Regional Education Program
April 20, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa

Sunrise Session: Industry Trends and MPI Global Update
Speaker: Brian Stevens, MPI International Board of Directors Chairman 2017 and Founding President and Chief Executive Officer, ConferenceDirect

This session is approved by the Convention Industry Council for 60 minutes of continuing education (CE) credit in CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning – Develop Sustainability Plan for Meeting or Event.

Keynote Presentation: Developing Your Personal Brand
Speaker: Kevin Iwamoto, GTP, GLP, Sr. Consultant, GoldSpring Consulting LLC

This session is approved by the Convention Industry Council for 60 minutes of continuing education (CE) credit in CMP-IS Domain J:Professionalism. 

Nothing but Networking
April 13, 2017, 5:30 p..m. – 8:00 p.m.

Campo di Bocce, Fremont

Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) 
March 9, 2017, 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moscone North, San Francisco 

Workshop Descriptions
Watch for yourself what ACE is all about!

Corks and Forks 
February 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Bespoke, San Francisco 

Education Workshop: We Can Make A Difference: Sharing Sustainable Best Practices in the Hospitality Industry 
Speakers: Laura Lyons, CEO, President, Global Gourmet Catering
Komal Ahmad, CEO of COPIA
Chris Benziger, Winemaker, Benziger Winery 

This session is approved by the Convention Industry Council for 60 minutes of continuing education (CE) credit in CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning 


Regional Education Program
January 24, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Waterfront Hotel, Oakland 

January 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Maxim Integrated, San Jose

 Keynote Presentation: Demand, Drones & Disruption: Driving Forces in Meetings & Events 
Speaker: Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Senior VP/Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International 

This session is approved by the Convention Industry Council for 60 minutes of continuing education (CE) credit in CMP-IS Domain A: Strategic Planning 


Professional Education Program
October 12, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco 

Workshop I: Event Technical Direction
Speaker: Troy Peters, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Video West, Inc. 

Workshop II: Meetology: Exploring the Fascinating Science Powering Interpersonal Communication
Speaker: Jonathan Bradshaw, CEO, The Meetology Lab 

Luncheon Program: The Power of the Presidential Inauguration
Speaker: Laura Schwartz, Former White House Director of Events, Professional Speaker, Author and Television Commentator, Laura Schwartz Live 


Professional Education Program

August 18, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Workshop I: I’m on LinkedIn…Now What?
Speaker: Melissa Washington, President/Founder, Melissa Washington Inc.

Workshop II: Get Your RFP Noticed – Part Two: Hoteliers and Planners’ Advice to Making Your RFP Standout and Get a Faster/Better Response

Luncheon Program: Ten Exciting Trends Impacting Your Business Right Now
Speaker: Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media


Professional Education Program
May 17, 2016, 8:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Nob Hill, San Francisco

Workshop I: Cutting-Edge Legal Issues in Today’s Meetings…And How to Solve Them
Speaker: Josh Grimes, Esq., Grimes Law Offices, LLC

Workshop II: Get Your RFP Noticed: Hoteliers and Vendor Suppliers’ Advice to Making Your RFP Standout and Get a Faster, Better Response!

Keynote Presentation: Getting “Rich” in a Non-Profit Career by Robbing Banks, Kidnapping and Other Magic Tricks
Speaker: Patricia Sulfita Wilson, CEO/Executive Director, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area


Corks & Forks with Education Workshop
March 10, 2016 3:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
City View at Metreon, San Francisco

Education Workshop: Food Waste Best Practices: Redirecting Resources to Those in Need
Speaker: Mary Risley, Director, Food Runners


 

Annual Conference & Expo (ACE)
February 10, 2016  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moscone West, San Francisco

Workshop Descriptions
Speaker Bios

Sunrise Campfire Session SC1: Beyond Time Management: How to Get Twice the Work Done in Half the Time Speaker: Ron Rosenberg

Sunrise Campfire Session SC2: CMP Recertification: Preserving Your Industry Designation Speakers: Elizabeth Cherson, CMP and Susan Piel, CMP

Workshop 103 (TECH): How Do They Do That?: Secret Tech Weapons For Meeting Professionals: Beth Ziesenis

