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. Results will display based on your selections.

 

12:00AM - 12:00AM

From Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift, 360° and Virtual Reality (VR) is a growing "reality" for meetings and events. Meeting planners now have the ability to provide their stakeholders a preview of the final destination, and creative companies can immerse audiences and attendees in stories like never before. This presentation will peek "behind the drapes" and demystify 360°/VR technology while providing practical and relevant information to apply it to your meetings or events.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Analyze the 360°/VR market.
  2. Comprehend what it takes for 360°/VR to be successful.
  3. Apply & Execute 360°/VR on your next event.

 

9:00AM - 5:00PM

IMEX, MPI and MCI host this one-day education program prior to MPI’s World Education Congress as a professional development opportunity designed for students who want to gain insight into the strategic elements of the meeting industry. Students will network with peers and subject matter experts and gain top-level industry education.

 

Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 7 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Sitting for the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) in the near future or thinking about taking it “someday”?  No matter where you are in the process (including recertification) it will time well spent. This open floor, interactive session covers industry best practices as outlined in the CMP-International Standards (CMP-IS). This is about preparing for the exam and applying it on the job. It also includes proven study methods, test taking tips, relaxation techniques and stories that make the concepts “sticky.” Laughter included at no additional cost.

Sponsored by:
Kalahari

Pricing:

·         $299 MPI Members

·         $399 MPI Non-Members

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn the key concepts behind the CMP-IS and how to apply them on the job and the exam
  2. Discuss best practices for preparing for and taking the exam
  3. Develop a personal study path based on where you are in the process

 

6 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 6 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

In partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), this 6-hour, intensive course will take a deep dive into incident management strategies as needed for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from all-hazard emergency incidents. Learners will be introduced to techniques to prevent and respond to extraordinary crimes, violence, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and ordinary incidents such as fights, or drunkenness to ensure the safety and security of all attendees, limit damage and restore services in the event of emergencies.

Pricing:  

·         $499 MPI Members

·         $699 Non-MPI Members

 

6 Hours Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 6 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Have you just been tasked with running the leadership conference at your job? Did you just get assigned to manage a new training event within your organization? Or, have you been planning board meetings for a few years, but want to be sure you are keeping up to date with the latest trends and technology? If so, this program will provide a quick and easy plan for your meeting and event needs, or it will improve your existing skills.

MPI has collaborated with Plan Your Meetings, the leading expert in providing education and networking assistance to those just starting out. Together, we are excited to bring this educational program to those that are not necessarily a full-time meeting professional, but who still have a need to gain the skillset required to manage meetings or events.  Whether you are new to the role or just need to improve your existing skills, Basics Boot Camp will provide a quick and easy plan for your meeting and event needs.

Concentrated in a single day, this six-hour session will walk you through the process from start to finish and equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to be successful. This certificate program is designed for those who are just starting out, need a quick lesson on managing an entire event on their own, or want to get better at creating the occasional meeting. For everything from board meetings, to training sessions or annual conferences, this program will provide you with best practices, step-by-step procedures, useful tools, resources and more to get you started on working through the process in the most efficient and effective way.

Pricing:

·         $499 MPI Members

·         $699 Non-MPI Members

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Define a meeting by setting goals and objectives.
  2. Create a blueprint, develop the budget and prepare the RFP.
  3. Conduct a site inspection and implement the six steps of meeting planning.
  4. Plan food and beverage, design the meeting, incorporate technology and determine accommodations and transportation.

 

6 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 6 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Bidding Opens Early June!

Bid on fabulous packages in the MPI Foundation Silent Auction, which opens in early June.

The MPI Foundation offers an incredible online auction. Take this opportunity to bid on fabulous packages that include trips, dream destinations, weekend getaways and more! Anyone can bid using a computer or smart device, so tell your friends, family and co-workers to get in on the action.

We extend our appreciation to those industry organizations who have generously donated items. Funds raised will enable future educational grants and scholarships for MPI members.

To find out more about MPI Foundation's Silent Auction visit mpiweb.org/foundation/auction.

 

12:30PM - 5:15PM

The 2017 Chapter Leader Forum (CLF) at the World Education Congress will take place on Monday, June 19 in Las Vegas. This MPI program will offer leadership training on tools and resources for chapters to be successful for the upcoming year, and to hear from fellow chapter leaders on their successes and challenges at the local level. CLF is by invitation only and available to all chapter leaders. 

 

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Women play key roles in the hospitality and meeting industries, but many find it challenging to move into leadership positions. In fact, recent studies show that women are 28% less likely to get an executive-level position if they possess the skills that make other job applicants attractive candidates for CEO, COO, CMO and CFO positions. In this four-hour course, we’ll examine why this is, what you can do about it and help you create a personal action plan to overcome some of the common career obstacles women face. 

Pricing:  

·         $299 MPI Members

·         $399 Non-MPI Members

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Describe which skills help women ascend to executive leadership roles in this industry (and beyond).
  2. Identify methods for overcoming common challenges women face in obtaining leadership opportunities.
  3. Create a personal action plan for leadership success.
  4. Locate additional resources available to women seeking leadership roles in the meeting and event industry.

 

4 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 4 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Why not make an investment in your future and your company's success by participating in the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate Program (HMCC)?

Every healthcare meeting professional must balance unprecedented changes and demands to understand the global impact of healthcare compliance. They must tackle tough regulations, and adjust and readjust priorities while keeping an eye on both short-term and long-term survival — A tough job without a continuing flow of knowledge. Why not make an investment in your future and your company’s success by participating in the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Program?

The Certificate program provides a foundation in key healthcare disciplines in a condensed format. It has been instructionally designed for planners and suppliers who need a broader understanding of a full range of global healthcare regulatory topics.

This program is taught by professionals and faculty members who are trained to develop a competency foundation while building critical thinking skills through case studies, business simulation, discussion and active exercises.

The intensive, four-hour educational and training program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment.

Participants Will:

         Gain healthcare compliance management skills

         Recognize unique terminologies

         Process reporting management with samples

         Understand transfers of value

         Learn the who, what, where and how of international healthcare guidelines and laws including the U.S. Open Payments, the EFPIA Code on Disclosure of Transfer of Value and other country codes and regulations

         Interact with peers to share success stories and challenges

 

The Benefits of Completing This Certificate:

         Get up to speed in just four hours — This Certificate is valid for two years!

         No test and no “pass/fail” — Our focus is on educating planning professionals

         Walk away with a Certificate endorsed by both the MPI Academy and Meeting Professionals International

         Increase credibility with clients and tap into new employment opportunities

         Participants receive a Certificate upon completion of the course

         Earn CMP-HC clock hours

 

Pat Schaumann’s book Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance may be purchased here: http://www.meetingcompliance.com/buy-the-book/

Pricing:

         Conference Attendee MPI Member - $399

         Non-Conference Attendee MPI Member - $599

         Conference Attendee Non-MPI Member - $499

         Non-Conference Attendee Non-MPI Member - $699

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Gain healthcare compliance management skills.
  2. Recognize unique terminologies.
  3. Process reporting management with samples.
  4. Understand transfers of value.
  5. Learn the who, what, where and how of international healthcare guidelines and laws including the U.S. Open Payments, the EFPIA Code on Disclosure of Transfer of Value and other country codes and regulations.

 

4 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 4 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 6:00PM

Start building your network and make new friends by attending this special receptionin where you can connect with your ambassador or meet others in your group. You can also meet with other MPI staff and volunteers.

 

Directional information: Please note that the Opening General Session is taking place at THE PARK THEATER, located in the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino (at the opposite side of Las Vegas Boulevard from the MGM Grand). The theatre entrance is located inside the Monte Carlo Casino. The Park theatre can be reached by foot (using the walkway between MGM and New York New York to cross Las Vegas Boulevard) or by using complimentary transportation provided by Celebrity Coaches of America, Inc. which leaves the MGM Grand (Main Front Entrance) beginning at 5:45 p.m. with continuous service until 8:30 p.m.

"Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences” is the theme of this years event; People gain experience when they have one. Innovation is not only in the hands of tech giants or media visionaries. Our audience, the meeting and event professional, can innovate too. They can produce unique, memorable experiences that capture the imagination of diverse, multi-generational audiences and rally them to learn and interact. But how…?

Ron Tite, Sarah Prevette, Bruce Mau and Deepak Chopra will show you how to go on the offensive. Re-invent yourself, be anti-establishment, and start rewriting the rules instead of adhering to them. Start designing experiences that capture people’s senses and help you win back their attention.

It is what people want… Stop planning meetings. Start designing experiences!

From The Expression Economy To The Experience Economy
- Ron Tite/The Tite Group


Ron Tite is presented by:
Speakers' Spotlight



The battle is on. But it’s not for budget. It’s for time. Between ridiculously low costs of production, massive distribution, and people’s desire to create and consume the stuff they absolutely love, the Expression Economy has created a new reality: you’re competing for time. Worse, you’re not just competing against email distractions, travel schedules, and over-stuffed calendars, you’re competing against the Internet. And the Internet is winning.

Congratulations. You’re in the Expression Economy, where everyone is just one swipe away from something more interesting, more relevant, and more compelling than the Q4 sales forecast you’ve been tasked with. The answer? Don’t just defend. Go on the offensive. Re-invent yourself, be anti-establishment, and start rewriting the rules instead of adhering to them. Start designing experiences that capture people’s senses and help you win back their attention.

This high energy, humorous, and informative session will not only help you understand why you

need to do it, it’ll show you how. As a former stand-up comedian, Ron Tite knows the power and potential of capturing a crowd in a face to face environment. You’ll laugh. You’ll learn. And you’ll witness first-hand how a compelling experience can leave you wanting more.

