The Strategic Meetings Management Certification Program (SMMC) offered by the National Business Travel Association is accepting applicants for Core Week 1 of the educational program, to be held Nov. 2-6 at Emory University in Atlanta. An NBTA task force spent a year developing the program and ran a successful beta test at the association's annual convention last month. The SMMC program will consist of two core weeks and elective classes. The program's goals will be to drive strategic meetings management best practices and enhance communication and leadership skills in the development and implementation of meeting policies, workflows and technology. For more information, see nbta.org.