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Nov. 9
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
#EventCanvas: Your Map to Extraordinary MeetingsRoel Frissen & Ruud Janssen Discover how an event model canvas can transform your meeting planning cycle and create enhanced participant experiences that deliver on your business goals, from the practitioners who use it daily.

Learner Outcomes: 
Discover how Certified Event Designers use an #EventCanvas to collaboratively design innovative events.
Learn how this visual methodology aligned their stakeholders and got them on the same page (literally).
Find out how they became a Certified Event Designer and what the Event Design Certificate programme entails.
Nov. 9
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Event Safety: Leverage the Village

 

Jessie StatesThe world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for security or safety risks—be they natural or not--and how you can utilise your partners, stakeholders and destination to help you.  Discover best practices for working with your destination, based on outcomes of a white paper from MPI and Visit Anaheim.

Learner Outcomes:
Review preparatory and onsite safety and security best practices.
Understand different ways you can help your attendees stay safe.
Learn how to leverage your support village to respond when the unexpected happens.
Nov. 9
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Meetings Outlook: Future Predictions for the Business of MeetingsJessie StatesGiven the reality of the current marketplace, meeting professionals are finding it difficult to make decisions related to the business of events. Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. Dive into MPI's quarterly Meetings Outlook and find data you need to make smart business decisions.

Learner Outcomes:
Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.
Nov. 9
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Nature as Inspiration for Meetings and EventsJessie StatesNature is a natural relaxant that offers myriad mental and phsyical benefits. What can meeting professionals learn from nature in the design and execution of meetings that not only deliver on business outcomes, but enable learners to apply new knowledge and build stronger connections with their peers? Discuss ways nature can inspire participant experiences that deliver value for diverse audiences.

Learner Outcomes: 
Discover the reasons why nature is an important part of experience design.
Learn ways nature can impact participant experience at your meetings and events.
Share ways you have used nature to inspire event design.
Nov. 10
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
#EventCanvas: Your Map to Extraordinary MeetingsJessie StatesGiven the reality of the current marketplace, meeting professionals are finding it difficult to make decisions related to the business of events. Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. Dive into MPI's quarterly Meetings Outlook and find data you need to make smart business decisions.

Learner Outcomes:
Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.
Nov. 10
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Meetings Outlook: Future Predictions for the Business of Meetings


Jessie StatesGiven the reality of the current marketplace, meeting professionals are finding it difficult to make decisions related to the business of events. Much is uncertain, but current projections can help. Dive into MPI's quarterly Meetings Outlook and find data you need to make smart business decisions.

Learner Outcomes:
Review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance and business conditions.
Deep dive into trends that matter and discuss next steps with your peers.
Learn how these trends affect you and the future of your meetings.
Nov. 10
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Creating Magical Delegate ExperiencesJessie StatesWhat are the key components of a "magical" experience, and how do they impact the emotions, behaviors and memories of your event participants? Discover new ways to create "magical" spaces and experiences, and how these can positively impact your participants' learning and relationship-building journeys before, during and after your meetings and events.

Learner Outcomes:
Discover a methodology behind creating a sense of magic onsite at your meetings and events.
Apply new design principles to your event ideation processes.
Share ways you create "magical" moments at your meetings and events.
Nov. 10
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Future Ready Skills for #Eventprofs
Nancy SnowdenAccording to the Future of Jobs report from the WEF, the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow are far different than the ones needed for the jobs of today--and that was before the pandemic, which accelerated great technological change. What does all this mean for the jobs of tomorrow?
 
Learner Outcomes:
Discover the skills you will need to be future-ready.
Learn how to technology may change the workplace of the future.
Imagine what your job will look like in 20 years.
Nov. 11
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Leadership Skills for MICE WomenNancy SnowdenShare and problem-solve with your peers as we ponder what skills help women ascend to executive leadership roles in the MICE industry. Developed from MPI’s Women in Leadership certificate course, examine how to overcome career obstacles to executive-level positions.

Learner Outcomes:
Discover some of the skills you’ll need to attain high-level roles at industry organizations.
Understand the key role women play in the hospitality and meeting industries.
Problem-solve the challenges you may be facing in advancing your career.
Nov. 11
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

 

Future Ready Skills for #Eventprofs


Nancy SnowdenAccording to the Future of Jobs report from the WEF, the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow are far different than the ones needed for the jobs of today--and that was before the pandemic, which accelerated great technological change. What does all this mean for the jobs of tomorrow?
 
Learner Outcomes:
Discover the skills you will need to be future-ready.
Learn how to technology may change the workplace of the future.
Imagine what your job will look like in 20 years.
Nov. 11
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Circular Events: Reuse and Remake Ideas for MeetingsJessie StatesAs some industries, organisations and governments eye the merits of adpoting circular economic models (or adopt portions therein), how can meeting and event organisers take the lessons of reuse, share, repair, refurbish, remake or recycle and apply them to the design, creation and deployment of meetings and events. Explore the circular economy methodology and imagine how it could be employed to reduce the footprints of your meetings and events.

Learner Outcomes:
Discover the components that drive the circular economic model.
Apply those components to the design and execution of meetings and events.
Share best practices for reuse, share, repair, refurbish, remanufacture or recycle.
Nov. 11
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Event Safety: Leverage the Village
Jessie StatesThe world is uncertain, but when a crisis happens at your next event, you don’t need to be. Discover best and next practices for preparing your team for security or safety risks—be they natural or not--and how you can utilise your partners, stakeholders and destination to help you.  Discover best practices for working with your destination, based on outcomes of a white paper from MPI and Visit Anaheim.

Learner Outcomes:
Review preparatory and onsite safety and security best practices.
Understand different ways you can help your attendees stay safe.
Learn how to leverage your support village to respond when the unexpected happens.