Association Planners

Discover the benefits of belonging to MPI's Association Planners Community.



Did you know that 25% of MPI’s membership are association meeting and event planners? These meeting professionals face specific challenges that corporate meeting and event organizers do not because of their organizations’ structure, not-for-profit status and governance.

They also may need to book citywide events years in advance.  MPI supports its community of 2,000 Association Planners through targeted educational offerings and social activities.

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Members of the MPI Association Planners community receive all the benefits of MPI membership, plus so much more.

MPI Academy Webinars

Free Association Planners-related educational webinars

Meeting Planner Online Communities

Access to the MPI Association Planners online community


WEC Event Planner Education

Medical Meeting Planner-focused education at MPI’s  World Education Congress (WEC


Invitations to community meet-ups and other social activities

MPI Academy Certificate Courses

24/7 access to on-demand community-relevant education.
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MPI Academy White Papers

Free access to the Essential Guide to Safety and Security.


Who is Eligible to Join?


Any MPI Member who organizes or supervises teams who plan association meetings, events or educational programs is eligible to join MPI’s Association Planners Community. MPI members opt-into the community by editing communications preferences on their member profile by logging into, and can join the community's online forum on MyMPI.

Additional Education and Community Resources

Meeting & Event Strategist

Learn the process for measuring the value of meetings from identifying stakeholders, implementing change management and measuring and reporting on results.

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Event Crisis Communications

Be prepared in the event of a crisis. Learn effective communication strategies to help you design an effective crisis communications plan for your attendees.

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Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

An intensive three-part executive program packs the highlights of a world-class MBA program. Get 8 hours of advanced online coursework focused on solving a real-world business problem

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Emergency Preparedness for Meeting and Events

This six-hour course deep dives into incident management strategies and techniques needed to prevent and respond to all kinds of event hazards and emergencies.

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Essential Guide to Safety & Security

53% of meeting and event organizers don’t have an event crisis management plan. Get nearly 400 recommendations for safety and security best practices for meeting and events with this essential guide.

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Inclusive Event Design

Discover practical actions event planners take to create inclusive environments. Participants will explore the need for inclusion as well as consider what event participants may need in order to fully participate.

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