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30-Minute Monday | WEC Recap

Monday, June 3 12:00 PM - Monday, June 3 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 6/3/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: Didn’t get to attend WEC 24 or already missing it? Let’s take a look at our amazing week in Louisville! Enjoy a time of session recaps, evaluating what went well, our biggest takeaways from the week, and what we look forward to next year.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Recap what WEC had to offer this year
  2. Share in the excitement of our biggest takeaways and accomplishments
  3. Gain further insight into the world of WEC

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#Real-Talk Dialogue Series | Anti-Human Trafficking and the LGBTQ Community

Wednesday, June 5 1:00 PM - Wednesday, June 5 2:00 PM

Anti-Human Trafficking and the LGBTQ Community | 6/5/24 12-1 pm CT | 1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

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Meetings Outlook 2024 Q2

Tuesday, June 11 12:00 PM - Tuesday, June 11 1:00 PM

Meetings Outlook Q2 | 6/11/2024 | 11 am CT - 12 pm CT | 1 Clock Hour | Domain B: Project Management

Given the reality of the ever-evolving state of business events, meeting professionals are finding it nearly impossible to make informed decisions related to the business of events. What will the conditions look like in the next year? What will the new reality look like? And how are other meeting professionals overcoming current obstacles to grow business? Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. Deep dive into MPI's most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine, and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including a budget, attendance, and business conditions.

2. Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss the next steps with your peers.

3. Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

Join us for one, or all, of our Meetings Outlook | 2024 Sessions

08.27.202411.11.2024

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The Future of Meetings: IACC's Global 2024 Research

Monday, June 17 11:00 AM - Monday, June 17 12:00 PM

The Future of Meetings: IACC's Global 2024 Research 6/17/2024 10am CT - 11 am CT | 1 Clock Hour

The way people interact has changed a lot in the last few years. This includes participants' interactions at meetings and events. Consider findings from the 2024 global research from IACC into meeting surroundings—not only the rooms themselves, but also the spaces where delegates congregate, network and socialize. Understand how the meeting space, the AV, the food and other elements affect learning and networking, and ultimately the goals and objectives of meetings and events.

Learning Outcomes:
In this session, you will learn to;

Understand the latest trends and developments affecting meetings
Consider how your meeting venues are evolving and adapting to the needs of attendees.
Learn how meeting room design supports learning outcomes and helps improve meeting ROI.
Develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants.
Consider the different venue types and non-traditional room layouts that help foster connections between and among delegates.

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30-Minute Monday | Pride x Events- Inclusivity

Monday, June 17 12:00 PM - Monday, June 17 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 6/17/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: This session is dedicated to honoring Pride Month and exploring ways to create inclusive and affirming events for LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will gain valuable insights into the significance of Pride Month, learn about LGBTQ+ history and activism, and discover strategies for planning events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand the significance of Pride Month in our community
  2. Learn how to establish partnerships with LGBTQ+ organizations
  3. Leave with a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry

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Building Your Restaurant Business With Medial Meetings

Tuesday, June 18 12:00 PM - Tuesday, June 18 1:30 PM

Building Your Restaurant Business with Medical Meetings, MPI-MD Town Hall| June 18th, 2024 | 11 am CT - 12:30 pm CT | 1.5 Clock Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

Medical meetings and office visits are critical forums for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to exchange knowledge, discuss research findings, and collaborate. While traditional conference venues are commonly used, many medical meetings take place in restaurants. Catering for physician office visits is also a lucrative business.

In this session, we will hear from leading experts in the fields of restaurant sales and medical meeting planning. Together they will explore some aspects related to medical meeting opportunities for restauranteurs - both on-site and for catering. Topics include:

Menu Expectations

- Custom Menu Offerings - Best Practices

- Meal Caps and Rising Costs

Room Requirements, Event Types, Billing, and Other Requirements

- We’ll break down the compliance requirements of medical meetings into simple, actionable steps

Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certification (HMCC):

- The HMCC program educates meeting professionals, hoteliers, exhibit reps, and restaurant managers on compliance with government regulations and corporate rules.

- Over 4,000 professionals, including restaurant managers/event planners have completed the Healthcare Meeting Certificate program (HMCC). The Certificate exhibits expertise in meeting compliance to your clients.

