CorbinBall 2011 2aCorbin provides a full curriculum of technology courses designed to save you dozens of hours in trying to figure it out yourself. These courses, from a keynote address to a full day of training, can be customized to any group and experience level in a "turn-key" manner with all the planning details arranged.


Partial List of Corbin's Meetings Technology Speaking, Writing and Consulting Clients


Affordable Housing Management Association
Alliance of Meeting Mgmt. Consultants (AMMC)
American American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
American Dental Association (ADA)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Architectural Woodworking Institute (AMI)
Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)
Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors International (ACCED-I)
Association of Computer Machinery (ACM)
Association of Destination Management Consultants (ADME)
Association of Interior Specialies (AIS)
Association Mexicana de Profesionales de Ferias, Exposiciones Y Convenciones (AMPROVEC)
Asia Pacific Exhibition &Convention Council (APECC)
Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC)
Association of Convention Operations Managers (ACOM)
Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA) 
Australian Event Symposium
California Association of Collectors
Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CSPEP)
Computer Events Marketing Association (CEMA)
Connected International Meeting Professionals Association (CIMPA)
California Society of Association Executives
Convention Industry Council (CIC)
China International Meetins and Conference Forum (CIMCF)
Council of Foundations (COF)
Council of Protocol Executives (COPE)
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)
Digital Solutions Cooperative
European Federation of Conference Towns (EFCT)
Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
Finance and Insurance Conference Planners (FICP)
Food Industry Association Executives (FIAE)
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
Incentive Travel and Convention Meetings Asia (IT&CMA)
Incentive Meetings and Travel Association (ITMA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) 
International Association of Conference Centers (IACC)
International Association of Congress Centres (APIC)
International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (IACVB)
International Association of Diecutting and Die Making (IADD)
International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE)
International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)
International Association of Venue Management (IAVM)
International City Management Association (ICMA)
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
International Reprographic Association (IRgA)
International Special Events Society (ISES)
International Technology Rental Association (ITRA)
Lions Club International
Louisiana Society of Association Executives (LSAE)

Meeting Industry Council

Meetings and Events Australia
Meetings Industry Council of Colorado
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Meetings Industry Association of Australia (MIAA)
MIchigan Gas & Electric Association (MGEA)
Midwest Food Processors Association (MWFPA)
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) 
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association of Independent Life Insurance Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA)
National Business Travel Association (NBTA)
National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP)
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. (NRECA)
National Speakers Association (NSA)
Oceans Blue Foundation
Ohio Veterinary Medicine Association (OVMA)
Oregon Employer Council
Phillipine M.I.C.E. Conference (MICEON)
Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA)
Retail Solutions Providers Assn.
Society of Customer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP)
Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)
Society of Incentive and Travel Managers (SITE)
Society of Insurance Licensing Administrators (SILA)
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioner Manufacturers of North America (SMACNA)
Texas Association of CVBs
Texas Society of Association Executives
Trade Show Exhibitors Association
Travel Industry Association of America (TIA)
United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
Vancouver Island Meeting Planners & Suppliers (VIMPS)
Virginia Business Travel Association (VBTA)
Venue Management Association Limited
Washington Society of Association Executives (WSAE)
Western Association of Exhibition Management (WAEM)
Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE)
Young Entrepreneurs' Association

Conference and Convention Centers

Convention Bureaus and Tourism Boards


Exhibitions/Trades Shows/Trade Show Producers 

Asia Pacific Meetings Industry Conference  
Summit Tradeshow Trade Show Central Trade Show News Network
VNU Expositions 

Hotels and Hotel Corporations

Meeting Planning & Consulting Companies

Eisenstodt Associates

Adams Business Media
Advantage Magazine
Association Executive 
Association Impact
Association Forum
Association Media & Publishing
Associations Meetings
Bellingham Busienss Journal
Bureau of Business Practice
Business Journal
Business Pulse
Business Travel Monthly
Canadian Special Events
CAT Publications
CEMA Communicator 
CIM – Conference and Incentive Management
CIT - Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine
Collinson Media
Colorado Meetings & Events

Conference and Incentive Magazine

Conference News
Conventional Wisdom
Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine
Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine
Cramer Integrated Marketing Solutions
Cutting Edge
Destinos y Convenciones
Event Solutions
Eventos Magazine
Events Planning Resource
Executive Venture

Exhibition World

EXPO Magazine

Facilitator Magazine
Fast Company
Financial and Insurance Meetings

Geile-Leon Marketing Communications

Hospitality Design Magazine

Hall-Erickson, Inc.
Hospitality Business Review
Hospitality Maldives
Hotel Executive
Illinois Meetings & Events
IMPACT MagazineIncentive Meetings Asia Magazine
Insurance Conference Planner Magazine
Insurance and Financial Meetings Management Magazine
International Association Executive
International Training in Communication
Journal of International Training in Communication (ITC)

Medical Meetings Magazine

MEET MagazineMeet Me
Meeting Mentor
Meeting News Magazine 

Meeting Planner Magazine

Meeting Professional Magazine
Meeting Simplicity
Meetings Focus 
Meetings Innovator

Meetings Media

Meetings & Conventions Magazine
Meetings and Conventions Asia Pacific  Magazine
Meetings In Mexico  Magazine
Michigan Meetings and Events 
Midwest Meetings
MIM Europe
Minnesota Meetings & Events
National Hotel Executive Magazine
New Jersy Business
Northwest Meetings and Events
NPI Media
Obvious Experts 

