Category Archives: Events

July 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 July 2017 to include webinars, courses, training sessions and events.

July 2017


7/6/2017

Webinar

Organizer:  Meetings Today

1 PM EDT

The Power of Live: How Data Driven Planners are Driving Event Success

When webinar platforms and virtual events first emerged on the scene, I remember the cries of hysteria from our industry–fears that live, in person events were doomed to go the way of the rotary phone, replaced by newer technology. Clearly that hasn’t happened, and we believe there will always be room for face to face meetings in the hearts and minds of our attendees.

The real competition our live events need to face is in the hearts and minds of our business leaders and stakeholders. With virtual events orders of magnitude cheaper than in person, and often able to draw the same or sometimes larger crowds, a knee jerk reaction might be to invest in online marketing channels at the expense of offline and in-person channels. And when executives compare the detailed analytics that are available from digital channels to the dearth of data coming out of live events, it only makes their choice that much easier.

But it doesn’t have to be that way – live events generate an incredible amount of data and insights, but you have to commit to capturing, collecting, and using it! Furthermore, with all the tools, technology, and techniques available to you, the insights gathered from live event activity will be far more valuable than mere online interactions. When you unlock the treasure trove you’re already sitting on, you’ll be able to measure your offline marketing channels as tightly as your online marketing channels, and THATS the Power of Live.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The tragedy of the ‘ghost attendee’ and what you can do about it
  • 5 ways to use data to better understand your event success
  • An overview of the available tools to capture event insights
  • Real life examples of how planners are shaping the attendee journey
  • Actionable steps to get started.

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

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7/6-11/2017

Event

Organizer: DMAI

DMAI’s CDME (Certified Destination Management Executive) Series July 2017
Le Westin: Montreal, Canada

Recognized by the DMO industry as its highest educational achievement, CDME is an executive-level program for experienced DMO professionals seeking advanced professional development. The focus of the program is on strategic vision, leadership, DMO performance, community stakeholder management as well as marketing and product development best practices.

The following courses will be offered in this July series:

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management: July 6–7 (2 Day Core)
  • Destination Advocacy and Community Relations: July 8–9 (2 Day Core)
  • Development of the Destination Experience: July 10–11 (Concurrent 1 and Half Day Elective)
  • Technology and Digital Marketing Communications in Destination Management: July 10–11 (Concurrent 1 and Half Day Elective)

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

As the CDME is a credential program, an approved CDME Application is REQUIRED prior to registering for any courses. Please allow 30 days for the application to be processed. For more information, visit the website.

  1. If you have an active application, log in first.
  2. Click on Register Now to proceed.
  3. Select the $0.00 ticket and continue to register Yourself.
  4. Scroll through the days on the schedule and click Add to include it in your purchase.
  5. Proceed to check out.

All CDME applicants should have a DMAI account. If you need to reset your password, click here. For additional questions, please contact us at support@destinationmarketing.org.


7/11/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

Technology: Fad or New Normal

MPI Webinar - Technology - Fad or New Normal

Proposed 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Sponsored by Amadeus

Meeting professionals see many challenges as they look to the future of events, and one of the biggest is how to make better technology decisions in the face of so much choice. Discover a framework to refer to when considering and investing in technology. From virtual reality and telepresence to RFID and near-field communication make sure you making the best technology decisions based on a system that prepares you for the future and the technological changes that come with it.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover the advantages and disadvantages of leasing and buying.
  • Learn how to manage technological risks by asking the right questions and finding the best options.
  • Find out how to move forward with confidence when investing in technology.

Speaker(s):

  • Jessie States, CMM , Education Content Designer, Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

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7/12/2017

Webinar

Organizer: PCMA

1 PM CDT

Speak A/V: Tricks & Tips to Make You Sound Like a Pro

Do lights, sound, and projection make you feel uncomfortable or uncertain? When reading AV quotes, do you feel like you need a translator because they are in a different language? Does staging an engaging experience enhance your timeline to deliver a clear message? With a little explanation, vision, and creativity, you can learn a few tricks to involve your audience without increasing your budget. What is the real difference between and A1 and A2?

