The WEC 2015 educational slate features the topics that, and people who, will help you think and grow in new ways. WEC educational sessions give attendees best practice tools and research, exposure to sound business practices and the latest business trends. Speakers will include James Curleigh, executive vice president of Levi Strauss & Co. and president of the Levi’s brand; Evelyne White, co-founder and CEO of social dining community BookaLokal (a video interview from EMEC 2015 below); Pamela Meyer, author of the national best-seller Liespotting; Liz Murray, international bestselling author who went from being homeless to a Harvard graduate; and Yigit Pura, Season 1 winner of television show “Top Chef Just Desserts.”
But the world of conference education is changing. And while many learners enjoy the classroom, many others crave individualized and customized education, one-on-one and one-on-few conversations and interactive learning solutions. The mass availability of online education is driving learners to seek context from their peers and from subject matter experts in conversations and discussions, as opposed to lectures and panels.
MPI has created a solution to address this. Career and Learning Central acts as MPI’s learning laboratory, offering a variety of unique learning opportunities—for the individual, the small group and the masses— presenting the resources learners need to expand their knowledge, strengthen their careers and transform their events outside the confines of the concurrent session space. In each of its core areas, MPI not only shakes up the education headspace, but showcases innovation and experimentation as a means to knowledge and advancement. Make an appointment with career and résumé professionals, hold pop-up meetings with your peers, brainstorm solutions, attend educational campfire discussions—even ask an industry resource expert for answers to your event challenges.
Meanwhile, big ideas can also come in small doses during MPI’s Flash Point sessions. Flash Points provide you with a unique 15-minute burst format to gain valuable education that is different from anything else at the WEC. Speakers from outside the industry will share their big ideas, providing you with a unique lens from outside.
Come early and take a certificate preconference course in healthcare compliance, sustainable meetings, event design or mobile apps. Each course comes with CMP clock hours, and you can leave WEC with a new certificate for your résumé and new knowledge to advance your events.
Attendees at MPI’s annual global conference include meeting and business event industry professionals; suppliers from the tourism, technology and hospitality sectors; students; and hospitality faculty, all of whom are ready to find their professional edge. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.mpiweb.org/wec.
Below is Evelyne White's interview at EMEC 2015 conference where she was also a speaker.
Writen by Jessie States, Manager of Professional Development