Design Thinking at Work: How to Cultivate Creativity and Entrepreneurship
- Sarah Prevette/Future Design School


Sarah Prevette is presented by:
The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau



How do you distill a problem into a creative solution? Embrace design thinking? Empower your team? Pinpoint where your skill set and passion converge? Enter Sarah Prevette, serial entrepreneur, investor, and founder of Future Design School. In this talk, Prevette shares her ultimate credo and how it can change your business: Creativity as a skill set; entrepreneurship as a philosophy. Innovation can be taught, she says, as long as you embrace the mentality and deftness of the entrepreneur. Her keynotes and workshops are a hands-on exercise in identifying your organization’s problems and finding effective, out-of-the-box solutions that you can implement tomorrow.

A Conversation with Bruce Mau on What It Really Takes to Stop Planning Meetings and Start Designing Experiences
- Bruce Mau/Massive Change Network

Design has changed the way we interact with the world. From hand-held smart products to large-scale systems and networks, designers have envisioned a brave new world of connectivity and autonomy. Renowned designer and thinker Bruce Mau talks about the role of design, and describes how one might engineer a sustainable, creative life.  He discusses how 5-senses design can be used to elevate the live event experience, enhancing the marketing impact that exhibitions can have in today’s business environment.

Our new world faces many profound challenges, but there are extraordinary new forces aligning around these great challenges. As Bruce Mau notes, “Massive change is not about the world of design — it’s about the design of the world.”

Beyond Performance, Living in Flow
- Dr. Deepak Chopra/Deepak Copra, LLC and Jiyo.com

In today's fast paced world, is it possible to be successful without hard work, driving ambition and exacting plans? Those of us who study “flow states” understand that success can be accomplished through effortless spontaneity by creating a feeling of joy, vitality, aliveness, and present moment awareness.

Dr. Deepak Chopra will lead you to an understanding of how the universe functions with spontaneity, creativity and how you can harness that power in your own life through being present and without resistance in every moment.

 

1.5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
7:30AM - 5:00PM

Treat yourself to some quality "me-time" a la Montreal. From Monday to Wednesday, register at the Tourisme Montreal Booth on Level 1 of the MGM Grand Conference Center, to receive your breakfast in bed.

Your exclusive breakfast will be delievered to your hotel room on Thursday, June 22 between 7am and 8am.

Hours of Operation:

Monday, June 19: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 20: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 21: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 

 

 

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Are you a first-time WEC attendee? Then this session is a "must attend" if you're eager to make the most of your WEC experience! Navigating a conference like WEC can be overwhelming, but maximizing your ROI is easy with a good plan in place. 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Maximize your WEC experience – create a personal plan to make the most of the conference.
  2. Navigate WEC – learn the who, what, when, where and why.
  3. Explore can’t miss events and activities at WEC.

 

No Clock Hours Provided
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Join Bruce Mau for this invite-only VIP Master Class, exploring his proven design methodology for leadership, innovation and business acceleration. You’ll learn how to apply his 24HRS2MC design principles to critical business challenges and opportunities at the enterprise level. Participants will emerge with a new mindset, enabling them to envision a better future for their organization and giving them to tools to get there. Attendees will leave feeling like they have learned more about Design Thinking and how it is applied to business, and will be motivated to apply Design Thinking methods in their work in order to better assess and respond to opportunities within their own businesses.

Important access information:

This is an invitation only event and you will need a special access badge. Please visit the Freeman space to pick up your exclusive access pass prior to the start of the session. On the day of the event, please come directly to the designated meeting room and don’t forget to bring your exclusive Freeman access pass with you, passes are required!

Learner Outcomes:

  1. You will leave feeling like you have learned more about Design Thinking.
  2. You will have learned how Design Thinking is applied to business.
  3. You will be motivated to apply Design methods in your work in order to better assess and respond to opportunities within your own businesses.

 

3 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Race to create your 2017 EduLab learning environment using a motely mix of common, cultural and outside-the-box elements and décor that will start you thinking about how you go about designing truly unique experiences for your participants and delegates. Network with your friends, partners and peers as you consider what would happen if your delegates created their own educational thought space and prepared themselves for learning by designing their own laboratory of learning.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Use a variety of props and décor elements to design a unique EduLab learning space that will be utilized throughout the EMEC 2017 event.
  2. Consider how different designs affect the learning experience for your delegates and participants.
  3. Participate in the SpaceRace, and consider how you might utilize it to similar effect at your meetings and events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Take a deep dive into the Experience Economy with Opening General Session keynote speaker Ron Tite. The battle is on. But it’s not for budget. It’s for time. So, go on the offensive. Design experiences that capture their senses and help you win their attention. You’ll laugh. You’ll learn. And you’ll witness first-hand how a compelling experience can leave you wanting more.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn how personal reinvention will lead to original thinking and more creative experiences.
  2. Learn how anti-establishment thinking can lead to disruption and leadership in the industry.
  3. Learn why there’s nothing people like better than the sound of their own name allowing participants to create customized individual experiences.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Too many conference experiences lack depth and authenticity. Rather than meaningful exchanges, they deliver unrelated, amusement park-type thrills that quickly evaporate. Instead of focusing on superficial “wow,” learn how to design and foster four deep (4D) experiences: deep learning, deep play, deep reflection and deep connections.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Compare and contrast their current conference experiences to 21st Century 4D experiences.
  2. Identify the four components of authentic 4D experiences.
  3. Discuss how and why to implement 4D experiences.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

New data collection and analysis tools are making serious headway into events and exhibitions. As planners make many onsite technology choices, they can use them to add value to marketing campaigns—and a significant voice to C-suite conversations. Learn how to examine these trends and explore how they can be integrated to assist marketers, improve the attendee experience and to improve future events.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. See the range of event data gathering options including wearable beacons, specialized mobile apps, sentiment analysis tools and more to gain insight on attendee behavior and engagement.
  2. Understand how analytic techniques and marketing automation systems are being used to make sense of these data to improve marketing, to increase attendee engagement and to increase attendance.
  3. Receive numerous links, ideas and tools that will assist in understanding these issues.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

It’s time to face facts: competition in business is brutal, choices are vast and quality abounds! Being great at what you do is no longer a differentiator—it is merely the entry fee. Today, winning in business is about earning and leveraging competitive advantages. In this highly entertaining, thought provoking and actionable presentation, business marketing and branding veteran David Avrin, CSP will show you and your team how to discover or create meaningful differentiators to gain visibility, earn mind-share and build your brand.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. How to discover, reveal or craft meaningful competitive advantages.
  2. How to move beyond mere competency and create a visible chasm between yourself and competitors.
  3. How to leverage a new generation of creative marketing strategies and tactics to dramatically boost your visibility.

 

1 Hours Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Assumptions and anarchy loiter in the mind of the third-party planner. At least, that’s what a hotelier will say. This is a light-hearted look at the control issues, big egos, and demanding clients that come with working with third-party planners, and it’s a fun, interactive and intrinsic insight to their minds.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Validate and enhance your current short-term sales protocols and techniques
  2. Crucial time-savings tips and enhancement of communication skill-sets
  3. Learn the value of forethought in pursuing short-term RFP's

 

1 Hours Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

The way people interact has changed, a lot! This includes their interactions at meetings and events. Consider findings from recent global research into meeting surroundings; not only the rooms themselves, but also the spaces where delegates congregate, network and socialize.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn how meeting spaces are evolving to adopt to the new collaborative style of learning delivery that exists today.
  2. Develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants.
  3. Consider the different venues types and non-traditional room layouts that help foster connections between the presenter and among delegates.

 

1 Hour Domain H: Site Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:30AM - 12:30PM

A meeting or event can’t begin until attendees arrive. Well-organized transportation communication and manifests are the keys to a successful arrive. It’s no secret that managing ground transportation is one of the least liked—but very important—parts of your program. Your transportation provider is the first face your attendees see when arriving to your event, and working with the wrong provider can have detrimental effects on the entire program.

We will discuss some of the of the best practices to implement, pet-peeves of planners and how to have a great experience with your transportation provider. From technology to trends and communication to qualification, you’ll learn ways of making the process of managing your manifest more efficient, saving you money and stress.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn where to begin researching when selecting a qualified meeting and event transportation company.
  2. Learn about what technologies are currently available to assist with meeting and event transportation.
  3. Learn what questions to ask to determine the ability of a transportation company to provide excellent service for your meeting or event.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Sustainability can be complex and daunting. Sometimes it is perceived as limiting. But what if you could use sustainability thinking to improve the overall experience of your events? Could you use technology? Could you incorporate nature? Could sustainability drive creativity? Attend the first of five kitchen table chats at The Farm at MGM Grand on the Exchange Floor to help you stop planning sustainable meetings, and start planning unique sustainability experiences.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. What’s included in sustainability? Step back and think big.
  2. Where are the opportunities for creativity in sustainability? Discover ideas from you and others.
  3. Learn how to think differently about costs and sustainability.

 

.5 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
12:30PM - 1:15PM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

This year’s RISE Awards program will feature six awards recognizing individual and community achievement. Individuals are recognized for innovation, impact and influence within the industry, and will join the MPI Community of Honorees, a group composed of past MPI award winners and distinguished leaders.

This year’s recipients will be announced live during the awards luncheon at WEC on Tuesday, June 20th from 1:15-2:30 p.m.

 

No clock hours provided
1:15PM - 2:30PM

50 minute one on one career coaching session with industry coaching experts to review your resume, provide you with career enhancement tips and tactics, how to start a job search, or how to prepare for a job interview.  This this 50 minute session it by invitation only, and is now full.

