VA Voice - September 25, 2017 Print


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Have you seen an amazing speaker at a meeting, conference or industry event? MPI Virginia is always looking to bring in great talent for our education sessions and our Annual Conference each year! Share their information with us and our education team will add them to our speaker contact list.



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Upcoming Events

Charlottesville Forum
October 5, 2017
Grace States Winery - Crozet, VA

VSAE Educational Symposium & Expo
October 5, 2017
Greater Richmond Convention Center - Richmond, VA
*Use code MPI25 for $25 off registration!

MPI Virginia's Fun-raising Game Night
October 19, 2017
Uptown Alley - Midlothian, VA

MPI Virginia CMP November 2017 Bootcamp
November 20 - 21, 2017
Virginia Tech Richmond Center - Richmond, VA

CMP Conclave
November 13 - 15, 2017
MGM National Harbor - National Harbor

MPI Virginia Annual Holiday Luncheon and Basket Raffle
December 7, 2017
Renaissance Portsmouth Waterfront Hotel - Portsmouth, VA

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Name: Jeff Schmid
Assistant Director, Meeting Partners
United Network for Organ Sharing

Best thing about job:
The fact that the work we do is connected to the lifesaving mission of organ donation.

Volunteer positions: Richmond Breakfast Forum Chair, Vice President of Communications, President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President, Vice President of Fun (self-appointed)    

Event horror story: We had an event in Philadelphia for about 200 doctors to discuss a controversial breakthrough in transplantation. We did the walkthrough the night before and everything was set and looked fabulous. When we came downstairs the morning of the meeting, the overnight crew had broken down the entire room! We helped a bunch of hotel staff set the entire room… again… in about 20 minutes.

Hobbies: I play drums in my praise band at church and help with the sound/light backstage teams at my daughter’s theater group.

Family: One incredibly patient wife of almost 20 years and a 16 year old amazing daughter. Does a plastic fish count as a pet? Her name is Wanda…

Pet Peeve: When people are rude, mean or generally unpleasant for no reason.

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