VenueConnect 2020

Educate. Advocate. Inspire.

Join us July 26-29 for the 95th annual VenueConnect Conference and Trade Show in Long Beach. VenueConnect hosts more than 2,000 professionals from a spectrum of public assembly venues including arenas, convention centers, amphitheaters, fairgrounds, performing arts centers, stadiums, universities, and more. VC20 is the only industry conference that provides targeted education, and brings attendees together to create valuable professional connections, explore new and innovative ideas in the venue management industry, tour venues across all sectors, and learn from leaders in the field.

03/18/2020: IAVM puts the health and well-being of its members first. VenueConnect 2020 remains on its current schedule in July. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as they evolve. Members will be informed should any changes be made.

Water Coolers to Perform at VenueConnect

The Water Coolers will perform at this year's VenueConnect as well as emcee the awards program. Ever start your day with 300 meetings scheduled, 700 emails in your inbox, and a soccer game at 3:00? Well join The Water Coolers, the music and comedy act E Entertainment calls "the hottest ticket in town", for a hilarious evening of laugh out loud song and sketch comedy that answers the question "does this stuff happen to anyone else?"
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Speaker Spotlight: Trudy Bourgeois

Trudy Bourgeois will be speaking at this year's Opening General Session. Trudy is a renowned and respected authority on leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and workplace transformation. She is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer and coach. Most importantly, she's a teacher at heart. Trudy believes that when people can learn and grow, they can achieve. Which ultimately empowers them to LEAD!


Purchase a booth today to get in front of senior-level venue executives with BILLIONS of dollars in buying power.

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Education Sessions

Experience educational sessions designed to increase revenues and reduce expenses, enhance safety & security, sales and marketing trends, ticketing, guest services, diversity and inclusion, and so much more.


Are you a venue professional seeking to make purchases for your venue soon? Join us for DirectConnect , our hosted buyer program!

Optional Tours

Want to see more of Long Beach and the surrounding area while you are at VenueConnect? Don’t forget to register for one or more of our optional tours!