 

Please contact Thomas Blasucci (tblasucci@mpiweb.org) with your name, cell phone number, and email address to be placed on the waitlist.

 

 

No clock hours provided
2:30PM - 3:15PM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

3:00PM - 6:00PM

The Faculty Conclave is a half-day forum for faculty members in the meetings and events industry to discuss issues, brainstorm ideas, and network. Educators from across the world will focus on curriculum, pedagogy and trends in instruction in an environment that promotes knowledge sharing and peer learning. They will share best practices and problem solve while gaining a better understanding of how their efforts directly correlate to student success in the meetings and events industry following graduation.  Expected attendance is 30-50 faculty members.

 

3:15PM - 4:30PM

Doing more with less is the new normal. In response, event strategists are leveraging spend, forming strategic partnerships inside and outside their organizations, implementing smart negotiating tactics and getting clever with the money they have available. If you want fresh, clever ideas about how to spend responsibly and be a fiscal rock star, this is the place to be.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Enact a strategy to track exactly how and where their personal dollars are spend.
  2. Track and tame ‘pop up’ spend onsite.
  3. Create budgets multiple years out with ease.

 

1.25 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

The health and wellness trend continues unabated for event catering, as does the desire for more local and sustainable food. So what could be more local and sustainable than growing produce inside, and onsite? Indoor Farms of America is a Las Vegas based pioneer in the emerging industry of indoor agriculture, and the company’s CEO will be at The Farm at MGM on the Exchange Floor to share trends and insights on this innovative new sector. In addition, meet the Chefs responsible for the menu at WEC 2017, and experience a salad made directly from the produce walls that make up the booth.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover the wonders of indoor agriculture and why it is more sustainable.
  2. Learn how indoor grow walls work.
  3. See how indoor farms and experiential F&B combine into innovative event experiences.

 

1.25 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

You may have business aims and objectives, sales quotas or financial goals, but the No. 1 priority at your meeting or event is keeping your attendees safe. But with all the risks out there—from terrorism and active shooters to natural disasters and inclement weather to air- and water-borne diseases—how can you best ensure that your attendees are safe and secure? Learn how you can maximize on available resources ahead of time and onsite to ensure that you are prepared if bad things happen and ready to act when they do. And discover the “village” of people you need to engage to help keep your attendees safe.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover the different resources available that will help you prepare for safety onsite at events.
  2. Gain perspective around all of the different stakeholders in a security plan, and how they can work together to keep people safe.
  3. Leave with new ideas you can use tomorrow to help protect your attendees from harm.

 

3:15PM - 4:30PM

Risk management continues to be a hot topic in the events industry, but the focus is always on reacting to a catastrophe or disaster.  While catastrophes and disasters are horrific, they are the responsibility of governments not event professionals.  There is very little information on how to understand, and create, risk management plans.  In this session you will get the chance to apply the Robson Risk Management Model to real events.  You’ll walk away with an understanding of risk management and with an approach to creating a personalized risk management plan.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learning to identify resources that can be used for risk management.
  2. Get hands on experience applying the Robson Risk Management Model to events.
  3. Learn how to effectively identify, assess, and apply strategies for a variety of risks.

 

1.25 Hours Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:30PM

It’s time to face facts: competition in business is brutal, choices are vast and quality abounds! Being great at what you do is no longer a differentiator—it is merely the entry fee. Today, winning in business is about earning and leveraging competitive advantages. In this highly entertaining, thought provoking and actionable presentation, business marketing and branding veteran David Avrin, CSP will show you and your team how to discover or create meaningful differentiators to gain visibility, earn mind-share and build your brand.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. How to discover, reveal or craft meaningful competitive advantages.
  2. How to move beyond mere competency and create a visible chasm between yourself and competitors.
  3. How to leverage a new generation of creative marketing strategies and tactics to dramatically boost your visibility.

 

1.25 Hours Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
So you've heard about Periscope, Facebook Live, and Snapchat, but you have no idea what to do with them? We're here to help. In this interactive session we'll explain the different features each live stream platform has and what platform is the best for your meeting. We'll also show you what technology exists to easily produce your own live stream show onsite at your event. Of course your show needs a host, and "Mr. Nice Guy" himself, Doug Sandler, will walk you through the process of preparing your live stream emcee to be camera ready.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover each of the mainstream live stream platforms and their features.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of live stream technology and show production.
  3. Prepare your live stream emcee for interviews, behind the scenes content, and more.

 

1.25 Hours Domain I: Marketing
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:30PM

What percentage of your conference education falls into each of the following three categories: Shallow Learning, Advancement Learning and Deep Learning? Which would lead to authentic, transformative, participant learning? Discover how to apply UXD (User Experience Design) concepts to LXD (Learner Experience Design) to create transformative learning experiences.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discuss how to plan and structure conference learning experiences that reflect the mental models of how people learn.
  2. Compare and contrast shallow learning, advancement learning and deep learning and how each affects your conference education offerings.
  3. Explore the role of the LXD Pyramid in planning deep learning experiences.

 

1.25 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:30PM

Get answers to your challenges from your peers while discovering the power of the Fishbowl, which allows large groups of people to have intimate discussions by creating a revolving panel of participants. We’ll solve the real-world challenges of people in the room—and what’s keeping us all up at night.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Get answers to your challenges from your peers.
  2. Find key takeaways you can use tomorrow to enhance your events.
  3. Participate in a Fishbowl, and think about how you might utilize it to similar effect at your meetings and events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:30PM

Think you have what it takes to be a CEO? Join us for an interactive discussion focused on the important questions anyone should consider before entering the C-suite. Assess your readiness to lead, uncover what you need to compete successfully, and understand how "know thyself" is even more important than knowing about the organization with whom you will interview. You will complete a CEO-readiness assessment. Please come ready to ask (and answer) many questions so that you can leave this session with a better understanding of your own ability to manage change; transition to executive management; your true motivation for seeking the C-suite; and, how to apply your best strengths should you choose the CEO or senior executive path.

Many meeting planning professionals look at their career path and consider moving into senior management roles such as President and CEO, along with other positions in the meetings industry. Commonly referred to as the “C-suite” (because many of the titles begin with a “c”), these are the critical roles in organizations that involve a great amount of responsibility, accountability, and leadership. This session is designed to help an individual look at their background, training, perspectives, and assumptions in assessing what they possess and what they may need to develop to be a viable candidate for a C-suite position.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants in this session will begin (or continue) their exploration of their skills and abilities as it applies to taking on senior leadership or top management roles within the meeting planning industry. By reflecting on one’s skills and experience in leading, strategizing, and working on a team, the participant will be better able to analyze what they have (and what they may need) if they aspire to senior management positions.
  2. By attending this session, the participant will have a better understanding to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate their readiness to move into the C-suite. In addition, the participant will discover those areas and skills that may need to be improved upon to make a successful and lasting transition into top leadership roles in an organization.

 

CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

During the Medical Meetings in Las Vegas discussion, panelists will touch on a variety of industry trends in pharmacy, medical device, and bio-skills medical meetings, and the impact of federal compliance and privacy in both the meetings industry itself and in physician education. Discussions will include the growing need for “hands-on” continuing medical education in professional meetings; how medical education is changing for new doctors; how changes affect senior physicians; and in all cases, how Las Vegas as a meetings destination is responding. 

The panel will also touch on incorporating wellness into meetings for all industries, from healthier meal choices to pop-up spas on tradeshow floors, and the availability of specialized venues that can handle specific needs like cadaver labs and other unique challenges. Panelists will also address the value local communities can gain from medical meetings held in their cities, and how the incoming UNLV medical school could impact medical meetings business in Las Vegas.           

Learner Outcomes:

  1. By the end of this panel, attendees will be able to understand the value of working with local communities.
  2. By the end of this panel, attendees will be able to identify and creatively respond to the changing needs of medical meetings.
  3. By the end of this panel, attendees will be able to identify unique venue options for medical meetings.

 

1.25 Hour Domain A:Strategic Planning
4:30PM - 5:00PM

Some say that food and beverage will impact the overall satisfaction of a meeting delegate more than any other element, both positively and negatively. Learn first-hand how meeting planners view culinary and beverage developments and how they see this impacting the future of their meetings. Consider how the changing ways we learn impacts the way we use food to achieve our objectives beyond fueling our delegates each day.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover why food may be the leading factor in an attendee’s event satisfaction.
  2. Learn why food and beverage impacts more than just meal functions.
  3. Consider ways you can use food for more than just fueling your delegates.

 

.75 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for .75 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:45PM - 5:45PM

Like every other industry, the meetings industry is changing right in front of our eyes. This data-packed session will unveil 20 provocative predictions of what our industry might look like in the next 1-2 decades and introduce ways we can embrace them. The trends addressed will have an impact on our day to day lives so understanding them will be of utmost importance in being able to embrace them. We will examine the tools you need to stay ahead of the curve during these changing times. The more able you are to talk about the future, the better able you are to stand out amongst your competitors.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Describe the way the hospitality industry has evolved over the past 2 decades.
  2. Discover what the future holds for meetings and events
  3. Examine strategies to manage these changes

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:45PM - 5:45PM

Join Puzzle Break for a live-action escape-the-room experience and unlock a series of clues and puzzles using wits and teamwork to escape in just 45 minutes. Then, debrief on what makes a great team-building experience and what can set your engagement apart from the typical—and often uncomfortable—all-staff activities.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Unlock the clues and escape the room while networking with your peers.
  2. Experiment with an escape room activity.
  3. Learn what creates a memorable team-building experience.

