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Date: March 2, 2017
 
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Date: April 6, 2017
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Chapter Education

MPI-CAC offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for our members. 

  • NEXT Education and Technology Conference – NEXT (Networking, Education, Experience, Technology) provides meeting and event professionals an enhanced one-day learning environment to foster professional growth, to showcase the latest technology trends for the meetings industry, and provide substantial networking opportunities in an interactive setting.  Previously held as two separate events, EdCon and TechCon, NEXT combines the two concepts into one to provide a more affordable, efficient learning and networking opportunity for industry attendees.  Attendees of the event will be association/non-profit and corporate and special event planners, third party meeting professionals and various industry suppliers. NEXT 2016 was held in February 2016 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile and attracted over 280 hospitality professionals from the Chicagoland area. NEXT 2017 will be held on March 2, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and will feature a new partnership with ILEA Chicago. For more information about NEXT and how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, please refer to the event website: www.mpicac.org/NEXT
  • Spring Education Program – This one-hour education program is held in a Chicago suburb location in May and is combined with a networking hour. The Spring Education Program attracts 80-100 attendees and past education topics have included Unleash the Power of Storytelling and The Planner/Supplier Rumble
  • Knowledge Shares – Knowledge Shares are sociable education programs featuring interactive formats such as Round Table discussions, Pecha Kucha Presentations and Best Practice Sharing. Led by Subject Matter Experts, attendees come together for a more informal educational setting and enjoy a relaxed environment featuring helpful and engaging conversations.  Two Knowledge Shares are held each year, one in August and one in January with expected attendance of 40-50 members each.
  • Industry Xchange – This afternoon learning and networking event presents meeting and event professionals with a unique educational experience where industry trends are presented, questioned and illuminated. This is the premier Chicago event that transcends association membership and highlights the comradery of our industry. Attendees of the event will be association, non-profit and corporate planners, third party meeting professionals and various industry suppliers from 10 Chicago-based associations. This event has been moved to April 6, 2017 (formerly held every July) to coincide with Global Meetings Industry Day and will celebrate industry partnerships and offer high level education and networking.

 

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