Smart Monday at IMEX America: What’s Happening?

Smart Monday at IMEX America is a free day of education and networking on October 10 powered by MPIOctober 10 is Smart Monday at IMEX America—a complimentary day of education and networking for all facets of the meetings industry.

A comprehensive agenda of forums, workshops, tours, case studies and an inspiring keynote has been announced for Smart Monday at IMEX America in Las Vegas. Powered by MPI, it’s a full day of professional development free to all IMEX attendees.

Smart Monday content offers a rich tapestry of offerings. Among them:

Keynote Kai Knight on composing change. Violinist Kai Knight uses music as a metaphor on how to bring artistry to events.

She Means Business is a 3-session Smart Monday program for all focusing on diversity, gender equality and female empowerment. Topics include a conversation around visibility and advancement in the workplace, a session on women in business development and a discussion of gender equality in the workplace.

The Executive Meeting Forum, exclusively for senior level corporate executives who manage high-level events, covers best-in-class corporate meetings practices and innovations.

The Association Leadership Forum on Smart Monday features a panel of experts discussing how associations can provide care, community and support in these times of unprecedented change, followed by facilitated table discussions.

Boost Audience Engagement With Collaborative Learning (Literally!) is a workshop facilitated by Jillian Cardinal of Braindate that explores three types of learning to boost engagement, how to create intentional group discussions, and how to develop a shared definition of connection.

Evaluating Conference Venues Through a Social Lens features IACC’s Mark Cooper and Thrive Meetings & Events Tracy Stuckrath on how to evaluate—and appreciate— venues for their social responsibility credentials and how to develop social messaging.

From Order Taker to Trusted Advisor: Proving Your Value With the C-Suite features Howard Givner of the Event Leadership institute on how to identify and implement strategies to be a trusted advisor, including how to evaluate and apply different ROI models to prove how your event drives business goals.

MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array Tour. An informative tour of the global hospitality industry’s largest direct connect renewable energy project, 30 minutes north of Las Vegas, that provides up to 90 percent of the daytime power needs of all MGM Resorts on the Strip. Advance booking required.

Meditation Breaks include Travel Stress Reduction Wellness Experience guided by Holly Duckworth and End Your Day With Gratitude guided by Eric Szmanski, both of Leadership Solutions International.

IMEX Lip Smacking Foodie Tours starting at 5pm on Smart Monday include exclusive restaurant dine arounds either downtown or on the strip, for a fee. Advance registration required.

The above are just a sampling of the full Smart Monday schedule.

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