Campfire Sessions A1: Nerds’ Choice: Tech Tools For Social Media Speaker: Beth Ziesenis

Workshop 202 (PRO): How to Create Outrageously Effective Marketing Materials Speaker: Ron Rosenberg


 

Professional Education Program
January 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Rohnert Park

Workshop I: Goal-Setting Doesn’t Work! Dare to be Different!
Speaker: Jan Spence, CEO, jan spence & associates

Workshop II: When Communication Meets Technology
Speaker: Jessica Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, President and Chief Connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC

Keynote Presentation: Climb Your Everest
Speaker: Jon Kedrowski, Ph.D., TV Consultant, Author, Speaker, Ski-Mountaineer, N.O.D. Enterprises


Professional Breakfast Program
October 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Genentech, South San Francisco
Presentation: The Value of Meetings & Green Efforts at Genentech
Speaker: Len Kanavy, Sr. Vice President, Commercial Business Operations, Genentech


Professional Education Program
August 19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Westin & Aloft San Francisco Airport, Millbrae

Workshop I: Creating a Culture of Dynamic Collaboration with Applied Improv
Speaker: Jeff Kramer, Owner, ComedySportz

Workshop II: Reclaim Your Life from the Altar of Busy: Busting the Myth of Work-Life Balance
Speaker: Tamara McCleary, Founder, RelationShift

Keynote Presentation: The Worth of a Man
Speaker: Dave Dravecky, Major League Baseball Pitching Great and Former San Francisco Giant


Professional Education Program
May 20, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Morning Workshop: Communicating With & Presenting To the C-Suite
Speaker: Rick Weaver, Chief Inspiration Officer, Armarion Solutions
Rick Weaver’s PowerPoint Presentation

Luncheon Presentation: IDEAFEST – Breakthrough Ideas for Events in 2015
Speaker: Richard Aaron, MFA, CMP, CSEP, President, BizBash


Professional Breakfast Program
April 14, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma

Breakfast Presentation: Meetings Mean Business
Speaker: Roger Rickard, Founder, Voices In Advocacy

Super Workshop: The Power of YOU – Using your Voice to Create Impactful and Sustainable Meetings & CSR Programs
Moderator: Roger Rickard, Founder, Voices In Advocacy
Panelists: Michael Collins, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Hospitality Management, University of San Francisco, and Edward Perotti, CMP, CMM, Sr. Director, Global Meetings, Events & Travel, VMware


Professional Education Program
March 18, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto

Workshop I: Hybrid Meetings and Risk Management: How a Hybrid Format Can Protect Your Meeting
Speaker: Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA, President, Meeting Change

Workshop II: Engage, Inspire, Energize…Enjoy!
Speaker: Richard Laible, Corporate Emcee, Presenter & Writer, Laible Productions, Inc.

Keynote Presentation: Shift Your Brilliance-How to Hack Your Meetings and Events
Speaker: Simon T. Bailey, Executive Advisor, Career Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Brilliance Institute, Inc.


Annual Conference & Expo (ACE)
February 19, 2015  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Moscone West, San Francisco

Workshop Descriptions 
Speaker Bios

Workshop 102: Point/Counterpoint: The Lawyers Debate Today’s Hottest Contract Issues (LEG) Speakers: Naomi Angel Esq. and Steven M. Rudner

Workshop 104: Creating Strategic Conversations While Shaping the Future of MPINCC Education Programs Content (PRO) Facilitators: Jeff Hurt and Carlee Duncan, CMP

Workshop 201: Global Healthcare Compliance: It’s a New Day and a New Way with Open Payments (PRO) Moderator: Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC
Panelists: Jenna Ford, Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM and Bonnie Weiss

Workshop 202: Marketing Your Meetings and Events with Social Media: It’s All Good…Or Is It? (LEG) Speaker: Naomi Angel Esq.

