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Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018

By Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP These are exciting times. The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better and improve the attendee experience. T...

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The Power of Experience over Stuff: How to use our Five Senses for Meaningful and Powerful Engagements

By Kala Maxym. Founder & Chief Event Composer, Five Senses Tastings.  I am constantly amazed at how much more people talk about experiences than things. According to David Adler, CEO of BizBash, the market leader in event news, ideas, and resources, research shows that "toda...

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Highlights from Meeting Planning with the Masters

Our August Education program Meeting Planning with the Masters: Rapid Fire Edition was such a fun and unique event, and we had a great turnout. Guests left with takeaways from all areas of the meeting planning process from start to finish.   Guest arrived at The LINE Hotel and enjoyed c...

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Meet Alex Chan, the 2016 recipient of Beverly Laing Student Scholarship Fund

By Alex Chan  Due to my busy work and school schedule, I was only able to attend a few MPI events this year, but the ones I did were very impactful. One of the most memorable for me was the MPI State of the Industry educational luncheon held at the LA Convention Center. The keynote speaker was...

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Highlights from Ahoy! Planners on Board Networking Event

It was an absolutely perfect evening as we kicked off our July Networking event, "Planners on Board" with a sunset Hornblower Cruise around Marina Del Rey Harbor.   Attendees enjoyed snacks and drinks, sponsored by Marina Del Rey Convention Visitors Bureau.   The timing c...

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3 Easy Ways to Exponentially Improve Live Music at Your Event

By Veronica Puleo There are so many things to consider when you hire a band that performs live: Safety, floor plan, power drops, generator (for outdoor events), shelter from the sun, changing room, lighting, sound engineer, band visibility… you’ve got all that down. However, there are ...

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MPISCC Community Outreach Focus for 2017-2018

We are very excited to announce the three wonderful organizations that MPISCC will be supporting for the year. The charities were votes on by the incoming board of directors.  Throughout the year we will have some exciting and fun opportunities for our members to support these organization...

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Learning Opportunities for MPI Members

 MPISCC, along with its parent organization, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), is strategically focused on education. The chapter provides a number of opportunities throughout the year for professional and business training and development in order to elevate career...

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