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Thursday, August 24th

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration
8:00am – 7:30pm Pre-Conference: Full Day Sightseeing Tours
8:30am  – 3:00pm SYTA Board of Directors Meeting (8:30am – 12:00pm)
Joint Board Luncheon (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Board of Trustees Meetings (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
1:00pm – 6:00pm Showcase Set Up for Exhibitors
6:00pm – 7:00pm Joint Board Reception/Conference Committee/Leadership/Past Presidents/Past Chairmen (Invitation Only)
7:30pm – 9:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Classic Pairings Party & Casino Night  (Ticketed Event)

Friday, August 25th

7:00am – 2:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Golf Classic and Awards Luncheon 
7:00am – 12:00pm Showcase Set Up for Exhibitors
7:00am – 7:30pm Registration & Silent Auction
8:30am – 4:00pm Sightseeing Tours
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session: Tax Planning for Business Owners
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session: Tax Planning for Individuals
3:30pm – 4:30pm Music Education 101: A Guide to School Music Programs
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session: Business Continuity
4:00pm – 6:30pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase Floor & SYTA Central
4:00pm – 6:30pm Welcome Networking Reception sponsored by Blue Man Group 
4:45pm – 5:45pm New Attendee Ice Breaker
7:00pm – 10:00pm Opening Night Event sponsored by Visit Albuquerque 

Saturday, August 26th

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration
7:30am – 6:00pm SYTA Central & Silent Auction
8:00am – 9:00am All Delegate Welcome Breakfast & Show Sponsored by Branson Convention Center and Area Partners 
9:00am – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
9:15am – 11:34am Business Sessions I: DMO/Receptive Operators Only
9:30am – 11:30am Tour Operator Panels: Non-DMO/Receptive Operators
11:45am – 1:45pm Opening General Session Luncheon & Performance Sponsored by Disney Theatrical Group
2:00pm – 5:43pm Business Session II: All Appointment Takers
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session: Safety Preparedness and Crisis Communications
3:00pm – 4:00pm Snack Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session: Business Continuity
3:30pm – 4:30pm Education Session: What is the SYTA Youth Foundation?
7:00pm Dine Around Albuquerque (not hosted by SYTA)

Sunday, August 27th

6:00am – 7:30am SYTA Youth Foundation Run/Walk/Slumber (Ticketed Event)
7:30am – 6:00pm Registration
8:00am – 6:00pm SYTA Central & Silent Auction
8:00am – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
8:00am –  8:30am Morning Joe
8:30am – 9:45am Education Session: Travel Insurance: How Are Today’s Turbulent Times Changing the Insurance We Offer Our Customers?
8:30am – 9:45am Education Session: Technology: Changes in Technology Ranks as Top Challenge for SYTA Members
8:30am – 9:45am Broadway Classroom Workshop presented by Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com
10:00am – 11:15am Education Session: Teach and Travel, the Dynamic Partnership Between Educators and Travel Providers
10:00am – 11:15am Education Session: Safety Preparedness and Crisis Communications
11:30am – 1:45pm SYTA Youth Foundation Luncheon
2:00pm – 5:57pm Business Session III: All Appointment Takers
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session: Safety Preparedness and Crisis Communications
6:30pm – 8:00pm SYTA Youth Foundation Patron Reception Sponsored by Universal Orlando Youth Programs (Invitation Only)
8:00pm – 11:30pm SYTA Youth Foundation Dance Your Meal Off (DYMO) featuring the SYTA Band (Ticketed Event)

Monday, August 28th

7:00am – 6:00pm Registration
8:00am – 6:00pm SYTA Central & Silent Auction
9:00am – 6:00pm Student & Youth Travel Showcase
8:00am – 9:00am Tour Operator Forum
9:30am – 10:30am Education Session: Why a Winning Tourism Strategy Offers the Best Offense and Defense in Today’s Changing Times
10:30am – 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am – 12:15pm Best of Broadway Performance sponsored by Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com
12:30pm – 1:30pm Presidential Speeches & Luncheon
1:45pm – 5:56pm Business Sessions IV: All Appointment Takers
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session: DMO/CVB
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session: Global Travel: How Doing Good is Changing Young Lives Through Travel
2:00pm – 3:00pm Education Session: Marketing Destinations in Turbulent Times
4:00pm – 5:30pm Tour Operator Panels: DMO/Receptive Suppliers
6:45pm Transportation begins for Closing Night Celebration
7:00pm – 10:00pm Closing Night Celebration hosted by Visit Baltimore, 2018 SYTA Annual Conference Host City

Tuesday, August 29th

7:30am – continued Post FAM Tours Departs
8:30am – 7:30pm Post-Conference: Full Day Sightseeing Tours
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