Association Professionals

Discover the benefits of belonging to MPI's Association Professionals 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 Professionals through targeted educational offerings and social activities.


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

MPI Academy Webinars

Free Association Professionals-related educational webinars
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Meeting Planner Online Communities

Access to the MPI Association Professionals online community


WEC Event Planner Education

Association Professionals-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 Professionals 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

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Meeting and Event Strategist

Create events that achieve objectives, justify costs, and provide authentic experiences.


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Event Crisis Communications

Event Crisis Communication

 Discover how to use time-sensitive communications channels, including social media, when it really matters. 


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CMM Graduates 2020

Certificate in Meeting Management

Earning your CMM shows the world that you're a strategic thinker ready to assume a leadership role.

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Emergency Preparedness for Events

Are you securing the most important aspect of your meeting and events—the safety of your attendees? Find out how to prepare.

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The Essential Guide to Safety & Security

An essential guide to planning components, assessment tools and implementation strategies for safety and security planning at events.


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Inclusive Event Strategist

Discover how to keep a strategy of inclusion at the center of your event’s design and execution. 

Discover dedicated articles related to your community on MPI blog.

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Hybrid is the new buzz word for meetings, and our members are catching on too.
MPI’s growing network of professionals is supporting the unique needs of association planners.