June 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

June 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of June 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

June 2017


MPI has rolled out a new Academy website and SITE recently launched a new online learning portal for incentive travel professionals.

MPI Academy

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Expand Your Knowledge and Enhance Your Career

With hundreds of hours free to MPI members, this is your one-stop shop for meeting and event industry skill training, CE credits and certificate courses. Featuring live and on-demand instructor-led courses and webinars, it’s the perfect resource for the job you have-or the job you want.

On-Demand Education. Earn Professional Certificates Online · Gain Clock Hours · Purchase Virtual Event Passes · CMP Library · Instructor-led Trainings.

SITE Knowledge Centre

SITE Knowledge Centre

The SITE Knowledge Centre is a new online learning portal that serves as a repository for training, learning resources and job tools. Available to both SITE members and non-members, there are 12 courses featuring:

  • Entry to mid-level content
  • Assessment quizzes
  • Proof of Completion (which may be used to obtain CE credit)

Courses may be purchased as a track or individually. Additional mid-level certification will be available later this year.

SITE members receive complimentary access through 30 June.


6/1/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

Event Tech: What’s Your Apptitude?

 

Event Tech What’s Your Apptitude

Proposed 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

Mobile apps enhance the experience of event attendees…if they use it. Let’s discuss the right strategies to ensuring app adoption, reaching high-level of engagement, setting measurable objectives, allocating resources and building effective communication that keep you, your vendors and your event attendees all on the same page.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Consider ways you can optimize your event app—for you attendees, your stakeholders and your organization.
  • Learn best practices in event app use and management.
  • Find new ways you can utilize apps to meet your business objectives.

Speaker(s):

  • Matt Keowen, Vice President of Marketing, Guidebook

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6/1/2017

Webinar

Organizer:  Incentive

2 PM ET

How to Run a Consumer Loyalty Program

How to Run a Consumer Loyalty Program

Consumers are notoriously fickle these days, and breaking through the many loyalty offerings to grab their attention and keep it focused on your products or services requires creativity, sincerity, and a well-run program that provides real value to them… and just as importantly, to you.

In this free webcast moderated by Incentive‘s Leo Jakobson, attendees will learn insider tips on how to create a truly engaging and effective program in today’s highly competitive consumer loyalty marketplace. The session will offer recommendations on how to segment and target your audience, establish the right rewards and benefits, effectively measure program results, and assess which kind of loyalty you are truly earning from your customers.

Guest Speakers

  • Barry Kirk, vice president, Loyalty Solutions
    Maritz Motivation Solutions
  • Gregg O’Neill, Business Development Director
    Hinda Loyalty Group

NOTE: This session is primarily designed for Incentive Planners, Sales & Marketing, and Procurement Executives, and is also approved for Continuing Education Credits for the major incentive industry designations: Certified Incentive Specialists (CIS), Incentive Professionals (IP), Certified Professional of Incentive Management (CPIM), Certified Recognition Professional (CRP).

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6/2/2017 

Event

8:30 AM ET

Organizer:  Liz Caruso (King)

techsytalk Live 2017
Convene, New York City NY

Registration starts at 8:30a sharp. Cocktail + mingle starts at 5:00p

  • Free reliable wifi & charging. Bring all your gadgets
  • Breakfast, snack, Lunch, beverages – will be provided all complimentary courtesy of our hosts, CONVENE. Plus post conference libations onsite🍹🍺🍷
  • There will be comfortable areas for you to break away if you need & do work/take calls etc
  • We learn hard in a mad chill environment. 😎

Qualified MICE planners interested in attending techsytalk Live 2017 can receive an exclusive MICE.com 40% discount off registration. For those interested please reach out to Michael Mayhew at michael@mice.com or (410) 995-8482.

