Conference Agenda

MPI | SEC 2015 Conference Agenda

This year’s Southeastern Education Conference is shaping up to be the best yet!

The conference has all the keys to unlock your ingenuity – Connection, Caring, Collaborating, and Creating.  Take in one of the many informative workshops and earn CIC credits from all of our speakers!  As you scroll through the agenda below, click on the More Info buttons to be taken to an expanded description of the session.  And color-coded icons next to the locations below match up to the printable MPI | SEC 2015 Floorplan we have available for download, to make it easier for you to find your way to the workshops you want to see.

Make sure to take the time to enjoy our Connections Café and our evening special events to connect with your fellow planners and suppliers, and join in on our CSR Project benefiting Paws for Patriots.

You will not want to miss all MPI | SEC 2015 has to offer!

And, a special thank you to all of our Sponsors who have made MPI | SEC 2015 possible!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

10:00 am

Registration opens – 2nd Floor Marriott


MPI SEC Appointment Show Powered by XSITE1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MPI | SEC 2015 Appointment Show Powered by XSite
Location: Florida Ballroom fb


MMD Events2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Connections Café sponsored by MMD Events  More Info
Location: Grand Ballroom A-D cc


Play with a Purpose 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Connexxions!  A Newcomers Welcome  More Info
Location: Il Terrazzo (1st Floor)


5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Visit St. Pete/Clearwaterpresents…

An Evening with Daymond John  More InfoTampa Convention Center
Location: Tampa Convention Center


10:00 pm

Activity along the Riverwalk

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

levels-key2Ingenuity Key: Connection

Visit Tampa Bay6:30 am – 7:30 am

SUNRISE EXERCISE – Zumba More Info
Location: Meeting Rooms 8-10 (3rd Floor) mr1


MMD Events7:45 am – 8:00 am

Connections Café is Open! cc


7:15 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast
Location: Grand Foyer gb

Creative Staging Services, Inc.8:00 am – 9:45 am (Doors Open at 7:55 am)

Being Digital Ready for the Next Generation of Event Participants  More Info
David Adler, Founder and CEO of Biz Bash
Location: Grand Ballroom gb


MMD Events
10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Connections Café is Open! cc


CMP Preferred Provider ProgramWorkshops – Professional Development Sessions
Earn CIC Clock Hours

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Advanced Contracts—New Essentials for Today’s Planner – Hour 1 of 2 (2-Hour Course)  More Info
Tom Pasha, President of Contact Plan
Continuous Sessions: 2.0 CEs (1.0 CE per hour) | CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, Sub-Skill 5.02
Session Location: Florida Ballroom I-III fb

I Don’t Speak Lumen: AV Survival Skills  More Info
Midori Connolly, AV Girl Productions
Clock Hours: 1.0 CES | CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting/Event Design
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

Sponsors as Partners: How to Engage and Profit from your Sponsorships  More Info
Felice Levy, CMP, President of Gulf Coast Meetings and Events
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain D: Financial Management, Sub-Skill 7.01
Session Location: Florida Ballroom V fb

The Art of Boothing—Getting the Most from a Tradeshow / Expo Experience  More Info
JC York, Wise Guys InterACTive
Lori Harbin, Account Executive of Corporate Events Unlimited
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting/Event Design
Session Location: Florida Ballroom VI fb

Gamification for the Meeting Professional  More Info
Tara Liaschenko, CMM, Principal of The Link Professionals
Jeanette Davidson, Principal of Geoteaming
Clock Hours: 1.0 CES | CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting/Event Design
Session Location: Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 combined mr56


CMP Preferred Provider ProgramWorkshops – Professional Development Sessions
Earn CIC Clock Hours

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Advanced Contracts—New Essentials for Today’s Planner – Hour 2 of 2 (2-Hour Course)  More Info
Tom Pasha, President of Contact Plan
Continuous Sessions: 2.0 CEs (1.0 CE per hour) | CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, Sub-Skill 5.02
Session Location: Florida Ballroom I-III fb

