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Meg LaPlante & Gabrielle Whittaker | Aug 13, 2019
This July, the recognition sub-committee sent a survey out to members of our chapter asking them to confirm the date they joined MPI Ottawa. This initiative was started so that we may recognize long-standing active members of our chapter and congratulate them on milestone years of membership.
Erin Bellwood | Jul 19, 2019
The Prix Prestige Awards Gala is an amazing event to highlight and recognize MPI Ottawa members on their hard-work, dedication and commitment to the chapter. The Student Liaison Subcommittee, who are the ones contributing to the Coaching Corner articles, are very excited to be able to highlight the Student of the Year and the Rising Star Recipients from this year’s gala. Congratulations again to all the nominees and recipients.
Jennifer Beatty, DES, HMCC | Jul 16, 2019
I have always been an enormous supporter of MPI. It has become my industry home and community, and it continues to be instrumental in my career development. I was thrilled once again to be able to participate at Meeting Professionals International, World Education Congress (WEC) that took place in Toronto on June 15 – 18, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Arzoo Zaheer | Jul 12, 2019
Event Planning is a field that requires dependable teams, which are challenging to create in a fast-paced environment. In this industry, assignments are built like jigsaw puzzles. Every member must contribute in order to complete the puzzle—a Thinker cannot work without an Inquirer and an Inquirer cannot work without an Executor.
Chantale Degagne | Jul 11, 2019
Katherine Craig | Jul 4, 2019
Arzoo Zaheer | Jun 28, 2019
This article will attempt to answer two questions: How to raise funds if you are just starting out and still in rough waters? and, How to raise funds once your company has gained some reputation, revenue, and advantage over the competition?
Sandy Ouellette | Jun 25, 2019
Each year, MPI Ottawa hosts the Prix Prestige Awards Gala to #CelebrateExcellence of its active members for their commitment, service and involvement in the chapter, industry and community at large.
Chantale Degagne | Jun 18, 2019
Name and designations: Sophie Branchaud Position: Owner, Creative Director Employer: Sage Designs
Jill Garner | Jun 11, 2019
Ottawa Fire Truck Pull is a fundraiser event open to the general public to raise awareness for Epilepsy Ottawa. On Sunday, October 28, 2018, teams of 10 descended on Lansdowne Park, East Court to demonstrate that they have the fortitude to pull an Ottawa Fire Services fire truck 100 feet!
Katherine Craig | Jun 4, 2019
Congratulations to Lydia Blanchard who has recently started a new role as the Director of Community Engagement with...
Keltyn Marshall | May 31, 2019
In Edmonton, things have always been done a little differently. Edmontonians aren't afraid to think outside the box— from camping with bison, to partying under the aurora, and surfing on the prairies, there’s a uniqueness to how Edmontonians do ordinary things. With doers, makers, and dreamers, big ideas are cultivated in Edmonton, making it a one-of-a-kind destination for meetings, incentives and association events.
Angelita Aboukassam | May 29, 2019
Instead of feeling anxious about how you never have enough time in one day and feeling like you are working against time, learn how to take full advantage of every second of your time in a day to ensure you maximise your results and increase productivity!
Chantale Degagne | May 17, 2019
Name and designations: Marty Johnston Position: Virtual Reality Community Developer Employer: ColonyVR Joined MPI in November 2018 Contact information:,
Jess Poon | May 13, 2019
Hundreds of meeting professionals from across Canada gathered at Hotel Bonaventure in Montréal for the second edition of the EVENT on April 4-6, 2019. A collaboration between MPI Ottawa, MPI Toronto, and MPI Montréal/Québec, the EVENT strives to challenge the typical conference format and showcase ways to disrupt the meetings industry. all while elevating the attendee experience.
Karen Norris, CMP (She/Her) | May 9, 2019
Every spring brings a chance for rebirth, or at the very least, a reset. If you made resolutions this year and one of them happened to be to learn more, to meet more people, to get out more or to advance in your career, MPI Ottawa is here to help!
Katherine Craig | May 6, 2019
It is a bittersweet goodbye for Laurence Lavallée who recently moved to the big city of Toronto and joined the Institute of Public Administration of Canada as its new Events Manager.
Chantale Degagne | Apr 26, 2019
Name and designations: Arzoo Zaheer Position: Event Planner Employer: Currently Seeking New Opportunities Joined MPI in August, 2017 Contact information:
Erin Bellwood | Apr 17, 2019
Title: 2018 Housing Design Awards Gala Date: October 20, 2018 City, Country: Ottawa, Canada Host Venue: Shaw Centre
Greg Plazek | Apr 12, 2019
We are all moving “a mile a minute” these days. Throughout this busy journey, though, I firmly believe that every once in a while, life sends us little reminders to help keep things in perspective.

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