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2020 Tech Summit & Phoenix Awards

June 23, 2020
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tech Summit
Virtual, Online Platform

We wrapped up the 2020 Tech Summit & Phoenix Awards on June 23 and send our venue sponsor, Computer Museum of America, a big Thank You for being our gracious host.  We had over 100 attendees visit and engage in our Virtual Platform, Hopin, provided by our In-Kind Sponsor, Active Production & Design

We gained outstanding education and insight during our Speaker Sessions: Corey Perlman with Impact Social Media discussed how to create content to keep attendees engaged at live and/or virtual events by using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media apps.  Sean Specie from Elevate Experiences spoke to us on how to convert from a live and in-person conference, convention, workshop or event and turn it digital without losing the audience’s attention, engagement or that fun experience; and last but not least, Lara Kogni from RevLocal presented an in-depth discussion on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) focusing on the broader picture of how to increase a business's online presence both organically and through paid avenues including the use of social media, blogs and other technology-based methodsThank you to all of our visitors to joined us in the Expo Room to see and engage live with amazing Virtual Tech Playground Participants.


Skyfire -Take your event to a completely new level - literally. Learn about how drones flying over your event and showing you and your attendees in new perspectives can emphasize not only a venue and its beauty, but also creating lasting memories or the relevant moments of your important event with lots of energy and 3-dimensional movement.


Sifi - The industry professionals that focus on the attendee's listening experience via wireless headphones delivering clear, undisturbed conference content - produce presentations and keynotes in the middle of your expo floor and bring in the audience into new and exciting environments while not missing out on key messaging of your presenters.


Button it Up - learn how to create memorable event experiences on a virtual selfie wall and photo booth that will add fun and engage you audience in creative participation during networking and beyond.


Amusement Masters
- They have got it all and will take care of all the fun and entertainment you could possibly imagine from virtual jungle safari to treasure hunts and so much more from team building to just plain old arcade games. No limits!!


Eyemail-bring your video and email messaging to life with eyemail's video editing and creation service - they consult too, and make sure that the message you intend to send is actually presented in its best form and yield the results you want.



Mapdynamics-Have your floor plans created by the experts measured and planned to maximize booths quantities and learn how their Exhibitor Management System will support bringing in additional revenues to your event's bottom line.


EventCombo-Planning an event is one thing but marketing it to maximize revenues is quite another. Explore how EventCombo uses metrics, historical data, and their own set of calculations, experience, and marketing expertise to fill every seat in the house for you.


Pro Video Talent - Learn what a difference it makes to have a strong and reliable partner by your side to not only produce content for your video messaging but is also fully versed in producing live stream sessions and events for your conferences.


the sketch effect - Engaging people on the other side of a screen can be incredibly difficult. With Sketch Effect "Remote Notes", an offsite Live Artist will join your virtual meeting or event and sketch out the big ideas in real-time. Your team will enjoy watching the live-streamed sketch and will walk away with compelling images and time-lapse video deliverables.


MPI Georgia's Tech Summit/Phoenix Awards registration is now closed. If you have any questions or require assistance in anyway, please email info@mpigeorgia.org. 

If you registered for the event, but have not received follow-up communication, including the link to the virtual event, please email info@mpigeorgia.org by Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:00 AM ET. 

Although we are disappointed that we can not bring you Tech Summit as a live event this year, we are excited to showcase all that a virtual event can offer. The 2020 Tech Summit event has been rescheduled as a virtual event for June 23, 2020. That's right, you can participate from the comfort of your own home and still learn from our amazing speakers, engage with our awesome sponsors, and network with all of our wonderful event attendees.

The theme this year is InTECHgration. We will have three keynote speakers discussing how to increase your online presence with the integration of technology and social media to enhance your exposure and grow revenue.

As an added bonus, we are integrating the Phoenix Awards with Tech Summit. So throughout the afternoon, we will also be announcing the winners of this year's awards.

After the presentations, you'll have the opportunity to visit with each other as well as our sponsors during the virtual Networking Happy Hour. And if you register by June 12th, you'll received a Welcome Bag delivered to your home, valued at a minimum of $30.00.


Sean Specie Headshot

Tech Talk #1

The Ultimate Virtual Event
How to convert from a live and in-person conference, convention, workshop or event and turn it digital without losing the audiences attention, engagement or that fun experience. Topics will include

- The Enemies of a Great Virtual Event
- How to Keep an Audience Engaged
- The 3 Differences between an In-Person event and a Virtual one

Sean Specie
Elevate Experiences

Sean Specie is a host/emcee, aspiring author, and Chief Strategy Officer at Elevate Experiences.  Sean started as a shy kid in high school and was later told 3x he wasn't the right fit for a job before finding the right spot helping people and organizations plan live and virtual experiences for crowds of thousands at Elevate.

