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10 #feature WAYS TO MILLENNIAL-IZE YOUR MEETINGS bY cara siLLetto I t's no secret millennials (born 1980-2000) are taking over the world - i mean the workforce - becoming the majority of employees by 2020. But what meeting planners continue to ask me is what to do about it. As a former conference director turned speaker (and a millennial myself), i've seen the expectations of young professionals evolve dramatically over the last 10 years. in my mid-20s, i became the education director for a state association running two large conferences, a trade show and nearly 100 days of stand-alone educational programming. i learned that our black tie gala and formal awards banquet offered the same agenda and brought in the same attendees for decades, but attendance was dropping. i remember questioning all the long-standing traditions asking why we did things the same way. i drove our leadership crazy, but i was simply giving them a taste of the evolving expectations they were about to face as our attendees got younger every year. mpigny.org 11 http://www.mpigny.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
ASK THE BOARD
MEETINGS & TRAVEL IN TIMES OF CRISIS
MEETINGS OUTLOOK: SECURITY CONCERNS ON THE RISE
10 WAYS TO MILLENNIAL-IZE YOUR MEETINGS
THE MPIGNY GOLF OUTING TURNS 25!
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL EVENT PHOTOS
DAY IN THE LIFE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
WHAT’S COMING TO TORONTO IN 2016
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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