The Hive 2019

26 September, 2019
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA
USA
Organizer
MPIWSC

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DESIGNING YOUR
EVENT EXPERIENCE 

Our industry is changing and it's changing fast.  Today's conference attendees have new desires, expanded expectations, and different needs than in the past. We no longer are planning meetings and events, but designing experiences that help attendees learn from the experts, build their community connections, and network with the best of the best in the industry we know and love!

Experience a full-day conference focused on the latest innovations in our industry and how they will enhance your event career, inspire your personal growth and open your mind to the infinite possibilities to create a buzz in our industry. 


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Hive Logo 150 x150REGISTRATION RATES:

August 31st - September 20th
$125 for Planners | $155 for Suppliers | $50 for Students 

Onsite on September 26th*
$135 for Planners | $175 for Suppliers | $60 for Students
*There will be limited onsite spots available  


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2019 HIVE AGENDA
All educational general/keynote and breakout sessions have been
submitted to the Events Industry Council for review.
Up to 6 hours of continuing education credits are pending.

Download the Agenda & Session Descriptions

TIME

SESSION

LOCATION

7:30 am – 9:00 am

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Meydenbauer Theater Lobby

9:00 am – 10:30 am

OPENING KEYNOTE
State of the Industry and the Evolution of Event Design

Presenters: Tom Norwalk President & CEO, Visit Seattle,
Brian Tennyson, AIA Principal, LMN,
Jeffrey Blosser President / CEO, Washington State Convention Center

Sponsored by MPIWSC

Meydenbauer Theater

10:30 am – 11:00 am

SPONSOR SHOWCASE

Meydenbauer 4th Floor Foyer

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MORNING EDUCATION BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Meydenbauer 4th Floor

 

Rock Your Brand Story
Presenter: Melanie Spring, Melanie Spring Productions
Sponsored by ESPA

Room 407

 

Cultivating Creativity
Moderated by Melissa Jurcan, Compass Group - Microsoft,
Robin Denny, CORT Party Rental,
Shelly Tolo, Tolo Events

Sponsored by ILEA

Room 408

 

From Bore to ROAR: Actionable Tools for Designing Kick-Ass Event Experiences
Presenter: Andrea Driessen, No More Boring Meetings
Sponsored by MPIWSC

Room 409

Turning Convention Centers Inside-out: Connecting Event Life with City Life
Brian Tennyson, AIA Principal, LMN,
Sponsored by MPIWSC

Room 403

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

LUNCH & PROGRAM
No More Fruit Plates: Designing F&B to Address Today's Reality Panel

Moderated by Brianna Mark, CMP, Mozilla,

Dianna Hermesmeyer, CMP,

Renee Howard, Dupar & Co.,

Becky Williams, CMP

Sponsored by MPIWSC

Room 404-406

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT & SPONSOR SHOWCASE

4th Floor Lobby

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

AFTERNOON EDUCATION BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Meydenbauer 4th Floor

 

Rock Your Pitch
Presenter: Melanie Spring, Melanie Spring Productions
Sponsored by ESPA

Room 407

 

Vice is Nice - But is it Legal?
Moderated by Gazala Uradnik.

Nancy Bacon, Associate Director for Washington Nonprofits.

Mary Ellen Reihsen, Corporate & Employment Attorney.

Jan Fernandez, Party on the Rocks.

Beth Lehman, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Sponsored by ILEA

Room 408

 

Inclusive Menus: A Process for Success
Presenter: Brianna Mark, CMP, Mozilla

Sponsored by MPIWSC

Room 409

  Sustainability, What is it and How to Make it Work
Presenter: Brittany Price, Director of MGM Resorts Corporate Sustainability

Sponsored by MPIWSC

 Room 403

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

4th Floor Foyer

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Closing the Loop: Transforming the Tradeshow to the Theme-Park

Presenter: Ronda Mohr VP Creative, Group Director, Freeman
Sponsored by MPIWSC

Meydenbauer Theater

 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

HIVE CLOSING RECEPTION
Celebrate Your HIVE

 

Meydenbauer Theater

 

 

Hive Logo 150 x150THE HIVE OPENING KEYNOTE

We will set the stage for the day with an opening keynote focusing on the State and Evolution of the Industry. Learn about the latest trends in the "business" of our industry and the innovations and changes we see happening in the coming years. Visit Seattle President and CEO Tom Norwalk and Washington State Convention Center President and CEO Jeff Blosser will share their insights, along with Brian Tennyson from LMN Architects, designers of the Washington State Convention Center expansion.


 

 
Tom Norwalk
President & CEO,
Visit Seattle

Jeffrey Blosser
President / CEO,
Washington State Convention Center
 

Brian Tennyson, AIA
Principal, LMN



Hive Logo 150 x150WHO MAKES UP THE COLONY?

This year’s HIVE will create a buzz in our industry, gathering  the meeting and event industry heroes from MPI, ILEA, and ESPA together for a full day of informative keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking activities.

 
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WHAT'S IN THE HIVE?

Continuing Education: All educational general/keynote and breakout sessions have been submitted to the Events Industry Council for review. Up to 6 hours of continuing education credits are pending.

State and Evolution of the Industry: Learn about the latest trends in the "business" of our industry and the innovations we see happening in the coming years. Visit Seattle President and CEO Tom Norwalk and Washington State Convention Center President and CEO Jeff Blosser will share their insight, along with Brian Tennyson from LMN Architects, designers of the WSCC expansion.

The New Paradigm: As recently highlighted at MPI's World Education Congress, our industry is no longer "planning events," but "designing experiences." We will explore how the industry is responding to this emerging shift and learn about innovative space, crafted catering and meeting design evolution.

