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2017 Indepth Education Day

December 13, 2017
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Embassy Suites Columbus Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH
United States
MPI Ohio


Hot Technologies 2018
Presented By: Jim Spellos

Jim-Spellos-Photo-smaller-8.30.17How are you keeping up with the technological advancements that impact your job and career? Do you find that you’re barely able to keep pace with the latest developments within the hospitality industry? This session reviews what’s new and way cool in technology within the meetings industry in this fun, fast-paced look at what’s here for us to use now and what’s coming in the near future, including the latest information about virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other important tech trends.

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the most critical tech tools that are impacting meeting planning and supporting the hospitality industry
  • Understand how to manage the flow of information using social curation tools
  • Recognize how new technologies such as virtual & augmented reality are having an impact on the hospitality industry


Rock Your Brand: Business is Human to Human
Presented By: Melanie Spring

Melanie-Spring-Photo-smaller-cropped-10.9.17The internet is a truly wonderful place with everything we need at our fingertips. And it’s ruining our ability to truly connect with each other because it has made businesses lazy. Yes, we’re all looking for a way to make money in our sleep. And I say all because even those who aren’t looking for it are still hoping to find a way to not work so dang hard. Sure, you thought if you had more email addresses you’d have more chances to get new clients. “It’s a numbers game.”

In this workshop, we will work on:
  • Understanding your brand’s impact internally & externally
  • Bringing in only your perfect clients
  • Attracting and keeping your best employees
  • Making sure your ambassadors have a way to talk about you


It’s App-tastic: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes: 2018 Edition!
Presented By: Jim Spellos

You thought you have all the apps that you need? Perhaps, but as more and more mobile apps are developed, meeting industry professionals are finding new ways of saving time and increasing their productivity. Whether you’re looking for tools to help manage your social channels, connect and communicate with your team, supercharge your office, or looking for that needle in a haystack that will save you endless time, this session is sure to provide you that information. Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices and share their favorite apps with their peers. At the session’s end, extra time will be allotted for attendees to showcase and try various virtual and augmented reality apps discussed during the tech sessions.

After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:
  • Identify 60 of the most useful meeting industry & business apps available
  • Understand mobile solutions impact site inspection, registration and event management
  • Use their mobile devices more effectively for meetings & events


Jim Spellos – View a personal message from Jim
Melanie Spring – View a personal message from Melanie


8:30am – 9:00am: Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am: Introduction and Jim Spellos
10:45am – 11:45pm: Melanie Spring
11:45am – 12:45pm: Lunch
12:45pm – 1:45pm: Jim Spellos
1:45pm – 2:00pm: Closing Remarks


CMP_PPP-PreCheckThis program has been approved by the Events Industry Council for 3.5 hours under Domain G (1.5 hours), Domain E (1 hour), Domain A (1 hour)The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.


Members (Preferred & Premier): $60
Non Members & Essential Level Members: $110
Students: $30

If you register 5 or more people at the same time, a 15% discount will be applied.


Split the Pot! All proceeds go to Out of the Darkness

$5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20


Sunday, December 10, 2017
To receive a refund, you must cancel by Friday, December 8, 2017. No shows will be billed!

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