|February 1||Preferred Registration opens for 2017 Partners|
|February 28||Inspire the Passion Award applications due|
|February 28||Preferred Partner Priority Registration ends|
|March 1||Early Bird Conference Registration open to all|
|March 31||Hall of Fame nominations due|
|March 31||Preferred Partner payments due|
|March 31||Early Bird Registration ends|
|April 1||Conference Registration open to all|
|April 30||Early Bird payments due|
|May 1||Golden Matrix Awards entries due|
|May 1||Deadline to volunteer to be a 1st round GMA judge|
|May 31||Last Day to register without penalty|
|June 10||Deadline for Corporate Partners to upload materials|
|June 10||Payment of all conference fees due|
|June 22||GMA First Round Judging completed|
|July 8 - 11||36th Annual IDEA Conference|
Conference credentials serve as your admission ticket to all IDEA events and to the conference meeting area. Credentials must be worn at all times and must be presented upon request. Credentials are non-transferable. Conference attendees, as well as guests, must have proper credentials to be present in the conference meeting areas.
IDEA members are welcome to bring family members or significant others to the 36th Annual IDEA Conference. Please be advised that in order to gain access to the conference area, everyone will be expected to have the proper credentials. Thus, you will be asked to provide information about your guests (name, age if children) to register them for credentials.
All optional excursions and networking events are open to guests and are charged at IDEA's cost. Any guest wishing to attend the Allied Expo, classes, seminars or general sessions will be expected to purchase a full conference attendance package.
IDEA, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse admittance to any person or entity for any lawful reason. In addition, IDEA reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate an attendee’s visit at any time and to require the attendee to leave the premises if an attendee cannot present the required IDEA issued credentials.
*all venue tours tentative and subject to change