Workshop 205: How Meeting Professionals Can Use Tablets To Eliminate Paper At Events  (TEC) Speaker: Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES

Workshop 301: Revolutionizing the Annual Conference: Six Steps to Higher Revenues & Attendance (PRO) Speaker: Jeff Hurt

Workshop 303: The Top Technology Trends Transforming The Events and Tradeshow Industries and What It Means For You (TEC) Speakers: Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES and James Spellos


Professional Breakfast Program
January 20, 2015 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose

Breakfast Presentation: Power Negotiating: The Fastest Way to Make Money
Speaker: Julia Michelle Dawson, Vice President, Power Negotiating Institute 


Corks & Culinary Collaboration with Educational Program
November 4, 2014 3:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco

Educational Workshop: The H.U.N.G.E.R. Game
Speaker: Tracy Stuchrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, CFPM, Founder & Chief Connecting Officer, Thrive! Meetings & Events

CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1.0 CE hours in Domain G: Meeting or Event Design of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards. 


Professional Education Program
October 22, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Berkeley City Club, Berkeley

Workshop I: Advancing the Bandwidth Conversation
Speaker: MaryAnne Bobrow, CMP, CMM, CAE, CHE, President, Bobrow & Associates, Inc.

CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1.5 CE hours in Domain B: Project Management and Domain G: Meeting or Event Design of the CMP or CMP-HC standards.

Workshop II: Strategic Planning for Mobile Apps
Speaker: Midori Connolly, Chief AVGirl, AVGirl Productions

Contact Midori Connolly for further information here

CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1.5 CE hours in Domain A: Strategic Planning and Domain B: Project Management of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.

Lucheon Program: Creating Immersive Context: The Next Level of Experietial Events
Speaker: Marc Pomerleau, Director of Strategy, Freeman XP

CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1.0 CE hours in Domain A: Strategic Planning of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.


Professional Education Program
August 20, 2014  8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Hotel Kabuki San Francisco

Workshop I: Reengagement: The Key to Moving from Woe to Wow!
Speaker:  Ruth Ross, President, R Squared Resources
This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  Domain F: Stakeholder Management, Sub Skill 13.03

Workshop II: Hidden Behavioral Cues That Boost or Bust Credibility
Speaker:  Kare Anderson, Speaker, Say It Better Center
Resources from the speaker:
http://www.movingfrommetowe.com
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kareanderson/

Luncheon Presentation:  Activate Disney’s Approach to Selection, Training & Engagement
Speaker:  Leslie Bays Baker, Disney Institute Facilitator, Disney Institute
This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN E: Human Resources.


Recommended Reading List from Disney Institute:


Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (10th Anniversary Updated Edition), Disney Institute with Theodore Kinni, Foreword, by Tom Staggs, 2011

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull (Author), Amy Wallace (Author), April 8, 2014

Building A Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire, by Bob Thomas, July 8, 1998

Work in Progress, by Michael Eisner (Author), Tony Schwartz (Collaborator), September 16, 1998

Podcast/Interviews of chapter members at the Aug. 20, 2014 Professional Education Program at the Hotel Kabuki sponsored by IMEX America.  Hear from Geraldine Gatehouse, Owen Rundall, Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, and Gary Murakami, CTC, GTP, GLP, CMP about their IMEX America experiences.


Professional Education Program
May 21, 2014  8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square

Workshop I: Myths and Misperceptions Dispelled:  How CVBs Really Help You
Speaker:  Terri Roberts, Director of Training and Communications, Destination Marketing Association International.  For a recording of a similar session, here is a link to the webinar on Terri Roberts’ blog:

http://blog.empowermint.com/webinar-replay/myths-and-misperceptions-dispelled-how-cvbs-really-help-you

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN F: Stakeholder Management.

Workshop II: DORM (Directors of Revenue Management) Panel Discussion: Navigating in a Seller’s Market
Moderator:  John Reyes, CMP
Panelists:  Jason Beckham, Agata Berbeka, Michal Gordon, Nicole Halmer, CRME


Professional Breakfast Program
April 11, 2014  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Rohnert Park

Breakfast Keynote:  Zip! Tips: The Fastest Way to Get More Done
Speaker:  Dana Ogden, MS Ed, CCDV, Keynote Speaker and Trainer, GetControl.net

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN G: Meeting or Event Design.

Workshop I: Let the Sunshine In
Speaker:  Dana Marshall, CMP, CMM, Principal, Meetings Defined

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN C: Risk Management.

