Conference and Meeting Management On-Location - 8/26/2020 - CEM Week Austin, TX
Learning has become a vital part of most meetings, events and exhibitions. Whether formal, such as credit granting continuing education programs, training sessions or seminars, or informal, such as exhibitor-provided demonstrations, presentations or networking, they add significant value to the face-to-face experience. While planning and managing exhibitions and meetings share some common aspects, competent planning and management of meetings requires special knowledge and skills. Exhibition managers may be called upon to work closely with their organization’s meeting and education manager and should be knowledgeable about the essential aspects of meetings in all of their various formats.
After completing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify different types of meetings
- Compare education and programming formats
- Explain adult learning theory
- Select appropriate speakers for a program
- List common room set-ups based on meeting type and size
- Describe basic requirements for conference related housing, travel and transportation
- Prepare Event Specification Guides and Function Set-up Orders
- Develop strategies for environmentally friendly meetings and events
- Organize ADA- compliant and accessible meetings (U.S. only)
Cookie Walner, CMP, CMM, CAE, CEM, HMCC
Global Project Manager, ConferenceDirect
Cookie Walner, CMP, CMM, CAE, CEM, HMCC, is the Global Project Manager at ConferenceDirect. Her professional career includes association and corporate experience orchestrating international and domestic meetings and events and international tradeshows of 10-16,000 attendees. Cookie has 20+ years of experience in the industry. Thrown into exhibits after a long career in meetings and events, she focused on learning best practices from IAEE. Cookie received her CEM in 2013 and became part of the CEM Faculty in 2014. She also served as the 2018 CEM Commission Chairperson.