IAEE DC Chapter WLF Reception

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IAEE DC Chapter – Women’s Leadership Forum & DC Chapter Reception

Women’s Leadership Forum

MGM National Harbor

7200 Harborview Ave Oxon Hill, MD 20745

 

Sponsored by Meet Fort Lauderdale

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – RESILIENCE: Panel Discussion, led by Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, with panelists Julie Coker Graham, Gary Shapiro and Andy Smith.
*All chapter members are welcome to attend if registered for the reception.

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Reception, hosted by IAEE and the DC Chapter: Sponsored by Ft. Lauderdale CVB

 

Cost:

Free for WLF registered attendees

$35 for DC Chapter members

$45 for non-members and “onsite” registration

 

Free parking available at the MGM


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IAEE DC Chapter May Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program

Location: The Westin Alexandria

Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, 22314-5700

 

Sponsored by Visit Nashville

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How Increased Situational Awareness and an Improved Guest Experience can Improve your Event’s Security

As exhibition and event professionals, we have the responsibility of ensuring that attendees are as safe as possible at our events.  It is critical that there is a plan of action allowing for quick decision making.

This session will provide an engaging, interactive experience for participants interested in event security.  We’ll cover situational awareness, understand the resources available to protect public facility assemblies, and hear from subject matter experts on critical infrastructure protection to help you understand mass casualty incidents and preparedness during an event.

This session allows you to see how educating those involved in the planning and execution of a meeting or event has an impact on event participants.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn to leverage guest services to mitigate safety and security risks.
  • Hear how enhancing professionalism and assisting employees in recognizing the Impact their words or actions have on the public.
  • Increase personal safety and decrease stress when encountering someone uncooperative.

 

Speaker Bio: Mark Herrera, Director of Education, IAVM

 

At this luncheon we will be taking CLOTHING DONATIONS for Friends of Guesthouse! Check out the flyer for more information.

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LUNCHEON PROGRAM DETAILS

 

Important Dates:

Luncheon:                                   Friday, May 12, 2017

Pre-registration Deadline:  Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

Pre-register and save!

 

Pre-Registration Fees:

Chapter Members:            $40.00

Non-members:                  $45.00

Onsite Registration Fees:

Chapter Members:            $50.00

Non-members:                  $60.00

After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations.

 

 

Greetings from the Chair

Greetings Chapter Members:

We have already ended the 1st Quarter of 2017, and it’s been quite a busy year so far!

We have “streamlined” our reporting processes with IAEE HQ, and have submitted a draft of the updated DC Chapter by-laws which have been approved by HQ, and will be ratified by vote in May.

 

We have established our Community Service committee, which already has scheduled two community service activities to for the 2nd quarter. (More details will come out shortly)! Stay tuned!

 

We launched our NEW DC Chapter website, which I hope you all have had a chance to peruse. Pay attention to the Calendar of Events that includes all upcoming luncheons, training offerings, and special events.

 

Our monthly luncheons and education sessions are now eligible for CE credits towards CEM recertification.

 

The Board, after taking the suggestions of the membership, has confirmed a date for our FIRST evening educational event which will be held in DC in June. Keep an eye out for that!

 

If anyone is interested in writing an article for our blog, Capitol Ideas, please contact Mary Higham, Director of Communications & Outreach at mary@voxdeaeproductions.com. You can find any of the Board of Directors on the website. We would love to hear from you!

 

I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to the members of the Board, and to our Chapter Administrator, Michael Romero for your tireless efforts in making things happen for our members.

 

We’re Just Getting Started – HANG ON – It’s gonna be a FUN ride!

 

 

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B. Murphy, CEM

IAEE DC Chapter Chair

 

 

 

IAEE DC Chapter March Lunch

Exciting News! All CEM’s that attend the IAEE DC Chapter Luncheons or Educational Programs will be eligible to earn (1) CEM Recertification Credits.

 

 

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

HYATT REGENCY CRYSTAL CITY

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program

Topic: Speaker/Title/Company: Lindy Farrar, Advisor, Greenview SG

Description: Catalyzing Sustainability.

Greenview leverages the power of data, common guidelines, best practices, and innovation to help organizations navigate and adapt to the constantly evolving landscape of sustainability and social responsibility. Information will be shared on how organizations can set strategies, develop programs, measures and report on sustainability.

Lindy Farrar is an Analyst at Greenview focusing on Environmental Research and Data, Corporate Reporting, and Sustainable Event Program development and support. She also supports a number of industry benchmarking projects including the Green Venue Report. Prior to Greenview, Lindy was a Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), where she supported the development of a National Program’s Strategic Action Plan. Lindy served as the Executive Secretary of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC), Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ), as an advisor and to assist the NSTC on policies, scientific developments, and

research needs. Lindy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a focus on Global Environmental Politics from American University.

Lindy Farrar from Greenview will present the current state of sustainable events with tips on how to get started on your own sustainability journey. This includes ways to save money, engage attendees, and create meaningful partnerships. This presentation will also include trends from the most recent Green Venue Report, and what you can expect from green venues during your events.

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LUNCHEON PROGRAM DETAILS

Important Dates:

Luncheon: Friday, March 10th

Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pre-register and save!

Pre-Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $40.00

Non-members: $45.00

Onsite Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $50.00

Non-members: $60.00

After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations.

