Blueprint of Your Forum Experience

The 2024 FICP Education Forum will take place June 12-14.  Below is a schedule* of the robust education and tailored networking opportunities that will be offered. 

Attendees can earn up to 7 credits across nine domains from the CMP-IS at the Education Forum. All CMP applicable sessions are marked with the CMP icon.

*The below schedule is subject to change. 

Wednesday, June 12

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration 

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

First Connection (Meetings professional & hospitality partner events for first-time attendees; help separately to start and will combine at the end. This function is by invitation only.)

Solo Travelers Meet-Up (Traveling without a team? Meet other meetings professionals & hospitality partners who are also attending solo.)

12:45-1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:45-3:15 p.m.

Opening General Session 

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Rising Professionals Happy Hour 

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Evening Event at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Thursday, June 13

6:30-7:15 a.m.

Exercise Activity

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Information Desk

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Fuel Up: Breakfast + Session  

  • Meetings Professionals Exchange
  • HP-Only Session

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Networking Break

9:45-11:00 a.m.

General Session 

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Education Breakouts 

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Education Breakouts 

2:30-5:00 p.m.

Networking Activity

6:00 p.m.

Transfers to Evening Event

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Offsite Evening Event

Friday, June 14

8:00-10:00 a.m.

Information Desk 

8:00-8:45 a.m.


8:45-10:00 a.m.

Closing General Session 

Education Forum Networking
Education Forum Networking