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Mid-Winter Symposium

6 February, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI
United States
MPI Michigan


9am - 10am  CMP Breakfast (Invitation Only)

9:30am - Registration and Silent Auction Open

10:30am - Secret Tech Weapons for MPI Professionals, Beth Ziesenis

12:00noon - 1:15pm Lunch and Silent Auction Open

1:15pm - Event = Experience: Let Your Guests Tell Your Story with Social Media, Amanda Herr

2:15pm - 2:45pm  Silent Auction 

2:45pm - 3:45pm - Meeting your Event’s Wifi Requirements - Keith Emmerich, Sector 7

3:45pm - Event Concludes

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is being held under MPI Michigan Chapter at the The Dearborn Inn.  Room rates are $164.00 plus applicable taxes currently 14%.  Please call 800-228-9290 and mention MPI Michigan to reserve your room or click here to make your reservation online. The room block cutoff date is 1/22/18.

CMP Breakfast

Join MPI Michigan as we celebrate the accomplishments of CMP’s at an exclusive breakfast prior to the Mid-Winter Symposium.  From 9am - 10am meet with fellow CMPs to network, share ideas and seek answers to some of your most pressing concerns by fellow experts in the field during this casual event.  Pre-Registration is required and the breakfast is included with your registration to the Mid-Winter Symposium. This event is open to non-members and is FREE to meeting planners. Our Thanks to the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce for generously sponsoring the CMP Breakfast.

Secret Tech Weapons for MPI Professionals

What If you could schedule a meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else -- without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device -- without an IT degree? Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your colleagues, create professional-level graphics for the classroom and wow your attendees. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, "How DO they do that?"

Speaker: Beth Ziesenis

Meet Your New Nerdy Best Friend… Beth Ziesenis: Author. Speaker. Nerd. Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald's in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by Meetings & Conventions magazine and MeetingsNet. Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use through presentations and her books, including the latest title, The Big Book of Apps, available on


Event = Experience: Let Your Guests Tell Your Story with Social Media

Turn your event into an experience with social media. During this hour you will be given the tools you need in order to build, and keep, an engaged, loyal fan community for your event. Learn how to inspire social media buzz that engages your community’s community.

  • The top 3 ways to build anticipation and create a community of attendees that feel a part of the mission…before they ever step foot into your event. It’s not the event. It’s the experience.
  • The top 12 ways to engage and inspire your community to engage and inspire their community.
  • The top 3 ways to continue the experience. Great experiences and relationships never end. Keep your community engaged “until we meet again.”

Speaker: Amanda Herr

Amanda Herr is President of Herr Company. She has over 26 years of combined corporate and consulting experience and has held executive positions in the advertising & marketing industry.  Most recently Amanda was Vice President of Advertising Sales for CNN & HLN.

Amanda is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the International Coaching Federation.  She trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEC) and is an ELI Assessment Master Practitioner.  Amanda coaches and consults on a broad range of digital marketing topics including but not limited to social media marketing 101, Facebook marketing, Twitter marketing, LinkedIn marketing, Instagram marketing, email marketing, list building, digital strategy, brand building, and sales strategy. She also maintains two highly successful Facebook communities diving deep into digital marketing: SocialFuel and SocialFuel Accelerator. SocialFuel Accelerator is a cornerstone of the subscription based SocialFuel Accelerator marketing support system developed by Herr Company.

Amanda’s years of experience as a top level executive in the digital space provide her with a unique perspective and understanding of each client’s needs.  Her coaching and consulting style is one that provides all the customized information and tools needed in a open, nurturing environment.  She has worked within many industries such as financial, academic, automotive, sales, advertising and non-profit.

When Amanda is not coaching & consulting she is volunteering for Compassion Pregnancy Center, St. Jude and various children’s charities.


Speaker: Keith Emmerich - Meeting Your Event's WiFi Requirements

Keith Emmerich is a IT professional with over 20 years of experience using, creating, and training others on multiple types of technology. He is passionate about understanding the latest technology advancements and sharing them with his clients to increase their productivity. In his current role at Sector 7 LLC, he specializes in sales of IT Support, including phone and internet solutions, to bring greater functionality and cost savings to his customers. On the personal side, he is an avid adventurer and photographer with a wealth of knowledge about all things Detroit.

Keith will be speaking today about onsite WiFi connectivity and also how to connect to WiFi from remote loacations. *Anyone who is not a preferred or premier level member is required to pay the non-chapter member rates for events and is limited to no more than 2 events in one fiscal year at the non-chapter member rate.


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$80.00 Member
$100.00 after 12:15 am January 23

$80.00 Premier Member

$25.00 Student

$0.00 Non-Member Planner

$125.00 Non-Member
$145.00 after 07:00 pm January 23


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