Meetings Design Week Programme to Launch February 2019
Year long programme will unite talent from the Meetings and Incentives industry, the Corporate world and the Academic fields Inspired by the acclaimed book, “Into the Heart of Meetings”.
Dates for a year-long programme launching a number of Meeting Design Weeks have been announced and the comprehensive schedule of events promises to unite talent from the Meetings and Incentives industry, the corporate world and academic fields in 16 cities across 3 continents.
The Meeting Design Weeks, inspired by the content in the acclaimed book “Into the Heart of Meetings” by Eric de Groot and Mike van der Vijver, will be held in 16 different cities on three continents. The MD-weeks bring a Meeting Design certification Level 1 two-day course to each of the cities. The courses will be open to professionals like meeting planners, corporate communication managers, live communication designers and trainers and consultants. They will have the opportunity to dive deep into the nature of meetings, and how to design them, as well as receiving their very own copy of the book.
On top of this, local universities will host a novel Education Design workshop for academic teachers. Finally, the Meeting Design week offers the opportunity to apply Meeting Design on an actual event that is on the agenda in the city. This Meeting Design Kick-Off meeting is open for corporate organising teams.
A closing network event brings academics and corporates together, to embrace design thinking and empower the creative potential of a city.
Eric de Groot comments, “Meetings design is a structured process enabling people to deliver better meeting programmes, which will support their meetings to obtain better outcomes. Certified attendees know how meetings work and how to structure them to achieve impact. We want to help professionals as well as educators to grasp the huge potential of well-designed meetings as they are vital to the success of any organisation and the network in which it operates.”
David Benitez, Founder of CoCoAcomments, “This will be a week of innovation in business and education where Meeting Design is introduced. Lecturers will benefit from Meeting Design Techniques and will be encouraged to identify, educate and foster Meeting Design talent. There will also be a number of networking opportunities between creative talents in businesses, the university and independent professionals.