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Volunteering

Meetings

Education and Certification - CMP

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Membership


How do I join MPI-WI?
To join MPI-WI, visit www.mpiweb.org/Membership/JoinMPI and select the Wisconsin Chapter when registering.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of MPI-WI?
Joining MPI-WI will give you the opportunity to grow your leadership skills, attend events and network with other industry professionals, receive the bi-monthly AGENDA magazine and be recognized for your professional accomplishments. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of MPI-WI, visit www.mpiwi.org/LearnMore. When you join MPI-WI, you also become part of the International organization; visit http://www.mpiweb.org/Membership/JoinMPI to learn more about the benefits the larger organization offers.

How do I contact other members?
You can contact other members through the Member Directory, which is only available to MPI-WI members and can be accessed by logging into your online account on the MPI-WI website.

How much does my MPI-WI membership cost?
Membership rates vary; visit www.mpiweb.org/Membership/Info to determine which membership category you qualify for.
 
How often do I renew my MPI-WI membership?
Memberships are renewed once a year.
 
Can I cancel my membership at any time?
Yes, but refunds are not available for membership fees paid.


Volunteering


How do I join a committee or become a volunteer?
To learn more about committee roles and how to joining a committee, visit www.mpiwi.org/committees. MPI-WI offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to meet the needs of our membership. Whether you want to help plan one of our monthly events or do behind-the-scenes work for our communication team, or something in between, we have an opportunity for you!
 
What are the requirements for becoming an MPI-WI Board Member?
In order to become an MPI-WI Board Member, you must be an active member of MPI in good standing for a minimum of 1 year, be willing to fulfill the obligations of office, have a history of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI and be willing to contribute time, energy and creativity  to the chapter with written consent of your employer.
 

Meetings


Where and when are MPI-WI meetings held?
MPI-WI meetings and events are held on a monthly basis (except for December) all around the state of Wisconsin in an effort to reach as many members as possible. Typically, meetings are held on Thursdays. During the summer months, we host free, casual, social events for members and guests. In November, we partner with the MI and IN MPI Chapters to host the Great Lakes Education Summit; the locations of this multi-day conference rotates among the three states.

How do I register for an event?
To register for an event, visit www.mpiwi.org/events, select the event you are interested in attending and click ďRegisterĒ.

Who do I contact if I have special dietary needs?
Please send an email to admin@mpiwi.org if you have special dietary needs.

How do I host an MPI-WI event?
Members are invited to participate in our annual RFP Process to host our monthly programs. Proposals to host a coming year event are typically accepted in March of the current year. Visit http://www.mpiwi.org/RaffleSilentAuctionBiddingForGood to download a copy of the most recent RFP information.

Can I sponsor an event?
Yes! Visit http://www.mpiwi.org/Advertising-Sponsorships-Strategic-Alliance-Partners to learn more about sponsorship opportunities with MPI-WI.

How are speakers selected for your monthly programs?
Speakers are researched and selected through a volunteer committee of MPI-WI member, under the direction of the VP-Education. If you are interested in speaking at an MPI-WI event or have a recommendation for a speaker, visit http://www.mpiwi.org/RecommendSpeaker to recommend yourself or someone else as a speaker for one of MPI-WIís monthly programs.

 

Education and Certification - CMP


How do I obtain my CMP?
Please visit the http://www.conventionindustry.org/CMP/AboutCMP.aspx for information on applying for and taking the CMP exam.

Does MPI-WI offer any resources for preparing for the CMP?
MPI-WI has teamed up with Madison College to offer the CMP 101 series to our members and guests. These sessions are held in conjunction with our monthly education events and are free to attend with your event registration. More information and the topics included in these sessions can be found here: http://www.mpiwi.org/CMPpreparation.

How are speakers selected for your monthly programs?
Speakers are researched and selected through a volunteer committee of MPI-WI member, under the direction of the VP-Education. If you are interested in speaking at an MPI-WI event or have a recommendation for a speaker, visit http://www.mpiwi.org/RecommendSpeaker to recommend yourself or someone else as a speaker for one of MPI-WIís monthly programs.

What higher education opportunities for our industry are available in Wisconsin?
Several colleges and universities in Wisconsin including Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeland College, Madison College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, UW-Stout and Waukesha County Technical College offer programs for meeting, event, hotel and hospitality. Visit the Education & Certification page of our website for more info.



Advertising & Sponsorship


What is the Strategic Alliance Partnership Program and how do I sign up?
MPI-WIís Partner Program provides organizations with a package of benefits throughout the year including banner recognition, color ads in the Agenda magazine, complimentary registrations, website listing, name badge recognition and more. Gold, Silver and Bronze partner levels are available to meet the needs of any organization. Visit http://www.mpiwi.org/Advertising-Sponsorships-Strategic-Alliance-Partners to learn more about becoming a Strategic Alliance Partner and to download the complete Prospectus.

Can I sponsor an event?
Yes! Visit http://www.mpiwi.org/Advertising-Sponsorships-Strategic-Alliance-Partners to learn more about sponsorship opportunities with MPI-WI.


 
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