The 37th Annual Conference

Join us for the NCBMP 37th Annual Conference being held Virtually, on November 18-20, 2020.

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Detailed Agenda

Wednesday, November 18
  COLLABORATION: Events Industry Council (EIC) & 
National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP)
  ***Requires Separate Registration***
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Opening Panel: Advocacy: (EIC)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Session (EIC)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Breakout Session: Intentional Design of your Events (EIC)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Keynote (EIC)
Thursday, November 19
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 8:30 am President's Morning Workout
10:00 am - 11:00 am General Session: Derreck Kayongo (EIC)

NCBMP and EIC will host this session simultaneously to both organizations. Featuring: Former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Social Entrepreneur, Global Soap Project Founder and CNN Hero who will share insights and highlights on Diversity.
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break Experience: Visit Austin
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Breakout #1: What's more important? Diversity, Inclusion or Allyship
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Breakout #2: Ready, Set, Meet: Coronavirus Event Safety Strategies (MPI)

The Events Industry Council recently released new guidelines to help organizations make decisions on when and how to begin hosting gatherings—and strategies and tactics for safe meetings have been released from any number of organizations, hotel brands and industry associations. Discover highlights from these reports that can help guide your guidance with clients and your conversation with potential meeting partners and facilities. What questions should you be asking of both to ensure you are following duty of care best practices for a safe-as-it-can-be event? Learn how other organizations are slowly bringing back the business of meetings.

Learner Outcomes:
  • Apply practices and guidelines for safe meetings.
  • Feel comfortable asking key questions for organizations to rebuild trust in meetings.
  • Design experiences using new guides in the areas of crowd control, hygiene, health and food and beverage.
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Breakout #3: Industry tools to Manage a successful meeting: Regmatch Introduction
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Break Experience:
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm General Session: How We Reflect, Recover and Rebound: NCBMP Elected Officials Tele-Townhall
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break Experience:
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Breakout #4: Health is Wealth: Healthy Cooking and Life Balance
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Breakout #5: Healthy Meetings: Healthy Planner (MPI)

As a meeting organizer, the health and wellbeing of your attendees and participants is top-of-mind as you look to design experiences that are safe and impactful for all of your stakeholders. Brain-friendly menus, natural light and movement (and modifications therein) are important factors in the design of experiences that help learners grow and change, networkers meet the right people and event owners achieve objectives. But you need to be healthy, too—to pull off a successful event. So, what are some tips and tricks to achieve both?

What you will get from this session:
  • Learn key components to creating a healthy meeting environment.
  • Discuss best practices for encouraging wellbeing onsite at meetings.
  • Learn some simple ways to say healthy while running onsite experiences.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Engage: Client Destination Virtual Dine-Around
Friday, November 20
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration
7:30 am - 8:00 am Presidents Morning Workout
9:00 am - 9:45 am Business Meeting
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break Experience:
10:00 am - 11:00 am General Session: 2020 Black Travel Study Results: Industry Launch
11:00 am - 11:15 amBreak Experience:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Business Expo : Pre-Registration Required 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Breakout #6: Empower Yourself and Your Career Post COVID-19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Breakout #7: Contract Negotiation Post COVID: How Can Associations Thrive, Survive and Stay Alive
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Breakout #8: Navigating Industry Certifications (CMP, CAE, CMM) (Events Industry Council)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Breakout #9: Maximizing Your NCBMP Membership
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm NCBMP Gala: Black Party

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