2022 IATP Conference & Trade Show

Adventure Awaits

NASHVILLE, TN
SEPTEMBER 20 - 22, 2022

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International Adventure & Trampoline Park Association 2022 Conference & Trade Show


IATP Conference & Trade show is the adventure park industry's premier professional event, championing adventure & trampoline park owners and the growth of their parks.

This years show will be in the beautiful music city, Nashville, TN, celebrating our 10 years of service to the industry.

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Join us at the 2022 IATP Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, TN for 3 days of networking, education and insight. Attendees include; park owners, operators, general managers, marketing professionals, C-Suites, and vendors. If you are in the indoor trampoline and adventure park industry, the 2022 IATP Adventure Awaits Conference is for you.

Why Attend?

Our program is designed by park owners for park owners. Learn industry specific business, marketing, operations and planning from some of the industry’s top leaders. Network with peers, vendors and suppliers to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry. Learn about new products and services in the industry. While here, enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville!

Who Should Attend?

If you are in the industry, The 2022 IATP Conference has something for you!

  • Park Owners
  • Operators
  • General Managers
  • Business & Marketing Professionals
  • Vendor Companies
  • Prospective owners

Register

  • Entrance to the Trade Show
  • Entrance to all workshops
  • Meet & Greet Reception
  • All breakfasts & lunches

Party Bus tickets can be purchased for $25. Space is limited, so get in early.

Tickets for the Award Cocktail Reception & Dinner are $100 in advance.

If you're ready to see what Adventure Awaits in 2023 and beyond, register for the 2022 IATP Conference today!

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The Lineup

Keynote Speakers


Hoot Gibson

About Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson

Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson commanded four of the five Space Shuttle missions on which he flew, including the first docking of a shuttle with the Russian space station Mir.

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Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson commanded four of the five Space Shuttle missions on which he flew, including the first docking of a shuttle with the Russian space station Mir.

Gibson was born October 30, 1946, in Cooperstown, N.Y., and received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from California Polytechnic State University in 1969. Following graduation, he entered the Navy and completed advanced flight training two years later. While assigned to Fighter Squadrons 111 and 1 between 1972 and 1975, he served aboard the aircraft carriers Coral Sea and Enterprise – flying combat missions in Southeast Asia. He later graduated from the Naval Fighter Weapons School, known as “Topgun,” and from the Navy Test Pilot School, Patuxent River, Md. In 1977 he was involved in testing the F14A aircraft while assigned to the Naval Air Test Center’s Strike Aircraft Test Directorate.

NASA selected Gibson for astronaut training in 1978. On his first flight, aboard Challenger in 1984, he was pilot on a mission in which the five-person crew properly deployed two communications satellites, but both failed to reach desired synchronous orbits because of upper stage rocket failures. The flight was the first in which astronauts tested the Manned Maneuvering Unit – with both Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart flying untethered up to several hundred feet from the orbiter. Gibson was in command of a seven-man crew when Columbia was launched in January 1986, deploying a communications satellite and conducting experiments in astrophysics and materials processing, Later that month, the shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff, killing its seven-person crew. Gibson participated in the investigation of the accident and contributed to the redesign of the solid fuel rocket boosters which caused the disaster.

Gibson flew the second mission after the Challenger explosion, commanding a five-person Atlantis crew on a 1988 classified military mission, during which a radar satellite was released and the astronauts performed experiments aimed at defining a human’s role as a military observer in space. Next up for Gibson was command of Endeavour, launched in 1992 with a seven-person crew, including the first Japanese astronaut. During eight days aloft, the astronauts focused on science and materials processing experiments in more than 40 investigations aboard a Spacelab module cradled in the shuttle cargo bay.

On his fifth and final space flight, Gibson in 1995 commanded Atlantis on the first shuttle mission to dock with Russia’s Mir space station. Atlantis was modified to carry a docking system compatible with the Mir’s. There was an exchange of crew members, and while the shuttle was launched with seven astronauts, it returned to earth after 10 days with eight. It was the 100th space mission for U.S. astronauts. To commemorate the event, Gibson carried with him the first American flag flown in space – by Alan Shepard on the first U.S. astronaut flight in 1961. The flag is now displayed in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Gibson retired from NASA in 1995. He is married to another shuttle astronaut, Dr. Rhea Seddon.

