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October Education Program

October 25, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Maritime Parc
84 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ
MPI New Jersey

Headshot_Troy.1Join us for an exciting afternoon and evening of education and walk away TWICE as smart!
Arrive earlier for Session one to learn about technical direction for events and then LEARN EVEN MORE during the main presentation at dinner when our guest presenter Troy Peters shares a multitude of "smart apps" for smart phones that every meeting industry professional needs to be aware of and more knowledgeable about!


Registration for Session One: 4:00pm-4:30pm
Session One: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Topic: Event technical direction: It’s Just Rocket Science!

By comparing the live event to something as intricate as the space program’s successes and failures it all comes down to just 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. We start by focusing on THREE main points, that even though there are hundreds, if not thousands of pieces of equipment on any live event, it can all be broken down into three “types” of equipment.  Source, Processing and Output. By understanding the flow of these three equipment categories we build a simple understanding of how the event technology or AV team prepares, processes, and delivers the live event. As planners we have TWO main pieces of involvement with our AV team that will mean your event reaches the stars or crashes and burns on takeoff.  Communication and Timing.  Learn how to speak the language, build trust through honest communication, and goal definition with your onsite AV team. 
Click here to view the full session description.

Registration and Networking for Session Two:
Dinner and Session Two: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Topic: Smart Apps for Smart Devices

What’s on your phone? Work smarter--not harder! This tech session will identify apps to promote and organize your business and personal life in an efficient way! Bring your smartphones for the best apps ever! All app user levels welcome!
We'll cover:
Embracing the technology, iOS, Android, Windows
Time Management: Making the most of our Calendars, Stop Watches, and Clocks.
On-the-Go Office Management: Spreadsheets, Word Processing, and Presenting
Photography and Photo Manipulation
Health and Fitness
Social Media: What’s the latest and how can I manage it all?
Local Connections: Who’s got the best apps?
Wearable technology and the future of apps
Click here for the full session description

Thank you to our October Program Sponsor


Thank you to our October Strategic Partners
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About Troy J. Peters, CTS
Troy's background began in motion picture production before migrating to association show management. There he took on the role of managing the Audio Visual logistics at their dozens of events across the globe.

Holding city-wide multi-day conferences with upwards of 20,000 attendees he quickly grew frustrated with not knowing AV. In 2010 he had enough and pursued his knowledge of live event AV technology by becoming a Certified Technology Specialist through Infocomm International. By learning the ins and outs of live event technology he was able talk-the-talk and help the association be a more proactive player in the direction of the ultimate attendee experience.

Troy is currently the VP of Marketing & Business Development with Video West, a national AV provider based in Phoenix, Arizona. He also sits on the MPI Arizona Chapter Executive Board as the VP of Communication and Chairs the Infocomm International Item Writing Committee.

The life portion of his work-life balance consists of family time with his wife and twin four-year-olds living by their family motto to Promote Laughter, Practice Kindness, and Pursue Adventure.


MPI New Jersey Chapter Attendance Policy: 

All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate.

MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

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