11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
May 24, 2018 

Thank you to our PYM Virtual Summit Sponsor: Vintage Hotels!

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Virtual Agenda

11:00 a.m.-11:10 a.m. CT: Introduction and Welcome

11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m. CT: Safety & Security: Are Your Attendees at Risk? 

11:40 a.m.-11:45 a.m. CT: Discuss and Debrief

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CT: The “Why” Variable: Understanding the Strategic Purpose of Your Events

12:15 p.m.-12:20 p.m. CT: Discuss and Debrief

12:20 p.m.-12:50 p.m. CT: Exploring New Learning Formats

12:50 p.m.-12:55 p.m. CT: Discuss and Debrief

12:55 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT: Goodbyes and Close

Plan Your Meetings Virtual Summit

Proposed 2 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning

Join us for this free, two-hour educational summit that will bring some of MPI’s best practices to life and improve your meetings and events, and your business value for your organization. Learn safety and security best practices from MPI’s own research, discover how to start proving the value of what you do for your companies and how your meetings drive business objectives and consider new learning formats that could transform the engagement at your meetings and events. Receive top-line education from the experts at MPI and discover how MPI could lead to future success for your meetings and your career. Following find descriptions of the three sessions included in this summit.

Safety & Security: Are Your Attendees at Risk?

The world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you custom image don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for security or safety risks—be they natural or not. Review what aspects you need to consider when conducting your risk assessment, what you need to prepare for onsite, how to unfold your crisis plan and the ways you can communicate out to your attendees. Review several best-in-class, real-life case studies of how meeting professionals and venues have responded to crises. Then, deep dive into several “fire drill” scenarios and work with your peers on what your response and critical path should be in the case of an emergency onsite.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Review preparatory and onsite safety and security best practices, as well as case studies from top-line industry professionals.
  • Scenario plan with your peers using several “fire drill” situations involving a variety of risk-related circumstances.
  • Understand different ways you can help your attendees stay say.

The “Why” Variable: Understanding the Strategic Purpose of Your Events

You know that the meetings you plan are invaluable to the success of your business or organization, but your executives’ goals and objectives for your events are elusive. Create value by asking the right questions and setting the right metrics to measure the effectiveness of your events.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the questions to ask your meeting owners to truly understand their business goals (and set yourself up for success).
  • Learn how to set SMART objectives for your events.
  • Understand what measurements you can use to better understand the true reach and weight of your meetings.

Exploring New Learning Formats

Have you heard of a fishbowl? A spectrogram? There are many innovative educational formats in the event space that we can use to help our attendees engage, learn from each other and meet subject matter experts. But what are they? Discuss some of the event industry’s newest session formats.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand why engagement is important to the overall meeting and event experience.
  • Discover new learning and session design formats that can transform your meetings into engaging experiences.
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges these types of sessions might create.