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[38 days to go!] EMEC16 - Speakers not to be missed Ulrika Martensson and Ib Ravn

[38 days to go!] EMEC16 - Speakers not to be missed Ulrika Martensson and Ib Ravn

A focus on CSR, Meeting Design, Meeting Planning & Project Management with MPI Denmark President Elect Ulrika Martensson and Ph.D. Associate Professor at Aarhus University Ib Ravn at EMEC16.

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Ulrika MårtenssonHead of Communications - Meetings & Conventions, Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau

Ulrika Mårtensson is a communications professional with 15 years of experience in the international meetings industry. She is especially passionate about networking; business development; meetings design; sustainable meetings management, social enterprise, Copenhagen and the open source initiative #BeeSustain. Ulrika is the ‘Head of Communications – Meetings & Conventions’ in Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau and the ‘master mind’ behind the #BeeSustain campaign launched by Wonderful Copenhagen to generate a global buzz around the importance of sustainability in the meetings industry. Ulrika has been involved with the Copenhagen Sustainable Meetings Protocol – which pioneered by eco-certifying the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference COP15 that attracted 30,000 people to Copenhagen in 2009. Ulrika has a Master in Communications, a Bachelor in Psychology and is a certified meetings designer. She is ‘President Elect’, ‘VP Communications’ and ‘VP Finance’ on the board of MPI Denmark. 

The #BeeSustain Challenge: How To Drive Innovation and Enhance Meeting Quality and ROI Through Sustainability (and have FUN in the process) - Ulrika Mårtensson educational session at EMEC16

The #BeeSustain Challenge is an interactive game executed Meetovation Style – showcasing all five elements of the meetings design concept, but with the element Responsible Thinking as the main focus.
In this highly interactive session, you will physically be taken through various stations to meet and engage with local experts in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, testing the level of your knowledge and commitment.
Depending on your level of experience with implementing sustainability in your meetings and events (whether you are a planner or supplier), you will follow different routes in the #BeeSustain Challenge. You’ll learn about sustainable best practices from experts, and get the option to share – so come prepared to share your own sustainability successes and challenges.
You’ll also be collecting a toolkit to take home with inspiring and applicable ways to implement sustainability right away.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 / 09:00 - 10:30

Ib Ravn - Ph.D., Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Campus Emdrup

Ib Ravn, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Program on Organization and Learning at the Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. He does research and consults on the facilitation of knowledge processes at meetings, conferences and in the workplace generally. He has published numerous scholarly articles (such as “Facilitating Learning at Conferences” in the International Journal of Learning and Change) and four books in Danish on meeting facilitation and, with Steen Elsborg, “Leaning Meetings and Conferences in Practice” (People’s Press, 2007). He headed the early research-and-intervention project “The Learning Meeting” with VisitDenmark in 2003-05.



Facilitating Meetings to Enhance Participants' Sense of Autonomy, Competence, and Intrinsic Motivation - Ib Ravn educational session at EMEC16

Academic research has established that people are universally motivated by needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Remarkably, these needs have been ill served by large meetings and conferences as traditionally conceived.
As to autonomy, participants are kept in their seats all day and are required to listen impassively to one-way communication for hours on end.
As to competence, every meeting is designed so as to impress the participants with the expertise of the presenters, leaving the participants to feel that their own experience matters little.
As to relatedness, often participants are left to fend for themselves, when in fact networking is much too important to be left for the breaks.
In this session Ib Ravn will present basic principles, critiques of classical meetings, and spend the majority of time demonstrating small-group and open-floor processes where participants are treated as folks with universal needs for deciding what to do for themselves (autonomy), showing and telling how much they know and can do in relation to the session topic (competence), as well as meeting and sharing with others at the conference (relatedness).
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 / 09:00 - 10:30


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 The European Meetings & Events Conference takes place in Copenhagen from 7 to 9 February 2016.

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