MPI So Cal Connect
Events
  

 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 3 PM - 8 PM
 
Add your (WE)Con 2022 registration when you purchase your SOTI tickets today to receive 25% off of the event price!
 
Join us at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for MPISCC's annual State of the Industry! As we jump into 2022, we will share insights on the latest developments impacting the event industry and discuss your questions.
 
 
We still have exhibitor booths available for $350 that includes two registrations.
  
(WE)Con 2022 (in-person)
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – Friday, March 4, 2022
 
Save the date! From March 2-4, (WE)Con will return in-person at the Paséa Hotel & Spa Huntington Beach.
 
Registration and more details coming soon!
 
Receive 25% off of (WE)Con event price when you register for SOTI!
 
 
 
  
On Nov. 20, our chapter gathered for its Fall 2021 Fundraiser at the beautiful Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. 
 
It was my first MPISCC fundraiser, my first time to the venue and the first time I brought my husband Hunter to an MPISCC event. And what a success on all fronts!
 
We started with the auction and welcome cocktails on the Conservatory Terrace. Whilst perusing the auction items, I was encouraged by the ladies of Oh Snaptastic! to get my photo taken with Hunter, and it was the best couple’s photo we got all year! Score. 
 
  
MPISCC is looking for you!
 
We are accepting speaker submissions for (WE)Con 2022!
 
Click the 'Apply Now' button below.
 
Email questions to Mai Lim, VP of education, vpeducation@mpiscc.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grow
  
Renew to save 25%
 
This December, give yourself the gift of MPI.
 
Use promo GIFT21 and save 25% when you
join as a preferred or premier member, or
renew your membership at any level!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Deadline to apply extended to Dec. 20! 

  
Apply to be a member of MPISCC’s leadership team.
 
You’ll make genuine connections, gain new skills, showcase existing ones, learn to lead, make an impact in our industry and on your peers and have a little bit of fun while doing it all. Begin creating your own MPISCC journey and see how your life can change.
 
Apply today!

  
Over the next several months, the You Belong Committee will be sharing what we call "The DEI Minute" — which is quick hits of information and content designed to help our chapter level-set our collective diversity, equity and inclusion knowledge. We'll start by providing the definitions of the most commonly used terminology in the space as the starting point of our journey as we embark on true learning and awareness — together!
 
 
Inclusion 
Inclusion is the practice of intentionally creating an environment where all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, nation or country of origin, disability, age and socioeconomic background feel welcome, valued, respected and have access to equal opportunities. 
 
"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance."
   
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Deadline extended to 12/31/2021!
 
 
 
Because we want to hear from ALL MPISCC members, we've extended the submission deadline for the DEI Survey through the end of the year.
 
This is your chance to have your voice heard and your perspective counted. It will only take three minutes of your time, so here's your chance to be counted!
 
Email directordei@mpiscc.org to get started.
 
  
Each month, MPI Southern California Chapter is featuring one of our members to get to know them and highlight their contributions to the chapter and the industry overall.
 
For the month of December, we connected with Amber Voelker, regional vice president with Associated Luxury Hotels International.
 

 

2022 is just around the corner and with the new year comes new events, new goals and new revenue. There’s no doubt your clients will be looking for new experiences and management will be looking for new levels of performance!

We've got just the thing.

The BMW Performance Driving School at The Thermal Club near Palm Springs packs some adrenaline into your events and gives your clients a unique opportunity to experience the Ultimate Driving Machine® like never before. Events include custom corporate events, team building programs, incentive travel experiences and a wide range of other classes. Set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain views, the facility features a new, modern building, plenty of meeting space, a gourmet café, a coffee bar, a gift shop and more.

MORE IMPORTANTLY … you may be eligible to participate in the BMW Performance Center Planner Commission Program, where you can earn a percentage of the gross billings from every event at the BMW Performance Center in the U.S. To learn more or to enroll in the commission program, click here: https://bit.ly/MPIPlanners  

Educate
  
Recently, we spoke with Jenn Minzley, chair of the Emerging Leaders Program at MPI Southern California Chapter. As a senior event planner with decades of experience, Jenn is the perfect leader to reach out to and guide the future generation of event professionals.
 
On Nov. 18, MPISCC members Jenn Minzley, Karly Watson - UCLA Event Sales, Nikki Wilbur -  associate director of Milken Events, Suzy Kay - Visit Santa Barbara and Gaeton Mousseau - director of sales for Terranea, spoke as a panel virtually to a group of hospitality students at Cal-State Northridge.
 
The four panelists spoke about careers and educational skills in the event planning, meetings and incentive travel industries. The students were thrilled to speak to these industry leaders and had many questions for the panelists.
 
MPISCC is working with colleges and schools with programs in the hospitality and event planning industries. Please be on the lookout for upcoming panels with students at CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
 
Industry News
Disruption can be a gift, says Brian Solis, bestselling author, digital anthropologist and futurist. At the ASAE Technology Exploration Conference this week, Solis described what he calls Generation N, a new kind of cross-generational customer that is leading the way.
The holidays are here, and U.S. hotel properties are celebrating well into the new year. Check out a few of the pop-ups, activities and activations of all kinds that are operating for groups of all sizes and ice-skating abilities.
It will take weeks before it is clear how much of a threat the new COVID-19 variant will be. But if cases begin to surge, event professionals are primed to deal with the fallout.