In today’s world, you are competing for attention. If your meetings are not generating extreme engagement, it’s time to refresh the way you design your events.Too often, we see the traditional meeting format of keynote, breakout sessions and then networking events at night.
The flow of information during the day is one-way, or two-way, at best. The juiciest conversations often happen in the hallways.They want to be engaged, challenged and convinced their valuable time is being well spent. In this enlightening and fast-paced session, leadership expert/author Ava Diamond will share creative strategies for delivering high-impact experiences and will guide participants through several interactive exercises that maximize attendee learning.
1. Learn how to instruct your speakers to engage people early, increase attendance and reinforce learning after the event.
2. Discuss how to move hallway conversations into the meeting room by making sessions irresistibly interactive.
3. Discover how to get all your event's stakeholders excited and solidly behind your program.
Ava Diamond is a sought-after speaker, workshop leader, and facilitator focused on leadership, employee engagement and self-leadership. Her programs are outcome-focused and highly interactive. Ava speaks from over 20 years as a Fortune 100 manager, executive director of a non-profit agency, organizational consultant and successful entrepreneur. She has a master's degree in leadership and organizational behavior.
An interactive presentation, contextualizing sustainability within the meetings and events industry, this webinar will chart the development of sustainable events from early iterations to the multitude of issues and challenges faced today. Opportunities are just as plentiful, so we will expand on these, propose ideas and show how to build a business case, culminating in seven simple steps to getting executive buy-in. We conclude with 15 quick wins that will ensure a constructive outcome for all.
- Get woke to the issues facing our world today.
- Get inspiring ideas for kick-starting positive change.
- Learn seven steps to getting executive approval and 15 things you can do now.
Tom Lambregts is the marketing manager for BCD Meetings & Events. Previously at Grass Roots, he produced and co-edited the award-winning Meetings Industry Report. Starting his career at Clarion Events, he then went on to become head of marketing at Earls Court and Olympia London where he directed and delivered the award-winning rebranding of the venues. Tom specializes in digital and content-led marketing and maintains a keen interest in music and reading.
We are seeing a common and alarming trend that hotels are charging exorbitant amounts to use their Wi-Fi for your events. Sometimes this number can be well into the thousands, but you have options and you don’t always need to layout $30,000 to have event Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi fees are negotiable and there are ways to cut costs! Will Curran is going to guide you through how to save on hotel Wi-Fi. From simple steps to negotiation tips, he lays it all out there. After the webinar, you’ll be on your way to breaking through the costs and saving money on your hotel event Wi-Fi.
- Learn the technical specifications to look at when it comes to Wi-Fi.
- Learn how to negotiate Wi-Fi costs within conference centers and hotels.
- Learn the tips to make your Wi-Fi safe and secure.
- As founder of Endless Events, Will Curran has been named one of the 40 under 40 event industry leaders, 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 and Inc Magazine’s Coolest College Start-Up all before graduating college. Will has been producing events since high school when he started his first company and has now worked in production of large event clients, such as Emerald City Comicon, Anheuser-Busch, Color Run, Morton Salt and Uber. His team’s mission is to simplify the event planning process by creating the equation for an event’s perfect solution. They also relentlessly seek to be the name in customer service in the events industry. From event logistics to business development to technical production, Curran has a diverse background in growing events and companies to the next level.
We can all agree it’s more fun to participate than to only watch, so why would we ask attendees to stay attendees when they could become participants in the action? In this webinar, we’ll examine strategies, approaches and technologies that can be deployed to help meet business, brand, sales and marketing objectives for your events, while building stronger relationships with your audiences.
- Understand the differences between events and experiences.
- Get basic strategic principles, from portfolio planning to measurement and optimization.
- Explore experience design methodologies, including security, experience platform development and journey mapping.
- What major brands are doing to drive engagement and become more memorable.
- How to personalize experiences at scale.
- A lover of automation, ice sculptures and pie, Lindsay joined Pathable Event Apps in 2016, aiming to bridge the gap between events and technology for associations, corporations and nonprofits. She started her career as an events manager and marketing consultant at an independent events company, Nifty Method, nearly 20 years ago. Along the way, she got her CMP, worked with companies like Ford Motor Company, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Sirius XM and the Nonprofit Technology Network, and realized she could never go to a concert again without asking herself, “How does that rigging attach to that floating stage?”
Sometimes little errors can cause big problems. Lisa Sommer Devlin, an attorney who has represented hotels regarding event contracts for over 25 years, will highlight some of the most common contract mistakes that she sees in her practice and gives you tips on how to avoid legal disputes.
- Learn common contracting mistakes that are most likely to lead to disputes.
- Learn negotiation tips to help you get a better contract.
- Lisa Sommer Devlin's legal practice has concentrated in hospitality law for 25 years. She drafts standardized contracts, provides legal training and handles meeting related litigation for chain and independent hotels. Meeting News magazine named her one of the 25 most influential people in the meeting industry in 2002 and 2006, saying: “More than anyone else, she is the legal voice for the industry.” She speaks at countless industry events and was named a 2012 “Best in Class” speaker by PCMA.
