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Celebrate GMID Going Virtual, Events, and Marketing

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This week was meant to celebrate #eventprofs around the globe as we met in person and celebrated our industry. Last year, 275 Global Meetings Industry Day events spanning six continents and more than 50 countries were held on our international day of advocacy and throughout the whole weeks.

While Global Meetings Industry Day may have been postponed until it is safe for groups to meet once again due to Covid-19, there will still be GMID events held on Apr. 14 and more great events for the entire industry all week long. 

Check out these great virtual events and webinars celebrating events and marketing *and one for helping you with your money because it's important to think long term with your dollars and better learn how to make your dollars go farther, especially in a crisis*

Break a world record. Be part of the largest audience for a virtual conference

The 90-minute GMID Goes Virtual conference, hosted by Meetings Mean Business Canada, India, and the United States, aims to break the Guinness World Record for hosting the largest audience in a virtual conference. This interactive session will give attendees a forum to have their voices heard, contribute to valuable industry research, and connect with each other to celebrate #GMID20.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. CDT, and will open 30 minutes in advance. In order to break the record, participants need to be logged in for a minimum of 30 minutes.

The agenda will include the record-breaking attempt, followed by a discussion of COVID-19 and its impact on our qcommunities, work, and families led by MMB Canada.

Register for #GMIDGoesVirtual HERE.

MPI Virtual Summit

If you’re looking for more content, you’re in luck. In partnership with the Events Industry Council and MMBC, MPI will broadcast a live, 12-hour-long GMID: Virtual summit.

The agenda is focused on tools and skills relevant to moving forward during this unique global situation, including sessions on stress management, leading in a crisis and staying agile.

“During this time of extreme change, it is the right time to stay connected,” said Annette Gregg, senior vice president of experience for Meeting Professionals International.

She continued, “At a time when so many of us need and count on community support, resources and reinforcement, we must continue to connect and begin laying the tracks to recovery, driving global stability and expansion. Because we know, when we meet, we can think in ways previously unthought. When we meet, we can change the world.”

A panel of industry leaders will discuss how to navigate uncertainty and move toward recovery. And the expert session lineup includes many speakers like our very own Nifty Method Marketing & Events’ Alex Plaxen as well as Tracy Judge of Soundings Connect, Ruud Janssen of Event Design Collective GmbH, and Tyra Warner from College of Coastal Georgia.

The free-to-attend virtual event is open to all event professionals and includes the 30-minute #GMIDGoesVirtual record-breaking attempt. It will be broadcast live from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. CDT (1 p.m.-1 a.m. CEDT). Post-event, content will be archived and accessible for on-demand viewing by registered attendees only.

Register for the MPI GMID event HERE.

PCMA Global Webinars & Community Conversations

Members-only conversation about Industry Reset on Global Meetings Industry Day.

This Week's Virtual Events & Webinars

Date: Tuesday, 14 April through Wednesday, April 15
AVNation's Commercial AV Learn from Home Summit offers you an expert and easy way to network with peers, interact with thought leaders, meet collaborators, and stay up to date on the best practices and strategies for the commercial technology community. Hear from the industry's biggest leaders talk about the current crisis we are in, how to overcome, and thrive after. Save your space here.
Date: Wednesday, 15 April 
Time: 9:00 a.m. Central Time
Presenter: Rachel Rabinovich, Financial Advisor, Ellevest
The economy has changed very quickly, and we’re here to answer your questions about what to do with your money. There will be time for Q&A, and you’ll walk away with info about course corrections or new decisions you might need to make to feel better about your finances today. The best way to fight uncertainty is with a plan.
Date: Thursday, 16 April 
Time: 3:00 p.m. Central Time
EventHack 2020 celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of the event community. We're bringing together industry leaders and event practitioners to hack the future of virtual events. Teams will be judged based on creativity, technical feasibility, innovation, theme fit, helpfulness, and long-term viability. Join us to support the hackers, cast your vote, and have some fun
Date: Thursday, 16 April 
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Presenter: Matt Hertig, Founder, Alight Analytics
When most marketers plan campaigns, they need to answer a few basic questions: Who's the target? Where should we spend our budget? When should the campaign start and stop? But there's a better way to design your strategy—by using data to ask better questions.
Date: Thursday, 16 April
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Can't make GMID webinars but you're interested in hearing some content? No problem! Join us as we get together to share and discuss highlights from the day, key takeaways and learns from various webinars and presentations throughout GMID. If you are tuning into GMID, take note of your favorite speakers, sessions, or quotables and come prepared to share your favorite insights recapped for you by our friends at ILEA. Save your space here.
Date: Friday, 17 April 
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Presenter: Alan Weiss
These uniquely difficult times are emotionally draining for everyone. Mindfulness fosters calm and inner peace, making people aware of their ability to choose to react immediately or respond thoughtfully.
Date: Friday, 17 April
Time: 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Facilitator: Angela Braun, PMP of Angela Nicole Coaching
Presenter: Irene Pace, RD - author, speaker, and nutritionist, Pace Nutrition Inc.  
This sessions guides us through a conversation about our relationship with food during this unique time of being safe at home.

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