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November, 2018  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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Last Call for EXHIBITORFastTrak Fort Worth

Register Now for EXHIBITORFastTrak

You still have opportunity to complete some of your sessions prior to EXHIBITORLIVE. Check out www.ExhibitorFastTrak.com for details on the sessions being taught in Fort Worth, TX, December 4th-7th.

If you still need to take CTSM-required session 52218, International Events: Expanding Your Global Reach, it is being offered here, as it will not be offered in Las Vegas in February.

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Register Now for EXHIBITORLIVE 2019 in Las Vegas

Registration for EXHIBITORLIVE 2019 opened last month, and many of you are taking advantage of the Early Bird Deadline by registering before January 10th, 2019. Hopefully many of you are able to complete your education requirements this year and move on to your final certification components of Comprehensive Exam and Candidate Portfolio.

Register Now for EXHIBITORLIVE

Check your transcripts to verify which sessions you still need to take. Note that sessions on your transcripts will still end in "18" until we are able to update them to "19" after the December FastTrak in Fort Worth.

Also note that there will be some changes to our CTSM curriculum in 2019:
  • Sessions 10819/10919 and 21419/21519 are two-part sessions. The first part must be taken before the second part to fully understand the second part.

  • We have two new required sessions this year: 21419 and 21519. If they do not show up on your transcript, that means you have already met the requirement for these two. If they are listed without a date by them, you do need to take them.

  • Sessions 31119 and 52219 will not be offered at EXHIBITORLIVE. If you are completing your sessions in Las Vegas and need either of these two sessions, we do have some CTSM5 substitution options you may select.

  • If you have 5 or more years of experience in the industry, you may select approved CTSM5 sessions to substitute for some of the more basic CTSM-required sessions. Many new sessions have been added to the CTSM5 listing, so be sure to check the substitution form at www.exhibitoronline.com/ctsm/substitutionrequest.asp

  • Notice of CTSM Scholarship Opportunities went out to candidates and graduates on November 13th. You should have received a link to the application from me. Completed application forms must be returned by Friday, November 23rd.

If you have any questions or would like assistance in planning your best possible schedule, please do not hesitate to contact Wendy or me.

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New Start Times for EXHIBITORLIVE Peer2Peer Roundtables

Set your alarms! Don't miss out on the opportunity to bounce ideas off your colleagues and share thoughts, problems, templates, notes, and Q&A time.

The Peer2Peer Roundtables at EXHIBITORLIVE are a highlight of the week for many of you, but the start times have changed. Instead of after the last session of the day, they will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 - 7:45 AM, exclusively for All-Access or Main Event pass holders.

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EXHIBITOR eTrak Sessions Can Help!

Online EXHIBITOR eTrak Sessions can help you complete your education requirements. Ten sessions are already scheduled for December 2018 through April 2019." Eight of them are CTSM-required sessions. Be sure to check the upcoming EXHIBITOR eTrak schedule at www.ExhibitorOnline.com/etrak

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Experiencing Anxiety Over the CTSM Comprehensive Exam?

Don't let anxiety get the best of you. You can pass the exam if you take some time to prepare by studying the handouts of your 23 CTSM-required sessions. The average pass rate is between 80-90%.

Here are some test aids available for you:
  • Study buddies: About one month prior to exam date, Wendy will connect those of you who wish to study together.
  • Q&A Call with the CTSM Executive Director about two weeks prior to exam. Wendy will ask you if you wish to participate in her one-month out message. In preparation for the San Francisco exam, the next call is scheduled for November 26, at noon Central time.
  • Read the Test Taking Tips from NIU (PDF).

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Congratulations to our Newest CTSM Graduates!
Certified since October 3, 2018:
 
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Mary-Neil Jackson, CTSM
 
 
Catherine McConnell, CTSM
 
 
Mary-Neil Jackson, CTSM
Marketing Events Specialist
Gordian
Greenville, SC
 
 
Catherine McConnell, CTSM
Tradeshow Specialist
IEEE
Piscataway, NJ
 
 
Samantha Eicke, CTSM
 
 
Desire Karp, CTSM
 
 
Samantha Eicke, CTSM
Marketing Specialist
Lycos, Inc.
Omaha, NE
 
 
Desire Karp, CTSM
International Trade Show Specialist
Haas Automation, Inc.
Oxnard, CA
 
 
James Loveridge, CTSM
 
 
Kodi Morton, CTSM
 
 
James Loveridge, CTSM
Marketing Manager
ALLDATA, LLC
Elk Grove, CA
 
 
Kodi Morton, CTSM
Sr. Events Specialist
Bruker AXS Inc.
Fitchburg, WI
 
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Wishing all of you a wonderful Holiday weekend!
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763-300-6813 (cell)

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