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February Signature Series

February 1, 2024
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
AC Hotel by Marriott Lansing University Area
3160 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI
MPI Michigan Chapter

Save the Date for our February Signature Series! 

Gain a deeper understanding of how to imbed sustainability into your planning processes, and build upon community partnerships to strengthen your sustainability practices. 


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – CMP Breakfast **Must be a CMP

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Arrivals and Registration

11:30 AM –12:00 PM - Networking Activity 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM - Lunch

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Session I – Six Steps to a Zero Waste Event 

2:00 PM  – 2:30 PM - Human Trafficking Insights, Founder, The House of Promise


Speaker: Julia Spangler, Ecosystem Events 

In this session, your will learn the six steps of the zero waste event planning process. This process can be used by any planner—at any level of experience with sustainability—to dramatically reduce the amount of waste generated by your events, plus produce meaningful measurements you can use to track and share your results. You will engage in interactive discussion to deepen your understanding of waste reduction, diversion and measurement techniques.

Speaker: Shari Montgomery, founder of The House of Promise

The House of Promise is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides survivors of sex abuse and sex trafficking unconditional love, acceptance, and a place to heal. Our goal is to disrupt the destructive patterns of slavery through education and care for the survivors. We do this through training, counseling, and helping the young girls/women relearn basic skills, so that they can rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society.

Human trafficking is a major issue in the world, with not enough being done to fight it or help its victims. With statistics at 1 in 3 women being sexually abused in their lifetime, the work that we do is incredibly important


In effort to support the valuable work done at the House of Promise, the MPI MI Chapter would like to invite you to join us in a community service project. Please consider bringing a donation with you to the event from the list below of general need items, or you can follow the link to The House of Promise Amazon Gift Registry. This registry is updated on a regular basis. To access the registry, click on registry, click on registrant’s name and fill in The House of Promise. Then click on select a gift registry. Choose gift registry and click search. Scroll down to see the registry. 

General Needs

  • Headphones (corded kind)
  • Mp3 players
  • Batteries (9v, AA, AAA, C)
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwasher tabs
  • Clorox Wipes (off brand is fine)
  • Tall white kitchen trash bags
  • Regular and Decaf ground coffee
  • Bath towels - white
  • Wash clothes - white
  • Face Towels - white
  • Women’s underwear all sizes
  • Women’s bra’s all sizes
  • Women’s socks all sizes
  • Women’s pajamas all sizes
  • Standard size pillows
  • Hair ties/clips
  • Ibuprofen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Daily Journals
  • Fun pens/ pencils



Reserve your accommodations now with this booking link!



For parking, guests will use the circle lot and scan the QR code as designated on the signage. Use the code MPISS for complimentary parking. Note that the parking up above and closer to the hotel entrance is city street parking and a 2-hour time limit is enforced.



This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit with the EIC.


Venue Details

Step into modern design with a European vibe at the brand new AC Hotel Lansing, ideally located near Michigan State University (MSU) campus and just minutes to downtown Lansing and Eastwood Towne Center. Located within the Red Cedar development which includes restaurants, retail space, public park space and a connection to the Lansing River Trail. A refined design with an emphasis on technology brings 55" flat-screen Smart HDTV’s to each room and complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout. Our daily breakfasts at AC Kitchen will kick-start your morning with freshly baked croissants, artisan cured meats and assorted quiches. Maintain your healthy lifestyle in the heated Indoor Pool and the Fitness Center. We offer a Spanish twist with our breakfast and serve up tapas and expert local knowledge at our AC Lounge, featuring handcrafted cocktails and craft brews. Grab a glass of wine at Toscana kitchen & wine market. Host your next successful meeting for up to 200 in our 3,796 sq ft of event and meeting space.

Thank you to our Diamond Partner!

AC Hotel Lansing

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