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Webinar: Let’s Get Hybrid! How to Create Successful Events In a Post-Pandemic World

March 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm CDT


We’re all gearing up for Hybrid Events. This expert panel will bring multiple perspectives to the table about how to define hybrid events, ways to create exceptional experiences for all your audiences, and what’s needed to define and implement a successful hybrid strategy.

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Speaker: Joe Felperin

I have over 20 years of experience in the Meetings and Tradeshow Industry.  My background in the Meetings Industry is very diverse. I’ve worked for Exhibit Houses (Access TCA & Explus), Trade Show Management Company (E.J. Krause), Trade Show Online Community Technology (BDMetrics), the Audio Visual Leader (PSAV) and have run my own consulting business called Joseph Marketing Solutions. As CadmiumCD’s Director of Business Development, my main responsibility is to grow our company’s client base, channel partnerships and industry relations.

On a personal side, I’m a proud father of two children, Matt and Hannah.  I also have a huge passion for sports. I’m a basketball referee & softball umpire.  In addition, you’ll often find me playing softball and golf. I love to have fun, and my favorite color is blue to match my eyes.

Speaker: Lisa Block
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Lisa is a champion of change, an agent who helps amplify an organization’s mission and brand through purposeful live events. Her not-so-invisible powers lean toward ideation and prioritization of the event experiences that will move the business needle most. Her special-sauce ingredients can be attributed to her experience with the largest human resources association in the world, which ensures that the conference participants are at the center of all decisions.

Speaker: Tyra Dyson, CMP, DES 
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Tyra Dyson, CMP, DES is a native Washingtonian, with over 20 years of experience in the events & hospitality industry; she is currently the Manager of Event Logistics at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC). Tyra recently earned her Digital Events Specialist (DES) designation and has held her Certified Meetings Professional (CMP) designation since 2009. She is an active member of several trade associations including PCMA, ASAE, & SPIN. With a passion for mentoring, she serves on the PCMA Capital Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Committee mentoring hospitality students and event professionals within their first five years in the industry. As a self-proclaimed “Networking Guru”, her colleagues call her one of the “MUST-KNOW” people in the hospitality industry, because of her strong alliances with suppliers, planners, and vendors alike.

Speaker: Deborah Stokes, CMP, CEM
Conference Managers

Deborah Stokes, CMP, CEM: Is President & Managing Partner at Conference Managers, an event management firm that was founded in 1989. With over 20 experienced planners, the company’s vision is to connect people through meaningful experiences. Deborah has over 20 years of industry experience and is excited to lend her expertise in tradeshow and event production, fundraising and vendor management to the support the organization’s overall mission and direction and continue to deliver successful and innovative events for their clients.

Meghan Gowen

Meghan is an Upstate New York native who graduated from James Madison University. Starting with the company in 2007, Meghan has evolved to be a leader at CommPartners, directing our client development efforts. She enjoys strategizing with clients and exploring new avenues of delivering their online education. Her background working as an Event Producer and Client Development Representative has prepared her well for this position. Meghan feels fortunate to work for a company that provides outstanding service. Outside of the office, Meghan can be found chasing her two kids and catching up with friends and family.


March 16, 2021
2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
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