Today Sean leads events with a microphone in hand or from behind a computer screen as a DJ or virtual event producer for small and large organizations like Auburn University, Chick-fil-A, the NFL, CitizensBank and more.

His passion comes to life when there are people in the room that want to learn something new and have a good time while doing so.  

 Kongi, Lara
Tech Talk #2
SEO, what?

Lara Kongi

Lara presents an in-depth discussion on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) focusing on the broader picture of how to increase a business's online presence both organically and through paid avenues including the use of social media, blogs and other technology based methods. 

Lara Kongi, is Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, Georgia and responsible for the growth and development of the Southeast. She was born in Upstate New York on a dairy farm but has lived all along the east coast. Yes, that means she knows how to milk a cow, bail hay and how to drive a stick shift. While growing up the middle child of five children the household was very active in sports. Since sports were such a major portion of her life, she naturally developed the passion to compete, work with a team and the will to succeed. 

Upon finishing her collegiate career as a two-sport Division I athlete it became very clear how a professional career in marketing and advertising would make an excellent fit. Since then she has always worked her way from a consultant position into a leadership and a sales management role. Along with that path she has had the opportunity to work hands-on with hundreds of business owners and helping them to navigate the digital marketing world and showing them how they can succeed and reach their greatest potential. 

When she is not working with a consultant or speaking to a client she spends time working out, traveling to a new destination, eating any cuisine but American, watching a sporting event, or the newest action movie at theaters with her other half. 

Lara attended University of Maryland Baltimore County but transferred and graduated from the University of North Georgia and resides in the heart of Atlanta with her husband. 

 Perlman, Corey

Tech Talk #3
Social Media Best Practices for Before, During and After Events

Corey Perlman
Impact Social Media

Corey Perlman is a specialist on Digital Marketing Strategies and a Consultant for Impact Social Media. His presentation will focus on today's business impact of Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, with a heavy emphasis on quality, engaging video and compelling content that you can share with your clients and coworkers to make sure that you leave a lasting impression.
  • Connect. Prioritize the platforms where your membership frequents most and create a plan for connection and engagement.
  • Stay ’top of mind’: Create compelling content and add value to members and perspective members between the meetings.
  • Create an Unforgettable Online Experience: During events, use social media to enhance the experience for attendees and remind people at home to never miss again!
  • Be Referable: Offer opportunities for members to share best practices and ’sell’ the value of events and membership via social media. Let your members be your salesforce!
  • Primarily focus on F.I.L. (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn): Put heavy emphasis on creating compelling content and utilizing video.
Bestselling author and top-rated speaker Corey Perlman helps businesses succeed through digital marketing. He teaches well-tested and current social media strategies. As owner of Impact Social Inc., Corey Perlman has been at the forefront of digital marketing for over 10 years. He started his career with the eCommerce Division of General Motors, before launching his consulting and speaking business in 2009. Since then, he’s worked with such notable brands as Sysco Foods, The American Healthcare Association, Dale Carnegie Training and The PGA Tour.

As a keynote speaker, Corey Perlman delivers results with his engaging interactive talks that are always tailored to serve his client’s individual needs. He is continually rated as a top speaker by companies big and small.

The celebrated author of two bestselling books, Perlman’s first, eBoot Camp! Ranked No.1 on Amazon in every major business category. His most recent, Social Media Overload! Simple Social Media Strategies for Overwhelmed and Time-deprived Businesses has been called engaging, relevant, a must-read, and spot-on marketing advice for any business. Close to a decade of keynote speaking has produced a long
list of highly satisfied clients.

Tech Summit/Phoenix Awards Agenda:

 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM:
 Explore the Tech Playground & Networking
 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
 Welcome & Introductions
 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM:
 Tech Talks
 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM:         
 Phoenix Awards & After Party with AMP'D Entertainment


Register by June 12 to receive the Welcome Bag - valued at a minimum of $30.00:
MPI Georgia Member: $65
Non-Member: $85
Student: $35

Note: Everyone that previously registered and paid for the March 17th event, will automatically be registered for the virtual event and receive the Welcome Bag.

Register from June 13-18, at the same rate, however, the Welcome Bag will not be provided:
MPI Georgia Member: $65
Non-Member: $85
Student: $35

No registrations will be accepted after June 18.

Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors!




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