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October 26, 2023
LGBTQ+ History Month, held in October, presents an important opportunity for individuals to honor milestones in LGBTQ+ rights and equality. The anniversaries of the first and second National Marches on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights occurred on Oct. 14, 1979, and Oct. 11, 1987, respectively. Attendees of both marches demanded that Congress pass anti-discrimination and civil rights legislation to protect LGBTQ+ individuals, while the latter demonstrators also sought federal action to address the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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You're invited to join MPI-Chicago Area Chapter for Ghouls and Games, a virtual Halloween-themed Fall Membership Day on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm! Grab your lunch or start digging into your Halloween candy and join us for a fun virtual scavenger hunt and hang. Wear your best Halloween costume or gear for a chance to win a prize!

This event is a great way to make new connections and meet members you might not get a chance to meet otherwise. Did we mention it’s free to attend?

Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 30

Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Chicago for an afternoon of networking, creativity, and a powerfully inspiring message from our keynote speaker. This annual event is the perfect opportunity to come together, empower, and inspire one another to continue being the best at what we do.

Hit a home run this holiday season at the 2023 MPI-CAC Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Stadium Club at Guaranteed Rate Field. The evening will start with an education program from 4:00-5:00 pm, followed by a networking reception that includes Chef Stations and an open bar. Don’t miss out on a night of fun with industry friends, our silent auction, and grabbing last-minute gifts from our giving trees.

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Question: Every year we have an office party in late December, and I dread having to go as the conversations are always about work and are not a lot of fun. Can you please give me any pointers of how I can either enjoy the party or come up with a good excuse not to attend?

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Nominations are now open for MPI-CAC’s annual chapter awards to recognize the talents, skills, accomplishments, and dedication of our members and industry colleagues. To nominate a deserving industry professional or organization for an award, fill out our nomination form. There is no limit to how many nominations you can submit, and the nomination form will be open until Sunday, March 10, 2024. For a description of MPI-CAC’s awards, click here.

Visit Phoenix
Source: Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Associations must now weigh the impact of controversial state legislation on their meeting and attendees in addition to more traditional considerations like cost, airlift, and amenities in a destination. 

Source: Association Advisor

As we stand at the intersection of innovation and experience, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a game-changer in redefining how events are planned, executed and experienced.