SMPS Build Business MAX

Better Late Than Never...

By Adam Kilbourne

In the last post, prior to heading to Build Business, I stated I would post info and pictures from MAX. The MAX committee put in a ton of effort in preparation for the MAX Sessions. The effort was worth it. MAX was a smashing success and one of the most highly rated sessions at the conference. 

Based on their topics, MAX Sessions were loosely divided into the themes of Engage, Inspire, Launch, and Ignite. Each room had 4 presenters with 16 minute presentations. The sessions were video recorded, and although there were some technical difficulties, the videos will be released very soon. 

The Engagement Lounge that followed the presentations allowed for the audience to visit with the presenters as well as check out the fabulous art curated for the art auction. The auction showcased talent of SMPS members and raised $850 towards a SMPS U scholarship. 

MAX has been greenlighted for the future. I am on a Taskforce creating guidelines for branding and organization of MAX at Build Business, Regional Conferences, and chapter level events. 

Enjoy the pictures from MAX and Engagement Lounge Art Showcase.

SMPS Build Business 2011 - The Bottom Line

Just returned from Chicago where the SMPS National Conference was held last week.  This year’s conference featured 5 client panels covering healthcare, higher education, federal government, international markets, and infrastructure.  Clients participating in these panels had more than $5 billion in new work to discuss!  Great keynote addresses by Scott McKain and Hilari Fordwich really provided food for thought.  Overall a great conference in a great city!  Tec was proud to support the conference.