Smart-Monday

Smart Monday Education Sessions


Room: South Pacific l

The CITP is a career-defining designation for mid to senior-level incentive travel professionals. It assures your clients that their investment in you comes with the knowledge and expertise to guarantee success.

Additional registration and fees apply. More information to follow.

Room: South Pacific G

The SEPC programme is for those events professionals interested in accelerating sustainability and social impact in their organisations and global business events. The programme provides guidance that will be valuable for reaffirming our industry’s commitment to a recovery that is resilient, sustainable and equitable.
Developed by a globally diverse group of business events industry leaders and experts in the areas of sustainability, social impact and event management, this highly interactive and accessible format takes users on an engaging, insightful and easy-to-follow journey.

The Sustainable Event Professional Certificate is comprised of 16 modules that include understanding the business value of sustainability, improving environmental performance of meetings and events, and effective methods for achieving social impact goals. As part of the programme, participants will have access to a digital workbook with activities to customise a roadmap for their own sustainable event.

Highlights of the special SEPC Hybrid Course at this year’s IMEX America event:

Attendees will take 8 hours of the SEPC Course individually online and will complete the final 4 hours onsite at IMEX, facilitated by Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, Vice President of Sustainability and Industry Advancement at EIC.

The course is set to include a recap of the modules, an interactive tour, and a group workshop that will serve as the capstone project.
The deadline to purchase this special SEPC Hybrid Course offering is 15 October 2021. Pricing is $595 USD and registration will close once we receive a capacity of 40 registrants.

Learn more about EIC’s Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Programme at https://www.eventscouncil.org/Sustainability/SEPC.
Register now!


Room: South Pacific H

Speaker: Dana Weaver, SITE

Gain a broad understanding of the incentive travel industry to reach higher levels of professionalism in this two-day workshop. CIS provides you with elements to reach higher standards of education and industry best practices.

Additional registration and fees to follow.

 

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Dr. Shimi Kang, University of British Columbia

The 21st Century is the era of innovation, adaptability and diversity, but stress can impede the generation of new ideas, collaboration and achievement. And never has the job of a meeting professional been more stressful. Dr Shimi Kang illuminates the latest research-based methods for adaptability, innovation, collaboration and lasting success.

Learner Outcomes:
Develop a better understanding of the opposing realities of modern-day lifestyle pressures and the cultivation of 21st century skills.
Learn the most effective workplace culture that leads to optimal self-motivation, adaptability, communication, and teamwork.
Discover effective activities that lead to future-ready innovation, leadership and wellness.


Brought to you by:
Speakers' Spotlight

Sponsored by:
Visit Anaheim

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Janet Sperstad, Madison College, and Global Destination Sustainability Movement

Hear the latest research from IMEX, including the Regenerative Revolution research and framework developed with Marriott, and the Nature of Space whitepaper. Firstly, explore how to redesign events and our industry to be more resilient, inclusive, sustainable and impactful. Then, use a neuroscience lens to explore lessons from nature to help build an event that helps our attendees have a healthier, happier and more meaningful event experience.

Learner Outcomes:
Learn about the concept of regenerative business and how that differs from sustainability.

Learn a practical methodology called Hannuwa, that you can use to design and implement events that catalyze social, environmental and economic regeneration.

Discover how adapting nature’s best lessons can help create a successful event.

Brought to you by:
IAEE

 


Room: Islander E

Speaker: Courtney Stanley,CS Consulting, & 
Michelle Mason, ASAE

When it comes to diversity and gender equality, women and men often talk about each other, but not with each other. Join the innovative talk format “Ladies' Choice,” during which two women invite two men to engage in dialogue. Learn what individuals, businesses and organizations.

 

 


Room: Islander F

Speaker: Mariela McIlwraith and Yalmaz Siddiqui, Events Industry Council (EIC)

The events industry can inspire and advance sustainability and social impact not only in the way we operate, but also through our collective impact. Reimagine the possibilities of a journey that embraces equity, resilience, circularity and climate action for a more prosperous society.

Learner Outcomes:
Discover the Sustainable Development Goals and how approaches to sustainability in events are shifting to build ambition and capacity.
Understand how event organizers and suppliers are reimagining their events, products and services in support of sustainability and social impact.

Learn about professional education, certificate and certification resources from EIC’s Centre for Sustainability and Social Impact.

