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Association Update: ISES Sets Education Program; SCMP Installs 2001 Board

Broad Slate of Seminars Set for CPD 2001

The International Special Events Society's annual Conference for Professional Development slated for Aug. 18-21 at the Adam's Mark Indianapolis Downtown hotel will offer educational programs ranging from basic disciplines to expanded sessions for business owners to preparation and training for the society's CSEP designation.

Conference participants can brush up on special event fundamentals with Entertainment 101, the Design and Decor Workshop and the Catering Workshop. A two-part Hands-On Technical Workshop will delve into production techniques, and the Tenting and Structures seminar will help users make the most of these essential event resources.

CPD 2001 also will offer training segments to help event professionals tackle new technology, including the Wireless Internet Access in Your Pocket seminar. Rental professionals will benefit from Building Supplier/Client Relationships in the Rental Industry. A member of Indiana's Americans with Disabilities Act Steering Committee will offer training in organizing events compatible with ADA guidelines.

In addition to hands-on training, CPD also will offer a variety of forums and panels. Highlights will include sessions on owners and event managers and will provide participants an opportunity to hear leaders in the field address timely issues.

A registration form for CPD will appear in the next edition of eventworld, included in the May issue of Special Events Magazine.

CONTACT: ISES, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611; 800/688-4737, 312/321-6853; Web site: www.ises.com

2001 SCMP Officers Take Posts

The Society of Corporate Meeting Professionals installed its new board in Palm Springs, Calif., during its annual meeting in November.

The 2001 officers are Pat Stemple, CMP, Battle Creek, Mich., president; Brian Arscott, CMP, National Basketball Association, Secaucus, N.J., president-elect; Kevin McNally, CMP, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, vice president communications; Maritza Correa, CMP, Disneyland Resort Hotels, Anaheim, Calif., vice president finance and conference sponsorship; Amy Parnell, Sheraton San Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Fla., vice president association sponsorship; and Barbi Mason, CMP, Long Beach (Calif.) Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, immediate past-president. Alfonso Castaneira, Success Coaching Institute, Safety Harbor, Fla.; Cynthia Dugan, CMP, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.; Tina Buehler, Andersen Worldwide, St. Charles, Ill.; and Rhonda Montgomery, Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, were installed as directors.

The SCMP, which celebrated its 30th year in November, will hold its 2001 Spring Educational Conference from May 31-June 2 at the Hotel Adolphus in Dallas.

Contact: SCMP, 2965 Flowers Road S., Suite 105, Atlanta, GA 30341; 770/457-9212; Web site: www.scmp.org

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