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News Around Town – January 2024

By: Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Jan 23, 2024

MPI Ottawa Member News

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, we want to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. Happy New Year!
May the upcoming year bring you an abundance of joy, success and memorable moments. As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the past year, let's stride confidently into 2024, embracing the opportunities to come.
May your 2024 be filled with countless opportunities, successful events, and cherished moments. Here's to a year of growth, prosperity and unparalleled success!

Congratulations to MPI Ottawa Member, Jessica Lawther at N-able Technologies Inc!  
She has been selected as a finalist for the Hidden Gem of the Year Award. The CRN Women of the Year Awards is a prestigious recognition program that celebrates the outstanding achievements of women, companies, and allies within the IT channel. These awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional contributions and leadership of women and their advocates who have made significant impacts on the industry.
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Industry News in General

Surrendering Control, Trusting Yourself and Taking a Leap of Faith
Are you willing to release control and embrace the unknown?
In the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt, Amani Roberts, chief musical curator at The Amani Experience, shares his journey of personal development and the lessons he learned along the way.
Listen to the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt now!

Phase 2 of the Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program
Starting January 8, 2024, employers will be able to submit applications for positions on Service Canada’s Phase 2 REP occupations list. These 84 occupations are in high-demand and show shortage conditions based on the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) assessment of recent labour market conditions (2019-2021). 
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“Why We Remember Music and Forget Everything Else.”
It turns out, I think Andy Sharpe was right when he spoke with me at MPI’s 2023 World Education Congress (WEC) about the impact of songs. Sharpe, who founded SongDivision in 2004, knows how important it is to not only bring music to live events, but to bring attendees together to create music of their own.
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Upcoming MPI Events

📅 Feb 8, 2024 – 3:00PM-4:30PM – Shaw Centre
MPI Ottawa's "AI In the Afternoon"
Join Anh Nguyen, a seasoned event professional who is living the same AI rollercoaster as you are, as she demystifies the jargon and complexity around AI from the perspective of an event planner.
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📅 Feb 8, 2024 – 5:30PM-10:00PM – Shaw Centre
2024 Charity Auction & Dinner
Over 60% Sold Out!
As event professionals, we can help make a difference. Whether it be an education conference that allows for accreditation or a meeting between different organizations to build new partnerships, every meeting, focus group, or convention, provides the opportunity for positive change in our communities.
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Upcoming Industry Events

📅 Jan 29, 2024 - 8:30PM-11:00PM – The Canadian Icehouse, Edmonton
A Must-Attend Industry Event!

Spend an evening mingling with friends and colleagues at The Canadian Icehouse in Edmonton's newly developed Ice District.
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📅 Feb 5 to 8, 2024 – Various Locations, Ottawa
Ottawa Meet Week is Back!
Ottawa Meet Week is a four-day roller coaster consisting of events hosted by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), Meeting Professionals International (Ottawa Chapter), the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA Canada East Chapter), Destination Direct Canada, REVEAL Social and MPI Foundation Canada Council for LOL 3.0.
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📅 May 20 to 22, 2024 – Louisville
2024 World Education Congress
Your journey doesn't end when WEC does. Not only will your experience in Louisville be incredible, but the experience you gain will be invaluable. You'll take it with you and use it to fuel your career for years to come. And, because you get to craft your own, you'll have a better understanding of what it takes to craft customized event experiences for your attendees.
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Article edited by: Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales &Marketing Services


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Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her)
Account Manager at Encore Canada

Hybrid Events Professional, Account Manager, & Tech Goddess!


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