Webcasts

May 2014 Webcast: Should You Use a Third Party Planner

Description: How do third-party meeting planners work? Learn about the services and pricing models of independent meeting planning companies, including the market's biggest players and self-employed consultants. Moderator: Lisa A. Grimaldi CMP Credit: A. Strategic Planning, 1 hour

June 2014 Webcast: Risk Management Basics for Meeting Professionals

Description: You might not have the budget or resources to establish a high-level risk management program. However, all meeting professionals should put these essential measures in place to protect their organizations and attendees. Moderator: Loren G. Edelstein Speaker: Bruce McIndoe, CEO of iJET International, Inc. CMP Credit: C. Risk Management, 1 hour

April 2014 Webcast: The Art and Science of Attendee Surveys

Description: Learn what, when and how to solicit feedback from attendees before, during and after an event. Plus, how to analyze and act upon the results. Takeaways will include a sample post-show survey available for download. Moderator: Michael C. Lowe CMP Credit: G. Meeting or Event Design, 1 hour

March 2014 Webcast: Understanding Negotiations from the Hotelier's Perspective

Description: Effective negotiations require an understanding of business needs on both sides of the table. Hotel executives will talk frankly about their business models, pricing strategies and market conditions and other factors that come into play when they negotiate for your meeting.

Moderator: Michael J. Shapiro Speaker: Amanda Armstrong, CMP, Manager Meetings and Travel Department, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Rodahl Leong-Lyons, Vice President, Sales, Americas, Hyatt CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

February 2014 Webcast: Avoiding Common Contract Disputes

Description: Our legal expert outlines the most prevalent reasons that meetings-related disputes result in legal action. Learn how to prevent common problems with specific contract language and other strategies.
Moderator: Sarah J.F. Braley Speaker: Jonathan T. Howe, Esq,Founding Partner and President, Howe & Hutton, Ltd. CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

January 2014 Webcast: Impressive F&B on a Budget

Description: You'd like to plan creative menus that will please meeting and event attendees, but cost is an important consideration. Catering pros discuss current trends and offer tasteful suggestions for providing delicious food and beverage on a limited budget. Moderator: Lisa A. Grimaldi CMP Credit: G. Meeting or Event Design, 1 hour

December 2013 Webcast: Proving Your Value as a Meetings Professional

December 11 | 2:00PM EST
Description: During this webcast, we’ll hear from experts who can suggest exactly what to track, such as negotiated savings with suppliers and levels of compliance within the company. We’ll discuss how to collect the right data – to demonstrate your value, that of your department, and if applicable, that of your strategic meetings management program – and how best to present that data to top-level execs Moderator: Michael Shapiro Speakers: Shimon Avish, President, Shimon Avish Consulting & Heather Sharpe, Events Director, Sherpa Group CMP Credit: .5 hours, A. Strategic Planning

November 2013 Webcast: Do You Need A Lawyer For That?

November 13 | 2:00PM EST
Sure, lawyers are expensive, but failing to use one when you should have can be a lot more expensive. A lawyer present common scenarios and which pose the most legal risk. Participants will be encouraged to chime in (anonymously) to seek advice on scenarios of their own. Moderator: Sarah Braley CMP Credit: .5 Hours, B. Project Management

M&C Interact LIVE Webcast

November 18 | 8:30AM EST
Session Title: "Creating a More Meaningful Meeting Experience"
Guest Speaker: Michael McCauley, Vice President/Director of Experience, FreemanXP

Learn the importance of creating significant emotional connections with audiences to really make the message stick. See how to think in "4D" to create immersive experiences that move attendees to action. Find out how a CSR component is no longer a "nice to have" but a "need to have" in any meeting or event. Become inspired by the power of the live experience and why it more relevant, more important and more impactful than ever before.

CMP Credit: 1 Hour, G. Meeting or Event Design

October 2013 Webcast: Meeting Apps: Common Pitfalls to Avoid

October 23, 2013 | 2PM EST
Moderator: Michael Shapiro Speakers: Jessica Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, President and Chief Connector, Seven Degrees Communications;
Trevor Roald, Mobile Technology Evangelist, QuickMobile Description: If you’re relatively new to meeting apps, you’ll have a bevy of decisions to make: what the app should do, who should build it, how much it should cost. Learn how to avoid typical mistakes from those in the know. CMP Credit: .5 hours, A. Strategic Planning

September 2013 Webcast: Beyond PowerPoint: New Education Formats

September 18 | 2:00PM EST
Description:
Today’s audiences want to be involved in the learning experience, not passive receivers of information. Learn how to rethink education and integrate creative, immersive session formats into your conference programs. Moderator: Michael Lowe CMP Credit: .5 Hours, G. Meeting or Event Design

August 2013 Webcast: Is Your Meeting Green Enough?

August 14, 2013 | 2PM EST
Moderator:
Sarah JF Braley, Senior Editor Speakers: Shawna McKinley, Director of Sustainability, MeetGreen & Lou Cozzo, Executive Speech and Event Services Manager, Corporate Events Marketing, Intel Description: You’ve set up recycling bins, banned bottled water and eliminated most printed material. What’s next? Experts detail the many ways to make meetings greener, often at no additional cost. (CMP Credit: A. Strategic Planning, .5 Hours)

Webcasts

June 2014 Webcast: Risk Management Basics for Meeting Professionals

Description: You might not have the budget or resources to establish a high-level risk management program. However, all meeting professionals should...

May 2014 Webcast: Should You Use a Third Party Planner

Description: How do third-party meeting planners work? Learn about the services and pricing models of independent meeting planning companies,...

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