NEC VIRTUAL 2020-05-11T14:31:57-04:00

2020 NEC Virtual: Converge. Connect. Collaborate.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, SGMP is pivoting to virtual by holding our first-ever 2020 NEC Virtual. That’s right – our 2020 National Education Conference Virtual is May 19-21 and we’re ready for your registration! This conference is complimentary for SGMP members!

The conference offers five education sessions, spread out over three days and several virtual ways to discuss and connect with your fellow government meeting professional colleagues. We look forward to celebrating this year’s award winners and our outstanding chapters during our virtual reception and Sam Gilmer Awards Celebration on Wednesday evening, May 20, 2020.

From self-care tactics and tricks to smart COVID-19 planning for meetings, to humor in leadership, this conference has something for everyone! View our education sessions below and be sure to sign up for all! After each session, join the NEC Check-in with other members to connect, ask follow-up questions and learn how others will be using the information for their meetings and events. Make sure you download the conference app, SGMPNEC, for more ways to network with your peers, discuss the topics of the day, share resources, and access the full schedule and session handouts.

Each educational session will have a different registration link, so you have the choice to select one, several or all sessions – please be sure to add these as separate items on your calendar! All of the NEC Check-In events and the Sam Gilmer Awards will be held as large-format, virtual meetings. You must be logged in to register for the education sessions.

If you have issues with registering, or need an invite re-sent to you, please contact Emily Martin at Each educational session is worth one (1) contact hour for a total of 5 credits toward CGMP recertification. We are applying for CMP credit. For more details, contact Garland Preddy at

Take the plunge with us, learn something new and make new friends from the safety and convenience of your home. Let’s converge, connect and collaborate – virtually!

NEC Virtual Conference