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Show #9 - Jon talks about AV site surveys and working with your potential vendors

July 25th, 2016 · Comments

This week Jon spends some time focusing on the various things that a planner can document and evaluate when looking at a potential venue from an AV perspective.  

Here's a link to a pdf with some of basic information so that you can download it and take along with you.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/376xhi9mh6nx694/Handout%20Card.pdf?dl=0
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Tags: General · Tech/AV Tips

Show #8 - Interview with Brandt Krueger

July 18th, 2016 · Comments

In this episode of the podcast we talk with one of the presenters who will be at the upcoming CMP Conclave in Baltimore.

Brandt Krueger, the owner of Event Technology Consulting is one of the "go to" speakers in the meetings industry on a variety of AV and technology topics.  He's been published on numerous industry websites, spoken at events ranging from MPI's WEC to last year's CMP Conclave in Reno. He also currently teaches classes via the Event Leadership Institute.

In this episode we preview his session set for Baltimore on Projection Mapping.  The session will focus on creative uses of video mapping to create amazing effects that come at a reasonable cost compared to some of the multi-million dollar effects we've seen used by major companies like Disney.  He'll provide some great resources and insights into how adding this technology to an event can provide a great return on the costs while creating an unforgettable audience experience.

Here are links to a couple resources that we discuss during the show:
Projection Mapping Central: http://projection-mapping.org/whatis/

Christie Digital:  https://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/projection-mapping

Brandt Krueger's Website: http://www.brandtkrueger.com
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Tags: General · CIC

Show #7 - Interview with Joan Eisenstodt Part 2

July 16th, 2016 · Comments

This is the second half of a two part interview on the podcast where we talk with Joan Eisenstodt, a 2004inductee to the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders. 

We talk at length about the industry, the history oforganizations like the CIC, mentorship, education and ways that past honoreescan maybe be better involved in helping the next generation of people in ourindustry.

Joan Eisenstodt is one of the most prominent voices in themeetings industry for education, life long learning and innovation. In additionto her consulting she teaches classes on ethics, risk management, contracts, negotiations and overall meeting management.  She alsopersonally has mentored numerous younger professionals as they entered themeeting and events industry. 

She’s very active in social media and her blog can be foundon her website here: http://eisenstodt.com/blog/ 

Or found on Meetings Today: http://www.meetingstoday.com/Blog/TabId/330/author/joan-eisenstodt/aid/260/Default.aspx

She can be followed on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/joaneisenstodt

Part One of this interview can be found posted yesterday.

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Show #6 - Interview with Joan Eisenstodt Part 1

July 15th, 2016 · Comments

In this first of a two part interview on the podcast where talk with Joan Eisenstodt, a 2004 inductee to the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders.  

We talk at length about the industry, the history oforganizations like the CIC, mentorship, education and ways that past honoreescan maybe be better involved in helping the next generation of people in ourindustry.

Joan Eisenstodt is one of the most prominent voices in themeetings industry for education, life long learning and innovation. In additionto her consulting she teaches classes on ethics, risk management, contracts, negotiationsand overall meeting management.  She alsopersonally has mentored numerous younger professionals as they entered themeeting and events industry. 

She’s very active in social media and her blog can be foundon her website here: http://eisenstodt.com/blog/

 Or found on Meetings Today: http://www.meetingstoday.com/Blog/TabId/330/author/joan-eisenstodt/aid/260/Default.aspx

She can be followed on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/joaneisenstodt

Part two of the interview will be posted here tomorrow.

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Tags: General · CIC

Show #3 - Interview with Carol Krugman

July 11th, 2016 · Comments

In October the Convention Industry Council will hold it's Hall of Leaders Celebration in Las Vegas.  On our third podcast we sit down with Carol Krugman, CMP, CMM, M.Ed. of Metropolitan State University of Denver to discuss her being recognized this year by being inducted into the Hall of Leaders.  

In her current role as the Chair of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Events at Metropolitan State University she lead the development of a Bachelor of Science program in Event and Meeting Management.  It's currently the only baccalaureate program based on the international standards set by MBECS (Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards) and the CMP International Standards.  Prior to her work work at the university, she was a senior manager for two global communications agencies as well as president of her own international meeting management company. 
We talk about the development and the evolution of formal educational standards like MBECS for the meetings industry over the past thirty years.  The significance of a stand alone degree program in event management and the next steps and future of education in the industry.

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Tags: General · CIC

Show #5 Interview with Paul Van Deventer Part 2

July 9th, 2016 · Comments

Meeting Professionals International held their annual World Education Conference in Atlantic City last month.  During the event over two thousand attendees came for education, networking and a bit of relaxation after the days events ended.  We attended, and we saw first hand the quality of offerings and the terrific job done by the hosts to show off their destination.

Post event we had some time to sit down with Paul Van Deventer, the President and CEO of MPI to discuss how the organization went about reinventing it's signature event this year, as well as the changes to the organization itself over the past few years.  Among the more prominent changes; the membership model has been revised, there are multiple new educational offerings and an ongoing discussion of how MPI can continue to be an effective association for its members in both the near and the distant future.  

In fact, there was so much discussed that we decided to split the talk into two segments.  This is part two.  Please note once again that we're posting these two segments slightly out of order to bring it to you in a more timely manner, rather than waiting for the next slot in out regular posting schedule.  We hope you enjoy part two!   

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Tags: General · MPI

Show #4 Interview with Paul Van Deventer Part 1

July 8th, 2016 · Comments

Meeting Professionals International held their annual World Education Conference in Atlantic City last month.  During the event over two thousand attendees came for education, networking and a bit of relaxation after the days events ended.  We attended, and we saw first hand the quality of offerings and the terrific job done by the hosts to show off their destination.

Post event we had some time to sit down with Paul Van Deventer, the President and CEO of MPI to discuss how the organization went about reinventing it's signature event this year, as well as the changes to the organization itself over the past few years.  Among the more prominent changes; the membership model has been revised, there are multiple new educational offerings and an ongoing discussion of how MPI can continue to be an effective association for its members in both the near and the distant future.  

In fact, there was so much discussed that we decided to split the talk into two segments.  This is part one and part two will be posted separately tomorrow.  We're also posting these two segments slightly out of order to bring it to you in a more timely manner, rather than waiting for the next slot in out regular posting schedule.  We hope you enjoy part one!   
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Tags: General · MPI

Show #2 - Interview with Mariela Mcilwraith

July 4th, 2016 · Comments

In October the Convention Industry Council will hold it's Hall of Leaders Celebration in Las Vegas.  On our second podcast we were able to sit down and talk with Mariela Mcilwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA of GMIC and Meeting Change to talk about her being honored this year with the Pacesetter Award from the CIC.  

As President of Meeting Change and Director, Sustainability for GMIC she's taken an industry leadership role in CSR, sustainability, ethics and other emerging issues in the meetings industry.  She's the editor of the recently published 9th edition of the Convention Industry Council Manual as well as being co-author of Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible.

We discuss the upcoming CMP Conclave and GMIC event in Baltimore and some of the ways that will be used to assure those who come will be participants and not just attendees. 
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Tags: General · CIC