2017-2018 MPIKC Annual Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s award winners!

Events/Program & Venue of the Year

Overland Park Convention Center – MPIKC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet 2016-17

Supplier of the Year

Amy Worden

Planner of the Year

Doug Fager

Rising Star

Whitney Butlet

Legacy Award

Agenda USA


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

2017 CIC CMP-IS