SGMP Southeast Regional Conference 2012 Gallery

We had a great time at the 2012 SGMP Southeat Regional Conference.  Here are a few images from the event.

Scholarships for the Regional Education Conference

Want to attend SGMP's Southeast Regional Education Conference in Mobile, AL, September 16-19, 2012- but need monetary support?

SGMP Central Florida is now accepting applications for scholarships to go to the regional conference. All applications must be received no later than August 3, 2012. All scholarship recipients will be notified the week of August 6, 2012.

  Download Application Here

Scholarship applications and any questions can be sent to Laura Boekenoogen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax at 352-392-8630.

** Scholarship funds will be available pending board approval of the 2012/2013 chapter budget.


The SGMP Southeast Regional Education Conference will be held on September 16-19, 2012. The event is located at the Renaissance Mobile River View Plaza Hotel, Mobile, Alabama.

For more information, visit the website at:

Educational Topics to Include:

  • Hotel Safety and Security
  • Enhancing Meetings Through Food
  • Dining Etiquette • Creating Partnerships With Government, Defense, Commercial, Industry and Academia
  • Time Management • Cash Management – Income, Expenses, Attrition and Other Variables that Can Impact Your Event's Bottom Line
  • Facility of Choice - Is your Hotel the "Choice" Spot for a Meeting?
  • Keeping the Bottom Line from Going Under: Financial Leadership in Uncertain Times
  • Suppliers Track: What Does the Ideal Government RFP Response Look Like?
  • Event Disaster Preparedness • Communication Between Planner and Supplier
  • Promoting Your Event for Success

SGMP Chapter Scholarship for Accreditation

SGMP Central Florida is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for scholarships to obtain industry accreditations! Applications can be found on the chapter website.


  • Must be a chapter member for a minimum of 1 year.
  • ust have served on a committee or the chapter board for a minimum of 6 months.

If you receive a scholarship for accreditation, you will be asked to share your experience at a chapter meeting, or through an article for the newsletter.

Please see the application for further information, or contact Laura Boekenoogen for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  SGMP Chapter Scholarship Accreditation

Committee Wish List

Program Committee

  • members who would like to help secure speakers and coordinate with the sponsor to facilitate their meeting (set up, prizes, etc.)

Education Day Sub-Committee

  • members who would like to help with either a silent auction or educational topic and speaker (or both) for 2012 Education Day (Sept-Oct.).

Communications Committee

  • members who can assist with Facebook, Twitter, electronic newsletter/information page, website and membership announcements.

Community Service/Fundraising Committee

  • members to help with the April 2012 Chapter Yard Sale, selling tables, promoting sale to members and public, soliciting sale items for the chapter table, making and setting up signs, helping set up on the day of, helping tear down.

Membership Committee

  • 2 member volunteers to help with a membership blitz (by phone, campus table, or other ideas) and a member volunteer to contact members whose membership is about to expire.