Advanced Social Media for Meeting Planners—Without the Waste of Time  More Info
Patrick O’Malley, Leading Authority on Social Media
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

CTRL + ALT + Believe: How to Reboot your Organization for Success  More Info
Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP, Chief Connections Officer of Leadership Solutions International
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning
Session Location: Florida Ballroom V fb

Healthcare Meetings 101  More Info
Susan Arts, Meetings & Incentives Worldwide
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-HC Domain A: Planning
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

MPI Florida Chapters’ Board Members Meet Up
Session Location: Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 combined mr56


levels-key2Ingenuity Key: Caring

Marriott Florida12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Lunch & General Session

Luncheon

Creative Staging Services, Inc.The Power of Giving Back—A Caring Guide for Planners and Event Managers  More Info
Ryan Shortill, CEO/Founder of Positive Adventures
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning
Location: Grand Ballroom gb


Hot Topics: Join the Conversation with Informal Sessions on Current Topics and Trends

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Culinary Trends  More Info
Chad Johnson, Executive Chef of Élevage & Haven
Session Location: Florida Ballroom I-III fb

Build Your Own Personal Brand  More Info
Denise Glass, Social Butterfly at Sensory 5
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

Hottest Trends In Apps  More Info
Chris Wezel, Chief Visionary Officer of E-proDirect LLC
Session Location: Florida Ballroom V fb

Getting the Most of Your CVBs  More Info
Panel Moderator: Margaret H. Williams, CMP, Immediate Past President, MPI Tampa Bay Area Chapter & CEO of Pizzazz Meeting & Events Planning Group
Panelists: Aimee Blenker,CMP, Bradenton Area CVB; Kelly M. Defebo,CMP, Sarasota County; Renee Prine, Visit St. Pete Clearwater; Lisa B. Chamberlain, CMP, Visit Tampa Bay
Session Location: Florida Ballroom VI fb

Ask A Lawyer More Info
John S. Foster III, Esq., CHME, Attorney at Foster, Jensen & Gulley
Session Location: Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 combined mr56


MMD Events
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections Café is Open! cc

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for Throwback Thursday! – Cash Bar
Event Location: Connections Café cc

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere (In the World) – Cash Bar
Event Location: Connections Café cc


Thursday Evening Special Events

Jackson's Bistro6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

VIP Secret Garden & Vineyard Reception  More Info
Event Location: Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi

Yacht StarShip7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An Evening Aboard Yacht StarShip  More Info
Boarding Location: Tampa Convention Center

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Friday, August 28, 2015

levels-key2Ingenuity Key: Collaboration

Visit Tampa Bay
6:30 am – 7:30 am

SUNRISE EXERCISE – Yoga Powerwalk More Info


MMD Events
8:00 am – 8:30 am

Connections Café is Open! cc


Meet Sunny - Greater Fort Lauderdale 7:45 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast
Location: Grand Foyer gb

Creative Staging Services, Inc.8:30 am – 9:45 am

Connecting, Collaborating and Learning to Achieve Success in All That You Do  More Info
Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line
Location: Grand Ballroom gb


10:00 am – 10:15 am
MMD Events

Coffee Break
Event Location: Connections Café cc

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Connections Café is Open! cc


CMP Preferred Provider ProgramWorkshops – Professional Development Sessions
Earn CIC Clock Hours

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Hotel Contracts Boot Camp – Hour 1 of 3 (3-Hour Course)  More Info
John S. Foster III, Esq., CHME, Attorney at Foster, Jensen & Gulley
Continuous Boot Camp: 3.0 CEs (1.0 CE per hour) | CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, Sub-Skill 5.02
Session Location: Florida Ballroom I-III fb

I Don’t Speak Lumen: AV Survival Skills  More Info
Midori Connolly, AV Girl Productions
Clock Hours: 1.0 CES | CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting/Event Design
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

