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Bright Idea: New look and feel

As you know, Event Garde recently underwent a rebrand to better reflect our mission to help the industry learn, network and transfer.

Now, everything we do is brand aligned, and it seems to be resonating with our colleagues.

Similarly, the Convention Industry Council just launched its new brand. As the result of member input, the organization is now the Events Industry Council, complete with a new logo.

“As a leader in the business of events, the Events Industry Council represents a collaborative industry of innovators and thought leaders who drive our profession forward,” EIC said in a press release

The word “event,” rather than the word “convention,” better reflects the mission of EIC, as members feel events are more inclusive and modern, the organization said.

The Events Industry Council will continue to host the Certified Meeting Professional program, which drives the education, certification and professionalism of the industry. However, just like EIC, the CMP will have a new look and feel.

“Our industry is an exciting one, and it’s an honor to represent so many strong organizations and professionals with the CMP designation,” said Karen Kotowski, president and CEO, Events Industry Council. “The new look of our CMP logo represents the fresh ideas and quality that each Certified Meeting Professional brings to his/her employer and clients. Our CMP designation is powered by the Events Industry Council, and we are proud to have that clearly displayed in the new look.”

The four signature programs — Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge and Leadership — will continue to represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council.

5 steps to developing a lifelong habit of learning

The simple truth is: Most successful people are dedicated to constantly learning. They recognize they always need to be growing, always need to be deepening their knowledge, always need to have a more thorough understanding of themselves and the world. Here are five steps to get you started on the path to become a lifelong learner.

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Free Resource: 8 Steps to Successful Mobile Activation

Often, the launch of a mobile app can fall victim to the dreaded execution gap. It may be perceived as less important than other five-alarm fires the organization is currently battling. But not to fear! A free, user-friendly workbook is now available to help you successfully activate your mobile app – no matter the platform you’re currently using.

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Gardian of the Month: Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell, director, Colorado Society of CPAs, is the Gardian of the Month.

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What do new Apple guidelines mean for event apps?

Apple recently updated its review guidelines. Under the new guidelines, “apps created from a commercialized template or generation service will be rejected.”

Association professionals are concerned about the impact on conference apps – which are effective tools for learning and networking.

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Bright Idea: Building the tech workforce

Hoping to recruit workers and provide them with the skills to better the IT industry, CompTIA recently launched Association of Information Technology Professionals, a member support and advocacy association.

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Technology and Learning: Associations headed in right direction

Organizations of all sizes from multiple industries are using technology for learning. That’s according to Tagoras’ just-released Association Learning + Technology 2017 report.

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