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Overall Excellence Chapter Award
Honorary Achievment Chapter Award



Golden Gala

Wisconsin Chapter Awards Gala


August 11, 2022

Hilton Appleton Paper Valley

Appleton, WI



2022 Gala Photo Gallery

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Golden Gala - Celebrating 50 years of MPI! 

All that glitters is gold!

Since you are in the neighborhood, our member Ariens Hospitality is inviting you to start your day with an optional stop at Round Lake Farms!  Enjoy a light lunch from our friends at Ariens and see the beautiful event venues before you continue to Appleton.  Click here to see a preview video.

Into the evening, join your peers, colleagues, and friends at the newly rebranded Hilton Paper Valley Hotel on August 11. Enjoy the "golden hour" in the newly remodeled spaces and take tours of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Take part in the celebration of the volunteer efforts of the chapter members and watch as we put "the crown" on the latest member of the Hall of fame.

JM - headshotFor 2022, we are excited to induct Jennifer Mell, CMP into MPI Wisconsin Hall of Fame! 
In Jen's 12+ years as an MPI Wisconsin member, she has grown professionally and made contributions to our chapter all along the way.  She’s worked in hotels, as a corporate meeting planner, for an event production company, and as a Third-Party Planner. This makes her enviably well-rounded in her knowledge of the events industry. She makes use of her years of experience by serving on MATC's Advisory Committee for their Event Management program, as well as in her volunteer work for MPI.  Jen is currently co-editor for the AGENDA Magazine and has served in many roles for MPI-WI, including Chapter President in 2016-2017, and she used her extra time at home during the pandemic, by serving a year on a MPI International Committee.  Please help us thank Jen Mell, CMP for her consistent leadership and congratulate her on her Hall of Fame induction!

Dress to impress in your best golden-themed outfit!

Auction!  Find something that shines for you in our online auction!  This year we will again use Bidding for Good (BFG) as our online auction app!  BFG allows you to keep the celebration going and keep tabs on your auction bids right from your mobile device.

Auction Item Donation!  Donating an overnight stay, basket, or unique experience that shows off your area is a great way to be recognized and support MPI Wisconsin. Download the 2022 Bidding for Good Donation Form for more information.

Afterglow! Bring your 24k magic and celebrate at the Afterglow at the Blaze Bourbon and Whiskey Bar!

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hilton Appleton Paper Valley - Appleton, WI

1:00 - 3:00Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 - 3:00Light Lunch and Tour of Round Lake Farms - (Optional)
Ariens Facility, Brillion, WI
5:00 - 6:00

Past President's Reception

Lawrence Room
6:00 - 7:00Registration & Reception 
Online Auction Open
Grand Ballroom
7:00 - 9:00Dinner & Awards Gala
Grand Ballroom
8:00Online Auction Closes
Immediately Following Gala


Blaze Whiskey & Bourbon Bar


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 EarlyLate (after August 5, 2022)
Student Member:  $45$55

Location, Map & Lodging


Gala Location and Room Block

Hilton Appleton Paper Valley
333 W College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

Room Rate:  $99

Room block Cut-Off:  07/28/2022

Online Reservations

Phone Reservations: 920-733-8000  Ext. 1


Pre-Gala Lunch Option

Round Lake Farms - The address is in the process of changing. If you search ‘Round Lake Farms’ on either Google Maps or IOS, you will be able to find it. There is plenty of parking and you may meet us at the front doors.
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