The Meetings Show welcomes creative papers

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The UK’s leading event for the inbound and outbound meetings industry, The Meetings Show, is calling on meetings and events professionals to get creative when submitting papers for its 2019 education programme.

While a large proportion of the show's 50 hours of free educational sessions are curated by experienced conference producer Erica Keogan, industry experts and those with a passion for sharing their knowledge are also invited to put forward ideas for educational sessions.

This year's education programme will be centred around the event planning journey, covering everything from conception to legacy, and is designed to provide attendees with information on the latest trends and challenges, as well as exploring what may happen in the future.

Alongside suggestions for topics, Keogan, who first encouraged industry involvement last year, is calling for the most creative ideas for session delivery. The show wants to encourage active learning in a variety of different formats – there will be no constraints when it comes to how sessions are delivered, what technology is used, where the sessions take place or who they are delivered by.

Erica Keogan, conference producer for The Meetings Show, said: “We're looking to tap into the talent and insight of meetings and events professionals to help create something really inspiring for our educational programme this year. We are calling for those submitting papers to think outside-the-box and come up with some inventive ways to deliver their ideas. We'd love to hear all your ideas, no matter how unusual or outlandish they may seem.”

Those looking to participate in the education programme when the show returns to Olympia London on 26-27 June for its seventh edition should provide a proposed title, which part of the event planning journey it relates to, and, in no more than 250 words, a brief synopsis of what delegates will discover by attending their proposed talk. The proposal should include details of how the talk or informative session will be delivered.

To submit a proposal, please complete the application form online here by 25 January 2019.

Successful applicants may also be offered the chance to speak on a panel debate, providing further opportunity to showcase their industry knowledge.

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