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January 2021 CAP'D Virtual Program - Human Trends Impacting Live Events

January 28, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Shannon Smith

Human Trends Impacting Live Events

#StartingTheNewYearWithMPI #HumanConnection

How does a planner successfully and creatively navigate the turbulent waters of political divides, social justice issues, environmental changes and technology innovations while making events engaging and inclusive? Today’s event professionals have the burden and responsibility of keeping up with more variables than anyone in our roles have ever faced. 

We are in a critical but powerful position to neutralize these divisive forces with face-to-face experiences intentionally designed to bring people together. First, we must understand the complexities that people are currently facing. Second, blend that awareness into gracious and seamless event elements that support special needs so that every attendee feels valued. Third, make technology your BFF! 

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn to develop a friendly and healthy relationship with technology 
  • Design with diversity in mind by incorporating elements such as inclusive participation, being mindful of identity/special needs and going beyond the superficial
  • Discover the future of event teams Upcoming trends: What’s next for events
This program is under review for EIC credit worth 1.0 CMP clock hour under Domain E.

Meet Our Speaker

Nick Borelli

Nick Borelli

Director of Marketing Growth


AllSeated and exVo’s Director of Marketing Growth, Nick Borelli, engages with event professionals in order to continuously provide the next level tools that help organizations reach their goals.

With decades contributing to events, his mission is to bring the world together through intentionally designed experiences. His participation includes educating event professionals internationally, volunteering with numerous event industry associations and contributing to dozens of publications. He is also the marketing chair of the event industry non-profit, The SEARCH Foundation.

Nick has been named a Changemaker by MeetingsNet, awarded International Volunteer of the Year by International Live Events Association, and has won numerous marketing awards. He has served as an advisor and ambassador for associations, conferences, technology companies and many event suppliers. 

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