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November 12, 2020
The Future of Work for Meeting Planners
The Great Reset of Place-Based Events
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Shaken, Not Stirred
Transforming a setback into your greatest comeback
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WE(Con) 2020 was the first conference where MPISCC recorded every general session and breakout session. The virtual pass is available for purchase.  It includes all the WE(Con) 2020 sessions listed below, a total of 14 CEs.

$99 Members
$119 Non-Members

Pricing & Profitability
Tracy Judge - Soundings Connect

You may offer the best product or service in the industry, but without a solid pricing strategy you are likely to fail. This session discusses various pricing strategies relevant to the meetings and events industry to help small businesses improve their pricing strategies while giving meeting planners insight into supplier pricing.  

CBD & Events
JoAnne Rees

This panel discussion focuses on the emergence of CBD, how to properly meet the CBD needs of future event attendees and truth/fiction regarding CBD.

Level Up Your Social Media
Dahlia + Agency

In today's screen-obsessed world, a smart social media strategy is critical to effectively promoting your brand, growing your audience and increasing engagement. In this session, we share the best practices to building your social media presence, introduce you to content calendars, and guide you on how to best engage your members. Level up your social media game.

Re-Imaging Events
Ajith Krishnankutty & Alan Adams - Capital Group

Re-Imagining modern event marketing by elevating events is an integral part of the Sales and Marketing Ecosystem. Implementing experiential event design with the goal of differentiating ourselves through memorable events.

What Is Coming to Los Angeles
Bryan Churchill - Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

In this session, Bryan shares updates about Los Angeles (the destination), trends discovered over the past year and what the future holds for the "City of Angels."

An Interactive Conversation with Meena Harris 
Meena Harris -Uber

Fireside Chat.

Activating Talents that Make Teams Stronger
Van Lai-DuMone - Worksmart Advantage


Hands-On: Floral Design Class
Gracie Boelms - Boho Chic Dreams

Create free-flowing and bohemian inspiration pieces for your clients. Get the inside scoop on the dried-floral trend. You’ll walk out the door understanding the power of dried florals for your centerpieces and installations.

Hands-On Track: How to Build a Charcuterie Plate


Creative Problem Solving
Van Lai-DuMone - Worksmart Advantage


Positioning For Power
Heather Mason - Caspian Agency

When thinking about the role of an event manager in an organization (or third party event companies), it can be one that is fighting for resources, budget and recognition. Because events are critical to an organization's success it only makes sense that an event manager role should be elevated to a strategic position. By using a few tried and tested techniques, including drilling down into Success Metrics, analyzing Audience Mix, getting clarity and specificity on Roles and Responsibilities, and putting the Budget last, event managers can position themselves for power. It is incumbent upon all of us as professionals to continue to seek the elevation of this field in both perceived professionalism and remuneration.

IN-Q - Say Something LA

IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined. 

Elevate Your Network to Create More Meaningful Partnerships
Megan Accardo - Power Your Purpose

Want to activate and strengthen your network to create more meaningful and influential partnerships in your events business? Learn from a trained psychotherapist (MA MFT) and former head of events at Creative Artists Agency on how to build higher-profile reciprocal relationships that will enable you to accomplish even your loftiest goals.

Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, Avoid Task Saturation!
Rob Shallenberger - Becoming Your Best

Luncheon General Session. Rob Shallenberger is one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and execution. He’s trained and coached hundreds of companies around the world, to include many Fortune 500 organizations. He served as an F-16 Fighter Pilot in the Air Force for 11 years. He was also an Advance Agent for Air Force One and traveled the world working with foreign embassies and the Secret Service.


Stay Inspired Series - Option A1

All MPISCC's Stay Inspired Virtual Education Series webinars are 1 CE.

$10 Members
$15 Non-Members

Full-Throttle Goodness: One Team, One Ride, One Purpose!
1 CE

Learning Outcomes:
• Passion: Connecting what we LOVE to do with what we do to LIVE
• Power: Developing individual and team capabilities to do more than we think we can

Diversifying Your Income Streams
1 CE

In this session you will learn how to take the different segments of your business and create various revenue streams that will allow you to earn substantial recurring income. Best practices throughout the hospitality industry will also be discussed and attendees will take away a minimum of three action steps to jumpstart themselves on their personal income diversification strategy.

Planning Universally Designed Meetings - Even in the Virtual World
1 CE

In this session you’ll learn:
• The different disabilities – visible and invisible – to consider when planning a meeting
• Elements of planning a universally designed meeting or event – whether in person or online
• What you aren’t considering when planning that you should be

Site Selection
1 CE

Site selection for meetings and events is one of the first steps towards producing a great program, but there is much more to it than simply finding the best location. Join us to discuss how to improve your site selection process, pitfalls to avoid, and how to produce a great event based on finding the perfect location.

Get Empowered: Your Professional LinkedIn Makeover
1 CE

Discover opportunities to enhance your online brand through LinkedIn by showcasing your thought leadership, updating your profile, building connections, and more.

A Panel Discussion on Venue Re-Opening and Safety Standards.
1 CE

This diverse collection of venue managers with audience Q&A throughout will share social distancing practices, meeting room configurations, food & beverage delivery, and safety protocols and assurances. We’ll hear from these hoteliers on what has worked and what hasn’t, what challenges they’ve faced and what innovative measures they’ve taken to reopen their venues, execute live events and ensure customer safety.

The Future of Work for Meeting Planners: The Great Reset of Place-Based Events
1 CE

Meeting planners need a new mindset and skillset so they can create compelling experiences that will meet the needs of all stakeholders. Because where, when, and how we gather and work changed overnight, we must reinvent new ways to interact for business, entertainment, and human connection.


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Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
1 CE

Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the NFL and walk in space. Leland will examine his life through the prism of success and achievement. How did he succeed where he rightly should have failed? What motivated him to overcome injuries, setbacks, expulsions, and debilitating deafness? Leland will not only recount his path with honesty and curiosity, he will also mine the latest thinking by researchers, authors, and academics, applying their work to his own life – and by extension giving us, the audience applicable takeaways and the opportunity to Stay Inspired.

$15 Members

$25 Non-Members

Shaken, Not Stirred: Transforming a setback into your greatest comeback
1 CE

Learning Objectives:
• Tangible, effective methods to increase productivity and wellness
• Why practicing servanthood sales strategies, emotional intelligence and empathy are the foundation of a comeback during a widespread crisis
• Powerful strategies to rebrand your mission, invest in your growth, and build trust with your community

$15 Members
$25 Non-Members

Virtual Awards Gala: A Toast to You

Join us as we look back on all that we accomplished together during our 2019-2020 year and give thanks to the many volunteers who made our initiatives possible.

$10 Members
$15 Non-Members

Book Club - The Hate U Give
1 CE

Attendees who read "The Hate U Give" had the unique opportunity to hear from George Tillman Jr., director and producer of his adaptation of Angie Thomas' YA best-seller "The Hate U Give," which tells the story of a 16-year-old black girl who divides her time between an affluent, predominantly white high school and her more diverse, working-class neighborhood.

$0 Members
$0 Non-Members

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