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Reconvening for Recovery: Live!

A special event designed to both show and tell how to mitigate risk by adhering to the most current meetings industry health and safety protocols to support in-person business events that also contain a virtual component.

We Can Meet Face-to-Face Again.

The Big Question Is: How?



"Reconvening for Recovery: Live!" is a special event designed to both show and tell how to mitigate risk by adhering to the most current meetings industry health and safety protocols to support in-person business events that also contain a virtual component.

The agenda will provide short, focused sessions, live on-stage and virtually, with industry influencers; networking receptions and  interactive activities; creative F&B offerings; and one-to-one meetings.

Highlights include:

• David Dubois, President and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events: "Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events"

• Elizabeth Warwick, Vice President, Meeting Management and Event Strategy, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; and Allison Kinsley, CMM, CMP, CED, Chief Meeting Architect, Kinsley Meetings; Amy Calvert, President and CEO, Events Industry Council Business Recovery Task Force; Mike Dominguez, President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International: “Planners Talk Planning: The New Imperatives of Meetings Design”

• John Washko, VP, Expo & Convention Sales, Mohegan Sun: "How Meetings Suppliers Can Help Planners Visualize and Plan Events — Safely and Effectively"

• Hope Holm, Regional Sales Director, PSAV: "How to Facilitate the New Normal for Hybrid Events"

• Heather Hansen O’Neill, President, Find Your Fire: How to Release the Chains of Covid to Move You, Your Career, and the Industry Forward

Michael Mazzulli, Director of the Mohegan Tribe Athletic Department: "Sports Event 'Bubbles' Case Study: Bellator MMA and Showtime Championship Boxing"

Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020: "Remaking Your Business, Changing Perception and Culture Within a 100 year Organization: Miss America as Case Study"

In person-attendees will be provided one night of accommodations (if desired), as well as all food and beverage during the program.  

Digital attendees will be integrated fully into the event and will engage with the event's live attendees interactively. Remote cameras will broadcast "behind the scenes" looks at how Mohegan Sun and their partners are producing the event, demonstrating current live event best practices to the meeting's digital audience. 

Presented by Mohegan Sun in partnership with the Northstar Meetings Group and PSAV, essential information about "Reconvening for Recovery: Live!" is as follows:

• Attendance will be capped on-site to 70 planners and 20 supplier representatives.

• One night of accommodations and food and beverage provided during the program are complimentary for qualifying attendees.

• Admission to the live event is limited to attendees within driving distance of the venue who comply with the state of Connecticut’s travel advisory pre-arrival testing protocols.

• All best practices related to meeting safely will be strictly followed.

• On-site attendees are required to agree to the event's code of conduct and sign a liability waiver before attending. Please click here to view the code of conduct.

To register:

For in-person click here and virtual attendees, please click here to RSVP. Or contact the Northstar team as noted below. 

Please note, all attendees of the live event, will need to sign a liability waiver.

David Blansfield

David Blansfield

Executive Vice President & Group Publisher, Northstar Meetings Group

Amy Calvert

Amy Calvert

President and CEO, Events Industry Council Business Recovery Task Force

Michael Dominguez

Michael Dominguez

President and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International

David DuBois

David DuBois

President and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events

Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton

President and General Manager, Mohegan Sun

Allison Kinsley

Allison Kinsley

Chief Meeting Architect, Kinsley Meetings

Mike Kogan

Mike Kogan

Heather Hansen O’Neill

Heather Hansen O’Neill

President, Find Your Fire

Hope Holm

Hope Holm

Regional Sales Director, PSAV

Camille Schrier

Camille Schrier

Miss America 2020

Elizabeth Warwick

Elizabeth Warwick

Vice President, Meeting Management and Event Strategy, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

John Washko

John Washko

VP, Expo & Convention Sales, Mohegan Sun

All times are Eastern

October 13, 2020 (live only)

1:00pm 5:00pm
On-site registration
5:00pm 7:00pm
Opening reception

October 14, 2020 (live and virtual)

7:30am – 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast (live participants only)
9:00am – 9:15am
Live-Meeting “Housekeeping”

David Blansfield, Executive Vice President, Northstar Meetings Group

9:15am – 9:35am
How Meeting Suppliers Can Help Planners Visualize and Plan Events – Safely and Effectively

John Washko, Vice President, Expo and Convention Sales

9:35am – 9:55am
How to Facilitate the New Normal for Hybrid Events

Hope Holm, Regional Sales Director, PSAV

9:55am – 10:05am
The Meeting Attendee Experience Video Review

Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020

10:05am – 10:25am
Meeting Design Now – A Planner’s Perspective

Liz Warwick, Liberty Mutual; Alison Kinsley, Kinsley Meetings; Amy Calvert, EIC; Mike Dominguez, President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International

10:25am – 10:45am
Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events

David Dubois, President and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events

10:45am – 10:55am
The Meeting Attendee Experience Video Review

Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020

10:55am – 11:15am
Breaking Free: How to Release the Chains of Covid to Move You, Your Career, and the Industry Forward

Heather Hansen O’Neill, President, Find Your Fire

11:15am – 11:40am
Sports Event 'Bubbles' Case Study: Bellator MMA and Showtime Championship Boxing
Mike Kogan, Bellator and Michael Mazzulli, Director of the Mohegan Tribe Athletic Department

11:40am – 11:50am
Move from Ballroom to Expo Center
11:50am – 12:00pm
Trade Show Floor as Learning Village

John Washko, VP, Expo & Convention Sales, Mohegan Sun

12:05pm – 12:25pm
Remaking Your Business, Changing Perception and Culture Within a 100 year Organization: Miss America as Case Study

Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020 

12:25pm – 12:30pm
Closing

David Blansfield, Executive Vice President & Group Publisher, Northstar Meetings Group

NOTE: This marks the conclusion of the virtual-only component. The rest of the day's agenda applies to our live participants only.

October 14, 2020 (live participants only)

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm
One-to-One Appointments
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Tour of hotel (optional)
4:00pm
Departures

The highest standards of safety and hygiene will be applied to Northstar Meetings Group events, both in the planning of the event, and its production and management onsite.

Northstar Meetings Group’s ESP 2020 (Enhanced Safety Protocols for Live Events) establish basic principles and practices that will help mitigate risk and protect event participants, as well as all counterparties they engage with, both during their onsite experience, and afterwards.

Please click here to read our full policy on our safety protocols.

For all of us to stay safe, all of us must adhere to consistent protocols. Click here to read the meetings industry code of conduct, which applies to attendees of "Reconvening for Recovery" and all Northstar live events.


 

Please click here for the latest travel advisory for visitors to Connecticut.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Buyers Contact:

Rebecca Roach

Group Director, Audience Marketing

[email protected]

Suppliers Contact:

Shalise DeMott

Vice President, Sales

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Angela Cox

Senior Director, Meetings & Events

[email protected]