Schedule 2021-08-23T14:02:58-04:00

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 ExamNorth Hall Upper - Salon 3GIL Trustees
9:00 am12:00 pmJoint Leadership Session - Current and Incoming Chapter Presidents, 1st VPs, 2nd VPsNorth Hall Upper - Salons 1A&B
12:00 pm1:30 pmLunch BreakOn Own
1:30 pm4:00 pmChapter Operations (Invitation Only)North Hall Upper - Salons 1A&B
4:30 pm5:00 pmScholar Orientation Meeting (Invitation Only)Salon 8GIL Trustees
4:15 pm5:00 pmSo You're New to the NECNorth Hall Upper - Salons 1A&B
6:00 pm8:00 pmOpening ReceptionDavidson Center for Space Exploration

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

6:00 am7:00 amJump Start Your Day - 4K Ruby Run
7:30 am5:00 pmRegistration OpenEast Hall 3
6:00 am8:30 amFull BreakfastEmbassy Suites
8:30 am promptly9:45 amOpening Ceremony & Opening Keynote - Reset, Renew & Recharge: Learn to Use Your DNA for Prime-Time SuccessNorth Hall 1 & 2Sandi Lynn, CMP
9:45 am10:45 amSponsors' RowEast Hall 3
9:45 am10:45 amSpeakers' RowEast Hall 3
10:00 am11:00 amSilent Auction OpenEast Hall 3
10:45 am11:45 amYou Can't Quarantine LaughterEast Hall 1Greg Schwem
10:45 am11:45 amOn the Road Again: Safety for TravelersEast Hall 2Alan Kleinfeld
10:45 am11:45 amEthical CorrectionsNorth Hall 3Vincent Phipps
11:45 am12:15 pmNetworking Break
12:15 pm2:00 pmLuncheon Presentation - Human Trafficking*North Hall 1 & 2
2:00 pm2:45 pmSpeakers' RowEast Hall 3
2:00 pm2:45 pmSponsors' RowEast Hall 3
2:45 pm3:45 pmSurprise! You're on Candid Camera: When Protocol and Social Media CollideEast Hall 1Chris Young
2:45 pm3:45 pmMaking Virtual Meetings More Inclusive for People with DisabilitiesNorth Hall 3Rosemarie Rossetti
2:45 pm3:45 pmTeamwork Makes the Dream Work (Project Management)East Hall 2Robert Lemon
3:45 pm4:15 pmNetworking Break
4:15 pm5:15 pmWorking from Home - The Feelings Vary from Best to WorstEast Hall 1Kevin Sheridan
4:15 pm5:15 pmSeeing 20/20 in 2021East Hall 2Brett Sterenson
4:15 pm5:15 pmCOVID/Safety and Cleanliness PreparednessNorth Hall 3Ruth Gregg
6:30 pm7:30 pmSam Gilmer Awards ReceptionNorth Hall 1 & 2
7:30 pm9:00 pmSam Gilmer Awards BanquetNorth Hall 1 & 2

Thursday, September 23, 2021

6:00 am8:30 amFull BreakfastEmbassy Suites
7:30 am11:30 amRegistration OpenEast Hall 3
7:30 am10:00 amSilent Auction OpenEast Hall 3
9:00 am10:00 amThe Power of National SalesEast Hall 1Chris McLaughlin, CGMP
9:00 am10:00 amProtocol and COVID - Adapting to ChangeEast Hall 2Kathleen Ryan, CGMP and Lauren Hagen
9:00 am10:00 amDon't Overlook the Obvious: Safety & Site SelectionNorth Hall 3Alan Kleinfeld
10:00 am10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30 am11:30 amMarketing. The Plan. The Tools.East Hall 1Debra B. Brown
10:30 am11:30 amA Legal Perspective on Planning Meetings in a COVID WorldEast Hall 2John Foster
10:30 am11:30 amAre You Digitally Secure? Find Out!North Hall 3Jim Spellos
11:30 am12:00 pmNetworking Break
12:00 pm1:30 pmLuncheon - SGMP State of Society, CGMP Recognition, Chapter AwardsNorth Hall 1 & 2
1:30 pm2:30 pmYour New Normal: It's High Tech, Low Cost, and DIYEast Hall 1Jim Spellos
1:30 pm2:30 pmMeetings Industry Moves Forward - Are Your Meetings Doing the Same?East Hall 2Nan Marchard Beauvois
1:30 pm2:30 pmIt's Better to Give than to Receive..Unless It Lands You In JailNorth Hall 3Chris Young
2:30 pm3:00 pmNetworking Break
3:00 pm4:00 pmClosing Keynote - Five Components of Extraordinary TeamsNorth Hall 1 & 2Lee Rubin
4:00 pm4:15 pmClosing Comments and Adjourn

*Please note, the luncheon program on human trafficking will not be recorded
*times and titles are subject to change.
Photos courtesy of Christie’s Photographic Solutions.