In-Depth Learning Experiences Facilitate Networking and Professional Development
IAAPA Expo’s in-depth learning experiences offer unique opportunities to explore attractions management topics through interactive, immersive sessions led by industry leaders and experts. Ranging from institutes and symposia to learning lunches, each in-depth learning experience presents attendees with applicable lessons, valuable insights, and professional development tools.
INSTITUTES AND SYMPOSIA
IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101
Saturday, Nov. 13 - Monday, Nov. 15
IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 is a three-day program for individuals looking to become a family entertainment center (FEC) operator or for those who would like to grow their network and refine their business skills. FEC management experts will share insights and experiences on how to develop, plan, and operate an FEC. The itinerary includes a welcome reception, classroom learning, an EDUTour to Fun Spot America on Sunday evening, reserved seating at Monday’s Lunch and Learn event, and admission to Monday evening’s FEC Reception.
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Tuesday Nov. 16
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers is the global attractions industry’s premier professional development program for leaders with five or fewer years’ experience in attractions management. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the key disciplines and processes required to manage a successful attraction, learn more about all areas of operation, and share best practices to come away with a global attractions perspective. The intensive two-and-a-half-day program is designed with a blend of classroom instruction led by industry experts, case study examinations, and small group presentations. Topics include finance, leadership, revenue operations, facility operations, and safety. Participants will also attend an EDUTour at Fun Spot America on Sunday evening.
Leadership Symposium: Presented by the IAAPA HR Subcommittee
Tuesday, Nov. 16 - Wednesday, Nov. 17
Focused on Reflection and Reinvention, the Leadership Symposium is designed for leaders responsible for the care and support of employees. The COVID-19 pandemic had a tremendous impact on the attractions industry, forcing many organizations to speed up innovation plans or reinvent the way they do business. This program will challenge participants to reflect on their own leadership lessons while also providing inspirational examples of reinvention and ways to thrive in the post-pandemic world. The Leadership Symposium includes classroom learning, lunch, and a networking reception.
In addition to Monday’s Lunch and Learn event, several learning lunches will take place during the week at IAAPA Expo. Participants can enjoy lunch with industry colleagues while learning and participating in sessions that focus on their attractions communities.
Tuesday Nov. 16, 12 - 2 p.m.
- FEC Lunch: FEC Operators’ Roundtable
- Operators’ Roundtable Lunch
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 12 - 2 p.m.
- Amusement Park and Attractions Constituency Lunch Featuring John Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, Palace Entertainment
- FEC Lunch: FEC Trends
- Water Park Operators’ Lunch and Learn
Thursday, Nov. 18, 12 - 2 p.m.
- FEC Lunch: Breakout! Overcome Fear, Lead Authentically, and Build a World-Class Culture
In-depth learning experiences are individually priced and require a ticket and IAAPA Expo registration for participation.