Airport shuttle to/from Sheraton Music City complimentary

SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013

1:00-5:00 Registration & sign up with Grayline (compliments of Grayline Tours) for Monday evening tours – on own free time

3:00 Hotel Check-in

6:00-8:00 Welcome reception at Whiskey Bent SALOON at 306 Broadway

SHUTTLES to Downtown – compliments of Grayline

MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:10 Presentation of colors & the National Anthem

Soloist: Adam Spivey, VP of Global Accounts, CSI Meetings

9:10-9:20 Welcome to Nashville!

Commissioner Susan Whitaker

9:20-9:30 CGMP – certificates and pins for graduating class

9:30-10:30 Timing is everything

Kristen Mackey, author, artist, and speaker; inspiring you to be the artist of your life! (Approved for 1 Leadership contact hour)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Strike a Chord with the Environment Carol Hinton, CGMP, Associate Director, University of Florida TREEO Center (Approved for 1 Education & Programming contact hour)

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Jazz up your event with Food Options

Jonathan C. McKinney, Director of Group Sales, Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa and Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

(Pending contact hour approval Facilities and Service)

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 For Planners ~ Noted RFP guidelines Speaker: Mr. Rob Coffman

(Pending contact hour approval Technology)

For Suppliers ~ Scoring the business –

Speaker: Joanna Tootill, Key Account Director, Government Group, IHG – InterContinental Hotels Group (Approved for 1 Financial & Contract Management contact hour)

4:00-5:00 For Planners ~ Improvisation – Building your meeting checklist Laurel Brown, Marketing and Program Coordinator, UF TREEO Center (Approved for 1 Logistics contact hour)

For Suppliers ~ Part II – Scoring the business –

Speaker: Joanna Tootill (Approved for 1 Financial & Contract Management Contact Hour)

6:00-8:00 Experience Nashville (on your own compliments of Grayline Tours)

TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:30 The State of SGMP

Rob Coffman, CGMP, National President, Society of Government Meeting Professionals

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Cleft Notes – Disabilities Sensitivity Protocol

Ned Solomon, Director, Partners in Policymaking, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities (Approved for 1 Logistics contact hour)

12:00-1:30 Lunch ~ Dining with Diplomats

Margaret Ann Prichard, Professional business etiquette speaker and founder of Manners and Protocol, LLC, a Nashville company specializing in etiquette and protocol services. (Approved for 1 Protocol contact hour)

1:30-2:30 For planners: Jazz up your Professional Savvy Margaret Ann Prichard (Approved for 1 Protocol contact hour)

For suppliers: Getting in Rhythm with Your Planners Ann Koralewski, Public Functions Coordinator, The University of Florida Academic Health Center (Approved for 1 Leadership contact hour)

2:30-3:30 Harmonizing with Surprises!  Speaker: Ann Koralewski

3:30-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Chapter Roundtables

6:00-8:00 Tradeshow & Reception

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Are You Running a Meeting…or Drowning in Chaos? Dana Brownlee, Founder and Owner of Professionalism Matters, Inc., a boutique professional development training company (Approved for 1 Leadership contact hour)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Conference Wrap up with Scholarships & Raffles

Topics and/or speakers subject to change

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