 

4:45PM - 5:45PM

Ciara Feely asked a group of planners what their suppliers do to drive them mad. She got 109 responses in just more than 72 hours. Discover the responses she got, and brainstorm solutions to these challenges with your peers. This is an interactive session, so be prepared to share and take notes.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Ideas & tweaks to make to stop (unintentionally!) annoying potential clients
  2. Learn how to build credibility with planners and position yourself as a partner instead of a supplier.
  3. What your peers do at their property to overcome some of these challenges

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:45PM - 5:45PM

In today’s value centric environment, clearly there are increased expectations by senior management for improved planner productivity, added meeting value, cost savings, hotel contract risk reduction and ROI. Add to the equation the introduction of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) standards and the shift to a hot seller’s market, corporate and association planning teams now need a strategic plan for success. In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn how to track and leverage their meeting activity and spend against hotel revenue management criteria and create a strategic negotiations action plan that will add value to their meeting and bottom line. Additionally, this process will also enhance the communications with hotel partners.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand industry issues and trends that impact negotiations.
  2. Know the variables that influence hotel availability and pricing.
  3. Review how hotels value your meeting / key hotel revenue management components.
  4. Examine methods to assess your leverage using a strategic RFP process.
  5. Learn how to communicate real meeting value to senior management.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:45PM - 6:00PM

You need to be ahead of the competition, and that means planning events where the guests talk about the food. Learn how to engage F&B managers in effective discussions that guarantee up-to-the-minute tastes and trends, ensuring a successful event.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn what new tastes & trends will be on restaurant plates and grocery shelves = what will taste-savy consumers be eating ? What foods, preparations, ethnicities & presentations will be the new 'wow' in the food world ~ how to translate these insights into what you discuss with food & beverage managers to make your event memorable & great tasting.
  2. How do some tastes & products become trends? Where do you look for new food trends? Being externally focused & learning about the trends will keep you ahead of your competition.
  3. How can some of these new tastes be applied to projects you may be working on? Strategies for success with food plans & in boardroom discussions will be discussed as they apply to successful events.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:45PM - 5:45PM

How do you get started? Who do you contact? Where do you go? Who do you see? Who do you call? You have to have a plan. It all starts with Lead Generation (Prospecting), and the key

to lead generation is knowing the difference between a prospect and a suspect. A prospect is a legitimate potential customer. A suspect is disguised as a prospect but is not going to buy your product and wastes your valuable sales time. In this session you’ll learn how to spot the difference and move forward.

Prospecting dates back to the mid 1800’s, during the gold rush, when prospectors headed west in search of their fortune. They were looking for precious bullion, standing in a river with a pan in their hand and searching for gold. That is exactly what you are doing when you start the sales process. You are on a quest to locate the precious bullion: your customer.

A prospect is a potential customer, but not all potential customers are prospects. A magic formula separates the two, and it’s the combination of two ingredients that, without the presence of both, can immediately move your prospect into the suspect file. In this session you’ll learn how to apply the formula to keep your prospects, and eventually turn them into customers.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn the importance of Lead Generation (Prospecting) to the overall success of their business. They will understand where Lead Generation fits into the Steps of the Selling Process.
  2. Participants will learn about the misconceptions associated with Cold Calling. They will gain an understanding of how to implement Cold Calling into their daily sales activity and to soften the blow associated with the rejection that comes as a result of Cold Calling.
  3. Participants will learn different methods of Lead Generation and be able to determine what is the right method of Lead Generation that fits their style and can benefit their business.

 

1 Hour Domain F: Stakehold Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:45PM - 5:45PM

Performance clauses like attrition and cancellation are challenging to negotiate and sometimes expensive to exercise.  Force majeure is the very definition of a “grey area.”  Using provided scenarios as well as examples from the audience, we’ll talk about the law that supports (and doesn’t support) common contract language and minor changes in wording that can yield huge dividends in protection. 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate attrition clauses to ensure you are getting credit for all you should be, and that you aren’t paying more than the hotel is legally entitled to in attrition fees.
  2. Apply the principle of mitigation to performance clauses and understand why it is fine to ask for something you may not be legally entitled to.
  3. Modify force majeure clauses with a time element to allow adequate opportunity to relocate a meeting if necessary.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00PM - 1:00AM

The MPI Foundation invites you to a thrilling night of tournament poker at The Big Deal at WEC 2017. One lucky player will win a $10,000 seat to compete at the 2018 World Series of Poker® (WSOP) Main Event. With the support of our partners, Caesars Entertainment and Encore Productions, the excitement surrounding The Big Deal goes way beyond the tournament. This is where meeting pros play to win. Try your luck at Poker, Blackjack, Craps and other fun tables. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, open bars and serious raffle prizes. Returning to call the tournament shots is TV celebrity and WSOP host, Jack Effel.

Dress is business causal. Please wear your WEC badge.

 

All tornament players are asked to arrive at the Palace Ballroom by 8:30 p.m. so that tournament play can begin at promptly at 9:00 p.m.

TICKET PRICES

Registered Planner: Free with WEC badge

Supplier: $100 in advance, $115 at the door

Student/Faculty: $95 in advance, $115 at the door

PowerPlay Tickets (The Big Deal + Rendezvous)

Planner: $125 in advance, $140 at the door

Supplier: $200 in advance, $230 at the door

Student/Faculty: $125 in advance, $230 at the door

Sponsored by: Caesars Entertainment and Encore Event Technologies

 

7:15AM - 8:15AM

Wake up and join me for yoga, this class is designed for the beginner to start to feel the benefits of the ancient practice of yoga. Awaken your body both physically and spiritually.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Guided attention to breath in order to cultivate energy and focus.
  2. Physical postures offering relief from aches and pains.
  3. Tools for effectively and safely navigating through any yoga class.

 

7:30AM - 3:00PM

Treat yourself to some quality "me-time" a la Montreal. From Monday to Wednesday, register at the Tourisme Montreal Booth on Level 1 of the MGM Grand Conference Center, to receive your breakfast in bed.

Your exclusive breakfast will be delievered to your hotel room on Thursday, June 22 between 7am and 8am.

Hours of Operation:

Monday, June 19: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 20: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 21: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 

It’s impossible to predict what meeting industry business will look like next month, much less next year. That said, we can prepare for the unexpected by analyzing current trends and discussing ways we can prepare for their ultimate impact on the ways we do business. In this executive-level discussion, discover five trends that will disrupt the meetings marketplace and group-think solutions to the challenges they pose.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Analyze five trends that will significantly impact the meetings marketplace in 2018.
  2. Discuss ways you can alter your business to counter or maximize on these trends.
  3. Prepare for the uncertain with thoughts and ideas from your industry peers.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

How do you get started? Who do you contact? Where do you go? Who do you see? Who do you call? You have to have a plan. It all starts with Lead Generation (Prospecting), and the key

to lead generation is knowing the difference between a prospect and a suspect. A prospect is a legitimate potential customer. A suspect is disguised as a prospect but is not going to buy your product and wastes your valuable sales time. In this session you’ll learn how to spot the difference and move forward.

Prospecting dates back to the mid 1800’s, during the gold rush, when prospectors headed west in search of their fortune. They were looking for precious bullion, standing in a river with a pan in their hand and searching for gold. That is exactly what you are doing when you start the sales process. You are on a quest to locate the precious bullion: your customer.

A prospect is a potential customer, but not all potential customers are prospects. A magic formula separates the two, and it’s the combination of two ingredients that, without the presence of both, can immediately move your prospect into the suspect file. In this session you’ll learn how to apply the formula to keep your prospects, and eventually turn them into customers.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn the importance of Lead Generation (Prospecting) to the overall success of their business. They will understand where Lead Generation fits into the Steps of the Selling Process.
  2. Participants will learn about the misconceptions associated with Cold Calling. They will gain an understanding of how to implement Cold Calling into their daily sales activity and to soften the blow associated with the rejection that comes as a result of Cold Calling.
  3. Participants will learn different methods of Lead Generation and be able to determine what is the right method of Lead Generation that fits their style and can benefit their business.

 

1 Hour Domain F: Stakehold Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Risk management continues to be a hot topic in the events industry, but the focus is always on reacting to a catastrophe or disaster.  While catastrophes and disasters are horrific, they are the responsibility of governments not event professionals.  There is very little information on how to understand, and create, risk management plans.  In this session you will get the chance to apply the Robson Risk Management Model to real events.  You’ll walk away with an understanding of risk management and with an approach to creating a personalized risk management plan.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learning to identify resources that can be used for risk management.
  2. Get hands on experience applying the Robson Risk Management Model to events.
  3. Learn how to effectively identify, assess, and apply strategies for a variety of risks.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Share best practices and problem solve beyond the basics on current issues relevant to senior meeting planners. Conversation will be focused around more advanced challenges and applications. Participants will choose from a variety of topics and engage with those most relevant to them. Senior meeting planners also include:

·         Senior Planner Strategists

·         Academy Senior Planners (aligning with the MPI Academy)

·         Executive Meeting Directors

·         Executive Meeting Planners

·         Executive Director of Meetings

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learner Outcomes will be dependent on the topics and the degree to which participants engage in the discussion.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Social Media for your business and events is no longer an option. Whether it's tweeting, live streaming, or snapping (if you don't know these terms this is a required session for you) everybody is getting in on it. It's hard to know what social media trends are just a flash in the pan and what has staying power. During this session we will analyze the data and you will learn what's new, what's hot, and what trends you need to know about for your event?

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Analyze current social media trends that will influence the way you engage your attendees online.
  2. Discover social media best practices you can implement immediately based on current trends.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of current social media trends to your event's stakeholders and decision-makers.

