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Webinars are eligible for 1 CE hour towards CMP certification or re-certification

Sustainabiltiy Webinars are part of the EIC CMP Preferred Provider Program. In order to automatically receive the CE credit towards earning your CMP you will need to first create an account with the Convention Industry Council.  If you’ve never created an online profile with EIC, click on the “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of www.eventscouncil.org then click the “Get Started” button and follow the prompts.  Please note: you must use the same email when creating your EIC portal account as  use for registering the webinar.

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Upcoming Live Webinars:

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

Our webinars are eligible for 1 CE hour towards CMP certification or re-certification. 

Our webinars are part of the EIC CMP Preferred Provider Program. In order to automatically receive the CE credit towards earning your CMP you will need to first create an account with the Events Industry Council.  If you’ve never created an online profile with EIC, click on the “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of www.eventscouncil.org then click the “Get Started” button and follow the prompts.  Please note: you must use the same email when creating your EIC portal account as you use to register for the webinars.

Sustainability Webinar Series: Trash to Cash in the Events Industry and How to Gain Tangible Benefits from Sustainable Practices

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Sustainability Webinar Series: Celebrating Earth Day in the Events Industry: How to Get Started

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Sustainability Webinar Series: The State of Sustainability in the Events Industry 

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Sustainability Webinar Series: The Cool List for a Blue Green Planet 

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Sustainability Webinar Series: Chairman’s Birds of a Feather Session - Sustainable Brand Experiences 

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Sustainability Webinar Series: Pairing the Right CSR Activity with your Event

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Sustainability Webinar Series: A Partnership Approach to Concurrent Certification 

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Sustainability Webinar Series: Sustainable Menu Planning

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Sustainability Webinar Series: Getting Started with Sustainable Events

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Sustainability Webinar Series: Master Class - A Management System Approach for sustainable events

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Chairman's Birds of a Feather Session - Sustainability is GOOD for Business! Really!

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Assess and Compare Destinations on their Sustainability

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Designing the Future - Sustainability Now, Next and Why

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Sustainable Event Infrastructure 101

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Food rescue for your events: It's easier than you think!

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Community Service Projects - Challenges, Opportunities and Stories

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Research Findings on the State of Sustainability in the Meetings Industry

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Selecting Sustainable Venues - From RFPs to Contracting

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This webinar has been sponsored by MeetGreen.

Designing Accessible Events

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The Meetings Industry Takes on Human Trafficking: How Planners and Suppliers Can Support this Effort

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Best Practices in Waste Management

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Sustainable Food and Beverage

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