of Board Success
Ballroom H Empowering the Next Generation: How Engineering and Scientific Associations Can Equip Young Professionals Register for webcast
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
Ballroom B Reaching New Audiences - AIHA's IH Professional Pathway Register for webcast
Ballroom F Top Four Changes to Stopping Sexual Harassment
Ballroom H Leading with the End in Mind
Ballroom C Cultivating a Data Analytics Mindset in Engineering and Scientific Societies
Ballroom A Onscreen Chemistry: Leveraging Co-located SME's to Mix Up Conversations Worth Watching
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
Ballroom D&E
Hosted by Visit Baltimore
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Concurrent Sessions
Ballroom A Identifying and Addressing Subtle Biases in the Workplace: Microaggressions Register for webcast
Ballroom B Mission Control: Mobilizing and Monetizing Your Organization's Core Purpose
Ballroom C Constructing Engagement Strategies to Improve Relationship Strength that Delivers ROI
Ballroom F Build a Controlled Vocabulary to Bust Organizational Silos
Ballroom H Digital Credentialing: The Evolution of Badges and the Role of the Association
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Beverage Bar
Hosted by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
Ballroom D&E
SEEKER Session: Space Exploration's Value for Economic Growth and Global Leadership
Speaker: Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society
Presenting partner: Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Ballroom D&E
Supporting partner: Visit Phoenix
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza (outside)
Closing Celebration
Hosted by Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

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