 

1 Hour Domain I: Marketing
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

As a meeting and event professional, you deal with more than 200 emails every day, which is well above the average in other industries. Demands are high, deadlines are short and there never seems to be a slow season. When it comes to managing your email, you must be proactive in how you use it otherwise it can easily rule the day and ruin any plans you had for moving projects forward.

How you react, respond and behave with email has a direct effect on your success at planning meetings managing your time and keeping up with all of the moving pieces related to your line of work.

It’s time to take charge and be the boss over the tool of email. Attend this session to learn valuable techniques in managing your email so everything you do has purpose and significance.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn a technique to help you go from thousands of emails in your Inbox to less than 100 in just a short period of time.
  2. Breaking the addiction to checking email every five minutes.
  3. Setting expectations with others with response times, copying practices and more.
  4. Review on the how's and why’s of using email file folders.

 

No Clock Hours Provided
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Planning and executing international meetings presents a multitude of variables and challenges that meeting planners do not encounter on the domestic front. Add the rapidly changing cultural, economic and political environment to the equation and it is easy to see why a strategic plan is essential to assure success.

But what are the "essentials" of international meeting management and how do planners maneuver through this ever changing landscape and achieve meeting goals, deliver ROI and enhance the attendee experience?

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand industry issues and trends that impact international meeting management.
  2. Learn essential questions to ask during the RFP process.
  3. Learn value based negotiations tips, including room rates, hotel fees & surcharges, meeting packages, Daily Delegate Rates(DDR) and more.
  4. Review key hotel contract clauses and language to assure risk reduction / cost containment.
  5. Discuss select support services, including shipping / Custom Brokers, internet & technology and meeting support services.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Join Puzzle Break for a live-action escape-the-room experience and unlock a series of clues and puzzles using wits and teamwork to escape in just 45 minutes. Then, debrief on what makes a great team-building experience and what can set your engagement apart from the typical—and often uncomfortable—all-staff activities.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Unlock the clues and escape the room while networking with your peers.
  2. Experiment with an escape room activity.
  3. Learn what creates a memorable team-building experience.

 

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

9:45AM - 11:30AM

During this invite only “Behind the Scenes” event you will experience what really happens during the production of a major keynote session. Come backstage with Freeman for an exclusive look and listen on the other side of the curtain. Seated backstage, you will be able to see and hear firsthand what happens during a live general session including the interaction between producer, stage manager, and technical leads. Before and after the session, meet the technical staff, producer, and stage manager and the speakers, who can demystify the highly technical nature of high-end event production.

Important access information:

This is an invitation only event and you will need a special access badge. Please check-in at the Freeman Lounge to pick up your exclusive backstage access pass prior to the start of the session.  Please meet Mike Silvestro outside of the General Session room on your assigned day and don’t forget to bring your exclusive Freeman backstage access pass with you, passes are required!

 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Assess your own needs as well as the capabilities of your partners through the experience gained in fully exploring the realities of live event production.
  2. Determine expectations for your next event through an improved understanding of the various roles on a technical staff.
  3. Analyze the total resources required to produce a major keynote event so that you can better assess the time frame required to achieve your goals.

 

1.5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
10:15AM - 11:30AM

General Session: MICHAEL CERBELLI’S: THE HOT LIST™: 2017 2.0 is the definition of inspiration. It exists to provide not only the urge, but the ability to accomplish creative greatness. This incredible presentation has become a ‘can’t miss’ annual event in and of itself. In The Hot List™ General Session, Michael takes the hottest, newest and most inspiring event and entertainment insights and showcases them for the producers in a breathtaking, head-spinning romp. A word of advice; have your espresso ‘on board’ and don’t blink, you might miss something!

With The Hot List™, Michael identifies fresh trends in the ever-changing marketplace and showcases acts and innovations for enhanced experiential marketing. It’s more than education in the direction of event production, it is Michael’s way of giving back to the industry which has given him so much.

It’s been said that how ‘The Hot List™’ goes, so goes the industry. Michael himself has even become “the event within the event,” posing for pictures with fans even as he orchestrates the magnificent happening. Michael’s secret? He loves what he does, and he loves to see others succeed. Michael never needs to be the life of the party; his dream is to bring life to your party.

Make sure to grab a coffee and come early to secure the best seats in the house and enjoy the pre-show starting at 09:45AM!

 

1.25 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:30PM

MGM Grand has the world’s most extensive installation of Stay Well guest rooms and wellness oriented meeting rooms. Developed by Delos, Stay Well™ incorporates a myriad of design features, amenities and services to maximize the guest experience and minimize the impact that travel has on the human body, and meetings have on the human mind. Attend this session to understand the art and science behind Stay Well, and experience a back-of-house tour of Stay Well guest rooms and meeting rooms, starting at The Farm at MGM on the Exchange Floor.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover the science behind Stay Well Meeting rooms.
  2. Discover the science behind Stay Well Guest rooms.
  3. Learn how to leverage Stay Well to make your meetings more productive.

 

11:45AM - 12:45PM

Although performance clauses like attrition and cancellation are challenging, it is sometimes the other clauses that create the biggest challenges.  And beware to the group that overlooks them!  Addressing issues like indemnification, construction and remodeling, conflicting in-house groups, surcharges and fees, assignment, and more, this session will help prepare you for trends that are affecting meetings and, by extension, meeting contracts.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Know what to ask for and how to deal with pending construction and remodeling that may not have been on the radar at the time of contracting.
  2. Assess the effects of the current environment on contract negotiations—including everything from drone photography to the latest surcharges and fees being levied by hotels.
  3. Learn how to address in the contract the environmental and altruistic issues of concern to the meeting organizer and its attendees.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

There are science-based strategies we can use to make our meetings more meaningful, magical, and memorable. Not only are they science-based, they’re very cool. In this highly interactive, fun, example-filled session you will learn about specific tools, tactics, and technologies for stimulating senses, stirring-up emotions, and activating brains to fall in love with your brand.

You will learn the basics about how the human brain works, how our attention is activated, and what role our senses play in creating emotions. As a result, you will understand how to craft novel, multi-sensory, emotionally-diverse 360˙ experiences that will be much more attention grabbing than typical meetings.

After learning how various industry professionals are taking advantage of these neurological sensory activation strategies, the participants will leave armed and inspired to implement this knowledge to design their next events to leave a positive lasting impression on their target audience.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants will learn the basics about how the human brain works, how our attention is activated, and what role our senses play in creating emotions.
  2. Participants will understand the science and pattern to how human beings remember things which enable them to deploy strategies to craft unforgettable moments in their meetings and events.
  3. Participants will discover how industry professionals are applying these neurological sensory activation strategies knowledge to design their events to leave a positive lasting impression on their audience.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Do you ever feel you are in the Goldilocks syndrome? Do you feel you are providing:  too much, too little, or just the right amount of information in your response to your client’s Request for Proposal (RFP)? Do you suspect you are unable to make a compelling sales pitch via digital responses required for the eRFP process? During this session, suppliers will have the opportunity to step inside the mind of meetings planners in order to understand their decision making process when evaluating your meeting RFP responses. Once you are aware of some of the less obvious criteria utilized for evaluating proposals, you will be better prepared to understand the “why” behind your potential client’s needs. As a result, you will be able to customize your RFP response in order to improve your odds of winning the business.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Ensure that you are sending the planners the responses they need.
  2. Learn how to differentiate your response from others.
  3. Discover questions to ask that can shift a potential decline to a signed contract.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Shortcuts are fun to discover, especially when they are right under our noses and help us save time, headaches and hassles. This session will feature everyday life hacks designed to make your life easier, more efficient and definitely more productive.

This session will provide a variety of tips such as: How to create a highly secure password that you never have to remember, fun organizing tips related to technology/travel/home/kids. Leave this session with Audrey’s exercise called “Chunk the Junk” that prevents wasting time at the office and simplifies the day’s priorities.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Shortcuts with technology such a smartphones and tablets.
  2. Fun organizing tips for travel and home.
  3. 3 things you didn't know you could do when using the Internet.

 

No Clock Hours Provided
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Whether you realize it or not, as a meeting planner you are constantly negotiating with and influencing your clients. How you nurture these business relationships and the approach you take with these negotiations will determine whether you have loyal, long term clients or whether they will look elsewhere for their next solution. This session’s sales and negotiation strategies come with innovative and proven techniques and real-world applications about how to close sales, get past gatekeepers, negotiate like a pro, and use the principles of psychology to explode your sales and negotiation results. You’ll learn how to truly connect with clients and make your meeting planner interactions have greater impact. You will experience proven, specific sales and negotiation principles and tactics in a refreshing and interactive way.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants should be able to: demonstrate an important negotiation and/or sales principle as it applies to a meeting planner situation and identify ways that non-verbal communication can assist as they sell, negotiate, and work with clients
  2. Participants should be able to: Recognize the importance of using stories to connect with and sell to meeting planner clients. Feel inspired to be better people, recognizing that the little things make a big difference in life.
  3. Participants should be able to: Identify a principle or technique to get past gatekeepers and connect with the decision maker in organizations and recognize how this may apply to meeting planner sales

 

1 Hours Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Business travel can be aggravating, stressful and potentially dangerous. Constant flight delays, security challenges, changes in time zones and climates play havoc with body and mind. With changes in diet, poor eating habits, little exercise, changes in sleep patterns and a grueling pace, you risk the potential for illness and careless behavior.  Not only is this true for business travel, but also for group and incentive travel you company may sponsor. Proper training in travel safety helps you and your organization mitigate liability.

In most cases it is the legal responsibility of the organization to provide “Duty of Care” to ensure the safety of their travelers. Organizations need to safeguard personnel and/or customers when traveling by providing detailed safety information, education, and training.