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Demo Day

Tuesday, June 18 1:00 PM - Tuesday, June 18 2:00 PM

Demo Day| June 18th, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 1 Clock Hour

Join us for an immersive 'Demo Day' webinar, where we bring the spotlight to cutting-edge Event Technology companies that are revolutionizing the events industry. This virtual showcase is a unique opportunity for event planners, professionals, and enthusiasts to explore the latest innovations and solutions designed to elevate event experiences. Our featured event technology companies will present live demonstrations, providing an in-depth look at their offerings, from virtual event platforms to registration systems, engagement tools, and more. Gain valuable insights, discover the future of event tech, and interact directly with the minds behind these game-changing products. Whether you're seeking to enhance virtual, hybrid, or in-person events, this Demo Day is your gateway to the forefront of event technology. Don't miss the chance to stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of event planning and execution.

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Community Brands: Events

All your event technology solutions. One stop.

Discover end-to-end event management solutions built with flexible technology and designed to create meaningful and engaging experiences. With the Community Brands connected network of solutions, event planners and trade show organizers can bring any exhibition or conference vision to life and seamlessly plan one-of-a-kind events. Partner with us to optimize event management, host safe contactless events, and engage attendees with event technology. Streamline the attendee experience, create a great first impression, and improve event ROI.

Maximize the value of in-person events with event technology for online registration, on-demand badge printing, lead retrieval, speaker and session management, event mobile app, and attendee tracking.

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30-Minute Monday | Making the Virtual Experience More “Real”

Monday, July 1 12:00 PM - Monday, July 1 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 7/1/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: This session addresses the evolving landscape of virtual events and provides strategies for creating immersive and engaging experiences. Participants will explore techniques, technologies, and best practices to bridge the gap between virtual and in-person events. This session aims to equip event professionals with the skills and insights needed to make virtual events feel more authentic and impactful.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn practical strategies for designing interactive programming that keeps participants engaged and active throughout the event
  2. Develop skills for fostering networking and community building in a virtual environment
  3. Gain insight on how to enhance the immersive nature of virtual events

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30-Minute Monday | Summer Travels and Hotel Trends

Monday, July 15 12:00 PM - Monday, July 15 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 7/15/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: This session will provide participants with valuable insights into the evolving landscape of summer travel and emerging trends in the hotel industry. Participants will explore current consumer preferences, sustainability initiatives, and safety measures that are shaping the way people experience travel and hospitality during the summer season. This time aims to equip professionals in the travel and hospitality sectors with the knowledge and strategies to stay ahead.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of consumer preferences and trends in summer travel
  2. Learn how hotels are adapting to new markets and catering to increased guest counts
  3. Leave with a perspective on how to navigate summer travel in the hotel industry

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Sustainability Smarts: A Virtual Q&A powered by MPI’s Sustainability Advisory Council

Tuesday, July 23 12:00 PM - Tuesday, July 23 1:00 PM

Sustainability Smarts: A Virtual Q&A powered by MPI’s Sustainability Advisory Council | July 23rd, 2024 | 11 am CT - 12 pm CT | 1 Clock Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning

What are the SMART ways and means of driving sustainable event management in the meetings and events industry? Join us for an engaging and insightful virtual Q&A session: “Sustainability Smarts” where the MPI Sustainability Advisory Council thought leaders will answer your questions about sustainability.

After the webinar you’ll find ideas that you can incorporate into your business event operations or daily routines. Whether you’re a seasoned sustainability advocate or just starting your event sustainability journey, “Sustainability Smarts: A Thought Leadership Q&A Session” promises to inspire, influence and initiate Sustainable Event Management Systems.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, ask burning questions, and gain valuable insights from the MPI Sustainability Advisory Council. 

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30-Minute Monday | Taking Your Meetings Abroad

Monday, August 5 12:00 PM - Monday, August 5 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 8/5/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: This session is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan and execute meetings and events in international settings. Participants will explore key considerations, cultural sensitivities, logistical challenges, and legal aspects of organizing business gatherings abroad. This will empower event planners and professionals to expand their reach and host impactful meetings on a global scale.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Develop skills for effective logistical planning in foreign destinations
  2. Become aware of cultural considerations and business etiquette
  3. Leave excited about the opportunity to expand reach and host successful international meetings and events

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30-Minute Monday | How Events Help You Upskill

