Activities and Awards from the 2018 MIC Conference & Trade Show

  • Activities and Awards from the 2018 MIC Conference & Trade Show

     
    POSTED April 16, 2018
     

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) hosted 1,210 attendees at the Colorado Convention Center for the 18th Annual MIC Conference & Trade Show on March 13 and 14, 2018.

The first day of the conference included a deep dive risk management workshop for meeting professionals facilitated by Brenda Rivers from Andavo Meetings.

There was also an educational session on creating authentic, memorable and impactful event experiences, moderated by Greg Bogue, vice president of experience design from Maritz Global Events.

The first day ended with a keynote address from Christine Cashen, the 2018 MIC emcee.

The second day of the conference opened with a look into technology and the 21st century by futurist Mike Walsh, followed by a lineup of educational sessions on industry trends such as advancing team productivity, Facebook advertising ROI and building the next generation of problem solvers.

The 2018 Luncheon & Awards included the MIC Leadership Award for 2018, presented to Kristin Hutton, CMP as well as the MIC Chair Award, presented to Kimberly Forte, SGMP.

The 2018 awards also included the recognition of 2017-2018 Chair Dean Savoca, Ed., BCC, CSP™ by MIC Council Chair-Elect Todd Seymour.

The entire event was capped by a closing address from the self-proclaimed “Professional Non-Professional” Yossi Ghinsberg.

The 19th Annual MIC Conference will be held on March 12 and 13, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center.

This is the fourth year in a row that I’ve helped with the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference and the 12th that I’ve attended. Nothing beats meeting face-to face, seeing friends and colleagues from around the state and beyond, and experiencing great Colorado destinations like Vail.

 

One of Colorado’s best-known lodging properties, The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, has announced two key partnerships and two new venues in 2018 that will help ensure a successful future for the iconic property that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

One of my favorite things to do when traveling for work or leisure is to check out the latest places and spaces. It has been hard to keep up in Denver as there has been a constant release of new; so when I journey from my office in Crested Butte to spend 48 hours in The Mile High City, I pack in as much as possible!