Saturday, April 25 08:00AM-09:30AM

Length: NA
Effort: 5
Institution: Aplusify
Certificate Provided: No
Beginner
Self Paced
Speaker:

Richard Cummings


Welcoming
The Denver region has changed dramatically in the 17 years since Rail~Volution last visited: It’s turned into a magnet for millennials, spurring some of the fastest growth in the nation. Its transit network has developed into one of the largest in the country...
"The Denver region has changed dramatically in the 17 years since Rail~Volution last visited: It’s turned into a magnet for millennials, spurring some of the fastest growth in the nation. Its transit network has developed into one of the largest in the country – and continues to evolve as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) builds out the remainder of the FasTracks network. Innovations in affordable housing have created major sources of new funding. But even with these successes, the Denver region continues to evolve. Join local and national leaders as we set the stage for Rail~Volution 2017 and the challenges and opportunities ahead for us all. Emcee: Larry Hoy, Chair, Board of Directors, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver, CO Welcome to Colorado John Hickenlooper, Governor, State of Colorado, Denver, CO The Denver Story Since 2000 What are the lessons of this dramatic regional change? What was required for success? What kinds of leadership, collaborations and partnerships emerged amidst the challenges? Looking forward, how can the Denver region remain a desirable, affordable and mobile place to live, work and play? These are the questions local leaders face every day. Dig into the lessons of Denver. How can they be applied to the region’s future? And how can other regions emulate this success? Moderator: Maria Garcia Berry, Chief Executive Officer, CRL Associates, Denver, CO John Hickenlooper, Governor, State of Colorado, Denver, CO Christine Marquez-Hudson, President/CEO, The Denver Foundation, Denver, CO David Genova, General Manager/CEO, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver, CO Mizriam Cordero, Vice President, Government Affairs, Denver Chamber of Commerce, Denver, CO Disruption: Rail~Volution in the Time of Trump   Capture the broader context of how communities are embracing the possibilities promoted by Rail~Volution. Representative Earl Blumenauer shares his critique and insights about the state of the Rail~Volution movement. As a national leader and a lifelong advocate for livable communities, the congressman will provide a unique perspective on the progress to grow the movement during these disruptive times. Earl Blumenauer, Congressman, 3rd District, Oregon; Board Member, Rail~Volution

Virtuoso or Zoombie: Which One are You

Length: NA
Effort: 5
Institution: HyTech Professionals India Pvt Ltd
Certificate Provided: No
Beginner
Self Paced
Speaker:

Melissa Fulbright, Rebecca Takemoto


Most of us have participated in so many virtual meetings by now, but is the experience getting any better? What keeps your attention and what’s distracting? In this fun, interactive and somewhat outrageous session, join Brad Weaber to learn how to elevate the virtual meeting experience for attendees, speakers, and organizers. We’ll review everything from camera positions, lighting, and audio to clothing choices and backgrounds. Be prepared to share your experiences and opinions, but not your nostrils!

SPEAKER: BRAD WEABER, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL

THE BRAD WEABER CONSULTING GROUP

Brad Weaber is the Founder and Principal of the Brad Weaber Consulting Group, a firm focused on professional board and panel facilitation (live and virtual) as well as management efficiencies and event strategy review for all market segments. A 30-year veteran of the meetings/events/hospitality industry, he served most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Connections Housing, a leading provider of event and housing management. His previous senior management roles included being the Executive Vice President of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau; EVP for Smith Bucklin’s largest division, Event Services, which includes Courtesy Associates, where he served as President; and EVP and Chief Customer Officer for Experient, Inc. the world's largest event management corporation.

Brad is active with ASAE, IAEE, and PCMA. He is a featured speaker and moderator at industry events, and is a frequent trade publication contributor. He has also served on numerous advisory boards for cities and hotel properties.

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Veering Virtual: Comparing Virtual Platforms

Length: NA
Effort: 2
Institution: mElimu Edutech Private Limited
Certificate Provided: No
Beginner
Self Paced
Speaker:

Rebecca Takemoto


Veering Virtual: Comparing Virtual Platforms

Confused by the hundreds of virtual conferencing platforms? Not sure if you even NEED a virtual conference platform? Join Syncopate Meetings & Events owner Rebecca Takemoto as she discuss the ins and outs of choosing the right technology for your virtual meetings. Rebecca has sat through more than 2 dozen demos in the last 2 months and she's ready to share all that she's learned with you!

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The Way Forward

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Effort: 5
Institution: HyTech Professionals India Pvt Ltd
Certificate Provided: No
Beginner
Self Paced

What will events look like when we return to in-person or hybrid meetings? Michael will lead us in a discussion to re-imagine our entire experience, including room design and spatial distancing, food & beverage setups, hotel room amenities and more.

Join us for a special return engagement with Michael Dominguez, influential industry leader and former board member of MPI, ASAE and the U.S. Travel Association.

SPEAKER: MICHAEL DOMINGUEZ, CEO

ASSOCIATED LUXURY HOTELS INTERNATIONAL (ALHI)

Michael Dominguez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Prior to assuming the role at ALHI in June 2019, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for MGM Resorts International (MGMRI).

Michael is Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI). His other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors for ASAE. He has served as Co-Chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition as well as Co-Chair of the APEX Room Piracy Taskforce and the APEX Standards Committee. Michael served on the GBTA Foundation Board, the HSMAI Foundation Board and the FICP-Hospitality Professional Advisory Committee. In Las Vegas, he was member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. He was recruited and served in taskforce positions for PCMA, ASAE and CIC (Convention Industry Council).

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How to keep virtual participants plugged in

Length: NA
Effort: 5
Institution: HyTech Professionals India Pvt Ltd
Certificate Provided: No
Beginner
Self Paced

Now that virtual meetings are commonplace, keeping attendees engaged while they're remote can be challenging. When designing virtual meetings, planners are purposely inserting activities for fun, whether it’s during an opening session, a midday break, or a virtual happy hour.

In our August program, we’ll look at ways to build community, spark attendee creativity, and develop memorable and meaningful activities. Which activities can be done in a general session and which are more conducive to breakout sessions?

We’ll hear from several engagement providers, participate in demos, and discuss obstacles and best practices from the planners in the audience.

Participating speakers will come from:

  • The creative business solutions arm of The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theater and largest school of improvisation
  • Feet First Entertainment, specializing in live virtual game shows and scavenger hunts
  • Piccles, the virtual engagement tool in which attendees create instant drawings to share their feelings

Come prepared to play games and have fun with your RHMP colleagues!

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Career planning: charting a successful path during economic instability

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Effort: 5
Institution:
Certificate Provided: No
Beginner
Self Paced

CAREER PLANNING:

CHARTING A SUCCESSFUL PATH DURING ECONOMIC INSTABILITY

The meeting and event industry has been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting financial crisis. Some colleagues have been furloughed or laid off, and even those who have remained employed are taking stock of their career path. What now? Do we maintain the path we’ve been on; do we remain in the industry and take on a different role, or will we abandon this industry altogether?

In our September program, we’ll be joined by two well-known executive recruiters who will help us make sense of it all. Topics will include the best way to polish your résumé, tips on networking, the importance of social media, whether to become independent and/or start your own business, and how to take advantage of this turbulent time.

Join us, bring your questions, and participate in a thought-provoking discussion.

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