March 2011 Monthly Educational Program
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 (11:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
March Monthly Educational Program
Meeting Architecture: Discover the Evolution of the Meetings Industry
Presented by Terri Breining, CMM, CMP, MPI Platinum Speaker
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta Community Food Bank Food Drive
ask that attendees bring non-perishable food items to donate to the
Atlanta Community Food Bank when they come to the March Monthly Program.
The Community Outreach Committee will have a table set up outside of the
general meeting room from 10:30 a.m. until the meeting begins. Once the
meeting starts, the donations will be boxed and taken to the Atlanta
Community Food Bank. We will also have a sign-up sheet for the June 11
volunteer opportunity in the PRC (Product Rescue Center) at the Food
the real power of meetings and the evolution of the meeting industry.
Are you prepared? Do you have the skills and knowledge to be a Meeting
know that meetings create significant value for meeting owners and
delegates and often the cities where the meetings take place. We talk
about the business aspect of meetings—but are we designing meetings that
boost the value they deliver to their stakeholders?
real purpose of meetings lies in the value they create within the
participatory groups—what they learn, who they meet and the momentum the
meeting creates to start new projects or drive existing ones forward.
This is the real power of meetings, the real value they create.
Architecture approaches meetings from the inside out—focusing on the
participants and the desired results first; then designing the meeting
elements around those needs. Meeting Architecture integrates the arts
and sciences that contribute to learning and motivation by incorporating
such diverse disciplines as theatre, psychology and sociology into the
art and science of effective meeting management. A Meeting Architect
will design and ‘build’ a meeting based on objectives and measure its
Architecture leads to design that improves results for the stakeholders
and enhances the delegate experience—content, delivery and the meeting
environment. Meeting Architecture changes the paradigm from logistics to
design. Both event organizers and suppliers must understand this new
discipline and how it can make them relevant as stakeholders demand more
business results from meetings and events.
Register now for the March program! (June Knowledge Center date to be announced soon.)
1. Introduction to the discipline of Meeting Architecture and why it’s vital to the meeting industry.
2. Identify ways in which the Meeting Architecture process will serve
your organization and/or professional development needs.
Coming in June! Meeting Architecture Workshop with Terri Breining
As a follow-up to the Introduction to Meeting Architecture session
taking place during the March GaMPI program, MPI Platinum speaker Terri
Breining will be returning to GaMPI to lead us in an in-depth Meeting
Architecture workshop during the Knowledge Center presented by GaMPI in
June 2011. Taking place in early June 2011, this highly interactive
workshop will focus on learning the specific skills needed to implement
the Meeting Architecture Process for your meetings. This two-part series
(March and June) will not only educate you on the Meeting Architecture
Process, but provide you with the specific skills needed to implement
the MAP program for your meetings.
About the Speaker
Theresa (Terri) Breining, CMM, CMP is a principal with Breining Group
LLC, whose focus is facilitating, training and consulting in the meeting
industry. Terri has been in the meeting planning industry for more than
three decades and has been responsible for producing meetings and
conducting training around the globe. Considered by many to be a thought
leader, Terri is an activist working tirelessly on the continuous
advancement of knowledge, skill and professionalism in the meeting
industry. She served MPI as the Chairwoman of the International Board of
Directors in 2003-04 and she been included several times on the list of
“Most Influential People in the Meeting Industry” by Meeting News
Magazine. Most recently, she was inducted into the Convention Industry
Council’s Hall of Leaders for 2010.Professional Headshots
Back by popular demand, Jeff Gaines, of Jeff Gaines Photography, will be
offering professional headshots during the March program for only $10 per 3 headshots!
Jeff's onsite "studio" will be open from 11 to 11:45 a.m. during the
pre-program networking time, and will be open again after the program
concludes until 2 p.m. Don't miss the opportunity to have your picture
professionally taken for only $10. (Great for updating your Facebook and
LinkedIn accounts) No reservation necessary. Please bring cash.Registration Fees:
Early Bird GaMPI Member (before 5 pm on 3/11/11) - $40
Early Bird Non-GaMPI Member (before 5 pm on 3/11/11 - $60
Standard GaMPI Member (after 5 pm on 3/11/11) - $50
Standard Non-GaMPI Member (after 5 p.m. on 3/11/11) - $70
Student Member - $18
Parking price per car for parking is reduced Parking Fee of $4.00 per
car and the hotel will have “chaser” tickets for GaMPI members to ensure
the special price as parking lot is automated.
Valet parking is $12.00 per car and will be available even if the self parking lot is full.
One Live Oak Parking Garage has daily parking and is 1/2 block from the hotel if the parking garage is full.