Pacifc Asia Travel Association Compass Magazine
Panacea Publishing Asia Ltd
PATA Compass Magazine
Plan Your Meetings
Primedia Intertec

Professional SpeakerReed Travel Exhibitions
Religious Conference Manager Magazine  
Revista Viagem de Incentivo
SAM Magazine

Selling Power Magazine
SGMP Advantage Magazine
Smart Meetings
SMERF Meetings Journal
Speaking of Impact Magazine
Speaking Professional Magazine
Specialized Meetings and Events
Successful Meetings Magazine

Travel Intelligence Network
Texas Meetings & Events

Tiger Oak Publications
Tradeshow Executive
TIN - Travel Intelligence Network Travel Weekly Magazine
Unique Venues
Venture Asia
Venues Today
Write Style

Technology Companies

Mixed Grill
Meeting Matrix
Newmarket International
nTAG InteractiveOpenGrid Inc

Speaker Tools 
STSNTabula Rasa
Telling StoneTrade Show Central
Trade Show News Network
Travel Weekly East
Unique Venues
Venture Asia Publishing
Virtual Edge Institute

Travel Companies and Organizations

Ambassadors Performance Group

ETI Travel /Carlson Wagon Lit
Laundry & Kling Global Cruise Events
McCord Travel
Metropolitan Travel
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Sunbelt Motivation and Travel
Travel Oregon
World Travel BTI

Universities and Colleges

Arizona State University
Brandeis University
Harvard Medical School
Royal College of Physicians
San Francisco State University
SKEMA Business School

About Corbin

CorbinBall 2011 web tn3Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity. With 20 years of experience running international technology meetings, he now is a highly acclaimed speaker with the ability to make complex subjects understandable and fun.  His articles have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications and he has been quoted in the U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, PC Magazine and others. Corbin serves or has served on numerous hotel, corporate, convention bureau and association boards. He is the only person to have received both the MPI International Supplier of the Year and the MPI International Chapter Leader of the Year awards. Corbin has been named as one of "The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry" five times by Successful Meetings/MeetingNews magazines.

He has been named as a Meetings Trendsetter 2015 by Meetings Focus Magazine, one of Top 30 CMP Influencers by the CIC. and  #5 in Bizzabo's 60 Most Influential Event Professionals To Follow, July, 2016.
Corbin's associates include a network of meeting and technology professionals including Jeff Rasco and Attendee Management Inc.
One of the Top 30 CMP Influencers by the Convention Industry Council, September 2015
Meetings Trendsetter 2015, Meetings Today Magazine, July 2015
Presenter of the Year, San Diego Chapter of MPI, 2008-2009
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Designation, National Speakers Association, 2006
Presenter of the Year,San Diego Chapter of MPI, 2004-2005
International Supplier of the Year, Meeting Professionals International, 2002
MPI's Founding 7 Global Chancellors,2002
International Chapter Leader of the Year, Meeting Professionals International (MPI),August 1997
"Top Seller Series" speaking program, National Speakers Association, 2002
Chapter Leader of the Year, Washington State Chapter MPI (WSCMPI), May 1997 
Chapter Leader of the Year, WSCMPI, May 1996
Chapter Manager of the Year, WSCMPI, May 1995
Outstanding Achievement Award, MPI International Government Affairs Committee, June 1995
Meeting Planner of the Year, WSCMPI, June 1994 
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Convention Industry Council, 1988 to present

National Speakers Association (NSA)
International Federation of Professional Speakers (IFPS)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
International Meetings Association (ICCA)
Convention Industry Council (CIC)
Toastmasters International

The Tweeting Meeting - Social Media for Events (co-author)
The Ultimate Meetings Technology Guide
The Ultimate Meeting Professionals Software Guide (1st and 2nd Edition)
Contributor/Editor: Convention Industry Council Manual and Glossary, 8th Edition
Contributor/Editor: Convention Industry Council Manual and Glossary, 7th Edition
CAT Publications,  Technology columnist since 2006-present
CIM Publications Technology columnist since 2008-present 
Adams Business Media
& Intertec Primedia Publishing: Technology columnist since 1998-2007.
MeetingProfessional,   Technology columnist 2006-2008
TigerOak Publications, Technology columnist since 2007-2009
MeetingNews: Ask-the-Experts columnist 1900-2000 and numerous other articles.
Hundreds of published articles in national and international publications


Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), 2006-present
Certified Meetings Professional (CMP), 1988-present
Digital Event Specialist (DES), 2013-present
Master of Science, Psychology, Western Washington University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology, Western Washington University


Speaker, Consultant, and Writer (1997 - present)  
Corbin is helping clients on 5 continents use technology more efficiently.
See the Presentations and Other Services sections for descriptions of Corbin's services.

Meetings Manager and Head of Conference Operations (1978-1997)
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Designed, budgeted, specified and managed all aspects of 12 to 15 meetings annually, held in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Annual meetings budget for this 14,000-member association exceeded $6 million.  Extensive experience in designing and implementing technology solutions for meeting specifications, registration, and office computerization and automation.Corbin contributed to the explosive growth of SPIE. During his employment, the association grew from 2,000 to 14,000 members. The staff grew from 12 to 120; the meetings department grew from 2 to 9 staff members; and the number of meetings grew from 2 per year to 15 per year. The attendance of the largest meeting grew from 2,000 to more than 11,000 attendees, the largest meeting held in the optics industry

Contact Info:

Corbin Ball Associates
506 14th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-6107 USA
Phone: 360.734.8756 
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