Texas Education Conference
November 4-5, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

 The Texas Education Conference (TEC) is the premier educational and networking event of the MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter. Invest in your professional development. Advance your knowledge of the meetings industry as you learn tips and practices to fine tune and grow your meeting management skill set. What better way to network with your peers and build new business relationships than at the beautiful new Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark!

With an optional women’s leadership-focused certification class, as well as a partner connection area with (up to) 15 tabletop displays where supplier vendors will conduct business and showcase their products and services, this conference will deliver premier education, creative networking and business opportunities for meeting and event professionals.

November 4-5, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

 The Texas Education Conference (TEC) is the premier educational and networking event of the MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter. Invest in your professional development. Advance your knowledge of the meetings industry as you learn tips and practices to fine tune and grow your meeting management skill set. What better way to network with your peers and build new business relationships than at the beautiful new Embassy Suites Landmark in San Antonio!

With a women’s leadership-focused certification class, as well as a partner connection area with (up to) 15 tabletop displays where supplier vendors will conduct business and showcase their products and services, this conference will deliver premier education, creative networking and business opportunities for meeting and event professionals.

SUPPORT

MPI’s core mission to make our members successful by building human connections through knowledge, ideas, relationships and marketplaces

PROVIDE

High-quality, affordable educational programs and networking opportunities tailored to the needs of today’s meeting professionals

CREATE

A unique local venue for supplier members to build relationships and an environment of successful face-to-face supplier: buyer marketplace

Speakers

Michael Cerbelli

MICHAEL CERBELLI’S: THE HOT LIST™
Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™

Jonathan T. Howe, Esq.

Understanding Contracts

Christina Jovanna Olivarez

Real-Time Social Media: Leveraging Social Media for Live Event Coverage

Samantha Vogel, CMP

Squeezing the Dime! Finding New Ways to Manage Spend & Generate Savings / Creating a Strategic Engagement Plan

Judy Payne, CMP

Squeezing the Dime! Finding New Ways to Manage Spend & Generate Savings / Creating a Strategic Engagement Plan

Agenda

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION / CHECK IN

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

PARTNER CONNECTION

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

MICHAEL CERBELLI'S: THE HOT LIST
12:00 PM -12:30 PM

PARTNER CONNECTION

12:30 PM -1:30 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

PARTNER CONNECTION

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Judy Payne / Samantha Vogel

SQUEEZING THE DIME! FINDING NEW WAYS TO MANAGE SPEND & GENERATE SAVINGS

Jackie Dryden

GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR BOTTOM LINE AND BUILD YOUR BRAND ON PURPOSE

Stay Tuned for an exciting Industry Trends session

Stay Tuned for an exciting Sponsorship Trends session

3:10 PM - 4:40 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ALERRT

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING

Dianne Budion Devitt

MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL: HOW THE SENSES IMPACT PRODUCTIVITY

Stay Tuned for an exciting Event Marketing session

Stay Tuned for an exciting Event Tech session

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

NEW MEMBER POOLSIDE RECEPTION

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

PARTNER CONNECTION COCKTAIL RECEPTION

6:00 PM

BUSSES BEGIN DEPARTURE FOR OPENING RECEPTION

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

OPENING RECEPTION AT THE RUSTIC

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Judy Payne / Samantha Vogel

CREATING A STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT PLAN #NAILEDIT

Jonathan Howe

BIG POWER CONTRACTS

Christina Olivarez

REAL-TIME SOCIAL MEDIA: LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIVE EVENT COVERAGE

Stay Tuned for an exciting Career Development session

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CLOSING SESSION WITH SEATED BRUNCH

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION

*optional; additional registration fee to attend

Women In Leadership

NEW THIS YEAR –
Earn even more CEU’s and leadership skills at this additional course being offered by MPI directly following TEC.

About the Course

Women ​play ​key ​roles ​in ​the ​hospitality ​and ​meeting ​industries, ​but ​many ​find ​it ​challenging ​to ​move ​into ​leadership ​positions. ​In ​fact, ​recent ​studies ​show ​that ​women ​are ​28% ​less ​likely ​to ​get ​an ​executive-level ​position even ​if ​they ​possess ​the ​skills ​that ​make ​other ​job ​applicants ​attractive ​candidates ​for ​CEO, ​COO, ​CMO ​and ​CFO ​positions. ​

In ​this ​four-hour ​course, ​examine ​the why behind this phenomenon, ​what ​skills you can use or actions you can take to overcome it ​and ​create ​a ​personal ​action ​plan ​that advances your career, your leadership and your influence.

Learn about the key roles women play in the hospitality and meeting industries and how to overcome career obstacles to executive-level positions. Review and learn from real-life case studies of women who have overcome adversity to excel in the meetings space, while maintaining the right balance for their personal and professional lives.

Participants of this course receive:

  • 4 clock hours in CMP-IS Strategic Domain E: Human Resources; Domain F: Stakeholder Management
  • Access code for Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
  • Individual Development Plan worksheets to create a personalized action plan
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Certificate in Executive Leadership Skills

Member: $99 / Standard: $199

*Please note that Women In Leadership is a separate event from TEC. Registration is required. 

Presented by Jessie States, CMP, CMM

Jessie States, CMP, CMM, is the Director of the MPI Academy for Meeting Professionals International, where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products delivered through all channels, including live and digital events, educational experiences, professional certificate programs and through educational partnerships.

Jessie received the 2018 Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, an honor that recognizes emerging leaders and industry supporters who exhibit individual excellence based on innovation, impact, vision, leadership, influence, collaboration, courage, perseverance and other achievements. In 2017, she earned a place on the list of 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events (Successful Meetings magazine) and the title Trendsetter (Meetings Today magazine).

Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton
San Antonio Landmark

5615 Landmark Parkway
San Antonio, Texas, 78249

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark offers an ideal location, close to many popular attractions. Take the kids for an unforgettable day out at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio’s biggest amusement park, or experience indoor sky diving at Top Golf and iFly. We are also just minutes away from the shops at La Cantera and The Rim Shopping Center and we are just 20 minutes from the famous San Antonio River Walk, full of shops, dining and entertainment. If sport is your thing, the hotel is just 10 minutes from Boerne’s Northrup Park Baseball & Softball Complex and we are within 15 minutes’ drive of seven different championship golf courses.

*special rate of $139/night for TEC attendees

or call 1-800-774-1500 and use the code “MPI“.

Pricing

Registration Fees

Registration Fees – Early Registration Fees until September 15, 2019
Member PricingNon-Member Pricing
Planners$250$350
Supplier$325$425
Student$75$75
Additional Course:
Women In Leadership
$99$199

Registration Incentives

  • Register by August 31 and be entered in a drawing to have your registration fee refunded post conference.
  • Register 5 staff from your company and get the 5th registration refunded post conference.

Partnership

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

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©2019 MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter

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©2019 MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter