11 hsmai nov22

Turbocharge Your Events by Unleashing Their Networking Power

Join HSMAI DC as we partner with the Association of Meeting Professionals (AMPs) for a special summer educational program and networking. You will learn along with meeting professionals as Lee Gimpel, founder of Better Meetings, presents Turbocharge Your Events by Unleashing Their Networking Power.

Learn seven easy techniques to quickly improve your events’ networking. Surveys reveal that 90% of an event’s value may come from networking. Join this fun, hands-on session to learn how to create an engaging environment where your attendees will truly connect. Maximize your event’s value and replace random small talk with high-impact, enjoyable conversations. Far from awkward icebreakers, you’ll experience proven techniques to supercharge meetings. Plus, rather than passively watching a lecture, you’ll actually be able to practice what you learn with your fellow meeting planning peers!

This program will be live streamed and although parts of it will be beneficial to virtual attendees, the small group discussions will not be available to virtual participants.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn 7 networking techniques to apply to your own events.
2. Understand the connection between networking quality, satisfaction, and event profitability.
3. Identify a practical opportunity within your own events to improve connection.


Lee Gimpel

Better Meetings
Lee Gimpel is the founder of Better Meetings in Washington, DC. The firm helps organizations and meeting planners make their events more dynamic, engaging, and productive via strategic conference and agenda design, meeting facilitation, and networking. Clients include companies and government agencies in addition to a wide range of nonprofits and associations, including the National Association of Realtors, Department of Energy, American Federation of Teachers, Sodexo, Manufacturers Alliance, and Conservation International. In addition, he founded the Conference Organizers Summit for event professionals. He holds a degree from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond with concentrations in international business and marketing. His work blends group facilitation, audience engagement, human-centered design, and specific training with Liberating Structures, Technology of Participation, and applied improv, among others. As a meetings expert, he is widely quoted in the media, including in USA TodayHuffPostConvenePrevue Meetings & IncentivesAssociation Conventions & Facilities, and MeetingsNet. He is also the contributing expert on meetings and facilitation for Forbes where he writes a regular column.

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Agenda: 5:00 pm – Registration
               5:30 pm – Welcome           
               5:45 pm Program
               6:30 pm Networking

Viceroy Washington DC
1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Member - $45.00 
Non-member - $65.00

Register Today!