Address for Lunch Location –

HYATT REGENCY CRYSTAL CITY

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

Metro – Crystal City Metro Stop – Yellow or Blue Line. Shuttle service provided from the Metro station to the Hotel.

Parking – Valet Parking available as well as public parking in the immediate area.

Greetings from the Chair

From The Chair:

Greetings! For those of you who missed our January luncheon and Town Hall Meeting, I would like to send a “recap.”

2017 is a year of “Transformation, Transparency, and Giving Back.” The Chapter is undergoing many changes this year, starting with a new Chapter Administrator, new Photographer, new AV provider, new Registration company, new website, and a new expanded Board of Directors, which I am honored to Chair.

This is Your Chapter, and your Board of Directors. On the chapter website will be listed the members of the Board along with the committees they chair. If you have any suggestions on the things that the Chapter is involved with please feel free to reach out to anyone on the Board.

Our Chapter Charity for 2017 is an organization known as FRIENDS OF GUESTHOUSE. Founded in 1974, Friends of Guest House is a 501(c)(3) charity that helps Northern Virginia women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. Their website is: http://www.friendsofguesthouse.org This group of people, in my humble opinion, is a community of women who are overlooked or forgotten, unless it directly impacts one’s family. (as it did my own) We had an opportunity to hear from the Executive Director and other staff from FOGH, but the most compelling presentation came from a woman who, by the time this article is written, was graduating from the program and moving into her own living quarters – with a new job, and having opened her 1st bank account!

On the heels of that presentation, and a couple of financial pledges from one of our Vendors and myself, we are on track to try and raise some significant dollars to present to FOGH at our November luncheon. When you come to our luncheons or special events, please “dig a little deeper” knowing that your dollars will go directly to this worthy charity.

Lastly, the DC Chapter will be forming a Community Service committee to explore other ways that we, as a chapter, can GIVE BACK to the communities in which we live and work.

Yes, 2017 will be a good year – we’ve gotten off to a great start, and I’m looking forward to serving as your Chapter Chair, working along with some of the finest people in the world!

THANK YOU,

B.

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B. Murphy , CEM

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IAEE DC Chapter February Luncheon

IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon

(Friday, February 10, 2017, Maggiano’s, Washington, DC

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program

Topic: Speaker/Title/Company: Barbara A. Myers, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of IMN Solutions, a global, full-service association, meeting and event management company located in the Washington, DC area.

Description: Key Trends for 2017 and Success Strategies for Planners in the Shared Economy This session will provide an overview of key trends for organizations going into 2017 with a special focus on the impact of the sharing economy on the events and exhibition industry. Whether it’s Airbnb, Uber or Sharing Cities Network, the sharing economy is creating new business models and forcing for-profit

businesses to adapt or fall behind. The same will hold true for the exhibition and events industry without the right strategies and plans. Born out of the recession and developing values, the sharing economy has evolved into a formidable movement. The list of companies active in the sharing economy is long, growing, and global. It touches all sectors, and utilizes network-enabled sharing to connect users and reduce hassle and costs. The sharing economy’s “triple bottom line” (financial, environmental, and social) aligns well with exhibition and events industry and there are already success stories. Exhibition and event professionals are just now at the precipice of embracing the sharing economy are are working understand how this economy will impact exhibition and event design, implementation, execution and strategies to extend networks and connect people and resources. Our industry has yet to tap into the full potential of the sharing economy. This session will explain what the sharing economy is, its implication on the exhibition and events industry and what organizers can do to leverage the shared economy for greater success.

Speaker: Barbara A. Myers, CAE CEO, IMN Solutions Phone: 386.235.3551 Email: bmyers@imnsolutions.com

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LUNCHEON PROGRAM DETAILS

Important Dates:

Luncheon: Friday, February 10, 2017

Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, (marketing to complete)

Pre-register and save!

Pre-Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $40.00

Non-members: $45.00

Onsite Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $50.00

Non-members: $60.00

After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations.

Address for Lunch Location – Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Metro – Friendship Heights Station, Red Line

Parking – Chevy Chase Pavilion Parking, 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

(202) 464-2900

IAEE Response to Travel Ban by Trump Administration

The original announcement can be found here.

Please direct all questions regarding the statement to IAEE HQ. We encourage our DC Chapter members to participate in HQ’s request to Share Your Story.

As you may know, President Trump recently signed an executive order temporarily banning visitors from seven countries from entering the U.S. While IAEE does not usually take a position in highly political matters, when it begins to affect our members, we do take notice. IAEE is 100% committed to bringing your voice and concerns to Washington, D.C. Below you will find a quote from IAEE chairperson of the board, Ryan Strowger, CEM along with a call to action.

From Ryan Strowger, CEM:

“The global exhibitions industry contributes more than $200 billion to world economies, with roughly $77 billion contributed to the U.S. GDP annually,” said Ryan Strowger, CEM, chair of IAEE and SVP of Exhibitions, Conferences and Sales with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). “Furthermore, more than 42 million visitors attend 9,400+ business-to-business exhibitions and events in the U.S. alone and IAEE members and stakeholders are rightfully concerned about the long-term ramifications of restrictions placed on global travelers coming to the U.S.”

How is this Affecting Your Organization?

Please share your story with us on how this new executive order is affecting your organization and members by visiting the “Share Your Story”  on the Exhibitions Mean Business website or email Nicole Bowman, MBA, IAEE Vice President of Marketing & Communications here.

Thank you,

IAEE Management