ISC2024 Memphis Flash #2

The Party of the Year is less than 12 months away!

All members are invited to the 3-day ISC2024 Memphis, TN event on
April 25-28, 2024 to be held at the Renasant Convention Center in downtown Memphis,
255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

The ISC2024 Committee would like to express our special thank you to the more than 200 early supporters of ISC2024 Memphis. Beginning the weekend of May 27-28, 2023, all members of the Christmas Performer community will be able to make their purchase of tickets for this exciting event as well as reservations at our discounted price at the host hotel, the Memphis downtown Sheraton Hotel. Final details are almost complete and many vendors and workshop presenters have requested participation. This could well be the best and largest Christmas Convention ever, setting new standards for future ISC events. Mark your calendars for April 25-28, 2024 at the host Sheraton Hotel in downtown Memphis, TN. As has been our history, our brothers and sisters in the Christmas Community who may not be members are also welcome to join our IBRBS members at this terrific event.

As a reminder, this will be the first time, the ISC will be held over three days of exciting camaraderie and fun, presenting 45 learning workshops, a huge and ever-popular Vendor Showcase, our wonderful Sponsors’ area, receptions, awards, celebrations, and let’s not forget some terrific entertainment. We are also pleased to announce that all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included for Friday and Saturday, as well as a buffet breakfast served in the hotel on Sunday morning before the last workshops and the Parade. Thursday you can use the daytime to get to know Memphis and dine at the many restaurants on Main St, Beale St, and several Concierge hotels on your own. As a separate event ticket with limited availability, we have rented both of the two Mississippi River Boats, each holding about 150 people, for a 2-hour river cruise, a buffet BBQ restaurant, entertainment, and a cash bar. The Island Queen is ADA-accessible, with most activities as well as dinner presented on the main deck. As we did in Atlanta, we are planning top-notch entertainment for Friday evening’s dinner, and our Saturday night entertainment will be a charity benefit concert by talented Rock & Roll tribute artists performing as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Elvis Presley, with net proceeds going to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We have arranged a limited number of rooms for those wishing to arrive on Wednesday, April 24th. Still, Thursday, April 25th is the official arrival day so you can be fresh for a day of fun in Memphis and be ready for the Convention early on Friday morning. You may wish to look into staying through Sunday night so you can attend the Sunday morning Christmas Parade down historic music street, Beale St, but if you need to check out, we have made arrangements with the hotel for facilities to allow changes of outfits if you have already checked out.

The second in a continuing series of ISC Flash announcements, we will be publishing them regularly to keep you up-to-date with the information you need to plan your visit with your fellow Christmas performers. Online registration is intended to begin the weekend of May 27-28, 2023 and the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Memphis room booking link is already active. Your card will not be charged until April 2024. This host hotel, with special rates for attendees, is located at 250 N Main St with a sky-bridge over Main St, connecting the host hotel to the expansive 300,000 sq ft Renasant Center, which has convenient parking at only $10 per day underneath. Another new feature will be our inclusion in your attendance ticket purchase price of our Unable-to-Attend Refund Insurance Plan, which will help you protect your investment by offering industry-leading refund insurance inclusive of most unpredictable circumstances.

We look forward to seeing you in Memphis at ISC2024!

Howie Graham
Events Officer, IBRBS Chairman of the Board, and IBRBS Elected Director
Stephen P Arnold
IBRBS President/CEO, and IBRBS Elected Director
and the entire ISC2024 Committee

See Flash #1 by visiting this link.