Schedule

All speakers, topics and times are subject to change.

Friday, 15 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
  
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CMP Exam Development
*By Invitation Only, pre-requisite required.
Coming soon!
 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own
  
  
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome and Keynote
Coming soon!
1.25
5:30 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
Adele Cehrs
1
 
It's a Small World After All: Best Practices in Global Sourcing and Contracting for US Meeting Planners
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM
1
 
The Care and Feeding of Introverts
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA
1
 
The Relationship Challenge: How to Bring Out the Best in Everyone at Your Event
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
MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM
1
 
How Inclusive Is Your Event? Welcoming All Stakeholders
Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CFPM, CHC
1
 
Leadership Essentials: 4 Tools You Need to Be an Effective Leader
Doug McPhee, M.Ed., CMP, CMM
1
12:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch in Marketplace
 
  
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
 
 
 
Events Impact on Social Change
Jessica Levin, CMP, CAE
1
 
Make the CMP Your Personal Brand
Dawn Rasmussen, CMP
1
 
Thriving in Chaos
Corinne Hancock
1
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
 
 
Contracting with a 20/20 Vision
Mark Bice, CMP
1
 
Creating a Zero Waste Menu
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA
1
 
Innovate Your 4x4 Event Strategy: Excite Attendees and Extend Value Before and After Your Events
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
Nathan Honeycutt, Ashleigh Cote, CMP
1
 
Cocktails & Conversations — Crafting an Inclusive Conference Beverage Menu
Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CFPM, CHC
1
 
Small Budget, Big Promos: Event Marketing for Meeting Managers
Kristine Golden, CMP
1
 
"THE POWER of INCLUSION: Impact of Unconscious Bias on Excellence" (c)
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
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
Akande Simons, CMP
1
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 
 
 
Financial Management
Steve Bova, CAE
1
 
Managing Disruption and Threats to the Contracted Room Block
Alisa Peters, CMP, CMM
1
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 
 
 
Executive Education
Kimberly Ennis, CMP
1
 
Prospecting. Is It Your Business?
Akande Simons, CMP and Antwone Stigall, CMP, DES
1
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote & Lunch
 
1

 

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