Extending your event to the online world can often seem like a daunting task. Despite concerns around technology platforms and on-site participation, hybrid events provide unique opportunities to extend your event reach across multiple geographies and time zones. By understanding the 10 key steps, you can set a good foundation for a successful hybrid event that extends your event’s audience reach.
- Understanding the process for building your own hybrid event plan.
- How to set a good foundation for a hybrid event that both complements and extends your live event.
- How to set a framework for measuring success.
Mahoganey Jones is versatile, results-oriented certified meeting professional and digital event strategist with proven skills and track record in all aspects of meeting management. Specializing in associations and medical meetings, she produces exceptionally planned and revenue generating educational events.
As an entrepreneur herself with hundreds of events under her belt, Mahoganey is passionate about bringing event ideas to life and building a stage for others to showcase their brands and expertise. By taking care of the details and breathing personality and life into each event, Mahoganey is able to produce an experience that is a direct reflection of her clients.
Her event-planning career began with hospital fundraisers, university brand awareness campaigns and even weddings. She quickly learned that all events begin with a purpose and need more than a pretty logo to be successful. Events are opportunities to generate positive buzz about your brand and should be produced with that goal in mind. Mahoganey’s motto is do what you love and to love what you do. This motto can be seen in the attention to detail and drive she has to ensuring every event is a success.
In today's connected world, it's hard to imagine a time when access to the internet wasn't within the palm of everyone’s hand. From registration through on-site interactivity, we are all connected to the cloud. From registration through on-site interactivity, we are all connected to the cloud. Is the hotel Wi‐Fi network in your room and meeting space secure? Are your registration and computer lab devices protected? Creating a cyber‐safe environment is crucial, not only because of attendees' expectations but also because every phone, tablet and laptop is an entry point for potential harm to planners, delegates and their events.
- Identify the targets of attackers.
- Understand the types of attacks that we currently face individually and at business events.
- Explore approaches to reduce cyber risk.
With decades of experience as a provider of entertainment and event management services, Michael shares a wealth of knowledge gained through his career in the business events industry. His company, EventGenuity, LLC, produces business events throughout North America.
Michael is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and learning institutions, speaking on what’s now and what’s next in meetings and events. He has published articles in Meetings and Conventions, Convene, Meeting Mentor magazine, Connect magazine, Plan-It Tennessee, The Meeting Professional, Meetings Focus and Successful Meetings magazines and as a guest columnist for The Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal. Michael was recently awarded the MPI RISE Award for Meetings Industry Leadership and was recognized for Lifetime Achievement by MPI Tennessee. venues worldwide, negotiate rates and review contracts at no cost to her client.
Are you the missing link to a successful meeting and event risk management plan? This program explores the role of meeting/event planners and venue operators in the risk management identification, response and recovery process. A thorough review of a complex meeting/event industry case study will act as a guide.
- Recognition of role in the risk management process.
- General understanding of hazard indicators.
- Response process for major and catastrophic failures.
Brian D. Avery is a life safety speaker, professor, expert witness and author who specializes in protecting the people that comprise the events, tourism and attractions industries. Brian’s career spans 25 plus years and his background is comprised of three areas of expertise: risk and safety management, event design and execution and education.
Brian is an advocate for safety and communicating the importance of improving personal safety and organizational awareness. Direct from the pages of Brian’s reports, his experience, and research, Brian shares the lessons learned from tragic, yet avoidable incidents and hazards that he has investigated worldwide… all in an effort of prevention and progress.
- Discover strategic body language so you can uncover secrets hidden in plain view and hear “yes!” more easily and more often during interviews, networking events, sales meetings and negotiations. In this fast-paced, interactive program, Traci teaches lie, fraud and identity theft detection she’s used to get to the truth in billion-dollar business deals, crimes and politics. You will laugh, learn and win in this eye-opening game show-style keynote.
- How to read body language.
- How to get people to like you using only body language.
- What message is hidden in a handshake?
- How to uncover deep truths.
- How to detect lies.
What do Lance Armstrong, Chris Christie and Vladimir Putin have in common? Traci Brown’s revealed their secrets to the world. She’s told the world what they’re not saying. NBC, CBS and Fox have asked this body language expert to reveal secrets hidden in plain sight. Traci is not only a master lie detector, but she’s a persuasion expert. Her persuasion system landed her a lucrative product deal with Kevin Harrington, a Shark from ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank, and took her on a wild ride to the big-time consumer markets of TV shopping channels, infomercials and beyond.
She is the past president of the National Speaker’s Association Colorado chapter and the author of four books including her latest, “How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft.” She is a three-time U.S. Collegiate Cycling Champion and former member of Team USA. She holds a business degree from the University of Colorado and is a certified master practitioner of neuro linguistics, hypnosis and Hawaiian Huna.