Schedule and titles subject to change. All events will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center unless otherwise noted. 
* asterisk indicates an additional fee
Sunday, July 21, 2019
6:30 pm  Baltimore Pre-Conference Dinner
Monday, July 22, 2019
8:00 am - 7:30 pm Baltimore Pre-Conference Experience
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm New CESSE Training!
*Association Basics - A Practical Guide for Managers & Executives

In this interactive training session, you’ll get a crash course on how associations differ from other entities, the roles that volunteers and staff play, distinctions between various types of non-profit organizations, and how all of this matters for everyone across your organization.
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Ballroom Foyer
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballroom 1
Partner Roundtable
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CESSE Member Mixer: Connecting Colleagues with their Communities
Hosted by Amy Martell, HelmsBriscoe and Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Reception
Hosted by Visit Baltimore
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6:00 am: Meet in Hyatt lobby
6:30 am - 7:30 am
CESSE Fun Run/Walk
Hosted by Travel Portland, Oregon Convention Center and Triumph Expo & Events
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Ballroom Foyer
Registration, Solution Center & Networking Lounge
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Ballroom, 4th floor
Hosted by Business Events Canada, Meetings + Conventions Calgary, Tourisme Montreal, Ottawa TourismQuebec City Convention Centre, Business Events TorontoTourism Vancouver, Scotiabank Convention Centre and Palais de Congres de Montreal
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Ballroom, 4th floor 
General Session: The Heart of Change Leadership
Speakers: Kevin Nourse, Principal & Founder, Nourse Leadership Strategies and Jay Younger, President & CEO, McKinley Advisors
10:30 am - 11:00 am 
Ballroom Foyer
Beverage Break
Hosted by Visit Mobile
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
  - Plan S: What is this 'new model' of publishing'?
Targeted Tactics for Overcoming Resistance to Change
Building a Non-Membership Dependent Business on a Global Platform
Chapter Finances Reimagined: Taking Finances and Operations to the Next Level
  Environmental Sustainability for Operations and Programs
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 
Lunch & Shared Interest Group Roundtable Discussions
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
  - How to Develop and Implement a Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan
 The Heart of Change Leadership: Moving Into Action
Explicit Content [Strategy] Warning
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Ballroom Foyer
Beverage Break
Hosted by Billhighway
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Experiential Learning Sessions*
* = separate fee required
  The Walter's: An Exercise in Interpretation, Communication and Decision Making*
Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology: Sustainability Lessons from Aquaculture*
Animal Care and Rescue Center: Creating, Caring and Preserving Your Association Ecosystem*
Sagamore Spirit: Reviving and Growing a Brand*
University of Maryland BioPark: Building a Community of Collaboration*
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
  - Alternative Learning Formats to Engage and Inspire Attendees
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Open evening for dinner on your own
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
Hosted by MultiView
Thursday, July 25, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration, Solution Center & Networking Lounge
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Hosted by: Hawai'i Convention Center
9:15 am - 10:30 am 
Ballroom, 4th floor
General Session: Shaping the Future of Learning
Speaker: Jeff Cobb, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tagoras
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ballroom Foyer
Beverage Break
Hosted by Visit Houston
11:00 am - 12:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions
  Getting What You Want Without Giving In
Ways To Earn Loyal Event Attendees - Making Your Event the "Must Attend" Choice Every Year
Creating the Learning Value Loop: Practical Action at the Intersection of Education and Marketing
  - Managing a Virtual Association or Engaging Remotely
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 
Ballroom, 4th floor
Lunch & Shared Interest Group Roundtable Discussions
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Concurrent Sessions
  The Power of Career Mentorship for Emerging Leaders and Experienced Professionals
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballroom Foyer
Beverage Break
Hosted by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm 
Ballroom, 4th floor
General Session: Turning Conflict Into Consensus
Speaker: Ellen Kandell, President, Alternative Resolutions
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm 
Ballroom, 4th floor 
Supporting partner: Visit Phoenix
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Power Plant Live
Closing Celebration
Hosted by Visit Baltimore

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