Fort Worth CVB Breakfast
(By invitation only)
7:00AM - 8:00AM

7:00AM - 8:00AM

Fort Worth CVB Breakfast
in Rooms 107-110
(By invitation only)

Sponsored by:
Fort Worth

Professional Photography Headshots
7:00AM - 8:15AM

7:00AM - 8:15AM

Professional Photography Headshots
Indiana Convention Center - Experiential Village

Sponsored by:
Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

Registration Desk & Information Booth Open
7:30AM - 5:30PM

7:30AM - 5:30PM

Registration Desk & Information Booth Open

Crossroads Lobby

Paws for a Break
ALL DAY

ALL DAY

Paws for a Break

Located in Social Village

Sponsored by:
Visit Norfolk

Hosted Buyer Program
(By invitation only)
8:00AM - 10:05AM

8:00AM - 10:05AM

Hosted Buyer Program
(By invitation only)

Indiana Convention Center Hall G

Coaches Corner Day 1
8:00AM - 5:30PM

8:00AM - 5:30PM

Coaches Corner Day 1

Indiana Convention Center -  Innovation Village

Tech Showcase
(By invitation only)
8:30AM - 10:00AM

 

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Tech Showcase
(By invitation only)

Indiana Convention Center - Room 106

Education Sessions
8:30AM - 10:00AM

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Education Sessions

6/3/2018 8:00:00 AM
Coaches Corner Day 1
Events
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV ()

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
Understanding and Managing Sexual Harassment: Chapter Leader Only Session
Education Programs
Leadership Village (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain E: Human Resources
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 5: Leadership

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
The Social in Social Media: Event Tribalization
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain I: Marketing
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 9: Marketing, PR & Communications

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
Where You Meet Matters: How to Strategically Pick Your Next Meeting Location
Education Programs
JW Marriott (Room 103-104)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 4: Programs, Products, and Services

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
The Rise of Conversational Presenting
Education Programs
JW Marriott (White River E)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 4: Programs, Products, and Services

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
Your Virtual Staff: Building a Team with the Best Tech Tools
Education Programs
JW Marriott (White River C-D)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 6: Administration

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
Ethical Challenges for Meeting Professionals
Education Programs
JW Marriott (White River I-J)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain E: Human Resources
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 3: Membership Development

6/3/2018 8:30:00 AM
Moving up as a Senior Leader: How to Reach (Even) Higher Levels
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain E: Human Resource
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 5: Leadership

6/3/2018 9:30:00 AM
Site Selection and Security [AT JW MARRIOTT]
Education Programs
JW Marriott (White River G-H)

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain C: Risk Management
CAE Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain 4: Programs, Products, Services
Future Leader Forum Welcome
8:30AM - 10:00AM

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Future Leader Forum Welcome

JW Marriott White River AB

 
Opening Pep Rally
10:30AM - 11:15AM

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Indiana Convention Center Exhibit Hall D-E

Opening Pep Rally (INSPIRATION): Revolt against routine and create memorable experiences

"Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences" is the continued theme of this event; People gain experience when they have one. WEC18 in Indy is a completely redesigned education and engagement program unlike anything we've done before. In an entirely new design setting, WEC18 will ignite new ideas and connect you with the people you need to meet. With this new format, MPI is taking risks so you don’t have to.

PUT A LITTLE PEP IN YOUR STEP
We'll start and end each day together with all-new WEC Pep Rallies. Each morning and afternoon, we’ll get you pumped up with activities and inspiration. They'll kick-start your day of education and re-energize you for the evening!

Dustin Garis will challenge you on day 1 (our day of Inspiration) to revolt against the routine and start creating memorable experiences. Re-invent yourself, be anti-establishment, and start rewriting the rules instead of adhering to them. Start designing experiences that capture people’s senses and help you win back their attention.

It is what people want… Stop planning meetings. Start designing experiences!

Revolt against routine and create memorable experiences
- Dustin Garis

Dustin Garis is presented by:

Welcome to the Experience Economy. As the Chinese proverb states, "Hearing something a thousand times is less impactful than experiencing it once." Why then do we spend the bulk of our focus on brand messages instead of brand experiences? There’s a shift taking place -- leadership brands (from Coke to Mr. Clean) have stopped talking about their brand, to now focus on experiences that get people to live their brand. This represents the single largest white-space opportunity for brands to grow: real life. Taking your brand off the shelf and out of media, to authentically enrich people’s life experiences, generates the highest level of loyalty, advocacy, and sales (with a game-changing 95% lift).

Join Dustin to learn how to:
1. Live your brand -- Create a brand experience that makes a profound impact in people's lives.

2. Be a troublemaker -- Make change to uncover the next breakthrough innovation.

3. Revolt against routine -- Craft engagements that are memorable (and shareable) for years to come.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Live your brand -- Create a brand experience that makes a profound impact in people's lives.
  2. Be a troublemaker -- Make change to uncover the next breakthrough innovation
  3. Revolt against routine -- Craft engagements that are memorable (and shareable) for years to come.

