October 2016
MPI New England Newsletter
This month we consider network AfterDark in Newport, learn about new scholarships and awards and get the inside scoop on the new Wynn Boston Harbor.  We want to hear from you with story ideas and member photos - please let us know what you think!
Join us for the most anticipated event of the year at our annual Fall Educational Institute!
Fall has officially begun, the leaves are turning red and gold and the kids are back in school, which means it's time to register for the 2016 MPI New England Educational Institute & After Dark!  This year's event will take place on November 21st and 22nd at the beautiful and newly renovated Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.

Educational offerings are plentiful this year with 12 different professional development sessions, peer-to-peer roundtable discussions, and 3 highly regarded keynote speakers ready to share their industry expertise!
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 AfterDark at Forty 1° North

What can you expect at AfterDark  this year?
A taste of Newport’s best!

Join us for a memorable night of networking and friends – old and
new- surrounded by all Newport has to offer.

Newport: America’s First Resort, City By The Sea, Sailing Capital of the World…  from Gilded Age mansions to colonial history, dozens of world-class venues, historic and modern, to stunning sunsets over the Newport Bridge - so many reasons to visit Newport, Rhode Island!  

This year’s AfterDark event will take place at stylish Forty 1° North on Newport’s waterfront. Let Viking Tours take care of navigating these historic streets, as you’re chauffeured to/from the night’s harbor-front venue via trolley.   

At Forty 1° North, interactive experiences await - from local oyster and beer/wine tastings to live music and storytelling. This event will begin in the main hotel restaurant and oval bar and progress downstairs to The Gallery, featuring chef specialties in the chic ambiance that Forty 1° North has become known for.    

AfterDark Monday, November 21st
Forty 1° North, 351 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
6:30pm–9:00pm Trolley pick up at 6:00pm, Hotel Viking

Active shooter scenario, medical emergency, natural disaster.
How would you react?

Event security experts say it is not a question of if but when.
Does this make you anxious? Maybe it should.
Are you prepared? Planning is key.

In what will certainly be a "must attend" educational event, MPI/NE will host security expert Mark Herrera, who will teach us how to think about event security and plan for the unexpected.  
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The Wynn Boston Harbor Promotes Sustainability

While Wynn Resorts receives numerous accolades every year for the exceptional service provided to hotel guests, an equally impressive but lesser told story is taking place behind the scenes. From day one, Wynn Resorts has been an enthusiastic steward of the environment and has proven that a Five-Star resort can function at the highest level of service while still being environmentally responsible.  Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) equivalent resorts - a designation given by the U.S. Green Building Council. From single-stream recycling property-wide to water conservation efforts, the company’s commitment to the environment provides guests with an unforgettable experience each day on property.  System-wide efforts to conserve utilities have yielded extraordinary results. For example, the installation of energy-efficient products and other load-reducing measures resulted in reducing electrical consumption by more than 18 million kilowatt hours - the equivalent of what is needed to power approximately 1,623 homes per year. In 2015, Newsweek ranked Wynn Resorts 100 out of 500 “Top Green Companies in the U.S.”  Learn More

Sam Dame Scholarship Award

The Sam Dame Scholarship Award is presented annually to an MPI Member from the New England Chapter to provide travel & registration to the World Education Congress. The candidate must present a rationale for receiving this scholarship, including why he/she would like to attend the conference, how this participation will benefit the candidate’s future professional goals and how his/her participation will benefit the New England Chapter of MPI. The 2017 World Education Congress takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Learn More  

Please contact the President-Elect & Chair of the awards committee, Molly Hudson, CMP, CMM at molly_hudson@hms.harvard.edu with any questions.

MPI Rise Awards

The RISE Awards-Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence- features eight awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement, and organizational achievement. Recipients are recognized for innovation, global transferability, impact and influence. Individual winners join the MPI Community of Honorees, a group comprised of past award winners and distinguished past MPI Global leaders.  Learn More

MPI has recently rolled out a new approach to your annual membership!
As a Planner or Supplier, MPI’s tiered membership approach gives you the ability to choose your membership experience. From ambitious beginners to seasoned pros, MPI has what you need to help you grow and advance your career. 
Click HERE to learn about the benefits to tiered membership. 

Scholarships & Grants for Members

The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships.

Click HERE to take a look at what's available to you! 
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