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2017
Wednesday, December 13th
8:00 AM

Registration Open

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

8:15 AM

Bus Departs from Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel to Rosen College of Hospitality Management

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Official Opening and Introduction to the Tourism, Events, and Attractions Department

Robertico Croes, University of Central Florida
Sevil Sonmez, University of Central Florida

Classroom 111

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

Classroom 111

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Keynote: The Evolution of Festivals & Events in a Changing World

Steven Wood Schmader, International Festival and Events Association

Classroom 111

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
Karin Weber, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Classroom 111

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: Introduction to OCCC: What is Happening in the MICE Industry? The Importance of Working with Educational Institutions

Kathie Canning, Orange County Convention Center

Classroom 111

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Industry Panel, Moderated by Robertico Croes

Suzanne Neve, Florida Festivals & Events Association
Jason Siegel, Central Florida Sports Commission
Adrienne Six, Topgolf Orlando
Kirk Wingerson, City of Orlando

Classroom 111

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Lunch

Disney Dining Room/Courtyard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Parallel Session 1, Cultural Festivals and Education Track: Developing Leaders for a Collaborative Workforce: The Challenge for Event Management Training in Higher Education

Laurie Anne Baker-Malungu, Institute for Tourism Studies

Classroom 205

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Parallel Session 2, Impacts of Events and Festivals Track: The Economic Benefits of Caribbean Carnival: The Case of Curacao

Dino Daal, Curacao Tourist Board
Christine Campagnard, Curacao Tourist Board
Manuel Rivera, University of Central Florida

Classroom 207

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Parallel Session 3, MICE Track: Toward Unsupervised Machine Learning Technique to Discover the Key Topics Influence Exhibition Visitor Engagement in Social Media: A Case Study from Taiwan

Chung-Ling Huh, Fu-Jen Catholic University

Classroom 209

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Parallel Sessions

Classrooms 205, 207, and 209

2:00 PM - 3:25 PM

2:30 PM

Parallel Session 4, Cultural Festivals and Education Track: Authenticity and Cultural Sustainability at the Osun Osogbo Festival, Nigeria

Kayode D. Aleshinloye, University of Central Florida
Kyle M. Woosnam, University of Georgia
Manuel A. Ribeiro, University of Surrey
Jingxian Jiang, Frostburg State University

Classroom 205

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Parallel Session 5, Impacts of Events and Festivals Track: Is Higher Attendance, the Better?: Examining the Impacts of Meeting Size on Attendees' Psychological Responses and Consequence Behavior

Tracy Lu, University of Kentucky
Wei Wei, University of Central Florida
Laurie Wu, Temple University
Jason Swanson, University of Kentucky
Donald Getz, University of Calgary

Classroom 207

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Parallel Session 6, MICE Track: How Do Planners and Attendees Experience a Convention in Real Time?

Meghan Beardsley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Muzzo Uysal, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Classroom 209

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

3:00 PM

Parallel Session 7, Cultural Festivals and Education Track: Carnival Event Experience in Brazil

Lenia Marques, Universidade Aberta
Carla Borba, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Classroom 205

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Parallel Session 8, Impacts of Events and Festivals Track: Spending Behavior and Music Interest in SIDS: The Case of the Aruba Summer Music Festival

Robertico Croes, University of Central Florida
Manuel Rivera, University of Central Florida
Kelly J. Semrad, University of Central Florida
Melanie Kelly, Aruba Tourism Authority

Classroom 207

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Parallel Session 9, MICE Track: The Role of Social Influence on Expo Attendee Behavior Utilizing Video Tracking

Eric Olson, Iowa State University

Classroom 209

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

3:30 PM

Tea/Coffee Break and Poster Sessions

Disney Dining Room/Courtyard

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Keynote: Making Sense of Our Business Engagement: Illusions, Aspirations and Achievements

Rhodri Thomas, Leeds Beckett University

Classroom 111

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Summary, Reflection, and Questions of Day One of ICE 2017

Classroom 111

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:15 PM

Bus depart from Rosen College to Rosen Shingle Creek

5:15 PM

6:00 PM

Bus depart Rosen Shingle Creek to Disney Springs for a night on the town

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

Dinner at Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

9:00 PM

"La Nouba" show at Cirque du Soleil, Disney Springs

Cirque du Soleil, Disney Springs

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Bus depart Disney Springs for Rosen Shingle Creek

11:00 PM