2019 Convention Dates January 4-6

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99th Annual Convention of Indiana Association of Fairs

Indianapolis Marriott East

Indianapolis, Indiana

Schedule of Events

Convention Badge is required for attendance at all activities

Friday, January 4, 2019

9:00am – 8:00pm – Registration Desk Open – Atrium

1:00pm – Indiana Ride Amusement Board Meeting – Vets 1

2:00 - 8:00 pm - Communication Awards Accepted

2:00pm – Indiana State Festivals Association Board Meeting – Private Dining Room

3:00 pm - Associates Meeting– Vets 2

4:00 - 4:50 pm – Education Sessions

5:00 - 5:50 pm – Education Sessions

5:00 – 8:00 pm - Silent Auction All Convention Items on Display - Atrium

5:00 – 8:00pm - Trade Show Open - Liberty Hall

8:00 pm - Showcase - Grand Ballroom

  • Entertainment Acts:
    • Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders
    • The Indigos
    • Juggler Yoder
    • Derek Joseph
    • Woody Wright
    • Cook & Belle
  • Popcorn Provided by – ConAgra Snack Foods
  • Door Prizes Donated by:Porter County Fair
  • Trade Show Prizes Awarded

Saturday, January 5, 2019

7:30am – 2:00pm – Registration Desk Open – Atrium

8:00 am – 4 pm - Communications Awards Display – Honoring Glen Slabach

8:00 - 8:50 am – Education Sessions - Presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Incorporated

8:00 – 10:55 am - Silent Auction Session 1 - Atrium

9:00 am – Noon - Trade Show Open - Liberty Hall

9:00 - 9:50 am – Education Sessions

9:00 – 4:35 pm - Silent Auction All Convention Items on Display - Atrium

9:30 am - Coffee Break in Trade Fair Area - Sponsored by Marriott Hotel East

10:00 am – Indiana Association of Fairs District Meetings

10:00 - 10:50 am – Education Sessions - Presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Incorporated

11:00 - 11:50 am – Education Sessions - Presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Incorporated

12:15 pm – Indiana Association of Fairs Luncheons – Veterans Ballrooms

  • INAF President Jerry Hammon Presiding
    • Call to Order
    • Presentation
    • Awards Presentation
      • Hall of Fame Awards Presented by Variety Attractions
      • Academy of Fairs and Festival Leaders Recognition
    • Open Business

12:15 pm – Indiana State Festivals Association Business Luncheon / Meeting – Freedom Ballroom

1:00 – 3:30pm - Trade Show Open - Liberty Hall - (Trade Show Drawing at 3:25pm)

2:00 – 4:35pm - Silent Auction Session 2 - Atrium

2:30pm – Indiana Horse Racing Commission Meeting – Salon A-B

2:00 – 3:15 pm - Entertainment Showcase featuring Acoustic, Strolling and Free Stage Acts – Grand Ballroom

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Education Sessions

3:25pm - Trade Show Prize Drawing – Liberty Hall

3:40 – 4:30 pm – Education Sessions

4:40 – 5:30 pm – Education Sessions

4:35 pm - Silent Auction All Convention Closes - Atrium

5:30 pm –INAF Past Presidents & Hall of Fame Social Hour – Veterans 1 - Appetizers provided by Marriott East Hotel

6:30 pm – Indiana State Festivals Association Scholarship Pageant Dinner – Freedom Ballroom

7:30 pm – Indiana State Festivals Association Scholarship Pageant – Freedom Ballroom

8:00 pm - Showcase – Grand Ballroom

Sponsored by Hot Wisconsin Cheese – Randy & Tracy Reichert

Sunday, January 6, 2019

9:00 am- BREAKFAST & KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Veterans Ballroom

Sponsored by North American Midway Entertainment

Buffet Breakfast

Keynote Speaker: Hosted by IAFE

10:30 am- INAF BUSINESS MEETING & AWARDS – Veterans Ballroom

INAF Business Meeting – INAF President Jerry Hammon

Committee Reports

Election of Officers and Board Members

Awards Presentation

Communications Awards – Honoring Glen Slabach

President’s Award

Door Prizes Donated by: Poor Jack Amusements

10:30 am – Indiana State Festivals Association General / Board Meeting – Private Dining Room

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