March 2017: Ask The Chef

March 2017: Ask The Chef March 15 Ask the Chef Experienced chefs will share insights, advice and ideas from their experience serving groups of all kinds under myriad circumstances. Half the time will be reserved for participants' questions, which can be submitted in advance and/or live during the webcast.

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April 2017: Proving Your Value as a Meeting Professional

April 2017: Proving Your Value as a Meeting Professional April 12 Proving Your Value as a Meeting Professional Beyond calculating return on investment for individual events, consider the bigger picture: What are YOU worth to your organization? Learn what to track and how to track, as well as how to demonstrate your professional value in your current role - and on your résumé.

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May 2017: Emerging Meetings Tech and How to Use It

May 10

Emerging Meetings Tech and How to Use It 

We check in with experts to discuss the newest meetings technology tools and how planners and show organizers are making the most of them at their events. 

Moderator: Michael J. Shapiro
CMP: Domain I, Marketing
Sponsor: Scottsdale CVB

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Mobile Event App FAQs

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND: Mobile event apps have become increasingly commonplace, outfitted with ever more bells and whistles - yet the related questions most commonly fielded by experts haven't changed much over time. Here we address those questions, with up-to-date answers that reflect what's available and what's hot in the marketplace. (Sponsored by San Jose CVB)


The New World of Negotiations

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND: Learn about negotiating internet/bandwidth, virtual meetings, security, and other factors well beyond the basics of dates, rates, and block in this free, on-demand webcast moderated by M&C's Sally J. Braley. (CMP: Domain B, Project Management)


December 2016: Planning a Wellness-Minded Meeting


Planning a Wellness-Minded Meeting

Wellness is a growing priority for meeting planners and attendees. Learn to keep participants feeling active and energized throughout a meeting or conference by integrating health breaks, outdoor activities, power foods and more.

Moderator: Lisa A. Grimaldi

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November 2016: Tech Trends That Will Transform Your Events


Tech Trends That Will Transform Your Events

Holograms, robots, drones, augmented reality: These are just a few of the new innovations being used to enhance conferences, conventions and trade shows. This webcast will show participants how the most cutting-edge technology is transforming the meetings industry.

Moderator: Michael J. Shapiro 


David Haas
Director, Technology Solutions 

Susan Apollonio
Education Programs Director 
American Society of Landscape Architects

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October 2016: Ask the Attorney

OCTOBER 19 - 2pm ET

Ask the Attorney
Your urgent and confounding contract questions can't wait. As a registrant for this hour-long webcast, you can send your queries in advance, then let our legal expert give you the authoritative answers you need. 
Moderator: Sarah F.J. Braley 

Presenter: Jonathan T. Howe, Esq.

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September 2016: Fresh Ideas for Trade Show Sponsorships

SEPTEMBER 14 - 2pm ET 

Sponsors are the lifeblood of trade shows and conventions, and this session will help you rethink how to approach them more effectively. You also will discover some cool new ways, both high- and low-tech, to help sponsors reach their target audience.
Moderator: Lisa A. Grimaldi

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August 2016: Building a Better RFP

AUGUST 17 - 2 pm ET


Building a Better RFP
This session will help you develop a request for proposal that gets attention and streamlines the process by giving hotels the information they need. Planner and hotelier experts weigh in on what to include and what to leave out, with helpful advice for the entire RFP process.
Moderator: Michael J. Shapiro
Sponsor: Houston


April Anderson

Senior Account Manager

Zentila, an etouches Company

Deborah Borak, CDS, CMM, SMMC

Vice President of Global Accounts/Team Director


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June 2016: Great F&B on a Budget

JUNE 15 - 2pm ET



Great F&B on a Budget
With food costs rising faster than event budgets, it's getting harder for planners to create outstanding meals and receptions. This presentation will give participants tips and menu ideas for creating delicious, budget-friendly F&B, along with recipes to download.
Moderator: Lisa A. Grimaldi


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July 2016: Creative Meeting Formats

JULY 13 - 2pm ET


Creative Meeting Formats
How do you craft a meeting for participants, not passive attendees? Experts in meeting design discuss strategies, including creative room sets and alternative session formats, for establishing a participatory learning environment.
Moderator: Sarah F.J. Braley

Terri Breining, CMP, CMM
Breining Group LLC
Pete Honsberger
Director of Client Services

Sponsor: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

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