It’s 8:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, and the two co-pilots are preparing for takeoff. Within seconds, the F/18 fighter jet is in the air and has launched a full-on attack against the enemy. Meanwhile, another group of 12 pilots somersaults, spins and loops its way through a similar mission.

All 14 flyers have one very important trait in common: They’ve never actually flown before. For them, a typical day involves on-the-ground strategizing to connect with more e-commerce consumers.

But this is no typical day. It’s halfway through one of the industry’s biggest parties of the year, where the USS Midway’s flight simulators play a starring role.

Among the many reasons to attend Catalyst 2018, this may just be one of the most enticing. Each registration comes with a ticket to the mid-conference party aboard San Diego’s legendary aircraft carrier.

Here are the details:


Wednesday, April 18

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Aboard the four-acre outdoor flight deck of the USS Midway aircraft carrier, which floats in San Diego Bay and offers 360-degree views of the city’s downtown skyline, Coronado Bridge and Point Loma.


Food, drinks, a live band, flight simulators, a photo booth, historic helo helicopters, and a special surprise … need we say more?

This year’s Catalyst Americas party offers a chance to mix and mingle with presenters, peers and some of the most influential e-commerce leaders of our time. Catalyst parties have long been lauded as a focal point of the annual conference.

Best of all? The Catalyst party is included with your conference registration! Each registration covers access to all of the main conference sessions and networking events, as well as the opening reception on April 17 and the Catalyst party on April 18.

You can bring a guest to the party for $100 or, better yet, register your entire team for a generous discount. We’re automatically applying a 25% discount to any registration that includes three or more people from the same company.

An added bonus? Use the promo code Blog9946 to save an additional $100 off your registrationGet all the details at

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