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International Platform Association® holds 187th annual meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Venue is The Lyceum, Alexandria's history museum.


1) Annual business meeting.

2) Demo of the new IPA website -- this will be the first public presentation of it.

3) Networking & hors d’oeuvres.

4) Speakers Ladder. - presentations by 12 interesting speakers.

5) Platfrom Incubator -- six presentations for venture capital investors. Our version of “Shark Tank.”

It will be at the Lyceum at: 201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA. 

There will be the annual association business meeting at 5 PM. 

The new IPA website will premiere at 5:15 PM 

Networking and hors d’oeuvres between 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM 

Speakers Ladder from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Platfrom Incubator -- New business seeking seed funding 7:00 PM 

Adjourn 7:30 PM

This time of day is being chosen to: *** Allow members who prefer not to travel at night to drive and get home before sunset. *** Allow professionals to come for either the business meeting at 5 PM or the ladder at 6 PM, and not cut into their day or evening. *** Allow out of town people to make it a day trip. Reagan National Airport is 11 minutes away.

About the Speakers Ladder Contest - where 12 speakers each get five minutes, registration is by invitation of IPA, and several places are already taken by top speakers bureaus for their hot new talent.

About the Platform Incubator where 6 staru-up each get five minutes, registration is by invitation of IPA. Participation is by invitation of IPA.

Speakers and start-ups interested in platform time should apply ASAP. Call Mitchell P. Davis, IPA Director General at (202) 333-5000.

Who will attend? Postal invitations are being be sent to more than 500 CEOs at associations and corporate meeting planners in Alexandria. Plus many IPA members and business associates of Mr. Davis from his expert referral web site.

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