Upcoming Programs and Events 

Date

Event

June 1, 2022

COLLABORATED & EMPOWERED BY:

IAEEMWC & PCMA GMC are spinning the hottest tracks of summer!
Collaborate with your peers at our (7) round table, sizzling, hot topics.
This meeting won’t miss a beat!

  • Delivering BIG while understaffed with limited resources
  • F&B trends in meetings & exhibit floor drivers
  • Reimaging your event schedule
  • The changing face of city wide / annual meetings
  • Strategy for attendee & exhibitor retention Y2Y
  • Event tech & association technology management
  • Registration trends and how it impacts budgeting & supply chain

Event Schedule: (2 CE Credits)
June 1, 2022 @ The Renaissance Schaumburg

12:00pm –1:00pm – One World Transportation: Downtown Chicago to Renaissance Schaumburg
1:00pm – 1:20pm – Registration / Badge Pickup
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Showcase Sponsors
1:45pm – 2:00pm – Opening Presentation!
2:00pm – 4:10pm – Stop! Collaborate & Listen Breakout Sessions
4:15pm – 4:30pm – Closing Presentation
4:45pm – 6:00pm – Networking Reception!!
6:15pm - One World Transportation: Renaissance Schaumburg to Downtown Chicago

 

 

REGISTER NOW!
Grab your spot early!
Meeting Planners! Use the code: MCNW for your sponsored registration!
Sponsored by:



Event Host Sponsors:

           


Event Organizer Sponsor:

 

Breakout Session Design & Décor Sponsor:


 

Breakout Education Sponsors:

 

              


Afternoon Caffeine Buzz Sponsor:


Showcase Sponsors:

              

 

Networking Cocktail Reception Sponsors:
  



Hotel Transportation Pick Up Sponsor: 

 

Transportation Sponsor:

June 15th 2022

Virtual Demo by Campfire Social
Save the Date - Registration to open shortly

August 11, 2022

YP Event
Location TBD

September 7, 2022

Annual Golf Outing
Top Golf, Naperville
Sponsorships are available. Please contact Julie Ichiba or Detraiter Love.

October 20, 2022

Annual Meeting

   

 


 PAST Chapter Programs and Events 

 

May 4, 2022

 

Reg Ready: Trends in Today's Registration Experience

1:30-2:30pm CST

Whether it’s an attendee excited for the education and content or an exhibiting company showcasing their products & services, registration is the one stop that everyone goes through to attend your eventIt sets the first impression both online and onsite.  How seamless was the experience?  How engaging was it?  Did registering for the event generate a sense of excitement to attend the event?  Join us for a discussion on trends we’re seeing in the registration experience of live, hybrid, and virtual meetings and events as we move into the endemic phase of COVID-19. 

These highly interactive sessions are meant to provide a space for everyone in the industry to learn from each other, so please come ready to share your experiences and learn from others as we adapt to these changes in our industry.

 

April 7, 2022

Industry Xchange

2:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7
The Old Post Office

Come collectively celebrate #GMID with IAEE Midwestern chapter and industry colleagues. IX brings together various chapters active in Chicago’s meetings & events industry, for a fun-filled, education-packed evening of continued learning and networking.
Learning labs include topics such as:
good health + well-being
decent work + economic growth
industry innovation + infrastructure
sustainable cities + communities

For those unable to join in-person, this hybrid event will allow you to learn, enjoy and network virtually! In addition, IX Chicago has been selected by MPI Global's Virtual GMID event as a featured city to be live-streamed to the global audience. More details to come!

February 23, 2022

Education Program 
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

~This program is eligible for one clock hour towards CEM recertification~

The first 50 event organizers who register, attend at no cost!

Hybrid meetings offer the best of what virtual and in-person meetings have to offer and can improve the carbon footprint of an organization’s event. 

Our panel of industry experts will help you learn:
• How planners can make smart decisions around technology and logistics to create the best outcome for their organization, their attendees, and their exhibitors all while leaving a positive mark on the world. We will touch on topics like sustainable materials on the show floor
• How to incorporate sustainability in your hybrid RFP
• How to best reach your event KPIs without blowing your budget

 Presenters: 

    Erica BishafFounder & CEO, CampfireSocial 

        Josh Luman, Vice President, Technology and Data, PCMA

     Brooke Wilson, CMPExperience Design Manager,
                                        360 Live Media 

Moderator:

   Jake Stevens, Founder, Climastry 

 

Thank you to our Promo Sponsor 

February 9, 2022

Event Vaccination Verification - Best Practices

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Join us for the next in our series of Connect & Share discussions. We will be discussing Event Vaccination Verification. Are you unsure how to process vaccination verification at your event? Looking for vendor recommendations?  Have YOU had an in-person event with vaccination verification or covid-testing? Join the conversation and collaborate with your peers on best practices. 

