Welcome to the 2023 Conference

Register Early | Secure your Room | Enjoy the Conference!

2023 Tentative Agenda

Monday, May 15, 2023

10:00am - 2:00pm : NAC Seminar

2:00pm - 7:00pm : Registration Desk is Open

2:00pm - 8:00pm : Early Trade Show Set-Up

3:00pm - 5:00pm : Board of Directors Meeting

5:00pm : Transportation The Palms Theatres & IMAX

5:45pm - 6:45pm : Opening Night Cocktails & Apps

7:00pm - 7:20pm : Variety Bike Presentation

7:30pm - 11:00pm : Major Studio Screening

11:00pm : Transportation to Sheraton

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

8:00am - 2:30pm : Registration

8:30am - 10:00am : Vendor Intro Breakfast with Attendees

10:15am - Noon : Independent Owners Roundtable

Noon - 2:30pm : Vendor Trade Show with Lunch

2:30pm - 3:00pm : Transportation to Palms

3:00pm - 4:00pm : Special Seminar

4:00pm - 6:00pm : Studio Presentation/Screening

6:00pm : Transportation to Sheraton

6:30pm - 7:30pm : Cocktail Reception

7:30pm - 8:15pm : Gala Dinner / Awards / Auction / Entertainment

8:30pm - 9:30pm : Comedians

9:30pm - Midnight : Let’s Dance Social / Band

Wednesday, May 17,2023

8:00am : Transportation to B & B Theatres

8:30am - 9:15am : Tour of FEC Operations & Breakfast

9:30am - 10:30am : Panel with Q&A

10:45am - 12:45am : Screening

12:45am - 1:00pm : B&B Technology Demo

1:00pm : Transportation

1:00pm - 3:00pm : Dine In Cinema Mini Summit & Lunch

3:00pm : Transportation to Sheraton

Location One

The Palms Theaters & IMAX will host a portion of the conference. Come enjoy Fridley Theatres’ flagship location. Amenities include: IMAX, Dine & Recline, & UltraLux Loungers!

Location Two.

The B&B Theaters Ankeny 12 with B-Roll Bowling offers the best in digital projection and audio and unparalleled comfort in heated reclining seats! Ankey is also home to exclusive theatrical amenities like MX4D, the B&B Theaters Grand Screen, screenPLAY!, B-Roll Bowling, Outtakes Arcade and the Marquee Bar and Grille, serving made-to-order appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks from the full-service bar.

Where to Sleep in Des Moines.

Find your footing at Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel.

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel

1800 50th Street

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

1-515-223-1800

2023 Conference + Registration

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2023 Vendor Application

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Vendors, we’d love to have you! Check out the following opportunities:

Title Sponsor:
$7,500 ($5K+ in Cash, remaining $2,500 in Silent Auction, Passport Donations, In-Kind, or Goody Bag Items).

  • Total-Convention Sponsorship. (Two Available).

    • Includes:

      • Mention of Title Sponsor on all Correspondence.

      • Name on all Events/Verbal Recognition:

        • Opening Night Party.

        • Vendor Breakfast.

        • Trade Show Lunch.

        • Cocktail Reception.

        • Gala Dinner/Awards/Auction/Entertainment.

          • ONLY SPONSORS.

        • F&B Operation Seminar & Breakfast.

      • 5 Minutes x 2 for Speech:

        • Vendor Breakfast.

        • Gala Awards Dinner.

      • Name on all Material:

        • Posters.

        • Name Badges.

      • VIP Hotel Room Upgrade.

      • Booth Registration.

    • 4 Full Registrations.

Producer Sponsor:
$1500 + Passport Giveaway, Goody Bag, & Silent Auction Item.

  • Specific-Event Sponsorship (of one of the following Premium Events):

    • Opening Night Cocktail & Appetizers (Two Available).

    • Vendor Breakfast (Three Available).

    • Vendor Trade Show & Lunch (Three Available).

    • Cocktail Reception prior to Gala (Two Available).

    • Drinks for Gala and “Let’s Dance Social” (One Available).

    • F&B Operation Seminar & Breakfast (Two Available).

  • Each Sponsorship Includes:

    • Mention of Event Sponsor.

    • 2 Full Registrations

    • Name on Event/Verbal Recognition.

    • Name on Event Material.

    • Booth Registration.

    • 2 Minutes for Speech:

      • Vendor Breakfast.

    • VIP Hotel Room Upgrade (based on first come-first serve—limited number of upgrades).

Director Sponsor:
$1250 + Passport Giveaway, Goody Bag, and Silent Auction Item.

  • Specific-Event Sponsorship (of one of the following General Events):

    • Bus Transportation.

    • Drinks & Popcorn for Studio Presentations & Screenings.

  • Each Sponsorship Includes:

    • Mention of Event Sponsor.

    • Name on Event/Verbal Recognition.

    • Name on Event Material.

    • Booth Registration

    • 1 Full Registration

Conference Rates

Make sure you select in the store the applicable rate for you to attend the conference. Registration will be confirmed with a completed application and full payment.

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