By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM
Today started at the Faculty meeting.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all meeting and conference courses covered the same material? That was our task for the day, determining: If there was only one meeting planning course for 16 weeks in a program, what would it look like?
As we began paring it down in our groups, great discussions happened. We sometimes agreed to disagree. Then, before this was over, I moved to the “student mega mentor” session. Ahh … youth. It was a joy to sit with several students, answer their questions and learn about their passions.
The best advice I can give? Network. Join associations like this, and stay passionate.
Time to move onto chapter reception and the opening reception. Can’t wait …
Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, has over 20 years experience in the conference, meetings and events industry. She worked for both corporations and associations before forming Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc. in 1990. She will be blogging about her experiences at the Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting Jan. 10-14.