Workshop II: CMP Certification – Where to Start?
Speakers:  Melissa Biele, CMP, Director of Event Marketing, Couchbase and Eve Schmitt, MBA, CMP, CEM, Senior Global Manager, Sourcing and Sustainability for Meetings & Events, VMware, Inc.

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.


Professional Education Program (Joint program with ISES-NCC)
March 18, 2014  9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Regency Center, San Francisco

Chapter Orientation: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your MPI Membership
Facilitator:  Sally Sbisa, Senior Sales Manager, Dolce Hayes Mansion

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for .5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Sustainability Rendezvous:  Where Meeting and Event Professionals Gather to “GO GREEN”

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs) DOMAIN G: Meeting or Event Design.

Johanna Walsh, CMP’s Presentation

Kate Harrison’s Presentation


Annual Conference & Expo (ACE)
February 19, 2014  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Moscone West, San Francisco

Workshop Descriptions
Speaker Bios

Workshop 101: DIVERT!  The Game Powered by GMIC (CSR)
Speakers:  Molly Walsh, CMP and Laura Bell Way, CMP

Workshop 102: Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Meeting Planners and Suppliers (LEG)
Speaker: Naomi Angel, Esq.

Workshop 202: Meetings and the Movies: A Legal View (LEG)
Speaker:  Joshua Grimes, Esq.

Workshop 304: Menu Impossible: Special Dietary Needs (MES)
Speaker:  Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC


Professional Breakfast Program
January 21, 2014  8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose

Keynote Presentation:  Moving Forward: Making 2014 Your Best Year Yet
Speaker: Jean Steel, President, Happy People Win

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Workshop I: The Leadership Challenge
Speaker: Mary O’Neill, MA, MFT, Speaker, Trainer & Consultant, Mary O’Neill & Associates
Session Handout

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Workshop II: Learning to Run Wild: Achieving Work/Life Balance
Speaker: Jean Steel, President, Happy People Win

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.


Professional Education Program – Evening
November 13, 2013 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Chapter Orientation: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your MPI Membership
Facilitator:  Lorraine Salceda, Event Manager, Cavallo Point

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for .5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Keynote Presentation:  Experience the Thrill of Networking Success
Speaker: Kim Miller-Hershon, Chief Empowerment Officer, Kim Miller-Hershon Coaching & Consulting.  Networking Tips from Kim Miller-Herson

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs). DOMAIN I: Marketing, DOMAIN J: Professionalism.


Professional Education Program
October 23, 2013  9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SportsHouse, Redwood City

Bonus Morning Workshop: CMP Certification – Where to Start?
Speaker:  Melissa Biele, CMP, Sr. Global Event Marketing Manager, Vendavo, MPINCC CMP/CMM Committee Co-Chair

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Chapter Orientation: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your MPI Membership
Facilitator:  Lorraine Salceda, Event Manager, Cavallo Point

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for .5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Keynote Presentation:  Celebrate! Innovative Lessons Learned in Connecting with your Customers
Speaker: Scott Friedman, CSP, Chief Celebration Officer, Scott Friedman & Associates

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hour of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN E: Human Resources, DOMAIN I: Marketing, DOMAIN J: Professionalism.


Professional Education Program
September 13, 2013  10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Grand Hyatt San Francisco

Chapter Orientation: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your MPI Membership
Facilitator:  Lorraine Salceda, Event Manager, Cavallo Point

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for .5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Keynote Presentation:  “Super” Events in the Bay Area

Moderator: John Reyes, CMP, Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Convention Sales and Services, San Francisco Travel Association

Panelists:

  • Danielle DeLancey, Chief of Staff, Super Bowl L Host Committee
  • Sara Hunt, Vice President, Giants Enterprises, AT&T Park
  • David W. Shaw, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Gordon Thompson, DMCP, CMP, President & CEO, Cappa & Graham, a DMC Network Company

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1.0 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.


Professional Education Program
August 21, 2013  8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland

Morning Workshops:

Workshop I: Is There a Difference Between a Great Manager & a Great Leader?
Speaker: Rick Weaver, Chief Inspiration Officer, Armarion Solutions

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Workshop II:  CMP Recertification: What You Need to Know
Speaker: Inga Stephenson, CMP, Conference Sales Manager, Dolce Hayes Mansion and Conference Center

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Chapter Orientation: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your MPI Membership
Facilitator:  Sally Sbisa, Director of Sales, Pacifica Hotel Company

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for .5 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN J: Professionalism.

