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Meet MTA: Steven Garberg, Software Engineer, MTA Technology Services

The Miller Tanner (MTA) difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Steven Garberg, a software engineer with MTA Technology Services. Steven is one of our tech masterminds behind our event management products: EPICTM, VALTsTM, and AttendTM. Meet MTA: Steven Garberg Tell us about your current role with MTA? What are your primary responsibilities? As a software engineer at MTA, I spend much of my time coding...

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Case Study: How a Hotel Contract Cancellation Clause Resulted in Zero Penalty During Pandemic

The Event Multiple face-to-face events with meeting attendance directly threatened by a public health crisis, COVID-19 between February 2020 through June 2020 The Challenge Given our previous experience with global outbreaks and public health crises including SARS (2002), Swine Flu (2009), MERS (2013) Ebola (2014) and Zika (2015), Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) knew that it was likely meeting attendees would be reluctant to attend face-to-face events with so many looming unknowns related to the meeting’s safety, travel, and accommodations. In these instances, travel could be prohibited for in-person attendees without...

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3 Proven Ways to Keep Your Virtual Event on Track for Success

For many people, virtual events are an entirely new way to deliver their message and content. Virtual events require a distinct set of skills. As a result, a lot of people are left scratching their heads to figure out the next steps when planning a virtual event. Do you create the agenda first or determine the platform? Will the presenters be pre-recorded or live? How can you ensure that your technology is secure? It can be quite challenging without guidance from an event professional. Similar to a face-to-face event, there...

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Virtual Events: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about virtual events? We have answers. Q: Is virtual really the best option for my canceled meeting? A: Virtual event solutions are a very effective alternative to a canceled face-to-face event. Even when you can’t meet face-to-face, our virtual solutions offer an option to deliver your message to a virtually-engaged audience.  Q: Why should I use Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) for my virtual event?  A: We have over 10 years of virtual event planning experience. With a virtual event planned and managed by Miller Tanner Associates, your organization can streamline...

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Meet MTA: Janina Pineiro, Global Experience Designer

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Global Experience Designer Janina Pineiro. Janina brings to the team a wealth of knowledge from her background in experiential design. With her creativity and expertise combined, she guides clients through the complexities of designing face-to-face and screen-to-screen event experiences that hit the mark. Meet MTA: Janina Pineiro Tell us about your current role with MTA?...

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The Future of Face-to-Face Events in 2020 (Part 2)

This week we continue to delve into the questions and answers surrounding the future of face-to-face events in 2020 with MTA’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Meredith Shottes, CMP. To read Part 1, click here. Will it be easier to plan events in 2020 or will more expertise be needed? I don’t think that in the history of the events industry that there has been a more important time to have an expert event team help you navigate the challenges of COVID. I think there are a variety of ways in...

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The Future of Face-to-Face Events in 2020 (Part 1)

Since February, the landscape of in-person meetings and events has shifted dramatically. MTA’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Meredith Shottes, CMP shares her insights in this in-depth discussion regarding the future of face-to-face events in 2020. Are face-to-face meetings and events dead? No, they are not dead. Definitely not. They are alive in larger ways than we could have ever anticipated. I think more than ever, it clarifies for people the value of a face-to-face experience. We have always known that face-to-face experiences were valuable and now that they have been completely...

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How to Easily Pivot to Virtual Events

Virtual events have been a Miller Tanner Associates’ (MTA) event option since 2010.  In the beginning, virtual technology’s limitations only made it a viable option for a very focused event goal.  Over time, as virtual technology improved, MTA broadened our use of virtual events suggesting it as an event option to a wider audience. We saw the virtual event format as another tool to use in designing events for our clients.  Today there are many competing virtual platforms and there are many devices in which to use for a virtual...

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Case Study: Implementing VALTs On-Demand Training to Maximize Investigator Meeting ROI

Summary A face-to-face investigator meeting implemented VALTs, our on-demand training option, on the spot to enhance the training experience for their current and future study sites. VALTs is our Virtual Assessment Learning and Training platform used for the purpose of deploying on-demand training at the ready when needed. The Challenge The sponsor company had a complicated study product processing and handling scenario. Within the first hour after the face-to-face investigator meeting (IM) had started, the sponsor decided they want to implement MTA’s VALTs Virtual Assessment Learning and Training Source in...

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Virtual Meetings Versus Virtual Events

With every crisis comes opportunity. For the event industry, the opportunity is the ability to pivot to successfully produce virtual meetings and virtual events. In today’s market, virtual solutions have become the only event option available and the event industry has shifted to meet the demand.  Since 2010 Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) has been planning virtual meetings and in 2016, MTA started producing successful virtual events.  There is a distinction between meetings and events, and it’s helpful to understand the differences and similarities. Virtual Meetings Versus Virtual Events Virtual Meetings...

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