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FEBRUARY 3-6, 2020    |    HILTON EL CONQUISTADOR

Tucked away amongst the mountains, we'll be enjoying some time learning and connecting under the sun at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson this February. In honor of our location and the community spirit of ICBA, our ICBA 2020 Conference theme is "Discovering New Horizons." With the landscape of the industry ever evolving, there are challenges ahead but also great opportunities for innovation. Together, we can address these challenges, collaborate, and find solutions that will help us thrive. Adventure awaits you this February in Tucson, and we hope you'll join us!

Be sure to reserve your spot now--prices go up after October 31!

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ICBA 2020 PRELIMINARY AGENDA

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Below is a high level overview of each day's events, but if you want more detailed information, be sure to download the agendas using the buttons above. The schedule will be updated regularly, so be sure to check this page for the newest version. We'll also share updates on our Facebook page and in The Independent.

ICBA 2020 Preliminary Agenda

NEW THIS YEAR

  • Course Materials Buyer Scholarships

    For the first time in ICBA's history, we're offering Buyer Scholarships in the Course Materials track! ICBA has long offered Buyer Scholarships, worth about $1095 each, in multiple General Merchandise tracks. Thanks to a successful year of Membership and Vendor Partner growth, we're now able to offer scholarships for Course Materials Buyers. NOTE: The Course Materials Institute (CMI) requires a separate event registration. Scholarships are for the Course Materials buying track of the ICBA Conference, February 3-6.

  • Additional PRIMEtime Meetings for Supplies & Course Materials Buyers

    The Supplies and Course Materials tracks now feature additional PRIMEtime meetings on Thursday morning. Changes to Thursday morning (February 6) are outlined below:

    • Supplies Track
      • Morning PRIMEtime Vendor Meetings: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
      • Open Order Writing time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
      • Supply Workshop & Education Programming: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
    • Course Materials Track
      • Morning PRIMEtime Vendor Meetings: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
      • Business Encounters & Education Programming: 9:45 AM-4:30 PM

ICBA 2020 FEATURED SPEAKERS

Algernon Callier

Algernon Callier

Algernon Callier

Consulting Innovation Practitioner, Platypus Labs

Al currently serves as a Consulting Innovation Practitioner with Platypus Labs, a leader in corporate training and consulting focusing on unlocking innovation and creativity in organizations.

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Suzanne Powers

Suzanne Powers

Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Suzanne is responsible for the strategic development of McCann Worldgroup and its clients across all brands, regions and agencies.

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Sarah Quinlan

Sarah Quinlan

Sarah Quinlan

Managing Director, The Carolantic Fund

Sarah Quinlan has been a macro economic advisor to C-Suite executives from financial institutions, merchants, and governments.

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Toby Southgate

Toby Southgate

Toby Southgate

Chief Growth Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Toby leads McCann Worldgroup's integrated growth function, working in partnership with Suzanne Powers and the global strategy team to advise clients at the intersection of business and brand strategy.

Read more. . .

ICBA PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE

2020 Course Materials Institute

Course Materials Institute (CMI)

Conducted in the days immediately preceding the ICBA Conference (February 2-3), ICBA Institutes are a comprehensive, immersive examination into a pressing industry topic. This year's ICBA Institute is the Course Materials Institute (CMI). The CMI will feature 9+ hours of intense programming on multiple aspects of Course Materials buying, including sourcing, financial management, campus outreach, publisher relations, digital content, and more.

Registration cost: $399

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ICBA 2020 DESTINATION

Hilton El Conquistador
10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-544-1224

The Hilton El Conquistador spans 80 acres and features beautiful mountain views, five outdoor swimming pools, a spa and wellness center, dozens of weekly activities, and golf and tennis nearby. They also serve acclaimed and authentic Southwestern cuisine.

The El Conquistador is our host hotel and, with the exception of the opening night reception on the University of Arizona campus, will be where all ICBA events are held. We encourage you to book as soon as you can, as rooms will fill up quickly!

Hilton El Conquistador Room

Hilton El Conquistador

Accommodations for ICBA 2020 include:

  • ICBA Room Rate of $199 per night (inclusive of $25 daily resort fee)

  • Standard King OR 2 Queen Beds

  • Free In-Room WiFi

Rate offered from January 30 - February 9, 2020
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Please note: The ICBA rate is available until January 9, 2020 at 5 PM MST.

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TRANSPORTATION

The Hilton El Conquistador is about 45 minutes from the Tucson International Airport. An Uber or Lyft will cost $38-$55, depending on the time of day and the type of ride you request.

Check this space and watch your email for updated info on transportation.

ICBA 2020 Conference
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Contact us at 800.888.9222 or Office@ICBAinc.com