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MPI Potomac’s ReConEx is an educational conference and business forum for the meetings and events industry, presented by the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (MPI Potomac). We're proud to design a bold and immersive experience for our members to learn from industry leaders, advance careers, and impact organizations.

Stay tuned for information about ReConEx 2022 happening April 26, 2022

Call for Presentations

The ReConEx 2022 Call for Presentations will be open for submissions from October 5 - November 15, 2021. We are very interested in innovative presentation formats including case studies by meeting professionals, panel discussions, and other cutting-edge adult learning formats. We welcome all new ideas and encourage forward thinking presentations.

ReConEx sessions are to be no more than 60 minutes and should be complete learning experiences with specific outcomes and learning objectives. We will accept proposals from individuals, collectives, and industry partners. Proposals should focus on innovative strategies, tested tools, and best practices based on real world experience.

ReConEx 2022 is particularly interested in sessions that engage attendees in unique ways that reach beyond the standard presenter/PowerPoint model that will help shape the future of meetings.

Session formats may include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitated Discussions -present an issue or trend as a conversation among experts followed by Q&A.
  • Case Studies -describe a program or project in-depth, focusing on innovative solutions to clearly defined challenges and their implications for the field.
  • Skill-Building and Hands-On Learning Experiences -encourage participants to use professional skills to explore a scenario and to teach and learn new tactics.
  • Experiential -introduce participants to a topic or issue through a creative presentation followed by reflection, discussion, and questions.

Topics our membership has expressed interest in for ReConEx 2022 are:

  • Event Design
  • Evaluate & Reinvent your existing program formats
  • Successful networking & engagement techniques in the digital environment
  • Rethink your budget for a hybrid format
  • RFP to execution
  • Hotels/ Suppliers working together with organizations to ensure compliance and consistent safety messaging and measures
  • Legalities to organizations for in-person portion of event
  • Sponsorship, virtual vs. in-person
  • Finding true revenue opportunities in the virtual world
  • How to engage participants to sponsor’s satisfaction
  • Career planning/transition
  • Job loss, bouncing back, importance of updating skills set to find jobs in current setting
  • Certifications
  • Suppliers/ Planners partnership in current pandemic setting
  • Contracting and Negotiation
    • Cancellation clauses
    • Clauses to add post pandemic
  • Mental Health and Wellness

Disclosure: All submissions must reflect original work and must adequately document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted presentations from any of the authors. If authors have any doubts regarding whether such overlap exists, they should contact the MPI Potomac Board Director for ReConEx prior to submission. If submitting multiple proposals for review, you must fill out this form for each proposed program. Please use the appropriate Proposal Form below and follow the instructions provided.

Timeline: Our Call for Presentations for ReConEx 2022 will close on November 15, 2021. Once your submission is reviewed by our MPI Potomac Board Director for Education and/or ReConEx, you will be contacted with the results. Please contact the MPI Potomac with any questions at info@mpipotomac.org.

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