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Jun 2016


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive,
Nashville, Tennessee,
Tel: (615) 889-1000

IBTM America 2016






ibtm america is where meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers meet for global business adventures. The 2016 show takes place from the June 15-17, 2016 at the stunning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jun 15   
Networking Luncheon with the Lyric Crew 12:30 - 2:00pm
Discover Nashville Tour 2:00 - 3:30pm
Discover Nashville Reception 3:30 - 5:30pm
Honky Tonk Connection Evening Party 6:00 – 8:00pm
Jun 16   
networking breakfast 7:30 - 8:00am
education break-out sessions 8:00 - 9:00am
pre-scheduled appointments 9:20 - 11:20am
networking break 11:20 - 11:40am
pre-scheduled appointments 11:40 - 1:00pm
Networking Lunch with Live Entertainment 1:00 - 2:20pm
pre-scheduled appointments 2:20 - 3:40pm
Tapas & Wine Break brought to you by Tourist Office of Spain 3:40 - 4:00pm
pre-scheduled appointments 4:00 - 5:20pm
networking hour 5:20 - 6:00pm
evening reception brought to you by Gaylord Opryland 7:00 - 9:00pm
Jun 17   
SITE education breakfast 8:00 - 8:50am
Tech Spotlight Sessions 8:00 - 8:50am
pre-scheduled appointments 9:00 - 11:00am
networking brunch brought to you by Greater Ft. Lauderdale 11:00 - 12:00pm
pre-scheduled appointments 12:00 - 2:00pm
end of event 2:00pm

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Jim Spellos

James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). He delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently, including social media. Jim is a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He was been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award. With hospitality industry colleague Corbin Ball, Jim released in 2012 the TechSpec app, helping meeting planners to assess the technology capabilities of a hotel during a site inspection. In 2014, Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty/hunger think tank, which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America. Jim co-created for them the Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organization’s identify the quantity of food donated and carbon footprint reduced from food recovered from meetings and events. Outside of the meetings industry, Jim is an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar, keyboards and singing for the New York City rock band Contraband. They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008, and is back in the studio recording new songs for a 2015 release.

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