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[ PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE BY MARILEE A. SONNEMAN, CMP, DMCP FOUNDER SPOTLIGHT SOJOURNS 2016-2017 MPINCC PRESIDENT ] Commit. Inspire. Make a Difference. T "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin This is not the President's Message I had planned to write. Plans change.  This President's Message comes amidst a long goodbye to my precious mother. My style icon, my exemplar, my conscience. Through a long- and well-lived life, through triumphs and tribulations, Mommy has remained staunch, steadfast, and true. Committed to causes, to community, to country. Devoted to friends, to family, to faith. This gracious, godly lady of the Greatest Generation is forged of steel - steel bends, but does not break. She is my inspiration. Do you wonder how to inspire others? How to commit to that which matters? How to make a difference? MPI Northern California Chapter answers these important questions with abundant opportunities.   Mommy has been proud of the service to MPI. She heralded the news when her daughter was named MPINCC Meeting Professional of the Year on June 6, 2012 (literally - she called the newspaper editor). Over the years, she has enjoyed hearing about Chapter events and Global experiences.  Randi Zuckerberg's keynote at the 2016-2017 kick-off Professional Education Program on August 18, 2016? Exhilarating. Laura Schwartz's election season keynote at the upcoming Professional Education Program on October 12? Exciting. Eleven - yes,  that's right, 11 - CSR activities planned throughout this program year? Encouraging. This is the year - your year - to light the spark. To commit. To inspire. To make a difference. Whether as a year-long Committee member or as a day-of program volunteer for one hour. Come Rise and Shine as together we Educate, Engage, IGNITE! P.S. Call your mother. ● Thank You to MPINCC's Sponsors Platinum Sponsors Avista Event Production ColorZone Commercial Graphics/Exhibits CORT Event Furnishings Cvent Giants Enterprises 6 | P E R S P E C T I V E | www.mpincc.org Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Mosaic Global Transportation Orange Photography San Francisco Travel Association Visit San Jose Gold Sponsors BizBash Media IMEX America Projection Presentation Technology http://www.mpincc.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MPI Perspective - Fall 2016

President’s Message
Innovation Corner
The Challenges of Planning Smaller Meetings
10 Ways to Millennial-ize Your Meetings
MPI WEC 2016: Scholarship Recipients Share Their Experiences
Thought Leadership
What’s Trending in Event Design
POV
New Member Spotlight
Destination: Denver
MPINCC New Members
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - President’s Message
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - Innovation Corner
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - The Challenges of Planning Smaller Meetings
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MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - 10 Ways to Millennial-ize Your Meetings
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - 11
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - MPI WEC 2016: Scholarship Recipients Share Their Experiences
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - 13
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - Thought Leadership
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MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - What’s Trending in Event Design
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - POV
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - New Member Spotlight
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - Destination: Denver
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MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - MPINCC New Members
MPI Perspective - Fall 2016 - Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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