2018 World Education Congress

Jun 3, 2018 ‐ Jun 5, 2018


The WEC signature event is MPI’s premier education and networking conference for meeting and event professionals, featuring cutting-edge topics and business opportunities. Please find recordings of our WEC Indianapolis education sessions and keynotes in this exclusive collection.


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Sessions

Understanding and Managing Sexual Harrassment

Jun 3, 2018 8:30am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 10:00am

Identification: SU01

Credits: None available.

1.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources 

In this highly interactive 90-minute session, we will cover the basics of a harassment-free workplace. After a warm-up round, with table groups reviewing and then "carding" (red-yellow-green) a series of scenarios, we will then spend most of our time applying our knowledge and judgement. We'll work in table groups to assess risk and propose action plans against four case studies involving potential sexual harassment situations in the MPI Chapter environment. We will conclude the session with guidance of how to handle any harassment-related claims.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review and remember the definitions and aspects of sexual harassment in the work place.
  • To analyze and apply knowledge of sexual harassment in evaluating case studies of potential harassment situations.
  • To review and remember the claims process for any harassment claims made within an MPI Chapter.
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    Speaker(s):
    • Diane Hawkins, VP of People and Performance, Meeting Professionals International
    • Martin Lowery, Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach, Opusvertex International, LLC
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    Opening Pep Rally (INSPIRATION): Revolt Against Routine and Create Memorable Experiences

    Jun 3, 2018 10:30am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 11:15am

    Identification: SU05

    Credits: None available.

    .75 Clock Hours | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

    Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences" is the continued theme of this event; People gain experience when they have one. WEC18 in Indy is a completely redesigned education and engagement program unlike anything we've done before. In an entirely new design setting, WEC18 will ignite new ideas and connect you with the people you need to meet. With this new format, MPI is taking risks so you don't have to.

    PUT A LITTLE PEP IN YOUR STEP

    We'll start and end each day together with all-new WEC Pep Rallies. Each morning and afternoon, we'll get you pumped up with activities and inspiration. They'll kick-start your day of education and re-energize you for the evening!

    Dustin Garis will challenge you on day 1 (our day of Inspiration) to revolt against the routine and start creating memorable experiences. Re-invent yourself, be anti-establishment, and start rewriting the rules instead of adhering to them. Start designing experiences that capture people's senses and help you win back their attention.

    It is what people wanta Stop planning meetings. Start designing experiences!

    Revolt against routine and create memorable experiences

    - Dustin Garis

    Dustin Garis is presented by: Engage Your Stage

    Welcome to the Experience Economy. As the Chinese proverb states, "Hearing something a thousand times is less impactful than experiencing it once." Why then do we spend the bulk of our focus on brand messages instead of brand experiences? There's a shift taking place -- leadership brands (from Coke to Mr. Clean) have stopped talking about their brand, to now focus on experiences that get people to live their brand. This represents the single largest white-space opportunity for brands to grow: real life. Taking your brand off the shelf and out of media, to authentically enrich people's life experiences, generates the highest level of loyalty, advocacy, and sales (with a game-changing 95% lift).Learning Objectives:

    Live your brand -- Create a brand experience that makes a profound impact in people's lives.Be a troublemaker -- Make change to uncover the next breakthrough innovationRevolt against routine -- Craft engagements that are memorable (and shareable) for years to come.

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    Festivals That Are Influencing Corporate Meetings and Events

    Jun 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 12:30pm

    Identification: SU06

    Credits: None available.

    1 Clock Hour | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

    According to a Nielsen report, 32 million people attend a music festival in the U.S. each year. So, it's no surprise that companies and associations are opting for this new approach to reach employees and stakeholders.

    Festivals are fun, inspiring and technologically advanced. But, most importantly, they are engaging and immersivea"two things every company strives for when communicating to staff. Are you thinking of ways you can leverage this trend to drive creativity and technology at your meeting or event? Or, does the prospect of the format make your head spin?

    Let LEO Events, a global events agency that connects brands to people through powerful moments, show you how it's done. Kevin Brewer, Principal, and Kevin Underwood, SVP, will share tips on integrating this exciting, fresh concept into your business gatherings and eventsa"and, they'll guide you through the dos and don'ts of festival management.

