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Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA Education Conference Rebroadcast


July 15, 2015 3:00 PM UTC

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Each moment counts. Design accordingly.

Join us for some of the best sessions from 2015 Education Conference during the rebroadcast on July 15th. Register now for free.

Broadcast Schedule

10:00 am 11:00 am
Opening General Session - The Power of Environments - from Rooms to Relationships
Meeting & Experience Design
CEUs: 0.1 

On the first day of our events, we usually get a feel for what worked and what didn’t. But what if we knew in advance how people would react? What types of content make the most memorable experiences? Are open-space environments the key to creativity and learning? When putting events together, what elements make the most creative, highest functioning teams? Best known for Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina will cover the research behind how environments – both physical and social - impact creativity and learning. Later in the session, Adrian Segar, author of Conferences that Work, will interview Medina on how that research will help you get the results you want.

  • Discover how people learn and the research behind it
  • Analyze how environment and delivery effect your attendees
  • Examine the implications and determine how you should create experiences

For more on this topic, check out this Convene article.

John Medina, Development Molecular Biologist, Affliate Professor, University of Washington/Seattle Pacific University

Adrian Segar, Founder, Conferences That Work

11:15 am – 11:48 am (33 minutes)
Disruptive Technologies—Legal Insight You Need to Know Now
(1 hour, 56 minutes)  - presented as 1 session, 0.2 if you attend both sessions.

PCMA CEO Deborah Sexton, PCMA 2015 Chair Ray Kopcinski and PCMA legal counsel Paula Goedert lead a brief, but timely, discussion surrounding the legal implications of new live streaming technologies such as Periscope and Meerkat. If you’re unfamiliar with these new apps, you’ll learn more about them and what they mean to your events, as well as your speaker contracts.

Paula Cozzi-Goedert, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Ray Kopcinski CMP, Senior Director, Million Dollar Round Table
Deborah Sexton FASAE, President and CEO , Professional Convention Management Association

11:48 am – 1:01 pm
Protect Your Attendees from Cyber Theft and Attacks (1:23 minutes)
CEUs: 0.1

Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated and targeting events and conferences because of their centralized location and number of people who possess valuable information. At events, critical information is stored and transmitted on attendees’ computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Business and personal information, beyond mere credit card numbers, are the real prizes in cyber theft. Michael Robinson, Senior Cyber Threat Analyst and Professor, will share types of attacks that have occurred to help you understand how and what happened, as well as how to prevent them at your meeting.

For more on this topic, check out this Convene article.

  • Review real-life cyber attacks that have occurred in the meetings industry
  • Determine the gaps in planning made by victim organizations
  • Generate a prevention strategy you can use for your events

Michael Robinson CCE, Senior Cyber Threat Analyst & Professor, Stevenson University

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Transform Mind-Numbing Panels into Powerful Learning Experiences
Meeting & Experience Design
CEUs: 0.1

After the "traditional" panel presentation, most people shuffle out of their room with their eyes glazed over like zombies.  What if you had the power to showcase different perspectives on stage and turn attendees into participants?  Professional moderator and panel expert, Kristin Arnold, will reveal what makes an engaging, memorable panel and how you can incorporate her tried and true approach into your next session.

Watch this video before the session for some quick panel preparation tips from Kristin!

  • Distinguish what makes a boring versus memorable panel
  • Identify the right moderator who will make the conversation lively, information and relevant to the audience
  • Utilize proven techniques to create a valuable connection between the audience and panelists

Kristin Arnold MBA, CSP, CMC, CPF, President, Quality Process Consultants, Inc.

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