Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

May 22 2013

See What the Panelists Say About the June 5 Educational Program

GMC Program Committee

Meeting Architecture: Does Your Organization’s Meeting Have the Infrastructure to Meet the Needs of Your Stakeholders

As competition continually increases for organizations to capture attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors, many organizations are taking a deeper look at the structure of their meetings and conventions and determining ways to prove value to their stakeholders. Organizations are taking a strategic approach towards their meetings, and are evaluating and implementing new strategies to better engage their attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. They are establishing a return on their stakeholders’ time and money. 

As planners, you may be familiar with the latest buzz words, such as personalizing the attendee experience, next generation learning, gamification, experiential design, event co-creation, etc. Planners and experts will share their experience and tips on how to navigate these trends and make changes that could result in enhancing the meeting experience for your attendees. Learn how to evaluate and strategize from experts, to increase the success of your organization’s meetings and conventions.

Moderated by: Teri E. Jordan, CMP, CAE, Vice President, Member Programs, Association Forum of Chicagoland

Panelists include:
John Folks, Founder and President,
Minding Your Business, a Strategic Agency

Gary Vlk
, Executive Vice President and Principal,
One Smooth Stone, Inc.
"This session is a great way to re-fresh and re-imagine your approach to what your events look like in the future."

Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE, President & CEO,
The Learning Studio, Inc.
“I look forward to bringing thoughts to the group on improving event and annual meeting design through new ideas in how to best program education for an organization's changing needs.  I look forward to the exchange between the panelists and the attendees!”


Sue Hohenhaus, LPD, RN, CEN, FAEN, Executive Director, Emergency Nurses Association
“The voice of the meeting practitioner is critical to strategic planning for any organization that offers educational programming and experiences.  Together we create a synergistic approach to education, logistics and negotiations.  This voice was important when ENA made the decision to combine two important educational conferences, beginning in 2015.  Learn to partner with your C-Suite to make the changes needed to move your organization forward.”

The GMC PCMA June Education Program and Webcast will be held Wednesday, June 5th, starting with breakfast at 7:30am, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont.  To register to attend in person or for more information, click here

Interested in joining the web cast?  Click here to RSVP.

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