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Wednesday, April 24
Spring Spectacular Celebration

 

SpringSpectacular

Kalahari's Pub Olympics

Thursday, April 25
Education Day

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Our Host

Featured Presenters

Michael Dominguez
President & CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
Named "Top 50 Most Influential Persons" by MPI

Keynote
Disruption and Transformation: 
Perspective on the latest trends and the impact in the hotel industry and meeting dynamics

Breakout
Leadership Today, Are You Playing Chess Or Checkers?
Building deep and sustainable teams to ensure that you and your organization stay relevant

 

Jim Spellos
President, Meeting U.
Named "Top 50 Most Influential Persons" by MPI


Keynote
:  
Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence... But Were Afraid to Ask

Breakout
Navigating the New Wave of Business Tools

 

 

Naomi Tucker, CMP
Planners on Purpose

Breakout:

Ease the Burn!  Unpacking the Common Stressors of Meeting and Event Planning
 

Geoffrey Sandler
Owner & Founder
Celebrations Entertainment, Voice of Geoffrey

Breakout:
Working With Non-Profits and Associations



#MPIWI

 

Get your education, fun and networking all in one place!  Join us April 24-25 at the Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells!

Spring Spectacular!

SpringSpectacularGet ready to unleash your inner Olympian on Wednesday evening at Kalahari's Pub Olympics!  Paris has nothing on Wisconsin as true athletes gather at the Volcano Lounge to demonstrate feats of greatness.  Enjoy a fun evening of pub favorites like shuffle board, axe throwing, darts, duckpin bowling, and more!  

Athletes know hydration and nutrition is key and Kalahari has us covered! Enjoy a variety of drinks and appetizers to keep your energy levels up as you conquer each challenge. And for those seeking something a little stronger, fear not – our cash bar has you covered!

Come as you are or dressed in your favorite athletic or sports attire!

Don't miss our closing ceremony and medal presentations at Redd's Piano Bar!  As a special treat, Jeremy, who dazzled audiences across Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for a decade, will be bringing his solo piano man/singing show to Redd's Piano Bar. 

Let the games begin!

Be an Official Olympic Sponsor for $250 You wont find this deal in Paris! Game sponsors will be provided a cocktail table with signage by their game. Sponsors can interact as a host at their game or join a team to participate.

 



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Thursday will feature a full day of in-person education with some of the top minds in the Meetings and Events Industry!   Topics will take us back, and to the future as we look at fundamentals and the cutting edge of trends and technology.

We are excited to announce we will again be offering complimentary planner member Education Day registration for the sixth year in a row thanks to the support of our chapter’s Strategic Partners!

Speakers for the day include:

  • Michael Dominguez
    -  
    President & CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)
     HispanicBusiness.com’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US”.
    -  MPI’s 50th Anniversary – “50 Most Influential”
    -  US Travel Association Executive Committee 
    -  HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Keynote:  Disruption and Transformation: Perspective on the latest trends and the impact in the hotel industry and meeting dynamics
    Breakout - Supplier Focus:  Leadership Today, Are You Playing Chess Or Checkers? 
  • Jim Spellos
    President, Meeting U.
    MPI’s 50th Anniversary – “50 Most Influential”
    -  Meeting Today Magazine "Industry Trendsetter"
    Keynote:  Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence…But Didn’t Know to Ask
    Breakout - Planner Focus: Your Essential Digital Toolbox: Making the Most of Tech Tools to Enhance Your Productivity  
  • Naomi Tucker, CMP
    -  Planners on Purpose
    Breakout - Planner Focus:   Ease the Burn! Unpacking the Common Stressors of Meeting and Event Planning
  • Geoffrey Sandler
    -  Owner & Founder, Celebrations Entertainment, Voice of Geoffrey
    Breakout - Supplier Focus:  Working With Non-Profits and Associations


Community OutreachSplash into Action: April’s CSR Watercolor Project

Get ready for a splash of color and compassion!  This April, MPI-Wisconsin is teaming up with Kalahari & Charity Water to bring clean water to ONE MILLION lives in Africa.

Our goal is to make a $500 contribution to Charity: Water through this MPI event.  Make a donation or share this link to help us reach our goal!   Kalahari Resorts and MPI-WI Charity: Water

Click for more information!