Keynote Presentation:

How to Create Evangelical Customers
Speaker: Chip Conley, Founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre

This session is verified by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) for 1 hours of Continuing Education Clock Hours (CEs).  DOMAIN B – Project Management and DOMAIN H – Site Management.

Professional Education Program
May 15, 2013  8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco

Morning Workshops:
Workshop I:  Return on Action:  Managing What You Measure with Emerging Technology
David Schenberg, Founder, BusyEvent Mobile

Workshop II:  Generations Today:  New Rules, New Tools
Karen McCullough, Principal, Karen McCullough & Co.

Keynote Presentation: The Art of Engagement
Greg Fuson, Principal, Artful Engagement
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, By Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, April 8, 2014

Building a Company: Roy O. Disney and the Creation of an Entertainment Empire, By Bob Thomas, July 8, 1998

Work in Progress, By Michael Eisner (Author) and Tony Schwartz (Collaborator), September 16, 1998


Professional Breakfast Program
April 9, 2013  7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa

Keynote Presentation:  Career Management 2.0: Building A Long-Term Career Strategy
Dawn Rasmussen, CMP
Chief Resume Writer, Pathfinder Writing and Career Services


 

Professional Education Program
March 20, 2013  8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, Emeryville

Morning Workshops:
Meetings and Events Industry Trends: 2013 & Beyond
Olivia Brooks, Director of Global Business Development, American Express Global Meetings and Events

Pin it, Tweet it, Link it: Social Media Tips for the Event Professional
Jacqi Almond, Marketing Coordinator, Auberge Resorts – Solage Calistoga and Darci Motta, CMP, CITE, Sr. Conference Manager, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange

Keynote Presentation:  Around the World in 60 Minutes
Agnès Canonica, CMP, CMM, General Manager, North America & LatAm, MD Events


Annual Conference & Expo 2013
Feb. 21, 2013 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Moscone West, San Francisco

Workshop Descriptions

Speaker Bios

Naomi Angel, Esq. Handout:
Risk Management in Uncertain Times

Joshua Grimes, Esq. Handout:
Meetings on Your Terms


Professional Breakfast Program
January 8, 2013  8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

San Jose Civic, San Jose

Keynote Presentation:  Communication in the Workplace: You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression!
Maria Murnane, Best-selling Author

Workshop I:  Users Conferences: Trends, Best Practices and Case Studies
Melissa Biele, CMP; Sr. Global Event Marketing Manager, Vendavo; Kimberly Coleman, CMP, Event Manager, Cutera; Mark McMinn, CMP, CTA, Director of Sales, Team San Jose; Danalynne Wheeler, Marketing Manager, enStratus

Workshop II: Using Competitive Analytics to Leverage Your Buying Power
Robert Wilson, President, Meeting Evolution


Professional Education Program
November 14, 2012  10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel – SFO, South San Francisco

Bonus Workshop:  CMP Certification – Where to Start?
Inga Stephenson, CMP and Melissa Tarpley, CMP

Keynote/Panel Presentation: Planning a City-Wide Event
John Reyes, CMP, Jeanne Doyle, Leslie Milloy, Melissa Powers, Charles Schuler


Professional Education Program
October 17, 2012  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Aquarium of the Bay & Hard Rock Cafe, San Francisco

Keynote:  Say it with Wine: Making a Unique Impression
Elaine Marshall, ACWP, Principal, Marshall Wine Company


Professional Breakfast Program
September 11, 2012  7:30 – 9:30 a.m
.
Omni San Francisco Hotel, San Francisco

Keynote:  How to Market in the 21st Century
John Hope-Johnstone, CTC, Chief Strategist, HPR Internet Marketing Agency


Professional Education Program
August 29, 2012  8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Workshop I:  Green Meetings: Three Candid Case Studies
Green Meetings:  Three Candid Case Studies
Kathleen Hennesey; Jo Licata; Julie Lindsey; Eve Schmitt, CMP, MBA, CEM; Lucy Giovando Watts, CMP, CMM

Tips for Venues & Planners – Julie Lindsey

Environmental Addendum – Eve Schmitt, CMP, MBA, CEM

Workshop II: CMP Recertification/CMM Certification: What you Need to Know
CMP Recertification Information – Melissa Tarpley, CMP

CMM Certification Information – Inga Stephenson, CMP

Keynote Presentation:  The World According to Steve Wozniak: Everything You Wanted to Know From “Woz”
Speaker:  Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc., Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and author of iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon
Moderator:  Chad Ammon, Account Manager, Creative Group, Inc.


