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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...


Choose a Room Set that is Right for Your Event

Choose The Right Seating Arrangement for Your Event The room set should be one of the first factors that is determined for your meeting. It’s helpful to choose your room set before ever sourcing an event venue. This allows us as experts in coordinating and planning to search for the perfect venue that can accommodate all of your event needs. With the right room set design, the audience also knows what to expect from your event. What are the basic elements that are considered as part of a room set?...


#MeetMTA: Meredeth Brower, Product Lead

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 Meredeth Brower, Product Lead at Miller Tanner Associates. Meredith provides expertise and guidance for training excellence.


Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Corporate Event Planner

If you are charged with hiring a professional event planner for your next corporate meeting, whether it be for a pharmaceutical investigator meeting or a company’s national sales meeting, the task may seem daunting, especially if this is new territory for you. What key factors should you consider when hiring a corporate event planner to execute your next meeting? What are the important questions to ask? Every single day we are amazed by the variety and depth of questions that we are asked by our existing and potential new clients. Each of their unique...


#MeetMTA: Dan Conroy, Director of Technology Services

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 want to introduce you to Dan Conroy, Director of Technology Services, residing in the New York Area. Dan is one of the newest members of our team, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce him to you! Meet Dan Conroy You recently joined the Miller Tanner team. When did you start and what did you do...


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...


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 wanted to implement MTA’s VALTs Virtual Assessment Learning and Training Source in...


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...


Virtual Meeting Tips

To ensure that your next virtual meeting is a successful one, our Virtual Events Team has compiled some useful best practices.


Why Work Meetings Matter

8 Reasons Why Internal Meetings Matter We asked the team of event pros at Miller Tanner Associates why internal meetings matter. Our team members share their perspectives on how internal meetings over in-office meetings can be beneficial to the overall health of an organization.  1. Builds Team Morale I believe there is no better money spent than meeting face-to-face when it comes to being part of a team,  whether leading or supporting a company, department, or team. That’s why team meetings are of the utmost importance.  In most companies, the...