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Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events
June 17 – 18 – Healthcare Financial Management Association 2013 (4,000 attendees)
Hear from the experts what’s happening as the Affordable Care Act moves to implementation. Find out how health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, and value-based payment models will affect your operations. Think through how to bring your organization into compliance – and see how rating agencies are assessing your progress.
Speakers include author Jim Collins on building a “truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times”; coach Joe Gibbs on motivating your team through adversity; consultant Jon Kingsdale on how health insurance exchanges will affect providers; Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Robert Kolodgy on transformations in the payer-provider relationship; former CMS administrator Don Berwick on improving delivery across the industry; and Deloitte’s Paul Keckley with a preview of how payment and delivery models will change over the coming decade.
Explore transformative strategies for deep cost reduction. Learn about experiments with population health, bundled payments, and managing the operations and financial performance of physician practices. Share ideas about budgeting and staffing for ICD-10, and the revenue cycle implications. And check out solutions-oriented products and services from our exhibitors.
94 in-depth sessions with hospital and physician leaders, reports from the trenches, expert advice, proven practices, and solid takeaways. Plus up to 30 available CPE credits.
June 19 – 27 – AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championship (10,000 attendees)
June 24 – 27 – CISCO Live (10,000 attendees)
To help you make the most of your time in Orlando, Cisco Live offers a range of content tailored to your role, responsibilities, and interests:
Technical Education: Cisco Live’s world-class lineup of technical education and training equips today’s networking and communications professionals for the challenges of tomorrow.
IT Management Program: IT leaders from managers to VPs benefit from an intensive focus on the business of IT and the emerging strategies for unifying business and technology architectures in the effort to drive value, growth, and productivity for their organizations.
Developer Network Program: Developers gain access to the content and resources that can help them create innovative solutions that leverage the power of the network to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.
Service Provider Program: Service providers can choose from a full slate of technical and strategic educational sessions to enable them to deliver the next generation of capabilities and content that their clients are demanding.
Jun 29 – 30 – Creation Dance Championships (1,000 attendees)
Welcome to Creation Dance Championships. Creation is an adjudicated dance competition that helps to promote the learning and development of young dancers. Creation has been touring the country and raising the standard in the competitive world of dance for over 15 years. We are organized, on-time, non political, and offer superior well-rounded judging expertise to our participants. We encourage a family friendly, healthy competitive atmosphere at all of our events.
Creation is a forum for teachers to showcase their student's talents in a positive setting. Both novice and competitive levels are available. Stage experience, confidence and technical excellence are the results that Creation strives to bring to its participants.
Being a part of the Creation experience will take your studio to the next level of excellence.
2013 is going to be the Best Year Ever with an exciting Schedule of Competitions culminating in the Open World Cup Finals. No regional pre-qualification is necessary, so the Prestigious Honor can be won by even the newest Dance Studios who can exude talent.
July 2 – 6 – National Federation of the Blind (2,500 attendees)
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and most influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States. Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for the civil rights and equality of blind Americans, and develops innovative education, technology, and training programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with the tools they need to become independent and successful.
July 5 – 6 – Miss Teen America (300 attendees)
This event is open to the public.
July 13 – 18 – NAACP 104th Annual Convention (10,000 attendees)
The Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. all actions of the Convention on questions of policy and programs, which are not contrary to the Constitution, shall be binding on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Officers and all Units, except as hereinafter provided. No resolution for change of policy or program of action shall be in order unless it shall have been favorably voted upon at regular legislative meetings of a Unit in good standing, or has been submitted by the President and CEO. The resolutions for policy or program change must be certified by the President and Secretary of the Unit, and received by the President and CEO in the National Office by May 1st annually. The Convention shall act on all such proposed program or policy changes during its Legislative Sessions.
July 13 – 17 – Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly (10,000 attendees)
Welcome to a myriad of learning opportunities. First, you can join a learning community that will meet over the course of several days and offer practical knowledge you can take back to your home congregation. In fact, if you register and follow one community, you can earn continuing education credits (CEUs) through Christian Theological Seminary. The five communities will focus on stewardship, media and arts, sacred conversations, spirituality and missional transformation. You can also pick and choose from among the offerings of the different communities if CEUs aren’t important to you.
And that isn’t all! On Sunday morning following worship on site, there will be more than 20 opportunities for “Sunday School” classes ranging from clergy support to feeding the hungry. There will be morning speakers Monday through Wednesday to reflect on prayer, spirit and hope and the exhibit hall will have displays and booths representing ministries, colleges and more.
General Assembly is a great place to worship with Disciples from all over the United States and Canada. Since there are so many – we’re talking thousands! – the singing is phenomenal and the worship leaders are some of the best. It is also a place to experiment a little. If you’ve never experienced a litany or liturgical dance, you might get your chance. If you are a hymnal-and-organ person, you might also get to taste some new flavors of music. And the preaching! We don’t think you’ll be sleeping through any of this line up, particularly with the energy Sunday morning that includes the leaders, present and future, of our church.
July 18 – 20 – Reliv International Conference 2013 (4,000 attendees)
Learn how to achieve your dream from people who are living theirs every day with Reliv. Join us in Orlando on July 18-20, 2013, for the Reliv 25 International Conference!
The Reliv event 25 years in the making is guaranteed to be a celebration like no other. Let's show Orlando — and the world — how dreams come true every day with Reliv! Don’t wait to start living your dream — this is your year and your chance to make it happen.
Make the conference a vacation for the whole family!
July 18 – 20 – Airborne Law Enforcement Association (1,500 attendees)
The Annual Conference and Exposition will set the standard for excellence in the aviation public safety arena. Exhibitors will showcase their products and services to the aviation unit decision-makers and end users, while creating an exceptional learning environment, in one central location.
July 24 – 26 – 2013 July PLC Institutes (1,500 attendees)
The Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process is increasingly recognized as the most powerful strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement. This institute gives you and your team the knowledge and tools to implement this powerful process in your school or district.
For three days, you will have the opportunity to network with some of the most insightful minds in education, including the architects of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process. Presenters are accessible to you throughout the event.
The program includes time for questions during the breakout sessions, a panel of experts to address questions from the audience, and time for teams to reflect and seek the advice of the presenters. At the end of team time, you will focus on next action steps, with presenters on hand to guide you.
For those just beginning to explore PLCs, this is an excellent way to build your knowledge base. For those who are already involved in deep implementation, this institute is the perfect opportunity to revisit your mission, introduce new team members to the process, and get answers to new questions.
As you delve deep into the three big ideas of a PLC—focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and results orientation—you will gain specific, practical, and inspiring strategies for transforming your school or district into a place where all students learn at high levels.
July 25 – Shi International Corp. (2,500 attendees)
July 27 – 30 – Orlando Gift Show (6,500 attendees)
Florida's biggest gift market is right in the center of the state! Perfectly timed to help Florida retailers gear up for the busy holiday and tourist seasons, the July Orlando Gift Show offers a tremendous selection of lines across every category. Make plans now to join us!
For more than 30 years, retailers from Central and Northern Florida, as well as the Panhandle, have turned to the Orlando Gift Show and Orlando Cash & Carry Show for their buying needs. Retailers come to see the best-selling designs and newest introductions from major manufacturers and key Southeastern sales representatives showcasing items in virtually every product category, including general giftware, home and garden accents, gourmet gifts, party and paper goods, tabletop, holiday/seasonal, collectibles, souvenir/resort merchandise, stationery, bed, bath, and linen and more.