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April 2021 Joint Industry Event / Global Meetings Industry Day

April 8, 2021
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH
MPI Ohio
Phone: 513-563-8674

Presented in Partnership with MPI Ohio, OSAE & PCMA POWER Chapter

Attend Virtually OR In-person

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Laurel Wilson & Andy Christiansen


Teaching the Importance of Crafting a Vision, Finding Perspective and Discovering Purpose in the Face of Adversity

Presented by: Laurel Wilson 

After experiencing more loss than most other 20 somethings, Laurel has made it her mission to help others thrive in the face of adversity. Laurel encourages her audience to dig deep and focus on the 'What is' instead of the 'What if'. You will leave her session with tangible ways to craft a clear vision that offers hope, to shift your perspective no matter the circumstance and confidence in how to live out your purpose! 

Ten Trends to Help You Succeed in the Post Covid-19 Event World

Presented by: Andy Christiansen 

With decades of Leadership experience and training, certified business coach Andy Christiansen will offer 10 trends in leadership practices that will help set the tone for the Live Event Industry moving forward out of the Pandemic. Andy will present strategies that will demonstrate how attendees can move toward a path of clarity and away from stress. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. What trends are shaping the way forward for live events? How can you position yourself to take advantage of this new normal? What has changed? What will stay the same? How will you respond? He’ll inspire leaders to take action on one or more of these trends such as hybrid vs only live or only digital, embracing new mediums like “Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces, and remote speakers and breakout room for live events, etc. Just because the tide is out does not mean there is any less water in the ocean. 

TheGrandEventCenter smaller 1IN-PERSON LOCATION:
The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43212
***Limited Seating for in-person   

Tailored Virtual smallerVirtual Event Sponsored by Tailored Virtual.
Information will be sent out closer to the event. 

10:00 am: Doors Open/Registration 
11:00 am: Laurel Wilson Speaks
12:00 pm: In-person Lunch   
  1:00 pm: Andy Christiansen Speaks 
  2:00 pm: A Hybrid Event: Behind the Scenes
For those close to Columbus, there will be a post event networking at Hofbräuhaus next door to The Grand Event Center.

  9:30 am: Virtual Coffee Chat (virtual attendees only) 
11:00 am: Laurel Wilson Speaks 
12:20 pm: Virtual Meet with Laurel Wilson (virtual attendees only) 
12:40 pm: Virtual Meet with Andy Christiansen (virtual attendees only)   
  1:00 pm: Andy Christiansen Speaks                                       
  2:00 pm: A Hybrid Event: Behind the Scenes
For those close to Columbus, there will be a post event networking at Hofbräuhaus next door to The Grand Event Center.

MPI Ohio has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the listed continuing education course, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

This program has been approved by the Events Industry Council for 2.5 CE hours under Domain A: Strategic Planning.  

We understand that many of our members may be facing new challenges and financial hardship. We want all of our members to enjoy our valuable education so for this event we will offer a “Pay What You Can” fee structure. Starting at a minimum of $30, please pay the amount you are comfortable with. *The standard registration fee for this meeting is $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers.

Sunday, April 4, 2021
To receive a refund, you must cancel by Friday, April 2, 2021.
No-shows will be billed

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