Robert Gibson was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on June 21, 2003.

PRICING

Prices & Passes

Celebrating our 10 years we've made the pricing simple and effective. Check out our ticket and bundle options and register today!

Ticket

$299

Entrance to Trade Show, workshops, Meet & Greet reception, and more.

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Bundle

$529

Includes full conference access, membership for 2022 and 2023 plus exclusive membership only events and trainings.

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Hotel & Travel

Nashville Music City Sheraton

777 McGavock Pike - Nashville, TN 37214

+1 615-885-2200

Rooms are available at the Sheraton Music City at the IATP Group Rate of $204 per night. Room block is LIMITED! Book early AND before August 29, 2022!

TRAVELING TO...
NASHVILLE

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Airport Phone: +1 615-275-1675

Hotel direction: 3 miles S

  • Airport shuttle service, complimentary (please call the hotel to make a reservation) Mon-Sun: 05:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Estimated taxi fare: 15 USD (one way)

Visit BNA airport website

Sheraton Music City Hotel is located North of Nashville International Airport. From the Hotel, head southwest toward McGavock Pike, turn left onto McGavock Pike, turn right onto Knights of Columbus Blvd, turn right to stay on Knights of Columbus Blvd. Take I-40 E to Terminal Dr. Take exit 216A from I-40 and then continue onto Terminal Dr.

On-site parking, fee: 15 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 20 USD daily

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Event Schedule

Take a look at the schedule below to see what’s in store.

Tuesday, September 20th
7:35 AM - 7:30 PM
Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Setup
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Details

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

ASTM F2970 What You Need to Know and Why - Phil Slaggert, F2970 Task Group Chair

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM

Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

Protecting Yourself from Litigation - Adam Bunge, Chairman & Founder, Ideal3

All parks will unfortunately be met at some point with the reality of human frailty, bodily injury, and personal injury lawyers. For these reason, careful consideration of the construction of your trampoline courts, the employment and training of competent staff, the proper inspection and maintenance of your equipment, and the informed instruction and supervision of your patrons are steps necessary to protect against such exposure.

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Track 2

The Drum Beat of Your Culture

Wade Powell, Vice President of Operations - Innovative Heights
  • You have a culture if you like it or not
  • Unpacking your culture
  • Who do your people identify with, your company or your brand
  • Create the drum beat of your culture
  • The beat goes on

This presentation will be about identifying your current culture, what you think it is versus what your people think it is. How to create a culture of accountability and fun in an industry of fun! How to create a drum beat of culture your team can pick up and cascade through your organization.

11:00 PM - 11:55 PM

Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

Staffing - Your First Line of Defense - Bob Ito, Suzy Wolfe Jewell, Mike Jackie, TAAG

Staff must be Pro-Active, well positioned, and trained to assess situations and respond appropriately. The staff must be educated about what they are in fact supervising, understanding the intended usage of all equipment, whether it is a trampoline court, a children’s Zone, or the many elements in a Warrior course.

3 Pillars for Success - Justin Kahan, National Account Manager - Mediagistic

In this session we’ll explore 3 key pillars to a successful park. We’ll show how we do a deep dive into the location of the park by researching competitors, neighborhoods, population, and more. The next pillar is operations, how are the park reviews? How is the park managed? Are attractions in full operation? Utilizing the learnings of the location and operations research we then craft a comprehensive marketing strategy to meet the revenue goals for the park. During this session, we’ll show how the data aligns to funnel successful park marketing.

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

Protecting your Patrons, your Equipment, your bottom line…and your park from lawsuits! What are the minimum requirements for Inspection and Maintenance? What is expected of you by your insurance? Plus, Understanding the current Plaintiffs’ Attorneys “Theories” that are currently hurting the industry.

