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SOLD OUT - September Educational Program & Volunteer Engagement

September 21, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The Jacquard Hotel
222 Milwaukee St
Denver, CO 80206
MPI Rocky Mountain
Phone: 720-733-8000

The Jacquard Hotel
222 Milwaukee St
Cherry Creek
Denver, CO 80206
Valet parking is at a discounted rate of $15.00 per car

9:00am – 11:00am – Board Meeting
11:00am – 11:30am – New Member Orientation
11:00am – 12:00pm – Registration, Recruitment and Networking
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Announcements and Program

Environmental Wellbeing  - Where do Meetings and Events Fit In?

Helping the event industry to take better care of our planet by understanding the depth and breadth of sustainability and a circular economy is key to our future. Many organizations have robust ESG strategies, yet many are not certain where they fit in to make an impact. Event professionals must understand how their meetings/events impact into these goals/commitments and need to embrace inclusivity, wellbeing, accessibility and sustainability action into the design of their meetings/events before they are told how to do it.

In the world of sustainability, there is new terminology and concepts that we must understand.  In this session, you will walk away with a full understanding of why this as important as the financial success of your organization and how to implement these strategies starting at the beginning of your event design.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand how ESG strategies are impacting how we do business
  • Learn what Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions are and how relates to meetings/events
  • Discover how to design your next meeting/event with sustainability and wellbeing at the core of the experience to meet your organizations goals and commitments.
  • Discuss how to measure your meeting/event Scope 3 emissions and how to develop a strategy for reduction
We will also have opportunities to meet and interact with the Board of Directors and hear about volunteer information and be able to sign up for something that interests you!

Members Student Members Non-Members Non-Member Students
$45 $0 $65 $25


Rachael Riggs, CMP, DES, SEPC 

For nearly 25 years, Rachael’s passion has been creating holistic and sustainable event experiences, motivating people to be the best versions of themselves while caring for the environment. As General Manager, Environmental Strategy and the subject matter expert on Wellbeing Design, Riggs is responsible for Maritz, LLC.  corporate sustainability (ESG) reporting and compliance.  Additionally, Riggs co – created a carbon footprint measurement tool that measures the footprint of an event. With this tool, Riggs works with clients to provides design insights to lessen the impact of an event.  Riggs also works with clients to design event experiences that care for the whole person and so they can perform at their peak. 

Rachael is the recipient of awards from the Events Industry Council, Professional Convention Management Association, and Smart Meetings Magazine. She currently serves on the Events Industry Council APEX Commission leading the Wellbeing Working Group, Global Wellness Institutes’ Workplace Wellbeing Working Group and the Net Zero Carbon Events Standards of Measurement Working Group. An life-long fitness enthusiast and advocate, she has 5 half-marathons and a triathlon to her credit. Rachael resides in Chicago, Illinois.


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EIC_143723-17_PP_Logo_Final_150MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter is a CMP Preferred Provider. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Event Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit. – CMP-IS TBD                                                     

This events attendance roster will be uploaded to the EIC for CE credits tracking (if applicable).If you do not have a EIC account, you can create one

In order for these records to be accepted by EIC, the email used for registration MUST match (case sensitive) the email provided to the EIC for your account.



Venue Details

Introducing the Impeccably Tailored Meeting
A well-designed event is always inspiring. It will leave you refreshed and brimming with energy and possibilities!  Join Denver’s finest purveyor of possibility, The Jacquard. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown, in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek district, a charming, walkable neighborhood of independent boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. Like our artisanal neighbors, The Jacquard specializes in the custom-made, designing exceptional meetings and events with sophisticated style.

More Brilliant Ideas Per Square Foot
Creativity flows in our 12,000+ square feet of meeting and event space. Our indoor event space is specifically designed to promote the fresh thinking that leads to breathtaking results. All our indoor meeting space is light filled; every room has windows and takes full advantage of Denver’s famed 300 days of annual sunshine. Tailor the space to fit your agenda with two ballrooms that can accommodate up to 240 people. The meeting space is flexible, offering state-of-the-art acoustics and audio visual, and a level of comfort and focus to any all-day functions.

Our food and beverage options at The Jacquard are endless. Under the tutelage of Chef Aaron Whitcomb, the imaginative banqueting options will enhance your attendees’ concentration and satisfy their palette. 

A Team for Every Occasion
Events in Cherry Creek are automatically elevated at The Jacquard. Our event space is named after iconic designers: Dior, Chanel, Prada, Ferragamo, Rykiel, and Yves St. Laurent. Here is where high hopes turn into reality.  Our team of dedicated specialists curate the ultimate, unforgettable Cherry Creek gathering. We can provide the privacy for laser focus, or the setting for an incredible team building adventure. From urban escapades to couture shopping, The Jacquard has it all. Your event will become synonymous with creativity, well-performed logistics, and the efficiency of state-of-the-art technology.

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