If you are wondering what the best software solution for your meeting department, this course is for you!There are more than 1,500 meeting planning software and Web products to help make your job easier. The challenge is picking the right product. This course will provide an overview and comparative analysis of a wide range of these products. See how these tools can streamline and automate nearly every aspect of the meeting professional's job. Specific room diagramming, badge making, registration, exhibition management, and meeting planning software programs will be covered. The presentation has been based on research for the book listed below.Corbin is the author of the Ultimate Meeting Professional's Software Guide,  the most comprehensive books (3 editions) on the subject ever published.
 
LEARNER OBJECTIVES:
  • Identify novel and different ways that standard off-the-shelf software can be used for diagramming, sign making, badge making, meeting specifications, and registration.
  • Discover the range of specialized meeting planning software for budgeting, site selection, room diagramming, badge making, registration that can automate and streamline your planning tasks.
  • Evaluate variety of meeting planning software full-service suites that can be used for corporate or association meeting tasks – ranging in price for $345 to $1 million. These will be itemized, contrasted and compared to help you make the decision of what would be the right answer for you.
  • Discuss the emerging Web-based applications that are revolutionizing many aspects of this industry
AUDIENCE REVIEWS:

Corbin’s sessions on meeting planning and management software are the best you can find. Always pertinent with updates, they help cut through the fog of what software products are claimed to do.
--Robert Black, President, RB/C
 
So nice to review "what’s out there." Great, comprehensive handout materials. Clearly presented.
-- Gail Vanderbeck, Education Coordinator, BMI Corporation
 
Very good – even though it was fast paced, it was easy to keep up with. Handouts are great – very informative.
-- Jan Hogan, Director of Sales, McBeaton Convention Center
 
This presentation will allow me to understand what type of software the meeting planners are using to help them with advice on software that will help them.
-- Pilar Power, Association Sales Manager, Sheraton Imperial Hotel
 
Very informative. I am currently looking a software and it helped me very much.
-- Kim Parsons, Director Group and Meeting services, Seagate Travel
 
Fast-paced, thorough, informative, energetic. Makes me want to find time to play on the Internet and with Excel today to work smarter tomorrow.
-- Collen LaPlante, Coordinator of Meetings and Publications, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
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    Bonnie Wallsh Chief Strategist
    Bonnie Walsh Associates
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    Joanne Langevin Manger of Meetings and Events
    College of Family Physicians of Canada
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