Professional Education Program
May 23, 2012  8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
.
San Mateo Marriott SFO

Ethics in our IndustryTM – We Won’t Judge But Your Employer/Client Might
Joan Eisenstodt, Principal, Eisenstodt Assoc., LLC

Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology. Deliver MAGICal Results.
Lenn Millbower, BM, MA, President, Offbeat Training LLC, Former Disney Training Leader

Luncheon Panel: MPINCC Past Presidents Speak Their Mind
Panelists:
Cindy Ramesh, CMP, Director of Sales, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Robin Reuben, CMP, Manager, Event Marketing, McKesson Corporation
Terrie Rickard, Managing Partner, Revent LLC
Laurie Sharp, CMP, Director, Major Events, Corporate Positioning and MarCom, Brocade
Thom Ward, President, Dining Connections
Facilitator:
Joan L. Eisenstodt, Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, Facilitator & Trainer, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC


Professional Breakfast Program
April 17, 2012  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
.
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa, Santa Rosa

How to Create Presentations That Don’t Suck (and Help Others Do the Same)
Erica St. Angel, VP Marketing, Sonic Foundry

Snapshot of 2012 Global Meetings Trends
2012 Meetings Forecast
Olivia Brooks, Director of Global Business Development, American Express Global Meetings & Events/Maxvantage


Annual Conference & Expo 2012
February 16, 2012  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
.
Moscone West, San Francisco

Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup of Sustainability Standards:  ISO, APEX/ASTM, GRI- What are these standards and how do they apply to business?
Sue Tinnish, PhD, Principal, Seal, Inc. 

Are You Ready to Become a CMP?
Donna Chadwell, CMP, Independent Planner and Inga Stephenson, CMP, Dolce Hayes Mansion

Workshop Descriptions


Professional Breakfast Program
January 24, 2012  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
.
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

Keynote Presentation:  Using Social Media to Build Communities, Your Brand & Your Business – Jenise Fryatt, Owner, Eventprov

Marketing Your Meetings and Events with Social Media: It’s All Legal…Or Is It?
Presenter:  Nathan J. Breen, Esq., Partner, Howe & Hutton, LTD


Professional Education Program (Evening) – Joint Program with MPINCC and ISES-NCC
November 15, 2011 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m
.
Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco

The Big Bang: How to Create and Produce Events with Impact


Professional Education Program
October 19, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
.
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco

Keynote Presentation:  Strategic Negotiation: Business Negotiation, Redefined– Brian Dietmeyer, President and CEO, Think! Inc.


Professional Breakfast Program
September 13, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco

General Session: Communicating When Strangling Isn’t an Option! – Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP, High Impact Presentations

Workshop I: Signs of the Times: Meetings, Destination Marketing and Travel Trends – Marta Hayden, CMP and Kevin Iwamoto, GLP, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, StarCite, Inc.


Professional Education Program
August 17, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
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Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

Workshop I: Virtual Meetings – The Scope, Range and Options for Event Planners – Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS, Corbin Ball Associates

Workshop II: Food & Beverage Trends in the New Economy – David Hollands, Executive Chef, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Workshop III: CMP Recertification Process and CMM Information – Donna Chadwell, CMP, Independent Meeting & Event Professional, and Inga Stephenson, CMP, Conference Sales Manager, Dolce Hayes Mansion Hotel and Conference Center

Kenote: How iPads, Tablets & Smartphones are Transforming Events – Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, MS, Corbin Ball Associates


Professional Education Program
May 19, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
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Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square

Workshop I: Risk Management in Today’s Unpredictable World
Rick Jacob, CLSD
Naomi Angel, Esq.