 


Room: Islander G

Speaker: Stephanie Harris, Selina Sinclair, Meredith Brewer & Padraic Gilligan

Industry associations and foundations like SITE, IRF, FICP and others have been conducting quantitative and qualitative research around incentive travel both together as the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII), and separately with such studies as SITE Foundation’s Corporate inSITEs. This significant body of research provides us with precious roadmap for the future as we reflect on incentive travel as we gradually transition from the biggest disruption our industry has ever faced.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Access key data points on the future face of incentive travel.
  • Hear industry experts interpret the data points.
  • Build out a strategic plan for your future as an incentive travel professional.


Room: Islander H

Speaker: Tanida Mullen, Cowork Media

Join an in-depth conversation addressing the most pressing issues around diversity equity and inclusion. If you are looking to share and collaborate with like-minded individuals this one-of-a-kind conversation session is for you.

Learner Outcomes:
Discuss the industry's current path to a more diverse and inclusive future.

Learn how to develop a strategy with diversity and inclusion at the forefront.

Learn from peers how to design more inclusive experiences and workplaces.

 


Room: Bayview Patio

Speaker: Deanna Nwosu, Deanna Camille

Join this transparent conversation about the struggles and triumphs of new business ownership in the coronavirus era. Find crowd-shared lessons learned, best practices and resources for new and aspiring entrepreneurs, or share your expertise as a seasoned business veteran.

Learner Outcomes:
Discuss key mindset theories and how you've applied them in your business.

Review alternative funding methods for new entrepreneurs.
Share ideas on setting up systems and tools to grow a fledgling business.

 


Room: South Pacific A

Speakers: Tracy Stuckrath

There's a lot to love about in-person meetings — travel, personal connections and, of course, food. When artfully chosen, prepared and delivered, food and beverage can and does create memorable moments that spark conversations, relationships and deals and lend a feel-good vibe to an event. Can it also be sustainable, inclusive, and safe? Yes!

Learner Outcomes:

  • Gain insight on the latest F&B trends your attendees are craving.
  • Learn how to incorporate the trends into event menus to deliver memorable moments.
  • Understand how to defining safe, inclusive and sustainable for your food functions.


Room: South Pacific D

Speakers: Alejandra Hernández Zita & Alexis Kereluk

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound human and economic consequences on the events sector, questioning the industry’s resilience and future. Events as we knew them no longer exist. Explore an approach to event design that acts within planetary boundaries, rebuilds society, and regenerates nature. 

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn about regenerative principles, living system thinking and biomimicry driven innovation.
  • Understand the difference between sustainability and regenerative approaches, and their application to the events industry. 
  • Gain an overview of Hannuwa, the GDS Regenerative Event Management Framework.

Room: Info Desk

Join MGM for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes into operating a Las Vegas resort and convention center!

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen, Event Design Collective

A good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. Would you leave it chance? Explore the implications of the change in the event landscape and how to design the conversations between event owners and event designers. A story about wants and needs, process and outcome, and horizons of change.
 

Learner Outcomes:
Discover how to have compelling conversations with event owners about the usefulness of claiming time, team and space to design for change.

Better understand your own behaviors and why you may not always be taken seriously when event owners talk about change.

Learn to identify, respond and act in situations of ambiguity and address risk and reward.

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen, Event Design Collective

A good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. Would you leave it chance? Explore the implications of the change in the event landscape and how to design the conversations between event owners and event designers. A story about wants and needs, process and outcome, and horizons of change.

Learner Outcomes:
Discover how to have compelling conversations with event owners about the usefulness of claiming time, team and space to design for change.

Better understand your own behaviors and why you may not always be taken seriously when event owners talk about change.

Learn to identify, respond and act in situations of ambiguity and address risk and reward.

Room: Islander F

Speaker: Cathy Breden, IAEE

If you’re in the exhibition industry, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research can help you advance your profession and your business, prove the value of exhibitions, and leverage exhibitions as a marketing medium. Hear the latest industry trends within market sector performance, economic impact and insights.

Learner Outcomes:
Learn the latest general state of the B2B exhibitions and events industry.

Hear research highlights from the CEIR Omni Channel marketing study.
Discover the lessons learned and outcomes from the recent CEIR Predict conference.

 


Room: Islander H

Speaker: DeShawn Wynn, Wynning Touch Event Design

Meeting executives and leaders have specific challenges that can’t always be addressed in a classroom. These opportunities require peer-sharing and social learning from colleagues who have dealt with similar situations and know solutions to high-level problems.

