November 16, 2020 - November 16, 2020
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Devin Lewis CEM, CMP
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MPI Potomac Educational Opportunities

MPI Potomac’s mission is to build a rich global meeting industry community in the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia areas. To accomplish this mission MPI Potomac serves as a catalyst for discussion, learning, and innovation.

MPI Potomac offers educational programming to its members through three key initiatives. All of our educational opportunities provide meeting professionals with unique opportunities to advance their careers, impact the community, and champion the meetings industry.

MPI Potomac’s three key learning initiatives are:

Regional Education Conference:

Our highly acclaimed two-day regional conference combines education and a reverse-tradeshow for approximately 300 attendees. Our General Sessions focus on Leadership Development, Current Industry Trends, and Professional Career Development. In recent years, the concurrent sessions have focused on a variety of topics including:

  • Advocacy & SustainabilityMACEPhoto
  • Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Leadership
  • Budgeting, Finance & Negotiation

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Educational Experiences:

Our monthly Educational Experiences (e2) vary in length from 60-minute educational programs to half-day workshops. The goal of these training events is to help increase the education of our members so they can continue to progress as meetings professionals. These e2 are held throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area and are typically attended by around 100 meeting industry professionals.


Call for Presentations:

MPI Potomac invites all speakers to submit presentations for our educational initiatives. We are very interested in innovative presentation formats including case studies, panel discussions, and other cutting edge adult learning formats. We welcome all new ideas and encourage forward thinking presentations. Our Call for Presentations is continually open, and reviewed biannually in March and September.


Host an Event:

Showcase your facility and be a partner with MPI Potomac by hosting an event. Your venue will serve as backdrop for this event, resulting in the opportunity for key decision-makers from the Washington Metro meeting and events industry to see first-hand the grand services your organization can provide. Please contact Melissa Benowitz for more information. 

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