February Monthly Education Meeting- Can Government Meetings Be Sustainable?


February 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Gateway Marriott Crystal City
1700 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Topic: Can Government Meetings Be Sustainable?

Speaker: Suzanne Morrell, IATAN, MBA, CSEP

Can you make your government meeting sustainable? 

We all know sustainability in events is the right thing to do. However with numerous restrictions, is sustainability a realistic priority in government events?  Join Sustainable Event Professional Suzanne Morrell for a discussion on how you can navigate the roadblocks and engage stakeholders and suppliers, while taking action towards preserving our natural environment. We’ll do a deep dive and discuss scalable solutions in food waste reduction strategies, sourcing locally, and giving back to the local economy. 

Our CSR project for this event will be a planner VS supplier food drive to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). The winner will be determined based on the number of items donated per category. See attached flyer for more information about AFAC and food items needed.


5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM  Chapter Meeting Begins – Announcements from Board
6:10 PM  Program Begins
7:00 PM Networking Reception Begins
8:00 PM     Networking Reception Ends



This program has been approved for CGMP CEU credit.

SGMP NATCAP is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.

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$0.00 Government Planner

$0.00 Contract Planner

$0.00 Student/Educator/Retiree

$25.00 Supplier

$0.00 Guest Planner

$0.00 Guest Supplier (registered by a member supplier

$35.00 Guest Supplier (registered on own)