Texas Education Conference – Virtual
October 1, 2020 #tec20

Top thought leaders, influencers and decision-makers in the meetings and event industry come together at the Texas Education Conference (TEC) to share insights, strategies and best practices to help planners and suppliers advance their event management skills and raise their visibility within their organizations. TEC20, the premier event for regional meeting planners and suppliers, will be held virtually as the signature conference of the MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter where doors are opened, businesses are built and careers are made.

TEXAS EDUCATION CONFERENCE – VIRTUAL
OCTOBER 1, 2020 #TEC20

Top thought leaders, influencers and decision-makers in the meetings and event industry come together at the Texas Education Conference (TEC) to share insights, strategies and best practices to help planners and suppliers advance their event management skills and raise their visibility within their organizations. TEC20, the premier event for regional meeting planners and suppliers, will be held virtually as the signature conference of the MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter where doors are opened, businesses are built and careers are made.

MEETINGFUL

An in-depth look into the resilience of the meetings and events industry and the potential for its transformation in areas of leadership, innovation and reinvention

PERSONABLE

A connection point for peer-to-peer relationships with an authentic, genuine and personable approach to professional networking

IMPACTFUL

A community-driven exchange of ideas and knowledge designed to inspire and empower meeting professionals in key areas of expertise

SPEAKERS

Mario Bass

Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward

Joe Bedsole, CTA, CIES

Moderator: Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward

Kim Britton

Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward

Andrea Elizondo, CMP, CMM

The Virtual Events Journey: Successes, Challenges, and the Future

Joe Federbush

Hybrid Events: Leveraging content and experiences for both in-person and online events while not cannibalizing the in-person value

Steve Genovesi

Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward

Marvelless Mark Kamp

Virtual Rock Star Bingo / Trivia

Chris Meyer, CEM, CMP

Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward

Zoe Moore

After The Conversation

Tanida Mullen, CMP, CTE, TDM

Moderator: After The Conversation

Jessica Pettitt, CSP

After The Conversation

Meaghan Rhame, CMP

The Virtual Events Journey: Successes, Challenges, and the Future

Shawna Suckow, CMP

How to Market to Attendees, Sponsors, and Planners in a Pandemic Economy

Victor Torregroza

Virtual Event Planning and the Technology Behind It

Agenda

Thursday, October 1, 2020

12:30 PM

VIRTUAL DOORS OPEN

12:45 PM

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Meaghan Rhame, MPITHCC President
Sponsor Presentation: Attendee Management, Inc.
1:00 PM

OPENING GENERAL SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION

Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward
Mario Bass, Visit San Antonio
Kim Britton, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Steve Genovesi, Visit Austin
Chris Meyer, CEM, CMP, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Moderator: Joe Bedsole, CTA, CIES, Arlington CVB
Sponsor Presentation: Kalahari
1:50 PM

INTERACTIVE BREAK

2:00 PM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Session 1
Virtual Event Planning and the Technology Behind ItVictor Torregroza, Intel Corporation

Breakout Session 2
The Virtual Events Journey: Successes, Challenges, and the FutureAndrea Elizondo, CMP, CMM, Association of Texas Professional Educators
Meaghan Rhame, CMP, Texas Computer Education Association

2:50 PM

INTERACTIVE BREAK

3:00 PM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Session 1
Hybrid Events: Leveraging content and experiences for both in-person and online events while not cannibalizing the in-person valueJoe Federbush, EVOLIO Marketing

Breakout Session 2
How to Market to Attendees, Sponsors, and Planners in a Pandemic EconomyShawna Suckow, CMP, Shawna Suckow International
3:50 PM

INTERACTIVE BREAK

4:00 PM

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION

After The ConversationZoe Moore, Certified Diversity Practitioner
Jessica Pettitt, CSP, Author of Good Enough Now
Moderator: Tanida Mullen, CMP, CTE, TDM, Killeen Civic & Convention Center

Sponsor Presentation: Visit College Station
5:00 PM

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR

Marvelless Mark
Virtual Rock Star Bingo / Trivia

Pricing

Texas Education Conference – Registration Fees

  • Member Pricing
  • $25 minimum.
  • Non-Member Pricing
  • $40 minimum.

There will be additional donation opportunities for MPI members in need, Wounded Warriors and The Refuge.
CEU’s: Approved for 4 hours of education credits.

*Registrations may be cancelled with a 25% administrative fee until September 20, 2020. No refunds may be requested after that date, but substitutions are allowed. Please contact admin@mpithcc.org for assistance.

Registration closes at midnight, Wednesday, September 30th.

Partnership

Interested in being a sponsor for TEC20?

Contact Elias Aguirre, Director of Strategic Partnerships at 210-859-2864 or email
dir-strategicpartnerships@mpithcc.org.

Sponsors

 

Chapter Partners

 

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