Learner Outcomes:
Break down the key traits of leadership in times of fear and uncertainty.

Discover techniques for managing diverse personalities and individuals.

Learn why asking for help makes you a better a leader.

 


Room: South Pacific A

Speaker: Meg Fasy

The Future of Work is top of mind for all leaders – from the “Great Resignation” to the gig economy, these dynamic shifts are challenging all businesses. Your workforce, how and where people work, and skills you need to address the evolving event formats is critical to succeed.  A talent strategy that is based on skills and finding new ways to source talent is pivotal to staying agile and adapting to whatever the future brings.  It's not just about getting through your next program but determining what is needed to reimagine what is possible and deliver compelling experiences.

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Optimize your talent strategy to drive innovation. 
  • Identifying gaps for your future state.
  • Leveraging gig economy talent options to build the right team. 

Room: Bayview Patio

Speaker: Tess Vismale, iSocialExecution Inc.

COVID has forced our industry to reimagine how we produce events. We’ve had to re-examine the roles of marketers, event planners and IT/AV professionals. The responsibilities of what used to be three distinct roles now have a common element: event technology. Do we need to identify an event technologist on our teams?

Learner Outcomes:
Discover the role of event technologist and why it could benefit your events.

Learn what skillsets and resources event technologists bring to teams
Explore how event technologists can help build relationships with stakeholders


Sponsored By:
American Airlines

 

 

Location: Info Desk

MGM Meeting-Centric Tour

 

 

Room: South Pacific D

Speaker: Alejandra Hernández Zita

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound human and economic consequences on the events sector, questioning the industry’s resilience and future. Events as we knew them no longer exist. Explore an approach to event design that acts within planetary boundaries, rebuilds society, and regenerates nature.

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Learn about regenerative principles, living system thinking and biomimicry driven innovation.
  • Understand the difference between sustainability and regenerative approaches, and their application to the events industry.
  • Gain an overview of Hannuwa, the GDS Regenerative Event Management Framework.

 

 

Room: South Pacific C

Speaker: Ksenija Polla, ICCA

If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that most associations have been successful to provide education for their members in an online environment, however key elements missing from these online meetings were: the meaningful connections, brainstorming sessions, driving change in destinations, changing policies, ensuring knowledge transfer, and furthering the association's missions and goals – locally and globally. Join us for a deep dive workshop.

Learner Outcomes:
Identify association missions and goals.

Align missions and goals with the future association meetings goals in a destination.

Contribute to impactful change and ensure sustainable development of impacts.

 

 

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: David Allison, The Valuegraphics Database

In-person events are transformational, but some people are hesitant to return. How can your programs and marketing help change their mind? Based on 600,000 surveys David will teach you behavioral science techniques to bring everyone back and change the way you look at the world! Don’t miss this!

Learner Outcomes:
Learn how to look past demographic stereotypes to supercharge engagement.

Find how to design and promote events with the enormous power of shared human values.

Discover how to use behavioral science techniques to increase event attendance.

 

 

Room: Islander DEI

Speaker: Leah King, CEO United Way of Tarrant County

She Means Business Keynote

Sponsored By:
Visit Fort Worth

 

 

Room: Islander F

Speaker: Mariela McIlwraith, Events Industry Council (EIC)

 

EIC’s APEX Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force developed dozens of timely and relevant resources for our industry for meeting and event design, workforce and wellness, business continuity and more. Join us for a discussion with members of this global think-tank on the legacy impacts of COVID-19.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn about the resources from the task force and how they are acting as a living workstream that will continue to have relevance.
  • Hear about case studies, resources and guidance from the task force members and the adaptations needed to be well positioned in the post pandemic world. 
  • Learn about the EIC Principles for Recovery that guided the work of the task force.

Room: Islander G

Speaker: DeShawn Wynn, Wynning Touch Event Design, & Evan Chatman, E. Chatman Consulting

Meeting professionals are expected to always have the right answers and say the right things, which can be overwhelming in the best times. Discover strategies for approaching difficult conversations and how to foster a sense of community within your organization and business. Learn how preventative maintenance can minimize conflict over time.

Learner Outcomes:
Break down key traits of leadership in times of fear and uncertainty.

Learn why asking for help makes you a better leader.

Discover techniques for managing diverse personalities and individuals.

