Welcome to the 2023 Conference

Register Early | Secure your Room | Enjoy the Conference!

2023 Schedule

Monday, May 15, 2023

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 To Flix Brewhouse

5:45pm - 11:00pm : Opening Night Cocktails & Apps, Variety Presentation, Angel Studios’ Sound of Freedom screening. Hosted at Flix Brewhouse

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 - 3:45pm : The Cinema Foundation Presentation/Seminar

4:00pm - 6:30pm : Studio Presentation/Screening: Universal Studios’ Fast X

6:30pm :  Transportation to Sheraton

6:45pm - 7:45pm : Cocktail Reception

7:45pm - 8:45pm : Gala Dinner / Awards / Auction / Entertainment

8:45pm - 9:45pm : Comedians

9:45pm - 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 : Film Studio Presentation/Screening: Lionsgate Special 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


2023 Conference Registration

Registration is closed.

2023 Vendor Application

Registration is closed.

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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