2022 MIC Agenda (previous)

Agenda (as of 2.9.22 subject to change)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022


7:00 am – 6:00 pm                    Registration

Sponsored by: Cvent & eventPower

7:00 am – 2:30 pm                    Exhibit Set-Up

8:00 am – 4:00 pm                    CEM Session: Selecting Service Contractors (advance registration & fee required)

Speaker: Matt Kalb, PRG

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                    The CMP Boot Camp Experience (advance registration & fee required)

Speaker: Carol Benavidez, HelmsBriscoe

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                    Reimagining the Customer Experience in the Time of COVID

Speakers: Michael Dominguez, ALHI | Trevor Wessman-Lavelle, AislePlanner | Jason Lusk, VisitDenver 

Moderator: Dawn Williams, VenuHub

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm                    Certificate in Meeting Management(CMM) – Take your Seat at the Table

Speakers: TBA

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm                    MIC Organization / Certification Showcase

     ›The PCMA Digital Event Certification (DES)

     Speaker: Megan Martin, Juno

     ›SGMP – Certified Government Meeting Professions

     Speakers: Clele Clark | Pam Temple

    ›Learn about CFEA 

     Speakers: TBA

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm                    The Importance of Data to Demonstrate the Value of Meetings

Speakers: Kyle Jordan, INFORMS

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                   Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by: Visit Aurora

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

7:30 am – 8:30 am                     Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by: Monarch Casino Resort Spa

8:30 am – 9:30 am                    Opening Keynote: The Tenets of Event Transformation: Stewardship,

Strategies and Support   

Speakers: Michael Clarke, Director, B2B Programs & Events – US & Canada, Marriott Hotels | Scott Morrissey, Senior VP, Sustainability, Denver International Airport | Lori Pace, Multicultural Strategist, Changing Paces International, LLC                                                    

Entertainment:  The Silhouettes

Sponsored by: Visit Denver

9:30 am – 10:30 am                 Break in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by: Visit Colorado Springs

10:30 am – 11:30 am               Breakout Sessions

›Environmental Resiliency Within the Events Industry

Speakers: Scott Morrissey, DIA | Adam Schlegel, Chook & Snooze Socially Responsible Restaurant | Megan Stansell, City and County of Denver 

Moderator: Cassy Cadwallader

›Authentic Representation Goes Beyond EDI Requirements

Speakers: Lori Pace, NSA | Kinette Richards, Ph.D., NCC, Mud & Lotus | Don Mamone, The Mamones LLC | Amara Martin, Dress for Success

Moderator: Dr. Autumn Thomas, Mud & Lotus 

›Coping with Constantly Evolving COVID Regulations

Speakers: Michael Clarke, Marriott Hotels | Michael Tedford, Colorado Convention Center | David DuBois, IAEE | Justin Ball, Bespoke Events    

›Knock ’em Alive – Powerful Presentation Skills

Speaker: Tanis Roeder, Elevate Your Communication 

›Out of the Shadows and into the Light – Let the Transformation Begin

Speaker: Lynne Waggoner-Patton, The Silhouettes

›The MIC Speaker Showcase Featuring NSA Pro Members

11:45 am – 12:45 pm              Breakout Sessions

›But Is It Local? An Interactive Journey through the Food Stream 

Speaker: Laura Zaspel, MEPM, Serendipity Catering 

›Event Risk Management: A Framework for Safer Gatherings

Speaker: Liz Warwick, Warwick Strategic Planning

›Fireside Chat: A Deep Dive into Pandemic Contract Language

Speakers: Christian Hardigree, Metropolitan State University of Denver | Tyra Warner, College of Coastal Georgia

Moderator: Barb Taylor Carpender 

›12 Years of Saving Food – We Don’t Waste & Centerplate: Building Environmentally Responsible Partnerships 

Speaker: Mathew Karm, We Don’t Waste | Kayley Boyle, Centerplate

Moderator: Carolyn Strauss

›EDI Workshop: Engage Environmentally Responsible Partners

Speaker: Dr. Autumn Thomas, Mud and Lotus Consulting

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm               Awards Lunch and MIC State of the Union Address

Speakers: Rachel Benedick, VisitDenver | Michael Dominguez, ALHI | David DuBois, IAEE| Sherrif Karamat, PCMA

Moderator:  Nicole Marsh, Imprint Event Group

Sponsored by: Marriott International & Destination Toronto

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm                Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm                Breakout Sessions   

›You Are What You Eat: Welcome to the Dawn of Purpose-Driven Food

Speaker: Tracy Stuckrath, Thrive Meetings 

›The Future is Fluid

Speaker: Don Mamone, The Mamones, LLC   

›The State of Events, and a Path to Recovery and Reorientation

Speakers: Tim Wolfe, Colorado Tourism Office | Jeremy Bronson, Occasions Catering | Sherrif Karamat, PCMA

Moderator:  Justin Ball, Bespoke       

›Create Your Compelling Future: One Thought at a Time

Speaker: Cindy Saylor, SaylorsJourney

›The MIC Speaker Showcase Featuring NSA Pro Members

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm               Closing Keynote: Unleash the Power of What If

Speaker: André van Hall, The van Hall Company 

Sponsored by:  Visit Newport Beach