Category Archives: Educators

June 2017 MICE Educational Opportunities 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

MPI Academy logo

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.



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.


  • Matt Keowen, Vice President of Marketing, Guidebook




Organizer:  Incentive


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).




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 40% discount off registration. For those interested please reach out to Michael Mayhew at or (410) 995-8482.




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.


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




Organizer: M&C – Meetings & Conventions 


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.


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




Organizer: MPI

MPI World Education Congress 2017
MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV

WEC 2017 Banner

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.


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.




Organizer:  Successful Meetings 


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.


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

Who is on MICE

Who is on MICE

Who is on MICE

All sectors of MICE industry: Planners of all backgrounds, suppliers, association leaders, trade show organizers, educators, students, media representatives and bloggers.

Planners MICE bring planners from all backgrounds together

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Association leaders from

MPI, PCMA, SITE and more

MICE industry trade show organizers from

IMEX, IBTM and more

Educators and Students

Rob Davidson: MICE Knowledge, Corbin Ball: Corbin Ball Associates and more


Sales & Marketing Management magazine, Questex, Northstar Travel Media and more


Are Morch – Hotel Blogger & Social Media Manager and more

This is your community and we are always open to suggestions. If you have any ideas or wish to share your feedback please contact Michael at

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MICE for Educators & Speakers is an online community for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions industry. At MICE we are working to foster cross collaboration among planners, suppliers, media and publications, trade shows and events, associations and groups, as well as educators bringing all of these sectors onto one platform. See our Blog post “ The Voice for the Meetings Industry.”

Education, continuing training and networking is key to professional growth within the MICE industry. Our community brings together MICE educators from around the world to gather, connect and collaborate.

MICE will provide a wealth of data and information to use for research and reporting. Contact to discuss how we can partner together.

Connect and collaborate with other educators, share your knowledge and content with the MICE Network, tell the MICE community about your programs and what you’re working on, and provide mentoring or support for students and MICERS seeking professional development.

MICERS can explore a wide range of educational resources through the site with links to learning opportunities such as courses, certifications, events and webinars. See our Blog post on Education in the MICE Industry.

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