Workshop II: Harness the Power of the Data in the U.S. Economic Impact Study – Brad Shanklin, MPI’s Director Chapter Business Services

Keynote:  Emergency Management in SF: Creating Resilient Communities – Jim Turner, Private Sector Liaison, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management


Professional Education Program
March 17, 2011 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
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Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Food and Wine Harmony – Emily Wines, Master Sommelier


MPINCC Annual Conference & Expo 2011
February 10, 2011 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Moscone West, San Francisco
Workshop Descriptions

Speaker Biographies

Barbara Dunn, Esq. Handouts:
The Concession Stand Is Open!
Attrition – How to Avoid It, How to Negotiate It, How to Use It to Your Advantage

Joshua Grimes, Esq. Handouts:
Contracts 2.0: Essential Meeting Contract Clauses For 2011 & Beyond

Karin Milliman, CMM, Session Notes
Senior Planner Solution Room


Professional Breakfast Program
January 19, 2011 8:00 – 9:30 a.m
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Vintners Inn

Speed Collaborating: Ready, Set, Collaborate! – David Kliman, CMP, CMM, President of The Kliman Group, a communication and market research consulting firm based in Sausalito, CA.

Open Space Brainstorming Summary


CMP Winter Refresher
December 4, 2010 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Inn Marin, Novato, CA

The MPINCC CMP Winter Refresher will provide the best test taking tips, relaxation techniques, and last minute hints for CMP test success.  This open-floor, interactive session will focus on areas of concern posed by previous CMP exam takers.  The study materials for this session are the recommended reference reading: 8th Edition Convention Industry Council (CIC) Manual, 1st Edition CIC International Manual, 5th Edition Professional Meeting Management and the CIC’s APEX Glossary.

Speakers: Diane Balzer-Herzstein, CMP, Donna Chadwell, CMP, Ruthie Keidel, CMP


Professional Breakfast Program
November 9, 2010 8:00 – 9:30 a.m
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Jocky Club at San Mateo County Event Center

Safe & Secure: Real-Life Solutions for Corporate, Association & Venue Planners from Real-World Experts

Panelists: Raffy Khorozian, Event Security Supervisor, Genentech; Ginny Maloney, President, Maloney Security; Dana Stoehr, Assistant General Manager, San Mateo Event Center

Linda Maloney Handouts: Maloney Security Forms
Dana Stoehr Handouts: Managing for Life Safety5-Steps of Crisis ManagementCrowds and Stress


Professional Education Program
October 27, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
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San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Road Warrior Meeting Planning:  A hotelier’s guide to assumptions & anarchy loitering in the mind of a 3rd-party planner – Dirk Smith, President, Sports Destination Network, Inc.

Using Content Based Marketing to Grow your Business – Mark Ley, Partner, ThinkCore Media

Corporate Circle of Excellence (CCOE) – Facilitator:  Ruthie Keidel, CMP, V.P, Operations & Events Manager, Wells Fargo SIG

It’s Time to Become a CMP: Introducing MPINCC’s CMP U – Diane Balzer Herzstein, CMP, Diane & Company

Keynote Lunch:  State of the Meetings Industry
Panelists:  Deborah Sexton, President & CEO, PCMA; Diane Driscoll, Regional Sales Director, Extended Stay Hotels; Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM, Sr. Global Meetings & Events Manager, Global Meetings & Event Management, Cisco Systems, Inc.


Professional Education Program
September 22, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
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Hilton San Francisco Airport

Social Media Victories – Real Businesses, Real Campaigns, Real Results – Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Author & Speaker

Career Confidence with Business Casual Style
How to be Influential by Dressing Powerfully for Every Business Occasion – Marion Gellatly, AICI, CIM, President, Powerful Presence

Your Image is Your Competetive Advantage – Marion Gellatly, AICI, CIM, President, Powerful Presence

Head to Toe Travel Outfit Chart
Fashion and Image Quiz


Professional Breakfast Program
September 14, 2010 7:30 – 9:30 a.m
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Jillian’s @ Metreon

Re-connecting Business: Your Value in the Meetings Industry – Roger Rickard, Revent LLC


Professional Education Program
August 26, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
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InterContinential Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Build a Better You! – Rebecca Martin, CEO and Founder, dear jane Inc.
Build a Better You Exercises
Using Social Media to Maximize Your Brand Online!

