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Upcoming Events

When: January 16, 2018, 3-7 p.m.

Where: Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

(Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U New York Ave Station)
The way people interact has changed – A LOT! This includes their interactions at meetings and events. Join MPI Potomac and IACC for the January e2 as we consider findings from recent global research into meeting surroundings, and look at the latest food and beverage trends and challenges planners are having in relation to allergens and dietary requirements.

You won’t want to miss the exciting culinary competition taking place onsite: The Copper Skillet! The Copper Skillet Competition is designed to highlight the artistry and skills of IACC-member conference venue chefs from around the world! Experience first hand the amazing things these culinary masters can do to transform your next conference F&B experience!

Learn more about the Copper Skillet Competition here.

REGISTER for the event here.

A Message from our Leadership

‘Tis the Season!

The season for giving, celebrating, reflecting, shopping, fighting for parking spaces, criticizing people’s driving habits, eating everything you didn’t eat during the year, scouring gym membership offers – lots to keep us busy!

On behalf of the Board of Directors of MPI Potomac Chapter, I’d like to extend a very warm, heartfelt wish to all of you for a joyous and happy holiday season, filled with laughter, friends and family, and hope for an even better 2018.

The chapter’s leadership team works tirelessly on a daily basis to bring our members excellent opportunities for education, networking, relationship building and career growth. 2017 was a year of great strides in our educational content and new initiatives to keep our chapter healthy moving forward. We have exciting events coming up in the New Year, with our first being January 16. Our E2 educational event paired with the Copper Skillet Competition – you won’t want to miss this, so please see our chapter website at for details and registration.

Then, it’s on to MACE! 2018 – February 27 at the Omni Shoreham. This is our signature event with a new twist this year! It is sure to be a fantastic day of education and networking, so we hope that you will join us.

As we close out 2017, I want to extend a THANK YOU to each and every one of you – our members. You are what make our chapter the success that it is. We appreciate your volunteerism, support, feedback, and your membership. We know that you have many options in the greater Washington, D.C., area, and we are thankful each and every day that you have chosen MPI Potomac.

Best wishes to all of you for a healthy and happy 2018! Cheers!
Apply today to be a part of the chapter's leadership team to advance our organization in our industry and into the future. We are looking for engaged, qualified and committed candidates for President-Elect; Vice Presidents for Membership, Education, Finance and Communications; and 10 board director roles. For questions, please contact Tammy Kockaya, Immediate Past President, at
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When: February 27, 2018
Where: Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C.
(Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo)
Come to MACE 2018 to:
  • Attend stellar education sessions!
  • Participate in a New Expo!
  • Fund the exploration!
Official MACE 2018 Schedule:

8 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Opening Session
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 p.m.-2 p.m. Luncheon Session
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Dessert with Exhibitors
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Networking Break/Exhibits
4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Closing Reception/Exhibits
If you’d like to develop your creative talents, we’re looking for a few members to write articles for MPI Potomac's Engage magazine. Contact Publications Committee Chair Phil Rappoport at
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Reminisce about MACE! 2017 and register today to join your peers at MACE! 2018!

See more past photos here.  Or register here. 

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