MISSION STATEMENT: The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado is a coalition of professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry. The Council's purpose is to enhance collaboration among participating organizations through networking and education, while being the main source for industry knowledge and consultation as well as foster the continued growth of the meetings and event industry in Colorado.
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Meetings Industry of Colorado MIC On Demand
Conference & Trade Show

16th Annual Conference
Thursday - March 17, 2016

Opening Reception - March 16, 2016

PLANNER ONLY Education and Industry Update

March 17, 2015   ·   3:45 - 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites
Denver Downtown Convention Center

"Continuing the Conversation 2.0"

State of the Industry and Top Trends

Presented by Michael Dominguez
Senior Vice President, Global Hotel Sales MGM Resorts International
Immediate-Past Chairman, International Board of Directors, MPI
Executive Committee, US Travel Association
Co-Chair, Meetings Mean Business Coalition
Co-Chair, APEX Taskforce on Piracy

20 autographed books by Deepak Chopra given to the first 20 planners that register!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Stay after this session for a more intimate networking opportunity with Planners, MIC Council Members, Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Embassy Suites

Colordo Springs CVB


Michael Dominguez

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Opening General Session Keynote

Steve Spangler

"Flying Potatoes and Exploding Soda"
How to Take Your Customer Engagement
to the Next Level

Steve Spangler

He's the science teacher you always wanted to have in school. Things just happen to fizz, pop, smoke and explode, and before you know it, you're a part of his learning experience. His passion is to find the most creative ways to make learning fun. His methods might be unconventional, but the goal is to turn ordinary science experiments into unforgettable learning experiences.

His regular appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show have taught viewers how to blow up their food, shock their friends, create mountains of foam and how to turn 2,500 boxes of cornstarch and a garden hose into a swimming pool of fun. Just last month, Steve made it rain film canisters in Ellen's studio using the fizzing power of more than 3,000 Alka-Seltzer tablets.

Steve Spangler is probably best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of diet soda and a roll of Mentos into an erupting geyser. Without any warning, this clever trick turned into a three-ring circus of new products, license agreements and viral marketing videos that quickly became a pop-culture sensation. and none of this was ever part of a strategic vision or a written marketing plan. As one of YouTube's original viral videos, this now famous science experiment is just another example of Steve Spangler's ability to create marketing opportunities that result in creative products, enthusiastic customers and high profits.

Whether you're motivating employees, amazing customers or sparking creativity, the name of the game is engagement. and it's the skill that will set you part from everyone else. Steve understands the science behind turning ordinary business transactions into transformational customer experiences that will catapult your business into a new orbit. just watch out for the flying potatoes.

Afternoon General Session Keynote

Mark Scharenbroich , CSP, CPAE

"Nice Bike"
Making Connections that Move People

Mark Scharenbroich

While earning a degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, Mark wrote, directed and performed in a comedy troupe called Mom's Apple Pie. The group performed together throughout the Midwest in the '70s, and when it disbanded, Mark went solo and combined his comedy training with motivational speaking.

Soon after, Mark was employed by Jostens—the leading manufacturer of class rings, yearbooks and graduation products—to speak to their customers throughout North America. In 1981 Mark was featured in a film called "The Greatest Days of Your Life … (So Far)," which was seen by millions of viewers worldwide. It earned him the Golden Apple and Silver Screen film awards.

Nice Bike - Making Connections that Move People

Mix thousands of black leather, bandana wearing Harley-Davidson riders, one 100th year anniversary celebration and a beige Ford Taurus and you get the Nice Bike principle in action. Join author and business speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes us on a ride to building stronger and more meaningful connections in our personal and professional lives.

Mark will inspire you, motivate you, and validate the importance of recognizing people to improve employee and team performance. Whether you are a team of one, or a team of one hundred, you will walk away from this keynote with a reinvigorated spirit for what you do as well as an appreciation of what the other team members around you do.

The Nice Bike principle will demonstrate the three powerful steps to develop stronger relationships in our work which results in:

  • Improved employee engagement
  • Enhanced team collaboration
  • Embracing innovation vs. the fear of change
  • Fueling the passion to serve others
  • Creating meaningful connections

Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure entertainer, Mark tells engaging stories on how to develop meaningful connections.

Mark's credentials include: Emmy award winner, author of Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life, inducted into the National Speaker's Association Hall of Fame, International film awards for his film, The Greatest Days of Your Life…(so far).

2015 MIC Platinum Sponsors

Colorado Convention Center Image AV
Colorado Meetings & Events Brede
Destination Resorts Newport Beach
Reg Online
Official On-line Registration
Travel Alb
Vail Valley Partnership
Visit Denver
Aspen Chamber Resort Association Centerplate
Embassy Suites Gaylord
Vail Resorts AXS Group

2015 MIC Gold Sponsors

Brown Palace Tatlor Made Destination Quebec Denver Mart
Noble Productions Smart City Networks Conrad Hotels Waldorf Astoria
You Want What The Productivity Pro You Want What All Digital Photo & Video
  Sports Authority Field AXS Group  

2015 MIC Silver Sponsors

Christian Meetings and Convention Association (CMCA)
Colorado Festivals and Events Association (CFEA)
Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE)
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE)
International Special Events Society (ISES)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)
National Speakers Association Colorado (NSA/Colorado)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Rocky Mountain Business Travel Association (RMBTA)
Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP)

Business Event Canada
CCR AV/Event Technology Solutions
The Peaks
The Lodge at Flying Horse
Visit Casper

2015 MIC Bronze Sponsors

Chelsea Hotels
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
ExecuCar and zTrip
Fun Productions
Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Infiniti Wireless Solutions
Little Eden Plantscaping
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Splash Promotions
Two Rivers Winery