January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California

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New to The Special Event? No Worries…Here’s a Guide for First-Time Attendees


Register for your choice of events, education sessions or the exhibit hall:

  • Registration Opens in July 2018. Request email updates by clicking here!
  • Cost Saving Deadlines: Register before the Early Bird deadline and SAVE BIG with our Early Bird Confidence Rate
  • There are a limited number of tickets available for each of the Showcasing Events and they sell out quickly. Full details on each event will be available in July.

Plan your TSE schedule before you arrive:

The conference schedule for TSE is jam-packed, and the best way to ensure you don’t miss anything, make sure you use the handy scheduling feature on this website which will be available in September to devise your own personalized TSE show schedule. In addition, make sure you review the list of exhibitors and create a customized list of your "must see" exhibitors to have handy at the show.

The TSE Hands On Hundred Program (HOH) Allows You to Work Directly on the TSE Showcasing Events

One of TSE's best kept secrets…the HOH program offers newbies the chance to jump right into the thick of TSE in a big way. You'll have the opportunity to help make TSE a big success by lending us a hand in working alongside experienced event team to ensure TSE runs smoothly and in return for your help, you get to attend the Showcasing Events and the TSE education sessions for free! For more info click here.

The TSE Exhibit Hall: Thousands of Event Products and Services in One Place

On the TSE show floor you'll browse thousands of event products and find the perfect ones to complete your events. You'll be able to speak directly with a cross-section of industry vendors, establish face-to-face working relationships, negotiate prices and see products in-person. If you purchase any type of education or are part of the Hands on Hundred Program, your TSE Exhibit Hall Pass will be included at no additional charge.

Registration & Travel


Registration for TSE 2019 will be available in July 2018. If you register before the Early Bird deadline, you'll get the Full Education Package at the lowest prices we'll offer online.

Book Your Hotel

Through our official housing partner, onPeak, we will be providing reduced hotel rates and travel discounts for your trip to San Diego. TSE special rates will be available soon.

Registration FAQs

  1. What are the best registration options? 
    It depends on what you want to do at the show. Most attendees participate in some or all of the educational sessions and at least one of the Showcasing Events. You can register for a day or two, or all education days. Showcasing Events represent the best the industry has to offer and are priced separately. Many registrants go to the various events to get cutting-edge ideas for their parties.
  2. Can I get a discount on Registration? 
    Registration discounts are rare. The lowest cost for various education packages and Showcasing Events can be found during Confidence registration, usually July – early September. The events are sold without details, just dates. If you are willing to work 10 hours during the show, you can register for the Hands on Hundred program (available after full registration opens in October). You'll receive a discount on the Full Education Package and free admission to the Showcasing Event you work. You will not be able to choose the Showcasing Event you work, but all events are special.
  3. What is Hands on Hundred? 
    Hands on Hundred is a program that gives 100 registrants a discounted Full Education Package in exchange for 10 hours of work at one or more Showcasing Events. You will be required to attend a meeting at the beginning of the show and work your assigned shifts, in order to receive the discounted package rate.
  4. Where will the educational sessions be held and is there transportation to the events? 
    All educational sessions will be held at the San Diego Convention Center. Several of the Showcasing Events may be held in local venues around the area. Transportation will be provided for some of these whereas others are usually within walking distance.

Resources You Can Use Now to Connect With the Industry and Interface With the TSE Community

Check Back For Updates on the Following as We Get Closer to the Show:

  • Housing (Available April 2018)
  • Official Mobile App (Q4 2018)
  • Conference and Event details (September 2018)
  • Transportation Information (October 2018)
  • My Planner (November 2018)

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