Schedule-At-A-Glance

73rd Annual Forum & Products Exposition

Nashville, Tennessee - August 19 - 22, 2018

All activities will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center unless otherwise noted. 

**Schedule is subject to change.**


FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CPPO Prep Course - 2-day Seminar

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

CPPB Prep Course - 2-day Seminar

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

Contracting for Construction Services - 2-day Seminar

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

Practical Specification Writing

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CPPO Prep Course - 2-day Seminar (Continued)

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

CPPB Prep Course - 2-day Seminar (Continued)

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

Contracting for Construction Services - 2-day Seminar (Continued)

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)

Financial Analysis for Procurement Professionals

Not included in Forum registration, additional registration required (additional fees apply)


12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Center Open


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Informal Meet and Greet

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration Center Open


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast at Your Leisure (full conference and ticket holders only)


8:15 AM - 10:00 AM 

Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker Jimmy Wayne
Contact Hours: 1.00


10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Agency-based Networking Sessions
Contact Hours: 2.00


12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Lunch on own


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Social Event  - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - FULL (full conference and ticket holders only)

The NIGP Forum social event will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.  This event is open to full conference attendees and current ticket holders only.  As of July 30, this is event is sold out and at capacity.  We apologize we are unable to sell additional tickets to this event at this time.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Center Open


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session
Contact Hours: 1.00


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch on own


1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Expo Open & Reception
Contact Hours: 3.5

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration Center Open

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakfast and Expo Open
Contact Hours: 3.0


11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


12:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Awards Lunch (full conference and ticket holders only)


3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions
Contact Hours: 1.25


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration Center Open


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM (Breakfast starts at 8:00AM)

Extreme Networking & Continental Breakfast
Contact Hours: 1.5


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Plenary Session
Contact Hours: 1.0


11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Lunch on own


1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Deep Dive Sessions
Contact Hours: 2.0


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing General Session with Keynote Speaker Carey Lohrenz
Contact Hours: 1.0

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