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CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM THE 2016 NEC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpdozol1YCI

THE 2016 STATE OF THE SOCIETY ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED AT THE NEC IN SAN DIEGO. The presentation was delivered by national first vice president Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP. 

SGMP IS PROUD TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL INDIVIDUAL AND CHAPTER AWARD RECIPIENTS as announced at the 2016 NEC. "Congratulations!" to 2016 Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year Ethel Crisp, CMP, Ph.D., and to all of our recipients in San Diego!   

2016 NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE WEBSITE AT WWW.SGMPNEC.ORG provides a summary of everything from the 34th annual NEC that was held in San Diego.  

2016 CGMP CONGRESS WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. Here’s what one attendee said: “Thanks for an awesome conference. This by far was the best training I’ve been to in some time. I couldn't have been more happy with the speakers, sessions, networking, participants and hotel and have been bragging to my boss and others about all I learned.” Click here to see the schedule and here to see a list of the speakers.
CONGRATULATIONS! Gilmer Institute of Learning trustee election results are now available.

SGMP RECOGNIZES GILMER-FOUNDERS DAY WITH MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Take a look here for an update on Society priorities.
SGMP NAMES MEMBERS TO BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE, which will be addressing and enhancing our Society's membership experience. Click here to learn more about task force members. 


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The next meeting of the SGMP National Board of Directors has not yet been set. Please contact rob.bergeron@sgmp.org if you have any questions or comments about or for this meeting.   




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Online Buyers Guide

The SGMP Online Buyers Guide is a user-friendly forum designed to bring suppliers and planners together. Available
whenever you need it, the guide makes it easy to locate products and professional services geared to the meetings industry.

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Become a Certified Government Meeting Professional. To register for any upcoming CGMP course, you must first log in to your SGMP account (in the left margin of this screen). Once logged in, please continue to "Your Account", and then click on "Events and Registrations". Links to upcoming courses will be listed on that page. 

DC/Northern Virginia - Exact location TBD
July 19-22, 2016

DC/Northern Virginia - Exact location TBD
October 18-21, 2016

DC/Northern Virginia - Exact location TBD
December 6-9, 2016