MPI CAC Coronavirus Statement

Updated March 19, 2020

As the industry continues to monitor and adjust to COVID-19, we would like to ensure you that MPI Chicago Area Chapter is doing the same. It is important we come together as a community to support each other, focus on our industry, our members and the health and safety of both.

With the recent developments of COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations for events, we have made the incredibly hard decision to cancel Industry Xchange on April 14. As we continue to monitor the situation we will keep you informed of any changes.

We encourage you to utilize the resources available to our industry for real-time updates, mitigation techniques, and best practices.


MPI Coronavirus Resources

Top Performing Chapter Award

Industry Xchange is CANCELED!
With the recent developments of COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations, Industry Xchange is canceled
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Top Performing Chapter Award



Professional Development Grant Guidelines

The Chicago Area Chapter of MPI offers professional development grants to members to attend a variety of chapter educational events throughout the year.


Application Guidelines:

  1. Eligibility is limited to active Chicago Area Chapter members in good standing (i.e. dues paid in full.)
  2. The applicant demonstrates financial need.
  3. The recipient must agree to become an active member of a committee within two months of receiving the grant.
  4. The application form must be received by the deadline.
  5. The grants are determined by the Grant Selection Sub-Committee.
  6. Grant recipients may not be awarded another grant (membership or education) within one year of the event date for which the education grant was awarded.

Deadlines and Details:

Unless stated otherwise, the grant amounts cover the registration fees only.


Grant Application Deadline


Number of Grants Awarded

Fall Education Program 2019 2 Professional Members
Signature Luncheon 2019 2 Professional Members
NEXT '20 4 Professional Members
CMP Certification
*Includes application submission fee and exam fee
(does not include study material).
 1 Professional Member
CMP Recertification 
*Includes Recertification fee.
 1 Professional Member
MPI WEC 2020
Planner: $999
Supplier: $1,099
 1 Professional Member
Spring Education Program 2020 2 Professional Members


Although the chapter has funds allocated to support the grants, grants may not be awarded at the full value and all grants may not be awarded during a year. The Grant Selection Committee will make all decisions regarding the awards and will notify applicants of the status three weeks following the application deadline.

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