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An Announcement: Disney Area and Save the Date

Posted By David T. Norman CMC, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Good evening,
 
I am extremely excited to share the news of today with you and ask you mark a date on your calendar.

IMC USA's national conference (think, Confab) is going to Orlando this year.  In addition, our conference will be held in conjunction with ICMCI's Annual Meeting and the celebration of their 25th Anniversary.  Here are the highlights:
  • We will be in Orlando, at a Disney property and a new, large, smoke-free facility, Buena Vista Palace.  They have recently done a multimillion dollar extensive upfit.  The venue, itself, is excellent (see for yourself at http://www.buenavistapalace.com/video1/).  You will be across from Downtown Disney (if you want to bring family, for example; there's free shuttle service to all Disney Parks).
  • Your 'peep' have negotiated extremely attractive rates for the duration of the conference ($99/night).
  • Orlando, because it is a destination city, has a broad range of non-stop flights from airports across the country (and, indeed, internationally).
  • We were just notified that ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, our world-wide 'parent') awarded IMC USA their Annual Meeting, which will be held concurrent, and in some combinations, with our conference.  2012 is the 25th Anniversary of ICMCI and, since IMC USA was a founding member this award is especially an honor.
So, what this means to you, as an IMC member, is an enhanced facility/venue, an easily accessible location and at a very attractive 'all-in' price.  A number of the sessions will be held jointly with ICMCI delegates, from around the globe.

More information will be forthcoming, as plans continue to be formalized.

Mark the Following Dates:

Thursday, October 4, 2012 -- Arrival with Late Afternoon Events and Welcome Reception
Friday, October 5, 2012 -- Sessions with a Joint (IMC USA and ICMCI attendees) 25th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner
Saturday, October 6, 2012 -- Sessions and Late Afternoon Closing

Information as relates to hotel and events registrations will follow.  Watch for more announcements.

Getting this accomplished is due to the significant effort and many talents and ideas of a number of folks.  You'll hear more about them later, but now, plan to join with the other many, professional management consultants from around the world.  Learn. Grow.  Participate.  Exchange.  Celebrate.

Stay tuned,

My best,
David

Tags:  CMC  Conference  ICMCI  IMC  IMC USA 

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Rodolfo A. Colberg CMC says...
Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Great news!! This will be my first meeting. I am assuming there will be continuing education sessions, right? How many hours of CPE can we get, assuming we attend all sessions.
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Drumm McNaughton CMC FIMC says...
Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The ICMCI group (which is meeting with the IMC conference) has offered up two great opportunities to see the best of Orlando to those who attending the IMC conference and bringing family.

The partner program is held on Thursday, Friday, and ahalf day on Saturday, and its activities include an all day pass at SeaWorld that includes a behind the scenes tour of the park, a "shop til you drop" day at local couture outlet stores (or a spa day / golf for those who are not shoppers), and a tour of the world's largest private Tiffany collection.

The post conference tour starts on Saturday afternoon, and includes a 1/2 pass at DisneyWorld, a private tour of Kennedy Space Center and lunch with an astronaut, and a behind the scenes tour at Disney to see how they "make the magic."

So, the Annual Conference isn't just Reno, and isn't just for consultants - there is something there for everyone!!!

Drumm
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Stephen D. Kirkland CMC says...
Posted Thursday, January 26, 2012
Many thanks to all who have worked to make this event happen!
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