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Back to the Basics of Hotel Contracts

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning Understanding hotel contract basics is critical to both planners and suppliers. This session is for novice to intermediate planners or a refresher course for senior planners. We will cover legal tips...

Budget Phobia: Try These Simple Tips

1 Hour Domain B: Project In this challenging economic environment, it is crucial that you do not have budget phobia. After all, it is just math!

Choosing Green Hotels and Venues

1 Hour Domain H: Site Management Discover what to look for when searching for the most sustainable option for your meeting/event. Learn about innovations in sustainable meetings and identify and learn the right questions to ask. Learn...

Engaging Suppliers for Sustainable Event Outcomes

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning In this session, you'll learn strategic tactics and examples of how to engage suppliers to drive sustainable event performance. Learning Objectives: Create a strategic process and framework to...

Virtual Meetings 101: Overview and Applications for Face-to-Face Events

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning This presentation reviews the basics meeting and event planners need to know to get started in the virtual arena. Learning Objectives: Understand the different types of virtual meetings...

20 Minutes Can Change Your Career

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning Do you want to convince your executives of the strategic value of meetings and events? Would you like to have a ready-made presentation that shows them how your function can produce eye-popping business...

Power Excel for the Meeting Professional

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning Excel users who are already comfortable with Excel fundamentals (from creating spreadsheets to sorting & filtering information) will learn how to go way beyond the basics in this webinar. Learning...

Why Sustainability Reporting is Here to Stay

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning Reporting has become a predominant feature in corporate sustainability and responsibility platforms. In the next wave, reporting is moving from corporations to large events and meetings. To better...

Site Inspection Aspects & Requirements

1 Hour Domain B: Project Management Site inspections are in-person meetings at a potential venue or with a vendor to review the physical properties, service, event space, and to meet all interested parties. This is a highly recommended...

Allergens/Dietary Restrictions in Event Planning

Does it seem like every single person attending your events is either allergic to a particular food or abstaining from an entire food group? This session will help explain the big eight food allergens as well touch on the most common dietary...

Eliminate Mistakes Using Powerful Questions and Clarity

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...

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

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...

How to Multiply Time

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...

Productivity in Hand: The Five Things Every Professional Nerd Should Be Able to Do on the Go

Are you making the most of your mobile device? This session helps you discover tech tools for work that you can use from your mobile device to make you more efficient, connected, and organized. Learning Objectives: Stay connected to...

Negotiating With Venues

Meeting venues are your biggest expense and are often the most negotiable. Yet, venue sales managers are far better at negotiation than planners. In this session, you'll learn strategies and tactics that even the odds. You'll also find the...

Sketchbook Basics: Unlock Creativity at Home, School or Work

When you put pen to paper, you open your heart and unlock creativity. In this course, you will discover the wonderful world of doodling, along with many practical applications you can begin applying today. You may be thinking, “I can’t draw.”...

The Devil Is In The Details: Mobile App RFP Questions and Answers

This session is a case study of an actual mobile app proposal process along with the key questions asked and their responses. It will take a look at the importance of each question and how the answers affect the functionality and attendee...

The Link between Motivation and Incentives

What’s your motivation to change? This Course will equip participants with the “whys” of incentive travel: why incentive travel works as a vehicle for loyalty and engagement, and how it can be used as a tool to foster behavior change. Learning...

Understanding Food Cost

Why is a chicken wing $4? This interactive session will explain the factors that influence food cost in events. Event menus will be broken down by cost, with suggestions on how to exceed your participants’ expectations while maintaining your...

WiFi 101: Comprehension & Negotiation Tools

Do you feel inadequately prepared to negotiate for WiFi because you don't know enough about it? Join us as we discuss the basics of WiFi including a WiFi network, what is important and what isn't, as well as basic questions you should ask when...

What’s Your Competitive Edge? The 3 Step System to Building a Personal Brand That Creates Career Stability

Through personal stories and Improv games from over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Judi Holler will help you understand why an authentic personal brand is critical to success in life and business. Learning Objectives:...

The Why Variable: Understanding the Strategic Purpose of Your Meetings

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning You know that the meetings you plan are invaluable to the success of your business or organization, but your executives’ goals and objectives for your events are elusive. What questions should you ask...

