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    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 29 Apr 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Virginia Beach, VA
    2015 MPI Virginia Board Retreat

    Tuesday, April 28-29, 2015

    Events in 2 Walkable Locations:       
    Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
    3501 Atlantic Ave
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (Retreat Meeting & some sleeping rooms)

    Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach  
    3900 Atlantic Ave
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    (Tuesday Dinner & some sleeping rooms)

    Cost
    :    FREE!
     
    Who should attend?
    Invitations will be sent to the invited attendees for this meeting when registration is on website. 
     
    Breakfast & Lunch for both days and dinner on Tuesday night is included in this meeting package from our sponsors!

    Click here to Register!

    Retreat Agenda
    Full agenda coming soon!
    Dates and times subject to change as agenda is set.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    9:30am-4:30pm
    Retreat            
    4:30pm-6:00pm MPI After 5 Event 
    6:00pm  Board Dinner 

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    8:00am-2:00pm
    Retreat            


    How can I book a room?
    Room charges are the responsibility of each individual board member.  The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront  and the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach Inn is offering a very generous discounted rate of $89 per night!  

    For reservations, call or email Connie Brewer at cbrewer@coastalha.com and she will assist you in getting the room.






    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront 3501 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
    Please join us for our MPI After Five
    Social & Networking Event


    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
    3501 Atlantic Ave
    Virginia Beach, VA 23541

    Click Here to Register

    Come and meet your Virginia Chapter of MPI Leadership!

    Hors d'oeuvres and Cocktails will be served
    MPI members are encouraged to bring 1 guest

     


    • 07 May 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Richmond International Raceway 600 E. Laburnum Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

    Host Sponsor
     
     
     
    The Most Overlooked Contract Clauses You Can't Afford to Ignore

    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm


    Richmond International Raceway
    600 E. Laburnum Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23222

    Click here to register

    Speaker:  Josh Grimes

    Click here to learn more about the speaker


    In today's meeting contracts planners and suppliers protect themselves with so many detailed provisions written in hard-to-understand Legaleze that there are almost too many to focus on.  The result is that some critical clauses don't receive the attention they deserve during negotiations - and others are overlooked entirely.  This session will explore the most misunderstood bur critical contract clauses. 

    Learner Objectives: 
    1) Review the essential risk management provisions in meeting contracts, with a new understanding of their meeting, the key words to look for, and how the provisions can be revised to better protect your organization. 
    2) Create a "force majeure" clause tailored to the particular needs of your organization and the risks that your attendees face when deciding whether or not to travel to your meetings. 
    3) Replace old and obsolete contract clauses with new provisions that meeting the challenges and threats associated with meetings in 2015 and beyond. 

    CMP-IS:  Domain H: Site Management, Skill 22: Manage Meeting or Event Site ( 1 Clock Hour)

    Schedule
     9:30am - 11:00am       Board Meeting
     11:00am - 11:30am     Registration & Networking
     11:30am - 12:30pm     Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm       Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:

    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund



    Josh Grimes
    Speaker

    • 04 Jun 2015
    • (EDT)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA
    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    Location: TBD - Richmond, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD




    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 20 Jul 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Jul 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 North Parham Road, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23294
    Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International
    in Partnership with VirginiaTech
    presents The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) 2015 Boot Camp


    July 20-21, 2015

    9:00am - 5:00pm both days


    Virginia Tech Richmond Center
    2810 N Parham Road, Suite 300
    Richmond, VA 23294


    Click here to Register

    The boot camp will include intensive sessions covering the recommended texts used to prepare for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP®) exam. This session will prepare you to negotiate efficiently and effectively while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Participants will walk away with skills and tools to be prepared for their certification exam and show the ROI of their new skills. This course earns 14.0 Clock Hours (1.40 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application! 


    Cost (for 2 days): 
    $175 for VAMPI Members

    $200 for Non-Members


    Meetings and events account for more than $120 billion in annual business volume in the United States alone. Their economic value as an enabler and facilitator of business and policy decisions is far broader.* This is one of the most important and expensive areas in business

    Instructor:  Ann Buhl, CMP

    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to:  ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund


    **The information you provide is subject to the Freedom of Information Act guidelines.
    **Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
    • 20 Aug 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg

    Save the Date!

    VAMPI Annual Education Conference & Awards Ceremony

    August 20-21, 2015

    Location: Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg


    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA
    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD - Richmond, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


    Schedule

     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 05 Nov 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD - Hampton Roads, VA
    Thursday, November 5, 2015
    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD - Hampton Roads, VA

    Topic: TBD

    Speaker:  TBD


    Schedule

     9:30am - 11:00am Board Meeting 
     11:00am - 11:30am Registration & Networking 
     11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Education


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

    • 23 Nov 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 North Parham Road, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23294
    Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International
    in Partnership with VirginiaTech
    presents The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) 2015 Boot Camp


    November 23-24, 2015

    9:00am - 5:00pm both days


    Virginia Tech Richmond Center
    2810 N Parham Road, Suite 300
    Richmond, VA 23294


    Click here to Register

    The boot camp will include intensive sessions covering the recommended texts used to prepare for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP®) exam. This session will prepare you to negotiate efficiently and effectively while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Participants will walk away with skills and tools to be prepared for their certification exam and show the ROI of their new skills. This course earns 14.0 Clock Hours (1.40 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application! 


    Cost (for 2 days): 
    $175 for VAMPI Members

    $200 for Non-Members


    Meetings and events account for more than $120 billion in annual business volume in the United States alone. Their economic value as an enabler and facilitator of business and policy decisions is far broader.* This is one of the most important and expensive areas in business

    Instructor:  Ann Buhl, CMP

    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to:  ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund


    **The information you provide is subject to the Freedom of Information Act guidelines.
    **Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • TBD - Richmond, VA

    VAMPI Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser

    Thursday, December 3, 2015
    10:30am - 1:30pm

    Location: TBD

    Schedule

     9:00am - 10:30am Board Meeting 
     10:30am - 11:00am Registration, Silent auction & Networking 
     11:00am - 12:30pm Luncheon and Silent auction
     12:30pm - 1:30pm Auction check out


    Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund


Past events

05 Mar 2015 March Education: Let Us Break Bread Together: Using Food in your Recipe for Success
19 Feb 2015 VAMPI CMP Recognition Reception
05 Feb 2015 February Education: Do it Well. Make it Fun.
28 Jan 2015 January Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: 2015 Meetings Outlook
08 Jan 2015 State of the Industry with Kevin Kirby, MPI International Chairman of the Board
11 Dec 2014 Holiday Luncheon and Auction Fundraiser: Members may bring a guest for free!
06 Dec 2014 EDMARC Gift Wrapping Community Service Project
24 Nov 2014 CMP Boot Camp
14 Nov 2014 November Education: Leveraging Social Media for Planners & Suppliers
07 Nov 2014 VAMPI Mid-Year Board Retreat
04 Nov 2014 November Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Contracts!
01 Oct 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum 2014-2015 Kick-Off
11 Sep 2014 September: Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture
13 Aug 2014 2014 VAMPI/HSMAI Annual Education Conference
21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference