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The meeting and event industry has the power to create positive change and promote inclusion, diversity and equity globally.  MPI’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee is working on the creation of a dynamic set of resources to help meeting professionals advocate and advance these causes relevant to all the dimensions of diversity. Given current events, the committee has fast-tracked these resources related to racial equity and justice to help meeting professionals in their efforts to be allies to the Black community.  These resources are only the beginning. In the coming months, more resources related to additional dimensions of diversity will be included on this page and will serve as a living resource that further the advancement of all peoples.


If you are interested in contributing to the conversation by offering resources, feedback, concerns or testimonials, just click here .


Ask Why: Confronting Injustice in the Black Community


About Race

Code Switch                

Fare of the Free Child

Intersectionality Matters!

Momentum: A Race Forward                  

Pod for The Cause                          

Pod Save The People                     

Seeing White

Serial, Season 3          


If Not Now, When?

Rich Luna | Jul 15, 2020
Simply put, Black lives must matter. Black Lives Matter to me. They matter to my organization, MPI. Black Lives Matter to our meeting and event industry.

From Inclusion to Belonging: the LGBTQ+ Event Experience

Elaine Pofeldt | Jun 8, 2020
As many meeting organizers are putting diversity and inclusion front and center, making sure that LGBTQ+ attendees have a great experience is a growing priority.

What’s In a Pronoun? Next-level Leadership & the Hypothetical ‘She’

Johnalee Johnston | Mar 9, 2020
The collective comfort zone of masculine business and leadership models is not only exhausting, but exacerbating the already bumpy path toward gender equality and positive social change.

The Time Is Now for Gender Equality in Events

Carrie Abernathy | Mar 2, 2020
In the third installment of our "The Year of Sustainability" series, thought leader Carrie Abernathy, co-founder and executive director of the Association for Women in Events (AWE) explains why gender equality is a cornerstone to sustainability.