In this session you will learn how to minimize risks by:

·         Avoiding traps that can ruin a program, result in a jail sentence, cause injury or worse; death

·         Thief avoidance – You risk more than just your luggage

·         Building your network and resources - know who to trust at your destination

·         Danger signs - awareness of your surroundings is your best defense

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Avoiding traps that can ruin a program, result in a jail sentence, cause injury or worse; death.
  2. Thief avoidance - it's more than just your luggage! How to protect yourself and your belongings.
  3. Building your network and resources - know who to trust at your destination.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

Come to this EduLab session prepared with a burning topic that you want to discuss, and then we’ll vote on what issues we want to problem-solve in our Great Dotmocracy. Brainstorm with your peers about shared challenges, and leave with solutions to our industry top dilemmas. Form new relationships and meet new people while discussing what is keeping us all “up at night.”

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Come up with solutions to some of the industry’s top challenges.
  2. Consider how you might utilize these solutions within your own organization or meetings structure.
  3. Participate in a Dotmocracy, and think about how you might utilize it to similar effect at your meetings and events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
When people feel welcome at your event, hotel or meeting facility, they want to return. But there are a thousand tiny ways venues and event organizers show people they're not wanted. Being accommodating is more than being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act for people with physical or dietary restrictions. Expressing acceptance goes well beyond telling people of different genders, faiths or preferences they're wanted. In this session, we'll explore what it means to be radically welcoming and how to avoid the many unintentional ways meeting and event professionals can harm rather than help their meeting participants.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate whether or not current meeting/event practices are alienating attendees.
  2. Analyze potential ways to make their meetings and events more welcoming places.
  3. Create a strategy for transforming upcoming meetings and events into radically welcoming spaces for all participants.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:45AM - 12:45PM

What type of conversational cocktails do you serve in your conference experiences? Are they experiences during which participants hear and speak words that reach into their deepest beings, releasing dopamine, serotine and oxytocin—brain-bonding neurochemicals? Conversational cocktail experiences can spark a soul-talk revolution and create deep connections.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Identify the three types of conversations and the alchemy each has on our brains.
  2. Discuss the chemistry of conversation cocktails and how to create experiences that lead to deep connections.
  3. Explore four tips to co-creating engaging conversations resulting in deep connections.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Unfortunately, Magic Johnson, our speaker for today’s All Attendee Lunch, will not be able to attend.

We have worked with our partners at MGM Resorts International to bring you headline entertainment that you will not want to miss.

 

No clock hours provided
2:15PM - 3:00PM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Discover best practices in meeting design, food and beverage and negotiations from experts in the room! We’ll use a human spectrogram to find thought leaders among our peers, and then drill down into your burning questions, must-know trends and next practices that will help you excel in today’s meeting marketplace.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover best practices and leading trends in meeting design, food and beverage and negotiations.
  2. Find key takeaways you can use tomorrow to enhance your events.
  3. Participate in a Spectrogram, and think about how you might utilize it to similar effect at your meetings and events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Any meeting can get an added jolt of purpose by including a volunteer experience. After all, nothing gets people connected more than jointly contributing to something meaningful. So if you want to add a volunteer experience to your event, how should you go about it? Which non-profits have event-ready activations, and how can you go beyond the obvious to create unique and engaging experiences? Once you implement your ideas, you’ll need to communicate them so people show up. Learn how technology can help you do this, and how the People + Planet Challenge app came to life for MPI at The Farm at MGM on the Exchange Floor.

 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover what you should think about when designing a volunteer experience.
  2. Find out about the nonprofit volunteer experience opportunities in Las Vegas.
  3. Consider how technology can help drive attendee engagement and CSR/sustainability success.

 

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Our impulse to play is ancient. Its origins mean we have the freedom to take a risk or try something new. Deep play surrounds us through a form of abandon, surrender and engagement. So how does deep play help us become more creative and innovative and what’s its role in events?

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the critical elements of play and how to use them in your event.
  2. Practice the deep play process of Einstein’s combinatory play that creates genius.
  3. Explore how to use play as an effective programming element that stimulates creativity, innovation, inspiration and problem solving.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

In this panel session, AV service providers will discuss how technology can increase attendee engagement, making meetings more memorable, energizing, and even inspiring. We’ll explore use cases and best practices for:

·         Projection mapping

·         Second-screen presentation technology

·         Session interactivity

·         Hybrid live/online events

Starting from the perspective of the desired meeting outcome, our panelists will explore what makes these technologies powerful, and how to squeeze the highest possible return on objective from your investment.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Describe emerging event technologies in terms of their potential impact for meetings and events
  2. Select technological event enhancements that will deliver the desired attendee outcome
  3. Adhere to best practices with respect to new event technology adoption

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:15PM

Healthcare meeting planning and convention marketing is different. And information is key to making empowered decisions. Learn key areas of opportunity for healthcare marketers to:

1. Identify trends

2. Identify areas of opportunity

3. Understand the unique challenges facing healthcare marketers in a tradeshow environment, such as compliance.

Given the continuous and ongoing healthcare legislation and evolving regulations, it still remains to be seen whether changes in healthcare will be positive or challenging. But a discussion about it and sharing information is the first step to being a successful meeting planner in this vertical market of the meetings industry.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:15PM

One of the greatest challenges meeting planners face is getting everyone both internally and externally aligned and working together in a way that is effective. Unfortunately, you can’t just tell people to work together better and expect them to be able to do it. In this session, CEO/Founder of Banding People Together, the world’s leading collaborative strategy organization, will expand your thinking around how to amplify your voice as a trusted advisor so you can help meeting owners co-create a meeting experience that measurably impacts the business.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. A framework for collaborating more strategically.
  2. The importance of the discovery process.
  3. How to leverage your assets and liabilities based on how your brain is wired.

 

1 Hour Domain E: Human Resources
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:15PM

The proof is in: There's no scientific basis that learning styles or Meyers-Briggs personality types exist. So much of what educators have based adult learning design on is flawed, so what kind of new educational paradigm is needed?

The answer lies in the findings of neuroscientists who show that not only can engagement enhance adult learning, it can aid retention and application. But that depends on how you craft your education design and engagement strategy. This presentation shows you how to use the latest scientific findings on how the brain works and apply it to your educational programs.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Define engagement in an educational context.
  2. Understand how engaging the brain in different ways affects learning and memory.
  3. Identify ways to customize engagement strategies to your group demographics.

 

1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:15PM

Google is the new resume.  So what are you doing about it?  If you have anything to say or sell, you need a platform.  In today's crowded and very noisy world that you live and work in, you have to find ways to stand out and rise above the noise.  These days, “fitting in” is the exact same as being invisible and standing out can feel scary.  Self-promotion is an art and critical if you really want career stability. In this interactive session, Judi will help attendees master the art of self-promotion.  Judi will teach attendees how to stand out online in a way that is ethical, strategic and productive.  Judi will share tools and resources to help attendees build a platform and a brand that gets them noticed.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. A step by step plan to personal branding online.
  2. A better understanding of the tools available to you and how to productively use them.
  3. How to promote yourself ethically and strategically.

 

No Clock Hours Provided
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
3:15PM - 4:15PM

You need to find a home for your meetings where the design, operation and services provided compliment your goals and help ensure you meet required outcomes. Consider 20 global innovations that you can experience today in meetings-focused venues that will help you reach your goals and objectives.

 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand what lies beyond typical function rooms and how easy it is to provide a real wow experience at your meetings.
  2. Consider the importance of providing the right spaces outside of the meeting room, as well as in.
  3. Build your understanding of alternative meeting room styles and how delegates of different generations behave in these environments.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

The Bataclan Paris.  Pulse Nightclub Orlando. The Boston Marathon. Is it just a matter of time before a Meetings and Event Industry Conference appears in similar horrific headlines?  What about civil unrest, controversial legislation and weather-related?  These forces may be beyond our control but defining our roles in assuring that participants are informed and as safe as possible is not.  We can't prevent every scenario, but shouldn't we prepare for threats even as we hope they never occur? 

To be effective, comprehensive safety planning must be a collaboration between the venue and the meeting owner/event organizer.  The meeting owner/event organizer must be in the loop and receive “eyes only” information since they act as the intermediaries to instantly review and distribute the best information available for the safety and security of participants. The buzz today is rightly about active shooters and terrorism, yet we face a variety of threats from unexpected forces. The good work of the venue standard initiatives is welcome and long overdue, but where and how  does the planner engage in the process to insure maximum participant safety? This session guides the planner through steps in creating their own customized action plan depending on a variety of components that comprise the individual event.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Comprehend the magnitude of attendee safety issues - it is not just about terrorism or active shooters.
  2. Collaborate with suppliers and partners to customize safety tips for your event.
  3. Acquire resources to aid in creating plans for multiple events.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:00PM - 5:00PM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

Meetings and exhibitions have been increasingly affected by room block piracy—businesses that actively seek to recruit or divert event participants away from official room blocks and into other hotel bookings using a range of shady techniques. In this session, you’ll learn how to prevent room block poaching at your event.

Room block poachers are modern-day scalawags that prey on unsuspecting organizations. The actions of these pilferers have negative impact on hotel room blocks, resulting in headaches for planners including lost revenue and possible attrition penalty nightmares. Not all of these activities are illegal, but they most live on the ethical edge. These scoundrels will reach out by fax, email & phone. They have been known to use meeting logos on official-looking websites & registration forms, implying that they are “official” housing representatives or suggest that official blocks are sold out. Learn how to become better equipped to fend them off and counter this growing issue both legally and pragmatically.