Customized Breakouts: A series of breakout sessions will allow attendees to focus on topics of most interest to their role in the meetings and event industry.

Networking Opportunities:
  The HIVE will offer dedicated time for attendees to network during extended breaks and our end-of-the-day cocktail reception.

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Hive Logo 150 x150BY ATTENDING THE HIVE, ATTENDEES WILL:

1. Gain a better understanding of the current state of the meetings and events industry both nationally and regionally;

2. Learn about the increasing demand to develop new ways to stage and execute events;

3. Understand how destinations and venues are addressing the changing needs of the industry; and

4. Obtain perspectives on how to “design an experience” rather than “plan a meeting.”

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WHY THE HIVE?

Bees are a social group.  To successfully manage their colony, they rely on communication, complex construction of their nest, environmental control and division of labor.  Sounds like the life of a Meeting and Event Professional! A beehive is what we humans build to house the bees so they are able to develop their fruitful honeycombs.  The HIVE is designed to help you develop your fruitful career.  See you at the HIVE!


  Hive Logo 150 x150ABOUT THE VENUE
Meydenbauer Center is Bellevue, Washington's premier convention center and event venue with the largest meeting space on the Eastside just 9 miles east of Seattle. With over two decades of experience clients and attendees alike can expect an elevated experience. From your one point of contact through sales, planning, and day of, to catering featuring fresh, local ingredients our space is designed to make you feel at home. We take immense pride in what we do and we can't wait to work with you.
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Hive Sponsors

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.

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BECOME A HIVE SPONSOR
Ready to showcase your product to hospitality industry leaders in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California? A HIVE sponsorship is the a great way to create buzz and maximize your ROI!

What is Your Sponsorship Return on Investment?

  • Access to a targeted audience to showcase your products and/or services.

  • Opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the growth and development of the meetings and hospitality industry.

  • Visibility to MPI – Washington State Chapter will create goodwill between your organization and the membership.

Download the 2019 HIVE Sponsorship Prospectus


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Venue Details

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PARKING AND DIRECTIONS TO MEYDENBAUER CENTER

Please be aware, on the 26th the Meydenbauer Center will be hosting numerous other programs and their parking lot, and possibly the overflow lot, will sell out.  It's Bellevue...parking is always at a premium.  We strongly suggest that attendees carpool or take public transportation to the event. Plus it's good for the planet and the bee hive!
Parking and Directions to Meydenbauer Center


BADGES ARE BYOB! 
As part of our efforts to Design Your Event Experience, and to “bee” kind to the environment, we are asking you to Bring Your Own Badge!  Add your own flair to an old boring badge hanging around your office and make it a statement piece for the day. We will award a prize to the most buzz-worthy badge! Go crazy, creative or witty. Visit our decoration table to add bling to your badge! It's BYOB and that means the rules don't apply! 

Don’t have an old badge? Forget to bring one?  We will have a limited supply of name badge stock for you to design your own creation.

Please note: All attendees are required to have a name badge adorned with a Hive Colony Sticker verifying your registration.  


MEET YOUR BEE KEEPERS AT REGISTRATION

Registration and a continental breakfast will be in the lobby of the Meydenbauer Theater from 7:30 am – 9:00 am. After 9:00 am, registration will move to the 4th floor.


AGENDA

Nearly 20 expert speakers, up to 8 CEs, and 11 cutting-edge sessions will provide you with the education you need to design exceptional experiences for your next event. Check out the agenda and session details HERE.


MEALS 

Breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, plus one drink and noshes at the reception, are all included with your registration.


RECEPTION LIBATIONS

You will receive one drink ticket when you check in. You will be able to purchase other drinks via cash or credit card. And please, if you find that you have had a tad too much fun and find yourself a bit buzzed, call that Uber or Lyft. Enjoy yourself, but drink responsibly!


SPONSOR SHOUT OUT

Many thanks to all of the HIVE SPONSORS & PARTNERS. Without your generous support, this program would not be possible. To help us share the love with all our great sponsors and partners, during the event, we invite you to take a SELFIE WITH A SPONSOR and post it to your feed with the hashtag #MPIHIVE.


DRESS

The HIVE is a business casual kind of place. All activities are inside, but we recommend that you bring a light jacket or sweater for the day since sometimes meeting rooms can be chilly.


GIVE BACK TO THE WASHINGTON HIVE 
Hives are cooperative environments that rely on everyone helping each other. We invite you to participate in our CSR program at The HIVE. During the morning and afternoon breaks on the 4th floor, in conjunction with MPIWSC’s CAST Committee,we will assemble personal care bags for a local non-profit to support efforts to combat human trafficking. 

BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE WITH CAMCARD
Download CamCard on your smartphone today!  Business cards are great when you have them, remember to bring them, and they are up to date, but why waste another card when we can all exchange cards onsite with CamCard? We will show you how to virtually exchange cards so you can get to know your colony.


HIVE COURTESY HOUSING BLOCK

Are you a bee who needs to get your zzz’s in Bellevue? We have secured a HIVE courtesy room block at the Hilton Bellevue. Rooms in our courtesy group block are $169.00/night plus taxes.
Please call 452-455-1300 and use group code HIVECI to secure your group rate.
The courtesy housing block will close on September 20th


Hilton Bellevue 
300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue WA 98004


GET SOCIAL @ the HIVE

#MPIHIVE is the official Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram hashtag for the day. Tag us is your posts and follow us during the conference to see what is buzzing in the Hive!  

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