Monday, August 19 12:00 PM - Monday, August 19 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 8/19/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: The powerful role that events play in facilitating continuous learning and upskilling for professionals is crucial. Participants will discover how attending and participating in events can provide opportunities to acquire new knowledge, develop skills, and expand their professional network. We will aim to inspire individuals to leverage events as a valuable platform for personal and career growth.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Recognize the value of gaining insights from industry experts, thought leaders, and subject matter experts
  2. Gain practical skills and experience through hands-on workshops and interactive activities offered at events
  3. Understand how to leverage online events as platforms for upskilling

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Meetings Outlook Q3 2024

Tuesday, August 27 12:00 PM - Tuesday, August 27 1:00 PM

Meetings Outlook Q2 | 8/27/2024 | 11 am CT - 12 pm CT | 1 Clock Hour | Domain B: Project Management

Given the reality of the ever-evolving state of business events, meeting professionals are finding it nearly impossible to make informed decisions related to the business of events. What will the conditions look like in the next year? What will the new reality look like? And how are other meeting professionals overcoming current obstacles to grow business? Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. Deep dive into MPI's most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine, and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including a budget, attendance, and business conditions.

2. Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss the next steps with your peers.

3. Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

Join us for one, or all, of our Meetings Outlook | 2024 Sessions

11.11.2024

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30-Minute Monday | Event Tech

Monday, September 16 12:00 PM - Monday, September 16 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 9/16/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: This session dives into the dynamic world of event technology, exploring the latest innovations and practical strategies for leveraging tech tools to enhance event planning and execution. Participants will gain insights into cutting-edge event tech solutions, from virtual platforms to attendee engagement tools, and learn how to integrate them seamlessly into their event strategies.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand the importance of leveraging event tech for data collection and analysis
  2. Develop the ability to integrate event tech seamlessly into existing workflow
  3. Leave with a refreshed perspective and practical tools to harness the power of event tech

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30-Minute Monday | Make the Most of Your Network

Monday, October 21 12:00 PM - Monday, October 21 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 10/21/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT

This Week: This session dives into the dynamic world of event technology, exploring the latest innovations and practical strategies for leveraging tech tools to enhance event planning and execution. Participants will gain insights into cutting-edge event tech solutions, from virtual platforms to attendee engagement tools, and learn how to integrate them seamlessly into their event strategies.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand the importance of leveraging event tech for data collection and analysis
  2. Develop the ability to integrate event tech seamlessly into existing workflow
  3. Leave with a refreshed perspective and practical tools to harness the power of event tech

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30-Minute Monday | Using Social Media to Drive Event

Monday, November 4 12:00 PM - Monday, November 4 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 11/4/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: Explore the power of social media in promoting and enhancing events. Participants will learn how to leverage various social platforms to create buzz, engage attendees, and extend the reach of their events to a wider audience. Through practical tips, this session aims to equip event professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to harness the full potential of social media for event success.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Develop a social media strategy
  2. Understand the importance of creating striking content and engaging with online audiences
  3. Leave with a refreshed perspective and practical tools to leverage social media for maximum impact in evet planning efforts

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Meetings Outlook Q4 2024

Monday, November 11 12:00 PM - Monday, November 11 1:00 PM

Meetings Outlook Q4 | 11/12/2024 | 11 am CT - 12 pm CT | 1 Clock Hour | Domain B: Project Management

Given the reality of the ever-evolving state of business events, meeting professionals are finding it nearly impossible to make informed decisions related to the business of events. What will the conditions look like in the next year? What will the new reality look like? And how are other meeting professionals overcoming current obstacles to grow business? Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. Deep dive into MPI's most recent Meetings Outlook research, published quarterly in The Meeting Professional magazine, and then discuss the trends that are most affecting you and your peers.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including a budget, attendance, and business conditions.

2. Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss the next steps with your peers.

3. Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.

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30-Minute Monday | Positioning Your Event During the Holiday Season

Monday, December 2 12:00 PM - Monday, December 2 12:30 PM

30-Minute Monday 12/2/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hour

This Week: There are unique challenges and opportunities of positioning and planning events during the holiday season. Participants will gain insights into effective strategies for creating memorable and impactful holiday-themed events that resonate with attendees. This session aims to equip event professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the competitive landscape and host successful events during this festive time of year.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand the holiday event landscape
  2. Gain marketing and promotion strategies
  3. Become aware of navigating scheduling and logistical challenges of the holiday season

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