Social Media 201: Content Curation, Time Management and Audience Engagement

1 Hour Domain I: Marketing Congrats! You're being social. Now what? Managing multiple profiles can be overwhelming and more than a little intimidating. If you're not seeing any return on the time you're spending on social platforms or if...

Taking the Tiger by the Tail: Seizing Control of Your Career Destiny

The very nature of how we manage our professional career and go about finding new/additional work has radically shifted due to emerging technologies and constantly changing economic conditions. There is no such thing as ‘job security' in today's...

Come On Get 'Appy: Trends, Best Practices and the Future of Event Apps

Transform Your Meeting: The Five Principles of Meeting Design

Best Practices in Technology Ecosystem Management

Meeting Responsibly: Change Begins With You

Transportation: It's Getting Around

Proposed 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design From insurance to cancellations, planning for safe, effective and efficient transportation can be one of the most complicated and critical elements of your events. Discover best...

Real Talk: The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Services

Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning How beneficial is outsourcing event services really to an organization? What challenges do organizations face when implementing an outsourcing strategy? Discuss the benefits and challenges...

Safety & Security: Are Your Attendees at Risk?

Sponsored by Marriott Proposed 1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management The world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for security or...

Social Media Open Door Policy

How to Make Tradeshows Work for Your Business

Tradeshows are sometimes a controversial event format. Building a presence requires a significant investment and corporate event managers struggle to show the value and ROI from them. The “coldness” of the leads generated and the variety of...

Improving eRFP Outcomes (or: Overcoming the Goldilocks Syndrome)

Do you ever feel you are in the Goldilocks syndrome? Do you feel you are providing: too much, too little, or just the right amount of information in your response to your client’s Request for Proposal (RFP)? Do you suspect you are unable to make...

How to Stay Off the 6 o'Clock News: Travel Safety & Risk Management

Business travel can be aggravating, stressful and potentially dangerous. Constant flight delays, security challenges, changes in time zones and climates play havoc with body and mind. With changes in diet, poor eating habits, little exercise,...

Value-Based Negotiations: How Hotels Value Your Meeting

In today’s value centric environment, clearly there are increased expectations by senior management for improved planner productivity, added meeting value, cost savings, hotel contract risk reduction and ROI. Add to the equation the introduction...

Safety and Security: It’s Everyone’s Business

Join representatives from various industry organizations including IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events) who will discuss this new collaborative initiative, and by extension their members, can work together to make our...

Buckle Up: a Hybrid Event Strategy Crash Course

Steph Pfeilsticker will guide you through what you need to know to plan a hybrid event. Based on her comprehensive 5-week hybrid event planning series, she is packing the best of the best to deliver you the content you need to know to be...

Futureproofing Your Career: How to Stay Relevant in the Age of Automation

We are living in an age where robots and technology are replacing jobs left and right. Technology is here to make our lives easier and it is also rapidly changing the way the world operates. The rapid rate at which automation is occurring...

Transportation Best Practices

Discuss the process for procuring and and qualifying companies to provide meeting and event transportation. Also, discuss current technology options and the impact of "disruptive technologies" on the duty of care for the meetings and events...

Meetings Measurement: Post-Event Research

Sponsored by MeetingMetrics Proposed: 1 hour Domain A Strategic Planning Learn the structure and content requirements for qualitative and quantitative tracking methods to measure the accomplishment of your meeting's goals...

Under the Hood of Small Meeting Venues

Sponsored by the IACC Meetings Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning When considering events of 150 delegates or less, there are myriad venue types that claim to satisfy smaller meetings. In this webinar, we will explore...

The Science of Audience Engagement

Proposed 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design Sponsored by Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Creating engaging meeting experiences can be a challenging prospect for meeting professionals, but science is here to help....

Three Keys for Handling Difficult People when Planning Events

Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we worked in a meetings world where everyone gets along and does what they are supposed to do, when they are supposed to do it and in the way WE want it done?...

Activity is Not Productivity

"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...

Strategic Hotel Contracts: Plan & Think Before You Ink

Proposed 1 Hour Domain D: Financial Management Hotel contracts are complicated, but are a must to define responsibilities and make mutual obligations perfectly clear. In the Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) landscape, hotel contract risk...

