Are you a young meetings professional full of ideas on how to shake up the industry?
Your time has come. Australia’s #2 AV Company Scene Change has announced the FlyMEA scholarship, which will send young MEA members on a fully-paid trip to the MEA National Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
There will be four scholarships, one from each state Scene Change operates: NSW, Victoria, Adelaide and Tasmania. Worth $2000 each, the scholarship covers flights, accommodation, registration and transfers to the conference that runs May 14-17.
“Scene Change wants to encourage new voices, strong opinions and youthful energy in the meetings industry,” said Scene Change co-founder Ian Whitworth. “We get annoyed by lazy Gen-Y stereotyping, so we’ve designed the FlyMEA Scholarship to counter that.”
Scholarship applicants have to write 100 words or less on the subject of ‘If I Ruled The Meetings Industry’, and post it on the Scene Change Facebook page.
“We’re looking for fresh, positive ideas on how to make this industry work for the audiences of tomorrow,” said Whitworth. “If it’s a great idea, you should be able to fit it into 100 words.”
It’s not a writing contest, so entrants shouldn’t be concerned if they’re not a natural writer. The winner will be judged purely on the quality of the idea. Entries will be judged by a panel of three industry experts.
The four winners will stay at the Chorus Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, as part of a group of around 16 YMEA members, which promises to create a memorable conference for all involved. The scholarship also includes access to the YMEA Forum, which is normally a $195 registration.
“This is such a generous opportunity and a great initiative for our YMEA’s, and I cannot wait to hear about the ideas” said MEA CEO Linda Gaunt.
Entries close on Friday April 18th, with winners announced on Tuesday April 22nd.
Learn more about the Scene Change FlyMEA Scholarship