Convention Schedule

 

2018 I.B.M. Annual Convention Schedule - Grand Rapids, MI

Date & Time Event  
Monday July 2, 2018
     
7 PM - 10 PM Lance Burton Teen Seminar  
     
     
Tuesday July 3, 2018
     
9 AM - 9 PM Lance Burton Teen Seminar  
9 AM - 5 PM Dealer Load In  
4:30 PM - 9 PM Early Bird Registration Open  
5 PM - 7 PM Dealer's Room Open  
7 PM - 8 PM EDF Distinguished  Lecture - Gary Brown  
9 PM - 10 PM Lecture - Rick Merrill  
     
     
Wednesday July 4, 2018
     
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Contestants Meeting  
9 AM - 10 AM Judges Briefing  
9 AM - 12NOON Registration Open  
9:30 AM - 1 PM Lance Burton Teen Seminar  
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Stage Contest Rehearsal  
8 AM - 10:30 AM Dealers last min load in  
10:30 AM - 5 PM Dealer's Room Open  
11:00 AM I.B.M. Board Meeting  
1 PM - 3 PM Stage Contest - Part 1  
1 PM - 5 PM Registration Open  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture - Pop Hayden   
6:15 PM Autograph Session  & Welcome Reception  
7:30 PM - 9 PM Welcome Show/June Horowitz Honoree  
10 PM - 11 PM Lecture - Steve Valentine  
     
     
Thurs July 5, 2018
     
8 AM - 9:30 AM Ring Representative Meeting/Territorial Vice Pres.  
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Stage Contest Rehearsal  
9 AM - 12NOON Registration Open  
9 AM - 5 PM Dealer's Room Open  
9:30 AM - 11 AM Big Three Events  
10:00 AM Spouse Event  
11 AM - 12NOON Lance Burton Teen Scene # 1  
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Stage Contest Rehearsal  
11:00 AM Annual Business Meeting, Order of Merlin Inductees-Please arrive 15 minutes early  
1 PM - 3 PM Stage Contest Part 2  
1 PM - 5 PM Registration Open  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture - Patrick Martin  
8 PM - 9:30 PM Legends of Comedy Show  
10:15 PM - 11:15 PM Lecture - Kyle & Mistie Knight  
11:45 PM - 12:45 AM Lecture - Amazing Johnathan  
     
     
Friday July 6, 2018
     
9 AM - 10 AM Close Up Contest Meeting  
9 AM - noon Registration Open  
9 AM - 5 PM Dealer's Room Open  
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Contest Judges Meeting  
9:30  AM- 11 AM BIG THREE EVENT  
10:00 AM Spouse Event  
11 AM - noon I.B.M. Board Meeting  
11 AM - noon Lance Burton Teen Scene # 2  
1 PM - 5 PM Registration Open  
1 PM - 3 PM Close-Up Contest  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Lecture - Jeff Hobson  
5:00 PM Cocktails  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Grand Banquet  
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Grand Banquet Show  
8 PM - 9:30 PM Gold Medal Show  
10:15  PM- 11:15 PM Lecture - Nick Lewin   
11:15 PM Invisible Lodge Meeting  
11:45 PM Amazing Johnathan Show
Extra Cost Event
 
     
     
Saturday July 7, 2018
     
9 AM - 1 PM 2019 Pre-Registrtation Opens  
8:00 AM Merlin Breakfast  
9 AM - 5 PM Dealer's Room Open  
9:30 AM - 11 AM BIG THREE EVENT  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lecture - Larry Wilson  
1 AM - 2 PM Lecture - David Malek  
11 AM - 12 NOON Lance Burton Teen Scene # 3  
3 PM - 4 PM Lecture - Jeff Mc Bride  
7 PM - 7:30 PM I.B.M. Contest Awards  
8 PM - 9:30 PM Grand Finale Show  
10:15 PM Farwell Party  
11:45 PM Jeff McBride Special Workshop
Extra Cost Event
 

 Times and Events are subject to change.