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Featured News

MPI's Annual Membership and Chapter Satisfaction Survey begins TOMORROW! 

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WHY: The survey is conducted in order to get firsthand feedback from members. Participation guarantees that every member’s voice is heard and helps shape the future of our community as a whole.

WHEN: On Feb. 20, each MPI member will receive an email from Global with the subject line: “Annual MPI Member Survey Invitation

HOW: The email will contain your unique URL to complete the 2018 Membership and Chapter Satisfaction Survey. This link allows each member to log in without inputting credentials. If you do not receive the survey email, have issues with the link, or experiences difficulties while taking the survey, please send an email to

MPI Virginia has been TOP 5 IN THE WORLD for survey response rate for 3 years in a row. PLEASE take a few minutes to complete the survey when you receive your link tomorrow. Help us reach our goal of 100% participation!

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Upcoming Events

MPI Virginia March Education: "Could You Do Just One More Thing?" with Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE
March 1, 2018 - 11:00am-1:30pm
Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center - Staunton, VA

Global Meetings Industry Day Luncheon
April 12, 2018 - 11:00am-1:30pm
Great Wolf Lodge - Williamsburg, VA

MPI Virginia Incoming Chair Retreat
June 7, 2018
Independence Golf Club - Midlothian, VA

MPI Virgina Board Induction & MPI After 5PM
June 7, 2018
Independence Golf Club - Midlotian, VA

MPI Virginia Annual Education Conference
August 8, 2018
The Virginian, A Curio Collection Hotel - Lynchburg, VA

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MPI Moment

Did you know that MPI Virginia is a CMP Preferred Provider?

We are proud to say that MPI Virginia is a CMP Preferred Provider!

What is a CMP Preferred Provider? 

According to the Events Industry Council:

CMP Preferred Providers are organizations that have formally registered with the Events Industry Council (EIC) and are committed to providing education that aligns with one of the 10 domains included in the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS).  The CMP-IS domains are: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Stakeholder Management, Meeting or Event Design, Site Management, Marketing and Professionalism. 

Why become a CMP Preferred Provider?

In addition to providing high-quality education for our members, as a CMP Preferred Provider, MPI-VA will report event attendance to the EIC and any clock hour credits earned from that education event will automatically be loaded into attendees EIC profiles.  This takes away the manual tracking of clock hour credits, making applying for the CMP exam and recertification a breeze!

Moreover, approved MPI-VA education events will be listed on the exclusive directory of CMP Preferred Providers on the EIC website with a direct link to register.  This will give our events broader exposure and help with recruitment efforts.

How do I know which education programs have been approved?

Easy!  Look for the CMP check mark on the event registration materials.  If you see this check mark, the program has been pre-approved for credits and will be automatically uploaded to your EIC profile.

What do I need to do?

In order for this to work, you need to have a current profile established with the EIC.

If you’ve never created an online profile with EIC, click on the “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of then click the “Get Started” button and follow the prompts.

*Note, you already have an online account if you:

  •         Are currently CMP certified
  •         Were a CMP but you’ve expired
  •         Have ever applied to take the CMP
  •         Have taken the CMP exam and failed


If you had an account in the old EIC database, the first time you login to the new online system you’ll need to reset your password. You can access your account directly at

  •         Click “Forgot Your Password?”
  •         Enter the email associated with your EIC records and an email will be sent to  you with instructions to proceed.
  •         Once your password has been reset, you’ll use your email and your new password to access your online account.

If your email address has changed and is not the email associated with your EIC account, DO NOT CREATE A NEW RECORD.  Instead, please contact or call EIC at 202-367-1190 and speak with a customer service representative.

VERY IMPORTANTMake sure that the email address you use for your EIC profile is the same email address that you use for MPI-VA.  The email addresses MUST MATCH in order for the education clock hours to be automatically transferred to your EIC profile.

Questions?  Contact MPI-VA Certification Chair: Ariel Cole, CMP at

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Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference Early Bird Registration is Officially Open!

Save the dates of August 8-10, 2018 and take advantage of this limited time pricing while it is available. More info coming soon on our host for this year's conference, The Virginiana Curio Collection Hotel. 

Learn More & Register Today!

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