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6/13/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business Trends (Q2 2017)

Meetings Outlook - A Deep Dive into the Lastest Business Trends - Q2 2017

Sponsored by MGM and IMEX Group

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Meeting professionals are so over-taxed in the present, they often forget—or don’t have the time—to look ahead. Take a moment to preview the future based on MPI’s most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers. Brainstorm ways to start planning for the uncertain future with case studies and best practices from around the globe.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
  • Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
  • Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

Speaker(s):

  • Jessie States, CMM , Education Content Designer, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Bill Voegeli, President, Association Insights

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6/14/2017

Webinar

Organizer: M&C – Meetings & Conventions 

2 PM EDT

Devices Down! How to Keep Your Audience Fully Engaged

Devices Down - How to Keep Your Audience Fully Engaged

Today’s audiences need to be highly engaged — immediately — or they will tune out. Presenters are competing for the attention of demanding attendees who have short attention spans, low tolerance for talking heads, and the constantly diverting pull of their smartphones and other devices. Experts will discuss how the evolution of technology, culture and generational traits have led to changes in how education needs to be structured in order to be effective.

SPEAKERS

  • Kristi Casey Sanders, Director of Professional Development, Meeting Professionals International
  • Pete Honsberger, Director of Client Services, CultureShoc

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6/19-22/2017

Event

Organizer: MPI

MPI World Education Congress 2017
MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV

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Stop planning meetings. Start designing experiences.

The very core of what you do is changing, and the change is clear: people don’t want to attend meetings or events. They want to have experiences. MPI’s #WEC17 in Las Vegas will offer diverse and dynamic education that will show you how to design unique, unforgettable experiences that capture the imaginations of diverse audiences and rally them to connect, learn and interact.

Join more than 2,000 global event professionals and learn what’s trending, what’s changing and what you need to do to keep up with both.

Education

Choose from more than 70 education sessions and earn up to 13.5 clock hours. Search WEC sessions by day, topic and experience level.

All education will fall into these main eight areas of focus:

  • Security & Risk Management
  • Technology & Big Data
  • Event Operations
  • Personal & Career Development
  • Transforming Yourself from Planner to Producer
  • Transforming Yourself from Supplier to Partner
  • Event Marketing
  • Legal, Procurement & Compliance

Don’t miss the WEC Prep!  Webinar 6/6/17 at 11 AM Central

Think of this webinar as “must attend” if you’re eager to get the most out of your time at the event—especially one as rich in content and diverse in activities as WEC Maximizing your return on investment onsite at WEC is a two-step proposition: being aware of the opportunities that surround you, and taking advantage of them in a way that is unique to your needs and wants. It’s your opportunity to familiarize yourself with the innovative ways you can learn at the event and network with your colleagues in the industry, both inside and outside of the classroom. We will walk you through this year’s offerings in an interactive and personalized manner that will help you choose the areas of most value and interest to you.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with areas of individual interest and high-tech offerings at WEC 2017.
  • Lessen the intimidation of attending an event as large and overwhelming as WEC.
  • Maximize your return on investment from your attendance at WEC and interact with MPI staff who are responsible for staging the event.

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6/21/2017

Webinar

Organizer:  Successful Meetings 

2 PM ET

Site Selection Dos and Don’ts

 

Site Selection Dos and Don'ts

In this webcast, site selection specialists will detail a comprehensive strategy guide for how to conduct a successful site inspection. They will reveal best practices for gauging the ability of destinations and hotels to meet the general requirements of a meeting (such as what type of destination or property meets the event’s objective) as well as specific requirements such as room accommodations, F&B, technology, function space, and other important considerations.

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If you are hosting a professional development webinar, course, training session or event educating MICE professionals contact Michael Mayhew at michael@mice.com. Please send any links along with a brief description.

Meetings Industry Education May 2017

May 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities

MICE.com has compiled a collective list of professional development and educational opportunities from all sectors of the Meetings Industry for the month of May 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

May 2017


5/2/2017

Webinar

2 PM EDT

Uncovering Your Inner Event Superhero to Power Your Mobile Strategy

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There’s a hero inside everyone, and when it comes to meetings and events, sometimes it feels like we need actual superpowers just to do our jobs. And just like all legendary heroes, these superpowers are unique to each one of us.

Discover your inner ‘Event Planner Superhero’ and see how it informs your mobile strategy, before, during and after your events.

