Log off and Get Connected. Join IMA for Valuable Networking Opportunities at IMA's Annual Conference & Exposition
Leave your desktop behind and build true professional connections during three days of continuing education and networking at our biggest event of the year – IMA®'s 92nd Annual Conference & Exposition. This year's event will take place June 4-8, 2011 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Early Bird rates (a savings of up to $200) are in effect now through March 28, 2011. Visit www.imaconference.org to register.
Besides a program of 11 general sessions and 24 concurrent sessions to choose from, Conference attendees can build their professional networks and enjoy many popular networking events. As noted (*), some events are optional and are not included in the Conference registration fee. Please refer to Optional Activities on the Registration Form.
On Sunday, June 5, the Conference will kick off with the Annual Meeting of Members. Hear from IMA's senior leaders, board chairs, and Jeff Thomson, CMA®, IMA president and CEO. Later that day, the Solutions Showcase will open with a networking reception for Conference exhibitors and attendees.
On Sunday evening, join the celebration at the CMA Recognition Dinner*, where ICMA® will recognize those who have earned the CMA and connect with those who are in the process of becoming certified. In addition, ICMA will present the Examination Awards and the ICMA Board of Regents Chapter Awards.
Spouses and guests of IMA members can enjoy a Hospitality Breakfast and Winery Luncheon* on Monday, June 6. Hosted by families of IMA Chair Dr. Sandra Richtermeyer, CMA, CPA and Chair-Elect, Dr. Brian McGuire, CMA, CPA, CBM, CITP, the breakfast will allow your family/guests the opportunity to plan activities for his/her week in Orlando! Family and guests may also sign up to attend a tour, wine tasting, and shopping at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Following the tour, head over to have lunch at the historic Mission Inn.
At the popular Brown Bag Discussion Lunch on Monday, conference attendees can participate in an interactive and informal roundtable session that facilitates learning, and the exchange of ideas and best practices.
For the third year, IMA will host the Women's Leadership Forum Networking Reception on Monday evening. Open to both men and women, this reception is a "must attend" for all members who want to become more involved in IMA leadership activities while advancing their personal careers.
On Monday evening, join IMA on the Streets of Hollywood at Universal Studios® Theme Park for an evening of true social networking at the Networking Reception & Dinner*. Share dinner, drinks, and park amusements with your colleagues as you unwind at one of Orlando's most popular destinations. The $40 fee for this event includes round-trip transportation, dinner, and beverages.
End your day of learning on Monday and Tuesday afternoons at IMA's Magic Hour Cocktail Receptions, where you can meet fellow chapter members and network with peers. Magic Hours include a cash bar and light snacks.
Join IMA leaders for a celebration of success! On Tuesday, June 7, attend the Annual Dinner*, where the 2011-2012 Chair will be inaugurated, and the winners of the Chapter Competition will be honored for their achievements.
Finish your Annual Conference experience on Wednesday, June 8 with discounted passes for Conference attendees and their guests to Universal's Islands of Adventure® and/or Universal Studios Florida®*.
As with past events, IMA promises an Annual Conference & Exposition filled with learning and networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
The first 100 people to register for the conference will be entered in a random drawing to win $300 to help defer travel costs to Orlando. For complete Conference program and registration details, please visit www.imaconference.org.