SGMP Central Florida

2018 National Education Conference

June 5-7, 2018
Norfolk, VA


Mark your calendars for the 2018 National Education Conference


2018 National Education Conference

Start Date: 6/2/2018 9:00 AM EST 
End Date: 6/7/2018 5:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 E Main Street
Norfolk, VA  United States  23510

Event Website:

Organization Name: SGMP

Lauren Lariviere
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2018 SGMP Central Florida Chapter Education Day



Date:   Thursday, July 19, 2018

 Place:  Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

            1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607

 Time:   8:30am– 4:00pm (7:45 am Suppliers can set up tables for Expo)

 What:  Annual education featuring top notch speakers!

 Who Should Attend?

Meeting professionals who organize meetings for the government, independent contract meeting planners, and industry suppliers. You do not have to be a member of SGMP to attend. Non-Member Planners can pay $55 for Registration to Education Day AND a one year membership to SGMP. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with SGMP members.


Education Day Features

Well-known and engaging speakers and topics

4 Contact Hours of continuing education

Time for planners and suppliers to network  

Fun & giveaways at the Expo scavenger hunt 


Captain Jeffrey Holcomb, UFPD

Joan Eisenstodt, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC

Brett Sterenson, Hotel Lobbyists


8:30a-9a                Check-In/Continental Breakfast

9a-9:15a                Welcome

9:15a-10:15a         Community Preparedness for the Active Shooter

10:15a-10:30a       Break

10:30a-11:30a       Court Case: To Sue or Not to Sue

11:30a-12:30p       Lunch

12:30p-1:30p         Supplier Expo 

1:30p-2:30p           Beyond the ADA:
                             Making Meetings and Facilities More Accessible and Inclusive 

2:30p-2:45p           Break

2:45p-3:45p           Why Hotels Don't Want Your Business

3:45p-4p                Closing Remarks

 Additional Details

There is a room block set up at the Hilton for all guests needing guest room reservations. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Please call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the room block of "Society of Government Meeting Professionals." or book online HERE.

If you have any questions regarding Education Day, please contact Kelly Aleman at Visit Gainesville Alachua County FL - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 352-374-5260.


 *Planners-Bring your business cards to enter to win raffle items!*


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Breakfast- Residence Inn I-75 Gainesville

AM Break- Daytona Beach CVB

PM Break- Springhill Suites by Marriott Gainesville

Lunch- Visit Gainesville Alachua County FL

Speaker #1- Hampton Inn I-75 Gainesville

Speaker #2-

*Sponsorship opportunities still available. Please contact Kelly Aleman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details*



Special Note:

When registering, please do not forget to let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or what you need to fully participate in Education Day. 

Upcoming Meetings

SGMP Education Day
Thu Jul 18 @ 8:30AM - 04:00PM