 


Room: Islander H

Speakers: Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen, Event Design Collective

Around the world practitioners are applying Event Design using the #EventCanvas in conversations with executives, where events are the markers of change. DESIGN to Change addresses conversations and how to have them. Hear from the authors how you can explore your Horizon of Change using design.

Learner Outcomes: 

  • Explore how change becomes value by understanding the horizons of change.
  • Discover how to have better conversations about design for event outcomes with executives.
  • Learn how to become successful at getting design on the executive agenda. 

Room: Bayview Patio

Speaker: Heather Munnell, VDA

Do you consider yourself a client or a vendor? If you said “yes," you may benefit from learning how to turn these relationships from client to “friend” and vendor to “partner.” The key to delivering a successful event is partnering with the masters in F&B, hotel, contracts, lighting, audio, scenic, production and technology and officially making them part of your team. Join a discussion moderated by Heather Munnell, who has 20+ years' experience bringing partners together to initiate engaging experiential marketing strategies.

Learner Outcomes:
Learn how to manage longstanding relationships and remain sensitive to bringing in additional strategic partners.

Discover how to navigate new relationships and partnerships to determine who your next hero will be.

Brainstorm how to find your best partners for managing Industry demands while jumping back into full-time planning.

Brought to You By:
VDA

Room: Bayview Patio

Speaker: Harrison Coerver, Mary Byers,  Moira H. Edwards,  Steve Smith & Len Toenjes

Join co-authors Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers for a highly interactive workshop that explores the concepts from their best-selling book, Race for Relevance. They will be joined by a panel of executives who will share their experiences creating more intentional approaches to governence; rethinking the scope of their programmes and services; and intensifying their adoption of "digital first" thinking.

Location: Info Desk

Join MGM for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes into operating a Las Vegas resort and convention center!

Room: South Pacific B

Speaker: Annette Gregg, MPI

Join fellow corporate planners for inside tips and tricks, shared experiences and combined knowledge. Facilitated by MPI’s Senior VP of Experience, Annette Gregg, you’ll talk about the real issues affecting your work today, including managing up and down, communicating with remote team workers, mental health and wellness, and effective meeting design.

Location: Info Desk

Experience the hospitality industry's largest direct connect renewable energy project in the world - The MGM Resorts Solar Array provides up to 90 percent of the daytime power needs of all MGM resorts properties on the Las Vegas Strip, including Mandalay Bay.

Room: South Pacific D

Speaker: Elena Clowes, Cheerful Twentyfirst

The future of our industry is more unknown than ever as we navigate the world of hybrid, work from anywhere, XR etc. But what does this mean for those trying to find their feet in our sector? How can they best prepare to join us, and how can we best flex to meet their needs?

Learner Outcomes:
What does the future look like for the next generation of #EventProfs.

How can we make our industry as accessible as possible.

How can the future workforce best prepare to join us.

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Daniel Fox

Embrace disruptions. Become resilient. Nurture growth. Flow with the rhythm. Taught by nature and applied to your life, those rules will make you understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth while unleashing your inner resilience. Onward and forward!

Learner Outcomes:
Understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth.

Find comfort in an ever-dynamic and changing world.
Unleash your resiliency.

 

Room: Islander DEI

Speaker: Juliet Tripp, Chemical Watch; Meg Fasy, EventsGIG;
Nisha Khare, Human Biography; Tracy Stuckrath, thrive! meetings & events; Ashley Balding, Associated Luxury Hotels International

Join in the conversation, share knowledge and build connections by meeting and learning from women who have found success in business. Participate in this Knowledge Café session and join small discussions about how to lead, grow and thrive in today’s business environment. Learn lessons well-learned from women who know the challenges of today’s work environment and still manage to find balance, peace and success.

Room: South Pacific l

Speaker:

Our industry needs to understand, reduce and offset carbon emissions associated with live, hybrid and virtual events. But how do you actually measure the carbon footprints of an event? And how do the methods differ for flights, logistics, venues and food? Perhaps more importantly, what can you do to manage these footprints? In this highly practical talk, we’ll take you from the basics of climate change and carbon footprint measurement to the wide range of specific levers you can use to reduce and offset event-related emissions. We’ll share tools and case studies to help accelerate your journey to climate-friendly events.

A primer on climate change and carbon footprints
Example measurement tools – basic and advanced
Case studies
EIC Guidebook

Room: Bayview Patio

Speaker: Harrison Coerver, Mary Byers,  Moira H. Edwards,  Steve Smith & Len Toenjes

Join co-authors Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers for a highly interactive workshop that explores the concepts from their best-selling book, Race for Relevance. They will be joined by a panel of executives who will share their experiences creating more intentional approaches to governence; rethinking the scope of their programmes and services; and intensifying their adoption of "digital first" thinking.

