So you’re in the meetings & events industry and thinking about attending the 2011 “Meet & Eat” at the IACC conference. You’re wondering what you can expect out of the session with Andrea Sullivan of BrainStrength.
After interviewing Andrea Sullivan for a white paper on Food-for-Thought, I can tell you that all meeting planners and event professionals will benefit from attending this keynote. You’ll walk away from the “Meet & Eat” with knowledge on brain friendly foods, a new outlook on each meal, and how it affects meeting performance.
Here are ten things you can take away from “Meet & Eat” at IACC 2011:
- Find out how foods create a state of mind such as enhance the mood, state of mind, affect learning and performance. Discover how to make the most of your meetings through peer conferencing and Andrea Sullivan, an organizational psychologist who studies the brain.
- You’ll learn about Basic Brain Chemistry and an easy-to-understand introduction to neurotransmitters and how they work for the brain along with other meeting planners who hope to improve performance of attendees.
- Participate in an industry round table where experts in the industry will discuss the hot topics in Food for Thought.
- Through an interactive activity, you’ll experience particular emotional states and then connect these with specific purposes of different types of meetings and stages of meetings.
- You’ll engage with other attendees and discuss your meetings and gain clarity about the state of mind you personally want to produce at your own meetings.
- Through discussions and engagement between others, you’ll learn how foods will produce those particular states of mind and which foods to choose based on the meeting goals.
- Experience lunch with specially prepared entrees for your brain and seats at the 2011 Copper Skillet Competition, where Executive Chefs from conference centers around the world will compete for the international title. The “Taste of IACC” event allows you to treat yourself to dishes suggested by the competing chefs of the IACC Copper Skillet Competition
- Earn (3) Continuing Education Credits while networking with other professionals in the events community.
- Learn how timing will play a role in meeting meals. A short activity will encourage you to touch your own experience at meetings and the freedom to develop their own sense of what is needed when.
- Brainstorm menu ideas in small groups and create meeting menus that will best enhance meeting learning and performance based on choices and timing.
If you’re interested and would like to find out more information, you can visit the IACC event website to learn about this year’s Meeting & Eating event with Andrea Sullivan, M.A.