by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 16, 2015

The first two opportunities for 2016 in Meeting Professionals International's new Experiential Event Series will allow members to go behind the scenes at the Consumer Electronics Show and the South by Southwest music, film and technologies conference and festival. The series allows meeting professionals to learn how high-profile sports, entertainment, culinary events and more are run. Participants earn related certificates in such areas as event production, experiential marketing, festival production and sports event management. 

At the first Experiential Event, held last September in Atlantic City, 30 attendees, the maximum number for these events, got to see first-hand what it takes to produce the Miss America Pageant.

The CES Experiential Event takes place Jan. 4-7 in Las Vegas; click here for more information. The SXSW event will be held March 17-19 in Austin, Texas; details will be announced at a later date.