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Networking Events

Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones and find the pieces to a successful RIMS 2009 conference experience at these networking events!   

RIMS Chapter Officer Forum
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come together with RIMS staff and fellow chapter leaders to discuss the essentials of effective chapter management. Enjoy a combination of presentations and dialogue while exploring RIMS resources and networking with your peers. Listen to experienced chapter officers share best practices that have contributed to their chapters’ success. Participate in roundtable discussions to exchange ideas on specific topics of interest including recruiting volunteers, communicating effectively with members, managing the books and more. RIMS chapter officers with two or more years of leadership experience are encouraged to participate!

Register online for RIMS Chapter Officer Forum by checking the appropriate box during the session selection process. For more information, please contact RIMS Membership and Chapter Services Department at (212) 655-6041 or

RIMS First Timers Orientation
Sunday, April 19, 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, April 20, 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Orange County Convention Center

Welcome to RIMS 2009! If you have questions, we have the answers. This session will instruct you on the ins-and-outs of the conference and share insider tips from RIMS Conference Programming Committee. Find out where sessions are held, how to maximize networking at the main events, and the best way to navigate the Exhibit Hall. Make the most of your RIMS 2009 experience—sign up for this orientation!

RIMS Presents 
Opening Reception: Around the World with RIMS

Sunday, April 19, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
World ShowPlace Pavilion, Epcot Center

Travel around the world in one night! Europe, Asia and America—this international party of epic proportions will transport you with a mosaic of architectural and cultural images from around the world. Savor international cuisine, dance to global rhythms, and be delighted by international performance artists while you mingle with colleagues and form new business relationships.

Please pick up your registration materials prior to the Opening Reception. Full Conference Pass and Monday Pass registrants will be admitted plus one guest aged 21+. Exhibitor booth personnel will be admitted without a guest.

RIMS Presents: SeaWorld Spectacular
Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm 
SeaWorld, Orlando

Cruise into SeaWorld and enjoy the frenzy of Shamu Rocks, a killer whale performance spectacular. Then delight in a dessert extravaganza. You’ll be amazed by the acrobatic feats at this one-of-a-kind networking event.



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