July Mingle
July 17, 2024
Heroic Productions - Bloomington

August Educational Event - Featuring Michael Dominguez
August 14, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Airport - Bloomington

Overall Excellence Chapter Award



January Meeting

January 19, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Courtyard Marriott - Minneapolis Downtown
1500 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States

"Cultural Sensitivity for the Accidentally Insensitive"

9:00am-10:00am- Mingle and Activities

10:00am-11:00am – Presentation from Miss Shannan Paul, Speaker, Comedian, Social Instigator 


Miss Shannan Paul uses personal anecdotes and real-world situations to teach her audience how to not "be that person" who blindly walks into an awkward situation.

What attendees will learn:

  1. Stereotype dismantling
  2. Pitfalls and stumbles: How do we rebound after a cultural faux pas?
  3. How can our industry be more inclusive toward neurodiverse communities and other cultures

Speaker Bio:

Miss Shannan uses her art to care for her son and make the lives of other people better. She was named “Best Stand-Up Comedian” by City Pages Magazine in their “2020 Best of the Twin Cities”.  Miss Shannan is a regular guest on TV talk shows speaking on diversity and pop culture as well as work as a radio and television host, speaker, live auctioneer, and a proud former player of the Women’s Professional Football league.  She is a touring stand-up comedian, Diversity and Community Relations Director for the Twin Cities Film Fest and active board member for the Pacer Center, an organization that expands opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities and a board member for the Autism Society of Minnesota. 

Learn more on her website www.missshannan.com


"CMP Insights: Experiences and Best Practices"

8:30am-9:00am (held before the January Monthly Meeting)

Looking to get your Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)? Join us where you will get insight on the experiences and best practices from a panel of CMPs. Your path to becoming a standout meeting professional starts here! 

Attendance is free, registration is not required but it is appreciated for planning purposes. RSVP here.


  • Have a deeper understanding of the CMP Certification Process.
  • Learn about resources and courses that can help in the preparation of the course.
  • Provide an opportunity to network with potential CMP candidates.

Venue Details

Courtyard Marriott - Minneapolis Downtown

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