Transforming Meetings & Incentives Summit 2018 – The Agenda
August 27, 2018 – The Gray, Adler Ballroom, 15th Floor
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Luncheon & One-on-One Appointments (by invite only)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Registration Open
4:45 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Welcome and mandatory site inspection of The Gray
5:40 p.m. Transfer to opening reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening night reception at Cibo Matto at theWit
August 28, 2018 – The Gray, Adler Ballroom, 15th Floor
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Qigong with Pat Parker-Roach (optional)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and meet our sponsors
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Shake Up Your Meetings!
Jim Feldman, author of 14 books including Shift Happens, speaks to audiences around the world about innovation and thriving on change. In this two-part session, attendees will come up with creative, new approaches to three components of meetings—panels, coffee breaks and one of each attendee’s choice.. These collective ideas will then be combined and reported out to the group at the final session.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 3 Ways to Use Your App to Enhance the Attendee Experience
Using the conference app he created for the meeting, Jeannie Power of Power Event Group will show how you can drive engagement via audience polls, gamification and social media.
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Creative Meeting Formats: Hands-On Workshop
In this hands-on session, attendees will experience the use of two creative meeting formats—Open Space and World Café—to explore the obstacles that keep them from making the changes they want to make to their meetings. Facilitator Patrick Parker-Roach of ThoughtRoads has used these formats with organizations ranging from the Society for Organizational Learning to the Department of Justice to Intel to accomplish specific business objectives such as networking, brainstorming and long term improvements to corporate culture.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Boleo
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Power of Play
Sharon Fisher of Play With a Purpose will share strategies for incorporating purposeful play into your meetings and stories of how hundreds of clients have used playful interaction to accomplish their business goals.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Wrap-Up Session
We will brainstorm the collective results and leave with new ideas for transforming 3 aspects of your meetings, as well as 3 key takeaways.
Meet Barbara Scofidio
The Visionary behind the Visionary Summit Series
For 20 years, Prevue Editor Barbara Scofidio has worked with GBTA, Site and other industry organizations to design and deliver education for meeting and incentive planners. Currently on the Education Committee of FICP.
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