2016 World Education Congress


Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is committed to providing industry-leading professional development, networking and marketplace opportunities for our members. The annual World Education Congress (WEC) is the signature event through which MPI delivers top-rated education, networking and business opportunities to the meeting and event community. For 3 ½ days, WEC attendees are immersed in a variety of learning experiences designed to give you the competitive edge when planning meetings.

WEC features programming and people that will allow attendees to think and grow in new ways. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics that will not only impact their individual performance, but also understand the impact to the industry as a whole. WEC educational sessions give attendees the best tools, exposure to sound business practices and the latest business trends.

WEC provides attendees with outstanding networking and marketplace opportunities for conducting business. With both formal and informal scheduled face-to-face activities, WEC attendees can connect to industry peers and partners that will allow them to expand their business network.

Purchase individual sessions for $34.99 each or a full conference pass that includes access to all 69 sessions, worth nearly 70 clock hours worth of education for just $799 (a $400 savings off the full conference rate).

Standard: $99.00
Essential: $49.00
Preferred: $49.00
Premier: $0.00

Sessions

10 Ways to Attract and Retain Millennials

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Human Resources

Credits: None available.

The Millennials: a generation of digital professionals who are entering our workforce. It takes more than daily donuts and cool tech tools to recruit and retain. This session addresses the inherent challenges in this new generation as well as an action plan on how to recruit and retain them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to attract Millennials to your workplace.
  • Understand what makes a Millennial a valuable member of your team.
  • Create an environment that not only will attract them to your workplace but keep them on your team.

Speaker(s):
  • Nicole Newman, Vice President / Executive Recruiter, SearchWide
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

5 Simple Job Search Strategies and 5 You May Not Have Thought About

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Credits: None available.

There are many directions you can go in your job search. There are the basics – the tried and true strategies. But, it’s a new world with new strategies that can put you ahead of your peers. This session will cover both old and new to elevate your search.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use successful job search techniques to land a new job – including must haves with resumes, networking, interviewing, and cover letters.
  • Use search strategies that will allow you to effectively propel your job search in 2016.
  • Work with applicant tracking systems, job websites, and use social media in your job search.

This session was not approved for CMP-IS clock hours, but may count towards other industry designations such as the CAE.

Speaker(s):
  • Nicole Newman, Vice President / Executive Recruiter, SearchWide
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

7 Key Strategies for Preventing Room Block Decline

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Meeting and Event Design

Credits: None available.

Current market conditions, attendee preferences, and the perception of your event's value are just some of the factors affecting your contracted room block.

Are we at the point of no return? Will room blocks eventually become a thing of the past? Engage with our panel of industry experts who will share their first-hand observations of successful room block practices. Learn new room block trends and how you can position your event to prevent the decline of your room block.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current room block trends.
  • Explore the pros and cons of allowing the decline of your contracted room block.
  • Identify which strategies are important for your specific event.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Driving Forces in Meetings & Events

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Strategic Planning

Credits: None available.

Our industry has become more complex with issues like room piracy, cyber security, and meetings advocacy. It is critical to understand economic concerns and forecasts that will dictate behavior in the meetings environment. Industry veteran Michael Dominguez shares the latest trends and how they affect your meetings.\

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine pricing demands in today's meeting market.
  • Understand behavior changes in audiences of the future.
  • Review the future of meeting room design and the influences behind the trends.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $34.99

Eliminate Mistakes Using Powerful Questions and Clarity

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Strategic Planning

Credits: None available.

Your events have many moving parts and people who are relying on you to bring it all together. Miscommunication can quickly derail all of your hard work. In this session, you will explore the three keys to asking powerful questions to help you quickly gather more accurate and detailed requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the three keys to powerful questions to gather accurate and detailed requirements.
  • Identify true versus superficial needs.
  • Use two simple techniques to improve clarity.

Speaker(s):
  • Mark Vickers, Communication Consultant, Speaking Is Selling
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

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How to Multiply Time

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Credits: None available.

In this session, Rory Vaden shares ideas for how to increase your self-discipline, overcome procrastination and as a result get better control of your time to grow your business and achieve your goals in life!

Learning Objectives:

  • Use clear methodologies for defining what your priorities really are in life and in business.
  • Feel more empowered to say "no" to the things that don’t matter so you can say "yes" to the things that do.
  • Employ solutions to give yourself more margin in life without compromising your results.

This session was not approved for CMP-IS clock hours, but may count towards other industry designations such as the CAE.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Flipped Classrooms, Micro-Learning, Digital Credentials and More: Innovations In Education and Their Impact on Meetings

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Meeting and Event Design

Credits: None available.

The education industry is undergoing massive disruption, driven by a wide range of innovations in learning and development. This session will help you stay abreast of these developments and empower you to determine which ones should be implemented in your meetings to foster greater engagement, learning, and retention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how flipped learning works, list benefits and drawbacks, and identify key factors to insure success.
  • Describe methods for helping attendees apply concepts learned at your meeting to their day-to-day operations.
  • Explain how digital credentials work, how they can be used to add value to your meetings, and what factors should be in place for them to have traction.

Speaker(s):
  • Howard Givner, Managing Director, Head of Americas, Grass Roots Meetings & Events
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Let Your Meetings Soar Into the Cloud

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Strategic Planning

Credits: None available.

This session provides a practical look at using cloud technologies to better manage meetings and events. Learn what cloud computing is (and isn't) and gain cost savings, increased efficiencies, and better collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss what cloud computing is (and isn’t) and why it makes sense for the busy meeting professional.
  • Review several areas where our small business, clients, and colleagues entered the Cloud using various solutions and get practical advice on how these may work for you and your organization.
  • Gain cost savings, increased efficiencies, and better collaboration through use of cloud computing.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Master Class: Rethinking Stress and Sustaining Positive Change

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Credits: None available.

Take a deeper dive into the fascinating work around Strategic Happiness with our Opening General Session Keynote speaker Amy Blankson. In this Master Class, Amy will share more details on strategic happiness and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way in the midst of change and challenge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Minimize the effects of burnout by rethinking stress.
  • Inoculate your brain against negativity and setback.
  • Create a renewable source of positive energy that maximizes your impact.

This session was not approved for CMP-IS clock hours, but may count towards other industry designations such as the CAE.

Speaker(s):
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99

Navigating International C’s: Culture, Contracts, and Currency

Jun 12, 2016 12:00am ‐ Jun 12, 2016 12:00am

Strategic Domain: Strategic Planning

Credits: None available.

Planning and staging meetings outside the United States is fraught with legal and financial pitfalls. Professional meeting and convention organizers must understand the complexities and issues in three key areas when planning international meetings. This session, for novice and intermediate level planners, will address all three areas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how negotiating internationally is different from negotiating in the United States.
  • Identify critical contract terms to include in international contracts.
  • Implement strategies for handling risks with currency, deposits, and methods of payment in global contracts as well as preferred methods for dispute resolution in international contracts.

Speaker(s):
  • John Foster, JD, CHME, Partner, Attorney At Law, Foster, Jensen & Gulley
Members: $24.99
Standard: $34.99