Agenda

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 24          View Property Map for Event Locations

 2:00 - 4:00

Board of Directors Meeting

 

 Africa 10
 

5:00 - 6:00

 

Strategic Partner and Sponsor Set Up
(Can also set up Thursday Morning)

 

 Africa West
 

6:00 - 9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Spectacular! 
Kalahari Pub Olympics

Get ready to unleash your inner Olympian on Wednesday evening at Kalahari's Pub Olympics!  Paris has nothing on Wisconsin as true athletes gather at the Volcano Lounge to demonstrate feats of greatness.  Enjoy a fun evening of pub favorites like shuffle board, axe throwing, darts, duckpin bowling, and more!  


Athletes know hydration and nutrition is key and Kalahari has us covered! Enjoy a variety of drinks and appetizers to keep your energy levels up as you conquer each challenge. And for those seeking something a little stronger, fear not – our cash bar has you covered!

Come as you are or dressed in your favorite athletic or sports attire!
 

Volcano Lounge

Sponsors

Kalahari_ResCon_Vertical_Brown_WI

 

 

Thursday, April 25     View Property Map for Event Locations

 

 

7:30 

 

Registration Open 

 

Africa West
Registration Counter

Registration Sponsor:

pcnametag_Primary Logo_CMYK_LargeUse_wR

 

 

7:30 - 8:00

 

Strategic Partner & Sponsor Set Up

Africa West

 

 

8:00 - 8:30

 

Breakfast

Fuel up for the day and visit our partners!

Africa West

Breakfast Sponsor:
wdwaterpark_web

 

 

8:30 - 9:45

 

 


Announcements

Morning Keynote:

Disruption and Transformation:  What Else Should We Expect?

Michael Dominguez - 1 CE

Africa West

Keynote Sponsor:
ChicagoNorthwest

 

 

9:45 - 10:00

 

Break and Networking with Partners

 

 
 

10:00 - 11:15

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions:  1 CE

 

Africa 10

 


Africa 30

 

 

11:15 - 11:45

 

Community Outreach -

 

Africa West

 

 

11:45 - 12:30

 

 

Lunch

Silent Auction Close at 12:30

Africa West

 

 

 12:45 - 2:00

Breakout Sessions:  1 CE

 

Africa 10

 

Africa 30

 

 

 2:00 - 2:15

Break

 
 

2:15 - 3:15

 

 

 

Closing Keynote: 

 

Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence... But Were Afraid to Ask

Jim Spellos  - 1 CE

 


Africa West

 

 

 

3:45 - 4:00

Closing and Wrap Up

 




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Free Registration for MPI Planner Members!* 

*Registration to the Spring Spectacular required, $45.

Planner Member registration is sponsored this year by our 2024 Strategic Partners.   Their year-round support of our chapter allows us to make this offer possible.  Please thank our 2024 Strategic Partners when you see them.


  
Education Day Registration Rates:Early-BirdLate (after April 12, 2024)
Supplier Member:$129$149

Planner Member (Wisconsin Chapter):

Not a MPI Wisconsin Planner Member? 
This is a great time to join!  With free registration to this event, you are basically saving $179 off your MPI Membership! 
Click here to join MPI or reach out to MPI Wisconsin for more information.

$0 - Partner Sponsored

 

 

 

 


Non-Member:$179$199
Student Member:  $45$45
   
Spring Spectacular - Wisconsin Pub Olympics:$45$60

 

You can be a Spring Spectacular sponsor!  
Download the Spring Spectacular Sponsor Donation Information Sheet here.

  

Pay it Forward Rate:  $0 - Available for Education Day Registration to any current member that is currently "in between gigs" and without industry employment.  Please contact the chapter office to request this rate.


Community Outreach - 

 

Community Outreach - Splash into Action: April’s CSR Watercolor Project

Get ready for a splash of color and compassion!  This April, MPI-Wisconsin is teaming up with Kalahari & Charity Water to bring clean water to ONE MILLION lives in Africa.

Our goal is to make a $500 contribution to Charity: Water through this MPI event.  Make a donation or share this link to help us reach our goal!   Kalahari Resorts and MPI-WI Charity: Water

 How to Dive In:

1. Donate: Just $1 can create ripples of change!
2. Spread the Word: Share the love and make waves!
3. Watercolor Project: Join our interactive watercolor activity – turning art into action for a brighter future!

Let's paint a masterpiece of kindness together!

Website:  The Water Colors Life Project — Nelson Family Life Foundation Inc.

Video:  Water Colors Life

Donate link: Kalahari Resorts and MPI-WI Charity: Water

 

 

 


Location, Map & Lodging

Spring Spectacular and Education Day Location

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965


Room Rate:  $129
Room block Cut-Off:  March 25, 2024
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