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    12:15AM 06/23/2017
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    Getting down to the nitty gritty at the WEC Town Hall meeting

    By Rowland Stiteler Editor Questions ranging from the financial health of MPI to when the new and enhanced version of MPI’s digital presence will be fully up and running were addressed to MPI’s top leadership team as the association conducted a town hall meeting Thursday at the World Education Congress (WEC) Jim Russell, chair of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees; Brian Stevens, chair the MPI International Board of Directors; and Paul Van Deventer, president and C Read More


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    11:59PM 06/22/2017
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    WEC 2017: An energizing experience

    By Rich Luna Director of Publishing Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) 2017 was very much like an auto race this year in Las Vegas. The yellow caution flag went up a few times. There were a few bumps in the road, and the need for a pit stop after the wheels came off. Read More


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    09:07PM 06/22/2017
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    Pig petting at WEC

    By Rowland Stiteler Editor Thanks to the kind cooperation of animal rescue groups throughout North America, MPI’s annual World Education Congress (WEC) for years has had a very popular petting zoo for adults—a place where attendees could go lavish themselves with affection in a hands-on experience with friendly and cuddly dogs, often trained therapy dogs. This year, there were two such places at WEC: the dog-petting area and the, uh, pig petting area. Read More


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    12:51PM 06/22/2017
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    MPI President’s Dinner: Honoring Ray Bloom and a lasting impact

    By Rich Luna Director of Publishing Ray Bloom, founder and president of the IMEX Group, was honored Wednesday night during the President’s Dinner at Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress in Las Vegas. Read More


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    11:49PM 06/21/2017
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    There was magic here this week

    By Rich Luna Director of Publishing “And now go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for you being here.” Those words, seemingly innocent yet inspirational at the time, have proven to be quite apropos, maybe even a premonition, of what has transpired during our time this week in Las Vegas. Make no mistake. Read More