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify three types of equipment needed to enhance Audio Visual productions.
  • Determine what key elements are needed for an RFP for Audio Video.
  • Learn to read a quote and compare to another.

1 Clock Hour

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7/13/2017

Webinar

Organizer: Smart Meetings

11 AM PDT

Live-Event Best Practices for Cutting-Edge Design Trends

Experience is the foundation that drives brand affinity, loyalty and advocacy, and it’s no secret that the world of event engagement is changing fast. Listen in as FreemanXP navigates the latest trends driving the meetings industry and teaches you how to grow the success and reputation of your events.

Tune in to learn the overall social, behavioral and technological trends and strategies to fire up the chemistry between you and your attendees.

  • Marketing: Learn tactics to communicate and drive attendee interest
  • New Event Formats: Freshen up your event platform with trends that encourage interaction, engagement and creativity
  • Meaning Making: Connect with your attendees through shared values and unique trends with a keen philanthropic focus
  • Tech and Data: Learn which emerging tech trends are gaining popularity in meetings

Presenter: Katie O’Brien VP, Experience Design, FreemanXP

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7/15-19/2017

Event

Organizer: GBTA

GBTA Convention 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center:  Boston, MA

GBTA Convention is the world’s largest business travel event. Over 7,000 business travel professionals from around the world will be gathering in Boston this year for state-of-the-art education, exclusive networking opportunities and news on the latest innovations in the industry.

GBTA Convention 2017 marks the 49th edition of The Business Travel Event of the Year® and our theme this year, Convergence, was developed to address the latest trends, issues and guidelines that have emerged as the business travel industry has evolved.

Education Sessions

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7/18/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

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 practices in meetings and events transportation from contingency planning to technology and software to live updates. Discover the industry’s top resources that will help you ensure that your attendees arrive on time, safely, and make sure that you are asking the right questions that make this possible.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover next practices for meeting and event transportation.
  • Find new and best resources for helping people get to and from your meetings–and everywhere in between.
  • Get answers to your greatest transportation challenges.

Speaker(s):

  • Steve Levin, President, Sterling Rose Transportation

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7/18/2017

Webinar

Organizer: PCMA

1 PM CDT

The Secret to Dramatically Improve Event Success: Behavioral Insight

In today’s fast-changing and disruptive business environment, it’s getting more challenging to earn YES decisions to attend your events. As attendee experience palates grow more sophisticated, how can you be sure the experiences and encounters you design will be noticed and appreciated by attendees? In this webinar, we’ll explore the power of data insights and how wearable technology is changing the game forever. Finally, event organizers can quickly access the intelligence they need to delight attendees today and better predict what experiences they’ll crave tomorrow. We’ll also take a closer look at how event behavioral insight ushers in new and more vibrant revenue streams.

1 Clock Hour

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7/19/2017

Webinar

Organizer: Meetings & Conventions

2 PM ET

Airbnb and Beyond: What the Sharing Economy Means to Meetings

Planners are familiar with the big players in the shared economy space, like Uber and Airbnb. Do such entities have a place in the meetings world? This webcast debates the pros and cons, as well as introduces new companies targeting meetings, such as Vizeat, Spacebase and Showslice.

Moderator

Lisa A. Grimaldi, Senior Editor, Meetings & Conventions

CMP: Domain A, Strategic Planning

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7/25/2017

Webinar

Organizer: MPI

11 AM Central

Risk Management: Strategy or Simply Compliance?

Sponsored by Greater Fort Lauderdale Meet Sunny

Proposed 1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management

Challenge what “Risk Management” refers to and how it contributes to your organization’s performance. There are a variety of pre-conceived notions about risk management, many of which are negative. Discover a fresh look at a subject that many see as tedious or boring, and understand the thinking behind good risk management and what makes it work effectively.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover why risk management is important to your business.
  • Learn what the customer sees when it comes to risk.
  • Find simple and easy techniques to help you prepare for the uncertainties of tomorrow.

