2017 SES: A Revitalized Event for an Energized Event Community
MPI is proud to present Sunshine Education Summit 2017 (SES), where the business of meetings and events showcases the resources, beauty and energy of Florida. Formerly known as Southeast Educational Conference (SEC), SES remains a cooperative effort between the four MPI Florida Chapters (Tampa, Orlando, North Florida and South Florida), and introduces collaboration from MPI Global. This conference demonstrates how Florida’s MPI community drives the meetings and events profession forward.
Sunshine Education Summit 2017 will feature cutting-edge industry education that addresses the hottest topics and issues affecting meetings and events professionals—at all levels—through learning styles that range from invigorating keynotes to interactive classes...
to roll-up-your-sleeves collaborative workshops. It's education that's sophisticated, personalized and unparalleled at other industry events. You'll leave with renewed strategies for the ever changing world of adult learning and the expectations of future meetings and events participants.
Beyond the clock hours, SES presents business and peer exchange opportunities throughout the conference. SES 2017's many networking functions will provide you with ideal settings to reconnect - and make new connections - with industry leaders, employers, suppliers and planners who can be integral to your success. In addition, our MPI Exchange Program (sponsored by Helms Briscoe) will pair qualified buyers with the best suppliers, resulting in bookings and business, both immediate and future. Planners accepted into the program are eligible to participate in exclusive SES classes resulting in industry certificates.
If you're looking for unique learning techniques, innovative strategies, distinguished education and creative networking events in an exceptional and inviting environment that can uplift your career, you've found it! SES 2017 is your opportunity to collaborate, connect and build camaraderie with Florida's best and brightest. It's the ideal convergence of ideas and business exchanges, and the perfect face-to-face experience for the face-to-face professional.
Sunshine Education Summit is the conference that's been revitalized for you. Be part of the momentum!
- 7am - 6pmRegistration Open6 - 7pmVIP Reception6 - 7pmFirst Timer Reception7 - 10pmOpening Night Reception *Schedule Subject to Change
- 8am - 5pmRegistration and Info Desk Open7 - 8amSunrise Session8:30 - 9amSunshine Exchange: Coffee & Breakfast9am - 10:30amBreak10:30 - 11amRegistration Open11am - 5pmExperiential Education Room Open11am - 12pmConcurrent Education12 - 12:30pmBreak12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch1:30 - 2pmBreak2 - 3:30pmConcurrent Education3:30 - 4pmBreak4 - 5pmConcurrent Education5:15 - 6:15pmSunset Session *Schedule Subject to Change
- 7 - 8amSunrise Session8am - 5pmRegistration and Info Desk Open8am - 12:30pmGala Ticket Sales Open8:15 - 9amSunshine Exchange: Coffee & Breakfast9am - 5pmExperiential Education Room Open9 - 10:15amSunrise Session8am - 5pmConcurrent Education10:15 - 10:45amBreak10:45am - 12pmConcurrent Education12 - 12:30pmBreak12 - 2:30pmSunshine Education Summit 2018 Preview Lunch2:30 - 3pmBreak3 - 4pmConcurrent Education (5 sessions wide)4 - 5:15pmSunset Session6:30 - 7:30pmGala Reception7:30 - 11pmGala & Silent Auction *Schedule Subject to Change
Call for Proposals
Have you ever attended an event where something went wrong? Whether it was a catering mishap, a speaker stranded overseas or a literal tsunami disrupting your program, we want to know - about what went wrong, what you learned and what you would have done differently. We're accepting proposals for SES.
Spotlight Your Brand at SES
The 2017 Sunshine Education Summit can help build lasting relationships between your brand and the planners who need it most. There are dozens of sponsor opportunities available, from education sessions to networking events, and all can be tailored to fit any budget, goal or message. Get your brand in front of choice planners at SES. Contact Lori Pugh at email@example.com for more information.
Stay at the Sawgrass Marriott
Book at the Sawgrass Marriott and you’ll receive a special $139/night* rate. (Special rates available August 14 – August 19, 2017). The SES 2017 hotel block will be held until Monday, July 31, 2017. After then, rooms will be available on a space and rate-available basis. Make your reservation here or call 1-800-457-4653 and ask for the MPI group rates for SES 2017. (*Plus $5.00 per night resort fee and 10.5% tax)
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082-3036
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