There are times when we seek to re-envision what the future holds for us. Turn discomfort into a wake-up call for transformational leadership and personal growth. Using a blend of self-discovery techniques and storytelling, Gaby Natale enables you to be your own change agent who sees no roadblock as insurmountable. Leaders resist change, choose comfort and remain stagnant or make conscious choices to evolve and become the change they want to see in the world. Leveraging over a decade of interviews with newsmakers, headliners and innovators, Gaby reminds audiences that visionaries and pioneers are not extraordinary people. They are ordinary people who choose to see themselves and the world in extraordinary ways. Discover actionable ways to become driven and ready for whatever comes next.
As a former corporate executive turned futurist, Elatia Abate has spent the past few years researching the impact of technology and disruptive forces on our world. Through her research, she has discovered that even though major disruptions approach at lightning speed, it’s still possible for humans to thrive. Marry theoretical and practical ideas and discover three key strategies to help you prepare for, and calmly navigate, the now and future. Elatia lays out what is currently at stake, and why “now” is the most powerful time for the future. Shift from outdated strategy and work paradigms to forward-thinking models that are imperative for success, and learn how to identify and design fulfilling opportunities despite the unknown.
During this interactive session, get updates on major global compliance issues from a panel of experts ... and discuss their compliance challenges. Discover "upskilling" and resources to help medical meeting planners succeed, including certificate programs, venue certification and more.
Small and simple meetings can represent a sizable volume of business that is also notoriously difficult to manage. Whether you are a professional planner responsible for a multitude of these events every year or a DIYer tasked with managing these types of events (often on top of an already heavy large event workload), this session is for you.
Uncover myths about the small meeting management process that will help you understand how to best address misperceptions, remove barriers and ultimately implement solutions to manage this book of business more efficiently. Unraveling the myriad technical, legal and business issues that arise, get tips so you can stay focused on what matters most—the meeting itself!
Learn how technology can act as an "assistant" on this scope of work by automating details and freeing you up to focus on the larger, more complex events and budgets. Finally, ideas and issues will be workshopped with attendees to uncover solutions that are specific to their business resulting in actionable takeaways for each participant.
Wage inequality in the event industry has been a persistent problem, and women and minorities continue to face significant disparities in pay compared to their white, male counterparts. Explore the root causes of wage inequality in the event industry, such as unconscious bias, lack of transparency in hiring and promotion practices and the undervaluation of traditionally female-dominated roles. And learn about the negative impact wage inequality has on individuals, companies and the industry as a whole.
It’s definitely not 2019 anymore ... it’s not even 2022. Join this interactive workshop and discover how you and your hotel partners can best work together in an evolving world and continue to deliver successful and intentional events for your stakeholders.
Attendees will rave about your event app if they see the value. Are you maximizing its full capabilities? In this workshop, learn how to design an event app, foster networking opportunities, add sponsorship value and create a hybrid event environment available on mobile app and web browser. Bring your cell phone and/or laptop to check out the event as we build it!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is more than a catch-phrase; DEI is an essential part of how organizations hire, procure and design meetings. Applying equitable principles is more than making everyone feel welcome and mitigating biases. It is essential to a meeting’s overall business strategy. Clients and sponsors increasingly understand that all meeting attendees deserve the opportunity to participate equally. In response, they are seeking to work with companies that embrace a DEI strategy that spells out commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Join DEI expert Zoe Moore and industry attorney Joshua L. Grimes to discuss how DEI can become an integral part of every meeting. Learn how to use the RFP process to solicit venues and suppliers that will commit to using measurable DEI efforts that are both legally binding and compliant. Additionally, implement post-meeting reporting requirements to ensure that inclusivity is properly accomplished for every event as promised.
You want to own and amplify your own personal brand, but you’re worried about offending your organization! They have their own branding, and who are you to create something outside of that? Let me tell you who—EVERYONE! We all deserve a professional brand, and yours is an asset to your organization, not a liability!
Meeting fatigue is real. Learn from recent research and benefit from collected event best practices about the effects of fatigue on attendee engagement. Learn the traps that impact meeting fatigue, including mental fatigue, social attachment, self-efficacy and behaviors. Work with others to workshop a simple framework to rethink two-three elements in one of your upcoming meetings to better minimize fatigue and drive engagement.