Schedule

All speakers, topics and times are subject to change.

You can earn 16.75 CEs by attending the full conference and all pre-conference workshops. Without attending pre-conference workshops, you can earn 10 CEs.

Thursday, 14 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Garden of the Gods tour
*Advance registration required.
 
 
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sustainable Event Professional Certificate programme
*Advance registration required.
 
3
Friday, 15 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
  
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Olympic Paralympic Training Center tour
*Advance registration required.
 
 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sustainable Event Professional Certificate programme
*Advance registration required.
 
3
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CMP exam development
*By invitation only, pre-requisite required.
 
 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mark Herrera, Director of Education for the International Association of Venue Managers
 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own
  
  
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE – President, Bondurant Consulting
 
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sustainable Event Professional Certificate programme
*Advance registration required.
 
2
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Siri Lindley
1.25
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Opening reception
  
  

 

Saturday, 16 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  
   
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Wake-Up Sessions 1 & 2
  
1
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
  
   
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  
 
 
How to Lead Through a Crisis: Lessons from the Most Effective Meeting Planners

Track: Leadership
Adele Cehrs
1
 
It's a Small World After All: Best Practices in Global Sourcing and Contracting for US Meeting Planners

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM
1
 
The Care and Feeding of Introverts

Track: Meeting and Event Design
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA and Tyra Hilliard, CMP
1
 
The Relationship Challenge: How to Bring Out the Best in Everyone at Your Event

Track: Leadership
Bill Durkin, CSP
1
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wellness break
  
  
11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Explore the Murky Middle Ground of Ethics

Track: Personal Growth and Wellness
MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM
1
 
How Inclusive Is Your Event? Welcoming All Stakeholders

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CFPM, CHC
1
 
Leadership Essentials: 4 Tools You Need to Be an Effective Leader

Track: Leadership
Doug McPhee, M.Ed., CMP, CMM
1
 
Mindset Situational Awareness: Exceptional Focus, Performance, and Control in Extreme Situations

Track: Meeting and Event Design
Mark Herrera
1
12:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch in marketplace
 
  
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
State of Sustainability in the Events Industry: It's time to deliver

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Moderator: Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA; Michelle Guelbart and Yalmaz Siddiqui
  
 
Events Impact on Social Change

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Jessica Levin, CMP, CAE
1
 
Make the CMP Your Personal Brand

Track: Personal Growth and Wellness
Dawn Rasmussen, CMP
1
 
Thriving in Chaos

Track: Personal Growth and Wellness
Corinne Hancock
1
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
 
 
Creating a Zero Waste Menu

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA
1
 
Innovate Your 4x4 Event Strategy: Excite Attendees and Extend Value Before and After Your Events

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Julie Holmes, M.A., F-PSA
1
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Wellness break
   
   
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
AV RFPs: From Creation to Comparing Responses, Everything You Need to Know

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Nathan Honeycutt, Ashleigh Cote, CMP
1
 
Cocktails & Conversations — Crafting an Inclusive Conference Beverage Menu

Track: Meeting and Event Design
Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CFPM, CHC
1
 
Small Budget, Big Promos: Event Marketing for Meeting Managers

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning

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Kristine Golden, CMP
1
 
"THE POWER of INCLUSION: Impact of Unconscious Bias on Excellence" ©

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Sonia Aranza
1
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Reception
   
   

 

Sunday, 17 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
  
  
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 
 
 
A Template for Sustainable Events: Using New EIC Standards to Inspire Innovation and Impact

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA and Courtney Lohmann, CMP
1
 
To Protect & Serve: How to Put Your Attendees First in an Ever-Changing Social Climate

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Akande Simons, CMP
1
 
B2B Exhibitions – The Only Constant is Change

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE
1
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 
 
 
Financial Management
Steve Bova, CAE
1
 
Lead Like a Coach: How to Develop and Lead a Rock Star Team

Track: Leadership
Dean Savoca, M.Ed., BCC, CSP™
 
 
Managing Disruption and Threats to the Contracted Room Block

Track: Meeting and Event Design
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM
1
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 
 
 
Prospecting. Is It Your Business?

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Akande Simons, CMP and Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES
1
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
John Register
1

 

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