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GMIC Chicago Breakfast & Learn "Venues & the APEX Standard"
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GMIC Chicago Breakfast & Learn

GMIC Chicago will provide an education and networking experience for planners and suppliers held on March 21, 2012. This event is sponsored by the Delta Institute. The topic will cover "Venues and the APEX Standard" for green meetings and events.

When: March 21, 2012
8:15 AM until 10:00AM
Where: Delta Institute
35 E. Wacker
2nd Floor, State/Wacker Rooms
Contact: Michelle Sheldon

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Light breakfast: 8-9 a.m.

Presentation: 9-10 a.m.

The MacArthur Foundation Conference Center hosts dozens of meetings per year for foundation leaders, staff, grant recipients and partner organizations. Center staff have already taken steps to reduce the environmental impact of these events, but wanted to improve their performance by aligning with the new APEX-ASTM standard for venues. Learn how they assessed their current activities, developed an APEX-level Green Meetings and Events Policy, and how they plan to implement it in the future.


Guest Presenter - Janet Jannotta, CMPMeeting Planner, MacArthur Foundation Conference Center

Janet Jannotta has been a meeting planner at the MacArthur Foundation since 1997. She is responsible for the preparations and logistics for the Board of Directors meetings. She also coordinates the planning of dinners, meetings, and receptions in the President’s Office as well as Foundation-wide. In addition, she supervises the operations of the Foundation’s conference center. Her most current project in this capacity is to develop and implement a green meetings and events policy.

Deborah Popely, Program Manager, Delta Institute - Deborah Popely is responsible for leading the nonprofit Delta Institute’s consulting practice for the hospitality and events industry. Prior to joining Delta Institute, Deb operated a sustainability consulting firm providing green marketing, product development and event planning services to businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and foundations. She is a co-founder of the Green Meeting Industry Council of Chicago and co-chaired the marketing and communications committee developing the APEX sustainability standard for the hospitality industry.

Optional: Tour of MacArthur Foundation Conference Center 140 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. NOTE: RSVP is required for tour: email

This event is sponsored by The Delta Institute (