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YOUR COMMUNITY CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT Asian Fusion MPI has signed an agreement with the Beijing Tourism Administration to expand its presence in China—and throughout the Asian market— by collaborating on education, regional staff and member growth and services. The announcement came on the heels of new educational efforts in Hong Kong and significant member growth in Japan. Nine Asian meeting professionals recently earned MPI’s Global Certificate in Meeting and Business Events II at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the MPI Japan Club has attained chapter status following significant growth in regional membership. University Challenge proposals for fictional events, which are then judged regionally. Schroeder will now travel to IMEX 2011 in Frankfurt to participate in the international competition. Schroeder recently earned her associate’s degree in meeting and event management from Madison College with the ultimate goal of planning large international events—such as the Olympic Games. IMEX offered 30 scholarships to U.S. and Canadian students to attend the WEC and the Future Leaders Forum this year. Nearly 3,700 students have passed through the program since its launch in 2003, attending one of 14 forums held annually worldwide. When people ask Gen Y, Jill Schroeder asks Y Not? The recent Madison College grad won the University Challenge at the World Education Congress (WEC) in Vancouver this summer with an event proposal targeting Gen Y attendees. And while the brief focused on goals, education and format, Schroeder also addressed sustainability and environmental impact. The challenge—sponsored by the IMEX-MPI Future Leaders Forum— invites students to create 90 one+ 09.10 > CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT Rocky Road Trip The members have spoken: Bring events to me. A survey of the MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter shows that members want networking events in outlying areas, a benefit for people who can’t attend Denver events on a regular basis. So, membership director Joyce Reilly, who formed a committee to take on the challenge, booked two Road Shows for the 20092010 year—one at the Colorado Springs Crowne Plaza Hotel and the other at Copper Mountain Resort. The events served as catalysts to increased communication among members. Delegates used the meet-ups as an opportunity to share ideas with chapter leadership, and even set up carpools for attending monthly education in Denver. The chapter will build on the program during the 2010-2011 year with additional events. Visit www. for times, dates and locations. Register for EMEC Visit to register for the European Meetings & Events Conference, Feb. 13-15 in Düsseldorf. Design a personal educational path and establish career-making connections essential to modernizing your meeting strategy. Designed specifically with the European event industry in mind, you and your peers will learn from foremost event experts, dialogue about current challenges and create a future for the industry in Europe and beyond. Get Your Webinar On Beginning this October, MPI and IMEX bring you new online education on the quest for talent, CSR, the future of meetings and strategic meetings management. Visit for full details.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + September 2010

One + September 2010
Energy of Many
Share Your Mind
Thoughts + Leaders
Five Years Later
What You Missed
Top Spots
TMI at Your Peril
Men Behaving Badly
You Can Go Your Own Way
Falling for Food
Breaking Bread
Community Service
Controlled Chaos
The Quick Guide to Keeping Your Top Talent
Generation Why
What’s the Right Risk?
Let’s Talk
Get an (Economic) World View
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + September 2010