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 


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.


May 3, 2017

MPIKC Ham-Bingo

Hamburger Mary’s

Join us for a night of bingo and burgers and help raise money for MPIKC! MPIKC is partnering with Hamburger Mary’s to raise money for our chapter. This event does not require registration and is completely open to members, friends and family! There’s no fee for attending, just buy your bingo cards and food/drink and have a super FABULOUS night with the QUEENS of Hamburger Mary’s…your night is sure to be a DRAG!!!

This event is a great opportunity for suppliers to invite their customers and treat them to a relaxed night of burgers, booze and bingo!


June 1, 2017

2016-2017 MPIKC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Overland Park Convention Center


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

March 7, 2017

Membership Appreciation Event

McCormick & Schmick’s

February 23, 2017

Hot Topics – Meeting Planner & Supplier Roundtable Educational Program

Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott KC Downtown


January 19, 2017

State of the Industry Breakfast Meeting

Union Station

See past events: 2016  |   2015   |   2014