During this webinar, you will learn:

The importance of your inner superhero and how your powers impact your personal and professional life
The different types of planner superheroes, including key traits and characteristics
What you can do to use your superhero powers and skills to increase mobile adoption at your events

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5/4/2017

Webinar

1 PM CDT

Liability Risks in Today’s Tumultuous Times

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In today’s litigious society, the risk of liability is all around us.  From attrition to slip-and-falls, we have learned to negotiate contract language to manage common risks.  But new pitfalls arise every day.  In this session, we’ll discuss the application of well-known laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act to “disabilities” like food allergies as well as lesser known international laws such as the Volunteer Protection Act, U.K. Corporate Manslaughter Act, and “duty to rescue” laws.  There is even a trend toward holding hospitality partners liable for terrorism attacks. What new liability risk lurks around your corner and how are you going to address it proactively?

Learner Outcomes:

  • Identify liability issues that aren’t being fully addressed by your organization.
  • Apply the law to emerging technologies and the changing hospitality landscape.
  • Develop contract language and other strategies for managing or shifting some of the liability risk.

Presenter: Tyra Hilliard

1 Clock Hour

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5/10/2017

Webinar

2 PM ET

Emerging Meetings Tech and How to Use It

Emerging Meetings Tech and How to Use It

We check in with experts to discuss the newest meetings technology tools and how planners and show organizers are making the most of them at their events.

CMP: Domain I Marketing

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5/11/2017

Webinar

1 PM CDT

Designing Event Learning That Sticks

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Education is one of the top reasons why people choose to attend events, but the ante for earning rave reviews is rising fast. In today’s busy world, there’s so much more competing for the learner’s attention. In this webinar, we’ll explore smart ways to design learning that sticks. We’ll start with a closer look at session titles and descriptions that draw event guests in. Then, it’s on to the session experience, as we examine content delivery models and room sets that are more conducive for learning. We’ll wrap up with ideas to extend the session value runway to help attendees reap more rewards from their learning investment.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Describe how emotions factor into the learning design equation.
  • Explain how the environment can elevate or detract from the learner’s experience.
  • Identify three ways to combat the “Forgetting Curve” to help more attendees remember and apply key learnings in the workplace.

Presenter: Donna Kastner

1 Clock Hour

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5/16-18/2017

Event

IMEX Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany

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Education is at the heart of our show – and is completely free. This year we’re launching an exciting new day of education – ‘EduMonday’ to start the IMEX week.

You’ll also discover many lively and meaningful sessions to take part in throughout the show on our Inspiration Hub, dedicated to learning.

Take a look at our extensive education programme to create your own schedule. You can search for sessions to suit your needs – and to help you do so our programme is organised into 10 tracks including technology, business skills, diversity and marketing – see all the tracks here.

We’ll also be inspiring you with brand new IMEX itineraries – specially designed to give you unique ideas on how to plan your days at the show – coming soon.

The IMEX Talking Point for 2017 is ‘Purposeful Meetings: How to plan with deeper meaning, innovation and insight in mind’. Our talking point will introduce you to fresh new industry research. Don’t miss the keynote presentation of these findings on Wednesday 17 May. Read more.

Throughout the show you’ll find out how to make your meetings and events more purposeful using five key areas of event planning. We invite you to delve deeper here.

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5/17/2017

Webinar

1 PM EDT

Mindful Meetings

Health & Wellness initiatives have been a growing part of the meetings, events and hotel industries. Science tell us “stress is a killer.” Let’s be proactive by weaving a tapestry of Mindfulness practice, personally and professionally, before it becomes catastrophic. Incorporating this significant tool within your meetings and events will set the stage for a more successful program.

Due to empirical data, corporations have come to understand the significant value in well-being initiatives within the companies, not only for the culture and harmony of an organization, but also to the bottom line.

Within hotels, meetings and events, the movement has been spreading fast, from expanded spa offerings to wellness-related conference space, healthy F&B programs to wellness topics and activities for keynotes and sessions, just to name a few. Although many aspects of wellness can be targeted, from exercise to nutrition, the most foundational and impactful of all well-being initiatives is the Mindfulness movement.

