The Independent Show
The perfect blend of business and pleasure!

One of the best things about The Independent Show is our family-friendly attitude. We have 

networking events each night that include registered guests. Check out all the details below.

NETWORKING

EVENING EVENTS

 

Sunday Night Welcome Party

July 24, 7:00 – 9:30 PM | Newport Ballroom

We’re pulling up anchor on #TIS22 as the Newport Ballroom is transformed into a cruise liner for the conference’s kick-off event! Guests can visit various ports of call, participate in games and activities, or relax and catch up with fellow attendees over fabulous food and drinks! A DJ will be playing the hottest music to keep the party going all night! This event is open to all registered conference participants. Thanks to our awesome sponsors for helping us put on this fabulous event; FOX, Plume, Sinclair/Tennis Channel, TiVo, Viamedia, and Warner Bros Discovery

Monday Night Dinner

July 25, 7:00 – 10:00 PM | Epcot Pavilion  (Walking as Group from Y&B)

Our Monday Night Party is always a show-stopper, and

this year is no exception! We’re transforming the

World Showcase at EPCOT® into our own high-energy

dance party! With a band playing all the best dance

songs, fantastic food, fun drinks, AND special

appearances by your favorite Disney characters, this has

all the ingredients for a great, memory-making event! Be

sure to thank Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

for this exclusive event.

Monday Night Party After-Party

July 25, 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Bus Transportation from Dinner)

Once we shut down World Showcase, we’ll head over to the after-party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park; Pandora - The World of Avatar. With exclusive access to two rides, a private area for our attendees, and plenty of drinks, it’s the perfect way to end the night!

This event is sponsored by FOX.

 

Tuesday Night Dinner

July 26, 7:00 – 9:30 PM | Newport Ballroom

Engaging conversations, an elegant dinner, and entertainment are the plan for the Tuesday Night Dinner sponsored by NBCUniversal. And that’s not all; we are excited to announce that Paramount will be bringing back comedian Pete Lee to end the evening with laughter and fun. 

COCKTAIL EVENTS

 

First Timers

July 24, 6:00 - 7:00 PM | Saybrook

Legal Professionals Reception

July 24, 5:00 - 6:00 PM | Hampton

VIP Sponsor Reception (Invitation Only)

July 24, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Viamedia Cocktail Event

July 26, 6:00 - 7:00 PM | Grand Harbor Salon 1-4

REVOLT After Party Cocktails

July 26, 9:30 - 11:00 PM

GUESTS/FAMILY

We encourage attendees to register their family members for The Independent Show. A guest pass includes access to all evening and cocktails events listed above, breakfast each morning, and access to the exhibit hall during the family hour on Monday afternoon.

Adult Guest Pass - $250 | Child Guest Pass - $125  (prices increase $50 after July 14)

Tuesday Night Children’s Dinner

July 26, 6:30 – 10:00 | Grand Harbor Salon 5-8

While you are enjoying an Adult only evening, the kiddos

will be entertained by our friends at Nickelodeon. They’ll

have their own dinner party, with music, dancing, crafts,

and a quiet corner for those who want to play games or

watch a movie.

This event is for children 4-16 registered with a guest pass. 

Kids Nite Out has been contracted to provide professional

childcare with complete background checks on all staff.

Paramount / Nickelodeon is the sponsor of this event.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

 

Registered guests are welcome to sign up for the Family Activities listed below. There is an additional cost per person for each event and a limited number of participants. Please note that these activities are offered to registered guests only, and onsite sign-ups cannot be guaranteed. Secure your spot today!

Monday Adult Guest Activity - Pizza Making at Mia’s - 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

$60.00

Grab an apron, queue your favorite Italian playlist, and fill

up a glass of wine, and get ready to do some cooking!

Our Guest Program is headed to Mia’s Italian Kitchen

for an exclusive culinary experience! You will work

with Mia’s chef to learn how to make homemade pizza.

From rolling, tossing, and saucing, the skills you

will learn will make any grandma proud. After all the

hard work is done, sit back and relax as the chef

returns to the kitchen, cooks, and serves

the scrumptious lunch you helped make. Transportation

will be provided from the Conference Center. 

Tuesday Family Activity - Aquatica Water Park at SeaWorld - 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

$50.00

There’s no better place to spend a hot, sunny day than in the water, so participants in our Family Program will be visiting Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark! A whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park with nearly 60 acres of water, guests will have access to all the amenities this park has to offer! We’ll have a dedicated space for our group, and registration includes a food/drink voucher for lunch. Transportation will be provided from the Conference Center with two departure times, 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

** You will have the option to add these activities during the guest registration process if your guest is already registered and would like to add an activity. Please access their attendee portal via the original confirmation email and go to the Activities section and add the desired event, or contact lmiller@nctconline.org.​​​​​​​​​

CIC EVENTS​

​​Breakfast

Christians in Communications will be hosting actor, director, and

producer Kevin Sorbo as their breakfast speaker at The Independent

Show on Monday from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. Sorbo had starring roles in two

television series: Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and

Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda. He is also known for acting in the

Christian drama films “God’s Not Dead” and “Let There Be Light.”

Community Service

CIC is planning a Food Pantry event for Wednesday after the conference. More details are coming soon!