Monday
Feb132017

Region V conference registration and schedule information

Registration informaiton is available below. 

The schedule for the Region 5 conference is available below. If you'd prefer a PDF, you can download it here.  

Hotel reservations are also available at the Hampton Inn and Suites Convention Center. Please visit the links below to register and reserve your room soon. 

Link for IAVM Region V event registration - 

https://iavm.ungerboeck.com/prod/emc00/register.aspx?OrgCode=10&EvtID=5068&AppCode=REG&CC=117020918206&RegType=NO,R5M,R5NM,R5SC,R5STU

If you are registering for the full conference, you do not need to add TCM or Meeting Mean Business. When registering, If you select no conference registration, it will take you to a page where you can purchase the TCM or the Meetings Mean Business options only.

Link for Hotel reservations for the IAVM Region V Conference - 

http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/M/MSYLAHX-IAV-20170403/index.jhtml

 You can book your reservations by calling 1-866-311-1200 and requesting the group Intl Assn of Venue Managers (coded IAV) in our system) and the dates. There is also a personalized webpage for the group. Guests can click on the link below and book their reservations online. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and made no later than March 3, 2017.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

5 PM - 8 PM

La Nouvelle Ballroom Prefunction

Registration

6 PM - 6:45 PM

MEETING ROOM 245

New Attendee Orientation

7 PM - 9 PM

Champions Club, Superdome

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

8 AM - 4 PM

La Nouvelle Ballroom Prefunction

Registration

9 AM - 10:45 AM

MEETING ROOM 243-245

Opening Keynote

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM 

Morning Break and Networking

10:30 AM – 12 AM

MEETING ROOM 243-245

Natural Disasters & Weather Phenomenon

The last calendar year has provided many challenges for areas throughout our region: floods in Louisiana, fires in Tennessee and tornadoes in Mississppi, just to name a few.  Join us for a panel featuring your industry colleagues and disaster prevention specialists to discuss what impact these events had on their venues and communities.

Doug Thornton to open followed by a panel with Michael Day, General Manager (Raising Cane's River Center, Baton Rouge, LA) Pat Santos, and Phil Constantine.

 

12 PM - 1:30 PM

La Nouvelle Ballroom, Section B/C

Lunch: Creole, of Course

Creole, of Course is a multi-sensory, multi-media culinary and historical jazz "dinner theater" show to celebrate New Orleans' tricentennial.  The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center partnered with Centerplate and local author Morgan Molthrop to create the program with the goal of attracting local and visiting groups and enhancing local presence.

 

 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

MR 243-245

Home Grown: Creating and Producing Your Own Events

A panel of venue operators and festival producers will share with you best practices for generating ideas, sourcing sponsors and revenue opportunities and the tips & tricks to executing successful in-house and home-grown events!

Dottie Belletto, President & CEO (New Orleans Convention Company), Matt McDonnell, Executive Director (MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center), Tim Hemphill, VP Sales & Marketing (MCCNO); Marci Schramm, FQ Festival Executive Director.

 

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Afternoon Break and Networking

3 PM – 4 PM

MEETING ROOMS 243-245

A Talk with J. Stephen Perry

J. Stephen Perry, President/CEO of New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

4 PM – 5:30 PM

MEETING ROOM 255-257

Hands on Practical: Trauma & Bleeding Control Training

4 PM - 6 PM

MEETING ROOM 243-245

Hands On Practical: Situational Awareness

Thursday, April 6, 2017

8 AM - 4 PM

La Nouvelle Ballroom Prefunction

Registration

8:30 AM – 10 PM

MEETING ROOMS 243-245

Business Meeting & IAVM President's Address

10 AM - 11 AM

MEETING ROOM 243-245        

Mardi Gras 2017: A Case Study in Safety & Security

In February of 2017, three of the four largest Mardi Gras events adopted safety and security measures far stricter than had been followed in over 30 years.  Hear from event and venue organizers about what worked, what didn't and important lessons learned.

11 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Break and Networking

11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

MEETING ROOM 243-245

Branding Your Client Services to Create Lasting Memories

11:15 PM - 12:15 PM

MEETING ROOM 252-254

Confessions of a Middle Manager

12:30 AM - 2 PM

La Nouvelle Ballroom, Section B/C

Lunch: Meetings Mean Business

This luncheon will recognize Meetings Means Business Day with like events in over 30 countries showcasing the real power of meetings, events, conventions, exhibitions and more.  You will be joined by the leadership of the local hospitality and be addressed by a nationally known speaker.

 

2 PM – 3:30 PM

MEETING ROOM 243-245

Hitting Close to Home: Complex Challenges for Region 5 Venues

A hybrid of presentation and town-hall style discussion of those most current topics in our region, from bathroom politics, to conceal & carry laws and drones.  Hear from industry experts and engage in dialogue with your peers on how to manage through today's most complex challenges.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

La Nouvelle Ballroom, Section B/C

Closing Keynote

Mark Romig, President & CEO of The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

 

6 PM - 8 PM

WWII Museum

IAVM Region 5 Closing Reception  

Friday, April 7, 2017

9 AM - 3 PM

MEETING ROOM 243-245

Trained Crowd Manager


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 

5 PM - 8 PM - La Nouvelle Ballroom Prefunction

Registration

6 PM - 6:45 PM - MEETING ROOM 245

New Attendee Orientation

7 PM - 9 PM - Champions Club, Superdome

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

8 AM - 4 PM - La Nouvelle Ballroom Prefunction

Registration

9 AM - 10:45 AM - MEETING ROOM 243-245

Opening Keynote

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Break and Networking

10:30 AM – 12 AM - MEETING ROOM 243-245

Natural Disasters & Weather Phenomenon

The last calendar year has provided many challenges for areas throughout our region: floods in Louisiana, fires in Tennessee and tornadoes in Mississppi, just to name a few.  Join us for a panel featuring your industry colleagues and disaster prevention specialists to discuss what impact these events had on their venues and communities.