Join Meetings Today and our sponsor, one of California’s most iconic and beautiful beach city destinations, Visit Huntington Beach, as well as Mindfulness expert Lee Papa, for this innovative webinar, Mindful Meetings. This session will take the mystery out of the topic of Mindfulness and provide the knowledge needed to implement a successful Mindfulness initiative within your program–and keep your clients happy and praising you for years to come.

After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:

  • Explore “What is Mindfulness?”
  • Review examples of successful incorporation of Mindfulness within meetings and the impact for attendees
  • Review poorly informed wellness initiative results and how the success target can be missed
  • Understand the benefits of Mindfulness programs and practice to the individual personally
  • Explore the benefits of Mindfulness programs and practice to the individual professionally
  • Understand the value that Mindfulness within meetings and events provides the client
  • Understand the significant takeaway of providing a Mindfulness program within a technology-driven world

Earn CEUs: CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Meeting or Event Design Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.

Presenter: Lee Papa

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5/18/2017

Webinar

2 PM ET

How to Become a Top Negotiator

How to Become a Top Negotiator

This webcast will explore the positions taken by both suppliers and planners when negotiating. Participants will learn the techniques of professional negotiators and how to use these techniques to leverage the value of their meetings against the most important bargaining factors considered by suppliers.

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5/23/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

Visioning the Meeting Room of the Future

Meeting Room of the Future

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting Design

The way people interact has changed a lot in the last few years. This includes participants’ interactions at meetings and events. Consider findings from recent global research from the International Association of Conference Centres into meeting surroundings—not only the rooms themselves, but also the spaces where delegates congregate, network and socialize. Understand how the meeting space affects learning and networking, and ultimately the goals and objectives of your meetings and events.

Learner Outcomes:

    • Learn how different meeting rooms support learning outcomes and help maximize meeting ROI.
    • Develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants.
    • Consider the different venue types and non-traditional room layouts that help foster connections between and among delegates.

Speaker:  Mark Cooper, IACC

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5/23/2017

Webinar

1 PM CDT

Could 360° / VR be your most powerful medium?

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From Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift, 360° and Virtual Reality (VR) is a growing reality for the meetings and events business. The meeting planner now has the ability to provide their stakeholders a preview of the final destination, and creative companies can immerse audiences & attendees in stories like never before. Since 360° and VR are still emerging technologies, the brands that embrace it are paving the way for future marketers, creative visionaries and unique experiences. This webinar will aim to peek “behind the drape” and demystify 360° / VR technology while providing practical and relevant information to apply 360° / VR in your meeting or event.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Analyse the 360° / VR market
  • Comprehend what it takes for 360° / VR to be successful
  • Apply & Execute 360° / VR on your next event

Presenter: Chris Wissinger

1 Clock Hour

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5/23/2017

Webinar

2 PM ET

Winning with Gamification: How to Engage your Attendees and Increase Mobile Adoption

Winning with Gamification How to Engage your Attendees and Increase Mobile Adoption

At events, games can be serious business. With the pressure for planners to create attendee engagement at events at an all-time high, savvy professionals are turning to technology and social media to build meaningful connections.

Hear the freshest ways you can use social media and in-app gamification to help your attendees get the most of your event. Plus, you’ll learn from a planner who’s used gamification to increase attendee engagement by leveraging their mobile app to improve networking, education, and social interactions.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • How to use gamification as a fun way to engage your audience
  • How to use social media so every generation is part of the conversation
  • How social media and gamification can work together to create a memorable event experience

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5/23-24/2017

Event

2017 ASAE Xperience Design Project (XDP)
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD

Xperience Design Project (XDP) Event Banner

What is XDP?

Xperience Design Project is an event built specifically for leaders who plan, design, execute, and support association events and want to:

  • Attract the people you need to your meeting, trade show, or conference
  • Create relevant experiences for your audience before, during, and after your event
  • Keep attendees engaged and, most importantly, coming back

Who Should Attend?

