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    With the return to in-person events in 2022, 2023 looks like an exciting year to get creative and try new things. But what is the right direction to increase your 2023 event ROI?

    With the return to in-person events in 2022, 2023 looks like an exciting year to get creative and try new things. But what is the right direction to increase your 2023 event ROI?  

    Gone are the days when you could attract attendees with excellent educational tracks, free company pens, and giveaways. Instead, events need to provide a meaningful experience onsite, virtually, and post-event. Join Cadmium’s panel of industry experts as they dive into emerging event technology trends for 2023, share client experiences and lessons learned, and learn how to shape your events in 2023 with limited resources.  

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Learn data trends and what you should keep your eyes on
    • Understand asynchronous hybrid and how this can increase your event ROI 
    • Top trends for the next 2-3 years 

    Paul Zickert (Moderator)

    Vice President of Partnerships

    Cadmium

    Paul Zickert, Vice President of Partnerships, Cadmium. Over the past 22 years Paul has been involved with technology and sales within the healthcare, trade show and corporate events industries. Paul previously worked at CVS Health, CDW, Flexera and GES. Recently at GES he led the global team for product and pre-sales for client facing technology. Paul has spoken at events such as Dreamforce (Salesforce.com annual event), CAEM, IAEE, CEMA and more. For 2022 he was selected to be on the IAEE Tech Committee. Paul loves technology, the data that tells a story and the overall success technology brings in helping people reinvision their roles and the efficiency gains technology can bring.

    Joe Colangelo

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Bear Analytics

    Joe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bear Analytics – a technology company that powers event success. Obsessed by the fundamental belief that data-driven insights make for better event outcomes and experiences, Joe and the team at Bear Analytics created Bear IQ. Bear IQ is the industry-leading event analytics platform that powers the measurement, design, and growth of the world’s best experiences – all possible via the data you’re already collecting.

    Formerly the principal strategist behind the strategic development of BIO’s One-on-One Partnering System, a web-based, SaaS platform, focused on providing biotech and pharma companies an efficient system for engaging in face-to-face interactions at an international portfolio of events

    Jennifer Kerhin, CEM, CMP

    CEO

    SB Expos & Events

    Jennifer Kerhin, CEO of SB Expos & Events, has more than 20 years of experience working with association tradeshows. Jennifer has a certification in meeting planner (CMP) and exhibition management (CEM), an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and substantial executive-level association experience.

    SB specializes in association events. As a technology-driven company, we are uniquely positioned to integrate live and hybrid components to maximize your association event’s potential. We develop non-dues revenue from association meetings through exhibits, sponsorships, registration, and advertising while reducing association expenses by optimizing event management practices.

    Understanding that active involvement within associations is the key to success, Jennifer is a committed member and volunteer in IAEE. She has been a speaker at ASAE’s Annual Meeting and IAEE’s ExpoExpo! She also founded the IAEE DC Chapter Women Leadership bookclub.

    James Rut

    Chief Information Officer

    Cogent Global Solutions

    Having served as a Senior IT Event Manager, an IT Project Manager, a Consultant, and an IT Director, James knows IT and how it impacts the customer experience. With a strong track record as an IT Project Manager in the entertainment industry, James also has experience working with cyber security, nonprofits, streaming media, video, audio engineering, and production management. James excels at developing, planning, and implementing information technology strategies that meet our client's business needs deliver optimal return on investment, and maintain utmost security while ensuring that the event network infrastructure adequately supports all computing and communication needs. In addition to extensive IT and project management expertise, James has a degree in Networking and Systems Administration Technology. Although he enjoys nerding out on IT, James is incredibly communicative, personable, and approachable. When he's not planning or strategizing premium events, he likes to fish and relax in his native Texas.

    Derek Suminski

    Vice President of Business Development

    INSPIRE Global Event Solutions

    Derek oversees INSPIRE’s Show and Event Services Sales Division, client acquisition and management, and
    industry strategy. Over the past 26 years Derek has held various technical, managerial and sales positions
    including the account management for 70 trade association, corporate and government clientele.
    Derek recently completed his third term on the Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter Board of
    Directors. In this capacity he was charged with overseeing the chapter’s signature Annual Conference
    & Expo and served in a Director of Meetings capacity, providing him continual and unique insight into the event
    planning needs and challenges that the INSPIRE customers face on a day to day basis.

