Schedule

All speakers, topics and times are subject to change.

Attendees were able to earn 16.75 CEs by attending the full conference and all pre-conference workshops. Without attending pre-conference workshops, attendees were able to earn 10 CEs.

To view the most up-to-date schedule, please use the CMP Conclave mobile app.

Thursday, 14 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
12:15 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.
Registration hours
 
  
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
 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own
  
  
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
 
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.
  
  

 

Saturday, 16 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration hours
  
   
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
  
   
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  
 
 
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
 
Roundtable session: healthcare meetings professionals​

Track: Meeting and Event Design
Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP
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 in the Experiential Marketplace and Learning Hub
  
  
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 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch in the Experiential Marketplace and Learning Hub
 
  
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 
 
 
Driving sponsorship revenue in a social, digital and content age

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Dan Kowitz
1
 
State of Sustainability in the Events Industry: It's time to deliver​

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA (Moderator), Angie Ahrens, CMP, Lindsay Arell, Michelle Guelbart, Mike Pietraszek, CEM and Yalmaz Siddiqui
  
 
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
 
Events' impact on social change

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Jessica Levin, CMP, CAE
1
 
How to lead through a crisis: lessons from the most effective meeting planners

Track: Leadership
Adele Cehrs
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 in the Experiential Marketplace and Learning Hub
   
   
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.
   
   

 

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.
 
 
 
B2B exhibitions – the only constant is change​

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE
1
 
Event financial management success: perspectives from an association CEO

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Steve Bova, CAE
1
 
Roundtable session: practical discussion on combatting human trafficking in the events industry

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Michelle Guelbart
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
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 
 
 
A template for sustainable events: how the new EIC Sustainable Events Standards will inspire innovation and impact for our industry

Track: Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA and Courtney Lohmann, CMP
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
 
Roundtable session: elevating to the C-suite

Track: Leadership
Cornelia Horner, CMP
1
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 
 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conversations with CMP leaders for CMP study group leaders only

Track: Leadership
 
 
 
Lead like a coach: how to develop and lead a rock star team

Track: Leadership
Dean Savoca, M.Ed., BCC, CSP™
 
 
Prospecting. Is it your business?

Track: Event Strategy and Strategic Planning
Akande Simons, CMP, and Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES
1
 
Roundtable session: room block poaching

Track: Meeting and Event Design
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM and Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
1
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
John Register
1

 

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