Schedule

* Subject to Change

November 6th 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Top Golf

With so many of our dealers and vendors arriving early to enjoy some relaxing time prior to the event, we have arranged with Top Golf- Orlando, an optional evening of food, networking and fun! This is a ticketed event with advance purchase required. Ticket includes Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert along with 2 hours of Top Golf for $75/ person.

November 7th 2021

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open

Registration Desk will be open. Name badges must be worn for all We Connect Exhibits and Activities.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Set-Up

Exhibit floor will be available for vendors to set up their booth displays.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dealer Workshops/Learning Journey

Building on the responses from last We Connect, we have expanded the "Roundtable Discussions" allow more time, room and expanded topics. 1pm - 2pm - Hot Topics Presentation: • Hear what was hot in 2020-2021 • See what is coming for 2022 2pm - 5pm - Round Table Presentations: Trends in Education Social Media and Pandemic Pivoting Top Products in our Stores Adding Toys to a Teacher Store Whole Group Discussions & Sharing Networking Door Prizes & Snacks

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception

The kick-off group event to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones! Reception will take place in the Foyer in front of Exhibit hall.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Dinner & Entertainment

Buffet style dinner with entertainment provided by Alan Darcy. Light Jazz.

November 8th 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Continental and hot Breakfast for all attendee's will be located in Ballroom A/B.

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote - Your Customers Are Changing! Are You? How to Future-Proof Your Business and Win in a Remarkable New World!

As we emerge from the most challenging business environment in modern history, the winners today are often those who have become remarkably easy to do business with. Being better tuned-in to the increasingly unique wants and needs of your customers and clients allows you to create better experiences and increase loyalty. In this timely, actionable and very entertaining presentation, popular Customer Experience expert David Avrin, CSP shines a light on the profound shift in customer expectation, while showing your team everyone’s role in eliminating barriers, engaging prospects and creating customer experiences worth sharing.

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Exhibits Open

Exhibit Hall opens and the start to a full day of new product review, training, networking, and connecting with your vendors and customers.

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Box Lunch - Exhibits Closed

Exhibit Hall will close for lunch. Box lunches will be provided in Ballroom A/B. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements in advance so arrangements can be made.

1:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Exhibits Re-Open

After a nice break for lunch it is time to head back to the Exhibit floor.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Main EdVent Dinner/Entertainment

After a quick break to freshen up and drop your bags back in your room, it is the start of the "Main Edvent" with our traditional Cocktail Reception on the Pool Veranda and then we will proceed into Ballroom A, B for dinner and dancing. This "not to miss" event will once again deliver what has been one of the best parties of our industry! Live music, awesome food, dancing and amazing door prizes will round out another memorable evening and wrap up a great day!

November 9th 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Continental and hot Breakfast for all attendee's will be located in Ballroom A/B.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Exhibits Open

Exhibits will be open and we plan to have a full and busy morning taking care of last minute orders and product reviews.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Prize Drawings

Must be present to win!