Educational Webinars

Visit Alexandria is pleased to regularly host educational webinars so you can learn about the industry’s latest trends and best practices while earning EIC Clock Hours for CMP certification and re-certification credits.

Our Most Recent Webinar (Free):

Speaker Management: Streamline the Process and Increase Your Productivity
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1pm-2pmEST (10amPST) | 1.0 Hours

EIC Clock Hour Approved | CMP-IS Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

Great speakers and session content can mean the difference between an event that’s amazing and one that’s just ok.  However, Speaker Management is a challenge regardless of the size of the meeting or event. Most people today use spreadsheets and emails to pull together all of the information needed and normally at the last minute.  We will explore several solutions, options and tips to help solve and manage this potentially cumbersome process.  Ensuring you provide your attendees the great event content they need without the headache. 


  • How do I assess what I need?
  • Provide resources to identify solutions.
  • Outline several of the leading options in the market.
  • Demo 1 or 2 options to demonstrate the impact on the event and your productivity.

Phillip SaimsPhillip Saims, Vice President of Sales | Federal Conference
Phillip Saims is an accomplished hospitality industry professional, bringing more than 27 years of proven sales, strategy, and leadership experience     selling services and solutions to senior level executives. He also has experience in designing and managing global partnerships. Phil has served in many leadership roles during the course of his career, including: Director of Sales and Marketing; Regional Director; Vice President of Sales; and Managing Director. Organizations he has served have ranged from global hotel brands such as The Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Regency to technology companies, including Knowland Group and SynXis. Phil has a stellar track record of generating revenue and sales growth in mid- to large-size sales and service organizations that support the event and hospitality industries. He was directly responsible for Knowland Group's exponential revenue growth of 103% with more than 3,000 accounts and 24,000 users worldwide. In addition, he grew top line revenues at The National Conference Center by $10M in annual revenue. Phil served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. | Federal Conference:

Questions? Robin Roane, CTE, HMCC, CMP


2Q 2019 Webinar:

7 Steps to Event Marketing Magic
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 1pm-2pmEST (10amPST) | 1.0 Hours


EIC Clock Hour Approved | CMP-IS Domain I: Marketing

How do I effectively market my events? This is one of the greatest challenges meeting professionals face. We want to improve programs, engage attendees and increase visibility for our sponsors. Discover a proven seven-step pathway to event marketing success for engaging attendees, increasing exhibitor ROI, and leveraging speaker content before, during, and after your conferences.


  • Identify gaps/opportunities in your current conference marketing efforts
  • Learn best practices for driving engagement before, during and after conferences
  • Overcome marketing challenges associated with software adoption

Mike DoaneMichael Doane, Marketing Manager | CadmiumCD

Michael Doane is a writer, marketer, and web developer who has fallen in love with the events industry. At CadmiumCD he teaches meeting professionals about the benefits of event tech through his work as Editor of the eventScribe Blog. As Marketing Manager he also has the unique pleasure of telling the company's ever-growing story. In his spare time he hikes, travels, and writes novels about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Mike currently lives 45 minutes northeast of Baltimore with his wife and four pets.


EIC Approved