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The Hive - Collectively Building a Stronger Meeting & Event Industry

Hive and association logosLocation:  Microsoft Visitors Center
Address:  15010 NE 36th Street, Bldg 92, Redmond, WA  98052
Date:  Thursday, September 28, 2017
Early Bird pricing until EOD September 1, 2017
Full day Conference from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm includes continental breakfast & lunch
Planner Rate     $75
Supplier Rate    $95
Student Rate    $35
Additional limited space options:
Microsoft Campus Tour - 2 hours beginning at 10:00 am at MS Visitor Center      
Planner or Supplier Rate    $50
Reception in the Microsoft Museum at the MS Visitors Center from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Planner Rate     $35
Supplier Rate    $50 
Tentative Schedule:
7:30 am - 8:30 am - Registration, Networking and a Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Keynotes, Lunch and Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Reception in the Microsoft Learning Center - Light Bites & Beverages*
 *Additional fee to attend reception, space is limited

The Hive – Collectively building a stronger Meeting and Event Industry  

Who makes up the colony?
YOU the members and guests of MPI Washington State Chapter, ESPA, ILEA, NACE, and WSAE. 
A full day conference of industry innovations that will enhance your event career, inspire your personal growth and OPEN your mind to the infinite possibilities to create a buzz in our industry. The event programming is close to completion but here is a sample of the ways this day will pollinate your mind:
Award winning ILEA speaker and Marketing strategist Nick Borelli gives away his process of how to make every participant in your event a marketer by using a combination of the most effective forms of modern marketing!

Travis McKenzie has led some of the most renowned events in the industry in his former role as the Global Events Manager at lululemon athletica. Travis is also a world class endurance athlete and has been a pillar for resilience after overcoming major injuries and setbacks during his athletic career. His focus and determination to 'never ever give up' is showcased in all facets of his life. His goal is to motivate, challenge and inspire at every opportunity.
Sample of the Morning and Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • Introduction to Virtual Reality for Business, Sponsored by Microsoft Eventions
  • Building the Sales Pipeline, Sponsored by ESPA
  • Creating 360 Degree Experiences, Sponsored by ILEA
  • 10 Things your Venue/Planner Will Never Tell You, Sponsored by WSAE
Keep buzzing back by this site as session and speaker info to be added weekly! 
And now to WAX poetic...

Bees are a social group. To successfully manage their colony, they rely on communication, complex construction of their nest, environmental control and division of labor. Sounds like the life of a Meeting and Event Professional! A beehive is what we humans build to house the bees so they are able to develop their fruitful honeycombs. The Hive is what we built to help you develop your fruitful career. 
See you at the Hive!
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Upcoming Events

Tue Aug 22 @11:00AM - 01:30PM
August Educational Program
Mon Sep 11 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Advanced Planner Roundtable
Thu Sep 28 @ 7:30AM - 06:00PM
The Hive
Mon Oct 23 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
CMP Test Prep Sessions
Tue Oct 24 @11:00AM - 01:30PM
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