Schedule

All speakers, topics, and times are subject to change.

Earn up to 9.00 CE credits for pre-conference workshops, and up to 9.50 CE credits for CMP Conclave.
Thursday, 15 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mariela McIllwraith CMP, CMM, MBA
4
Friday, 16 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CMP Exam Development
*By Invitation Only, pre-requisite required. Sign-up to volunteer by 9/30.
Liz Dombrowski
  
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
  
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Aleka Garcia, CMM, CMP-HC; Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
3
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mariela McIllwraith CMP, CMM, MBA
5
10:30 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.
Birmingham Taste Tour
*Pre-registration required
Birmingham CVB
  
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own
*Grab lunch with other attendees at one of Birmingham's great restaurants
  
  
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Aleka Garcia, CMM, CMP-HC; Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
2
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bob Mellinger
2.5
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Birmingham CVB
  
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  
  
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Barbara Connell, CAE, CMP; and Joanne Dennison, MSEd, CMP
   
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Patrick Henry, CSP; and Jessica Pettitt, CSP
1
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  
  
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  
    

 

Saturday, 17 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  
   
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast & EventX
  
   
9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum (open to students only)
*Separate registration required
Mariela McIllwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA
   
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Breakouts
  
 
 
Miguel Neves, Social Media Chefs, Founder and CEO, CMP
1
 
Moderator: Joanne Dennison, CMP; Speakers: Glenn Rinsky, Chris Hasting, Clayton Sherrod, Eric Meyer
1
 
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1
10:45 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.
  
  
10:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Birmingham CVB
  
11:15 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Breakouts
 
 
 
Aurora Dawn Benton, Courtney Lohmann,and Chance Thompson
1
 
Harvey Stern, Bellagio Resort Las Vegas, Executive Director of Catering and Banquets, CMP, CPCE; Lawrence Leonard, National Association for Catering and Events, Executive Director, CAE, CMP
1
 
Roger Rickard
1
 
Reda Bouali
1
 
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1
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and General Session: You have 7 seconds. Make them count!
Sylvie di Giusto
   
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Breakouts
 
 
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
   
  
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakouts
 
 
 
Glenn Thayer, The Voice of Meetings & Events, Professional Conference Moderator; Rebecca Garrett, Garrett Marketing, Sr. Consultant, Event Producer
1
 
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1
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
   
   
Open Evening

 

Sunday, 18 November
Time
Session
Speaker
CE hours
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
  
  
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
CMP Study Group Leaders Coffee Klatche
*Pre-registration required
  
  
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Birmingham Children's Hospital
  
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakouts
 
 
 
Christine Faiman, CMP; Angela Layton, CMP, CMM; Doug McPhee, CMP; Kim Stoermer, CMP; Gary Titunick, CMP
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Jonathan Howe, Howe and Hutton, Founding Partner, JD; Carol Norfleet, Destination Nashville, Executive Vice President, CMP, DMCP
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Deanna Griffith-House, Spectrum Reach,Sr. Program Manager, CMM, PMP, CMP
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10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ben Nemtin
  
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
  
  
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
*Pre-registration required
Birmingham CVB