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    While learning trends the past few years have focused on meeting the moment, trends moving forward are based upon what we’ve learned while operating during disruption so we can continue to meet the most pressing needs. In this session we’ll discuss the top five trends impacting education program development in the coming year, the whys behind them, and the massive shift across sectors to focusing on DEI in learning design.

    While learning trends the past few years have focused on meeting the moment, trends moving forward are based upon what we’ve learned while operating during disruption so we can continue to meet the most pressing needs. In this session we’ll discuss the top five trends impacting education program development in the coming year, the whys behind them, and the massive shift across sectors to focusing on DEI in learning design.

    Learning Objectives: As a result of this session, learners will

    • Discuss the top five learning trends and how they impact our learning portfolio
    • Explore the shift from format to learner in the trend landscape
    • Examine how DEI learning design trends inform how we create safe learning spaces and extend the conversation to neurodivergence and trauma-informed design.

    Tracy King, MA, CAE

    Chief Learning Strategist & Founder, InspirEd

    As Chief Learning Strategist & Founder of InspirEd, Tracy King leverages her more than 20 years in workforce development, consulting with organizations on education strategy and learning design. Tracy is the author of Competitive Advantage, advising on how to grow reliably profitable and sustainable continuing education programs that transform learners. Tracy is a thought leader, invited speaker, master learning designer and DELP Scholar. Her work has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, USA Today, Forbes and hundreds of nationally syndicated television, newspaper, and magazine outlets. She’s featured as a chapter author in the award-winning Routledge text, Microlearning in the Digital Age: The Design and Delivery of Learning in Snippets.

    Connect: https://www.inspired-ed.com/

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    Data is king when it comes to event strategy. But what data can bring the best results?  Join us as we chat with Bear Analytics about what event data points you should be monitoring to benchmark your progress, track real-time spending, and how to hone campaigns that drive your target audience to register for events.

    Data is king when it comes to event strategy. But what data can bring the best results? 

    Join us as we chat with Bear Analytics about what event data points you should be monitoring to benchmark your progress, track real-time spending, and how to hone campaigns that drive your target audience to register for events. 

    You don’t have to spend more to gain more. We’ll show you how to test your strategy, examine results, and shift your investments accordingly.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss how to get from strategy to wrap-up for one event and scale for all levels of investment in virtual and in-person events.
    • Learn about various attribution models to help you meet your predetermined pacing goals.
    • Figure out how users engage with your organization and event across the board.

    Jessie Reyes

    Director of Marketing

    Cadmium

    Marketing executive with over 15 years of experience developing and leading teams to define and deliver differentiated brand experiences that grow market share and build customer loyalty. Jessie has spent the last 8 years in the event marketing and continuing education sector. Jessie currently serves as a SaaS-oriented Marketing Director for Cadmium. Cadmium is an all-in-one event and learning platform. Cadmium simplifies the production of live, hybrid, and virtual events and maximizes the value of online learning with a single, flexible platform designed to capture the chemistry of people, ideas, and knowledge.

    Jessie holds an MBA from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in business with a concentration in marketing from the University of Massachusetts.

    Joe Colangelo

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Bear Analytics

    Joe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bear Analytics – a technology company that powers event success. Obsessed by the fundamental belief that data-driven insights make for better event outcomes and experiences, Joe and the team at Bear Analytics created Bear IQ. Bear IQ is the industry-leading event analytics platform that powers the measurement, design, and growth of the world’s best experiences – all possible via the data you’re already collecting.

    Formerly the principal strategist behind the strategic development of BIO’s One-on-One Partnering System, a web-based, SaaS platform, focused on providing biotech and pharma companies an efficient system for engaging in face-to-face interactions at an international portfolio of events

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    In the ever-changing world of events, the need to streamline the presentation and speaker process are greater than ever. Imagine having one source to manage every aspect of your presentation and speaker needs. What exactly does that look like and how does it work? We’ll demystify the system and discuss opportunities that working with one person and utilizing powerful Cadmium tools provide, as well as breaking down additional benefits and practical insights on how best to use your internet and network.

    In the ever-changing world of events, the need to streamline the presentation and speaker process are greater than ever. Imagine having one source to manage every aspect of your presentation and speaker needs. What exactly does that look like and how does it work? We’ll demystify the system and discuss opportunities that working with one person and utilizing powerful Cadmium tools provide, as well as breaking down additional benefits and practical insights on how best to use your internet and network. 

    Prerequisite Participant Knowledge and Skills 

    It would be helpful if a participant understands the Education Harvester and how this solution can be an added benefit to utilizing existing data. 

