EVENT HIGHLIGHTS & RECAP

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS & RECAP

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS & RECAP

MCON 2023

MCON 2023

MCON 2023

November 10 - 12, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada

the expo at world market center

the expo at world market center

SPEAKERS

EXPERIENCE

  • Art Installations

    Performance & Brain Health Center

    Gaming

    Gear Locker

    American Legion - Be The One

    Food Truck Chow Hall

    Craft Cocktails & Drinks

ARTISTS

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

Welcome to Vegas! Pick up your credentials, grab a drink, fill your stomach, and hang with your brothers and sisters for a welcome reception kicking off MCON. With Vegas as our backdrop, choose your own adventure in a city that has it all.

Opening Day

Doors Open. Please go to Registration to pick up your wristband

location

Expo At World Market Registration Area

time

4:00pm

-

7:00pm

DJ Sundown

time

4:00pm

-

7:00pm

Vegas Golden Knights Tickets Giveaway Announcement presented by VBG

ANNOUCEMENT for the VBG Giveaway! If you're a Veteran, you can win the chance to be featured in VBG's Salute to Service at the Vegas Golden Knights

location

VBG booth

time

4:30pm

-

5:00pm

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

Start your day by getting sweaty and choose from one of the several workout options available. Your day will be packed with incredible speakers sharing their own stories, hands on experiences, meeting new friends, music and a range of food and whiskey offerings!

Doors Open

location

Expo At World Market

time

11am

-

7pm

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Mini-Hike-MCON Las Vegas

This is NOT an athletic event and is for active duty, veterans, National Guard, and Reservists only - no civilians. The purpose is to bring veterans together for a few hours of commaraderie, fellowship, and networking. Breakfast is provided at step off. We'll stop at Hennessey's Tavern and the American Legion where lunch will be provided. Registration starts at 0800, step off is 0900, we'll be back by 1200.

Total distance is approx 4 miles. Attire is Silkies/Ranger Panties, boots, and a ruck but not required - wear what you're comfortable in. Military and patriotic flags are encouraged! Free hike tag and admission to MCON - we are limited to 50 participants .

*** This is a special, National Irreverent Warriors event in partnership with MCON in Las Vegas, not to be confused with the Las Vegas Silkies Hike scheduled for December 2nd.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irreverent-warriors-silkies-mini-hike-mcon-las-vegas-tickets-727627362027?aff=ebdssbdestsearch




location

The Expo at World Market Center

time

8:00am

-

12:00pm

Workout with Merging Vets & Players

Workout:

MVP will lead MCON on a one hour workout which will consist of:
Brief overview of MVP
5 min stretch
40 min kickboxing workout
15 min cool down (Yoga).

Our two coaches leading the workout:
Kickboxing portion: Orlando Illustrisimo: Kickboxing coach
Cooldown/yoga Bryce Harley: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, former professional fighter, and coach.

MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off; providing them with a new team to assist with transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone. Vetsandplayers.org

 



location

The Expo at World Market Center

time

9:00am

-

10:00am

Bruno Moya

Veterans Day Parade FlyOver

time

10:00am

DJ Sundown

time

12:00pm

-

7:00pm

Speaker Panel

"The Power in Purpose"

location

Main Stage

time

11:30am

-

12:00pm

Speakers

Ben Smith

Craig Bryan

John Wayne Troxell

Own Your Path: Eliminating the Narrative of the Broken Veteran

location

Main Stage

time

12:00pm

-

12:30pm

Speakers

Eric Eversole

Tiffany Daugherty

Samantha Domingo

Tom Downs

Marcus “OHLEY” Ohlenforst

"Honoring the Past, Present, and Future of Service: The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation"

time

12:30pm

-

1:00pm

Speakers

Waco Hoover

Michael "Rod" Rodríguez

Opening Presentation

The Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence

Dean Stott, speaks about the power of perseverance the the strength gained by pursuing goals with unrelenting passion. Dean Stott, speaks about the power of perseverance the the strength gained by pursuing goals with unrelenting passion.

