May 22 to 25
Following are convention highlights. For details on a full slate of workshops, presentations, speakers, the RECon Academy and other events, see the program guide or visit All events are at the Las Vegas Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

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Saturday, May 21:
Noon-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 22: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday, May 23: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24: 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 22
“Knowledge and Networking Day”
Interactive workshops, sessions on best practices, outlet retailing, challenges and opportunities in downtown areas, online retail and more.

Retailers Day Program — Orientation for new retailers

6-9:15 p.m.: ICSC Foundation Gala
Bellagio Hotel, Bellagio Ballroom
Featuring comedian Dana Carvey.

May 23
“Put Business in Focus”

More than 140 breakfast roundtables on trends in retail and outdoor media design; stadium, arena and mixed-use retailing; finance; legal; construction; development; leasing; government; property management; sustainability; marketing; international expansion, and more.

General sessions on changing consumer demand and projections about the economy; international sessions on Brazil, China and global perspectives.

1:30-2 p.m.: “Strategic Leadership in the 21st Century,” with General Wesley Clark

7-10 p.m.: ICSC Believers and Achievers Dinner
The Stirling Club at the Turnberry
2827 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas
“The Priceof Being Ordinary,” with guest speaker John Hersey, author of “Contagious Leadership.”

May 24
Sessions on best practices for global design and development, rejuvenating malls, franchises, grocery activity and more.

10:30-11:30 a.m.: 2011 Hot Retailer Awards, with emcee Carson Kressley, actor and fashion designer.

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