MPI So Cal Connect
Our first in-person event of the calendar year was a great one at the Historic Memorial Coliseum. Michael Rodriguez gave us an insightful presentation of where we've been and, perhaps more importantly, where we're heading as an industry.
Many of his "predictions" have already come to pass in the short few weeks since we've met.
After two years apart, we are excited to gather for our annual (WE)Con Educational Conference 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.
On February 1, 2022, MPISCC came together virtually for a compelling Chapter Chat about the critical topic of risk management. The discussion was lively and informative. Read on for highlights from our Chapter Chat Chair, Janet Green.

We’re celebrating our 50th anniversary by giving back to you all year long.
Through February 28, enjoy $50 off the MPI Academy’s most popular certificate programs!
Visit to see the eligible courses and use promo $50OFFCerts.

Each February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. 
MPISCC recognizes the incredible impact that the Black community makes within the meeting and events industry and throughout the world. With that, we are highlighting the new Black Meeting Professional Community, a dynamic social forum supporting black professionals in the meetings and events industry through an international network of meeting and event planners—available through MPI. Click HERE for additional resources or Join the Black Meeting Professionals Community today!
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MPI’s annual Membership and Chapter Satisfaction Survey is one of the most important tools we have for capturing the thoughts of members.
Don’t miss the chance to help shape the future of our association. Upon completion of the survey you can enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. And if you participate and opt-in for our future Meetings Outlook research questions, you’ll be entered for the chance to win a registration to WEC San Francisco in June 2022.
Make sure you check your email - a message was sent from #MPI on February 22 to take the survey!
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 Janet Green, Independent Planner.
Deadline is March 31, 2022!
MPISCC recognizes that Event & Hospitality Industry professionals and students of diverse backgrounds who through sharing their varied cultural perspectives will enhance our membership.


Henderson has it all, making the planning and execution of your next meeting or conference streamlined and convenient. With world-class amenities, an international and private airports nearby, and more than 350,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, your event is destined for success. And at night, attendees are just minutes from the world-class entertainment options of the Las Vegas Strip.

Visit us on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website for more information! Ed Kirby, National Sales Executive for Visit Henderson, is also a member of the West Coast DMO Alliance, a collaborative group of destination marketing organization professionals representing West Coast cities. 

Industry News
As COVID-19 concerns continue to evolve, there may not be goverment restrictions specific enough to enact a force majeure event to reschedule or end entirely.
Monitoring chat conversation, examining engagement times, and measuring particiaption in polls are all ways to measure virtual event engagement.
COVID-19 forced the industry to adapt new planning strategy for events during the pandemic. As more events offer in-person options, the industry will need to implement post-pandemic strategy.