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#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 an 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 perspectives help us to enhance the conversation about...


#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 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 very important.  In most companies, the cost is an issue when...


Why You Still Need an Event Planner for a Virtual Meeting

Your face-to-face event has been canceled. Okay, now what? You’ve decided to switch to a virtual option. Great! This should be easy, right? Virtual events are not immune to Murphy’s Law – if something can go wrong, it likely will. In fact, recent news headlines have either had you gasping in disbelief or laughing out loud at virtual meeting mishaps gone viral – everything from attendees forgetting they are miked and on camera to unexpected video-bombing in the background. You can easily mitigate virtual meeting risks by simply hiring a...


Case Study: Hybrid (Virtual + In-Person) Investigator Meeting

THE EVENT U.S. Investigator Meeting for a Boston Biotech Company THE CHALLENGE Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) was asked to find a solution for an early June face-to-face (F2F) investigator meeting that could no longer take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While it was clear the June F2F event could not go forward as originally planned, the sponsor needed to meet their original FPI milestone and wanted to maintain a strong level of engagement with their sites.  THE SOLUTION MTA designed a hybrid experience based on the goals and objectives...