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Designing Welcoming Events 
Monday, 17 September, 2018 | 11am EDT

As event owners and designers, we create the environment in which our participants learn, share, and innovate. In doing so, we need to consider the perspectives and needs of all our potential participants to design events that are welcoming, inclusive and accessible.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn how to identify your own unconscious bias, and how it may affect the way you design events
• Learn practical ways of designing events to be welcoming for all, and how this will help to grow audiences and improve event quality.
• Learn how events are supporting universal design, diversity and inclusion

Speakers: 
Tamara Kennedy-Hill, VP Diversity and Community Relations, Travel Portland
Matthew Shapiro, Consultant and Public Speaker, 6 Wheels Consulting, LLC
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, Director of Industry Advancement, Events Industry Council

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Evolution of Global Sustainable Event Standards
Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 | 11am EDT 

Did you know the industry launched the APEX sustainable event standards (formerly APEX/ASTM) over 8 years ago?  Did you know there has been an international effort in the events industry to encourage adoption of these standards by planners and suppliers? Do you know why sustainability standards are critical for the continued growth and health of the industry? Do you know there are revised, easier to understand and implement standards and set of new global Sustainable Event Principles? If you answered yes to all of these questions, congratulations, you’re in the know.  If you answered no or not sure to any of the questions, are you curious to learn what’s happening?  This webinar will bring you up to date on progress towards making sustainable event standards more adoptable, and the introduction of the Sustainable Event Principles. 
 
Learning Objectives:
• Learn about the importance of industry sustainability standards
• Discover what’s new about the Events Industry Council Sustainable Event standards and how they apply to you
• Learn how to participate as a signatory to the Sustainable Event Principles  

Speaker: 
Amy Spatrisano, CMP, Chair, Events Industry Council Sustainable Events Standards Committee, President, AZano Inc. 

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Case Studies for Sustainable Event Strategy
Tuesday, 27 November, 2018 | 11am EST


Have you ever wondered how some of the big corporate conferences started down their path of sustainablilty? If yes, this session is for you. During the course of this hour, you'll hear from a few experts that have been incorporating sustainability into the same event for several years. They will discuss how they began their journey and how they were able to built upon each step in the process along the way.  You will hear case studies on IMEX Frankfurt and America, Sustainable Brands & the International Green Events Austria Conference.    

Learning Objectives:
• Understand how to implement a sustainable strategy for your event – a year-to-year, building block approach
• Learn the strategies for waste management and what it means to work towards a zero waste event.
• Learn strategies and ways to engage your suppliers and properties/venues in the process.

Speakers:
Lindsay Arell, Honeycomb Strategies, David Fiss, CMP, Sustainable Brands, Dale Hudson, IMEX Group, Sabrina Lichtnegger, pulswerk GmbH and International Green Events Austria Conference, Moderator: Courtney Lohmann, CMP, Koncept Events 

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Top 10 Tips to Get Started Greening Events
Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 | 11am EST 


Ready to be Green in 2019? The new year offers fresh promises for innovation in an ever-changing events industry. If you haven’t gotten started convening gatherings in a sustainable way, this is the year. If you are just starting out, don’t worry, you are not alone. Let’s get started together with the basics of greening by taking on the easy initiatives to increase your efficiency, save time and save money.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand how your event’s sustainability impacts attendees and the organisation’s image and determine the green initiatives to get you started in 2019
• Learn how engage your stakeholders for greater success, including how to “Ask for it” from your key suppliers at no additional cost, and how to enroll sponsors so they can look good and feel good too
• Learn how to communicate your sustainability achievements, including how to measure and build on your success

Speaker: 
Nancy Zavada, CMP, President, MeetGreen

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On Demand Webinars

CMP Conclave Mutliview Package
web_banner2017  Access quality education 24/7 from the comfort of your home! Stream 12 recorded sessions from 2017 CMP Conclave anytime, anywhere with the Multiview Package from our On Demand Learning Center. Watch the sessions and earn up to 15 CEs toward your CMP certification/recertification. This virtual education package is offered at an exclusive price of $399.  Purchase the Multiview package now. 
Value of Certifications- Advance Your Career with the CMP Watch on demand now. Are you ready to show your expertise as a meetings professional? There are many certifications out there. The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program is designed to identify those who have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful meeting professional. In this session, you will learn what the CMP Program is, how to apply for the CMP exam, what the exam tests, and how earning the CMP designation will help advance your career and leverage your knowledge. Also learn about other EIC programs and initiatives. Have questions on recertifying your CMP? - This can help you too! 

