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MPI’s 2011 World Education Congress—in Orlando, Florida, July 23-26—promises more face time and brain time for industry professionals. Re-designed for the New Rules of Engagement MORE BRAIN TIME General Sessions Performance Artist Joe Calloway will guide you on true excellence and success, as the reasons for doing what you do continue to expand. The call to action and a series of challenges will encourage you to apply what you have gained and learned at WEC immediately. Simon Sinek, in his general session, will give you an innovative approach to identifying what is at the core of important questions about why meeting professionals do what they do—inspiration. Parts of his session may surprise you, some of it may re-energize you, but it won’t leave your motivations unchanged. Flash Point With so many exciting speakers scheduled for WEC 2011, you may fear there’s too little precious time to take in the full experience. Fear not. In addition to the longer education sessions, WEC 2011 brings back MPI’s popular Flash Point, a gathering of leading inspirational, innovative and energetic speakers delivering 15-minute presentations of worldchanging insight. As the founder and CEO of ePrize, Josh Linkner has led a revolution by dis82 lodging the old guard and dominating the industry through disruptive innovation. Jeff Lieberman, host of Time Warp, explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, passion, creativity and the potential future of human consciousness. Frans Johansson shares stories and ideas about how an open mind and a willingness to explore ideas outside your field of expertise can help break down barriers that inhibit new discoveries. Erik Qualman explores why flourishing companies are acting like Dale Carnegie—listening first and selling second—and explains how social media is a revolution, not a fad. Fabien Cousteau discusses the main threats to the world’s oceans and empowers audiences to take on these challenges. Check out the May issue of One+ for a Q&A with several of this year’s Flash Point speakers: flashpoint. Executive Panels WEC 2011 Executive Panels feature expanded lineups filled with insight and perspectives from some of the world’s top thought leaders. Hear their big ideas on achieving business milestones, combined with interactive learning on essential, executive-level industry topics that will change the way you think. • Call for Action: Industry Advocacy • Imagining the Unimaginable: Risk Management and Contingency Planning • The New Face of Negotiation: A Bigger Pie • Defining Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Strategies The Hive The Hive will be the meeting place for WEC attendees. This buzz-worthy attraction will feature speakers, mobile device charging stations, hands-on learning opportunities, social media tutorials and a greater understanding of trends rippling through the technology sector. The Solution Room A hot session during MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference in February, the attendee-led “unconference” Solution Room gives you the power to create answers to questions and challenges in the current business environment. Speakers from concurrent sessions will be here to facilitate the conversation. Knowledge Hub The Knowledge Hub is the nerve center for the MPI Foundation’s five Thought Leadership Initiatives, and provides a comfortable and relaxed space for attendees who want to go deep into the many issues they face at different stages of their careers. one+ 06.11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + June 2011

One + June 2011
Energy of Many
Paradigm Shifts, Part I
Ask the Experts
Web Watch
Recognizing Individual Excellence
Sound Off
Art of Travel
River Mason
Top Spots
Plan It Forward
Great Thanking
Running on Defaults
The New Mobile Workforce
World Wide Open
Higher Education
Progress Through Technology
Step by Strategic Step
Meeting Rxcitement
Tame Social Media Chaos
Meeting Against Meat
Re-Designed for the New Rules of Engagement
Industry Insights
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + June 2011