Dean Stott, speaks about the power of perseverance the the strength gained by pursuing goals with unrelenting passion.

location

Main Stage

time

1:00pm

-

1:30pm

Speakers

Dean Stott

Presentation

Be The One: Stopping Veteran Suicide & Ending The Stigma

time

1:30pm

-

2:00pm

Speakers

Waco Hoover

Cindy McNally

Uncharted: A Future Worth Living

time

2:00pm

-

2:30pm

Speakers

Zach Bell

Ben Smith

Erik Bartell

Austen Alexander

Presentation

Coming Back From War

location

Main Stage

time

2:30pm

-

3:00pm

Speakers

Sebastian Junger

Unfiltered With the VA

location

Main Stage

time

3:00pm

-

3:30pm

Speakers

Terrence Hayes

David Reid

Veteran With A Sign: Marketing You

time

3:30pm

-

4:00pm

Speakers

Zach Bell

Fireside Chat

time

4:00pm

-

4:30pm

Speakers

David Reid

Christian Meyers

Mark Kerr

These Dogs Save Lives: Veterans, PTSD & Service Dogs

location

Main Stage

time

4:30pm

-

5:00pm

Speakers

Joe Worley

John Miller

Sarah Sicard

Women at War and Why it Matters

time

5:00pm

-

5:30pm

Speakers

Phyllis Wilson

Amy Forsythe

Jen Nam

"Thank You For Your Service"

location

Main Stage

time

5:30pm

-

5:45pm

Speakers

General (Retired) Scott Miller

Presented by: CreatiVets

Performances by: Johnny Bulford & Heidi Raye

Nashville Songwriter Rounds

Nashville Songwriter Rounds are a Nashville songwriting tradition. A Round is where a group of 2-4 songwriters share a single stage. They rotate down the line first sharing quick stories about how the song was written and other songwriters that contributed to the song. The MCON performances will all have a unique connection to the military community and support of veterans by the artists and songwriters on stage. 

Presented by: CreatiVets 


location

Main Stage

time

5:30pm

-

6:00pm

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

If you have enough in the tank by day 3, get after with another morning workout. Get ready to hear from more of your brilliant brothers and sisters killing it in life. If you didn't get enough food and bourbon Saturday this is your chance to make up for it! MCON will finish up with a special music performance that you can't miss.

Doors Open

location

Expo At World Market

time

11am

-

7pm

Workout with 38 Challenge

time

10:00am

Speakers

Brandt McCartney

DJ Sundown

time

12:00pm

-

7:00pm

Opening Presentation

Gaming, Community and Mental Health

location

Main Stage

time

11:30am

-

12:00pm

Speakers

Chris "Entxurage" Earl

Jon Simkins

John F. Drozd

Ronnie Adkins

On Moral Courage and Saving Lives

location

Main Stage

time

12:00pm

-

12:30pm

Speakers

Craig Bryan

Rethinking Veteran Benefits and What You've Earned

location

Main Stage

time

12:30pm

-

1:00pm

Speakers

Ryan Scalmanini

Patrick J. Murphy

Peter O'Rourke

Presentation

Peak Performance & Human Optimization

location

Main Stage

time

1:00pm

-

1:30pm

Speakers

Rob Boeckmann

Melissa Hawkins

Dean Stott

Presentation

Film Deep Dive "Small Town Strong"

location

Main Stage

time

1:30pm

-

2:00pm

Speakers

Chase Millsap

Dale King

PRESENTATION

Knowing Your Value Post Service

location

Main Stage

time

2:00pm

-

2:30pm

Speakers

Alana Stott

Reinventing Transition: Blowing up Conventional Wisdom

location

Main Stage

time

2:30pm

-

3:00pm

Speakers

Patrick J. Murphy

Jimmy Anderson

Bob Porras

Preserving America: Why Veterans are Crucial to Recruiting and the AVF

location

Main Stage

time

3:00pm

-

3:30pm

Speakers

Scott Heusing

John Wayne Troxell

SFC Jide Gamu

Untold Story of the Niger Ambush

time

3:30pm

-

4:00pm

Speakers

Michelle Black

The Playbook for Telling Your Story

time

4:00pm

-

4:30pm

Speakers

Amy Forsythe

Dr. Corinne Devin

Keith Dow

Leading By Example: Veterans and Their Role in Mental Health Treatments & Policy

location

Main Stage

time

4:30pm

-

5:00pm

Speakers

Richard Titus

Jon Dalton

Isaac Gilmore

Adam Marr

Presented by: CreatiVets

Performance: Love And Theft

location

Main Stage

time

5:00pm

-

5:30pm

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LAS VEGAS, NV

LAS VEGAS, NV

THE EXPO AT WORLD MARKET CENTER

THE EXPO AT WORLD MARKET CENTER