Networking Events

These family-friendly events are included in your full registration or guest events pass. You also have the option to purchase additional tickets a la carte.   Download Registration Form

Forces of Good Unite at the Sunday Night Welcome Dinner!

7:00 – 9:30 PM
Join us for the official kick-off party of The Independent Show. The Forces of Good Unite this evening with dinner, drinks and epic fun for registered guests of all ages. We will network and mingle outdoors through the Disneyland Hotel lawn & gardens which will be transformed to a land of comics and superheroes! While you’re enjoying a drink, take in the Lip Sync battle, or practice ahead of time and plan to join us on stage! Your inner Superhero is sure to be revealed on a night like this. Comic themed photo ops, face painting and superhero caricatures will abound. A big thank you to our sponsors for the evening, including: Cheddar, Kaon Media, HBO, Insight, SES, Starz, and Turner

Monday Night Disney Character Dinner

7:00-10:00 PM
Disney & ESPN Media Networks along with the Disneyland Hotel have customized an amazing evening of lush dining, drinks and networking. You’ll have excellent opportunities to meet all sorts of characters, and we’re not just talking about those unusual characters you know and love from the cable industry! Delightful princesses, funny Toy Story cast members, vibrant Disney Jr stars and a big group of your classic favorites will all be around for meet and greets and photos!

Monday Night After Party

10:00 PM – Midnight
The night is young and there’s still fun to spare! So, after dinner, we’ll split the Disneyland Hotel and roll on over to Splitsville, in nearby Downtown Disney. This party will be right up your alley with incredible desserts, fun music, free flowing drinks and bowling action hosted by Ion Media! Join us to strike up some laughter and more conversation at this incredible after party.

Tuesday Night Dinner and Comedian

7:00 – 9:30 PM
Join us for an evening of culinary delight as we enjoy a menu designed by Bravo’s Top Chef runner-up Brooke Williamson. After dinner, be prepared to laugh with a performance by comedian Pete Lee. The Tuesday Night Dinner is open to all registered adult attendees, exhibitors and guests. Evening sponsored by NBCUniversal, Comedian sponsored by Viacom.

Tuesday Children's Dinner

7:00 – 9:30 PM
We’ve got an epic, kid-friendly party planned for this evening! In addition to a fun buffet with kid-approved foods, we’ll also have a wide range of games, activities and plenty of fun!

Sponsored by Nickelodeon