Year-long programme of Meeting Design Weeks

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.

Into the Heart of Meetings

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.

Education Design workshop

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.

Structured process

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.

Dates 2019 Meeting Design Weeks

Meeting Design Practicum 14-16 February Milan, Italy
Workshop Education Design 13 February University Of Milano, Italy
Workshop Education Design 14 February University Of Torino, Italy
Better Meetings Course (Level 2) 22-23 February Bucharest, Romania
Workshop Education Design 28 February NHL-Stenden University Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Better Meetings Course (Level 1) 15-16 March Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Meeting Design Week 23-30 March Taipei, Taiwan
Meeting Design Workshop 9 April Helsinki, Finland
Meeting Design Week 29 April-1 May Dubai
Meeting Design Week 13-17 May Guayaquil, Ecuador
Meeting Design Week 20-24 May Quito, Ecuador
Meeting Design Week 29-30 May Mexico DF, Mexico
Meeting Design Week 24-26 June Madrid, Spain
Meeting Design Week 2-4 September Barcelona, Spain
Meeting Design Week 9-11 September Malaga, Spain
Meeting Design Week 2-4 December Costa Brava, Spain

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