RCMA brings a fresh mix of educational sessions, with tracks for planners with different experience levels as well as a supplier track. Here’s a sample of planned offerings for our February event. A complete conference guide will appear in the December issue of Religious Conference Manager and will be available online.
■   Meeting Planning 101
■   Savvy Strategies for Protecting Your Room Block
■   Programming for all Generations
■   Borrowing Brilliance
■   Understanding the Religious Market
■   Risk Management: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now
■   Hot Technologies 2014: It’s Mobile, Social, & Local
■   A Beginners Guide: Audiovisual Production
■   Preparing for, Taking, & Surviving the CMP Exam
■   CIC Manual In-Depth Sessions
■   Planning from the Attendee’s Chair
■   Veteran Roundtable
■   Harvesting Business Through Social Media
■   Understanding Difficult Contract Clauses
■   It’s App-tastic: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes
■   A Beginner's Guide: General Services Contractor
■   Changing Meetings From the Inside Out
■   Creating a Crisis Management Plan for Your Meeting
■   TechSpec: How to Assess Technology on a Site Inspection

Whether you’re a novice, newly hired planner, a veteran, or a volunteer, you’ll find an abundance of educational sessions that meet you where you are! Check myrcma.org for updates and a registration link.

Back by popular demand is consultant, speaker, and researcher on the topics of law, risk management, and change Tyra Hillard, JD, PhD, CMP. Hilliard, an associate professor at The University of Alabama, will help you traverse the treacherous waters of the legal world.


Jim Spellos, CMP, technology guru extraodinaire, will present several sessions on how to maximize the use of technology in your events.

Two extended sessions will be offered on the opening day. These three-hour sessions will allow planners and suppliers to choose between a CMP Study Session Boot Camp and an Event Marketing Strategy session.