June 15, 2023Thursday
|4:00 PM||Hotel Check-in||Boston Marriott Long Wharf|
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||Conference Registration||Hotel Lobby (Midnight Lounge)|
|7:00 – 9:00 PM||Welcome Reception||New England Aquarium|
Conference RegistrationHotel Lobby (Midnight Lounge) Thursday, June 15, 4:00–5:30 PM
After you get checked into your hotel room, stop at our registration table and pick up your welcome packet, including agenda, maps, name tags and attendee gift!
Welcome ReceptionNew England Aquarium Thursday, June 15, 7:00–9:00 PM
Welcome to Boston! Join us at the New England Aquarium for a Coastal Clambake, beverages, fellowship and explore the Aquarium. Our reception will be held at the Harbor Terrace and Tent overlooking the gorgeous Boston Harbor. The Main Exhibit Gallery in the Aquarium will be open exclusively to our group to enjoy for the evening. View a wide range of exhibits, including the largest Shark and Ray Touch Tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the green sea turtle and hundreds of other Caribbean animals.
This is a relaxed, casual event for all attendees to get reacquainted.
June 16, 2023Friday
|7:30 – 8:00 AM||Annual Membership Business Meeting||Hotel - Grand Ballroom Salons A-L|
|8:00 – 9:30 AM||Breakfast & Keynote Speaker||Hotel - Grand Ballroom Salons A-L|
|9:45 – 11:45 AM||Education Seminar||Hotel - Grand Ballroom Salons A-L|
|5:15 PM||Transportation to Fenway Park (Red Sox Baseball Game)||Hotel Lobby|
|5:30 – 10:30 PM||Reception, Dinner & Red Sox Baseball Game||Fenway Park|
|10:30 PM||Transportation to Hotel||Fenway Park|
Annual Membership Business MeetingUpdates from MCAI Friday, June 16, 7:30–8:00 AM
Open to all members, this meeting reviews Association activities over the past year and previews activities and resources planned for the coming year.
Breakfast & Keynote PresentationBreakfast & Keynote Presentation by Connie Podesta Friday, June 16, 8:00–9:30 AM
Connie Podesta is a game-changing, revenue-building, sales-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud comedy, killer take-away strategies, and interactive, no-power-point delivery style have made her one of the most unique and memorable speakers on the stage today. 25 years. Two million people. 1,000 organizations. Hall of Fame speaker. Award-winning author. Seven books. Former Radio/TV personality. Therapist. Expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, accountability, and engagement. Amazing ROI. Plus (what we all could probably use in today's crazy world ) a Comedienne.
StandOut Relationships... Life Would Be Easy, If it Weren't for Other People
The Power of Personality and Communication to Increase Engagement
Difficult people? Move over! Crazy demands? Under control! Critical conversations? No problem!
Imagine what you could accomplish if you could decode the mystery of human behavior and truly understand what makes people do what they do and say what they say (including yourself!) Research shows that the #1 key to SUCCESS is the ability to get along with other people. At work and at home.
Bottom line: how you choose to relate to, communicate with, be accountable to, resolve conflict with and garner respect from other people will directly impact your ability to attract and sustain healthy relationships so you can lead, manage, sell, produce, collaborate, work as a team, enjoy life, stay healthy, be happy and...experience success.
With laugh-out-loud humor, killer take-away strategies and her amazing insights into ourselves and others (including a few who “drive you crazy”), Human Relations expert Connie Podesta will both challenge you and empower you with the knowledge you need to get along better with the people in your life. Connie will take you right inside the minds and personalities of the people you deal with every day--bosses, colleagues, partners, customers, friends, and family-- so YOU can ACT, rather than REACT to whatever life throws your way. Get ready for less stress and more success!
Education SeminarPresented by Steve Thomas Friday, June 16, 9:45–11:45 AM
About Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas invests his life in helping a variety of organizations build leadership, develop people, create team and improve the workplace culture. To put it simply, he helps people navigate through the complexities of human weirdness. He genuinely wants to help people be better in every area of their life and has a passion to develop people get the most out of life and their leadership.
In this session will discuss the challenges faced in sustaining a successful leadership-centered culture within your company. You’ll learn about the six cycles that all people, teams and organizations go through in getting “stuck,” and how to recognize and navigate that space. Steve will then teach you ways to prevent getting “stuck” through engaging your team, staying connected and building leaders. You'll leave with a greater understanding of the principles and best practices that every high-performing organization has mastered, leading to an enhanced level of morale, better productivity, and lower turnover within your organization.
Reception, Dinner & Red Sox Baseball GameNew York Yankees vs Red Sox (1st Pitch @ 7:10pm) Friday, June 16, 5:30–10:30 PM
Fenway Park...Boston Red Sox...The Triangle...Pesky's Pole...The Green Monster. Do we need to say more? Oh yeah, they're hosting the New York Yankees...at night... in the match-up often regarded as the 'greatest rivalry in sports'! Join us for an evening of fun at the oldest active stadium in Major League Baseball, and check this off your bucket list! We have reserved the 521 Overlook, located in centerfield, with sweeping views of Fenway Park. Watch the game through the 10-foot-high wall of windows or from the spacious balcony overlooking the field and ballpark. Your ticket also allows you to walk around the entire stadium throughout the game.
Behind the Numbers: 521 is a reference to the number of home runs Ted Williams hit during his career and, coincidentally, the approximate distance in feet from the 521 Overlook space relative to home plate
June 17, 2023Saturday
|9:00 – 11:00 AM||Brunch at State Room||State Room (.3 miles - 7 min walk)|
|5:30 PM||Transportation to Spirit of Boston Yacht||Hotel Lobby|
|6:00 – 10:00 PM||Reception, Dinner & Yacht Cruise of Boston Harbor||Spirit of Boston Yacht|
|10:00 PM||Transportation to Hotel||Spirit of Boston Yacht|
Brunch at State RoomSaturday, June 17, 9:00–11:00 AM
Join us for a unique brunch experience at the State Room. This urban, chic venue is located in the heart of Boston just a short walk from our hotel. Situated on top of the 60 State Street skyscraper, it offers an unmatched view of historic landmarks and breathtaking views of the city and harbor. We have the entire Great Room and Mezzanine reserved for our group. This is guaranteed to be a fun start to the day for everyone!
Reception, Dinner, and Boston Harbor CruiseSpirit of Boston Saturday, June 17, 6:00–10:00 PM
After a day of sightseeing and networking, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston. We have exclusive use of the second and third levels of the yacht and access to the observation decks. Buffet style dinner service and refreshments will be available. Dance to the DJ, socialize with your peers, and enjoy the beautiful views of the City!
June 18, 2023Sunday
|11:00 AM||Hotel Check-out||Hotel Lobby|