Discussion Leaders:
Anthony Maggiore, CMP, CED, DES, HIMSS
Moriah Hathaway, CEM, HIMSS
Gretchen Thielen, CEM, AAN

January 27, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Annual Kickball Tournament is back! Start putting your teams together!

Registration and warm-up begin at 4:30 PM

Games Begin at 5:30 PM

 

Kickball Teams: All teams must have a minimum of six players with at least two female players on the field during play. Eight players are included in the registration fee.

$350 Member Team / $400 Non-Member Team

Individual Players: Individual players are encouraged to attend. Team assignments will be made on-site
$45 per person

Not a Kickball player? Join us anyway and be a benchwarmer! Root for your favorite team as you enjoy plenty of food and drinks and of course, networking.
$45 per person

 

Please note: kickball participants and attendees are required to be fully vaccinated due to the City of Chicago Public Health Order 2021-2, which took effect on January 3, 2022.

Thank you to our Kickball sponsors!

The Armageddon Group
CDS

Freeman
GES
McCormick Place
SAVOR

December 7-9, 2021

Chapter Reception

Join the Midwestern chapter on Tuesday, December 7th from 5:30 - 7:30 as we toast & cheers to thank our vendors, suppliers, and meeting planners for one heck of a year, collaborating, persevering, and never giving up during a time of change.
Marriott Downtown - Salon D, Level 5!(one level above the other chapter receptions)

Sponsored by 

 Drink tickets to toast with Champagne & the "Champagne" of Beers - High Life, A taste of Philly "Mini Cheesesteaks" + cash bar

December 1, 2021

 

 

~Wednesday, December 1, 2021

 

~FourteenSixteen
   14 W. Calendar Ave.
   LaGrange, IL (Just off the LaGrange stop on the BNSF Metra line)
~5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
~$35 for members and nonmembers

 

This year more than ever, we want to get together to toast 2021 goodbye and welcome 2022! 

 

 The Holiday Mingle was generously sponsored by: 

                                                                                 

October 28, 2021

Sponsored Product Demo with        

 Evolio Event Measurement powered by Explori

Evolio Marketing and Explori have teamed up to provide the most advanced tradeshow, event and exhibit measurement solution in the industry. Evolio powered by Explori incorporates an extremely easy-to-use survey builder that includes pre-defined survey questions based on common event objectives with reporting that is by far more superior than other survey platforms in the market today. With Evolio powered by Explori you get benchmarks to compare your attendee and exhibitor survey results against, dashboards and quadrant analysis for data visualization and impactful interpretation of results (plus execs love them!). While survey software is a dime a dozen, with Evolio powered by Explori, your research investment, time, and outcomes go beyond next-level.

Demo Leader:
Joe Federbush, Evolio Marketing 

      

October 13, 2021

Join us at The Tap at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Time to be authentic to you! Join us for an enlightening and engaging conversation on how to modernize your personal brand, take risks, fail, succeed and anticipate change.

Being the cutting edge is no longer going to cut it.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Annual Meeting
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Panel Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Networking Reception with Family Feud activity

Presenters:
Colleen Brzozowski,CIS, CITP   

                                                        Julie Ichiba  

      Jen Salerno, CMP, DES     

 

 ~  SESSION HANDOUT ~


General meeting sponsor:   

Event Organizer sponsor:    

September 1, 2021

Annual Golf Outing

Be a part of our fun, energetic 32nd annual Golf Outing!

A meeting planner favorite, this event provides ample opportunity to network and engage with your fellow IAEE

Midwestern Chapter members. 
  • Hole sponsor with foursome - $1,100
  • Foursome - $700
  • Golf pair with supplier & planner -$325
  • Individual golfers - $175
  • Non-golfing hole sponsor - $500

 

            Here's who's already joining us:

Winsight Media        National Funeral Directors
AMC                           Freeman
SmithBucklin             CompuSystems
W T Glasgow             Roc Exhibitions
CORT                          Ichiba & Associates
BNP Media                Century Trade Show Services
Choose Chicago       Visit Salt Lake      
McCormick Place     Prime Electrical 
HIMSS                        Property Loss Research Bureau 
 
RSNA                         Chicago Event Management
American Academy of Implant Dentistry 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Visit Fort Worth        Meet Chicago Northwest
Montreal                    Visit Lauderdale
WT Glasgow              Unity Event Solutions
The Palm Beaches    Oscar & Associates
CDS 

 July 27, 2021

 

Virtually Everyone is Doing It! Where Do Live and Virtual Meetings Meet?
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT

 Live meetings are coming back and the industry is rejoicing, but how much of the virtual world do we need to keep around? And for how long? Join us for a discussion on what works after lockdown and how to maximize your event’s engagement. These highly interactive sessions are meant to provide a space for everyone in the industry to learn from each other, so please come ready to teach others about your experiences and to learn from other’s experiences as we adapt to these changes in our industry.

