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Why MPIWSC Members Joined

SarahBeth Donaghy16 17
SarahBeth Donaghy, member since June 2012
  • The great network of local industry suppliers and fellow planners
  • The education opportunities that help me grow professionally
  • The opportunity to be a part of our industry beyond my day job
SarahCarter16 17
Sarah Carter, CMP, member since June 2012
  • To meet my peers in the industry
  • To have access to so many educational events to help further my career growth
  • To have fun!
Katy Radelich, CMP, member since August 2005
  • For the networking opportunities, both professionally and personally
  • For the education, I wanted to become a CMP
  • For the opportunities to volunteer and learn new skills
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Join MPI

Your Path to Success

Joining MPI

Types of Members
  • Planners
  • Suppliers
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Dual Membership
  • Group Membership
Membership Pricing
Supplier $529  $479 
Planner $409 $359 
Letters to Boss - Why You Should Join MPI

Getting to Know MPI

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization helps its members thrive by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 18,500 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs in 22 countries worldwide. Visit www.mpiweb.org.
MPI Vision & Mission
To provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities, business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.

MPI Global Benefits

Chapter Affiliation
  • Meet local colleagues and potential clients
  • Attend networking or special events, seminars, regional conferences, certification study groups
  • Local educational opportunities
  • And more....
MPI Member Directory
Grow your client base or connect with peers through MPI's Directory. You’ll have unlimited use and can search for members, send messages, and see who else is connected.
MPI Supplier Marketplace
Comprehensive guide to finding everything you would need to plan a meeting or event around the world!
MPI's Family of Publications
  • Award-winning magazine The Meeting Professional™
  • MPIWeb.org
  • MPIpulse weekly e-newsletter
  • MPIspotlight bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Blogs and Message Boards
MPI Speaker Resource
  • Recently launched
  • Members get MPI Verified speakers who are fellow members, subject matter experts, and provide discounts.
MPI Career Connections
  • Members can post new jobs, surf jobs as they are added or even add your own resume
  • Members see new job postings instantly, where as non-members see them after two weeks
Certification Support 
  • CMM Designation Program - the first and only collaborative designation for meeting and travel professionals
    • Learn critical business skills like risk mitigation, business analytics and compliance, strategic negotiation and more
    • More details at www.mpiweb.org/CMM
  • CMP Resources
    • Study Groups, Professional Development on Demand, Online transcript & discount on CMP Study Kit
  • MPI Health Care Meeting Compliance Certificate
    • Focus on areas such as; compliance management skills, terminology, process reporting, Transfer of Values, compliance regulations
    • Designed for the working adult and can be completed in 4-hour session
    • Will provide you with HMCC credentials
MPI Foundation
The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them with professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships.  The MPI Foundation propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding research initiatives that support the strategic plan of MPI.
Commitment to Global Education
  • World Education Congress 
  • European Meetings & Events Conference
  • IMEX America Smart Monday powered by MPI
  • Incentive Works - Canada Meetings & Events Show
  • HSMAI's Meet
Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence
  • 3 award categories:  Individuals, Communities and Organizations
Strategic Meetings Management
Online library of resources, more details at www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Research/SMM/SMMLibrary
Meetings Outlook
  • A quarterly report on industry trends which is one of the most watched reports used by executives and independent planners to help them prepare for the future
  • Focuses on current and future trends that affect our profession and allows you to adjust your businss before issues arise

MPI Member Services

972-702-3053 ext 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Program

Break into the industry and build your network now!

It’s never too early to start preparing for your future. The meeting and event industry is an over $18 billion industry, and with 80 chapters and clubs worldwide, MPI is one of the most influential professional organizations for meeting planners and suppliers. By joining MPI Washington State Chapter as a student member, not only will you have the opportunity to attend top-quality educational programs and professional development sessions, but you will also enjoy the benefit of connecting with industry professionals and other students from around the world.

Membership Qualifications

* Must be enrolled in a certificate, undergraduate or graduate program. Proof of enrollment must be received by MPI before a student can be accepted into membership and upon renewal in order to sustain a student membership

* Student membership fees are $40 per membership year. Students are eligible for a student-in-transition program upon graduation, allowing the student to grow incrementally from a student membership rate to the full membership rate over a period of 3 years

* Visit the MPI International website to download the membership form. If you have any questions, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* Scholarship opportunities are also available for membersehip. Download the application and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Student Mentor Program

In an effort to create an environment for building valuable relationships, MPIWSC introduces the Student Mentor Program. For 6 months, student members will be paired up with an experienced planner or supplier member.

Students will learn aspects of the meeting and event industry, increase their chapter knowledge and involvement, and expand their professional and personal network. Professionals will develop leadership and management skills, gain valuable volunteer hours through MPI, and potentially have the opportunity to recruit the student to his or her company or for an associated affiliate.

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Want to get even more involved in MPI Washington State Chapter? If you are interested in working with meeting professionals on our Chapter events and also in gaining experience for your resume, then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Transfer Membership

Need to transfer your membership to another Chapter?

To change your Chapter membership, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call MPI Member Care at 972-702-3053 and request a Membership Profile Update Form.

Once you have completed the form, submit it either by email or fax:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax:    (972) 702-3065

Need to transfer your membership to another member?

Effective January 1, 2016 the membership transfer fee has been be reduced from $100 to $50.  Any member who wants to transfer the remaining months of their membership to another individual must contact the MPI Global Member Engagement Team to receive the proper paperwork (Kristie Estrada @ 972-702-3024, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Note: MPI memberships belong to an individual supplier or planner, even if the employer paid for the membership fee. However, if the employer pays for a membership and its employee leaves the company, the employer can take advantage of the Employer Complimentary Limited Membership - a free 3-month trial membership to MPI. For more information, please contact MPI Member Care at (972) 702-3053.

Affiliate Membership

Already part of another Chapter, but want to join MPI Washington State Chapter?

Thank you for your interest in the Washington State Chapter. If you are currently an MPI member with your main membership in another state, you can become an affiliate member of MPI Washington State Chapter for a $75 annual fee.

As an affiliate member, you will receive:

  • Member rate for all our Chapter's programs and events
  • Member rate for all our Chapter's advertisements
  • Opportunities for advertising & enhanced listing in the our Chapter's Supplier Directory
  • Access to the Member Directory of the our Chapter's website (member's only access) 
  • Listing in our Chapter's Supplier Directory
  • Any additional benefits as accorded and approved by our Chapter's Board of Directors

Simply complete the Affiliate Membership Application.  

If you are paying with a check, please send the check to after you have signed up:

MPI Washington State Chapter
120 State Avenue NE #303
Olympia, WA 98501

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Upcoming Events

Thu Dec 07 @ 5:30PM - 09:00PM
Annual Auction
Mon Jan 22 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Advanced Planner Roundtable
Tue Jan 30 @12:00AM
January Educational Program
Sun Mar 04 @12:00AM
Cascadia Educational Conference
Tue Apr 24 @12:00AM
April Educational Program