2018 NFL Draft

2018 NFL Draft

April 25-27, 2018  |  AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas

MPI’s Experiential Event Series invites you to go behind the scenes of the 2018 NFL Draft this April in Arlington, TX.  This is your chance to receive unparalleled access to one of the top sports events of the year.




On Location Experiences

2018 NFL Draft Event Highlights

Opportunities to interact with key event personnel who will share operational insights from the teams that plan and implement the NFL Draft.

Get ready to be “on the clock” as your favorite NFL team makes their first-round selections.

Participate in an immersive experience that takes you from the draft war-room at The Star to a behind-the-scenes VIP experience at AT&T Stadium.


MPI’s Experiential Event Series is eligible for clock hours, provided by the Events Industry Council

Participants will earn a certificate in Sports Event Management.





Registration is Full.


Registration Pricing:

MPI Member Registration: $850

Non-MPI Member Registration with New Member Bundle: $1,150

MPI member pricing for one year (non-members only)

This event is restricted to event planners/suppliers only.

Pricing Includes:

  • NFL Experience Access.

  • Hotel stay for two nights (Wednesday through Thursday).

  • Hosted Food & Beverage throughout the event.

  • Clock hours for continuing education; amount to be determined.

  • Certificate in Sports Event Management.

*Pricing does not include Airfare.

Disclaimer to Attend:

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming MPI Experiential Series – in partnership with On Location Experience – 2018 NFL Draft.  We want your event experience to be beneficial to you as well as our partners.   Completion of the qualification survey is mandatory for all prospective attendees.  Upon review of your survey answers, you will receive email communication either confirming your registration for this event or information regarding future MPI Events.  Payment will not be processed until you are approved for the program.


*This schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Travel to DFW/Arlington* – please plan to arrival by 2:30 pm CT

  • Welcome & VIP Check-in
  • Crowne Plaza Arlington – 700 Avenue H E, Arlington, TX 76011
  • Depart for The Star – Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, practice facility, corporate offices & draft room
    • Tour The Star Q&A
    • Visit with a Cowboys Legend
    • Peek into the Cowboys Draft Room
    • Dinner at Quarterback Corner @ Cowboys Club
  • Return to Crowne Plaza Arlington


Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • Breakfast at host hotel
    • Q&A with Hotel Staff
  • Potential learning experience
  • Lunch at Legal Draft – A new Arlington Microbrewery
    • Lunch provided by Award Winning Pittmaster, Matt Pittman of Meat Church
  • Depart for AT&T Stadium
    • Access to Fast Pass lanes at the NFL Experience
    • Tour of Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Locker Rooms
    • VIP Red Carpet Experience
    • Premium seating for NFL Draft 1st Round
  • Return to Crowne Plaza Arlington


Friday, April 27, 2018

  • Depart for Globe Life Ballpark, home of the Texas Rangers
  • Breakfast at Globe Life Ballpark
    • Q&A with Rangers staff to discuss the new group-oriented developments (Texas Live)
  • Depart for AT&T Stadium
    • Operations “Behind the Scenes” Tour of the 2018 NFL Draft
    • Q&A with key logistics personnel
    • Podium/Jumbotron Photo Opportunity
  • Experiential Event ends at 12:00 pm – attendees are invited to enjoy the NFL Experience at their leisure for the remainder of the day.
  • Travel from DFW/Arlington*

*Airline transportation and airport transfers to/from Crowne Plaza Arlington/NFL Experience are on your own.


NFL Draft Red Carpet



NFL Draft







On Location Experiences
Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau



Event Cancellation by MPI

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If MPI cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, MPI has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. MPI will not be responsible for reimbursement of any participant’s expenses related to the cancellation or postponement of an event.