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Career Development
We are dedicated to our member’s careers and want to get you where you want to be! Are you a ready to be a mentor? Are you ready to share your CMP study habits? Are you ready to give back to your chapter? Then come join us!

Community Outreach
The Community Outreach Committee (COC) aims to get PMPI’s name out in the community through volunteer work. This year’s focus is on getting PMPI members to give back without giving money, through member participation in coordinated volunteer efforts and events.

Professional Development
We create and implement PMPIs top-notch E2, Educational Events, Grab & Go Lunch Sessions and Webinars. Working closely with the SAS committee we run the logistics for the events!

Member Recruitment/Retention
Works to maintain membership growth through the following programs: member recruitment, member retention, member engagement, ambassador program and the Ad Hoc Committee.

Marketing & PR
Works to maintain membership growth through the following programs: member recruitment, member retention, member engagement, ambassador program and the Ad Hoc Committee.

Were you the high school newspaper editor, or did you ever want to be? Here is your chance to layout, decided on content and present PMPI's best foot forward in our PMPI FYI e-newsletter and PMPI Engage magazine.

Student Relations
We are committed to our student members of PMPI as they are our future! Help us make our PMPI students shine in and outside of the classroom, and let's prepare them the road to success.

Networking Events
Do people describe you "artistic" or "creative"? Are you someone who likes to think "outside the box?" If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the committee for you!

Broaden your horizon and deepen your industry knowledge but negotiating a contract or going on a site visit. Planners, you know this is just what the doctor ordered, and a super fit for you all!

Member Engagement/Recognition
Who doesn’t like a pat on the back for a job well done? We provide recognition and appreciation to PMPI members for their dedication to the chapter and contributions to the industry.

Mid-Atlantic Conference and Expo (MACE)
Want to experience the thrill of producing a full-scale nationally recognized meeting industry show? Come share your talents with the MACE team! Logistics, speaker liaison, marketing, you name it we do it!

Leadership Development
Creating leaders within PMPI is what we do! Share your leadership skills and techniques with your fellow members of PMPI.

Planners have one less barrier to attend our high-level educational programming throughout the year! Come and gain valuable skills, get updates on emerging industry issues, collaborate with our diverse PMPI chapter and gain valuable CEU credits towards certification or re-certification.

Through the generous sponsorship of planner education, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority is making your membership more valuable than ever. Membership matters: This is an exclusive benefit only offered to PMPI member planners, so be sure to tell your planner colleagues. We look forward to seeing you at our future E2 events this fall and spring!

Be sure to visit PMPI to find out about upcoming E2s. See you there!

Jason G. Watkins, CMP
Director, Meetings & Conferences, American Anthropological Association
Vice President, Membership, Potomac Chapter, Meeting Professionals International (PMPI)


Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
Upcoming Events

There are four different generations working in today's industry, each bringing different experiences and goals to the job.  Hear from a multi-generational panel of meeting professionals about their successes and challenges, and see where the field is moving in the next 10 years when we welcome a fifth generation to the workplace.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

More details and registration coming soon – visit for updates.
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News and Announcements
PMPI CMP University welcomes the newest members of its CMP alumni from the July boot camp! Congratulations to:

Shanan Sheldon, CMP, The Health Management Academy

Kristine Bender, CMP, The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Heather McCue, CMP, National League of Cities
Crystal Terwilliger, CMP, MGM Grand Las Vegas

The fall semester of CMP University kicked off on September 2. Classes meet every Monday at U.S. Pharmacopiel Convention in Rockville, Maryland. For more information about CMP U, please visit PMPI’s website.

MACE! sessions are to be no more than 60 minutes and should be complete learning experiences with specific outcomes and learning objectives.  We will accept proposals from individuals, collectives, and industry partners.  Proposals should focus on innovative strategies, tested tools and best practices. 

MACE! is particularly interested in sessions that engage attendees in unique ways that reach beyond the standard presenter/PowerPoint model. Session formats may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Facilitated Discussions – Present an issue or trend as a conversation among experts followed by Q&A.

  • Case Studies – Describe a program or project in-depth, focusing on innovative solutions to clearly defined challenges and their implications for the field.

  • Skill-Building and Hands-On Learning Experiences – Encourage participants to use professional skills to explore a scenario and to teach and learn new tactics.

  • Experiential – Introduce participants to a topic or issue through a creative presentation followed by reflection, discussion and questions. 

Please note that submitting a session idea or speaker does not mean that session will be selected for MACE! 2015. If two session proposals are similar, presenters may be contacted to determine if they will be willing to collaborate on the session. An important note regarding funds: Acceptance of your proposal does not obligate PMPI beyond assuring you of a meeting space, audio/visual support, and inclusion in the printed program. MACE! registration is not waived and PMPI will not reimburse session organizers for expenses. Anyone participating in any capacity in a session must be registered for at least one day. Organizers are responsible for making these facts clear to persons they invite to participate. A small honorariums may be available for select speaker traveling from outside of the greater D.C. Metro area.
Howard County Tourism and Promotion
Space Needle
Visit Phoenix


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as well as information about the resources we have to offer you.