Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Greater Philadelphia: Education Day

Presented By Greater Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PCMA

Event Details:

Where: Hyatt Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
When: September 11, 2013 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time until September 11, 2013 7:30 PM Central Daylight Time

For more info or to register: https://www.regonline.com/EducDay

Adult Learning -- Designing Creative and Engaging Experiences

Welcome to your very own experimental meetings laboratory. This event will host three sessions focusing on creating and designing adult learning environments. Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President, Education & Engagement of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting will be presenting a morning and afternoon session. 

9:00am-10:30am - In Jeff's first session, "Space Matters," you will rotate through four participatory exercises and room sets experiencing firsthand exciting concepts in design, engagement, and innovation. Discover how design can be a barrier or a facilitator to the attendee experience. Move through education sessions that are expert-centric to participant-centric, and practice two behaviors that will help you become more innovative.
10:30am-11:30am - Melinda Kendall of Freeman and Tina C. Squillante, CMP, Director of Meetings, Exhibits & Special Events of Association Headquarters, Inc. will share first-hand experiences in designing dynamic education sessions. You will learn how to incorporate and encourage innovations in session format, presentation delivery, room layout, and the use of non-traditional spaces. A variety of case studies and best practices (and what not to do) will be covered.

Learner Outcomes from Melinda Kendall’s and Tina Squillante’s session:
1. Better set conference rooms to inspire speakers and engage attendees
2. Incorporate innovative session formats and help speakers to be more effective
3. Look for non-traditional spaces that will make learning more meaningful

1:00pm-2:30pm - Jeff's second session, "Creating Brain Friendly Conferences," will talk about how meeting designs can impact the attendee's brain; talking heads, passive listeners, audience engagement, active participation or something in between? What is the best way to provide education at conference and events? What format juices the brain?

Learner Outcomes from Jeff Hurt’s sessions:
1. Compare and contrast information, education, and learning in today's conferences
2. Discuss four brain-friendly strategies used in successful conference design
3. Explain the importance of effective attendee engagement tactics in today's conferences

Continental breakfast will be served from 8:00am-8:45am. Lunch will be served from 11:30am-1:00pm.

*If paying registration by check, please make it payable to GPPCMA and submit it to PO Box 517, Wynnewood, PA 19096 by September 6.
*Guest suppliers are limited to attendance at two chapter meetings before membership is required.
*Planner members can contact Erica Keagy, Chapter Administrator, at 610-220-1232 or at gppcma@comcast.net if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.
*Prepayment is required for all guests and students.

Special thanks to our sponsors and host!
Tourism Vancouver – Event Sponsor
PSAV – AM Speaker Sponsor
Travel Alberta – PM Speaker Sponsor
Hyatt at The Bellevue

Donations needed for Community Service Project
In celebration of GPPCMA Education Day, we’ll be hosting a children's book drive to stock the Book Bank at Greater Philadelphia Reads. The Book Bank recycles new and gently-used books directly into the hands of teachers for their classroom libraries. Because of budget cuts, funds for classroom libraries have been drastically reduced. The Book Bank, modeled on an actual book store but free of charge, makes these gently-used children's books available to Philadelphia teachers in public, private, charter, parochial and community schools. http://www.philareads.org

Event Type:  Chapter Event