Guest Program

Spouse/Guest Registration Includes

  • Admittance and drink tickets to the Welcome Reception
  • Admittance to both Breakfast sessions
  • Optional tour, just for Guests (additional fee)
  • Admittance to EMDA’s Industry Showcase
  • Attendance at any of our sessions

Below is a brief schedule of events for guests. While we have highlighted events that we believe will interest those who register as a Spouse/Guest, you are welcome to attend any of our sessions or meetings, as long as space permits.

Tuesday, October 27th

Registration desk – The registration desk opens at 7:00 am each day. In addition to picking up name badges, the registration desk is a great spot to meet other attendees, visit staff, and get answers to any questions you may have.

Welcome Reception – The Welcome Reception is from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, and is a great place to meet fellow attendees, catch up on old times and meet new colleagues. There is no formal program for this event, so feel free to stop in as your plans permit. Many guests will still be arriving, therefore travel casual attire is fine.

Wednesday, October 28th

Joint Industry Breakfast and Opening Session – This session is from 8:00 to 9:30 am and is designed to kick off the convention. The special guest speaker is a futurist, thinker and speaker. David Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that created and launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. He will give a high-level overview of the major dynamics of the decade, the trends that will affect us all, the necessary ways to lead, and a look at the future of work, technology, energy and transportation, finance, Democracy, Capitalism generations and intelligence. This is our largest event and fills quickly, plan on arriving early for the best seating.

Spouse/Guest Tour – Guests have the option to sign up for a tour on Wednesday of TBD. See below for more information. (Additional fee)

EMDA’s Partners Party – This event is by invitation only from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Thursday, October 29th

Joint Industry Breakfast Buffet – There will be no speaker at this session, so enjoy a leisurely morning at this breakfast buffet from 7:00 to 9:00 am.

EMDA’s Industry Showcase – Take a stroll through this event where attendees learn about products and services from manufacturers and suppliers. The showcase will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Joint Reception – A celebration of a great meeting completed. A perfect time to have a last minute visit with attendees of both our Association and EMDA. The reception will be from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.


Wednesday Guest Tour – TBD

Registration fee: $99

More information on the Spouse/Guest Tour coming soon!