MPI So Cal Connect
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – Friday, March 4, 2022
After two years apart, we are excited to gather for our annual(WE)Con Educational Conference from March 2-4, 2022.
Gain new skills, exchange best practices, connect with industry friends, and help usher in a new age of events at the beautiful the Paséa Hotel & Spa.
Early Bird Registration ends January 27th! RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW.
Register today to take advantage of discounted hotel rates while supplies last!
Hotel rates Increase February 1, 2022.
The revamped Planner Partner Program connects qualified meeting professionals with the technologies, venues, and vendors you need to make your next event a success.
The 2022 Planner Partner Program Includes:
• Complimentary (WE)Con conference registration* valued at $139
• (2) nights’ accommodations at Pasea Hotel & Spa valued at $599
• Fast and fun one-on-one meetings, connecting you to partners you need
• Invitation to Exclusive Planner Reception
• Reserved VIP seating during general sessions and meals
Space is extremely limited. Click here to learn more.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 p.m. PST
With the current climate, Risk Management is a hot topic. What does Risk Management mean to you? How does your organization or business mitigate risk and business losses? What situations have you faced that you’d like to share with the group?
Join MPISCC members and non-members in our upcoming virtual Chapter Chat on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 1 p.m. PST as we discuss/share techniques and examine various risk management situations. Registration is free!
Last month, Chrissy Thompson, Founder & Senior Event Producer at Dynamo Events, attended another fantastic event put together by MPISCC; a virtual book club centered around author and
educator Jane Elliot’s “A Collar in My Pocket: The Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise.”
She walked away from with a new perspective and several resources to enlighten her team.
Janet Green travelled to Las Vegas in November for IMEX and recaps her experience for our chapter.
This past November 2021, as an international meeting industry, we gathered for the first time since 2019 in Las Vegas for IMEX. The international meeting community was relieved when the travel bans to the U.S. from Europe and worldwide were lifted on November 8, before IMEX was to open on Tuesday, November 9. IMEX drew over 8,500 attendees, including 3,420 buyers and 2,200 exhibitors from more than 200 countries.
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!
People who “belong” feel comfortable expressing who they authentically are, feel uninhibited in sharing their ideas and experiences, and are comfortable in contributing within a group when they are confident that their input is truly valued.

MPISCC recognizes that Event & Hospitality Industry professionals, as well as students of diverse backgrounds who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance our membership. We have designed two new scholarship categories.
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Join MPISCC in congratulating Jennifer Minzey as our Volunteer Impact Award Winner for Quarter 4!

Thank you for all of your contributions, Jennifer!

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 January, we connected with Scott White, President & CEO of Visit Greater Palm Springs.

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Industry News
Though in-person events are ramping up for 2022, online events aren’t going away any time soon. Fortunately, there are ways to deliver sponsor opportunities for virtual events.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to adapt to technology for events and meetings, but that fast movement means literacy in that technology is a moving target.
As we’ve adapted to a new normal, event and meetings attendees will need more as live events come back to the industry.