 

Location: Info Desk

Join MGM for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes into operating a Las Vegas resort and convention center!

Room: South Pacific B

Speaker: Annette Gregg, MPI

Join fellow corporate planners for inside tips and tricks, shared experiences and combined knowledge. Facilitated by MPI’s Senior VP of Experience, Annette Gregg, you’ll talk about the real issues affecting your work today, including managing up and down, communicating with remote team workers, mental health and wellness, and effective meeting design.

Location: Info Desk

Experience the hospitality industry's largest direct connect renewable energy project in the world - The MGM Resorts Solar Array provides up to 90 percent of the daytime power needs of all MGM resorts properties on the Las Vegas Strip, including Mandalay Bay.

Room: South Pacific D

Speaker: Elena Clowes, Cheerful Twentyfirst

The future of our industry is more unknown than ever as we navigate the world of hybrid, work from anywhere, XR etc. But what does this mean for those trying to find their feet in our sector? How can they best prepare to join us, and how can we best flex to meet their needs?

Learner Outcomes:
What does the future look like for the next generation of #EventProfs.

How can we make our industry as accessible as possible.

How can the future workforce best prepare to join us.

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Daniel Fox

Embrace disruptions. Become resilient. Nurture growth. Flow with the rhythm. Taught by nature and applied to your life, those rules will make you understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth while unleashing your inner resilience. Onward and forward!

Learner Outcomes:
Understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth.

Find comfort in an ever-dynamic and changing world.
Unleash your resiliency.

 

Room: Islander DEI

Speaker: Juliet Tripp, Chemical Watch; Meg Fasy, EventsGIG;
Nisha Khare, Human Biography; Tracy Stuckrath, thrive! meetings & events; Ashley Balding, Associated Luxury Hotels International

Join in the conversation, share knowledge and build connections by meeting and learning from women who have found success in business. Participate in this Knowledge Café session and join small discussions about how to lead, grow and thrive in today’s business environment. Learn lessons well-learned from women who know the challenges of today’s work environment and still manage to find balance, peace and success.

Room: South Pacific B

Speaker: Annette Gregg, MPI

Join fellow corporate planners for inside tips and tricks, shared experiences and combined knowledge. Facilitated by MPI’s Senior VP of Experience, Annette Gregg, you’ll talk about the real issues affecting your work today, including managing up and down, communicating with remote team workers, mental health and wellness, and effective meeting design.

 

Room: South Pacific D

Speaker: Elena Clowes, Cheerful Twentyfirst

The future of our industry is more unknown than ever as we navigate the world of hybrid, work from anywhere, XR etc. But what does this mean for those trying to find their feet in our sector? How can they best prepare to join us, and how can we best flex to meet their needs?

Learner Outcomes:
What does the future look like for the next generation of #EventProfs.

How can we make our industry as accessible as possible.

How can the future workforce best prepare to join us.

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Daniel Fox

Embrace disruptions. Become resilient. Nurture growth. Flow with the rhythm. Taught by nature and applied to your life, those rules will make you understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth while unleashing your inner resilience. Onward and forward!

Learner Outcomes:
Understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth.

Find comfort in an ever-dynamic and changing world.
Unleash your resiliency.

 

Room: Islander DEI

Speaker: Juliet Tripp, Chemical Watch; Meg Fasy, EventsGIG;
Nisha Khare, Human Biography; Tracy Stuckrath, thrive! meetings & events; Ashley Balding, Associated Luxury Hotels International

Join in the conversation, share knowledge and build connections by meeting and learning from women who have found success in business. Participate in this Knowledge Café session and join small discussions about how to lead, grow and thrive in today’s business environment. Learn lessons well-learned from women who know the challenges of today’s work environment and still manage to find balance, peace and success.

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Daniel Fox

Embrace disruptions. Become resilient. Nurture growth. Flow with the rhythm. Taught by nature and applied to your life, those rules will make you understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth while unleashing your inner resilience. Onward and forward!

Learner Outcomes:
Understand the value of disruptions and their power for innovation and growth.

Find comfort in an ever-dynamic and changing world.
Unleash your resiliency.

