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January 2020 Meeting

January 23, 2020 - January 24, 2020
4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Graylyn International Conference Center
1900 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC
Phone: 704-377-5648

Registration for this meeting has closed online. However, we would love to get you registered onsite, see you then!

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Meeting Agenda
Thursday, January 23





Board of Directors Meeting

 Main Conference Room





New Member / First Timer Meet-Up                                 

 Grille Room


Butler Tour: RSVP here    

 Main Dining Room


Welcome Reception

Living Room Wing

Friday, January 24






Mews Galleria


Chapter Announcements begin at 8:30am                       

Atlantis Room (Pool)


Education Session: Refresh and Reboot: Meeting Constituents Where They Are to Create Lifelong Engagement

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 Mews Conference Room


Morning Break

10:30am-11:30am Education Session: Part II

 Mews Conference Room


CMP Exam Information Session

 Mews Breakout #2

Thursday Activity

Something NEW You Won't Want to Miss!

Butler Tour of Graylyn Estate 

Deeply embedded in Winston-Salem’s history, the Historic Graylyn Estate was once the home of J.R. Reynolds Tobacco Company Chairman, Bowman Gray, Sr. and his wife, Nathalie Lyons Gray. Who knows the secrets and stories of these grounds better than the Butler himself? On this private Butler tour, you will be transported to an earlier time where a unique blend of old world charm and a warm fireplace await. Don’t delay! Sign up today!  

Date: Thursday, January 23rd
Time: 4:45pm – 6pm before the evening reception

Limited Spots Available! RSVP here

Friday Education Session

Refresh and Reboot: Meeting Constituents Where They Are to Create Lifelong Engagement

We live in a world that competes for the attention of our constituents at every turn. Through rapidly advancing technology, our customers, clients, and employees can take advantage of personally curated experiences at the touch of a button and relive them through increasingly pervasive social media channels. As meeting and event planners, how do we cut through the clutter to design programs that meet the needs of our constituents, create meaning, make an impact, and develop life-long engagement? In this session, Mary Tribble will share a strategic approach to refresh and reboot your programs in a way that meets your constituents where they are. By utilizing data to identify your audiences needs and being willing to experiment with new approaches, Tribble will challenge you to think about your constituent’s experiences in a new and different way. Through lecture, peer sharing, and small group breakouts, attendees will gain new insight and put acquired information into immediate practice. After learning about best practices through case studies, small groups will brainstorm responses to specific challenges, develop real-time solutions, and present them back to the larger group. This lively and interactive session will be packed with applicable learning to take back and employ in any organization.

• Learn how to use data collection and analysis to better understand the needs of your constituents
• Bring an informed approach to refreshing and rebooting initiatives
• Customize events and programs that make a meaningful impact on the lives of your constituents
• Have a process to evaluate an event’s effectiveness
• Leave with a toolbox of creative ideas that will energize you in the new year

EIC_Preferred Provider Approved Logo MPI-CC is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

About the Speaker

Tribble HeadshotMary Tribble
Associate Vice President and Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies
Wake Forest University

Mary Tribble joined Wake Forest University in 2014 as Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies where she is responsible for creating meaningful experiences for approximately 70,000 members of the alumni family. Tribble graduated from Wake Forest in 1982 with a degree in Art History and completed her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in 2019. Prior to her return to Wake Forest, Tribble owned an event marketing firm in Charlotte for 25 years which earned national and regional recognition. Mary has been recognized as BusinessWoman of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Woman of Distinction, Green Business Leader of the Year and inducted into the Event Solutions Hall of Fame. Following the sale of her company in 2010, Mary was tapped as the Deputy Executive Director of Hospitality and Events for the Democratic National Convention.

Room Block

The room block is closed, however, Graylyn is accepting reservations at the group rate of $159 while availability lasts. Please reach out to or call the hotel directly with the information below:

Call-In Reservations: Please call Katie Bills 336.758.2425 or email The block ID code for this group is #2602397.  


Late Rate incurred after January 6th. No refunds given after January 16th.

Full Meeting Registration        Late Rate  
Member $90 $105
Non-Member $125   $140


Education Only Registration  Late Rate  
Member $75 $90
Non-Member $95      $110


Reception Only Registration  Late Rate  
Member $65 $80
Non-Member $85      $100


Other Registration Late Rate  
Student $60 $75
Spouse / Non-Industry Guest    $80      $95
Add On
 (2) 50/50 Raffle Tickets $5 
 (5) 50/50 Raffle Tickets $10 
Member Vendor Table $225
Non-Member Vendor Table       $275

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