EMEC20: An Action-Packed Whirlwind of Learning, Fun & Adventure

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EMEC20: An Action-Packed Whirlwind of Learning, Fun & Adventure

By Mikayla Milburn | Jan 10, 2020

EMEC20 attendees be able to achieve a few certificates and clock hours, experience the beauty of Seville and find adventure in the much-anticipated learning journeys, all while pushing their boundaries with cutting-edge education.

Pre-Conference Education

The pre-conference day will contain multiple opportunities to obtain a certificate and catch a couple of clock hours. During the European Chapters Leaders Forum, EMEC will host Women in Leadership: Executive Leader Skills from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees will learn about key roles that women play in the meeting industry and how to overcome career obstacles, help assess personal strengths and weaknesses and formulate a leadership style. Participants will earn Women in Leadership Skills Certificate and four clock hours.

Sunday’s program will also contain the Meeting and Event Strategist Certificate Program. This session will help participants reevaluate how they fit in an industry that is increasingly dependent upon technology. Participants can receive Meetings and Events Strategist Certificate and six clock hours.

Finally, the conference will officially kick-off with the opening session Dear World. Kick off takes place from 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. and is sure to be a powerful experience in which attendees will learn about creating transformative experiences through storytelling.         

Conference Education During the Week

Monday will be a full day with eight possible sessions for attendees to choose from. Learning journeys are back after a huge success at EMEC19 and the new journeys are sure to wow. Learn leadership by visiting Andalusian Horse Ranch, or learn how to manage stress with Airbus, create sessions that explore social impact with the Alala Foundation, and finally, experience the majesty of the Teatro de la Maestranza by taking part in a storytelling exercise. All learning journeys will have two opportunities to participate, with one group session from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and another from 12 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Limited seating. Pre-registration required.

In the meantime, while not participating in a learning journey, there are several more education opportunities. Sessions will focus on design thinking, complex problem solving, storytelling and leadership. Attendees can take part in sessions such as The 7 Sins of Event Marketing: Growth Hacking Your Event, Full Capacity Brain: Solving Complex Problems and Making Solid Decisions Under Pressure and You’d Better Tell Your Whole Story!

The last day of EMEC, attendees will have their FOMO (fear of missing out) assuaged. The focus of the day is making sure that attendees will be able to experience some of the highest-rated education sessions from Monday by taking part in the Best of EMEC series. New education opportunities for Tuesday also include a Master Class in designing authentic experiences, stress-management and decision making and lastly, the closing session from Dear World. Visit mpi.org/events to see the full agenda.



Mikayla Milburn
Mikayla Milburn

MiKayla Milburn is a freelance contributor who writes relatable, accurate and resolute content. In her personal life, she adores her furbabies and her husband, in that order.