Developing Social Media Strategies - Justin Kahan, National Account Manager - Mediagistic

We all know social media is an important part of our business. In this session, we’ll explore the does and don'ts of social media platforms, primarily Facebook and Instagram. We’ll review organic content best practices as well as how paid ads can drive relevant traffic, exposure and revenue for your park. The social media landscape is continuing to evolve and change, learn how Mediagistic and their partnership with Facebook can help catapult parks forward 2023 and beyond

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

Interactive Q&A - TAAG TEAM

Now is the time to get answers to your most pressing questions on the issues that matter most. Join the team for an interactive re-cap and Q&A.

Track 2 - TBD

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet & Greet Networking Reception
7:30 PM - 9:30PM
Nashville Party Bus After Party
Wednesday, September 21st
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
9:00 AM - 9:45AM
Opening Session & IATP Business Meeting
9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
EXCLUSIVE Trade Show Hours (including lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Details

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Creating a Frictionless Guest Experience - Josh Liebman, Guest Experience Evangelist, Roller

Guests’ expectations are changing in the adventure and trampoline park industry. While your park may not compete directly with Netflix, Amazon, or Uber, your guests are comparing you with the last great experience they had, regardless of the business. Expectations transcend industries, and those who are doing it the best are raising the bar across the board.

Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

Accidents/Incidents and Your Staff's Response - Bob Ito, Suzy Wolfe Jewell, Mike Jackie, TAAG

Practicing staff drills and Interacting with the park’s responding emergency teams (EMT), helps an entire staff to understand the seriousness of their job, and the importance of working in tandem when an accident/incident occurs. Training staff what to expect and creating Emergency Action Plans are a parks duty. Simply calling 911 isn’t an action plan.

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

The Return to Great Guest Experience - Frank Price, President, FL Price

Industry business owners are saying that this is the busiest they have been in years. Yet consumers visiting these businesses say, it’s been the worst quality of service offering in years. As our new way of life settles, making a commitment to who you want to be and how well you operate, is critical to long term success. Everyone has great intention; yet few have what it takes to master. Understand what’s needed and what it takes to achieve an experience competitive advantage.

Meet and exceed post pandemic and new millennial family expectations. Open for business or staying average (with all the latest excuses) may seem to be working, but not for long. Learn the process to get you back. Back to where you were proud of your business and the more sophisticated, higher income, greater spending, higher expectation, and always hopeful consumers to achieve their craving to satisfy their time and money commitment.

Well Defined Culture, Setting & Ambiance, Hiring Personality / Correct Placement and Experience Delivery Tools, Ongoing Training and Managing Guest Service Foundation (Mastery) Technology & Automation Elevating the Interaction & Emotional Connection Leadership / Productivity / Engagement Feedback, Measurement, and Analytics will all be covered during this session!

Seminar on Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

The Most Common Mistakes - Expert Witnesses

What the Prosecution may look for in trying to prove a park negligent sometimes isn’t even related to an injury. They will try to prove a park is at fault, using all the negligent factors they can find. A park must be diligently “Checking all the boxes”, to not only be a safer park for its patrons, but to avoid helping the plaintiff’s attorney create a case.

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Host a Hiring Party! Find the Staff You Need with New Hiring Tips! - Sheryl Bindelglass, CEO, Sherylgolf

Your facility is only as good as the staff. Recruiting, hiring and training staff are vital to the success of your facility. Learn how to host a hiring party and see how your applicants will shine in a group setting. You will learn the secrets to hosting your hiring party that show the true personality of the applicants. Your party director Sheryl Bindelglass has been known for having the best staff and it all started when she learned how to find the best staff. Top facilities have adopted this method and found it saves time, identifies the super stars, builds your team, and they had a lower turnover rate

Seminar on Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

Insurance - Practical Ways to Reduce Premiums - Rodney Gerbers, Director of Amusement Programs, ALIVE Risk and TAAG Team

Do Your Job! Help me, Help you! Everyone benefits with good communication between the Insured Park, the Insurance Agent, and the Insurance Carrier: it should be a team effort! Reduce premiums with solid and consistent staff training and third-party Risk Management/Supervision programs. Covering topics as incident reporting, daily checklists, retrieving waivers/video storage and solid documentation. Plus, Insight on Insurance carriers – and how they think.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Award's Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Award's Dinner
Thursday, September 22nd
8:00 AM - 12 NOON
Registration
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions
Details

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Panel Discussion - Revenue Generators That Make the Difference!

