Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

…It’s our 35th anniversary. Why not celebrate?
We’ve had the Time of Our Lives with the Thriller that MPIKC truly is. We’re going to show our True Colors and drink some Red, Red Wine at this years Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. We’re going to have fun, With or Without You, but Like a Prayer, we hope you join us. Get the hint?

IT’s 80’s NIGHT!

Join us as we celebrate our chapter’s 35th anniversary, dating us back to 1981. Enjoy a fun evening with MPIKC, as we dance the night away with band Retroactive and celebrate the achievements of our members and our chapter at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

Registration begins at 5:00pm along with games, live music, and networking. Networking will be followed by food, drinks, our auction, installation of the soon-to-be board members and recognition of award winning leaders.


Welcome New KCMPI Members!

MPIKC welcomed 5 new members in the month of April – welcome to the chapter!

First Name Last Name MPI Category Name
Julie Hensler Supplier Meeting Professional
Shirley James Meeting Management Professional – Planner
MK Kearney Student Unverified
Nikki Novotny Corporate Meeting Professional
Rhonda Soutter Corporate Meeting Professional


May Member Renewal Promos!

With over 17,000 members in 90 clubs and chapters, Meeting Professionals International is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. Use promo code MPISMMay17 to receive 10% off your new membership if you join before May 31. http://www.mpiweb.org/join

2017 MPIKC Silent Auction Opens May 15

The MPIKC online silent auction is back and open to bidders starting on May 15. View a sneak peek of the online auction today!  New items will be added everyday so check the site often.

Interested in donating an item for the auction?  Contact Devin Carver

WEC 2017 Chapter Challenge

To support our WEC and membership goals MPI is offering chapters 2 fun and rewarding challenges that support WEC with event marketing, sharing the WEC story and creating opportunities to help our chapters grow and retain their members. Click here for more details! The WEC 2017 Chapter Challenge will officially end on May 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST.

MPI Academy Catalog

What is the MPI Academy? It is the one-stop shop for members for meeting and event industry skill training, CE credits and certificate courses.  Features live and on-demand instructor-led courses and webinars – its the perfect resource for the job you have or the job you want!

Visit http://academy.mpiweb.org/mpi/ for more information or download a copy of the catalog.

The FUNraising Committee presents THE VEGAS BABY! RAFFLE!

Purchase one ticket for $30 OR purchase three tickets for $75. Two winners will be selected to win:

  • $200.00 Airline Voucher
  • Complimentary room accommodation for two (2) nights at one of Caesars stunning Las Vegas properties
  • Dinner for two (2) at one of Caesars fine restaurants (valued at $500.00, Guy Fiery’s, Gordon Ramsey, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, etc.)
  • Two (2) show tickets to a Caesars Entertainment owned show (J Lo, Brittney Spears, more coming up)

Purchase your winning tickets today!

Changes to CMP-IS:  Impacts for May 2017 Exam and Beyond

What does this change mean for those taking the May 2017 exam and subsequent exams? Really, just a change in the emphasis or numbers of items (exam questions) in some domains, and the elimination of Domain J items (2 questions, replaced by the CMP Code of Ethics).

There are a few new skill statements, however, addition of items to the CMP exam occurs over time. The writing of new items, whether for a new skill or for established ones, goes through a rigorous process before they are included as items on an exam. That includes subject matter expert (CMP) writing, psychometric re-writes, Item Review panel analysis, confirmation of references in study texts, pretesting, more statistical analysis, more committee review and, finally, live testing.

In summary, candidates should not be concerned or expecting major changes with this iteration of the CMP-IS.

Crosswalk of changes to CMP-IS


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