SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

/ TUESDAY, JULY 17

9 a.m.  |  SEAN meeting
9 a.m.  |  Judging for Chamber of the Year, sponsored by MemberClicks
1 – 3 p.m.  |  CCE Commission meeting
2 – 4 p.m.  |  Meredith Corporation Test Kitchen and Better Homes & Gardens Tour* (more info here)
2 – 4 p.m.  |  Art Route DSM Tour* (more info here)
3 – 5 p.m.  |  ACCE Board of Directors meeting
4 p.m.  |  First-Time Attendee Orientation, sponsored by Compass Media
5 – 6:30 p.m.  |  Welcome Reception, sponsored by Cognizant and MidAmerican Energy, at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates (hosted by Greater Des Moines Partnership; entertainment sponsored by Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs)
6:30/7 p.m.  |  Networking dinners (sign up here)
8 p.m.  |  After-Hours Social, hosted by Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives, at Republic on Grand

The registration desk will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17.

 

/ WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

6 a.m.  |  Run, Walk, Jog DSM
7 – 7:55 a.m.  |  Breakfast
7:55 – 8:30 a.m.  |  Welcome/Annual Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  |  Coffee break, sponsored by Southwest Airlines Charters, in the Expo Hall
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Workshops and meetings
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Idea Labs, sponsored by Register Media
12:30 – 2 p.m.  |  Lunch, sponsored by Polk County Board of Supervisors, in the Expo Hall
1 – 2 p.m.  |  Volunteer for United Way in the Expo Hall (sign up here)
2 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Workshops and meetings
6 p.m.  |  #ACCEAwards Show—Chambers of Commerce: The Greatest Show on Earth
9 p.m.  |  After-Hours Social, hosted by Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives, at Beer Can Alley

The registration desk will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18.

 

/ THURSDAY, JULY 19

6 a.m.  |  Yoga Under the Canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza (sign up here)*
7 – 8 a.m.  |  Breakfast
7 – 8 a.m.  |  CCE breakfast, sponsored by Market Street Services
8 – 8:45 a.m.  |  Keynote presentation by Becky Frankiewicz
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Workshops and meetings
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Idea Labs, sponsored by Register Media
12:30 – 2 p.m.  |  Lunch in the Expo Hall
1 – 2 p.m.  |  Volunteer for United Way in the Expo Hall (sign up here)
2 – 4 p.m.  |  Economic Development Field Trip
2 – 5 p.m.  |  Special Session: Remembership Live* (sign up at Registration Desk)
2 – 5 p.m.  |  Workshops and meetings
6 p.m.  |  Community Peer Group dinners
8 p.m.  |  Closing Party, sponsored by AARP Iowa, at Brenton Skating Plaza

The registration desk will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.

 

/ FRIDAY, JULY 20

6 a.m.  |  Bike Downtown DSM (sign up here)
8 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Workshops
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Brunch and keynote presentation by Ryan Estis

The registration desk will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20.

 

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