Tech Zone
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

Tech Zone

Indiana Convention Center - Innovation Village

Chapter Leader Lounge
Reserved for MPI Chapter Leaders
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

Chapter Leader Lounge (Reserved for MPI Chapter Leaders)

Indiana Convention Center - Leadership Village

CSR at WEC: Paint Fest
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

CSR at WEC: Paint Fest

Indiana Convention Center - Experiential Village

CSR at WEC: Dress For Success
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

CSR at WEC: Dress For Success

Indiana Convention Center - Innovation Village

CSR at WEC: Teachers' Treasures
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

CSR at WEC: Teachers' Treasures

Indiana Convention Center - Social Village

CSR at WEC: Julian Center
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

CSR at WEC: Julian Center

Indiana Convention Center - Leadership Village

Omaha Zen Zone
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

Omaha Zen Zone

Indiana Convention Center - Social Village

TMP Chill Lounge
(Reserved for MPI Sponsors)
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

TMP Chill Lounge (Reserved for MPI Sponsors)

Indiana Convention Center - Social Village

Charging Stations
11:15AM - 4:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

Charging Stations

Indiana Convention Center - Innovation Village & Leadership Village

Professional Photography Headshots
11:30AM - 12:30PM

7:00AM - 8:15AM

Professional Photography Headshots
Indiana Convention Center - Innovation Village

Sponsored by:
Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

Education Sessions
11:30AM - 12:30PM

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Education Sessions


6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Recruiting, Retaining, and Leading Volunteers
Education Programs
Leadership Village (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 2: Governance and Structure

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Meet the Taste Makers
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Blink and They're Gone: How to Keep (or Win Back) Customers
Education Programs
Social Village (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 1: Strategic Management

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Your Virtual Staff: Building a Team with the Best Tech Tools
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 6: Administration

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Teams on Fire! Leadership Strategies for Today’s MPI Board of Directors
Education Programs
Leadership Village (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain F: Stakeholder Management
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 3: Membership Development

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Latest Trends in Conference Food & Beverage
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 4: Programs, Products, and Services

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Become a Conference Wellness Superstar
Education Programs
Social Village (Zen Zone)

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Want to Design #WEC22? - Join team Event Design Collective in crafting a future WEC for MPI - Exclusive Event Design Sprints for 15 pax
Education Programs
Show Office C ()

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 4: Programs, Products, Services

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Festivals that are Influencing Corporate Meetings and Events
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 4: Programs, Products, Services

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
“Ludensvilla:” “Building” Transformative Experiences Part 1 (pre-registration required)
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 4: Programs, Products, & Services

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
MIT Integrated Learning Initiative – Science of Learning Research Project
Education Programs
Leadership Village

CMP Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
A Master’s Degree in Meeting and Event Management, Oh my!
Education Programs
MPI Central ()

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
The 8 Debate: Identifying Solutions to Buyer + Seller Relationship Challenges
Education Programs
Social Village (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road
Education Programs
Social Village (Zen Zone)

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 11:30:00 AM
Become a Network Ninja
Education Programs
MPI Central ()

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: .5 ours Domain 4: Programs, Products, and Services

6/3/2018 12:00:00 PM
Navigating Public Accommodation Laws
Education Programs
Social Village (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain C: Risk Management
CAE Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain 6: Public Administration

6/3/2018 12:00:00 PM
Do MPI US Chapters Have to File and Pay Taxes?
Education Programs
Leadership Village (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain D: Financial Management

6/3/2018 12:00:00 PM
Part 1 of 3 - Give your Meetings and Events a Shortcut to Success with the Meeting Design Concept: Meetovation
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain 4: Programs, Products, Services
Lunch / Networking
12:30PM - 2:00PM

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Lunch / Networking

Georgia Street Food Truck Experience

Georgia Street

Education Sessions
2:15PM - 3:45PM

2:15PM - 3:45PM

Education Sessions


6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Building Teams Around Value
Education Programs
Leadership Village (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain E: Human Resources
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 2: Governance and Structure

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Ethical Challenges for Meeting Professionals
Education Programs
Leadership Village (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain E: Human Resources
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 3: Membership Development

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Meet the Taste Makers
Education Programs
Social Village (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Crisis Communications: The Most Important Tweets
Education Programs
Social Village (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain I: Marketing
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 9: Marketing, PR & Communications

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
8 Simple Techniques To Grow Your Business With Video Marketing for Planners and Suppliers
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain I: Marketing
CAE Clock Hours: 1 Hour Domain 9: Marketing, PR, & Communications

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Woke Women: Finding Success in the Business of Meetings
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Assembly)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain E: Human Resources
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 5: Leadership

