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MPI D/FW March Chapter Experience

26 March, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Texas Live
1650 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington , Texas
United States
Organizer
Caitlin Watson
Phone: 972-233-9107 ext 201

March Chapter Experience -
Decoding The Meeting Experience

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Agenda:

9:30AM – Registration Opens
10:00AM-11:30AM – Breakout Sessions (optional)
11:00AM-12:00PM- New Member Orientation
11:30AM-12:00PM – Networking
12:00PM - 1:30 PM – Lunch and Program

Where: Texas Live
1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011

Decoding The Meeting Experience

"It's all about the EXPERIENCE." We have heard that phrase many times but what all does that entail? 

  • Are you looking to make changes to your meeting and not quite sure how or where to start to hit that objective? 
  • Unsure on how to get the C-Suite to buy in on this? Or how to get sponsorships to pay for the added elements.
  • Wanting to discover how to get the attendees engaged prior to, during, and after the event while ensuring you know how to get your content seen on social media with understanding algorithms, videos, and more?

We are going to help answer all of those questions and even more! 

Keynote

Leading Up: How to Influence C-Level Executives to Transform Your Meeting Experience
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Randy Pennington

You want your meetings to make an impact, right?

For that to happen, you will need to align your transformational ideas with your organization’s strategic priorities and goals. This practical, high-energy session will equip you to:

·         Think like the C-Level executive you want to influence for change

·         Communicate your ideas in a way that increases the likelihood for buy-in.

·         Prove the value of your meetings and events to your organization’s bottom line.

Don’t be one of those organizations that leave strategic value in the meeting room. There are specific things you can do to translate intention into positive action. Don’t miss this session to learn how.

Available for one (1.0) hour of EIC Credit - Pending Approval
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Breakouts (optional – attendees may select 2 of the 3 sessions to attend):

Session 1 – Let’s Get Social! 

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Speaker: Chris Ebbeler, Director, Social Media & Community Engagement; Chili’s Grill & Bar

An in-depth look at using social media in your events.  We will cover everything from understanding algorithms to creative ways to engage with your attendees and your target audience using all forms of social media.

For the past two years, Chris has lead a reinvention of social media for the Chili’s Grill & Bar brand, infusing a long lost sense of humor, authenticity, and brand voice into their national platform, and spearheading a strategy to foster brand love through engagement and community. During his twelve year tenure, Chris has been the guiding force behind the design and development of experiences that connect ChiliHeads to the deeper meaning behind why we work. He leads a passionate team of believers who craft ways to emotionally connect with Guests and Team Members in the digital landscape. 

Session 2- Squeezing the Dime! Finding New Ways to Mange Spend & Generate Savings


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    Speakers:  Judy Payne, Director of Meetings and Travel , GameStop

  Samantha Vogel, Sr. Manager, Meetings and Travel, GameStop

My executives expect more meeting … for less money. Sound familiar? Today’s standard is more excitement, more attendees but no more money. It’s time to think outside-the-box when it comes to your program. In this session, you’ll take-away real examples of event cost reduction and create ways to add sponsorship opportunities that you can apply to your next event.

  • Data review to help create cost-saving solutions to your existing program
  • Knowing where hotels & meeting venue are willing to negotiate
  • Contracting elements that increase engagement but lower budget
  • Partner sponsorships that will shift the spend


Session 3 - Senior Planner Panel Discussion

A moderated session with a panel of Senior Level Meeting Planners to discuss all things planning and the How To’s of taking your meeting and turning it into an experience!  

From convincing organizational leaders to change the long-accepted agenda, to working with sponsors that have “always had that space/meal function” to the challenge of changing meeting space at your venue that’s been contracted for 3+ years, we will cover it all!  Get to know other senior planners in the area, learn their tricks and gain insight and ideas from their successful events. 

Breakouts Available for EIC Credit - Pending Approval
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"It's all about the EXPERIENCE." We have heard that phrase many times but what all does that entail? 

  • Are you looking to make changes to your meeting and not quite sure how or where to start to hit that objective? 
  • Unsure on how to get the C-Suite to buy in on this? Or how to get sponsorships to pay for the added elements.
  • Wanting to discover how to get the attendees engaged prior to, during, and after the event while ensuring you know how to get your content seen on social media with understanding algorithms, videos, and more?

We are going to help answer all of those questions and even more! 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Arlington CVB


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Registration:

MPI Member:  $50
Non-Member: $75
Student: $25
MPI Premier Member: $40
MPI Lifetime Member: Complimentary

Early Bird Member: $40
Early Bird Non-Member: $65

Optional Breakout Sessions:
MPI Member: $15
Non-Member: $25

Onsite Member: $60
Onsite Non-Member: $80

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