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#chapter educational series CHAPTER EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS BY JIM ALKON, MPIGNY, VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION DIRECTOR, MEETINGS AND MEDIA I • • • • • • • 12 f you attended any recent educational event of MPI’s Greater New York Chapter, you might have learned the following: Comp policy, staff rooms, gratuities and meeting rooms are reasonable items to negotiate with hotels. Romantic personalities value relationships; warrior personalities value results. Pecha Kucha presentation format gives your audience lots of ideas in a structured, concentrated format. The price of lettuce makes salad a prohibitive option for an event luncheon, as opposed to a turkey sandwich. Don’t implement a new content idea merely to be different; go with what your specific audience needs. Fishbowl seating lessens the distinction between speaker and audience. Augmented reality, a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input, can be used for product demos, to replace traditional tradeshow booths, maps, games and interactive brochures. @MPIGNY SPRING 2013 • Meeting Architecture is the task of designing the meeting experience, its content, format and continuity. • Don’t overschedule; allow down time during your events for thinking and reflection. The MPIGNY Education Committee since last fall has tried to juggle a variety of topics that appeal to planners and suppliers alike and that are suitable for basic as well as advanced levels of competency. The result has been overall attendance increases, more planner participation and satisfaction scores that have exceeded all expectations. “By studying research and member feedback, we’ve acquired a pretty good grasp of what our audience is looking for in terms of content,” said MPIGNY VP of Education Jim Alkon. “We’ve tried to incorporate those topics into formats that are cutting edge, and host our events at new and/or renovated venues to help planners imagine what’s possible for their own events.” Educational sessions have included: • “Smarter, Faster and More Efficient: New Technologies That Save Time, Money, and Create More Engaging Conferences,” presented by Kristi Sanders at the New York Institute of Technology. • • • • • • “Hotel Costs and the Future of Meetings,” presented by Michael Dominguez at The Rubin Museum of Art. “The Power of Understanding People,” presented by David Mitchell at The Lighthouse International Executive Contference Center. “New York Meeting Forward 2013” – a three-part presentation that featured Howard Givner on Content Delivery and Engaging Attendees; Jessica Levin on Event Technology and Marketing; and Debra Roth on Event Design, hosted by the 404 NYC event space. “Meeting Architecture,” presented by Terri Breining at the Hard Rock Café New York. Upcoming Events: June 4, “Advanced Contract Legal Issues and Negotiation Strategies” presented by Barbara Dunn, Esq., Attorney and Partner, Howe & Hutton, Ltd., at Convene at 32 Old Slip. August 20, Hot Technologies for the Meetings Industry, Jim Spellos, President, Meeting U Visit www.mpigny.org for more information and to register for upcoming education events. @ http://www.mpigny.org http://www.mpigny.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY- Spring 2013

President's Message
Force Majeure
Trends in Event Food and Beverage
Meeting and Media
Member Spotlight
Tips for Professional Development
Meetings at the Beach
Destination Niagara Falls
Chapter Survey
New Members
Advertisers Index
Can You Spot Yourself?

@MPIGNY- Spring 2013