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November 2019

2019 November Monthly Meeting

November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trajectory Event Center & The Expo Group, 13665 Dulles Tech Drive, Suite 150
Herndon, VA 20171

Registration is Open!              The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Event Experiences A recent study by Bizzabo revealed that 70% of speakers at events across the world are male. The same study found that only a fraction of those same event speakers were people of color. As an event planner, you have the opportunity to create experiences that are not just inclusive and accessible but welcoming to your diverse audiences. While there is a lot…

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December 2019

2019 Holiday Party

December 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Law Enforcement Museum, 444 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Winter Wonderland... Join AMPs for an evening of Holiday fun! Monday, December 9 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Location: National Law Enforcement Museum 444 E St NW Washington, DC 20001 Cost: PLANNERS: $30 in advance and $35 onsite. INDUSTRY PARTNERS: $60 in advance and $65 onsite. Industry Partner Registration Packages: Winter Wonderland Industry Partner Package $150 (includes 1 industry partner ticket and 3 planner tickets)* Happy Holidays Industry Partner Package $500 (includes 1 industry partner ticket and 15 planner tickets)* *Promo code for planners of…

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January 2020

2020 January Monthly Meeting

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hyatt Centric Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209 United States
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Crisis Communications: Anticipate & Communicate  Be prepared for the unexpected. It’s an often used phrase that is often confusing. After all, how can we prepare for what we don’t expect to happen? The answer ultimately comes down to developing a Communications Plan that includes three things; auditing your vulnerabilities, training your spokespeople, and establishing means of communicating. We’ll answer your burning questions about how to use social media when it really matters. The basic steps of effective crisis communications are…

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February 2020

2020 February Monthly Meeting

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kellogg Conference Hotel – Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Registration Now Open! Event Technology: Improving Events & Tackling Challenges Technology can be our best friend or worst enemy, and as planners, we know there's so much left to learn about what makes event technology deployments successful. Hear from a panel of association planners about their technology journey. The panel will identify the catalyst for change within their organization, how planners got buy-in from key stakeholders, and each organization's unique challenges and successes as it relates to technology, and how…

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March 2020

2020 March Monthly Meeting

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Topic: The Dish: Food Trends in the Hospitality Industry  -- Today’s Dietary Requirements and the Future Outlook for Event Menu Planning A panel including chefs, a nutritionist and a meeting planner discuss food trends in today’s hospitality industry. Participate in an open conversation about realistic approaches to menu planning for large and small events that have diverse audiences with diverse palates and dietary restrictions. How does current menu planning vary from hotel service to convention service? What are the trends…

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April 2020

2020 April Monthly Meeting — Online Event

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DC United States

  Thanks for attending our Online event! If you missed it or would like to watch the recording, please find the link below. Also our speaker Bryan Grimaldi was very generous in sharing the below resources including the slide deck. Here’s a link to Bryan's firm’s resource page on COVID—19:  https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/covid19/covid-economic-stimulus-information Here’s Bryan's LinkedIn Profile where he is regularly posting updates:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-grimaldi-9363a27/ - Click here to view Recording - Slide Presentation: - - - - In light of all that…

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May 2020

2020 May Monthly Meeting — Online Event

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Meeting Professionals & Mental Wellness A Presentation by Carol A. Kivler, MS, CSP, CMT  Resources post event: Podcasts and Apps: To be posted shortly Webinar recording of event: https://bit.ly/2WtyjUM        Access Password: 3s$!5D$F Books:     Summary: This program will focus on how to proactively invest in your mental wellness to live your best professional and personal lives. The meeting and event planning profession is known for its high pressure and demanding environment. Stress factors include physical…

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September 2020

2020 September Meeting — Online Event

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Topic: Community in Unity:  Reinvention Amplified! You don’t want to miss this!  Join us for our virtual Annual Meeting, September 8  from 5:30 – 7:00pm.  Find out what AMPs is planning for the coming year for its members.  Hear guest speaker, Kim Becking, Motivational Keynote Speaker, Change & Leadership Expert, and Best-Selling Author.  Meet the incoming 2020-2021 Board of Directors and other fun surprises and special guests.  Then we will  wrap things up with a choice of 2 networking receptions…

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AMPlify Your Health – September 5K Walk/Run Meet-Up

September 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Gravelly Point Park: George Washington Memorial Parkway Arlington, VA 22202, Gravelly Point Park: George Washington Memorial Parkway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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Join your fellow AMPs Members for a 5k run/walk. Use this opportunity to AMPlify your health and reconnect with your network in a safe, outdoor setting.  The 5k will start at Gravelly Point Park (off of the GW Parkway near DCA airport) and we will go up to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove, then back to Gravelly Point Park - enjoying a mostly flat path and some of the most beautiful views of DC.  After the 5k, feel free to…

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AMPlified Community Conversations September

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and hop online on the 3rd Thursday of each month to connect with your AMPs Community! These monthly meetings will use that month’s educational program topic as a guide for informal roundtable style discussions, allowing AMPs members to engage in an informal but valuable way.   Complimentary event for AMPs members, $10 for nonmembers  

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