Track and Leverage Meeting Spend for Maximum Success

Proposed 1 Hour Domain D: Financial Management We have all heard the term "information is power" and clearly this is true when it comes to consolidating meeting activity and spend data to enhance negotiations and deliver ROI. Meetings are...

Successful Negotiations in a Seller’s Market

Sponsored by  Experience Scottsdale Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain D: Financial Management Meeting demand is up, way up and new hotel room supply is low, especially in the four and five star brands. In 2015, hotel occupancy, average...

Hybrid 101: Your Guide to Taking Your Events Online

Proposed .5 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning Hybrid is the breakout star of the meeting industry, but it requires meeting professionals to stretch their creativity, strategizing, execution and measurement and integrate technology...

Be Hip with the Way You Ship

Proposed .5 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning No matter event length or type, meeting professionals most likely will need to ship things there. Make sure your materials arrive on time and in good condition with tips on best and next...

Technology: Fad or New Normal

Sponsored by  Explore Asheville Proposed .5 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning Meeting professionals see many challenges as they look to the future of events, and one of the biggest is how to make better...

Signs of the Times

Proposed .5 Clock Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning For years, meeting professionals have used event signs for directional and informational purposes, helping participants navigate event spaces and the experiences therein. Increasingly,...

Monday Afternoon Pep Rally (IDEATION): Think Different - Creating Better Ideas Faster and Enjoying the Process along the Way with Pre-Show Entertainment by Dena Blizzard

On Day 2, we are providing you with ideas to start designing experiences. Please join Duncan Wardle to: Think Different - Ever wonder why your best ideas come to you in the shower. Wanted to know how Walt Disney came up with the idea for...

STRENGTHEN Everything You Write

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain I: Marketing Meeting planning professionals spend lots of time communicating, often in written form. Poorly written messages can be hurried or unclear, cause a need to double back too often. Beware! Mistakes in...

How to Motivate and Engage Event Participants

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How to Keep Up with Change in the Meeting Industry

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain A:  Strategic Planning Change is constant in all industries, which is reflected even to a greater extent in the meeting industry.  Knowing how to deal with change effectively and purposefully is a...

Principles of Event Design – Tips, Tricks & Tools

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain G:  Meeting or Event Design Today’s event attendees are looking for meaningful, memorable and enriching experiences more so than ever before, and the stakes are higher!  Context for delivering your...

“Project Management” – Working the System!

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Navigating Public Accommodation Laws for a Successful Meeting

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...

6 Steps to a Zero Waste Event

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...

Peak Engagement: Optimizing Your Trade Show Experience

Discover key insights on how to effectively meet your trade show attendee, exhibitor and sponsor goals, based on new learnings from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). Understand the motivations behind why business professionals...

Understanding The Silver Tsunami and In-Person Gatherings

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain D:  Financial Management Meeting and event planners are searching for ways to reach and engage the 110 million people over 50 in the US. While the generation control 70% of disposable income and...

Understanding and Eliminating Workplace Harassment

The Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force presents its first webinar. The webinar is sponsored by AWE, IMEX, MPI and SITE, content support is provided by MPI and is hosted by Martin C. Lowery of OpusVertex International, LLC. In the wake...

Designing PURPOSEFUL Experiences

Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain G:  Meeting or Event Design The industry is abuzz with conversation about designing better experiences, which is a critical component to increasing the value of meetings. The key is to design purposeful...

The Keys to Creating, Curating and Cultivating Strong Partner Relationships

Meeting designers work with vendors and suppliers all the time. In a best-case scenario, these relationships help both parties shine and do their work better, but as with any relationship, challenges crop up, misunderstandings happen and...

Legacy: The Power of Events

Events change lives, businesses and communities. In this journey through the most inspiring events from around the world, we look at how a change in behavior becomes a legacy. How do some events become life-changing experiences and leave an...

Creative Cost Savings Techniques for the Savvy Meeting Professional

Sponsored by Kalahari Proposed 1 Clock Hour Domain D: Financial Management With minimal budget increases year over year, and hotel fees and surcharges increasing exponentially, meeting professionals are tasked to do...

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