With 1,000+ association meeting professionals and industry experts in event planning, marketing, technology, and experience design, the first-ever XDP is going to redefine how trade shows, conferences, and events are created and delivered. XDP is for:

  • Meetings & Event Directors
  • Marketing & Brand Strategists
  • Business Developers
  • Membership Directors
  • Industry Partners
  • Heads of Technology & Operations
  • PR & Public Affairs Directors

That means you! Come solo for $695 or save by bringing your team. It’s buy two, get one free.

Why You Can’t Miss XDP

Whether your goal is to increase event attendance or reach, improve the format of programming, create stronger marketing campaigns, explore new technology, or develop a more relevant on-site experience for your members—you’ll discover practical ways to improve the results of your events at Xperience Design Project. Specifically, you’ll leave XDP with:

  • 5 practical frameworks you can use to increase the ROI of your next event
  • Deeper understanding of how Marketing, Learning, Technology, Location, and Experience Design all play critical roles in the success of your events
  • Dozens of new business partners who can help solve the challenges you face
  • A new, strategic perspective that you can apply to any event in the future
  • Knowledge and proven tactics that can help you reach new attendees and keep loyal attendees coming back year after year

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5/25/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

Meetings Measurement: Post-Event Research

Meetings Measurement Post-Event Research

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 and objectives–the ROE (experience), ROO (objective), and ROI (investment). Discover a list of post-meeting lifecycle dimensions (what to measure) and guidance on how to conduct post-event qualitative interviews and group discussions. Learn a model for post-event question sets for ROE, ROO and ROI and the survey structure necessary for your specific meetings.

Learner Outcomes:

      • Identify specific, key post-meeting research methods and how/when to use them within the process of measuring post-event ROE, ROO and ROI.
      • Learn how to design a post-event results research plan for your selected research method (ROE, ROO, ROI).
      • Learn how to draft a content outline for qualitative and quantitative post-event stakeholder/attendee questionnaires.

Speaker:  Ira Kerns

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5/30/2017

Webinar

11 AM Central

How to Hybrid: Your Guide to Taking Your Events Online

How to Hybrid Your Guide to Taking Your Events Online

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Management

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 with traditional live events to create new types of experiences and content delivery tools. Discover the basic tools and skills you need to take your event online to a broader audience, and increase you reach to an increasingly diverse audience.

Learner Outcomes:
  • Find the basic building blocks you will need to use to implement a successful hybrid event.
  • Understand the full hybrid event process–from defining your objectives to content design and engagement to measuring and reporting the effectiveness of your event.
  • Review successful hybrid models from today’s top companies.

Speaker:  Jessie States, CMM, Manager of Professional Development, Meeting Professinoals International

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5/31/2017

Webinar

1 PM EDT

Going Global: International Meetings

Planning international meetings, events and conventions presents inherent logistical and cultural challenges, including communications, sourcing and risk management.

Join Meetings Today and international meetings expert David Kliman, president of The Kliman Group, to learn best practices on how to manage global meetings.

After attending this webinar, the attendee will learn the following:

  • How to prepare and implement an effective risk management strategy
  • How to source and manage global meetings
  • Discover proven methods to manage communications with global suppliers and attendees

Earn CEUs: CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Project Management Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.

Presenter: David Kliman

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5/31/2017

Webinar

1 PM CDT

Using Data to Improve Event Experiences and Revenues

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Many organizations are exploring more advanced conference data gathering methods to better understand attendee wants, needs, and behavior. While this is a fantastic step in moving towards a more data-guided approach, what does it mean to the organization, and what are the right business questions to ask and answer through this process? This webinar will provide both a walkthrough of ‘how to guide this process within your organization, as well as spending some time discussing potential experience improvement steps and metrics. Potential impacts to trade show, exhibit, and non-dues revenue will be explored, as well as specific applications in marketing, communications, web content, and more.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Gain greater awareness of new event technologies
  • Better understand data maturity within their organization and what is possible by using data
  • Become aware of multiple revenue opportunities that are accessible via deliberate use of data

Presenter: Thad Lurie

1 Clock Hour

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If you are hosting a professional development webinar, course, training session or event educating MICE professionals contact Michael Mayhew at michael@mice.com. Please send any links along with a brief description.