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June 2019

Summer Bash 2019

June 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toro Toro, 1300 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

The season of flip-flops and fireworks is nearly upon us. Join us to celebrate at AMPs' Summer Fete & Fiesta... Cost: PLANNERS: $30 in advance and $40 onsite. SUPPLIERS: $55 in advance and $65 onsite. SUPPLIER PACKAGE: $130 (includes 1 supplier ticket and 3 planner tickets.   Once purchased, email info@ampsweb.org to obtain your 3 planner codes.)     Thank You to Our Host Sponsor: Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:     Thank you to our Partner Sponsor: Thank you to our Decoration and Photo…

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September 2019

2019 Annual Meeting and AMPe Awards

September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Convene, 575 7th Street
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Annual Meeting and AMPe Awards         How to Use the LinkedIn of Tomorrow Today Attendees will learn:  New and Upcoming LinkedIn Features (Events, voicemail, See Translation, QR codes, Kudos, video, tagging, etc.)  Mentorship on LinkedIn – Why it matters, why you should participate  Profile Best Practices 2019: Do/Don’t and Before/After Examples  The #1 LinkedIn Activity Guaranteed to Improve Your Professional Visibility (Real Life Examples)  The New LinkedIn Pages: What’s Different, What You Should Do About It Victoria…

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October 2019

2019 October Monthly Meeting

October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds Conference Center, 1100 Wilson Blvd., 30th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209 United States

  10 Tips and Tricks for Introducing Innovation into Your Events (and Your Life!) Innovation is the new career expectation. Everyone talks about it, but who really knows how to set yourself up for success? In this session, Beth Surmont, Director of Experience Design for 360 Live Media, will share her secrets for revaling your own creativity while modeling some innovative new formats that you can implement into your meetings tomorrow. You will leave with: •Five ways to shift your…

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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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