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CEU Credits

Summer Camp sessions are eligible for a total of 5 clock hours towards CEM recertification. If you have questions on how to submit your credits, please contact

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9:00 AM

 Registration Opens

9:30 AM - 10:45 am

Welcome & Opening General Session

Keynote AddresS By:

Nan Marchand Beauvois - U.S. Travel Association

  • Travel in and to the USA

Sponsored by:

Experience Grand Rapids

10:45 am - 11:00 am

 Coffee Break & Industry Showcase

Sponsored by:

Great Fort Lauderdale CVB

11:00 AM - Noon

 Concurrent Session Block 1

  • Do I Bow, Kiss or Shake hands? Understanding Protocol and Cultural Awareness, and How They Impact Your Meeting.
  • CSR Projects: How to Give Back to Your Community Through Your Events
  • How to Affect Event Innovation in Associations Today

Noon - 12:20 PM

Networking Break,  Industry Showcase & CSR

12:20 PM - 1:15 PM


Sponsored by:

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

General Session: Keynote:

Derreck Kayongo, Founder, GloBal Soap Project

  • Harnessing Your Power to Create Change

2:00 PM- 2:20 PM

break & Industry Showcase

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Concurrent Block 2

  • One Small Step for Planners -- One Giant Leap for Meetings!
  • Safeguarding our Communities: A Look At Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry
  • Evolve, Reimagine, and Implement—Making Everyone Feel Welcome

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM

Networking Break & Industry Showcase

Sponsored by:

Visit Milwaukee

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM

Concurrent Block 3

  • Getting S’More from Your AV Budget, Campfire Session
  • "I Can't Take That!" Navigating the Ethical Waters or Tough Issues?

  4:35 PM - 4:50 PM

Afternoon Snack Break & Industry Showcase

Sponsored by:

Hiltons of Chicago

 4:50 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing General Session

  • Shake Your Story: Drums for Peace

5:30 pm - 6:30 PM


Sponsored by:

Visit Tampa Bay

Reston Herndon Meeting Planners (RHMP) 

APEX Meetings is the managing agent for RHMP

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