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The MPI Toronto Chapter, Second Annual Black History Month Virtual Event

February 10, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MPI Toronto Chapter

The MPI Toronto Chapter, Second Annual Black History Month Virtual Event | 2.10.2022

Date: Feb 10, 2022

Time: 03:00PM - 04:30PM

You must be registered to participate!

1.5 Clock Hours | Domain E: Human Resources

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In honour of Black History Month, MPI Toronto is proud to welcome three thought leaders in the event space who will be generously sharing their knowledge on DE&I and how it can show up in the work we do within the industry.

Learning outcomes:

  1. How to diversify your supplier list
  2. How to promote from within and diversify your leadership
  3. Impacting your bottom line by increasing your market reach
  4. Tips to authentically engage diverse audiences so the event won’t fall flat


3:00 - 3:05 PM | Welcome and Introduction
3:05 - 3:10 PM | Land Acknowledgement Featuring a Knowledge Keeper
3:10 - 3:15 PM | Ontario Black History Society Featured Video
3:15 - 3:40 PM | Fireside Chat with John Wiggins
3:40 - 4:00 PM | Breakout Room #1
4:00 - 4:20 PM | Breakout room #2
4:25 - 4:20 PM | MPI Toronto Chapter Updates & Adjournment

Breakout 1: Performative vs Meaningful & Why You Need to Know the Difference
Facilitated by Keziah Myers, Executive Director of ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective. Keziah’s favourite quote: Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to Dance. Belonging is being a part of the planning committee.” This facilitated discussion will be participatory in nature and attendees will have the opportunity to learn together and ask questions in a safe environment.

Breakout 2: Diversity in Events Beyond BHM | Makesha Miles
Facilitated by Makesha Miles, Events Manager at BMO Financial Group. Years ago, a mentor once said: ‘As an event professional, you are only as good as your suppliers.’  This has stuck with me ever since. Building relationships on a strong foundation is important as a planner.  If you don’t broaden your lens, you’ll never know if you are truly serving your clients at your best.” This dynamic discussion will incorporate strategies and best practices for harnessing the power of diversity for all of your 2022 events and beyond. Participants are encouraged to attend with questions!

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Registration Fees by February 8th

  • Members $25 + HST
  • Non-Members: $35 + HST
  • Student Members: $10 + HST
  • Student Non-Members: $20 + HST

Registration Fees after February 8th

  • Members: $45 + HST
  • Non-Members: $55 + HST
  • Student Members: $15 + HST
  • Student Non-members: $25 + HST

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