EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

MPI Pittsburgh offers chapter educational programs specifically geared to help advance each attendee's career, not just within the hospitality industry, but also within many different businesses.
Educational programs are typically held the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM and offer one, but often more, topic expert(s). On occasion, times and dates will be altered so be sure to check the calendar of events regularly. In addition, the educational programs offer excellent networking opprtunities with hospitality industry professionals throughout Pittsburgh, as well as access to first-class venues in the region.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Throughout the year, the chapter offers various special events - some social and some a combination fun and education. MPI Members have the opportunity to showcase their venues, products and services.


Meeting and Event Information

November Education Event-Welcome to the Participation Era of Events

Welcome to the Participation Era of Events
November 01, 2017 | 7:30 AM

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November Education Event-Welcome to the Participation Era of Events

November 01, 2017
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Hard Rock Cafe Station Square
230 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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NOVEMBER EDUCATION EVENT
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2017

"Welcome to the Participation Era of Events"


EVENT DESCRIPTION

It’s time for a cultural shift in our industry. The signs have been there and the buzz is building, but we as the day to day players have to make a conscious decision to change our own practices and mindset. 

What do we want to leave as our legacy, a bunch of successful meeting? Or do we want to leave behind participants who have been changed by our meetings? Truly, when you get right down to it, it's not about the meeting, it's about the people at the meeting. 

So why do we focus so hard on the details of building a successful meeting when what we really all want at the end of the day is successful people? People who they want to be actively engaged and involved in the content. 

For planners, you walk away with at least concrete techniques to help you focus more on your participant. For suppliers, you'll have an arsenal of suggestions that make you look like the rock star partner to planners that you want to be. 

And, in keeping with the title, you will all be actively engaged as participants. No attendees allowed!


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

>Participants will leave equipped to educate others about the shift in our industry >Participants will understand the basic brain science of participation >Participants will experience live participation experiments 

>Participants will leave with 

*at least 3 actionable ideas out of 20+ presented to apply to their meeting, event or client 

*A plan of action for implementing the three ideas for their next meeting


SPEAKER INFORMATION: MEREDITH MARTINI

As the founder, CEO and creative force behind PlayWorks Group, Meredith likes to say she plays for a living. Drawing on too many years of attending boring meetings, Meredith aims to teach others how to integrate play and fun to change snooze fest corporate meetings into interactive, participant driven experiences.In addition to consulting with meeting planners and delivering team building events, Meredith has been a panelist, speaker and blogger and is wishing desperately right now her book would write itself. 

Way back in the 90’s, Meredith did her masters degree focusing on group and play dynamics. In 2002, she launched PlayWorks Group, a niche event planning firm that designs and provides live corporate team building events. In the Spring of 2016, PlayWorks Group launched its first line of digital products, offering DIY options to corporations. Meredith has presented for MPI at their World Education Congress and other chapters throughout the US. Meredith is married to Bill Hoban, partner in business and life, and is mom to Caroline and Claire and an adorable rescue dog named Olaf.

 


MEETING AGENDA

7:30am - 8:00am

Registration and Networking

8:00am - 8:30am

Opening Remarks; Breakfast is served

8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast and Presentation

9:30am - 10:00am

Q&A


PRICING

 

EARLY BIRD

REGULAR/ONSITE

 

Now through 

 

MPI Member Preferred/Premium

$45

$55

Non-Member & Essential Members

$60

$70

MPI Student & Faculty Members

$15

$15

Non-Members Student & Faculty

$20

$20


CMP Preferred Provider - MPI Pittsburgh, is a CMP Preferred Provider through the Events Industry Council. This program is a CEU credit under the domain of Meeting or Event Design.

  


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS


LOOK WHO'S COMING 

# Name Company
 
1 Jaime Andrade-Budesa Visit Pittsburgh
2 Lindsay Bullis,  CMP, CMP California University of Pennsylvania
3 Yvonne Darragh FHLBank Pittsburgh
4 Danielle Renee Himes Grant Street Group
5 Catherine Taylor Grant Street Group
6 Gloria Stone California University of Pennsylvania

 

Future Meetings

Save Big With MPI Pittsburgh’s Season Pass!

September 30, 2017 12:00 AM to October 30, 2017 12:00 AM

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Attend 4 educational programs and 2 networking events during the 2017-2018 season for the price of $190.

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November Education Event-Welcome to the Participation Era of Events

November 01, 2017
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Hard Rock Cafe Station Square
230 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Welcome to the Participation Era of Events

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MPI Pittsburgh Holiday Party

December 06, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bella Sera
414 Morganza Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
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Join us for our festive soireé and networking opportunities with your industry colleagues and friends as we bring in the holiday season at the lovely Bella Sera!

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January Networking Event - With ILEA

January 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dave & Busters - Pittsburgh
180 East Waterfront Drive
Homestead, PA 15120
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Save The Date for an energetic evening of camaraderie and networking with our colleagues from ILEA as we get our game on at Dave & Busters!

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February Education Event - " All Things Conflict" with Michelle Johnson

February 08, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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ALL THINGS CONFLICT - Learn how to “love” conflict.

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March Networking Event

March 07, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue to Be Announced

Stay Tuned for More Detail - Coming Soon!

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