Poker Tournament

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 tournament is a good laugh, a bit of friendly competition, and the love of a really good time.

Time to get your poker face on! Ante up to claim your winning seat at this year’s poker tournament.

Space is limited, registered today!


play & Party package

  • One free buy-in
  • Late night noshes
  • 2 drink tickets
  • Prizes



  • 2 drink tickets
  • Late night noshes
  • Networking
  • Shenanigans


Play & Party Package

  • One buy-in
  • Late night noshes
  • 2 drink tickets
  • Prizes

About Jim

Jim Cacabelos, CMP was a beloved member of the MPI family. A member since 1988, JC, as he was known to many, served as a board member for the Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) from 1999-2000 and 2006-2007. His most notable contribution to the organization was co-founding of the Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) certification study group. He taught classes to regional meeting planners and suppliers on a volunteer basis to earn a CMP certification. His lessons were known to be both humorous and engaging.

Along with his contributions to MPI, at his various professional stops, he took it upon himself to mentor dozens of young professionals who were entering the tourism and hospitality industry. Known both as a “connector” and a “ray of sunshine” in the Seattle-area tourism industry, James “Jim” Cacabelos, died in 2017 while vacationing in Honolulu, Hawaii, due to a massive brain aneurysm and subsequent cardiac failure. He was 58 years old.