Networking / Receptions

Networking Events

ILTACON Opening Reception

Sunday, 22 August | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Mandalay Bay Foyer

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Speed Networking

Monday, 23 August | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Meet someone new in-person or online every 4 minutes to learn more information about one another and to meet people you may have never met otherwise.

Mandalay Bay Foyer

ILTACON Comedy Bar - Shivani Nadarajah – “How to Tell a Work Appropriate Joke”

Tuesday, 24 August | 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM



Join a seasoned standup comedian and HR professional as she shares some tips on how to tell a work appropriate joke. She will have some comedic guests join her as she closes the hour with a comedic set of her journey being raised by immigrant parents in the deep south.

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ILTACON Comedy Bar - Tom Simmons

Wednesday, 25 August | 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM



A self-described contrarian, his style of comedy will remind you of that funny friend who has you laughing so hard your stomach hurts. Pulling from everyday situations as a father and husband, Tom finds comedy wherever he takes a good look. He likes to make stupid people and smart people laugh because he sees himself as both.

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ILTACON Comedy Bar - Andy Forrester

Thursday, 26 August | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

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Andy Forrester's unique, animated, and off-the-wall humor has made him a favorite across the country for over 22 years. He’s worked with such legends as Louie Anderson, Jimmie “JJ” Walker, Gilbert Gottfried, Marc Maron and many more. In 2008 Andy won the title of Ultimate Comic at the Idiot Box in Greensboro, NC. In 2013 he won the Louisville, KY satellite of the World Series of Comedy. Over the years he’s been seen at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the NC Comedy Festival just to name a few. In 2017 Andy made his first TV appearance on the show “Pure-Flix Comedy All-Stars” hosted by Louie Anderson. In August of 2019 his Dry Bar Comedy Special “Most Of This Is Baby Fat” was released. Andy was also recently featured on the new Circle Network show, “Stand Up Nashville! - Live from Zanies” in 2020. While he has survived the pandemic, Andy is ready to get away from his family and make you laugh.

Oceanside Ballroom A & Livestreamed - See connection details in app

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Closing Reception

Thursday, 26 August | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Oceanside Ballroom A