    Learning Objectives - Application on the Job 

    • After participating in this session, participants will be able to understand how the use of presentation management can have a positive impact on their event. 
    • After participating in this session, participants will be able to understand how the creation of an internal data network can assist in all aspects of their event. 
    • After participating in this session, participants will be able to understand how the use digital signage can improve the attendee experience at a live/hybrid event. 

    James Rut

    Chief Information Officer

    Cogent Global Solutions

    Having served as a Senior IT Event Manager, an IT Project Manager, a Consultant, and an IT Director, James knows IT and how it impacts the customer experience. With a strong track record as an IT Project Manager in the entertainment industry, James also has experience working with cyber security, nonprofits, streaming media, video, audio engineering, and production management. James excels at developing, planning, and implementing information technology strategies that meet our client's business needs deliver optimal return on investment, and maintain utmost security while ensuring that the event network infrastructure adequately supports all computing and communication needs. In addition to extensive IT and project management expertise, James has a degree in Networking and Systems Administration Technology. Although he enjoys nerding out on IT, James is incredibly communicative, personable, and approachable. When he's not planning or strategizing premium events, he likes to fish and relax in his native Texas.

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    In-person events are back! So what’s to become of our virtual audience? Is live streaming or recording your event still worth it? Join us as we dive into the trends of live streaming and recording events today, how and where to start if you’re on a budget, and how to make the most of your recorded content.

    In-person events are back! So what’s to become of our virtual audience? Is live streaming or recording your event still worth it?

    Join us as we dive into the trends of live streaming and recording events today, how and where to start if you’re on a budget, and how to make the most of your recorded content. Also, attendees will learn about Warpwire, Cadmium’s secure streaming platform, and how clients currently use it and other Cadmium services for events and enduring education in a live panel.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the current status of live streaming events today and where live streaming is heading.
    • Determine if live-streaming or pre-recording your event content is right for you.
    • Learn how to get started when choosing a platform and what to look out for when selecting an A/V company.
    • See examples of how Cadmium clients have utilized Warpwire, Cadmium’s streaming platform, and other services in a live panel.

    Ian DeLacy

    Project Manager, Live Stream / Audio Team

    Cadmium

    I started my professional career as a Network Engineer and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Being an Entrepreneur, I went to work for myself doing large Network installations. In between projects I would work for AVMG as a Speaker Ready Technician in the early 2000's. I learned Audio Visual equipment and advanced in all areas of Live Events. Speaker Ready, Graphics Operator, Audio, and Projection skills have led me to leadership opportunities. After 20 years of experience of managing and leading many of the largest events, Covid put an end to a successful business. Cadmium provided a new home and place to utilize the skills I have obtained. I thrive in Customer Service and going above and beyond to deliver a superior product.

    Samantha Jones

    Director, Continuing Education

    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

    Samantha earned her undergrad at Northwestern University with a focus on communications. She has been with the American Association of Oral of Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) for nearly 14 years— recently moved into her new role as the Continuing Education Director. She has several years (pre-pandemic) experience with hybrid events, but it wasn't until 2020 that, like many others, AAOMS had to go fully virtual for their Annual Meeting. 

    Christy Summers

    Digital Events Manager

    Medical Practice Management Association

    Christy Summers, is the Digital Events Manager and process guru with Medical Practice Management Association. She brings a blend of subject matter expertise in medical practice management, project management, and logistical expertise to deliver highly rated digital conferences and online education for the MGMA audience. She excels at diagnosing issues in current processes and implementing solutions to streamline them. Christy's rich and diverse experience as a medical practice manager for over a decade with the Military and private practices allows her to see projects logistically from inception to execution, while always prioritizing the end users' experience.

    Jennifer M. Varhalla

    Manager - Professional Development

    American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

    Ms. Jennifer (Jen) Varhalla  has a Bachelor in English from Loyola University Chicago and a Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University Chicago. Jen is the Manager of Professional Development for the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA).  She has been with the AANA for fourteen years, come this October. Within the fourteen years, she worked in numerous roles related to accreditation of nurse anesthesia programs, continuing education/professional development for members and students, and a lead role in the initiation, creation and implementation of AANA’s first ever hybrid Mid-Year Assembly and hybrid Annual Congress events.

    Along with adapting the AANA’s largest live in-person meetings into hybrid events, she works closely with the AANA’s Professional Development Committee, to generate new evidence-based content for members. She also helps to maintain the AANA’s, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation, as a provider of nursing continuing professional development credits.