One of my favorite event planners in Washington, D.C. is Alice Conway, CSEP. I met her when I was a student in the George Washington University Event Management Certificate program, and she was overseeing the program. Alice has since gone on to launch a similar event management certificate program at Stratford University, while simultaneously running her event management company, BB&C Productions Inc. Alice is a svelte, sophisticated woman who looks more like she should be a publicist in
Yesterday I prepped you about my work with the Convention Industry Council®. From morning until early evening today, I sat with ~40 reviewers (I'm pretty sure I was the only Virginia benefit auctioneer) at the Westin Arlington Gateway and scored ("reviewed") application after application. We were seated at round tables to facilitate group help. If one of us had a question or wanted a second opinion, she could easily pose it to another CMP® for feedback. We read applications, checked math,
Though I'm now a benefit auctioneer in Virginia, my corporate past included working as an event planner. As part of that career, in March 2005, I was relieved to learn from the Convention Industry Council that I had passed its difficult CMP exam. They sent me a letter with an official sticker. Sweet. Here's some background. What is the Convention Industry Council®? An organization of national and international members who are involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.