Government Connections - Summer 2014 - (Page 6)

President Rob Coffman, CGMP U.S. Department of Treasury First Vice President Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP University of Oklahoma Second Vice President James Lynton, CGMP Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Secretary Debra Kilpatrick, CGMP Virginia Attorney General's Office Treasurer Brett Sterenson Hotel Lobbyists Director Kim Blanding, CGMP Oregon Judicial Department LETTER PRESIDENT'S 2013-2015 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS Education in Portland in 2014 As of this writing, our 32nd annual National Education Conference & Expo (NEC) had ended just a week and a half ago. One of the advantages we have being a meetings industry organization is that our members appreciate the importance of post-event evaluations. The survey period is still open, yet more than one-third of attendees have already weighed in to describe their NEC experience. For the 33 years since SGMP's founding, our focus has been on education. Here is the feedback we have received thus far regarding the education at the 2014 NEC: Before the NEC- 85 percent of our non-exhibitor attendees said that education was what most significantly motivated their attendance. From the NEC- 87 percent of all attendees said the NEC's educational content met or exceeded their expectations. 86 percent of all attendees said the NEC's faculty met or exceeded their expectations. Director Tecumseh Deloney, CGMP, CMP ZERO TO THREE Director Janet Roach, CGMP Visit Tallahassee After the NEC- 69 percent of all attendees said that education content impressed them most (education received the highest score for this question). We thank all of our members who joined us in Portland this year. We are thrilled to see how high you rated the education value you received there! Your Gilmer Institute of Learning representatives are already preparing for improved and enhanced educational content at next year's conference. We look forward to seeing even more of you in Minneapolis in 2015. GO SGMP!!! Immediate Past President Melody Kebe, CMP, CGMP Defense Information Systems Agency 6 Executive Director & CEO Ex-Officio Member Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP SGMP Rob Coffman, CGMP National President GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | SUMMER 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2014

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Get Your Green On
2014 SGMP NEC & Expo Highlights
Conference Connection
Plan Green
Technology for the Meeting Traveler on the Go
Supplier Strategy
Technology Trends
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Summer 2014