Are You Ready? Disaster Prep for Meeting Planners & Suppliers  More Info
George Fenich, PhD, President & CEO of George Fenich & Associates
Marlene Blas, CMP Program Advisor and Instructor, Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program at California State University, San Marcos
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain C: Risk Management
Session Location: Florida Ballroom V fb

Solutions Roundtables  More Info
Tara Liaschenko, CMM, Principal of The Link Professionals
Session Location: Florida Ballroom VI fb

Connecting with Your Audience – Awesome Tech Tools for Association Planners  More Info
Chris Krimitsos, Principal of Tampa Bay Business Owners
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | Domain G: Meeting/Event Design
Session Location: Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 combined mr56


CMP Preferred Provider Program

Workshops – Professional Development Sessions
Earn CIC Clock Hours

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hotel Contracts Boot Camp – Hour 2 of 3 (3-Hour Course)  More Info
John S. Foster III, Esq., CHME, Attorney at Foster, Jensen & Gulley
Continuous Boot Camp: 3.0 CEs (1.0 CE per hour) | CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, Sub-Skill 5.02
Session Location: Florida Ballroom I-III fb

A Special Event: Unique Entertainment Through Technology  More Info
Doreen Collier, President & Creative Director of Event Show Productions
AJ Leblanc, Technical Director of Event Show Productions
Clock Hours: 1.0 CES | CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting/Event Design
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

Sponsors as Partners: How to Engage and Profit from your Sponsorships  More Info
Felice Levy, CMP, President of Gulf Coast Meetings and Events
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain D: Financial Management, Sub-Skill 7.01
Session Location: Florida Ballroom V fb

The “Oprah Effect” – Commanding the Attention of Powerful Influencers  More Info
Lisa & Jim Schalk, Owners of Toffee To Go
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing
Session Location: Florida Ballroom VI fb

The Art of Boothing – Time to Work the Floor More Info
JC York, Wise Guys InterACTive
Lori Harbin, Account Executive of Corporate Events Unlimited
Session Location: Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 combined mr56


levels-key2Ingenuity Key: Creating

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Lunch & General Session

Luncheon

CSR Presentation: Paws for Patriots
Cpl. Michael Jernigan (USMC, ret.), Co-Founder, Paws for Patriots
Location: Grand Ballrooms gb

Creative Staging Services, Inc.Meetings Move Us Forward  More Info
Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Senior Vice President of Sales of MGM Resorts International
Clock Hours: 1.0 | CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning
Location: Grand Ballrooms gb


MMD Events
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Connections Café cc is open!


CMP Preferred Provider ProgramWorkshops – Professional Development Sessions
Earn CIC Clock Hours

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Hotel Contracts Boot Camp – Hour 3 of 3 (3-Hour Course)  More Info
John S. Foster III, Esq., CHME, Attorney at Foster, Jensen & Gulley
Continuous Boot Camp: 3.0 CEs (1.0 CE per hour) | CMP-IS Domain B: Project Management, Sub-Skill 5.02
Session Location: Florida Ballroom I-III fb

Advanced Social Media for Meeting Planners—Without the Waste of Time  More Info
Patrick O’Malley, Leading Authority on Social Media
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing
Session Location: Florida Ballroom IV fb

The Lost Art of Customer Service More Info
JC York, Wise Guys InterACTive
Lori Harbin, Account Executive of Corporate Events Unlimited
Session Location: Florida Ballroom V fb

Healthcare Meetings 101  More Info
Susan Arts, Meetings & Incentives Worldwide
Clock Hours: 1.0 CE | CMP-HC Domain A: Planning
Session Location: Florida Ballroom VI fb

Best Practices
Session Location: Meeting Rooms 5 & 6 combined mr56


MMD Events
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere (In the World) – Cash Bar
Event Location: Connections Café cc


Friday Evening Special Event

7:00 pm

Silent Auction
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer  gb

Visit Tampa Bay and Marriott Tampa Watersidepresent…
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dinner & Dancing Event
Location: Grand Ballroom  gb

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