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Meeting Professionals International is recognized for providing premier education and professional development opportunities to its members and the meeting and event industry at large. MPI is excited to bring this educational program to those that are not necessarily a full-time meeting professional but who still have a need to gain the skill set for occasional oversight of meetings or events.

Have you just been tasked with running the leadership conference at your job? Did you just get assigned to manage a new training event within your organization? Or, have you been planning board meetings for a few years but want to be sure you are keeping up to date with the latest trends and technology? This program will provide a quick and easy plan for your meeting and event needs, or it will improve your existing skills.

Plan Your Meetings

MPI has partnered with Plan Your Meetings to bring you Basics Boot Camp: Meeting Fundamentals to develop this program. Plan Your Meetings is the leading expert in providing education and networking assistance to those just starting out. Everything they do is designed to educate, empower and inspire you.


"'Planner' isn’t part of my title, but I plan meetings of fewer than 100 people. My boss suggested I sign up for this program, and I was afraid it might be too basic, but it wasn’t at all. I loved the contracting and RFP part of it. I enjoyed learning how to define my meeting and set S.M.A.R.T. objectives, too. I don’t have a lot of communication with the meeting stakeholders when they’re setting goals. But I want to be more involved now.

After 17 years in the meetings industry, there are still things that I haven’t touched, like speaker and transportation management, so I was looking forward to learning more about that, and it was covered very well.

I’m glad I came. I want to advance in my career and taking this meeting fundamentals boot camp was a great first step. I plan to continue my studies and eventually become a certified meeting professional."

---Sandy Palma, Lennox

Program Dates

PYM LIVE Atlanta
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, GA
Part 1 (Strategy and Sourcing)
March 15, 2017
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

$299 for MPI members/PYM Live attendees
$399 for non-members


MPI members & PYM Live attendees save $100!


World Education Congress
MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV
Part 1 (Strategy and Sourcing) and Part 2 (Design and Logistics)
Monday, June 19
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

$499 MPI Members/WEC Conference Attendees
$699 Non-Members/Non-Conference Attendees