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2017
Wednesday, December 13th
8:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:30 AM

Breakfast at Rosen College

Disney Dining Room

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Bus Departs from Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Official Opening

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Introductory Keynote: How To Go Beyond the Waves: Moving from Hedonic to Utilitarian Events

Abraham Pizam, University of Central Florida

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Keynote

Steven Wood Schmader, International Festival and Events Association

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Research and Grants Panel, Moderated by Sevil Sonmez

Robertico Croes, University of Central Florida
Leonardo (Don) Dioko, Institute for Tourism Studies
Rhodri Thomas, Leeds Beckett University
Julie Whitfield, Bournemouth University
Karin Weber, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Tea/Coffee Break

Disney Dining Room/Courtyard

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Keynote: Working with Educational Institutions

Misty Johantgen, Experience Kissimmee

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Industry Panel, Moderated by Donald Getz

Kathie Canning, Orange County Convention Center
Misty Johantgen, Experience Kissimmee
John Poole, Experience Kissimmee
Kirk Wingerson, City of Orlando

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Lunch

Disney Dining Room/Courtyard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Parallel Sessions 1-5

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Parallel Sessions 6-10

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Parallel Sessions 11-15

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Tea/Coffee Break

Disney Dining Room/Courtyard

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Parallel Sessions 16-20

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Parallel Sessions 21-25

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:15 PM

Busses back to Shingle Creek

5:15 PM

6:30 PM

Busses leaving for night on the town at Disney Springs

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

9:00 PM

Entertainment

Disney Springs

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Busses back to Shingle Creek

11:00 PM