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Discover a Big Wild Life!

MPIKC is proud to announce an exciting fundraising raffle opportunity that is sponsored by Visit Anchorage Alaska!

MPIKC Fundraising Raffle is offering a trip that is on many people’s bucket list. Here is your chance to have a trip of a lifetime! Purchase your raffle ticket online here!

Winner will receive all of the following:

  • 2 nights lodging at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel
  • 2 nights lodging at the Hotel Captain Cook
  • 2 tickets to take the 26 Glacier Cruise
  • 2 tickets to the Alaska Railroad
  • 2 – $200 airline vouchers

Cost of raffle tickets: $30 for one ticket or $75 for three tickets

This trip is only valid and must be used between May 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018. Trip is valued over $2,300.

Winner will be announced at the MPIKC Professional Education Conference on April 10, 2018.

Rise Award Nominations are Open!Rise Award Logo

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence (RISE) Awards. The RISE Awards honor MPI’s very best and brightest from across the globe, celebrating the spirit of leadership, impact, and innovation.

Individual awards are peer-nominated and all nominees will be recognized. So, please take a moment of your time to submit a nomination today!

Award Categories Include:

Individual Achievement
– Member of the Year
– Young Professional Achievement
– Meeting Industry Leadership

Community Achievement (Chapters/Clubs)
– Innovative Educational Programming
– Membership Achievement
– Marketplace Excellence
– Industry Advocate

The current nominating period will be followed by the opportunity for those nominated to submit an application that will be reviewed by the RISE Awards Judging Panel. Winners will be celebrated at WEC 2018!

You may nominate several individuals or chapters for each award category and the nomination process is quick and easy.


Who will you nominate? Click on the Rise Award logo or here to submit your nomination!


Welcome New MPIKC Members!

First Name Last Name MPI Category Name
Brittany Davis Planner
Bob Foncannon Supplier
Stacey Price Supplier



MPI Academy

What is the MPI Academy? It is the one-stop shop for members for meeting and event industry skill training, CE credits and certificate courses. Features live and on-demand instructor-led courses and webinars – its the perfect resource for the job you have or the job you want!

Visit the MPI Academy for more information.


Changes to CMP-IS:  Impacts for 2017 Exams and Beyond

What does this change mean for those taking the 2017 exam and subsequent exams? Really, just a change in the emphasis or numbers of items (exam questions) in some domains, and the elimination of Domain J items (2 questions, replaced by the CMP Code of Ethics).

There are a few new skill statements, however, addition of items to the CMP exam occurs over time. The writing of new items, whether for a new skill or for established ones, goes through a rigorous process before they are included as items on an exam. That includes subject matter expert (CMP) writing, psychometric re-writes, Item Review panel analysis, confirmation of references in study texts, pretesting, more statistical analysis, more committee review and, finally, live testing.

In summary, candidates should not be concerned or expecting major changes with this iteration of the CMP-IS.

Crosswalk of changes to CMP-IS