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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.

AJ WilliamsPresident + Executive ProducerAJ Events

Named BizBash 500 Most Influential Event Pros in the US, AJ, masterminds cutting-edge experiences for social, corporate and private events, she exceeds expectations with PR & fundraising for her non-profit clients, and designs gorgeous experiences for luxury weddings. AJ has raised over $76MM for nonprofits and recently $6MM during the pandemic year. AJ's work is always ambitious—and often unconventional—her work reflects a bold, can-do attitude, she was one of few planners in the US that successfully executed multiple LIVE hybrid fundraisers with a live auction to a live audience in 2020. AJ credits a background across multiple disciplines as key to her creativity, production savvy, and innate flexibility. After Mass College of Art, she worked in publishing, catering, fashion, and eventually marketing—before launching AJ Events. AJ's ability, unique talents and outstanding reputation have made her a tremendous success. AJ executes press worthy fundraisers with celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Anthony Anderson, Wyclef, Vanessa Williams, Danny Glover, Common, President Bill Clinton, Michael McDonald, Jimmy Fallon's The Roots, and many more. "Creating energy is a big part of my success. I give my clients event strategy, smart events." In short, AJ simply throws a great bash.