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October 29, 2020
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Best Practices to Consider for Face-to-Face Meetings

30 September, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

As you get back to work during this COVID new normal, hear from a health expert and professionals about how venues and planners begin the process of creating safety measures for face to face events, protocols to be aware of, and what needs to be submitted to the health department for prior approval that is in line with the Governor's and Health Department mandates.

This is a virtual event.  The link to the program will be emailed to all registrants on September 29.

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
10:40 a.m. Introduction of Panelists
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.  Dr. Virginia Caine, Marion County Public Health Department
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.  Chad Wilke, Indiana Convention Center, Senior Event Manager
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.  Philip Ray, JW Marriott Indianapolis, General Manager
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Q&A

MPI Preferred/Premium Members:  $20
MPI Essential Member:  $30
Non-member:  $30
Student:  $20


Virginia A. Caine, M.D., is Director of the Marion County Public Health Department. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Division. She served as the President for American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest public health organization. She received the BioCrossroads "2017 August Me Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year" award.

Chad Wilke has been with the Indiana Convention Center since 1998. Working within the Event Management Department, he supervises two Event Managers and five Event Coordinators. Chad mostly manages the largest annual conventions and responsible for assigning all events to the Event Managers & Event Coordinators among other responsibilities.

Phil Ray was promoted to the Vice President and General Manager at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in 2019. Before that, he was at the helm of the JW Marriott for five years and earned "General Manager of the Year for the Americas" in 2018 by Marriott International. During his tenure the JW Marriott Indianapolis earned the "Classic Luxury Hotel of the Year" Award in 2017 and 2018.

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