Doug Thornton to open followed by a panel with Michael Day, General Manager (Raising Cane's River Center, Baton Rouge, LA) Pat Santos, and Phil Constantine.

12 PM - 1:30 PM - La Nouvelle Ballroom, Section B/C

Lunch: Creole, of Course

Creole, of Course is a multi-sensory, multi-media culinary and historical jazz "dinner theater" show to celebrate New Orleans' tricentennial.  The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center partnered with Centerplate and local author Morgan Molthrop to create the program with the goal of attracting local and visiting groups and enhancing local presence.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - MR 243-245

Home Grown: Creating and Producing Your Own Events

A panel of venue operators and festival producers will share with you best practices for generating ideas, sourcing sponsors and revenue opportunities and the tips & tricks to executing successful in-house and home-grown events!

Dottie Belletto, President & CEO (New Orleans Convention Company), Matt McDonnell, Executive Director (MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center), Tim Hemphill, VP Sales & Marketing (MCCNO); Marci Schramm, FQ Festival Executive Director.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM 

Afternoon Break and Networking

3 PM – 4 PM - MEETING ROOMS 243-245

A Talk with J. Stephen Perry

J. Stephen Perry, President/CEO of New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau)

4 PM – 5:30 PM - MEETING ROOM 255-257

Hands on Practical: Trauma & Bleeding Control Training

4 PM - 6 PM - MEETING ROOM 243-245

Hands On Practical: Situational Awareness

Thursday, April 6, 2017

8 AM - 4 PM - La Nouvelle Ballroom Prefunction

Registration

8:30 AM – 10 PM - MEETING ROOMS 243-245

Business Meeting & IAVM President's Address

10 AM - 11 AM - MEETING ROOM 243-245        

Mardi Gras 2017: A Case Study in Safety & Security

In February of 2017, three of the four largest Mardi Gras events adopted safety and security measures far stricter than had been followed in over 30 years.  Hear from event and venue organizers about what worked, what didn't and important lessons learned.

11 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Break and Networking

11:15 AM - 12:15 AM - MEETING ROOM 243-245

Branding Your Client Services to Create Lasting Memories

11:15 PM - 12:15 PM - MEETING ROOM 252-254

Confessions of a Middle Manager

12:30 AM - 2 PM - La Nouvelle Ballroom, Section B/C

Lunch: Meetings Mean Business

This luncheon will recognize Meetings Means Business Day with like events in over 30 countries showcasing the real power of meetings, events, conventions, exhibitions and more.  You will be joined by the leadership of the local hospitality and be addressed by a nationally known speaker.

 

2 PM – 3:30 PM - MEETING ROOM 243-245

Hitting Close to Home: Complex Challenges for Region 5 Venues

A hybrid of presentation and town-hall style discussion of those most current topics in our region, from bathroom politics, to conceal & carry laws and drones.  Hear from industry experts and engage in dialogue with your peers on how to manage through today's most complex challenges.!

Barret Kendrick, founder and instructor of Bearco Training Specialties and board member of the Louisiana Shooting Association.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM - La Nouvelle Ballroom, Section B/C

Closing Keynote

Mark Romig, President & CEO of The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

6 PM - 8 PM - WWII Museum

IAVM Region 5 Closing Reception  

Friday, April 7, 2017

9 AM - 3 PM - MEETING ROOM 243-245

Trained Crowd Manager

 

Friday
Jan272017

Atlanta Chapter Meeting

When: February 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Georgia World Congress Center,
Building A, Room A409 (Parking: Red Deck)

Tickets: $35
Students: $15

INCLUDES LUNCH
SESSION TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:
  • Gender Neutral Restrooms
  • Event Generation
  • Town Hall Discussion on Current Topics
TOUR THE GEORGIA DOME,
MERCEDESBENZ STADIUM,
& THE GEORGIA WORLD
CONGRESS CENTER
Chapter Meeting PDF

 

Contact Erik Waldman (ewaldman@gadome.com) for more information.

Monday
Dec052016

2017 Region 5 Conference In New Orleans

Venue professionals from across the Southeast will be heading to New Orleans for the 2017 Region 5 Conference!  The meeting will be held April 4 – 7, 2017, and we are busy coordinating an exciting and diverse agenda to suit our different venue types as well as management roles.  If you have a great idea for a presentation topic, panel, workshop or speaker, we want to hear from you! 

Simply e-mail your ideas to Alexis Berggren at aberggren@mccno.com.  For more information about the upcoming Region 5 conference, click here.”

Wednesday
Nov162016

IAVM Region 5 Bob Scanlin Memorial Scholarship

The IAVM Region 5 Bob Scanlin Memorial Scholarship will fund tuition for one (1) individual to attend up to two consecutive years of Venue Management School (VMS) held in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center 2017 program dates are June 3-8, 2017.

For more information about VMS, visit http://www.iavm.org/vms/vms-home.  Tuition includes shared-cabin accommodations, all classes, study materials, coffee breaks, Sunday dine-around and graduation night banquet.  Other expenses, including travel, are the student’s responsibility. 

This is the link to the application. https://iavm.formstack.com/forms/2017_vms_year_1_2_region_scholarship

The IAVM Region 5 VMS Scholarship is presented in the memory of Bob Scanlin, CFE, a past IAVM Region 5 Vice President, IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees member and longtime director of the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, GA.   Bob, known for his great sense of humor and unselfish service to Region 5, was the quintessential IAVM professional with a passion for business, leadership and people.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 12, 2017. The award is made, and candidates are notified Thursday, February 16, 2017.