November 14, 2019
“State of the Industry”
with Amanda Armstrong, CMP - Immediate Past Chair, MPI International Board of Directors
Registration coming soon

October 17, 2019
Speed and Open Networking
Four Points Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain
Register Now



Education Programs


MPI AZ 2019-2020 Schedule of Education Programs

November 14, 2019

"State of the Industry"

Presented By: Annette Gregg, Chair-Elect, 2019 MPI International Board of Directors


Location TBD


Past Events

Business Owners Forum

September 20, 2019

Business attorney and SCORE adviser, Brian Burt, returns to address the MPI Business Owners on 

“How to Structure Consulting Relationships”


Structured properly, your consulting relationships can add tremendous value to your business. Here are the key points Brian will cover:

  • The business deal
  • Representations and warranties
  • Authority to act for your company
  • Ownership of intellectual property
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation covenants
  • Indemnification.

 Brian is a business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development. He represents a wide variety of industries including professional services, consumer products and services, education, and entertainment/media. He is the creator and host of the popular Emerging Business Seminar Series and as well as a blog. Having previously run his own company, Brian brings a “real world” perspective to his practice and his presentations.


Program Details:

Friday, September 20, 2019

Desert Willow Conference Center

Noon to 2:30PM

Hosted lunch followed by the program

THANK YOU for attending!

Thursday, September 12

“25 MUST Have APPS”

Presented By: Nancy Shenker, theONswitch 

Nancy Shenker


Apps, apps everywhere! Which ones should you download or bookmark on your device and which ones belong in the trash pail?

This fun, fast-paced interactive session will enlighten you to the applications that can make your business and life easier and help you grow your business. You’ll walk away with recommendations for different types of useful apps, as well as a process for deciding which ones belong at your fingertips.

Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport


THANK YOU for attending

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa


"Ripped From the Headlines"

Experiential Interactive Program Content Crowdsourced by Attendees


Presented by Roger Rickard, Voices in Advocacy

Thank you for attending!

"Meeting Planning IS Project Management"

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Presented by:  Belinda Goodrich

Phoenix Convention Center


February 14, 2019

"MPI Feud"  Presented by:  Deborah Gardner

Main Event Tempe
8545 S Emerald Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85284


November 8, 2018 • 11:00am – 1:30pm
"Effective Feedback"
Presented by: Tyler Enslin

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1140 E Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283

July 12, 2018

Event Crisis: Prevention & Responding Best Practices

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa




EduCon 2018:
"Back to the Basics of Event Planning - Building Blocks for the Future"

August 24-26, 2018
CIVANA Carefree


September 13, 2018 • 8:00am - 11:00am

"Flawless and Creative Site Tours"

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008



MPI Member Value

Webinars, Courses, and Certifications

Be sure to check on the ongoing MPI member webinar, courses, and certifications programs being offered.

Please see our catalog or log onto for ongoing trainings.


Professional Development On Demand

On Demand is a service of MPI and a benefit of your membership to obtain continuing education credits through webinars at a time when it is convenient for you! These webinars are free as a part of your membership and upon completing the webinar you can record your participation to track CEU's for your CMP qualification or re-certification. There are hundreds of topics you can select from. Visit

PLEASE NOTE: Per the Convention Industry Council (CIC) MPI no longer provides documentation for CMP Clock Hours. If you wish to track your CMP clock hours, whether you are a current CMP or planning to apply, you will need to do so on your own following the guidelines listed here. See the heading under "Documenting Your Continuing Education Activities." You can use the information our chapter provides for each program as listed below or on the registration site for each monthly program.




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