Texas Education Conference #tec19
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™

AJ Gibson

General Session Emcee

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

Andrew Lacanienta, PhD

Designing Extraordinary Experiences

Courtney Stanley

The Secrets to Climbing the Ladder to Success in the Meetings Industry

Dianne Budion-Devitt

Making Sense of It All: How the Senses Impact Productivity

Jackie Dryden

Build Your Brand on Purpose

Jeff Rasco

All In On AI

Trey Turner

Active Shooter Training

Bobby Heard

Sponsorships to Relationships

Candace Schierling

The V.I.Plane – A Flight to Endless Possibilities

Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM

The V.I.Plane – A Flight to Endless Possibilities

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

Track: Meeting & Event Design
Room: Bluebonnet
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

Track: Meeting & Event Design
Room: Bluebonnet C

Jackie Dryden

Track: Career Development
Room: Lantana BC

Bobby Heard

Track: Sponsorship
Room: Lantana A

Stay Tuned for an exciting Industry Trends session

3:10 PM - 4:40 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Trey Turner

Track: Risk Management
Room: Lantana A

Dianne Budion Devitt

Track: Meeting/Event Design
Room: Bluebonnet A

Jeff Rasco

Track: Event Technology
Room: Bluebonnet C

Candace Schierling & Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM

Track: Event Marketing
Room: Lantana BC
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

FIRST TIMER 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

Track: Meeting & Event Design
Room: Lantana A

Jonathan Howe

Track: Legal
Room: Lantana C

Christina Olivarez

Track: Event Marketing
Room: Bluebonnet A

Courtney Stanley

Track: Career Development
Room: Lantana B
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

PARTNER CONNECTION

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

CLOSING SESSION WITH SEATED BRUNCH

Track: Meeting & Event Design
Room: Bluebonnet
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION

*optional; additional registration fee to attend

Buckles & Bling

Come join us for our BUCKLES & BLING opening reception Monday, November 4th as we eat, drink and dance beneath the Texas stars! We’ll have sips and small bites and of course a surprise or two! The Rustic takes pride in using quality ingredients and products sourced from Texas vendors. With 40 beers on tap and a variety of cocktails, you can taste the Lone Star State in all that they serve. In addition to the great food, drinks, and atmosphere, dance underneath the stars to the music from Memphis Train Revue, ranked among the nation’s elite private party entertainers, consistently delivering a unique blend of high-energy R & B, funk, classic soul, Motown, disco and current hits from the 50’s through the present day. Don’t forget to wear your Texas Gold for some fun 360 degree pictures and meet the friendliest alpacas in town! Buses will be available for transfers.

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.

The discounted room block deadline has past. Use the link below to book a room at this time.

Pricing

Registration Fees

Member PricingNon-Member Pricing
Planners$250$350
Supplier$325$425
Student$75$75
Additional Course:
Women In Leadership
$99$199

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

Registration Incentives

  • Register 5 staff from your company and get the 5th registration refunded post conference.

Partnership

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Sponsors

 

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©2019 MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter

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