MIC of Colorado 12th Annual Educational Conference and Tradeshow

Denver, Colorado
Thursday, March 08, 2012

2012 MIC of Colorado Registration fees:

Individual Planner* Attendee or Prfessional Speaker - Discounted to $99 Early Bird
Student Attendee - $75 Early Bird
Supplier** Attendee NOT Exhibiting - $125 Early Bird
Additional Supplier Attendee with Booth - $109 Early Bird
After 2/23/2012 Add $25

*A“planner” is a meeting or event planner that supervises and coordinates the strategic, operational and logistical activities of events. The planner can be employed or hired ad hoc by corporations, associations, governments, and other organizations. This also includes someone that plans social events.

**A “supplier” is someone that provides products or services to meeting planners. Examples include hotels, audio visual companies, entertainment companies, transportation companies, restaurants, etc.

MIC of Colorado 12th Annual Educational Conference and Tradeshow
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States

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2012 MIC of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show


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The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has confirmed that the MIC Opening General Session and most Breakouts may be applied towards Continuing Education clock hours (CEs) on the CMP application and Recertification application.


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MIC is excited to announce that Mayor Michael B. Hancock is scheduled to address conference attendees during our luncheon and Senator Al White, Director, Colorado Tourism Office will be addressing the Opening General Session.


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Opening General Session: Starts at 8:00 am – so get there early!
TED meets MIC – Top Trends You Need for Successful Meetings


This TED-formatted session will feature subject matter snapshots of areas integral to the success of today’s meetings.

Striving for Meetings 3.0 – Shawna Suckow, The Senior Planners Industry Network
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A planner for nearly 20 years Shawna Suckow, President of SPIN, the Senior Planners Industry Network, has grown the association into the world’s largest senior-level planner organization, with 2,300 members. In addition to writing her first book due out spring of 2012, Shawna has written for many industry publications, and speaks domestically and internationally on meetings industry issues.


Technology to Advance Your Meetings – Kelly Kucera, Image Audiovisuals
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After 10 years in the hospitality industry, running AV events for clients of well-known Denver area hotel, Kelly followed her passion for planning and arranging audio visual production for corporations and associations and joined Image Audiovisuals.  In this role, she oversees all sales for the corporate office and has raised the bar on what companies can do with their AV budgets and her creativity.

Destination 101:  Partner Solutions with Trust and Transparency – Todd Gehrke, Telluride Tourism Board
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Over the past 15 years Todd has acquired experience with Destination Marketing Organizations, Travel Agencies, Hotels, DMC’s and Meeting Management Companies. It is this industry knowledge that allows him to provide clients with a complete travel solution, driven by a true understanding of the components that make up each and every experience. One of his biggest strengths is aligning personal interests with truly unique experiential travel itineraries,  His local supplier partners and he, strive to stay ahead of the curve with new trends and innovative concepts.

Brain-Based Events: The latest research on how to engage your audience and make your message stick - Dan Yaman, Live Spark
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Dan started his career at age 17 as America's Youngest Stage Hypnotist. As he traveled around the country performing before audiences, he realized there was a bigger need for helping audiences stay awake during presentations.

As the CEO of Live Spark--a strategic event design company—Dan developed pioneering methodology combining "The Art of Theater", "The Science of Learning" and the "Psychology of Persuasion" to create engaging environments where message comprehension and content retention soars.

Mr. Yaman also founded LearningWare, a company dedicated to making training more engaging through the use of interactive game shows. Additionally, he co-authored a "I'll Take Learning for 500: Using Game Shows to Engage, Motivate and Train" with Missy Covington.

Who’s TED and why should I be there?
The changes in the meetings industry are coming so quickly that the savvy planner needs extra hours in the day to stay on top of them. So this year’s keynote will give you insights into four areas, using the TED format, where speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Grab breakfast and be in your seats – this session is not to be missed.

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Planner Only Breakout Session (Limited to 50) - FULL

Collective Intelligence
Group Discussion - Moderated by Dean Savoca , M.Ed, President, SynergyLife Performance and Devon Binder, CMP, CMM, Senior Meeting Architect, Kinsley

A non-structured session in a creative seating design, collectively working with other planners to solve your meeting and event challenges. Sound too good to be true? Then check this session out!

Keynote Speaker - Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE


See reality and share the fun of it with laughter, good humor, and most importantly, through the lens of your Comic Vision®!

Portraying the daily (and often overwhelming) challenges found in these hectic times, Tim Gard offers his powerfully humorous approach to stress-diffusion, proven effective in both professional and personal encounters!

Re-awaken your fancy for fun as you enjoy Tim's stories, learn how to use his unique Stress Buster Tools, and learn a new way to look at life—with your own Comic Vision®!

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Exhibitor Booths are SOLD OUT. Click here to be placed on a wait list.

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The 2012 Meetings Industry Council of Colorado

Platinum Sponsors:



    Gold Sponsors 





 Silver Sponsors

Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gaston Photography
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Telluride Tourism Board
Vail Valley Partnership, The Chamber and Tourism Bureau
Wyndham Hotel Group 

Bronze Sponsors
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
Christian Meetings and Convention Association
Colorado Festivals and Events Association
Colorado Society of Association Executives
Denver Merchandise Mart
Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gaylord Hotels
Grand Junction VBC
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International - Denver
International Association of Exhibitions and Events Rocky Mountain Chapter
International Special Events Society - Denver Chapter
Little Eden Plantscaping
Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter
National Association of Catering Executives- Greater Denver Chapter
National Speakers Association - Colorado
Professional Convention Management Association Rocky Mountain Chapter
Rocky Mountain Business Travel Association
Smart City Networks - Colorado Convention Center
Society of Government Meeting Professionals Rocky Mountain Chapter
Splash Promotions
SuperShuttle and ExecuCar
Two Rivers Winery and the Chateau
Visit Baltimore

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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