In a survey of 622 meeting professionals representing a diverse cross section of the industry, room block sizes and room rates, the Convention Industry Council found 73.1% of respondents had events or meetings targeted by piracy or poaching. While this issue is clearly affecting a large number of events, the majority of respondents (70.5%) have not developed prevention or mitigation best practices. As part of the study, the effects of piracy and poaching were also identified. Although it was expected that the negative effects would be primarily financial, the research showed a greater impact on non-monetary factors including reputation, attendee dissatisfaction and time away from planning. CIC’s APEX Room Block Poaching Workgroup has been formed to conduct research, and develop best practices, tools, and resources to aid meeting professionals in managing room blocks.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Gain powerful insight from Convention Industry Council APEX research into the industry-wide effects of poaching on our industry, who is affected and how. Get latest updates on pending legislation to curb consumer fraud activities.
  2. Identify the various ways poachers can adversely affect your workload, reputation & budgets, through pilfering of hotel rooms and other revenue opportunities from your event.
  3. Access tools and learn best practices to alleviate this growing problem.

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Meeting professionals have embraced dramatic changes in medical meeting management over the past 3 years. What can we expect in the next 3 years?  As more countries adopt some type of medical compliance reporting, you’ll need to be prepared for the future expectations from governments and HCP’s.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. HCP’s want to rely more on social media.
  2. Expect and prepare for empowered patients.
  3. How to plan on the future of virtual medical meetings.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Traditional approaches to promoting diversity in the workplace have centered on addressing this discriminatory conduct, but what about biased and unfair systems, practices and habits that we may not even be aware of? Learn how we can become aware of our natural prejudices that affect the way we hire, form teams, support leaders and other daily critical decisions. This awareness can lead to clarity on how we can create a more diverse, creative, and fair workplace.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. What is unconscious bias- the neuroscience behind it and how we all have it.
  2. How hidden bias manifests in organizations and why it is dangerous.
  3. Group exercise to bring awareness to how we all have bias.
  4. Practical steps to take to begin overcoming hidden bias.

 

1 Hour Domain E: Human Resources
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Meeting professionals know safety and security is important, but less than half actually have a meetings-specific crisis plan. Instead of staggering under the weight of creating a whole crisis preparedness program, why not focus on the little things?  This session offers practical, timely, simple solutions that can be implemented immediately in your planning and management process--adding some key items to your RFP, asking a few extra questions during the site inspection, including specific contract language, and practical tips for on-site management. Little things add up to big protection for your attendees and great risk management for your organization.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Recognize how emergency preparedness can be integrated into each step of meeting planning and management.
  2. Integrate safety and security elements seamlessly into the RFP, site inspection, and site selection process.
  3. Implement practical suggestions to keep attendees informed about emergency preparedness elements without inciting fear and concern

 

1 Hour Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

The proposal communicates so much more than just rate. Join Subject Matter Expert Ciara Feely and discover what planners have told her about what they absolutely must see in a proposal. Discuss what you have found to work, and decide how you will change your proposals to convert more business.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. What to write in a proposal that gets the planner to call you back.
  2. Learn that the structure and content of a proposal can help you get more wins.
  3. Share ideas with peers on dealing with volume e-RFPs and proposals

 

1 hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Don your beatnik beret and snap your fingers as you discover how several different industry providers helped clients overcome the challenges of modern meeting planning to exceed business goals and objectives during this StorySlam session, during which speakers will have just four minutes to share how they conquered dilemmas, predicaments and impasses to design amazing participant experiences.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover how to overcome several industry challenges, and consider how you might utilize new techniques at your meetings and events.
  2. Consider how you might better use your partners, providers and suppliers to design better attendee experiences.
  3. Participate in a StorySlam, and think about how you might utilize it to similar effect at your meetings and events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
4:30PM - 5:30PM

We all understand that the world is quite complex today and the need to demonstrate authentic leadership has never been more challenging. In a world of multiple generations, multiple communication platforms and numerous distractions, team leadership has become complicated. This session will help you identify the skills needed to excel at authentic leadership.

This dynamic session will be led by Mike Dominguez, MGM Resorts International Chief Sales Officer and MPI past chair of the International Board of Directors, who will identify the expertise required to move up to the next level in your career. This valuable content will ensure that you will not only remain relevant in your organization, but will provide key to successfully progressing your career. Mike will walk through essential attributes of leadership:  understanding the importance of culture, the value of humility, the need for authenticity and the ability to build thriving teams.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn what leadership looks like today
  2. Understand the importance of culture, humility and authenticity in leadership
  3. Learn to focus on behaviors versus demographics to build thriving teams

 

CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
6:00PM - 9:30PM

Please join Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, for the President’s Dinner at WEC 2017 as we celebrate our Chapter Presidents and honor Ray Bloom, Chairman and Founder of the IMEX Group, for his exceptional contribution to our industry.

Founding Sponsor: Hilton
Presenting Sponsor: Caesars Entertainment

 

9:00PM - 1:00AM

Don't miss the chance to dance the night away with all you WEC friends while giving back to our industry. Proceeds benefit scholarship and grant opportunities for MPI members around the world. Come dressed to impress.

 

IMPORTANT ENTRY INFORMATION

This event is exclusive to registered WEC 2017 attendees. Everyone will need a ticket to enter. Please don't forget to wear your WEC badge. Rendezvous tickets will be sold at WEC registration until 4 p.m. on Monday, June 21. After this time, tickets can be purchased at the door beginning 8:00 pm.

 

If you purchased your Rendezvous ticket in advance, it will be processed into your WEC badge. Your badge will serve as your ticket to get in and be scanned upon entering. If you purchase your Rendezvous ticket at the door, you will be given a wristband to enter.

 

If you purchase your Rendezvous ticket online after you’ve picked up your WEC badge, please update your badge at WEC registration. If unable to do this in time, please bring ticket receipt and pick-up a wristband at the door to enter the event.

  

TICKET PRICES

$125 in advance, $140 at the door

PowerPlay Tickets (The Big Deal + Rendezvous)

Planner: $125 in advance, $140 at the door

Supplier: $200 in advance, $230 at the door

Student/Faculty: $125 in advance, $230 at the door

 

Host Sponsors: Wynn and XS, The Nighclub at Encore

Presenting Sponsors: Hilton, Visit San Jose

Technology Sponsor: Encore Event Technologies

 

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

The ‘circular economy’ is a hot concept in the sustainability world. The idea is that the world will benefit by transitioning from a linear economy, where take-make-waste is the primary model, to a circular economy in which upfront choices help avoid waste and maximize creative reuse, recycling, and planned durability (instead of planned obsolescence). But how can these concepts work in the events context? And how can you make decisions pre-meeting to minimize waste post event? Attend this session at The Farm at MGM on the Exchange Floor to understand the principles of circular economy, experience a show and tell focused on circular and sustainable material choices, and get a behind the scenes look at reuse and recycling in action at MGM Grand.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover the “circular economy” and what material choices result in greater circularity.
  2. Find out how you can prepare for and increase donations after events.
  3. Discover how recycling and reuse operations work front- and back-of-house.

 

Do you want to apply “event design thinking” into “event design doing?” Do you want to experience how participants can map out the design of an event in less than 90 minutes?

This session will show you a hands-on method to map out any event using the visual #EventCanvas. As a participant you will be facilitated through the process. Analyzing stakes, design and discover the Event Design methodology that is used by leading organizations to create events that matter. This workshop uses the Event Simulator Facilitation Kit and is for change-makers who want a hands-on approach to understanding, designing and delivering effective conferences that create real value using the Event Model Canvas.

 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Introduction to Event Design by applying the Event Canvas Methodology and templates to visually articulate the value of an event.
  2. Sketch the canvas of a random event with your peers as a team using the Event Simulator Facilitation Kit℠
  3. Appreciate the power of a co-creation, rapid prototyping and flexible focus of an Event Design team.

 

1.25 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00AM - 10:15AM

Reflection results in meaningful learning. It draws participants inward to tap the originality and creativity of thought and understanding of their new learnings. It also draws them outward, asking what change their new knowledge brings. Discover how and why our conferences need to engage in deep reflection programming.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover the process of re-enchantment, where we shift our attention from cynicism and doubt to possibility and potential.
  2. Practice the deep reflection process of wonderings for future conference experiences.
  3. Discuss why deep reflection is necessary for conference participant experiences to move from awareness to on-the-job action.

 

1.25 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00AM - 10:15AM

MPI MD's Open Forum is open to anyone interested in learning what their peers are experiencing in medical meeting management and to share challenges and successes in processes and reporting.  Questions and comments will be moderated and ways to explore and shape the meaning of trends of medical meetings will be discussed, and the benefits of joining MPI-MD will be shared.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Interact with your peers through lively discussions
  2. Learn what challenges are consistent with other healthcare industry planners and suppliers
  3. Meet the MPI MD Advisory Council members who will share their insights and processes in planning medical meetings and spend-tracking

 

1.25 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00AM - 10:15AM

Discuss technology challenges and opportunities with subject matter experts in the Knowledge Café. Rotate around the room and explore best practices with some of the industry’s brightest techsperts—and with your peers—as you explore new ways to find, manage and deploy technology at your meetings and events.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discuss what is new and next for technology in the meeting industry.
  2. Experiment with a Knowledge Café session.
  3. Consider how you could use a Knowledge Café at one of your meetings or events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Does the new reporting requirement for meetings and events analytics seem overwhelming and intimidating? This workshop session will help you to understand all areas of key meetings data and how you can fulfill this new area of data collection and reporting for your key stakeholders and executives.  This session will cover the following areas of data reporting and collection:

