MPI Virginia 2018 Annual Education Conference

August 08, 2018 6:30 PM to August 10, 2018 1:30 PM
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The Virginian, A Curio Collection Hotel
712 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Connect with meeting and event professionals from throughout Virginia as we Revolutionize our events for MPI Virginia’s 2018 Annual Education Conference! Join us at the newly opened and beautiful Virginian Hotel and learn from dynamic industry professionals on a range of CMP Domains in 8 different education sessions! With the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and so many cultural and recreational activities right outside, you'll find no shortage of things to do in Lynchburg and sights to see while we #RevolutionizeEvents!

712 Church Street,
Lynchburg, Virginia  24504

Wednesday August 8
6:00PM  - 8:30PM Conference Registration Ballroom Foyer
7:00PM  - 9:00PM Welcome Reception /Activity Location to be Announced
Thursday, August 9
   8:30AM - 10:30AM Board Meeting Location to be Announced
   9:30AM - 11:30AM Registration Ballroom Foyer
11:30AM - 1:30PM Lunch & General Session Revolutionary for 50 Years: Virginia is for Lovers
Speaker: Rita McClenny & Esra Calvert
  1:30PM - 1:45PM Break Ballroom Foyer
  1:45PM - 2:45PM Breakout 1
T&E Meets M&E
1:45PM - 2:45PM Breakout 2 Success Through Service:
An Exploration of Board Leadership
Speaker: Tara Liaschenko, CMM and Ann Buhl, CMP, CMM
2:45PM - 3:00PM Break Ballroom Foyer
3:00PM - 4:30PM General Session
MPI Virginia Website Update
Speakers: Brandon Johnson,CTA & Jeff Schmid
Speaker: Nicole Edmund
4:30PM - 6:00PM Free Time  
6:00PM - 6:30PM Networking Reception Location to be Announced
  Awards Dinner Location to be Announced
  Awards After Party Location to be Announced
Friday, August 10
8:00AM - 8:45AM Networking Breakfast Location to be Announced
8:45AM - 10:15AM General Session
Trend Talks
Speakers: F&B - Susan Hicklin 
Managing Volunteers
Speaker: Tara Liaschenko, CMM
CVB/DMO Best Practices
Speaker: Matt Robinette, CMP
AV, Lighting & Trends
Speaker: Andrew Castle
10:15AM - 1030AM Break Ballroom Foyer
10:30AM - 11:45AM Breakout 1
An Eavesdropper’s Lessons from the C-Suite
10:30AM - 11:45AM Breakout 2 Speaker: Caitlin McKenna
11:45AM - 12:00PM Break Ballroom Foyer
12:00PM - 1:30PM Closing Lunch & General Session Speaker: Caitlin McKenna
Self-parking: $5.00 (Daily), Valet: $8.00 (Daily)

$149 group rate, cut-off date is 7/08/18. Rooms are first-come first serve so book early! They will sell out! If anyone is interested in extending their reservation through the weekend, the discounted group rate is offered at $149.00 per night.

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All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price. 


Cancellation penalties do apply 

Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: Cee Rivas, MPI Virginia Chapter Administrator

Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10 | Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25 | Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

*No-Shows are responsible for full payment



$249.00 MPI Member Ticket (Preferred/Premier Level)
$199.00 Earlybird rate before June 18

$349.00 Non-Member and MPI Essential Member Level
$299.00 Earlybird rate before June 18

$50.00 MPI Student Registration

$50.00 Thursday Awards Banquet ONLY