MPI and MPIKC together are “Committed to Educational Leadership”

MPIKC gathers monthly for educational programs and networking events that allow members to evolve their careers to positions of influence while developing new and powerful partnerships. MPIKC is a family of people who choose to work together, to share information, to mentor each other and to create lasting connections. We are a group who has fun together working on business deals, volunteering on committees, and reconnecting at monthly events.

Upcoming Programs and Events 

 February 23, 2017

Hot Topics – Meeting Planner & Supplier Roundtable Educational Program

Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott KC Downtown

The Television Show “The View” has nothing on our “Hot Topics”! MPIKC presents “Hot Topics – Meeting Planner & Suppler Roundtable Discussions.” Meeting Planners & Suppliers will discuss and deep dive into topics.

It will be a fun and beneficial afternoon held at the new Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center

Register today!


March 7, 2017

Membership Appreciation Event

McCormick & Schmick’s

MPIKC is celebrating YOU, our members!  Come join us on Tuesday, March 7th from 5pm-7pm at McCormick & Schmick’s on the Plaza.  It will be a fun evening full of drinks, delicious food and great networking!  Don’t miss the opportunity to let MPIKC show our appreciation and recognize those with milestone anniversaries. Register today!



March 5-7, 2017


Granada, Spain

EMEC 2017 is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of effective learning and collaboration, and this is reflected in its education design. From “a-ha” general sessions to labs and workshops, EMEC is an immersive learning experience that gives you new ideas, keeps you current on industry trends and creates new pathways and opportunities for your events and your career.




April 4, 2017

MPIKC Professional Educational Conference

Kansas City Convention Center

PEC 2017 is designed to focus on connecting you with industry experts through keynotes, creative breakouts and panel discussions as well as rewarding networking sessions.


June 19-22, 2017

MPI World Education Congress (WEC)

Las Vegas, MGM Grand

The 2017 World Education Congress takes place June 19-22 in Las Vegas. For the past several years, participants have given the WEC education and event experience A+ ratings! By attending, you’ll gain access to the world’s largest community of meeting and event professionals and be able to share not only best practices, but next-practices so you can learn from each other and improve the way you work. Register today



Program Registration

Members: $39 early-bird/$49 regular fee Non-members: $49 early/$59 regular Students: Complimentary early/$15 regular

RegOnline partners with MPIKC to provide online registration services. MPIKC members will receive an event invitation via e-mail. You may register via the link in the e-mail or through the event registration link on this page.

For non-MPIKC programs, please contact the appropriate sponsoring organization for more information or to register. Please report any problems with the registration process, thank you!

Special registration fees apply for some events, check the registration link for specific fees.

Registration is required three (3) business day in advance of the event. Registrations received after this date will be considered regular registration. Payment is required in advance or on-site.

Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. No-shows will be billed any unpaid registration fees. Payment options include personal check, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. See specific event invitation for details; rules may vary by event.

Cancellations must be received three (3) business days in advance of event in order to receive a refund or to not be billed. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within three (3) business days of the event.

2017: Past Events Archive

January 19, 2017

State of the Industry Breakfast Meeting

Union Station

See past events: 2016  |   2015   |   2014