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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Teri JakobAssociate Director, Special EventsUPMC Pinnacle Foundation

For Teri Jakob, creativity is science meets art. It is the language she communicates through. As an experienced event professional with over 25 years of experience with non-profit organizations, she has a passion to make a difference in the work she does. Teri is a leader and is sought after for her advice related to event best practices and health care knowledge in the event industry. Teri also has extensive experience with event planning from board meetings and virtual luncheons to sensational galas and golf tournaments. A lifelong learner, Teri has earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Meeting Manager (CMM), along with Pandemic Meeting & Event Design Certification and Pandemic On-Site Protocol Certification. She is designing the future of events for a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation supporting seven hospitals throughout central Pennsylvania, designing creative solutions for departmental and/or organizational problems.