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Education Opportunities

MPI-CAC offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for our members. 


  • Education Days - Summer & Winter Education Days are sociable education programs featuring interactive formats such as Round Table discussions, Pecha Kucha Presentations and Best Practice Sharing. Led by Subject Matter Experts, attendees come together for a more informal educational setting and enjoy a relaxed environment featuring helpful and engaging conversations.  Two education Days are held each year, one in July and one in February with expected attendance of 40-50 members each.


  • Signature Lunch - MPI-CAC offers a variety of stand-alone education programs throughout the year with the Signature Education Luncheon being one of the largest. The keynote speaker will provide our members with knowledge and/or motivation that they can incorporate into their personal or professional lives.  Signature Lunch falls on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving with an anticipated attendance of 250 members.


  • Industry Xchange – This afternoon learning and networking event presents meeting and event professionals with a unique educational experience where industry trends are presented, questioned and illuminated. This is the premier Chicago event that transcends association membership and highlights the comradery of our industry. Attendees of the event will be association, non-profit and corporate planners, third party meeting professionals and various industry suppliers from 10 Chicago-based associations. This event is held in April to coincide with Global Meetings Industry Day and will celebrate industry partnerships and offer high level education and networking.  IX has an anticipated attendance of 275-300 industry professionals. 


  • Holiday Education & Party – MPI-CAC’s Holiday Education & Party provides the best of both worlds; another opportunity to garner valuable year-end CEUs plus to ability to network with over 300 of your favorite industry colleagues. MPI-CAC’s Holiday Party is a premier industry event and one that locals and out of town visitors look forward to attending year after year. The secondary purpose of MPI-CAC’s Holiday Party is to raise funds which are allocated to our members in providing membership grants, academic scholarships, professional development scholarships, and more.  As a 501c3, MPI-CAC ensures all funds raised serve to aid its members.


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