Schedule

Day Date Time Event
Wednesday 8/17 8–10 a.m. Credentials
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Convention Store
9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Candidate Corner
11:00 a.m.
–12:30 p.m.
  1. Board of Directors Briefing
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1:45–2:30 p.m. Leading and Learning Opportunities
2:30–4:30 p.m. Credentials
2:45–3:45 p.m. The Benefits of Service Leadership | Michael Notaro, DTM, PIP
4–4:45 p.m.
  1. First-Timers’ Gathering
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5–7:30 p.m.
  1. Opening Ceremonies, Keynote Speaker: Ed Tate CSP, CPAE
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7–9:30 p.m. Convention Store
7:30–9:30 p.m.
  1. Candidate Reception
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Leadership Roles Booth
Thursday 8/18 6:30–7:45 a.m. Region Advisor Breakfast
8 a.m.–2 p.m. Convention Store
8–10:00 a.m.
  1. International Speech Contest Semifinals
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8 a.m.–9 p.m. Candidate Corner
10:15–11:15 a.m. Are you ready to lead? | Manoj Vasudevan, ACS, CL
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. You. Your Story. Make an Impact. | Kelly Swanson
12:30–2 p.m.
  1. Complimentary Networking Lunches
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12:30–2 p.m. ACPP Meeting
2–4:00 p.m.
  1. International Speech Contest Semifinals
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3:45–5:45 p.m. Credentials
4–10:00 p.m. Convention Store
4:15–5:15 p.m. Improv(e) Your Life! |John Zimmer, ACB, ALB
5:30–7:30 p.m
  1. International Speech Contest Semifinals
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8:30–10:30 p.m.
  1. Hall of Fame
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Friday 8/19 7:30–9 a.m. PIP/PID Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. How to Become an Accredited Speaker Sheryl Roush, DTM, AS Rochelle Rice, CSP, AS
8 a.m.–2 p.m. Convention Store
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Candidate Corner
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Credentials
8 - 10:15 a.m.
  1. Accredited Speaker Program
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12:30–1:45 p.m. Distinguished Districts Luncheon
12–1:30 p.m.
  1. Complimentary Networking Lunches
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2–3:30 p.m.
  1. Golden Gavel Presentation
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3:30–4 p.m. Golden Gavel Book Signing
3:30–6 p.m. Convention Store
4:15–5:15 p.m. I had a life plan but the magnet fell off the fridge | Anne Barab, DTM, AS
6–9:30 p.m.
  1. Candidate Showcase
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8 p.m. Monuments By Moonlight
(Optional Tour) Departures begin at 8 p.m., the last bus will depart 20 minutes after
the conclusion of the Candidate Showcase.
Saturday 8/20 7–8:30 a.m. Convention Store
8:30–11 a.m.
  1. World Championship of Public Speaking®
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10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Convention Store
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  1. Complimentary Networking Lunches
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12:30–3:30 p.m.
  1. Annual Business Meeting
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3:30–5 p.m.
  1. Region Gatherings
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7–8 p.m.
  1. President’s Inauguration
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8 p.m.–Midnight
  1. President’s Celebration
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