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October's Educational Experience (e2): The Dawning of Data Privacy & Data Security – What This High Stakes Game Means for U.S. Businesses

When:   Wednesday, October 16

Where:  The Odyssey
              525 Water Street SW 
              Washington, DC

Time:     4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Register and learn more here!  

Annual PCMA Capital Chapter/MPI Potomac Kickin' It Event

Score big at the new Audi Field, home of DC United, while networking with industry players.

Our goal is for everyone to be there!

When:  October 28

Where:  Audi Field, DC United, 100 Potomac Ave. SW
              Metro: Navy Yard-Ballpark (Green Line)
              Washington, DC 20024

Time:  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Register and learn more here!

VISIT Milwaukee
Natalie Deriu
Education & Programs Coordinator 
International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
Natalie Deriu has been in the meeting and event industry for approximately seven years, and she is one of the newest members of MPI Potomac's Publications Committee, where she will be the co-chair for FYI e-newsletter. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and received her event management certificate from George Washington University in 2018.
Deriu has received career advice from different people, but the main advice that comes to mind for her is if you have a good idea or plan, you should learn to trust your instinct.
She loves to travel in the U.S. and abroad, but her all-time favorite vacation spot is her home country, Chile. She actually has two hometowns — San Felipe, Chile, and Mifflin, Pennsylvania — and her dream job if money was no object would be travel blogger!
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Watch EIC's CMP candidate video: "Preparing for the CMP Exam"

If you have any questions about the process, please email


Do you have diversity & inclusion criteria in your RFP?

The MPI Potomac Executive Committee and Board of Directors agreed all chapter event venues should include gender-neutral bathrooms.
The chapter's venue RFP language for gender-neutral bathrooms is below as a sample to add to your RFPs:

Diversity & Inclusion
MPI Potomac is an inclusive community of meeting professionals. We welcome all to our events. We ask the venue have gender-neutral bathroom facilities available at our events. MPI Potomac can provide signs if needed to accommodate this request.

Visit Alexandria
Get off the beaten path & meet in the unexpected

Consider a waterfront destination just minutes from D.C. alive with over 200 restaurants, boutiques and museums set amongst centuries of history. Nestled in the heart of it all, four-star boutique and conference hotels accommodate groups up to 700. Alexandria, VA, named a 2019 #3 Best Small City by Condé Nast Traveler is a destination guaranteed to excite attendees and ignite a spark in your next meeting.

Take a quick peak at Old Town’s new vibe
The Resort at Pelican Hill in care of Irvine Company
National 4-H Conference Center
Career Opportunities

Conference Coordinator
Conference Managers - Herndon, VA
2-3 positions available 

Events Manager
Stand Together - Arlington, VA

MPI Academy Webinars

November e2

When:   November 21
Where:  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring
Time:     4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

January e2

When:    January 16, 2020
Where:   fhi360 Conference Center
               Washington, DC
Time:     11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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