Pre-Conference Offerings 2019-11-25T16:36:27-04:00

Pre-Conference Offerings

Enhance Your Learning

For government meeting professionals who are interested in even more education, 2020 NEC offers a number of pre-conference events, at separate registration fees.

Both the CGMP Summit and the CGMP Course/Exam have separate registration links; please see below. For all other pre-conference event registrations, please register on the full conference registration page.


Planner Boot Camp

Date – Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter – Anita Yearwood, CMP, CGMP, Director of Stewardship Events, Virginia Commonwealth University


Supplier Boot Camp

Date – Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter – Cheryl Gordon, Director of Government Sales, B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group


CGMP Summit

This full-day session is by invitation-only for current CGMP members. Discussions include diversity, ethics, risk management, hotel contracts, sustainable F&B and more. Please contact us for more information.
Date – Monday, May 18, 2020; 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Fee – $150

 CGMP Summit Registration 


CGMP Course & Exam

Attendees who successfully complete this three-day course and exam will earn their Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation. Learn more.
Date – Saturday, May 16 – Monday, May 18, 2020
Exam – Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Fee – $595 (includes materials)
Presenter – Garland Preddy, CGMP, Director of Education and Training, Society of Government Meeting Professionals

 CGMP Course & Exam Registration 


Joint Leadership Session

This session is for current and incoming chapter Presidents, 1st Vice Presidents and 2nd Vice Presidents and provides time for networking and learning best practices for chapter operations, marketing and leadership development.
Date – Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 8:30 am – 2:30 pm


Chapter Operations Sessions

This session is for chapter members who want to learn more about supporting their chapter in a leadership capacity in one of the following areas: Treasurer, Communications, Programming and Fundraising.
Date – Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm



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