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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CMP Recertification Webinar

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EIC has gone all online since you became a CMP or last recertified and we are here to help you know what you need to do to make the process efficient.

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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Connectivity for Meetings and Events

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In today's connected world, it's hard to imagine a time when access to the internet wasn't within the palm of everyone's hands. Whether using a meeting app, taking notes, texting, emailing or posting to social media, connectivity is a vital part of everyday life and every meeting. Because of this, online access is now an expectation rather than a perk. While this makes organizing and executing events a more efficient process, protecting valuable information stored on personal devices now must be a high priority for planners.

Poachers use pilfered attendee lists to pick off unsuspecting registrants from official blocks. Pirates will do the same. At best, they'll book victims into sub par venues - and at worst providing no accommodations, and absconding with deposits.

Is the hotel Wi-Fi network in your room and meeting space secure? Are your registration and computer lab devices protected? Creating a cyber-safe environment is crucial, not only because of attendees' expectations, but also because every phone, tablet and laptop is an entry point for potential harm to planners, delegates and their events.

No matter what you call them, these practices are all a version of consumer fraud. In this session we review the results of the EIC APEX Standards Committee CMP survey on Piracy/Poaching on who is affected, how they are affected, and what they are doing about this growing problem.

• Share data & tips from the EIC APEX Whitepaper & tool kit on Piracy/Poaching
• Discuss the various ways cyber threats occur and share what to do to protect your meeting.

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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Cyber Safety for Meetings & Events: Is Your Head in the Cloud?

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In today's connected world, it's hard to imagine a time when access to the internet wasn't within the palm of everyone’s hands. Whether using a meeting app, taking notes, texting, emailing or posting to social media, connectivity is a vital part of everyday life – and every meeting. Because of this, online access is now an expectation rather than a perk. While this makes organizing and executing events a more efficient process, protecting valuable information stored on personal devices now must be a high priority for planners.

Is the hotel Wi-Fi network in your room and meeting space secure? Are your registration and computer lab devices protected? Creating a cyber-safe environment is crucial, not only because of attendees' expectations, but also because every phone, tablet and laptop is an entry point for potential harm to planners, delegates and their events.

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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Hotelier Confidential: Strategies on Capturing and Operating Healthcare Meetings

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In the current environment of highly regulated meetings which include Health Care Professionals (HCPs), hoteliers need to know the fine points of how to properly market their venue to the healthcare industry. Once a piece of business is booked, the rest of the hotel’s operational team needs to know how to manage the meeting in accordance with the client’s interpretation with the regulations and guidelines. This session will provide insights and strategies on how to book and manage meetings in this specialized sector of business. The session will be led by Betsy Bondurant, a Subject Matter Expert in HealthCare and Life Science meetings. Case studies, current examples and hands-on activities will facilitate the learning process.

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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Improved Communications = Better Purchasing Process

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This session will focus on how buyers and sellers can improve communications in order to develop a better buyer process for meetings and events. The proliferation of technology tools to help support the sourcing process have been both positive and negative. The electronic Requests for Proposal (eRFP) provides quick access to numerous options and the ability to easily compare data side by side. As an unintended consequence, hotelier in-boxes can end up being flooded with RFPs that they have little chance of winning, and planners are not getting the responses they had anticipated. The current record breaking demand for meeting space has exacerbated the situation because buyers are sending out even more RFPs in anticipation of lack of availability. Our conversation will examine how planners can effectively communicate their needs and how suppliers can respond with a compelling response in the digital age. 

Learner outcomes: 
1. Buyers – learn the benefits of communicating the “Why” behind your requests 
2. Sellers – learn how to differentiate your response from others 
3. Everyone – learn communication tips that can shift a piece of potential business from a “decline” to a signed contract 

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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Sourcing Medical Meetings In A Challenging Market


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Learn key strategies to navigate a challenging market, how to educate internal clients and stakeholders, discuss current global events affecting sourcing, and more. 

Earn one (1) CE at the completion of this event as part of the CMP Preferred Provider Program.

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