Speaker(s):

  • Vicki Hawarden, Excellence Squared

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7/26/2017

Webinar

Organizer:  Meetings Today

1 PM EDT

F&B: Budget Secrets

Hotels are constantly seeking new ways to generate profits–from resort fees to room rental to service charges—so planners are now being asked to pay for goods and services that were formerly complimentary or discounted.

Join Meetings Today and Patti Shock, academic consultant, The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), and professor emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for this one-hour webinar that will prepare you to meet the budget challenges of today’s meetings F&B environment.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • Be prepared to negotiate additional goods and services
  • Understand the importance of having great rapport with your catering and convention service manager
  • Know how to be smart when requesting concessions
  • Recognize the difference between soft and hard costs
  • Be able to deal with not reaching your F&B minimums

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

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7/27/2017

Webinar

Organizer:  Successful Meetings

2 PM EDT

How to Stretch an F&B Budget

How to Stretch an F&B Budget

Budget issues are always a stumbling block to producing great F&B for meetings. In this webcast, experienced, planners and top convention service managers will share best practices for saving money and how to find places to trim a budget without affecting the quality of the dining experience.

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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.

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

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

MICE for Trade Shows and Events

If you’re an organizer for trade shows or events devoted to MICE industry such as IMEX, IBTM, ITB, Expo Expo etc. the Trade Show / Event user type is for you. All other planners should sign up as a Planner.

MICE.com 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 “MICE.com The Voice for the Meetings Industry.”

MICE.com is another resource for you to expand your brand. At MICE we will work to support, grow and add to your business by giving you unlimited access to connect with our planners and suppliers by providing a space to build relationships with new and existing customers.

Additionally, our community will provide a wealth of data and information to use for research and reporting.

Why partner with MICE? See our Blog post on Make MICE.com your Social Media Marketing Partner.

We put a lot of focus into designing event listings on MICE and would be thrilled to showcase your events in our community. Event listings are free and yours to control. Through MICE you can promote your events, link to event sites, keep attendees up-to-date, circulate information, post photos and videos, and receive reviews. MICE.com is a direct marketing channel for you to increase your visibility to new attendees, exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors.

You benefit by being able to communicate with existing and potential attendees. We benefit by you utilizing our site. And, our MICERS benefit by being exposed to and informed about what’s happening the in the industry.

It’s likely we may have created your event listing for you. To access your listing simply create a personal account using your company email. Once you’ve completed your personal profile check the My Listings tab to see if you’re already an admin. If you don’t see your event under the My Listings tab you’ll want to send us a quick heads up at info@mice.com so we can add you as an admin to your listing.

If your event is not already listed please feel free to create your listing or if you prefer we can create the listing for you then add you as the admin. To create your event listing sign up for a personal account selecting your user type as Trade show/Event. Once you’ve completed your personal profile go to the My Listings tab and select + Create an Event. If you would like us to create your listing for you please contact Michael Mayhew @ (410) 995-8482 or michael@mice.com.

In all cases you’ll want to reach out so we can send you a guide plus tips on how to best navigate and promote your listing on MICE.

An event listing on MICE.com provides the following benefits

  1. MICE.com is a social media channel and lead generation platform for you to promote and market your events as well as communicate and engage with your attendees, exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors, followers and MICE Network.
  2. Ability to login as your event to post, comment on and like activity in the MICE Network as your event.
  3. Post unlimited updates such as:  Event details and information, current activities, documents, press releases, photos in addition to web and video links.
  4. Link to your website from your listing.
  5. Display key contacts which links to your personal profiles on MICE.
  6. View full page statistics including who has visited your page.
  7. Ability to import and invite your existing contacts to follow your MICE listing.
  8. Portal for attendees to chat with one another as well as an interactive listing that allows buyers and suppliers to collaborate before and after your event.
  9. Sharing and amplification tools for attendees to recruit new attendees as well as display your event logo on their profiles which links to your listing.
  10. Receive and respond to reviews.

Interested in forming a cross-promotional partnership with MICE.com?

