Are You Conference Ready?

In three days, over 300 in-house professionals will come together for the 2018 IHAF Conference & Awards Show—a festival of networking, sharing, learning and creativity. In addition to seeing all of you, we’re eager to welcome a fabulous roster of speakers, including three keynote presenters.

Teresa Herd
VP, Global Creative   Director, 
Alvaro Luque
President, Avocados        from Mexico
Geoffrey Colon
Head of Brand Studio,

With disruption as one of the leading issues facing marketers today, Teresa Herd of Intel, Alvaro Luque of Avocados from Mexico, and Geoffrey Colon of Microsoft will take the stage to share how their teams are shifting to keep pace with the changing face of business. Not only are you encouraged to listen and learn, we want you to engage in conversations of your own. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Don Your Badge. While a name badge may not be the statement piece you were seeking to embellish your outfit, we encourage you to wear yours both days of the event. Nametags help break the ice, so you can mix and mingle with ease. (They also coordinate quite nicely with business-casual attire!)

Get The App. The best way to navigate our two days together is by downloading our conference app (called Yapp) onto your mobile device. From there, you’ll be routed to IHAF’s SHIFT event for easy access to our agenda, sessions and speakers, sponsor information, Twitter feed and more.

Meet The Sponsors. We’re grateful to have such generous, dedicated event sponsors with us again this year. Find out who among them is best suited to support your team. And, while you’re at it, ask them to stamp your “passport” so you can enter our raffle for a chance to win Amazon Echo speakers.

Set Your Alarm. After clinking glasses at the IHAF Awards on Thursday evening, set your alarm so you’re up in time for our Shape Shifters Breakfast Roundtables on Friday at 7:30 a.m. Pick your table, based on the topic and facilitator that interests you most, and engage in dialog with like-minded peers.

Share On Social. As you take notes and capture moments over the course of the event, be sure to share your favorite quotes and pics via social media. When you do, tag @ihaforum and #IHAFConference or #IHAFAwards so we can spot your posts and extend them further.

The IHAF Conference & Awards Show is the premier networking and learning event for in-house agencies. If there’s anything the IHAF team can do to enhance your participation, please let us know. We look forward to spending time with you this week!

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