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MPI Cascadia Agenda

Draft Agenda. Speakers & Sessions Subject to Change.
Day 1 - Sunday, March 8
Day 2 - Monday, March 9
Day 3 - Tuesday, March 10

MPI Cascadia 2020 Service Project

#TogetherWeCanChangeTheWorld MPI Cascadia Educational Conference is a fellowship of event and hospitality professionals.  Our communities are what drive tourism and are what support our industry.  It is our responsibility to support...
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Hosted Buyer Program

The 2020 MPI Cascadia Educational Conference is the premier location for Planners and Suppliers to create meaningful connections. A carefully curated mix of Planners and Suppliers can participate in 8-minute...
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Opening Keynote “The Game-Winning 3” – Making It Count… In Business and In Life

Description: Success can be defined in its simplest form as making life better for someone else. Whether it comes in creating a better product, helping to relieve someone’s stress or...
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Davlin Keynote
Dave Davlin

Solutions Circle – Tired of the Talking Head

Description: Are you tired of the boring brainstorming session?  Unproductive commiseration sessions?  Solution Circle is the brainstorming session reinvented.  Using the collective knowledge of your peers, experience an enhanced, experientially...
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Tara Liaschenko, CMM

Being Fit Will Change The Game!

Description: Objective: My objective is to introduce to the delegate the importance of moving daily, followed by easy, actionable steps to improve their health. Nothing is benign. Every action or...
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Tracy Steen

Make Your Event Content More Accessible and Inclusive

Description: Event audiences are diverse and the content presented at events is critical. Unfortunately, this really important content is not always made to be accessible and inclusive for these diverse...
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Hilary Laney

Engagement Evolution: How Design Affects the Mind

Tara Liaschenko Description: Lack of engagement costs employers billions of dollars each year. It can also cost you your job if your audience disengages. A high level of engagement leads...
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Tara Liaschenko, CMM

Food for Thought – Sensory Learning at “The Kitchen Counter”

Imagine an educational and interactive stage built like a kitchen counter; surrounded by the delectable senses triggered by food? This year at MPI Cascadia, Trevor Lui will be providing open...
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CMP 101

If you’re considering getting your CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation but don’t know where to start, this session is for you. We’ll go over the basics of what the designation...
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1st Timer’s Reception with MPI Board Members

As a first time attendee, we invite you to attend a pre-mixer to the opening reception.  Join MPI Cascadia Educational Conference Committee members and MPI Board Members at an early...
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Welcome Game Night At The Trade Show!

Roll the dice and move three spaces to the Convention Center on March 8th at 6:30 PM for the Game Night and Trade Show opening reception. Get in the Cascadia...
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Game Night Featuring Poker

What started off as a friendly, late-night poker game between good friends at Cascadia, has turned in to the must-attend after-hours party at the conference. At the heart of the...
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Trade Show & Breakfast Keynote: 2020 Vision, 3 Keys to Building a Dynamic Brand

Description: In today’s social media-driven society, it’s imperative that you stand out and break through all of the noise that’s overwhelming your clients. If you’re feeling lost and struggling to...
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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

Mastering Your Digital Footprint: Expanding Your Brand in the Social Space

In this session, we’ll talk about to bring your brand to life through color, style and energy to attract your ideal client and communicate the essence of your business, services...
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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Carol Parker Walsh

Make It Count: Uncovering The Strategies to What Matters Most

Description: In his presentation “The Game-Winning 3”, speaker/author Dave Davlin shares that the scorecard of true success is built upon three elements … The Person You Become, The Memories You Create and The...
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Davlin Keynote
Dave Davlin

Removing Our Rose-colored Glasses: Incorporating Diversity in the Event Industry

Description: Both planners and suppliers make up the hospitality industry – our jobs revolve around serving people. But are we actively serving all people? Is your event or venue really...
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Chase Brunson, CMP

Lunch Keynote: The Hero’s Journey, Philip Folsom

Keynote Description: Folsom TribeWork has synthesized best practices across disciplines such as anthropology, tribal behavior (human and animal, most especially the wolfpack), psychological archetypes, mythology and human performance to deliver...
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Keynote Philip Folsom
Philip Folsom

Industry Ethics: Who’s Looking? Does it Matter?®

Description: Business ethics, under scrutiny generally, are a greater issue as companies work to ensure compliance for public relations and to ensure that their shareholders approve their actions. In our...
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Joan Eisenstodt

Part 1: The Greatest Show – Come Alive: How to build capacity by marshaling the energy secrets of winning athletes.

Janet McNaughton, of Lasting Impressions, combines one of Harvard Business Review’s best case studies of all time with the song “Come Alive” from the movie The Greatest Showman to provide...
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Part 2: The Greatest Show – Come Alive: How to build capacity by marshaling the energy secrets of winning athletes.

Janet McNaughton, of Lasting Impressions, combines one of Harvard Business Review’s best case studies of all time with the song “Come Alive” from the movie The Greatest Showman to provide...
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Archetypes of Kinship and Goalsetting

The map and north star of human kinship and relationships. The Archetypes are the most ancient and powerful structure that holds our society and species together. This transformational system defines...
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Keynote Philip Folsom
Philip Folsom

Power Panel: Sex Trafficking Behind the Scenes

Description: Human sex trafficking is modern-day slavery and it’s happening right here in Central Oregon. It is said, that next to drug dealing, trafficking humans has become the second largest...
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Hosted Buyer Program

The 2020 MPI Cascadia Educational Conference is the premier location for Planners and Suppliers to create meaningful connections. A carefully curated mix of Planners and Suppliers can participate in 8-minute...
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Digital Escape Room

Digital Escape Rooms are the intersection of team, collaboration and heart. Have you heard or experienced an escape room? Have you used an escape room for networking and learning? Would...
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John Chen

Closing Gala Dinner & Auction

Join us for our Night Under the Stars closing gala and silent auction. This celestial soiree promises to be an evening of connections and wishes granted.  The festivities will include...
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CMP 101

If you’re considering getting your CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation but don’t know where to start, this session is for you. We’ll go over the basics of what the designation...
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Aren’t All Events Parties?: How to Leverage Events into Better Marketing Tools

Description: Elyse Stoner, an award-winning marketing expert, practitioner and author, partners with organizations that want to measure and increase their events’ ROM (Return on the Moment) through strategic marketing initiatives....
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Elyse Stoner

Brunch & Closing Keynote – Vision to Action: Moving Forward®

Through ideas and interactions, observations and reflections, we’ve spent time with peers and our environment learning what can be. In our heads, we’ve agreed, disagreed, or perhaps only thought of...
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Joan Eisenstodt

2020 Vision: Scaling New Heights