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February 25, 2019 - April 29, 2019
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Educational Opportunities

MPI Potomac’s mission is to build a rich global meeting industry community in the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia areas. To accomplish this mission MPI Potomac serves as a catalyst for discussion, learning, and innovation.

MPI Potomac offers educational programming to its members through three key initiatives. All of our educational opportunities provide meeting professionals with unique opportunities to advance their careers, impact the community, and champion the meetings industry.

MPI Potomac’s three key learning initiatives are:


MACE! is our highly acclaimed two-day regional conference combining education and a reverse-tradeshow for approximately 300 attendees. Our General Sessions focus on Leadership Development, Current Industry Trends, and Professional Career Development. In recent years, the concurrent sessions have focused on a variety of topics including:

  • Advocacy & SustainabilityMACEPhoto
  • Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Leadership
  • Budgeting, Finance & Negotiation

For more information on MACE, please click here.
Questions about MACE? Please email us at mace@mpipotomac.org 


Educational Experiences:

Our bi-monthly Educational Experiences (E2) vary in length from 60-minute educational programs to half-day workshops. The goal of these training events is to help increase the education of our members so they can continue to progress as meetings professionals. These E2 are held throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area and are typically attended by around 100 meeting industry professionals.


Grab and Go Programs:

Keeping in mind that our members are very busy professionals, we occasionally host lunch time Grab and Go learning programs. These 60 minute training sessions are complimentary to MPI Potomac members. Please see our calendar for the most up to date information. Questions about Educational Events and Grab and Gos? Please email us at education@mpipotomac.org.


Call for Presentations:

MPI Potomac invites all speakers to submit presentations for our educational initiatives. We are very interested in innovative presentation formats including case studies, panel discussions, and other cutting edge adult learning formats. We welcome all new ideas and encourage forward thinking presentations. Our Call for Presentations is continually open, and reviewed biannually in March and September.


Host an Event:

Showcase your facility and be a partner with MPI Potomac by hosting an event. Your venue will serve as backdrop for this event, resulting in the opportunity for key decision-makers from the Washington Metro meeting and events industry to see first-hand the grand services your organization can provide. Click here to review the RFP for our upcoming events. 

After reviewing the requirements in the RFP, please submit your proposal (by email, mail or fax) to:

MPI Potomac
18222 Flower Hill Way, Suite 270
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Attn: Melissa Benowitz
EMAIL: info@mpipotomac.org


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