Meetings Industry Council of Colorado 2016

Hello MIC Members-

I am honored to be one of the speakers at this year’s Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show on March 17th.

My presentation (“Real Networking: Beyond Likes, Links, Shares, and Follows” – 10:30 AM Concurrent Session A1) will look at “networking” for our career success and in the events we design and currate.  But this will not be the same-old networking presentation.  People attend meetings to learn and connect.  In a world that is crazy for social media our audiences are sometimes overwhelmed and confused by the fog of technological options.  This can keep people from taking advantage of the networking opportunities that are all around them at live events.

Online tools are wonderful and help increase personal productivity, but are we really better connected and do we maximize our conference connections when staring at our phones?  In this session I will lead a journey of exploration about how everyone can maximize their “In Real Life” brands and reputations in a social media crazy world, with a special look at how those of us in the meetings industry can set up our events to create a culture of connections.

  1.  How to get back to the basics of human engagement for career and life success.
  1. How to embrace a “networking culture” in the early stages of planning an event.
  1. Creating ways to lessen the impact of “Power Cliques”, and break the ice without hokey ice breakers.
  1. How to balance the mix of technology, aps, phones, etc… while encouraging meaningful connections.

I look forward to meeting you all very soon!!!  Please feel free to reach out to me in advance by email ( or via Twitter (@thomsinger).

Thom Singer

“The Conference Catalyst”