Honorable Mention Chapter Award
Honorable Mention Chapter Award



January Education Meeting

January 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Palladium St. Louis
1400 Park Place
St. Louis, MO
United States
Phone: (314) 416-2234

Six Steps to a Zero Waste Event
Presented by:
Julia Spangler
Hosted by:
Palladium Logo

What is a zero waste event? Zero waste events are planned in compliance with the zero waste business principles maintained by the Zero Waste International Alliance.

Why is it important to measure event sustainability? Sustainability results are some of the most powerful metrics for any event. Sustainability measurements provide benchmarks against which you can continually improve. Not only that, but these statistics also provide an opportunity for you to share your success with attendees and stakeholders. Doing so delivers a positive brand boost and demonstrates your adherence to event industry best practices (www.juliaspangler.com).

In this session, participants will learn the six steps of the zero waste event planning process. This process can be used by any planner or supplier - at any level of experience with sustainability - to dramatically reduce the amount of waste generated by their events, plus produce meaningful measurements they can use to track and share their results.

Participants will engage in interactive discussion to deepen their understanding of waste reduction, diversion and measurement techniques.

EIC_PP_Logo_Final_2019This program has been approved by the Events Industry Council for 1.25 CE credit hours under Domain G: Meeting & Event Design.

MPI St. Louis Area Chapter is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meets the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.

About Our Speaker
Julia SpanglerJulia Spangler helps organizations and event professionals reduce the environmental impact of their events in order to preserve our planet and deliver powerful sustainability results.

Julia specializes in reducing and diverting waste at meetings and events. Her experience ranges from conventions and banquets to festivals and concerts. She has led waste diversion programs at events with up to 24,000 attendees and her programs have resulted in waste diversion rates as high as 92.5%.

Julia is a proud member of MPI and ILEA and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Palladium LogoA piece of history brought back to life in November of 2009. Vacant since 1985, the 6,500-square-foot site was built in 1937 as the laundry facility for City Hospital. The site has been carefully restored including the original ceiling and metal truss work and the building has been crowned with a replica of the historic cupola.

With room for up to 700, Palladium Saint Louis is the distinctive choice for weddings, social gatherings, corporate functions and galas. Located in Lafayette Square at Park Avenue and Park Place, Palladium Saint Louis has convenient access to I-64, I-55 and I-44. Your guests will be captivated when they see:

  • Floating mezzanine overlooking the space and the city skyline
  • Two-story windows offering a cityscape view
  • Artistic "petals" that provide personalized room designs
  • Dramatic lighting and state-of-the-art audio and visual capability
  • Valet and on-site parking

Interested in Being a Monthly Program Sponsor?
Would you like additional exposure within the MPI St. Louis Area Chapter? Have your logo proudly displayed (in our registration materials, via social media and at our meeting), and share a few words about your company to our membership at the podium. Contact Rob Brice for information on Monthly Program sponsorship opportunities at rbrice@meetprestige.com or (314) 719-9620.

Supplier Members have the option of sponsoring a table for $25. This is a great opportunity to capture the attention of your fellow tablemates (usually 5-6 people) and present collateral, giveaways or a brief overview of your organization. Feel free to ask attendees to join you at your table for lunch. Table Sponsors will be recognized at the event.

Are you willing to host a Meeting Planner at a Monthly Program? Are you a Meeting Planner who would like to be hosted by a Supplier? If so, we can help connect you! Contact Kaitlin Jakel, Vice President of Education for more information at kmjakel@express-scripts.com or (618) 567-8868.

11:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Program

$40 Members
$65 Non-Members/Guests**
Students - Call MPI St. Louis at (314) 416-2234 for rate and to register.

Walk-ins and meeting registrations not received by the cancellation deadline, January 22nd, will be charged an additional $20 per registration.

**Meeting Attendance Policy: Per MPI Global all Essential Level Members or Non-Members will be limited to attending no more than two events in one fiscal year (July 1-June 30), and must pay the Essential Level/Non-Member Rate. MPI Preferred and Premier Level Members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Rate. This new policy is required for all MPI Chapters. Please click here to familiarize yourself with MPI's membership levels.

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