If your annual education conference attracts only 20% of your members what are you doing for the other 80%? How do you create and deliver education for them? How do you bring your community together? Meeting Professionals International is making some bold moves in 2011 to tackle some of these challenges.
Bruce MacMillan wants MPI members to look at their meetings and events in a new way. He wants them to look at new ways of connecting people to ideas and content. He wants them to start thinking outside the room. That’s the message that he brought to MPI Members from Minnesota
One of the great things about Social Media is your ability to monitor conversations. The general consensus at MPI’s World Education Conference in Vancouver last month was that the Twitter conversations were up and complaining via Twitter was down. So, I did a short analysis on the Twitter conversations from WEC to
Recently, I was selected to be one of the MPI Social Media Guru’s for the Meeting Professionals International World Education Conference in Vancouver. As part of the deal, I made this little video with my iphone: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PhW7VhM63A] The video immediately prompted questions about what I am bringing to participate in Social Media onsite.
Over the past few months, I have been collecting smart phone apps that I think are doing "cool" and "innovative" things in my inspiration folder. While I haven't found any "event" app that seems to pull everything together in "just the right way" - I have found several event apps that
On Monday, 1 March 2010, I gave an introduction to Virtual Events presentation at the European Meetings and Events Conference in Malaga, Spain. While most introductions to virtual events presentations concentrate on the technology involved - I tried to keep the focus off of technology and on the when and
On 1 March 2010, I made a presentation at MPI’s European Meetings and Events Conference in Malaga, Spain on “Building a Digital Game Plan”. The idea behind the presentation was to get the audience to think about how to get the audience to think about the opportunities that technology can bring
I am in full blown moving mode. We are moving from Switzerland to the United States. As I write this, I am sitting on the floor of my empty apartment with only the wifi access remaining. Our furniture is loaded into a container that is starting a six week voyage