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Cascadia Educational Conference

14 March, 2021 - 16 March, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
Coeur d'Alene, ID


Save The Date - The Coeur d'Alene Resort

Join us for Cascadia Educational Conference on March 14-16, 2021 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

(At Coeur d' Alene Resort)

The tectonic shift experienced in our industry is being felt by suppliers and planners alike. The need to accelerate and innovate to stay relevant and profitable has never been greater. When you attend the 2021 Cascadia Educational Conference, you will gain the timely tools, insights, and connections you need to quickly move towards exceeding expectations in the new paradigm of the meeting and event industry.

To support your success, Cascadia 2021 will have many paths for you to choose from to collaborate, design, and achieve the education you need to meet the industry's current challenges. We invite you to join us in-person, or virtually, to experience two and a half days of quality education from leading experts, peers, and thought leaders with the goal to inspire and educate.

Regardless of the path you chose, the 2021 Cascadia Education Conference promises to provide compelling and timely content, education, and insight to help you meet our industry's current and future needs.


Ready to get involved? Consider being a 2021 committee chair! We have volunteer leadership opportunities to match your strengths or the skills you want to develop!

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Diversity & Inclusion • Sponsorship • Marketing • Hosted Buyer • Trade Show

Get involve today by simply emailing a Cascadia Chair! 

Jeanette Davidson Amanda Houghton 
 Jeannette Davidson
 Amanda Houghton
 MPIWSC Cascadia Chair
 MPIOC Cascadia Chair
Make it Happen Consulting
 Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce


Why Should I Attend the Cascadia Educational Conference?

The Cascadia Educational Conference (CEC) is a joint regional conference for the Oregon and Washington State Chapters of Meeting Professionals International. 

Cascadia features educational breakouts, motivating keynotes, and opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers to network and connect in the hosted buyer program and the trade show. CEC is a two and a half-day meetings experience complete with award-winning industry leaders who strive to show that meetings are more than just an agenda.

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I'm a Planner. What are my options to attend?:

Meeting planners may attend as a paid participant or as part of the popular hosted buyer program. Planners may also be eligible for sponsorship.

I'm a Supplier. What are my options to attend?:

Suppliers can attend as a standard attendee or by participating in the hosted buyer or trade show program. More information on the 2021 Cascadia Educational Conference will be available starting in Fall. Bookmark this page to stay up to date!

Apply now for a Scholarship to Cascadia Educational Conference

Want to come to the Cascadia Educational Conference, but worried about making it work financially? Have no fear, scholarshiops will be available.

This scholarship provides complimentary registration and hotel accommodation for CEC.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a member in good standing of MPIWSC for a minimum of one (1) year from the application deadline date of the scholarship applied for. Scholarship recipients must wait at least two (2) years from the event the scholarship was used before they may apply for an additional scholarship.

Stay tuned for the Scholarship Application.



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