Deliverables

What MICE.com offers our event partners
  • A free Preferred listing with ability to post updates to, direct message and track viewers.
  • Reach new planners that sign up on MICE as the suggested Event in our Welcome series.

Additional benefits include

  • Event logo placement with hyperlink on events calendar and our Chatter page
  • Official partnership announcement in our newsletter with a link to your MICE event listing which reaches over 26,000+ Meetings Industry professionals
  • One month leading up to the event we would include a link to your event listing on MICE in our weekly newsletters
  • Mention of your event listing on our social media pages
  • One Blog post about your event on the MICE Blog
  • Attendees and followers amplify your brand with every interaction

How you are found on MICE

  • Search engine results
  • Search on MICE.com
  • Listing
  • MICE.com newsletter
  • Building a following
  • Post updates
  • Suggested Event in Welcome series
  • Amplification 
Benefits to your attendees
  • Attendees can connect with one another on MICE.com
  • Interactive listing for attendees to follow, receive updates and gather to collaborate
  • Suppliers can link to their listings on MICE.com
  • Attendees can use MICE to promote your event to recruit new attendees
  • Attendees can display their attendance on their profiles and company listings
  • Attendees can share their networking successes, learning experiences, opinions on the destination and overall thoughts as well as post event photos and videos
Here are some suggested options on how you can help us grow MICE.com
  • Share planner and supplier email contact database
  • Issue joint press release on partnership
  • Add the MICE.com logo with hyperlink on your event web site
  • Invite attendees to follow your listing on MICE.com
  • Thumbnail of MICE’s logo on your social media icons tray which links to your event listing on MICE.com
  • Include a link to MICE on your registration sign up
  • Mention MICE.com in your newsletter or email blast
  • Use MICE.com as your community/connection piece in event app for attendees to connect with each other or include MICE.com as a social media option enabling to add their MICE.com profile url
  • Add ability for exhibitors to link to their MICE.com listings under contact this exhibitor option
  • Mention MICE on your social media pages
  • Mention your MICE.com listing on your Blog
  • Include MICE’s logo and profile in the final delegate pack handed out to all attendees
  • Booth space and complimentary passes for MICE staff at your events

For more information please contact Michael Mayhew at (410) 995-8482 or michael@mice.com.


 

Join

MICE.com by Creating your Public Profile


· Be found for business opportunities

· Showcase achievements and affiliations

· Be a Featured MICER and get recognized

· Share your goals for what you would like to achieve on MICE

Connect

with MICERS from all around the world


· Invite your contacts to become connections· You will see what your colleagues are sharing when you add them

· Meet new industry professionals

· Get introduced to industry experts through people you know

Meet MICERS Offline

by forming your own or joining a local MICE Chapter


· Find MICE groups and events in your local community

· Form MICE to Meet You chapter and organize events in your local area

Follow

updates, events and news you love


· Stayed tuned in to attendees through their profile, updates and group activities

· Follow what’s trending on MICE and in the MICE industry with MICE Chatter

· Subscribe to our Blog

· Subscribe to MICE News You Can Use

Build

your company on Mice


· Senior Level – you are an opinion leader with a robust knowledge base to share and raise awareness of your company

· Marketing – you are looking for channels to build traffic back to your business

· Public Relations – You want to know and respond to what the public is saying about your services

Advocate

and become a MICER that influences the future of the Meetings Industry


· Shape the future landscape of the Meetings Industry

· MICE Means Business

Engage

and become a Thought Leader


· Build relationships

· Check for mail, comments and likes, connection requests and reviews

· Keep your listing up-to-date

· Openly communicate with attendees 24/7

· Communicate regularly by posting company updates on your feed

· Post and respond to comments

· Respond to reviews

· Engage with at least three new people daily

· Peek in on your competition

· Review your stats and contact your page visitors

· Share relevant content and genuine stories

· Publish a Chatter article relevant to the MICE industry with great content that your network will share

· Form or join discussion groups and collaborate with other MICERS worldwide

· Become a Thought Leader and establish credibility in the industry by sharing and exchanging knowledge with your connections and the MICE Network