Creating Connections in "The City of Bridges"
We know coaches come to our conference for the great learning and also to connect, build relationships and be part of the greater coaching community. Our Special Events are all about facilitating connections throughout our conference community-between attendees, speakers and sponsors/exhibitors alike. Take advantage of conference events specifically planned to create maximum connection. Network with old and new friends, enjoy delicious food and drinks, or take a break in our designated quiet room when you need to recharge.
We extend the spirit of the "Burgh's" Hospitality to welcoming those who are attending our conference for the first time. Our Conference Ambassadors will be available to answer questions, as well as help you maximize your Conference experience and navigate all the Conference activities. Sign up during your online registration to be connected with an Ambassador. Details about the program will be sent to you at a later date. We look forward to helping make your Conference experience the best!
CELEBRATING CONNECTIONS OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, June 21, 6:00-10:00 pm, Heinz History Center
Explore Pittsburgh's rich tradition of innovation and discover 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Join us at one of Pittsburgh's most spectacular venues to celebrate the Sixth Anniversary of the ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference. The first night of the conference, we kick-off the conference experience while relaxing and getting acquainted with coaching colleagues, setting the stage for fantastic opportunities for professional growth and new connections to achieve your goals. Just a short walk from the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, relax, enjoy some light food and beverages, while having open access to the museum throughout the evening.
SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR APPRECIATION EVENT AND RAFFLE
Raffle Starts Friday Morning and runs until the Exhibitor Hall closes on Saturday at 11:00 am
Sponsor/Exhibitor Appreciation Event, Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm
Our Sponsors and Exhibitors make the conference possible. They are industry leaders who bring the latest in coaching products and services to enhance your coaching business. We encourage you to engage in conversation and build relationships with our conference Sponsors and Exhibitors. Take advantage of the many opportunities to visit their tables during the conference. You’ll find valuable resources, information and ideas from knowledgeable professionals who are eager to serve.
As an added incentive to visit our Sponsor/Exhibitor tables, we’re putting together fun activities to connect you with each Sponsor/Exhibitor, which will allow you to enter a raffle for great prizes they have donated! We are also having a special Sponsor/Exhibitor Appreciation Event Friday 4:30-5:30 pm to give you even more uninterrupted time to connect with our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Take advantage of having so many great coaching resources in one place at the same time and plan time to visit all of our Sponsor/Exhibitor tables during the conference!
TASTE OF THE BURGH
On Friday evening starting at 6:00, connect with coaching colleagues to dine out in small groups at some of Pittsburgh's best restaurants, recommended for you by local coaches. We’ll have options to fit all tastes and budgets, with the emphasis on locally-based establishments serving the freshest food for an authentic Pittsburgh experience. Tables have been reserved for you at a select group of restaurants and a range of times, all located within walking distance, or quick cab ride, of the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh. You can book your reservation (link coming soon!) or stop by the Special Events table and we can help. Whether you choose to go out with new friends, old colleagues or simply join a group on your own, you’re sure to taste the finest offerings from Pittsburgh' s Foodie scene.