 

Room: Islander E

Speaker: Juliet Tripp, Chemical Watch; Meg Fasy, EventsGIG;
Nisha Khare, Human Biography; Tracy Stuckrath, thrive! meetings & events; Ashley Balding, Associated Luxury Hotels International

Join in the conversation, share knowledge and build connections by meeting and learning from women who have found success in business. Participate in this Knowledge Café session and join small discussions about how to lead, grow and thrive in today’s business environment. Learn lessons well-learned from women who know the challenges of today’s work environment and still manage to find balance, peace and success.

 


Room: Islander F

Speaker: Mark Cooper, IACC

Explore different approaches taken to manage today’s conference refreshment breaks. The business events community worldwide is looking for an answer to the question of how we reinvent ourselves in the delivery of unique and leading refreshment breaks for business events.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Obtain new food and beverage service solutions for your group meetings and conferences.
  • Understand better the future trends which are affecting meeting food and beverage.
  • Consider the best approaches to service to match your organizations preferences.

Brought to Your By:
Visit Louisville


Room: Islander G

Speaker: Courtney Lohmann, Hillary Smith, Mark Ledogar, PRA Inc.

Blend a strategic and holistic approach to sustainability, event design and business objectives that creates a more engaged and well-attended event experience. Examine your events from every angle to ensure your event is a bridge to a deeper, more sustainable attendee experience.

Learner Outcomes:
Learn how you can use the design thinking process to infuse more strategic purpose and greater participant value into your events.
Discover some of the sustainability issues facing our industry and how to apply them to your event.
Understand the strategy behind using the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how to apply it to your creative design process.


Sponsored By:
Visit Seattle

 

Room: Islander H

Speaker: David Allison, The Valuegraphics Database

Join the conversation after David Allison’s headliner. Part game show, part workshop, learn to connect the dots between core human values and innovative event design. This is your chance to brainstorm, network and develop new ways to engage your attendees and bring everyone back to IRL events!

Learner Outcomes:

  • Develop and promote powerfully motivating event themes.
  • Create a marketing strategy that delivers exactly what attendees want to hear.
  • Design events that will surprise and delight your attendees.

 

Room: Bayview Patio

Speaker: Jon Brown, LEO Events

Event professionals are uniquely positioned to influence the global discussion of race, and today’s climate presents the perfect backdrop to raise and move awareness into action. Hear an agency perspective of the challenges and opportunities for the future of diversity in meetings and events.

Learner Outcomes:
Learn to facilitate transparent conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) from an event perspective.

Determine how Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity (DICE) certifications can benefit your events.

Uncover innovative takeaways to assist in building and improving DEI efforts for live events and meetings.

Room: South Pacific D

Speaker: Deanna Nwosu, Deanna Camille

Talk through strategies to determine where attendees fit in the wide world of the events industry, and how to go after opportunities that may be hiding in plain sight.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn a framework to use their skillsets and passions to map new career goals.
  • Overview methods to source opportunities outside of traditional job search tools.
  • Identify previously unknown industry niches that may fit their passions.

 

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Radha Agrawal

How is it that the internet connects us to a world of people, we feel more isolated than ever? That we have hundreds of friends on social media, but not a single person to truly confide in? Discover the building blocks to finding your people, creating your dream community and nurturing your sense of belonging, because connectedness is our key to happiness, fulfillment and success.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Unlock your attendees’ DOSE (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins) and learn why that matters.
  • Discover the CRAWL method for community building.
  • Build communities based on the intersection of mystery and safety.

 

 

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Erik Qualman

Leaders in the exponential age are made—not born. The key to winning in this golden age of data, distraction and disruption is using five habits that all effective leaders practice to achieve success and happiness. Embracing these habits will help you become more productive, reduce stress and drive success.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Discover how to produce and protect your best digital stamp.
  • Explore how to avoid traps to produce better outcomes.
  • Learn the art of being ‘flawsome’ (failing fast, forward and better).

 

Room: South Pacific E

Speaker: Robert X. Fogarty & Jessie States

You likely have your business' elevator speech ready for connecting with and meeting new people at IMEX America, but what about your own? Who are you as a professional and wjhat is your brand statement when encountering and meeting new peers and professionals? Showcase yourself as the bad*ss professional you are with a powerful and refined elevator pitch that tells the world you are ready for business.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Create an elevator pitch that showcases who you are as a professional.
  • Learn what makes a pitch powerful and effective.
  • Understand your best strengths and what you bring to the table.