December 13-14, 2021
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Networking Opportunities

Networking is a key benefit of attending Holiday Showcase. Our reinvigorated event offers several opportunities for you to get the most out of connecting with your peers. 

Opening Reception 

Date: December 13
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Continental BC
We are excited to reunite at this year's Holiday Showcase Opening Reception! There will be a band, acknowledgment of 2021 Forty Under 40 Honorees, and a featured cocktail! 

Morning Meet-Ups 

Date: December 14
Time: 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Location: Duke Energy Convention Center and Madgex Lounges
We know you're excited to network with colleagues you may not have seen in the past year or so. Grab a cup of coffee and a table and make a plan to meet them here (in-person!) in this socially-distant networking space. 

ISAE Chapter Networking Session

Date: December 14
Time: 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Location: Boulevard Foyer
This 30-minute session will provide you with the opportunity to network with other ISAE members facing the same challenges as you and discuss up-and-coming industry trends.

Forty Under 40 Class of 2021 Networking Session

Date: December 14
Time: 8 - 8:45 a.m.
Location: Boulevard B
Get to know your fellow Forty Under 40 recipients in this 30-minute facilitated session. 

Network Your Way: Crowd-Sourced Discussions

Date: December 14
Time: 12:15 - 1 p.m. and 2:15 - 3 p.m.
Location: Continental A/B
These networking sessions are designed for you to choose your own adventure. Register for the subject area(s) that interest you and specific networking topics will be sourced prior to the session via the mobile app. Subject areas include:
  • Membership
  • Digital Transformation
  • Virtual Events
  • Education
Choose the discussion that's right for you and meet your industry colleagues for an engaging discussion. 

Facilitated Discussion Groups

Date: December 14
Time: 10 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Boulevard Rooms
Looking for a more intimate, in-depth networking discussion with your peers? Join a group of 3-5 of your colleagues for a facilitated discussion. Groups will be led by an experienced association professional and will focus on one of the topic areas below.
More information regarding groups and facilitators will be sent to all attendees who registered for these groups on Dec. 8.

  • Component Relations
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Membership
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Education
  • Governance
  • Public Policy
  • Finance

Closing Reception 

Date: December 14
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Normandie Lounge
The closing reception will feature the band Cloud of Shame. Join your friends and colleagues to reflect on all you've learned and experienced during Holiday Showcase. 

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