Schedule 2019-04-05T13:48:00-04:00

NEC Schedule

Education, Networking and More

SGMP’s 2019 NEC has a full schedule designed to help you pack in many educational choices and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers. Read more about the individual speakers and session descriptions.

2019 NEC kicks off Tuesday evening, June 25, at the Opening Reception, sponsored by Visit Detroit. The conference continues with two full days of education and networking, beginning Wednesday morning, June 26, and wrapping up Thursday afternoon, June 27. Read more about the keynote presenters and the pre-conference sessions that are available, and register now.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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9:00 am5:00 pmCGMP Certification Course (prior registration required)
10:00 am10:30 amMorning Break
2:00 pm2:30 pmAfternoon Break

Sunday, June 23, 2019

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9:00 am5:00 pmCGMP Certification Course (prior registration required)
10:00 am10:30 amMorning Break
2:00 pm2:30 pmAfternoon Break
5:00 pm7:00 pmNational Board Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019

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9:00 am4:45 pmCGMP Summit (exclusive to CGMPs)
9:00 am5:00 pmCGMP Certification Course (prior registration required)
10:00 am10:30 amMorning Break
2:00 pm2:30 pmAfternoon Break

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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6:00 am7:00 amJump Start Your Day 2K Walk and 5K RunRiverside exit of Renaissance CenterNational Board Members
8:00 am6:30 pmRegistration OpenFoyer
8:00 am4:00 pmCyber Cafe OpenFoyer
8:30 am2:30 pmJoint Leadership Session - Current and Incoming Chapter Presidents, 1st VPs, 2nd VPs
9:00 am11:00 amCGMP Course ExamGIL Trustees
9:00 am12:00 pmPlanner Boot Camp – Pre-conference SessionAnita Yearwood
9:00 am12:00 pmSupplier Boot Camp – Pre-conference SessionCheryl Gordon
9:00 am12:00 pmProtocol Boot Camp – Pre-conference SessionKathleen Ryan
2:45 pm3:45 pmTreasurer or Communications Chapter Operations SessionChris McLaughlin/TBD
4:00 pm5:00 pmFundraising or Programming Chapter Operations SessionGilmer Trustees/TBD
4:00 pm5:00 pmSo You're New to the SGMP NECTecumseh Deloney and Michelle Milligan
5:00 pm5:30 pmScholar Orientation Meeting (Invitation Only) GIL Trustees
6:00 pm9:00 pmOpening ReceptionThe FillmoreVisit Detroit

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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6:00 am7:00 amJump Start Your Day 2K Walk and 5K RunRiverside exit of Renaissance CenterNational Board Members
7:30 am5:00 pmRegistration OpenFoyer
7:30 am12:00 pmCyber Cafe OpenFoyer
8:00 am9:45 amOpening Ceremony, General Session & Plated Breakfast Michael Dominguez
10:00 am5:00 pmSilent Auction Open (closed during General Sessions)Ballroom
9:45 am10:00 amSponsor Refreshment Break
10:00 am11:00 amBody Language Confidential Traci Brown
10:00 am11:00 amVirtual Meetings / Webcasts / WebinarsEmory Craig
10:00 am11:00 amDon’t Get Wasted: Managing Food Waste at EventsSuzanne Morrell
10:00 am11:00 amTop 10 F&B Questions AnsweredTracy Stuckrath
11:00 am11:15 amNetworking Break
11:15 am12:45 pmExpo Trade Show (Planners and Exhibiting Suppliers only)
12:45 pm1:00 pmNetworking Break
1:00 pm2:30 pmPlated Luncheon: Full-Throttle Goodness: Fueling Meetings and Events with Passion, Power and Purpose to Give Back and Change the WorldSteven Foster
2:30 pm2:45 pmNetworking Break
2:45 pm3:45 pm10 Hotel Contract Clauses You Should be Using But Probably Aren't John Foster
2:45 pm3:45 pmUntil Help ArrivesRuth Gregg
2:45 pm3:45 pmUnconscious Bias: A Quiet Performance KillerDr. Tyrone Holmes
2:45 pm 3:45 pmADA: What's F&B Got to Do With It?Tracy Stuckrath
3:45 pm4:00 pmSponsor Refreshment Break
4:00 pm5:00 pmPanel - GenerationsPanel
4:00 pm5:00 pmWonderful Webinars: How to Create High-Content, Engaging and Entertaining SessionsEdward Leigh
4:00 pm5:00 pmDoing More with LessJeff Slutsky
4:00 pm5:00 pmStreet Smart Travel: A Police Detective's Guide for TravelersKevin Coffey
6:30 pm7:30 pmSam Gilmer Awards Reception
7:30 pm9:00 pmSam Gilmer Awards Banquet
9:00 pm10:00 pmLive Auction

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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7:30 am5:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 am8:30 amContinental Breakfast
8:00 am3:30 pmCyber Cafe Open
7:30 am12:30 pmSilent Auction Open (closed during General Sessions)
8:30 am9:30 amPanel: Taking the Mystery Out of CVBsPanel
8:30 am9:30 amThe 10 Commandments of Going GlobalJohn Breil
8:30 am9:30 amMarvelous Meetings: How to Make Your Events Productive & EnjoyableEdward Leigh
8:30 am9:30 amHuman TraffickingTBD
9:30 am9:45 amSponsor Refreshment Break
9:45 am10:45 amBest in Class: People Skills for Your CareerLynne Breil
9:45 am10:45 amLeadership Through RelationshipsJen Mac
9:45 am10:45 amHow to Get Hotels to Say "YES" to My Government BusinessBrett Sterenson
9:45 am10:45 amFour Critical Concepts for Ethical Meetings, Meeting Buyers, and YouGerry van Rossum
10:45 am11:00 amNetworking Break
11:00 am12:00 pmTo Sue or Not to Sue: A Case of Room PoachingChris Rowley
11:00 am12:00 pmMeeting Apps: The Planner's PerspectivePhil Rappoport
11:00 am12:00 pm14 Best Tips for Hiring and Managing SpeakersLynne Wellish
11:00 am12:00 pmDecisioNinjas! Growing the Next Generation of Meetings Industry Problem SolversBob Wendover
12:00 pm12:15 pmNetworking Break
12:15 pm1:45 pmState of the Society LuncheonMichelle Milligan
1:45 pm2:00 pmNetworking Break
1:45 pm3:15 pmSilent Auction Prize Pick-up
2:00 pm3:00 pmFrom Travel Hell to Travel Well: Inside Secrets to Stay Energized, Healthy and Balanced When You Travel for Business!John Ayo
2:00 pm3:00 pmCreating a Welcoming Space that Includes Everyone: American with Disabilities ActSharon Delvisco
2:00 pm3:00 pmFrom Blindspots to Break ThroughsDr. Rebecca Heiss
2:00 pm3:00 pmA Lesson in Protocol: Dining EtiquetteLindsay Kirchinger
3:00 pm3:15 pmSponsor Refreshment Break
3:15 pm4:30 pmClosing Keynote: The Future of Technology for Event ProfessionalsCrystal Washington
5:00 pm8:00 pmGilmer Trustee Transition MeetingGIL Trustees

Friday, June 28, 2019

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9:00 am12:00 pmNational Board Transition MeetingNational Board Members

  
  
  
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