EduCon Rebroadcast Schedule

All times listed as CDT (Central time). Schedule subject to change.

10 a.m.

WHAT IF: Harness Inspiration and Creativity to Design the World You Want

John Ondrasik

Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, singer, songwriter John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting recounts his personal journey as a musician and business owner to life in this engaging exploration of the roles that work, family and happiness play in your life. Come to the opening Main Stage event ready to learn and leave inspired and energized for your EduCon journey.

Clock Hours: 1.5
Domain: CMP Submission Pending

Brought to you by Tourism Vancouver and Vancouver Convention Centre

11 a.m.

Exclusive Interviews

11:15 a.m.

Hard Data on Room-Booking Behaviors

Mark Lomanno, Elaine Hendricks

How can you best plan for today’s attendee booking decisions? This interactive session allows you to dive into the research recently uncovered by PCMA, Hilton Worldwide and NYC & Company. You won’t want to miss this discussion around the results of analyzing millions of check-in/check-out guest records from more than 10 city-wide conventions. Be part of the discussion that leverages how they book while simultaneously creating value for all event stakeholders.

  • Explore the new behaviors and decision-making processes for business travelers that are booking within and outside of your room block.
  • Assess the current state of your organization’s room block practices.
  • Identify specific practices other event organizers are having success deploying.

Clock Hours: 1.0
Domain F: Stakeholder Management

12:15 p.m.

Exclusive Interviews

12:30 p.m.

Tapping Into Your Emotional Intelligence to Succeed in Work and Life

Sara Ross

Emotional intelligence is a powerful predictor of performance and a distinguishing competitive advantage, but EQ can be a nebulous trait to teach. Leadership expert, vitality advocate and “street scientist” Sara Ross shares insights from her work on how to redefine professional and personal success. She will share scientific research and personal experiences from her past role as vice president and global head of leadership at international training firm IHHP. Learn how EQ can help you manage intense and stressful environments; increase productivity and profitability; drive innovation and strengthen relationships.

  • Describe three critical behaviors that differentiate best leaders.
  • Utilize an emotional engineering strategy to respond to difficult situations.
  • Employ a brain science-based approach of connection to diffuse conflict, increase trust and empower others.

Clock Hours: 1.5
Domain: CMP Submission Pending

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Pitch-a-thon: Hackathon Teams Pitch Their Solutions to Help the Unsheltered Homeless

Donna Kastner, Jamie Murdock

During pre-conference event, several EduCon participant teams “hacked” into the challenge of how the hospitality/tourism industries might help those who are unsheltered. Join us as those teams pitch their innovative solutions. YOU, the audience members, will select the winner with the most innovative solution! Come learn about the unsheltered issue affecting cities across the U.S. and how the events industry can help. Hackathon facilitators Donna Kastner and Jamie Murdock will provide an inside look at hackathon strategy and implementation, time permitting.

Clock Hours: 1.0
Domain: Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

2:45  – 3 p.m.

Exclusive Interviews

3 p.m.

Opening Your Eyes to the Microaggressions around You

Microaggressions can be subtle or unintentional actions or comments that convey prejudice or disdain. In this session, you will begin to explore microaggressions experienced every day, why they occur, and equality solutions to prevent problem behaviors. You will learn how to build and implement an equality mindset for your organization that champions world-class results and a new status quo.

  • Consider various forms of microaggressions.
  • Discover helpful solutions to prevent microaggressions.
  • Harness an equality mindset that produces peak performance.

Clock Hours: 1.0
Domain: CMP Submission Pending