Education

The North Florida Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (NFMPI) has done focus groups in Tallahassee for several years and, based on the feedback of meeting planners, has developed session content to meet those needs. CEU credits will be available for those pursuing their CMP certification. All XSITE attendees, Planners and Suppliers are invited to attend the Breakouts. Planners will be given first priority seating.

Breakout sessions run from 1:00pm until 3:15pm.
North Florida Chapter MPI

XSITE is pleased to announce that we have two outstanding speakers leading our educational sessions:

The Psychology of Technology
Jim Engelmann, Vice President of the Creative Show Services (CS2) Division of AVI-SPL

During this session, we will review the live meeting environment and how the right technology and well-crafted presentations can help increase audience engagement, information retention and ROI.

Technology design begin with a thorough understanding of your audience, message and goals. This course does a deep dive into the “psychology of technology” and describes the
“how and why” to use different audiovisual and staging elements. We will interact with each other, share knowledge, experiences and best practices. See some of the newest emerging design trends, and learn how these new technologies can help you increase your attendee experience. And while this technology can sometimes seem daunting, remember that the only technologies you truly need are the ones that help you to increase message retention.

During this session, even the most seasoned planner will pick up tips that will help them design their next event.

Learning Objectives
Understand the basics of audience engagement and which technologies can provide the best ROI. Understand not only how to use technology correctly, but why it is imperative to design each tract from the audience’s perspective.

About The Speaker
Jim EngelmannJim Engelmann is the Vice President of the Creative Show Services (CS2) Division of AVI-SPL. In this position, Jim oversees all aspects of sales, customer service and creative development for meetings and events for AVI-SPL’s clients nationwide. Jim works directly with CS2’s Producers, Directors and Technical professionals to identify opportunities to increase client offerings, and work with clients to help them achieve their goals. Focusing on emerging trends and how the clients’ communications needs have changed, the CS2 team constantly strives to stay ahead of the curve, identifying needs that cross platforms and technology boundaries.

While managing projects for a Chicagoland marketing communications agency, Jim transitioned from traditional print media to all areas of interactive development. In 1997 Jim was at the forefront of Web development, overseeing the first websites for companies such as Amoco Oil, Komatsu America and NEC technologies. During this time interactive CD-Rom content began to replace slides, and the meeting environment was transitioning to the moving, on-the-fly information exchange that we see today.

In 2001, Jim left Chicago for the warmer weather of Florida, and joined the AVI-SPL team. With a 20 year marketing background, Jim’s ability to readily identify new trends and develop services to maximize client offerings have helped increase AVI-SPL’s capabilities over his 13 year tenure with the organization.

Today Jim is focused on helping clients to understand and achieve their meeting objectives through the use of controlled and appropriate technologies. ROI is a critical part of every event and Jim brings an entirely new perspective to that acronym.


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