IMEX 2017

Oct 9, 2017 ‐ Oct 12, 2017



Sessions

Purposeful MeetingsPurposeful Meetings

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Purposeful Meetings

Oct 9, 2017 8:30am ‐ Sep 20, 2010 9:30am

Identification: MON01

It can be a head-scratcher. Your event has all the key elements of success: valuable and timely education, networking opportunities with colleagues and more than a bit of fun. So, why aren’t people paying attention and participating? Perhaps it’s because we are designing events that work against how our brains are wired. In this session, we will explore the social drivers of the brain and how it can increase participant’s engagement, influence their learning, and increase networking capacity. We will explore the “why” behind people’s actions and behaviors and how that translates into an exceptional and valuable experience design. You’ll leave with a model that identifies five key motivational drivers for human behavior and decision making and you’ll take-away examples of how to best leverage that model to get your attendees focused, engaged and coming back for more.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Uncover why we decide what we do and how to influence decision making and creativity.
  • Discover 5 key factors that drive our social brain and behavior.
  • Explore how to design effective event experiences based on our social brain.

Speaker(s):
  • Janet Sperstad, Program Director, Meeting and Event Management , Madison College
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $24.99
Preferred: $24.99
Essential: $24.99

Activity is Not ProductivityActivity is Not Productivity

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Activity is Not Productivity

Oct 10, 2017 8:30am ‐ Oct 10, 2017 9:30am

Identification: TUE01

"When talented workers are lost in unnecessary emails, meetings, reporting and other low-value tasks, they crawl toward their pivotal objectives. Distraction, interruption and unnecessary complexity further muddle their creative spark. And they have no time to think!
Imagine instead a workplace where the majority of time is spent on tasks of true importance. Where thoughtful time is a priority and where norms and habits protect employees from touching work that drains them. 
This is a WhiteSpace culture; one where strategic pauses allow time for strategy and insight — and it's creating it may be easier than you think."

Learner Outcome: 

  • Bring positive changes to yourself and your organization by examining the critical difference between activity and true productivity, between cramming in more tasks and selectively choosing to dive into the right ones with thoughtfulness.
  • Create a customized roadmap toward more WhiteSpace at the individual, team and organizational level. 
  • Identify strategies to create more meaningful moments and foster insights for your attendees.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $24.99
Preferred: $24.99
Essential: $24.99

Prosperity Ahead or Not?Prosperity Ahead or Not?

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Prosperity Ahead or Not?

Oct 11, 2017 8:30am ‐ Oct 11, 2017 9:30am

Identification: WED01

As President Trump tries to negotiate with Republicans and with Democrats, meeting planners must grapple with crucial questions:  Will the economy continue to grow, and will corporate earnings improve, providing the wherewithal for more corporate meeting activity?  Can the Federal Reserve Board prod the economy to recover, while nudging interest rates higher?  Will the president’s “get-tough” attitude with China, Mexico, and Canada impede international commerce and travel? Will energy prices stay in a comfortable zone or will OPEC re-establish its market power and drive prices higher? Todd Buchholz has delivered keynotes at the White House, Treasury Department, UK Parliament, as well as the Mexican and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges.  His recently-released book The Price of Prosperity was named a “must-read” by the Wall Street Journal and received strong reviews from top advisors to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. By “connecting the dots” of the world economy, Todd will help you develop a timely vision for the economy, the financial markets, and the political challenges ahead.

Learner Outcome: 

  • examine the forces that determine the US and world economic growth
  • identify the political forces at work and the tradeoffs that policymakers must face up to in their decision-making
  • discover the leadership skills needed for companies to navigate a volatile economic and political climate.

Speaker(s):
  • Todd Buchholz, internationally-known commentator on the world economy, technology and financial markets.
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $24.99
Preferred: $24.99
Essential: $24.99

Brent BushnellBrent Bushnell

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Brent Bushnell

Oct 12, 2017 8:30am ‐ Oct 12, 2017 9:30am

Identification: THUR

Creating Innovative Experiences through Interactive Experiences and Immersive Entertainment

Learner Outcome:

  • Evaluate innovative events to identify key aspects that make immersive and interactive programs successful
  • Identify trends supporting a push towards interactive and immersive
  • Establish best practices for innovation and creativity

Speaker(s):
Standard: $34.99
Premier: $24.99
Preferred: $24.99
Essential: $24.99