You Say More Than You Think: How to Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want – Janine Driver, Founder, President & Lead Instructor, The Body Language Institute

Janine recorded a special message for MPINCC.  Watch it here.

The New Executive Presence: 6 Surefire Success Secrets to Explode Your Confidence, Get You Noticed and Make You the Total Leader – Janine Driver, Founder, President & Lead Instructor, The Body Language Institute


Professional Education Program
May 26, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
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Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Workshop: Got Help? The Intern Solution– Robyn Mietkiewicz, CMP, Senior Manager, Accounts & Global Meeting Management Services, Meeting Sites Resource

Workshop: CSR Measurement and Standards– Laurel Coote, CMM, President & Founder, Pick My Brain Consulting, LLC

Keynote: Moving from “Survive” to “Thrive”: Learning from the Past to Improve Your Future – Chip Conley, Founder & CEO, Joie de Vivre


Professional Breakfast Program
April 13, 2010 7:30 – 9:30 a.m
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Julia Morgan Ballroom

What do Meeting Planners, Travel Managers and Suppliers all have in common?
A Bottom Line.

Panelists:
Susan Dupart, Industry Consultant
Marcia Saurman, Director of Global Travel, Cadence Design Systems
Dorian Stonie, Manager Global Travel & Meetings, Salesforce.com

Moderator:
Joel Costa, CMP, Marriott International, Inc.


Professional Education Program
March 24, 2010 4:00 – 8:00 p.m
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Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Workshop I:  Building a Successful Partnership with Your Audiovisual Vendor– Steve Mirsky, Senior Vice President, Freeman Audio Visual

Workshop II:  Ordinary to Extraordinary: Wine and Food Pairing Secrets from a Master Sommelier – Emily Wines, Master Sommelier and Director of Wines, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants


Professional Breakfast Program
February 9, 2010 7:30 – 9:30 a.m
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Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco

Ten Tips for Telling a Terrific (Corporate) Story – David Gray, Director, Strategic Communications, Encore Productions & Tom Parker, Creative Director/Writer, Encore Productions


MPINCC 22nd Annual Conference & Expo
January 21, 2010 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
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Moscone West, San Francisco

8:30 – 9:30 Sessions
Connect the Dots to the Industry’s Future – Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC
Is Marketing Dead?–Leadership, Influence and Branding in the Social Media Era – Patrick Schwerdtfeger
Making Your Brand Stick in Social Media – Bruce Turkel, TURKEL
Socializing the Sale: How to Never Cold-Call Again – Adam Metz, Metz Consulting
Tactics for Good: Raising the Bar on the Green Movement
Overview: Forces Driving Corporate Social Responsibility – David Hopkins & Wilford Welch

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Sessions
What Does Our Future Look Like? – Holly Duckworth, CMP, Meeting Professionals International 
Hotel Contracts Boot Camp Part 1 – John Foster, Esq., CHME, Foster, Jensen & Gulley, LLC
Relationship Economics – The Art and Science of Relationships – David Nour, Author, Relationship Economics l ConnectAbilily
Dance on a Volcano: How to Drive Millions in Revenue from the Social Web – Adam Metz, Metz Consulting
How to Maximize Your Trade Show Spend – Guy Nahmiach, Event Management Professionals
Tactics for Good: Raising the Bar on the Green Meeting Movement
Implementation: Case Studies of Corporation Increasing ROI through CSR – David Hopkins & Wilford Welch

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session

Meeting Planning 101

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sessions

State of the Industry – Tom Callahan, PFK Consulting & Dan Goldes, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hotel Contracts Boot Camp Part II – John Foster, Esq., CHME, Foster, Jensen & Gulley, LLC
Building Brand Value – Bruce Turkel, TURKEL
Listen Louder – The Power & Promise of Social Networking @ Work – David Nour, Author, Relationship Economics l ConnectAbilily
Mining for Virtual Gold – Lisa Barham, President Hotel Resources
Tactics for Good: Raising The Bar On the Green Movement 
Measurement: Success in CSR – Measuring the Triple Bottom Line – David Hopkins & Wilford Welch

 

Workshop Descriptions