MPI: Your Runway to Success
Spring Education

Take the Lead and Watch Your Career Take Off at MPI-WI Spring 2013 Education Day at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport.

Your ticket to success starts on Thursday, May 9th when MPI Wisconsin presents an engaging day of education as we collaborate with the National Speakers Association, bringing you a Flashpoint filled with a host of great speakers.

We are honored to welcome Cindy D'Aoust, Chief Operating Officer of Meeting Professionals International to speak to us about the meetings industry.

Shawna Suckow, CMP Founder & President of SPIN, The Senior Planner Industry Network, will also join us and present Meetings 3.0 in a way you have never heard before.



Wednesday, May 8, 2012
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
Milwaukee, WI


—PM —  
1:00-3:00 2012-2013 Board of Directors Meeting
Sabre Ballroom
3:00-5:00 2013-2014 Board of Directors Meeting
Sabre Ballroom
5:30-7:00 V.I.V. Reception
Reception and Volunteer Recognition
Altitude Lounge/Restaurant


Thursday, May 9, 2012 
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
Milwaukee, WI

— AM —  
7:30-8:00 Registration, Breakfast, Vendor Showcase, and Silent Auction Opens
Concorde Ballroom B/C
8:00-8:15 General Session
Concorde Ballroom B/C
8:15-9:00 MPI Update
– Cindy D’Aoust, COO, MPI
Concorde Ballroom B/C
9:15-10:15 Meetings 3.0: Enough’s Enough! No More Fluff or Boring Stuff
– Shawna Suckor, CMP

CMP Blueprint Topic Area: Strategic Planning;   Clock Hours: 1
Concorde Ballroom B/C
10:15-10:30 Break

Morning Breakout

11:45-1:15pm Annual Meeting with Lunch & Networking
Team Announcements
Volunteer Activity
Concorde Ballroom B/C
— PM —  
1:15-2:15 Afternoon General Session
Creativity Plus: Using Music, Art, and other media to expand your range

– Bonnie Mattick

CMP Blueprint Topic Area: Strategic Planning;   Clock Hours: 1
Concorde Ballroom B/C
2:15-2:30 Break – Silent Auction Closing

Afternoon Breakout

4:00-4:15 Networking wrap-up and Raffle Drawings
Lobby Lounge

Speakers and Education
Location, Map, Lodging
Member Registration
Nonmember Registration
Print/Fax/Mail Registration
Community Outreach
Tell a Colleague

Our Hosts

Crowne Plaza


Program Sponsor

Thomas Press





3tree Marketing Company

Potawatomi Casino Hotel


Designed Especially For You


Event Pricing


  Early-Bird     Late (after 05/03/2013)
Wednesday-Only Reception: $15  
Thursday Conference (includes Wednesday reception)
Member: $119 $129
Non-Member: $159 $169
Student Member: $45 $55

Location, Map, and Lodging

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
6401 S 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
Property Website

Room Rate: $82
Cut-off date: May 1, 2013


Community Outreach

Food drive for Hunger Task Force, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.
43% of our children in Milwaukee are living in poverty and suffer with food insecurity. You can help by donating healthy kid friendly foods!
Examples of kid friendly items:
  • Easy dinners such as boxed Hamburger Helper, Mac & Cheese…etc – there are some nice brands out there that have whole grain options
  • PB & J
  • Fruit cups – good for lunches, easy to open – look for the kind that states ‘in fruit juice’ instead of syrup
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Granola & granola bars
  • Natural fruit snacks
Also, for every 5 food items you bring you will receive a raffle ticket for a special giveaway.
If you have any questions please contact Justine Alexander at