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
How DO They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Professionals
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 6: Administration

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Design WOW Experiences with Hilton’s Meet with Purpose Program
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Workshop)

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 4: Programs, Products & Services

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
MPI Safety & Security Best Practices
Education Programs
MPI Central ()

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Focus Group: A Master’s Degree in Meeting and Event Management
Education Programs
MPI Central ()

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Want to Design #WEC22? - Join team Event Design Collective in crafting a future WEC for MPI - Exclusive Event Design Sprints for 15 pax
Education Programs
Show Office C ()

CMP Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain A: Strategic Planning
CAE Clock Hours: 1.5 Hours Domain 4: Programs, Products, Services

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
Take a Stand Against Sitting at Conferences
Education Programs
Social Village (Zen Zone)

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 2:15:00 PM
MIT Integrated Learning Initiative – Science of Learning Research Project
Education Programs
Leadership Village ()

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 3:15:00 PM
The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road
Education Programs
Social Village (Zen Zone)

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 3:15:00 PM
Invest in Your Meeting with Intellectual Capital
Education Programs
Experiential Powered by Freeman (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 3:15:00 PM
Empowering Women in the Meetings Marketplace
Education Programs
MPI Central ()

CMP Clock Hours:
CAE Clock Hours:

6/3/2018 3:15:00 PM
MEETUP: Is Your Marketing Approach Helping or Hurting Your Attendee Growth Potential?
Education Programs
MPI Central ()

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain I: Marketing
CAE Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain 9: Marketing, PR, & Communications

6/3/2018 3:15:00 PM
Three Secrets to Work-Life Balance for the Senior Executive
Education Programs
Innovation Village Powered by PSAV (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain E: Human Resource

6/3/2018 3:15:00 PM
Six Steps to a Zero Waste Event
Education Programs
Social Village (Huddle)

CMP Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: .5 Hours Domain 4: Programs, Products, & Services

6/3/2018 3:45:00 PM
“Behind the Stage Experience” with Freeman
Education Programs
()

CMP Clock Hours: 1.25 Hours Domain G: Meeting or Event Design
CAE Clock Hours: 1.25 Hours Domain 4: Programs, Products, Services
Sunday Afternoon Pep Rally
4:00PM - 5:00PM

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Indiana Convention Center Exhibit Hall D-E

Sunday Afternoon Pep Rally (INSPIRATION) - Valuing diversity and beating bias (doors open at 3:30PM, pre-show with Dena Blizzard starting 3:50PM)

Sponsored by:
Branson

Branson Convention Center

What assumptions do you have when you see a woman wearing a headscarf? Well, think again. In this funny, honest and empathetic talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied challenges us to look beyond our initial perceptions, and to open doors to new ways of supporting others.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied will explore the concepts of unconscious bias and structural marginalisation within societies and workplaces. In a lighthearted but incisive manner, she will illustrate how discrimination operates, what ways it ostracises members of the group and what we as individuals and organisations can do about it.

Join Yassmin Sunday afternoon (our day of Inspiration), to learn about valuing diversity and beating bias and get inspired to start desiging inclusive experiences!

RISE Awards presentations will take place in this pep rally.

*Sponsored by Branson CVB & Branson Convention Center

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is presented by:
Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Challenge you to look beyond your initial perceptions, and to open doors to new ways of supporting others.
  2. Illustrate how discrimination operates, in order to change the narrative and provide ways we as individuals and organisations create change.
  3. Explore the concepts of unconscious bias and structural marginalisation within societies and workplaces.

Friends of Bill W.
5:00PM - 6:00PM

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Friends of Bill W.

Indiana Convention Center - Conference Room West

Sponsor Reception
(By invitation only)
5:15PM - 6:15PM

5:15PM - 6:15PM

Sponsor Reception

International Reception (By invitation only) - Sponsored by IMEX Group

MPI Central - Leadership Village

North Texas Reception
5:15PM - 6:15PM

5:15PM - 6:15PM

North Texas Reception
Indiana Convention Center - 500 Reception Room
(By invitation only)

Sponsored by:
Arlington CVB Irving CVB

Grapevine CVB

LGBTQA Reception (Hosted by Visit Indy)
5:30PM - 7:30PM

5:30PM - 7:30PM

LGBTQA Reception (Hosted by Visit Indy)

Emmis Communications Building (Intersecting streets Market and Meridian)

Monumental Block Party (Hosted by Visit Indy)
6:00PM - 9:00PM

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Monumental Block Party (Hosted by Visit Indy)

One Monument Circle (Intersecting streets Market and Meridian)

MPI and MPI Foundation Joint Chairs' Reception
(By Invitation Only)
6:15PM - 7:30PM

6:15PM - 7:30PM

MPI and MPI Foundation Joint Chairs' Reception (By Invitation Only)

Conrad Indianapolis - Kite Suite