2019 IRMA CHARLOTTE Conference Schedule

Friday 10/25

6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner

Reconnect with your fellow IRMA Members and Sponsors for the Opening Reception of IRMACon2019. Errol Laborde kicks off the evening with the President’s welcome.   

Saturday 10/26

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.   |  GENERAL SESSION

What’s UP?

Join in for the revamped version of Hits and Misses. How’s your year been? What’s planned for 2020 and beyond? What’s coming? What’s happened? Let’s hear what’s up!

10:45 – 12 noon | GENERAL SESSION

Gordon Locke, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Pace Custom Content Agency, will present on Digital Products, branding, and strategies. https://www.paceco.com/leadership/gordon-locke/

 Noon – 1:00 p.m. |  LUNCH

Enjoy a delicious lunch and discussions with your peers at tables dedicated to Editorial/Design, Circulation, Business/Sales, and Free Association.

 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

C 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.  |  BREAKOUT SESSIONS

EVENING: IRMA Unplugged Dutch Dinners

Sunday 10/27

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  GENERAL SESSION

Elizabeth Hudson, Editor-in-Chief, Our State Magazine, will present on editorial issues, audience engagement, and branding. https://www.ourstate.com/

Followed by a Moderated panel on audience engagement with Gordon Locke, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Pace Custom Content Agency.

10:45 – Noon  |  BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Noon

Lunch

SUNDAY POST LUNCH

Time on your own in Charlotte

Please refer to our Things to Do in Charlotte page. Staff will be onsite to help organize group outings.

SUNDAY EVENING

IRMA Unplugged Dutch Dinners

Check out our sign up sheets for group dinners out on the town.

Monday 10/27

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  |  GENERAL SESSION

TED Talks, IRMA-Style!

Four members will share enlightening and helpful TED-style talks followed by a Q&A each.

10:45 – Noon  |  GENERAL SESSION

Noon – 1:00 p.m.  |  GENERAL SESSION

Lunch and IRMA Business Meeting

 

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Fish Bowl Sandwich

This session is for everyone at your magazine. Bring your issues to the group and learn how to solve them!

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Open Space

This session is for everyone at your magazine. Bring your issues to the group and learn how to solve them!

Possible Topics:

3:30 to 5.45 p.m.  |  BREAK

Free Time

 

6:00 Group Photo

6:15 p.m.  |  GENERAL SESSION

Farewell Reception and Awards Dinner