    Learning Objectives:

    Attendees of this session will walk away with a comprehensive how-to plan for incorporating both technology and festivals into meetings of any size. Outcome one: Technology, the engine running it all. Attendees will learn how to score KPIs and ROI; how to utilize attendee tracking tools for operations as well as for boosting the guest experience; must-do security and logistics measurements; and much more.Outcome two is providing real-life examples and ideas on incorporating the vibe into your event, such as creating engaging, non-traditional presentation and breakout areas to mimic festival performance stages, venues and acts.Outcome three will explore ways to treat your attendees like VIP festival patrons. From constant communication via building custom websites, event apps and social media plans all the way to food and beverage choices and "indulgences" one would experience at a festival.

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    Navigating Public Accommodation Laws for a Successful Meeting

    Jun 3, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 12:30pm

    Identification: SU08

    Credits: None available.

    0.5 Clock Hours | Domain C: Risk Management 

    Navigating Public Accommodation Laws for a Successful Meeting is a panel discussion where three experienced meeting planners will present information and respond to questions regarding individual state legislation and its impact on the gender reality of restrooms as it pertains to successful meetings. The panelists will present scenarios and solutions for today's environment.Learning Objectives:

    Understand how this requirement effects meeting planners.Explore potential scenarios & implement solutions.

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    Speaker(s):
    • James Delmar, National Accounts Manager, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

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    WEC18 Behind the Scenes

    Jun 3, 2018 12:30pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 1:00pm

    Identification: INT02

    Credits: None available.

    Interviews, takeaways and other WEC18 Day 1-related inspiration

    Speaker(s):
    • Stephanie Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, MBA, Chief Hybrid Strategist and Founder, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC

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    WEC18 Behind the Scenes

    Jun 3, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 2:15pm

    Identification: INT03

    Credits: None available.

    Welcome back! Here's what you can expect this afternoon.

    Speaker(s):
    • Stephanie Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, MBA, Chief Hybrid Strategist and Founder, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC
    • Christine Couvelier, Culinary Executive, Executive Chef, Global Culinary Trendologist, Culinary Concierge

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    6 Steps to a Zero Waste Event

    Jun 3, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 3:45pm

    Identification: SU12

    Credits: None available.

    0.50 Clock Hours | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

    Waste often seems inevitable in the events industry, but following a few simple steps will enable you to dramatically reduce the amount of waste generated by your events. In this session you'll learn the six step process to implementing a waste reduction practice and how to measure your results.Learning Objectives:

    Understand the difference between a zero waste event and a zero waste planning processUnderstand the six steps of the zero waste event planning process, including how to calculate the waste diversion rate of an eventBegin considering how the zero waste process can apply to their own events

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    Speaker(s):
    • Julia Spangler, Sustainable Events Consultant and Editor in Chief of Fair For All Guide

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    WEC18 Behind the Scenes

    Jun 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 4:00pm

    Identification: INT04

    Credits: None available.

    Behind the Scenes with your WEC18 virtual co-host, Hybrid Event Authority's Steph Pfeilsticker.

    Speaker(s):
    • Stephanie Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, MBA, Chief Hybrid Strategist and Founder, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC

    Sunday Afternoon Pep Rally (INSPIRATION): "Biased, Who Me?"

    Jun 3, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 5:00pm

    Identification: SU14

    Credits: None available.

    1 Clock Hour | CAE Domain 5: Leadership 

    Why is it so hard for meetings and events to truly embrace a culture of inclusivity and to design experiences where people can truly be themselves.

    Learning Objectives:

    • You'll learn what unconscious bias is and how we are all biased.
    • How to overcome your own bias.
    • How to be an inclusive meeting professional.
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      WEC18 Day 1 Takeaways & Day 2 Preview

      Jun 3, 2018 5:00pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 5:15pm

      Identification: INT05

      Credits: None available.

      Discuss the inspiration you've experienced today and get a sneak preview of what you'll see tomorrow during WEC18 Day 2.

      Speaker(s):
      • Stephanie Pfeilsticker, CMP, CMM, DES, HMCC, MBA, Chief Hybrid Strategist and Founder, Hybrid Events Authority, LLC
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