Discussion Moderators:
Rich Stone, CEO, EXPOCAD

Gretchen Thielen, CEM, Sr. Manager, Exhibits & Partnerships, American Academy of Neurology

This program is generously sponsored by:

June 2, 2021

 

3:00pm - 3:45pm - Mini Exhibit Showcase!
4:00pm - 5:00pm - Panel - Case Study Central 
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Reception with Young Professionals Collaborations! 

Approved for 1.0 CE unit 

Join us IN-PERSON! Yes, face to face, not through our computers! First experience our Mini Exhibit Showcase.  Check out innovative solutions that our industry vendors are bringing to the market!  Following this experience, hear from a panel of meeting planners and vendors as we discuss their case studies and actual experiences producing live, in-person events, over the past few months.  We will review what they’ve learned, procedures, protocols, and what not to do! Finally, we will celebrate being together again with a reception on the beautiful Renaissance terrace, while interacting with activations created by our very own Young Professionals.

Panelists:

     

Tricia Barglof, CEM, Executive Director, OFFPRICE Division, Tarsus
Debra Brendich, CEM, Vice President Client Solutions, Freeman
Chuck Grouzard, Executive Vice President – Exhibition Sales, GES
Amanda Gustafson, Account Executive, CDS
Erik Hallberg, Director of Sales, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Moderator:

  Moriah Hathaway, CEM, Manager, Exhibit Services, HIMSS

Exhibitions and Events Organizers - Free!
Exhibitions and Events services - $20
Live Stream - $10

 

Mini Showcase Exhibitors:

               

                            

                                                            
               Interested in being a part of the mini exhibit showcase. Contact Gail Brooks.

  • $150 Exhibitor Fee Includes:
    •  logo representation- on-site signage, pre-marketing material and website
    • In-person recorded interview OR company branded promo-sizzle reel (commercial) two-minute video
    • One registration to attend full event
  • $250 Exhibitor Fee Includes:
    • Includes all above
    • Attendee list-opt-in
    • Two registrations to attend full event


Education program sponsored by: 


First 50 meeti
ng planners receive complimentary registration, sponsored by:   



 

Registration platform provided by: 


Event production sponsored by: 
       

May 4, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dust off your work clothes.. in-person events are coming back!

Exhibitions and events are slowly starting to return, and our chapter could not be more ready for this transition. While this is very exciting news, there is still a lot to consider to ensure you are hosting a safe meeting and appropriate protocols are met. But what does that even mean? Join your fellow Midwest chapter colleagues in an idea-sharing session around best practices for live events that keep COVID-19 protocols in place. This is an interactive session, so please come prepared with your ideas, thoughts, and questions. Our industry is only made stronger if we can lean on each other and learn from each other!

February 28, 2021

Winter Walk: A Mile in Her Shoes

 

February 24, 2021

Exhibitions Industry Update: The Road to Recovery
This program is worth 1.5 CEUs
1:00 CST – 2:30pm CST

Suffering from Zoom fatigue?  Craving face to face interaction?  So are we!  As we creep up on the one-year anniversary of our industry shutting down, we feel there is no better time to discuss what the road to recovery looks like in 2021.  How are hotels, destinations and labor unions preparing for the comeback? What essential steps is our industry taking in order to ensure safety, efficiency and success?

This is a must attend event to kick off 2021! Join us as we hear from our fellow industry leaders with the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, ESCA and Destinations International.

 

Panelists:

Michael Jacobson 
President and CEO,
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA)

Kevin McLaughlin 
National Business Representative,
United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America

 

 

Bob Ryley 
Senior VP, GES & President-Elect,
ESCA

 

Pete Carroll
General Manager,
Central Division, GES

 

Don Welsh
President and CEO,
Destinations International

 Moderators:

Moriah Hathaway, CEM 
Manager,
Exhibit Services, HIMSS
Heather Larson, CMP 
Director of Sales,
Meet Chicago Northwest

February
9, 2021

Young Professional's Virtual Meet-up

12:00 - 1:00 PM (CST)

Young Professionals - Emotional Intelligence is key, awareness is everything. The more you understand you, the more you can build and excel your Personal Brand.

Join us February 9th, 2021 to learn how the Enneagram Personality Assessment reveals how emotions drive our lives and how we engage with others.

Step 1: Take the super quick and easy assessment to determine your enneagram type: https://www.crystalknows.com/enneagram-test 

 What is the Enneagram Personality Assessment?

  • The Enneagram is a personality system that reveals how emotions drive our lives and how we engage with others.
  • The Enneagram defines nine personality types, each with its own set of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for personal growth.


Why?  Being able to understand the basic motivations of different personality types can help one communicate and relate to others. Understanding similarities and differences between personality types can give you the skillset necessary to work better with colleagues and can improve how you show up to your coworkers. Everyone has fears and desires; we may seem different on the surface, but in reality, we are all seeking similar things: connection, understanding, support and acceptance.

 When? Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 12:00 -1:00 PM CST

  

 

Sponsored by:     

 

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