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Meetings Academy 2018




Registration is open for the 2018 Meetings Academy!

Celebrating GMID-Global Meetings Industry Day

April 19, 2018 



Just $99 for MPI Members / $119 for non-members through March 29!

Hosted Buyer Program

We are now accepting applications from Planners and Suppliers.



 Confirmed Breakout Sessions include:

  • Brian Avery, “What If, You Changed One Thing?
  • Michele Wierzgac, MSEd, CMM, “Pearls of Wisdom: Winning Stakeholder Support for Your Ideas"
  • James Goldberg, Goldberg & Associates, PLLC, “I Agreed to What?”
  • Brian Avery, “Accidental Wisdom: Learning from Loss
  • Sharon Fisher, “Connexions: Ways to Make Your Meeting More Interactive and Engaging”


Click here for the full agenda with sessions descriptions and other details! 


Hotel Reservations

Westin Sarasota
Rate: $199 (plus tax)
Click here to reserve your room or call Westin at 941-217-4777

Holiday Inn Sarasota
Rate: $129 (plus tax) 
Click here to reserve your room or call Holiday Inn at 941-355-9000



Become a Hope Raiser!

Help give a child pride and dignity – help fill rooms full of hope!

When children are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, they often enter foster care with just the clothes on their backs, seldom have a toothbrush, and carry the few belongings they have in a garbage bag. Eckerd Raising Hope’s ROOM OF HOPE is a cheerful room with a store-front appearance filled with clothing, shoes, diapers, hygiene items, duffel bags and much more so that foster children and teens can "shop" for what they need with pride and dignity.

Click here for items needed and plan to bring your contributions to Meetings Academy.

Or, if you prefer a cash donation, you can make a donation on our GoFundMe page.



Featuring Keynote Speaker
Heather Hansen O'Neill:

Extreme Leadership for the Meeting Industry






Why You Don't Want to Miss This Event:


  • Outstanding Educational Sessions
  • Earn CMP Continuing Education Credits
  • Be One of the First to Experience the Brand-new Westin Sarasota
  • Networking Opportunities to Connect with other Meeting Professionals


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Meeting Attendance Policy:  Non-members and Essential level members are welcome to register at the non-member rate only two times during the fiscal year. After attending two meetings we are confident that you are ready to take the next step and become an active, engaged member of the MPI Tampa Bay Area Chapter! 

Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's new membership levels. Once you register, please be sure to SIGN IN to your profile before registering in order to get member pricing.




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