·         Individual or single event reporting

·         Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) reporting

·         Key metrics on Attendee, Meeting, Budget

·         Progression from simple to more complex and value oriented analytics

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Participants will better understand the requirements for individual or single event reporting to apply to manage stakeholder expectations
  2. Participants will gain insights into complete Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) reporting and how it affects their own job performance requirements
  3. Attendees will learn how to collect and report key metrics on Attendee, Meeting, and Budget areas of meetings and events to satisfy newfound interest for analytics for senior executives

 

1.25 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00AM - 10:15AM

Today's attendees are consumers, discerning travelers who may choose to attend conventions and exhibitions ─ or not. Be the first in the industry to hear the newly-released findings of the second MPI-endorsed Decision to Attend Study, which examines the behaviors behind the decision relative to the wants, needs and expectations of prospective attendees. New insight will be gained on booking outside the block, booking within 30 days, Millennial preferences, and more! Gain best practices on how meeting professionals and DMOs can work together to build their site selection and attendance promotion strategies. The goal? Maximizing attendance, together.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Recall prospective attendee behaviors that impact the Decision to Attend
  2. Learn how the 'perceived' destination experience matters
  3. Obtain a 'sneak peek' into the new Behavioral Profile Template
  4. Learn about changing preferences for booking outside the block and more

 

1.25 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
Cybersecurity. It’s not a matter of time if you will confront it, but is a matter of WHEN.  Tech experts tell you how it may occur, but they do not tell you the what, who, and how of risk, exposure, and liability issues surrounding cybersecurity.  In a recent survey, 60% of respondents said they were not prepared to defend against a data breach.  Join us and explore legal, insurance, and planning aspects of your event that require safeguards to protect against this growing problem.  Remember, if governments and the movie industry can be hacked, so can you.  Will you be prepared?

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discuss liability on the part of the planner, the sponsoring organization, and the venue
  2. Discover what protections and other proactive activities should occur and who should take them
  3. Determine how all parties can work together to ensure due diligence?

 

1.25 Hours Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00AM - 10:15AM

Music often is an integral part of conventions and meetings, but did you know that this may require a license fee?  Event organizers may not think twice about playing music at an event, but the setting may subject them to liability under copyright law. Learn the dos and don’ts of playing music at events.

 

At events, music is everywhere, whether incorporated during general sessions to support the overarching message or meeting theme, in breakouts, in PowerPoint and video presentations, at networking events or simply as background. At trade shows, music can be heard in many exhibits booths, sometimes as background music and other times as part of a video presentation. Meeting and convention organizers may not think twice about playing a CD, connecting their iPhone or streaming from sources such as Spotify or Pandora at such an event, but the setting may subject them to liability under copyright law.

 

All the music you hear was written by someone, arranged by someone and performed by someone.

These artists make their money by selling copies of the music and by licensing others to perform or play

the music. Music is like all personal property—when you want to borrow it from someone you must

ask permission. All public performances, even most nonprofit ones, must be licensed.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Why businesses and organizations need to be licensed to play music.
  2. What performance, synchronization, and mechanical music licenses cover.
  3. What happens if music is used without permission?

 

1.25 Hours Domain C: Risk Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
9:00AM - 10:15AM

Fear will keep you stuck, safe, and just the same.  It is the root of so many missed opportunities.  Your own inner barriers will hold you back and can block you from living the life you were called to live.   If you are ready to take a leap of faith so you can go for the job, ask for the raise, lose the weight, or quit the bad habit ... this session will give you the secret to unblocking the barrier that is holding you back.  If you want to build a life and a career that you love it's critical that you learn now to dance with your fear. 

Learner Outcomes:

  1. How to survive in times of change.
  2. An understanding of fear’s greatest hits.
  3. An understanding of how to overcome and embrace your fear.

 

No Clock Hour Provided
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
10:15AM - 11:00AM

Stop by the Headshot Station to receive your complimentary headshot photo. New to WEC 2017, get a taste of Orange Photography's VIP reservation service! Select appointments are offered with the option to jump to the head of the line and reserve your preferred timeslot. Slots are limited so act fast! Use this link to reserve your time and be sure to arrive a few minutes before your reserved appointment. We're located on the Exchange Floor, Level 1.

Headhsot Reservation Link: http://orangephoto.force.com/client/AppointmentsTimeSlotDetails?oppId=0063800000fOsks

 

 

 

 

10:30AM - 11:00AM

What will the meeting room of the future look like? Discover highlight, stand-out trends from recent research by the International Association of Conference Centres, with a focus on space design, food and beverage, meeting tech and Internet access. Find out what you need to prepare for, and how the meeting room of the future will benefit you and your attendees.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Discover key findings from recent research into the meeting room of the future.
  2. Learn how the meeting room of the future will benefit you and your attendees.
  3. Strategize on how this will work to elevate the experience at your events.

 

.75 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
11:00AM - 12:15PM

Stories are universal in their use, appeal, and effectiveness—across cultures and across ages. In this course, participants will learn to craft and use compelling stories to sell incentive travel solutions to clients. Participants will learn to develop an audience profile to help tailor the story to the client, as well as components that comprise a compelling story to aid in development of the story. Finally, participants will consider positioning the story in a sales presentation and consider other sales opportunities where storytelling might be beneficial. Telling Your Story to the Incentive Market is appropriate for sales professionals who have more than five years of selling experience in the Incentive Travel industry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to craft powerful stories as a tool for selling incentive travel to specific clients.

 

1.25 Hours Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Whether you are a new or longtime member, you are invited to participate in an open and candid discussion with MPI leaders about the current state and future of MPI and our industry. During this fast-paced interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to converse directly with Paul Van Deventer, MPI President & CEO; Brian Stevens, Chair of the MPI International Board of Directors, and Jim Russell, Chair of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees. Bring your questions and don’t miss out on what promises to be a lively Q&A!

 

1.25 Hour Domain A:Strategic Planning
11:00AM - 12:15PM

Given the pace of technological change and consumer usage patterns, do today’s planners and suppliers possess sufficient knowledge about connectivity to ask the right questions? Is “free internet” still a viable option? How do you know if you have adequate bandwidth at a fair price? In this session, get equipped to have the conversation.

Planners know about the importance of event history and understand projected needs like food and beverage consumption and attendance numbers, but many don’t know how much High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) bandwidth they use, how it is being used, whether they are receiving what they contracted for, and/or what level of service is required. With tech milestones such as the introduction of smartphones, tablets and now "wearable tech”, device adoption rates continue to skyrocket, increasing consumer demand for better connectivity and faster access. Internet access has gone from “nice to have” to “must have” both for event attendees and meeting professionals.

In this session, we will share APEX Research on bandwidth, infrastructure, and providers. Tools include the bandwidth calculator, the APEX Internet RFP Guide, and High Speed Internet Access RFP Template. We'll open the floor to share horror stories and solutions with industry peers, suppliers, venues and, of course, planners.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Develop strategies regarding connectivity purchases to meet content delivery and attendee expectations.
  2. Learn what information you need to provide the venue - and what you absolutely must know from the venue.
  3. Understand and Improve the negotiation process for connectivity purchase and make sure you are getting the level of service you need and you didn't over pay.

 

1.25 Hours Domain H: Site Management
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:00AM - 12:15PM

How do you immerse yourself and your attendees in multi-sensory experience they’ll never forget?  Elevate your event by adding the element of Technical Direction. Become a technical director for your own event or simply understand what it takes to work with an AV team that takes it to the next level.

It all comes down to three things, communication, timing, and practice. By using NASA’s model of launch directors (event planners) and flight directors (technical directors), engineers (AV Technicians), the talent (astronauts), and the viewers (attendees) we break down what it takes to launch an effective program into orbit and bring it safely back to earth. This is done through an engaging and entertaining learning environment punctuated with a three-step countdown of takeaways to take your event to the next level.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand the THREE “purposes” of any type of AV equipment and learn how to simplify an otherwise overwhelming process.
  2. Learn the best practices behind the TWO cornerstone pieces of involvement with an AV Team. Communication & Timing.
  3. Understand the importance of rehearsals and anticipate unforeseen elements to mitigate that ONE thing we all fear… risk.

 

1.25 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:00AM - 12:15PM

Hackathons bring together an industry’s greatest minds to solve problems and help communities in need. Herein, we amass the industry’s greatest thinkers to help local nonprofit Street Teens serve homeless and at-risk youth by creating a one-of-a-kind experience it can bring to the conferences that come to Las Vegas.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Join your peers for a morning of creation and ideation, and utilize best practices to design a unique experience.
  2. Leave a positive social footprint for the local Granada community.
  3. Participate in a Hack-a-Thon, and think about how you might utilize it to similar effect at your meetings and events.

 

1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 hour of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
11:00AM - 12:15PM

Since the Open Payments law was passed in 2010, there still is no global consistancies, standardization or predictability.  The constant country changes make it very difficult to track laws, regulations, mandates, food and beverage caps, destination restrictions, etc.  Will this get easier or continue to cause complexities in managing medical meetings.  What effect does the new US administration, Brexit and other political issues have on our industry? Is virtual medical meetings the future of our industry?  This session will look at the future trends of healthcare reporting and discuss expectations of HCP’s.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Realize the On-going changes in the Healthcare Meeting Landscape
  2. Learn how to Improve the Medical Meeting and HCP Experience
  3. Understand what Trends And Changes are predicted in healthcare reporting

 

1.25 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE ApprovedMPI is a CAE Approved Provider. This session meets the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every MPI session that qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.whatiscae.org.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1.25 hours of credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to produce some of the largest and most high-profile events like the Democratic National Convention, the Indianapolis 500, and the Royal Caribbean Experience?  Wonder no more. If you haven’t had the opportunity to take advantage of MPI’s Experiential Event Series, we have a panel of executives who produce these events and will answer your burning questions about everything from what takes place behind the scenes, working with televised production and much more.