Taking the Work of MEF to a Larger Audience:
The New Plenary Format for Q2  

We are excited to introduce a new opening plenary format for the April meeting! Our goals are to:

  • Showcase the incredible work that MEF is executing upon to a broader audience, including non-member companies that should consider joining MEF
  • Encourage participation from our current member companies by making the specific committee work areas and priorities easier to understand

To that end, we have developed a new, more interactive and lively plenary format:

  • Our traditional President's report with Nan Chen moves to a lively chat format hosted by COO Kevin Vachon
  • An "Ask the Board" segment provides the opportunity to participate in live Q&A with our world-class Board of Directors
  • MEF CTO Pascal Menezes will host the newly-titled "The CTO Report" segment, including the unveiling of a new MEF podcast series
  • Committee Leadership teams will participate in interactive, hosted roundtable sessions to present high-level views of their work areas, plans, priorities, and opportunities for contributions
  • Informative content will be delivered in the form of videos and other formats to recap recent events, developments, and upcoming member activities

So come and check out the new MEF Opening Plenary!

Week at A Glance

Monday 26 April:Pre-meeting project editing sessions
Tuesday 27 April:Member orientation, opening plenary, select committee kick-offs
Wednesday 28 April:Concurrent committee and Marketing working tracks
Thursday 29 April:Concurrent committee working tracks
Friday 30 April:Board of Directors meeting, closing plenary
See below for more details.


Meeting Topics

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You will receive an email from Bluejeans with an ICS file for the opening plenary after registering.

Committee meetings will be conducted via Zoom and attendee links can be found on the committee agenda pages.

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Meeting Agenda Summary

Tue 27 April


9:00-9:55

Member Orientation

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10:00-10:45

Opening Plenary

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  • Welcome & Introduction – Kevin Vachon, MEF COO
  • In Conversation with MEF President Nan Chen 
  • The CTO Report – Pascal Menezes, MEF CTO
10:45-11:00Break
11:00-12:45

Opening Plenary Part II

  • Ask the Board
  • Committee Roundtables
12:45-13:20Break
13:20-15:00Digital Services Editing SessionLSO Editing Session

Fri 30 April


09:00-10:40Digital Services Editing SessionLSO Editing SessionBoard of Directors Meeting
10:00-13:00
10:40-11:00Break
11:00-12:40Digital Services Editing Session
LSO Editing Session
12:40-13:20Lunch Break
13:20-15:00

Closing Plenary

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