Schedule 2021-03-24T16:07:31-04:00

NEC Schedule

Education, Networking and More

SGMP’s 2021 NEC has a full schedule designed to help you pack in many educational choices and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers.

2021 NEC kicks off Tuesday evening, September 21, 2021, with an opening reception. The conference continues with two full days of education and networking, beginning Wednesday morning, September 22, and wrapping up Thursday afternoon, September 23, 2021.

Please note, all times listed below are listed in Central Time.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

9:00 am5:00 pmCGMP Certification Course

Sunday, September 19, 2021

9:00 am5:00 pmCGMP Certification Course

Monday, September 20, 2021

9:00 am5:00 pmCGMP Certification Course

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

8:00 am6:30 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am11:00 amCGMP Course ExamGIL Trustees
10:00 am5:00 pmJoint Leadership Session - Current and Incoming Chapter Presidents, 1st VPs, 2nd VPs
4:30 pm5:00 pmScholar Orientation Meeting (Invitation Only)GIL Trustees
5:00 pm5:45 pmSo You're New to the NEC
6:00 pm8:00 pmOpening Reception

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

6:00 am7:00 amJump Start Your Day 2K Walk and 5K Run
7:30 am5:00 pmRegistration Open
6:00 am8:30 amFull Breakfast
8:00 am9:45 amOpening Ceremony & Opening KeynoteSandi Lynn, CMP speaking on "Opening Keynote: Reset, Renew & Recharge: Learn to Use Your DNA for Prime-Time Success"
9:45 am10:45 amSponsors' Row
10:00 am11:00 amSilent Auction Open
10:45 am11:45 amBreakout SessionGreg Schwem "You Can't Quarantine Laughter"
10:45 am11:45 amBreakout SessionAlan Kleinfeld "On the Road Again: Safety for Travelers"
10:45 am11:45 amBreakout SessionVincent Phipps "Ethical Corrections"
11:45 am12:15 pmNetworking Break
12:15 pm2:00 pmLuncheonStacey Francke speaking on "Violent Crimes Against Children"
2:00 pm2:45 pmSponsors' Row
2:45 pm3:45 pmBreakout SessionChris Young "Surprise! You're on Candid Camera: When Protocol and Social Media Collide"
2:45 pm3:45 pmBreakout SessionRosemarie Rossetti "Making Virtual Meetings More Inclusive for People with Disabilities"
2:45 pm3:45 pmBreakout SessionRobert Lemon "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work (Project Management)"
3:45 pm4:15 pmNetworking BreakKevin Sheridan "Working from Home - The Feelings Vary from Best to Worst"
4:15 pm5:15 pmBreakout SessionBrett Sterenson "Seeing 20/20 in 2021"
4:15 pm5:15 pmBreakout SessionRuth Gregg "COVID/Safety and Cleanliness Preparedness"
6:30 pm7:30 pmSam Gilmer Awards Reception
7:30 pm9:00 pmSam Gilmer Awards Banquet
9:00 pm10:00 pmLive Auction

Thursday, September 23, 2021

6:00 am8:30 amFull Breakfast
7:30 am11:30 amRegistration Open
7:30 am10:00 amSilent Auction Open
9:00 am10:00 amBreakout SessionChris McLaughlin, CGMP "The Power of National Sales"
9:00 am10:00 amBreakout SessionKathleen Ryan, CGMP and Lauren Hagan "Protocol and COVID - Adapting to Change"
9:00 am10:00 amBreakout SessionAlan Kleinfeld "Don't Overlook the Obvious: Safety & Site Selection"
10:00 am10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30 am11:30 amBreakout SessionDebra B. Brown "Marketing. The Plan. The Tools."
10:30 am11:30 amBreakout SessionJohn Foster "Legal Topics in Government Meetings"
10:30 am11:30 amBreakout SessionJim Spellos "Are You Digitally Secure? Find Out!"
11:30 am12:00 pmNetworking Break
12:00 pm1:30 pmLuncheonSGMP State of Society, CGMP Recognition, Chapter Awards
1:30 pm2:30 pmBreakout SessionJim Spellos "Your New Normal: It's High Tech, Low Cost, and DIY"
1:30 pm2:30 pmBreakout SessionNan Marchard Beauvois "Trends in Meetings and Travel"
1:30 pm2:30 pmBreakout SessionKevin McCarthy "Blind Spots: Navigating the Ethical Boundaries in Decision-Making"
2:30 pm3:00 pmNetworking Break
3:00 pm4:15 pmClosingKeynote speaker TBD

*Please note, time and titles are subject to change.
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