Starts:  Oct 3, 2019 8:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Oct 5, 2019 11:00 PM (PT)


The following are the key details you need to know for preparation for YES IV, October 3-5, 2019. 

Your final YES Session will be hosted on Thursday, October 3rd from 8 am to 5 pm.  Once your session is over, you are free to take part in MTI's Fall Meeting.  Full details and schedule are below. During your YES session, you will be presenting your Life Development Plan in 3 minutes.  The LDP power points are due to Tom Morrison by September 20.  We will review this process heavily in the YES 3 in August.

Your graduation ceremony will be hosted at MTI's Annual Awards Dinner the evening of Saturday, October 5th.  Below you will see dress code and travel information.  If you have any questions, contact Amanda Motes at or 904-249-0448, X102.

MTI is excited to host the 2019 Fall Meeting in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. More details below.

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MTI is excited to host the 2019 Fall Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, right in the heart of downtown Vancouver.  The Fairmont Hotel is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history of Vancouver. Holding a prime downtown location, the hotel is minutes away from some of Vancouver's biggest attractions including Granville Island, Robson Street shopping, Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver Aquarium, Gastown, Canada Place and Science World. Guests will feel at home as the hotel's canine pet ambassadors welcome them and their knowledgeable Concierge team is here to help with local travel suggestions. 

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver in October!

Check Out The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver!

Check Out Vancouver, Canada!


HOST HOTEL INFORMATION: (NOW OPEN... Book Early.  Will Sell Out)

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver  ($289 CN per night - Approximately $219 US)
900 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


PHONE:  604-684-3131



AIRPORT:  Vancouver International Airport - YVR (9 miles from hotel)

TRANSPORTATION:  Taxi / Rental Car



PRINTED BROCHURE:  Coming July 2019

ONLINE:  Coming July 2019



Things to Do, Shopping, Food & Nightlife:  CLICK HERE

Weather:  Attendees can anticipate daytime temperatures in the high 50's, and nighttime temperatures in the lower 40's (*F).  


All events are business casual, excluding the final night dinner.  Final night dinner is formal (suit, tie, jacket).  It is MTI's annual awards dinner and YES graduation.



Your name badge(s) and program schedule will be delivered to your room the afternoon of October 3rd by 4:30 pm.  If you do not receive your welcome packet, it will be available at the table outside the opening night Welcome Reception.



Thursday, OCT 3

8:00 am - 5:00 pm:  YES IV Session (YES students only)

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm:
MTI First Timer Reception

As a first timer, you will enjoy drinks with the leadership of MTI prior to the full membership arriving.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm:
MTI Welcome Reception & Dinner

Enjoy Vancouver's signature cuisine and drinks as you connect with members from all across North America.

Friday, OCT 4

7:15 am - 8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast for Session Attendees

8:00 am - 8:10 am:  Welcome from MTI President, Jamie Jones

8:10 am - 9:30 am:  General Session 1:
Are You Hack Proof?  Probably Not - Nick Espinosa

Ransomware, phishing and hacking have become commonplace in today's business world. Everyday businesses are being disrupted by hackers having fun or wanting money.  The question is, do you have the right protections in place for your operations, systems and client data?  Nick Espinosa from BSSI2 is one of the country's leading experts on cybersecurity.  Nick has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and has appeared on Ted Talks.  Nick will unpack the elements you need in your cybersecurity strategy to keep you ahead of the hacking game.   

9:45 am - 11:15 am:
  General Session 2: 
Employees Don't Leave Their Company.  They Leave Their Boss - Dr. Rick Marks
One of the biggest fallacies in business is, 'The person who is good at doing the technical work of heat treating is also great at managing the people who do the technical work.'  Not true. Managing people is an entirely different skill set than doing the work, and yet people are moved into management with no people skills.  Dr. Rick Marks, one of the top experts on emotional intelligence, will provide you with the key traits your managers need to have to attract people to work, not run them off. 

11:15 am - 11:45:
 State of the Institute Update by MTI President, Jamie Jones
MTI President will provide an update on MTI's annual financial performance and key industry initiatives impacting your company.

9:00 am - 10:30 am:
Spouse Guest Event 
One of the greatest elements of MTI meetings is how connected the spouses are. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other MTI spouses. You will enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, and breakfast drinks over a light breakfast while meeting other spouses from all across North America.  

Saturday, OCT 5

7:15 am - 8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast for Session Attendees

8:00 am - 8:10 am:  Welcome from MTI President, Jamie Jones

8:10 am - 9:30 am:  General Session 1:
Fireside Discussions - Moderated by 2 MTI Members
One of the most powerful strengths of MTI is the deep knowledge and experience of members. During this Fireside Discussion session, 2 members will moderate both table and group open discussions on three to four hot topics that attendees have indicated they would love to hear about from other members.  MTI's open discussions forums are always highly informative with never enough time.  

10:15 am - 11:30 am:  General Session 2 - Featured Keynote
Work, Laugh, Repeat - Greg Schwem

If the seriousness of the daily grind has you distracted from the fun of life, you can't miss this session by Greg Schwen.  Dubbed the ''King of the hill in the world of corporate comedy" by the Chicago Tribune, dozens of associations and corporations, from Microsoft to McDonald’s, have learned a refreshing perspective on work and life.  Greg will share his hilarious, relatable observations on technology and the business environment, including smartphone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, "frequently" asked questions, text messaging addiction, and home office workers. Combining clean, good-natured comedy with lightning-fast improv skills and PowerPoint support, you will take a fun tour of the office environment – based on actual research of the workplace providing you a refreshing perspective on work and life.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm:  YES Individual and Group Photos

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm:  YES Graduation Reception With MTI Leadership

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:  MTI
President's Reception

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm:  Final Night Awards, YES Graduation, Dinner & DJ

Don't miss the final night as MTI members come together to celebrate our Award winners and YES graduates, and an exciting night sharing what they have learned and their experiences throughout the week in Vancouver. Food and drinks will be provided!



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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
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