Are you seeking ways to add to your park's bottom line? If so, this is the session for you! Understanding the impact of adding attractions, concessions and revenue sharing options is key to improving the profitability of your park.

Track 1 - TBD

Seminar on Defensibility for Trampoline & Adventure Parks - Presented by TAAG

The TAAG Top Ten - Bob Ito, Suzy Wolfe Jewell, Mike Jackie - TAAG

TAAG will go over the Top Ten things that they feel will help all parks to be better prepared for operations, litigation, emergencies, and be an overall better run park. TAAG wants to see the Trampoline and Adventure Park Industry survive and thrive by helping parks to create safety programs and a culture that is consistent with all the TOP run amusement parks out there. Let’s all ban together!

9:25 AM - 10:30 AM

So You Want to Upgrade and Update Your Park....NOW WHAT?

Presenter: Scott Benjamin, Creative, Connector, Nurturer - TwoCubed Consulting

Are you ready to spruce up your park? You won't want to miss this session which will provide you with new ways and ideas to spark the process, not only in equipment purchases, but in overall operations that will increase your bottom line.

10:30 AM - 1:30PM
EXCLUSIVE Trade Show & Farewell Brunch

Sponsors & Exhibitors

2022 IATP 10th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Exhibitors/Sponsors Booth Number
AirPad w/Zero Shock technology 44
Amusement Products 40
Amuze Products – PLATINUM SPONSOR 6/7/8
Art Attack 28
Assured Partners Party Bus Sponsor
Battle Company 38
Bagjump Action Sports, Inc. – GOLD SPONSOR 19
Best American Trampolines 5
Betson Enterprises 26
BigAirBag 59
BMI Leisure 25
BMI Merchandise 68
Boostly 48
Control Play 30
Delta Strike 33
Expert Hosiery 74
Factory Direct Party 46
FEC Financial Group LLC 45
FEC Real Estate 65
Fun Express – SILVER SPONSOR 2
Fun Spot Manufacturing, LLC 58
Funlandia Play Systems Inc 70
Galaxy America 56
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance – GOLD SPONSOR 50/51
High Score Amusements Ltd. 69
Ideal Software Systems 52
Ideas Extremas 79
Igpm Distribution LLC 75
Inflatable Depot & I Depot Play 62
InCord 55
Intercard Inc 41
KIG Insurance 64
LaserBlast 67
Laserforce 47
LilYPad POS 32
MaxAir Trampolines LLC 60
Mediagistic 65
Mini Melts Ice Cream – PLATINUM SPONSOR 18
Neptune Radio 53
Northeast Insurance Center 27
PARTY DIRECT, INC. 76
PromoTex USA Inc. 36
ROLLER – SILVER SPONSOR 20
Semnox Solutions LLC – GOLD SPONSOR 34
Shaffer Distributing 54
Shock Trampoline Park Systems – DIAMOND SPONSOR 10/11/12/13
State Fair Mini Donuts 21
Sunstar Vending Inc. – PLATINUM SPONSOR 15/16/17
Sweet Amanda’s 80
TAAG 42
The Insurance Center 49
Tower Insurance Brokers Ltd 35
Two Cubed Coaching 57
United Play 39
US LED 61
Valo Motion – GOLD SPONSOR 1
van Gelder Inc. 37
VLocker North America - GOLD SPONSOR 43 Conference Bag Sponsor, Lanyard Sponsor Registration Desk Sponsor
Wristband Resources 66
XINSURANCE 73
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