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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Tracey Fricke, CSEP, MWP, CMPEvent Planner/OwnerOccasion Designed

Tracey Fricke, CSEP, MWP, CMP is a Master Wedding and Event Planner and Designer and is owner of Occasion Designed in Omaha, Nebraska which she established in 1998. Tracey has worked in the events industry since the early 90s, has a Master’s in Business Administration from Creighton University and is the only event professional in the Omaha area with the combination of the three certifications of Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), Master Wedding Planner (MWP) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Tracey has been honored with the Knot’s Best of Weddings Award every year since 2013 and has been honored with The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Having planned more than 550 large-scale, full-service weddings and special events, Tracey continues to have a deep passion for designing truly unique experiences worth celebrating. Tracey also loves to share with others and speaks on various topics all over the U.S. Tracey has also served numerous times as a judge on the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Esprit Awards Committee, served numerous times on ILEA’s CSEP Committee and is currently serving as Secretary on her local Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) Board. Tracey is married to her middle-school sweetheart with whom she shares three beautiful children, two grandchildren, a chocolate lab named Blu and a sassy little white Frenchie named Clover. See what Tracey is up to on Instagram and Facebook @OccasionDesigned and on Twitter and Pinterest @OccasionDesignd.