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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Dear Meetings Industry Council Member,

We just received word that Governor Hickenlooper has signed HB 14-1136 into law. What this means for you is that your association can continue to provide continuing education programs and credits to your members and to nonmembers in support of your mission without direct oversight by the Division of Occupational Education in the Colorado Commission of Higher Education.

Passage of this measure, with our amendment, was a top priority for me as President this year and congratulations go to several of our members including Nancy Burke, Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee, Ted Leighty, Bill Walters, Jeannie Bernard, Corky Kyle, Brian Stockman, Joan Tezak, all the members of the Public Policy Committee, and many others who participated in the process.

A brief history is in order. Last year the existing oversight exemption for 501(c) organizations was quietly removed from statute. This exemption became law due largely to the efforts of CSAE nearly two decades ago. After the exemption was removed at least one of our members was approached by the Division with an official notice that their exemption from regulation had been repealed and they were instructed to demonstrate to the Division's satisfaction that they were not a "private occupational school".

The implications for all associations in Colorado were clear. All of our continuing education programs were potentially subject to oversight (including prior review and approval) by the state. We would also have been prohibited from offering any continuing education programs to nonmembers. For many associations the continuing education programs represent the financial lifeblood of the organization and a primary purpose for existence. The added regulatory burden would have been unconscionable.

With the passage of HB 14-1136 this issue has been rectified for "bona fide trade, business, professional, or fraternal organization(s)". The exemption, however, is limited to programs that primarily benefit the organization's membership or mission. There is also an additional exemption for programs relating to professions licensed in Colorado.

We engaged in numerous discussions with the Division on this issue and they worked closely with us to their credit. We have every reason to believe that this exemption will be faithfully applied. Of course we will monitor the regulatory process and the Division's activities to ensure this. If your association is contacted by the Division we ask that you let CSAE know immediately. If you are unsure as to whether or not all of your continuing education programs fall under the exemption we encourage you to consult with legal counsel.

I am available to happily respond to any questions or inquiries that you may have as this next chapter unfolds.

Best regards,

Gregory E. Williams MA MBA
Colorado Society of Association Executives
(Contact information: Redpoint Resources, 303.748.0321 or greg@redpoint-resources.com


The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has confirmed that the MIC Opening General Session and Breakouts* that may be applied towards Continuing Education clock hours (CEs) needed to qualify for the CMP or other industry certifications or recertification.

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MIC 2014 CE Receipt

From the opening State of the Industry panel discussion to the moving efforts of Doc Hendley and Wine to Water, the 14th Annual Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show showcased the best in educational content, genuine altruism and a networking showcase of sponsors, exhibitors and entertainment that seems to get better year after year.

If you attended the 2014 MIC of Colorado, obtain your receipt showing 1.25 credit hours for attending the State of the Industry Opening General Session, and 2.50 credit hours for respective breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon. Your receipt/confirmation email from your registration is proof of payment.

To obtain your registration confirmation email, click here and enter your email address and password used to create your registration (you may select forgot password if needed). You can then View, Print, or Email Registration Record and Receipt or click “Particulars” and select the classes you attended and print your receipt.

* To view the Free library of all recorded MIC content, visit MIC Webcasts. Your password has been sent to you. If you have not received it, enter your email address used to register for MIC and you will have the option to have your password sent to you.

* For only $49, you can select the CEU credit tab on the Detail page of each session, take a quick test, and earn 1.25 CEU's. Please be sure to click on the On-Demand Webcast tab to watch the session first! It's that simple! You may select as many sessions as you like!

Did you MIC this year? You may purchase the full library of recorded breakout sessions and plenary sessions for only $79.00!

* Visit www.e-attend.com/MIC14 and follow the prompts to the secure server for payment processing

* Questions? Call the Image Audiovisuals customer service department at (303) 758-1818 during normal business hours.

Thank you once again for supporting the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado!

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Denver CMP Study Group Information

Certified Meeting Professional Program (MPI)

Certified Meeting Professional Program (Convention Industry Council)


Accepted Practices Exchange (Convention Industry Council)

Colorado Tourism

Colorado Tourism Ambassador Program

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