MPI So Cal Connect
We know that our profession has been shaken to its core, but today, we are ready to move forward toward recovery. We see the light at the end of the tunnel … there are bright roads ahead! 
Our signature event, the WE(Con) Educational Conference, will be held virtually this year. As our community guidelines continue to change, hosting the event online enables us to safely include our entire membership.
Join us May 10-13 as we explore and shape what the future of meetings will look like. Gain knowledge, exchange best practices, connect with industry friends and help usher in a new age of events as re-imagined experiences.
We understand how busy you are.
Build an agenda that fits your busy schedule, without missing any of the content.
Can’t attend a session live? Don’t worry!
Attendees will receive access to all session recordings post-event, which includes 17 hours of CEUs!
Don't miss out on world-class keynote speakers, hands-on virtual experiences, exposure to new vendors and suppliers, professional development and tailored networking opportunities.
Read on to learn more about what we have planned this year!
MPISCC will elevate your networking experience during (WE)Con 2021 with a variety of experiential sessions. There is an activity to appeal to every preference, from cheese tasting to a paint night to a virtual escape room! Act now — registration for these unique sessions closes on April 26. We hope to see you there!

Prize-a-Palooza at (WE)Con 2021

In this quick-fire session during (WE)Con this year, attendees will hear the latest and most exciting news happening with venues and organizations around Southern California and Las Vegas. 

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On Thursday, April 15, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted MPI Southern California Chapter for our first in-person event as part of Global Meetings Industry Day. Guests were invited to a sunset yoga session on the field with fitness influencer Alexis Fischer. Class was followed by a tour of the stadium where attendees received decadently and individually packaged charcuterie boards by Legends Catering. 
A lot has been happening lately.
To address some of the negative components of what’s been going on surrounding race in America, my team and I decided to attend the MPI Southern California Chapter Diversity Dialogue on March 24.
This brand new series, brought about in partnership with the chapter’s membership team and "You Belong" diversity program, sets out to create an inclusive environment and safe space for the #EventProf community to learn through discourse and perspective. While we hoped to get involved in the conversation and spruce up our understanding of the differing yet equally relevant dimensions behind DEI, we ended up walking away with so much more. 
As the co-chairs of the You Belong Committee, we are committed to “standing up and speaking out” against hate and racism. This is especially critical given the staggering increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans as well as other marginalized communities. The heartbreaking reality in many of these hate crimes is that there were bystanders who simply observed the transgressions and were either unwilling or unable to provide assistance.
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Pacific Palms Resort

April 22, 2021 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

As a part of Global Meetings Industry Month, MPI Southern California Chapter is hosting a virtual event with world-class magician and mentalist Rmax Goodwin. There is still time to join what will be a truly interactive experience that will entertain and delight! Don't miss out — REGISTER NOW!


Our members make up the heart of MPI Southern California Chapter, so we like to highlight them every chance we get! On behalf of the entire chapter, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members below. Thank you for joining — we look forward to seeing you soon!

On Thursday, April 8, to highlight Global Meetings Industry Day, MPI hosted GMID: Virtual in conjunction with Meetings Mean Business. The fully virtual day of education included a live, 12-hour broadcast packed with informative sessions, challenges and wellness breaks and peppered with industry updates and RISE Awards announcements throughout the day. While the event ran from 4 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT, attendees were able to drop in and participate as schedules permitted. Lori Pugh Marcum, CMP, CMM, HMCC, CED, head of meeting innovation for MPI, kept the day rolling as the event emcee while meeting professionals from around the globe tuned in, connected and gained insight on where the industry is headed now.
Industry News
MPI’s 12-hour Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) broadcast, live from Grapevine, Texas, successfully allowed meeting professionals to take in timely education and connect with the industry and their peers.
Could virtual panel discussions be even better than in-person panel discussions? Here’s a strong case for how they can be – rising above and beyond being "that old standby" method of presentation.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board recently announced it will be working toward being certified by Sharecare Verified, a verification for comprehensive health security within hotels. The city’s aim is to create a universal health standard across all its hotels.
As we look toward the brighter roads ahead, our official return to "in-person" will be a celebratory chapter event on Sunday, Aug. 15-16. Save the date for the MPI Southern California Family Reunion, a special evening of celebration followed by a morning of education, hosted by Terranea Resort. Our trusted partners at Terranea have been by our side over the past year and are excited to host our inaugural in-person experience. There is no better way to return to events than by experiencing the hospitality of Los Angeles' premier oceanfront resort. Plan to be with us for the evening and through the next morning.
Registration to attend in-person or virtually will be coming soon.
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We are so excited to welcome you back to the events you know and love. As our community’s response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, we will too. Any in-person events will include measures to promote safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While we can’t wait to be together again, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our members. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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