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    • 04 Jun 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump - 12042 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
    June Networking & 2015-2016 Board Induction 
    Thursday, June 4, 2014


    Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

    12042 West Broad Street

    Richmond, VA 23233


    Topic: Maximize Your Membership

    Speaker:  Jeannie Power, CMP


    Are you getting everything you can out of your MPI Membership?  This session will provide a thorough overview of all the resources available to you through as an MPI member – at the global and local chapter levels.  


    • Receive global MPI updates and review the state of the organization
    • Explore both the MPI global and MPI Virginia websites to learn about education content and resources available to you
    • Learn the benefits of being an engaged member and how to get started

    Click here to register


    9:30am 11:00am Board Meeting 
    11:00am 11:30am  Registration/Networking 
    11:30 – 12:00pm  “Maximize your Membership”
    with Jeannie Power, CMP 
    12:00pm – 1:00pm  Lunch 
    1:00pm 1:30pm  Award Nominee Announcement and Installation of new Officers 

     


    Annual Award Nominations
     
    This year we are shaking things up and enhancing our awards celebration to now be part of our Annual Education Conference in August.  The annual awards will be a showcase evening event during the conference.  It will provide a wonderful stage to recognize our dedicated volunteers as well as provide a fun and exciting networking event!   

    In addition to some of our normal award categories we have also added some new categories that align with the MPI Global RISE Awards. Winners of these three awards will be nominated by the chapter for the MPI Global RISE awards in that category and have a shot at an international award.  
    Nominations will be open until May 27th. The top 3 nominees will be announced and recognized at the June Meeting. The final winner of each category will be announced At the Awards Event in August.

    Click here to nominate



    2015-2016 Board of Director Inductions

    Join us in congratulating the incoming MPI Virginia Board of Directors:  

    President: Jeff Schmid
    President-Elect: Chris Beck, CMP, CVP 
    Immediate Past President:
    Ariel Cole, CMP
    VP of Finance: Connie Brewer
    VP of Membership:
    Anita Chapman, CMP
    VP of Education:
    Colleen Briley
    VP of Communications: Linne DiIrio, CMP
    Director of Leadership Development:
    Lauran Dangler
    Director of Fundraising: Brittany Alger
    Director of Sponsorship:
    Megan Hazzard
    Director of Recruitment:
    Barry Shapiro
    Director of Member Care:
    Brandon Johnson
    Director of Monthly Meetings: Rebecca Smith, CGMP  

    The 2015-2016 Board of Directors will be inducted by Past President, Christi Ruddy, CMP.







    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


    MPI Virginia Chapter (VAMPI)


    Welcomes you to Unleash your WILD side…
    at the 2015 MPI Virginia Chapter Annual Conference


    Get ready for a fun filled, action packed conference at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg!  Not only will you have a lot of fun, but you can also earn up to 9 credit hours towards your CMP.          
                                  
    We know you will HOWL when you see the rate the lodge is offering for their family suites and hope you will have your friends and family join you for a nice weekend of fun before school starts.  Reserve your family suite now by visiting http://www.greatwolf.com/williamsburg/waterpark , Group code: 25thvampi to get the $109, plus tax rate (resort fee is waived) and rate is valid 2 days pre/post stays.
                         
    Registration for the conference will be opening soon on our site, www.vampiweb.org , however, Sponsorships are already being sold now.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Colleen Briley (cbriley@visitnorfolktoday.com) or Megan Seagram (megan@seagramssystems.com) Annual Conference Co-Chairs.  
                               
    TENTATIVE AGENDA: 

    Wednesday, 8/19/15
    7:30pm

    Howl in One
    Putt Putt Golf Tournament   

     Thursday, 8/20/15
    10:00am -New Member Orientation
    11:00am –Registration & Networking
    12:00pm-1:30pm –Welcome Lunch with Chris Young
    1:45pm-2:45pm –Choice of Two Breakout Sessions
    3:00pm-4:00pm –Choice of Two Breakout Sessions
    5:00pm-7:30pm –Annual Awards Dinner    Friday, 8/21/15
    8:30am-9:30am –Breakfast with Speaker
    9:45am-11:45am –Choice of Two Breakout Sessions
    12:00pm-1:00pm –Closing Lunch with Prizes & Announcements
       

    Swim, Splash & Slide

    The adventure of a lifetime awaits…

    Our massive, 84-degree indoor water park contains thousands of square feet of family fun,from jaw-dropping slides for the thrill seekers to zero-depth entry playgrounds for the little ones.  Splash the day away while creating unforgettable memories – together!


    Great Wolf Lodge is offering exclusive extended hours to the park for all MPI Members and Families on Thursday, August 20th from  9:00pm – 11:00pm in Bear Track Landing Waterpark.  


    The cost is free, however due to the magnitude of the event – we are asking for all guests who plan to come register separately for this event.







    • 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

07 May 2015 May Education: The Most Overlooked Contract Clauses You Can't Afford to Ignore
29 Apr 2015 April Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let's Talk Best Practices!
28 Apr 2015 MPI After Five
28 Apr 2015 VAMPI 2015 Annual Board Retreat
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