IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101
Join experts in family entertainment center (FEC) management as they share insights and experiences to help individuals develop, plan, and operate an FEC. This 3-day program, which begins on Saturday, is a hands-on, “soup-to-nuts” program designed for anyone who wants to become an FEC operator, as well as those looking for advice to help expand their network, strengthen critical thinking skills, and develop problem-solving traits that will help grow their business. The multi-day program also addresses researching the local marketplace and walks attendees through day-to-day operations activities. Participants will earn credit hours toward IAAPA certification.
TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is not provided to the Welcome Reception, Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games, or the FEC Reception. Transportation is provided for the EDUTour to Fun Spot America. Buses depart from Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games at 5:30 p.m. Participants may drive separately; free on-site parking available. If driving separately, plan to arrive at 6 p.m. when doors open. Buses return to the OCCC South Concourse from Fun Spot America beginning at 9 p.m. The final bus departs at 10 p.m.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Includes reception at Main Event, lunch at Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games, dinner at Fun Spot America, Lunch and Learn at OCCC, and FEC reception at Hyatt International.
NOTES: Must be 18 years or older to attend, 21 or older to consume beer or wine. Course fee includes: tuition and support materials, welcome reception at Main Event, EDUTour to Fun Spot America on Sunday, reserved seating at Monday's Lunch and Learn event, EXPO registration, and a certificate of attendance. Tickets should be purchased in advance, as space is limited and may sell out.
Your Fee Includes
Main Event reception on Saturday
Education, materials, continental breakfast, lunch at Andretti’s Indoor Karting and Games, Sunday
Dinner and behind-the-scenes tour of Fun Spot America, Sunday
Education sessions on Monday morning at the Orange County Convention Center
Lunch and Learn on Monday
FEC Reception at the Hyatt on Monday evening
Badge and registration for the trade show /including education sessions*
* This applies to members only *non-members must purchase an additional education badge to attend sessions other than Rookies)
Behind the scenes Edu-tour, including dinner at Fun Spot America.
Followed by optional education electives.
Featuring George Walker from Universal Creative.