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MPI 50th Anniversary: Powered by Branson, MO



Celebrate MPI’s Top 150
Recognized Event Professionals:

MPI’s 50th anniversary would not be complete without recognizing and celebrating the meeting and event professionals who have shaped our association over the years.

We proudly recognize 150 meeting and event professionals who were nominated for one of three categories: 50 Most Influential Members, 50 Legacy Contributors and 50 Up and Comers.




MPI50 Timeline:

See what MPI’s been up to over the years. Engage with history through MPI’s interactive timeline.




MPI50 Store:

Share your MPI spirit with custom swag. Visit the MPI 50th Anniversary Swag Store




MPI Celebration at WEC San Francisco:


Share Your Chapter Photos:

Join in the celebration and share your chapters’ MPI50 videos & photos.




MPI50 Blog Posts:

Michelle Allgauer—one of MPI’s 50th anniversary “Legacy Contributors” announced this year—shares some of her MPI origin and history.
Mark Andrew—one of MPI’s 50th anniversary “Legacy Contributors”—shares, in his own words, some of his MPI origin and history.
Al Sears—one of MPI’s 50th anniversary “Legacy Contributors,” a past MPI president and an industry veteran of 45 years—shares, some of his MPI history.

Share Your Story:

Click any of the videos below to watch the story. Be sure you scroll to see all of them!


MPI is turning 50.
YOU helped make it happen.

That's why we want to hear YOUR stories about your MPI experience and what MPI means to you.

Simply share your story by submitting a brief video that’s no longer than two minutes. It’s as easy as that. We would like a range of stories—short video testimonials, memories, success stories or recollections on how MPI has impacted your life for the better.

Once you record the video, use the button below to submit. Need some help? Get some tips here.


Submit your video!


Once submitted, the video will be reviewed by our 50th Anniversary committee for content before posted. If approved, it will be showcased for the world to see right here on the 50th website and throughout social media.

Questions? Send us an email at mpi50@mpi.org.