#ACCE18 SOCIAL EVENTS
/ Welcome Reception
Tuesday, July 17 / 5 p.m.
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Kick off #ACCE18 in style at the Annual Convention Welcome Party, hosted this year at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Downtown DSM. Erected in 1903, the architecturally-significant World Food Prize building once housed the Des Moines Public Library. Today the building is home to a world-class museum that celebrates people who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger. Join us for this special event, featuring live entertainment by the Brazilian Twins, and tour the beautifully-restored building, Gardens and riverside terrace.
/ Chambers of Commerce:
The Greatest Show on Earth
Wednesday, July 18 / 6 p.m.
Iowa Events Center
Gather under the big top to witness some of the greatest feats of the chamber profession. It’s here, at the annual Awards Show, where we’ll celebrate Chamber of the Year (sponsored by MemberClicks) winners, ACCE’s newest Life Members and Certified Chamber Executives, exceptional membership pros, and Communications Excellence awardees (sponsored by Golden Openings). Don’t miss this year’s big extravaganza.
/ Networking dinners
Hobnob with fellow chamber pros during casual Dutch-treat dinners at some of the best eateries in Des Moines. Connect with friends old and new, swap ideas and have fun at this year’s networking dinners. Sign up for one of nine dinners on site at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention registration desk. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat early.
/ Closing Party, sponsored by AARP
Thursday, July 19 / 9 p.m.
Brenton Skating Plaza
Located in Downtown DSM, Brenton Skating Plaza is a premier destination for skating, concerts and events all year long. With breathtaking views of the Des Moines skyline, the canopy-covered outdoor venue will play host to a fun evening of life-size games, local food and live music by Faculty Lounge, an 18-piece band that covers all the hits.