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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.