Wednesday, November 29th


7:00 AM to
1:00 PM

Annual EDPA Golf Open Scramble

Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon nature preserve in beautiful Carlsbad, California. The only coastal California course designed by Arnold Palmer, Aviara Golf Club features a memorable layout: par 72 over 18 holes and 7,007 yards uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, with just the right mix of bunker and water challenges. (Separate fees apply)


7:00 AM to
1:00 PM

Fishing Excursion

Join your colleagues for a half-day of deep sea fishing on the Sea Star! The Sea Star is a 60-foot by 20-foot fishing machine, captained by the notorious, Capt. Joe, who has a reputation as the skipper who works very hard at finding the “hot bite.” During prime fishing season from April through November, the day’s catch can consist of calico bass, sand bass, bonito, mackerel, barracuda, yellowtail, halibut, sculpin, sheephead, and various other fish. (Separate fees apply).


Pedego Electric Bike Tour

The tour starts with a cruise along the stunning California coastline on the scenic 101. Here the ocean breeze greets you while you take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Next you will ride through the lavishly landscaped neighborhoods in North County to arrive at the Batiquitos Lagoon. Ride with ease on your Pedego electric bike as it’s just like a regular bike –only better. You can pedal normally (or not), and get the power when you want it. At Batiquitos Lagoon we park our bikes and stroll along a flat, packed dirt path which parallels one of the few remaining tidal wetlands in Southern California where waterfowl, birds and other animals call home. Bike portion is 12 miles round trip, hike is approx. 1 mile and mostly flat. There are benches and shade along the way. Not up for the hike portion? There are picnic tables at the entrance in the shade where you can relax and wait for the group.

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


7:30 PM to
8:30 PM

Supplier Showcase Preview

Network with fellow ACCESS conference attendees and meet this year's Supplier showcase partners at this year's annual kick-off mixer.


8:30 PM to
10:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner

Let it begin! The first main networking event of ACCESS is uncorked amid food, great cocktails and some power-networking.


Thursday, November 30th


8:00 AM to
9:00 AM

Breakfast and President's Introduction


10:00 AM to
12:00 PM

Supplier Showcase


12:00 PM to
1:15 PM

Networking Luncheon


Women in Exhibitions

This year, the Women in Exhibition Forum returns!  This open discussion will be a continuing conversation of years past, and it will be driven by the input of everyone in attendance.  We will start by covering the unique challenges facing women in our industry.  Come ready to talk with your peers about your successes, struggles, and how we can work together to empower the next generation of female leaders in the exhibition space.

Moderator: Amy Sondrup, President, Access TCA

3:15 PM to
4:45 PM


Free Time

5:00 PM to
6:00 PM


6:30 PM to
10:00 PM

Not-So-Silent Auction & President's Gala

Join us to celebrate as the industry comes together for an evening of awards, recognition, giving back—and the annual president’s address. 

The EDPA Foundation was created to provide a brighter future for the exhibition industry by making families stronger and trade show events more vital to the economy of the nation. ALL proceeds from the Auction will be used to provide financial support when tragedy strikes the family of industry members and towards providing scholarships to industry students for higher education.


Friday, December 1st


9:00 AM to
10:00 AM

Chapter Meetings/Breakfast


11:45 AM to
1:00 PM

Lunch / Supplier Showcase


2:45 PM to
3:30 PM

EDPA Town Hall Meeting

Join the EDPA’s leadership for a conversation about the association, where it is today and where it’s going. Give feedback, get feedback—this annual peer-to-peer meeting helps set the stage for the future of your association.


4:00 PM to
6:00 PM

The EDPA Chapter Challenge

Come out and show your support for the EDPA regional chapters at their annual team challenge. Wither you’re an active chapter participant or just a passive cheerleader, there’s plenty of fun (and cocktails) to go around. Don’t miss this!