Escape Room: Secrets to Utilizing the Latest Teambuilding Craze

Jun 21, 2017 7:30am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 8:30am

Credits: None available.

Not for Clock Hour Credit 

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:

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

Beyond Hashtags: Social Media Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore

Jun 21, 2017 7:30am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 8:30am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain I: Marketing 

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:

  • Analyze current social media trends that will influence the way you engage your attendees online.
  • Discover social media best practices you can implement immediately based on current trends.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current social media trends to your event's stakeholders and decision-makers.
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Group Therapy for the Senior Meeting Executive

Jun 21, 2017 7:30am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 8:30am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

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

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A Creative Approach to Risk Management

Jun 21, 2017 7:30am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 8:30am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

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:

  • Learning to identify resources that can be used for risk management.
  • Get hands on experience applying the Robson Risk Management Model to events.
  • Learn how to effectively identify, assess, and apply strategies for a variety of risks.
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General Session: MICHAEL CERBELLI’S: THE HOT LIST™: 2017 2.0

Jun 21, 2017 9:15am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 10:30am

Credits: None available.

1.25 Clock Hours | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™ 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™, 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.
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Understanding Difficult Contract Clauses: The “Other” Clauses

Jun 21, 2017 10:45am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 11:45am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Learn how to address in the contract the environmental and altruistic issues of concern to the meeting organizer and its attendees.
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How to Stay Off the 6 o'Clock News: Travel Safety & Risk Management

Jun 21, 2017 10:45am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 11:45am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain C: Risk Management 

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.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Avoiding traps that can ruin a program, result in a jail sentence, cause injury or worse; death.
  • Thief avoidance - it's more than just your luggage! How to protect yourself and your belongings.
  • Building your network and resources - know who to trust at your destination.
  • Danger signs - awareness of your surroundings is your best defense
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How to Create Radically Welcoming Conference Experiences

Jun 21, 2017 10:45am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 11:45am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

When people feel welcome at your event, hotel or facility, they want to return. But there are a thousand tiny ways to make people feel unwanted. Being accommodating is more than being ADA compliant, addressing dietary restrictions and accommodating faith and gender. Explore what it means to be truly welcoming to your participants.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Evaluate whether or not current meeting/event practices are alienating attendees.
  • Analyze potential ways to make their meetings and events more welcoming places.
  • Create a strategy for transforming upcoming meetings and events into radically welcoming spaces for all participants.
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Deep Connections: Fostering Conversational Cocktail Experiences That Develop Trust and Purpose

Jun 21, 2017 10:45am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 11:45am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain G: Meeting or Event Design 

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:

  • Identify the three types of conversations and the alchemy each has on our brains.
  • Discuss the chemistry of conversation cocktails and how to create experiences that lead to deep connections.
  • Explore four tips to co-creating engaging conversations resulting in deep connections.
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Dotmocracy: Solutions to the Industry's Great Challenges

Jun 21, 2017 10:45am ‐ Jun 21, 2017 11:45am

Credits: None available.

1 Clock Hour | Domain A: Strategic Planning

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.

Learner Outcomes:

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