Full Schedule

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

Time Function Location
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Satellite Registration The Westin Charlotte Lobby

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Time Function Location
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Satellite Registration The Westin Charlotte Lobby
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration at Charlotte Convention Center Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Facility Tour Field Trip – Charlotte Motor Speedway Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Deeper Dive Sessions Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Facility Tours Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Annual Meeting of House of Delegates
Convention Center West Wing Meeting Level Room 207
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Scholarship Presentations and Denim & Diamonds Gala Westin Grand Ballroom A/B on 2nd floor

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

Time Function Location
7:00 am - 10:00 am Satellite Registration The Weston Charlotte Lobby
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Credential Lounge Charlotte Convention Center West, 3rd Level
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration at Charlotte Convention Center Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
7:30 am - 10:00 am Council Meetings Charlotte Convention Center, Various Rooms
8:00 am - 9:00 am First Time Attendee Orientation (ticket required) The Westin Charlotte, 1st Level, Providence Ballroom
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Speaker Ready Lounge Charlotte Convention Center West, 3rd Level
9:30 am - 10:00 am Morning Coffee Charlotte Convention Center, 3rd Level, Crown Ballroom Foyer
10:​00 am - 11:30 am Keynote Address – Kyle Petty
Charlotte Convention Center, 3rd Level, Crown Ballroom
11:30 am - 5:00 pm Expo Grand Opening Charlotte Convention Center, 1st Level, Halls A-C
11:30 am - 5:00 pm Council Pavilion Expo Floor
11:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch on Expo Floor Charlotte Convention Center, Expo Floor, Hall C1​
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Solutions Arenas Expo Floor
4:45 pm  IFMA Prize Drawing IFMA Central, Expo Floor
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Student and Young Professional Reception
Whisky River (inside the Epicentre) – approx. 6 minutes from Convention Center
210 E Trade St. Suite A208
Charlotte, NC 28202
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Welcome Reception
NASCAR Hall of Fame

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Time Function Location
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration at Charlotte Convention Center Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Lounge Charlotte Convention Center West, 3rd Level
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Credential Lounge Charlotte Convention Center West, 3rd Level
8:00 am - 8:30 am Morning Coffee Charlotte Convention Center West, 3rd Level, Education Sessions Foyer
8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary Session - "Securing Soft Targets and Crowded Spaces Against Evolving Threats" Charlotte Convention Center, 3rd Level, Crown Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:30 am Expo Hall Continental Breakfast Charlotte Convention Center, 1st Level, Halls A-C
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open Charlotte Convention Center, Expo Floor, Halls A-C  
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Council Pavilion Expo Floor
10:15 am - 12:30 pm Solutions Arenas Expo Floor
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch on Expo Floor Charlotte Convention Center, Expo Floor, Hall C1
1:00 pm IFMA Prize Drawing IFMA Central, Expo Floor
1:​45 pm - ​2:45 pm Concurrent Educational Sessions 1.01 - 1.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Concurrent Educational Session 2.01 - 2.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level
4:​15 pm - 5:15 pm Concurrent Educational Session 3.01 - 3.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

Time Function Location
7:00 am - 1:00 pm Speaker's Lounge Charlotte Convention Center, West Wing, 3rd Level
7:00 am - 1:00 pm Credential Lounge Charlotte Convention Center, West Wing, 3rd Level
7:00 am - 2:00 pm Registration at Charlotte Convention Center Convention Center West Wing Lobby, Street Level
8:00 am - 9:00 am Concurrent Educational Session 4.01 - 4.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level
8:00 am - 10:00 am Academic/Research Track
9:15 am - 10:15 am Concurrent Educational Session 5.01 - 5.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level
10:15 am - 10:30 am AM Break Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, 3rd Level, Education Sessions Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Educational Session 6.01 - 6.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Concurrent Educational Session 7.01 - 7.14 Charlotte Convention Center West Wing, Meeting Level
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Awards of Excellence Luncheon Charlotte Convention Center, 3rd Level, Crown Ballroom
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Keynote – Theresa Payton
Charlotte Convention Center, 3rd Level, Crown Ballroom
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm THE After Party Charlotte Convention Center, 3rd Level, Ballroom B/C Terrace

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