Tennessee!! As I write this, I’m sitting in an exhibit hall. Another planner a few booths over noticed my MPI Tennessee backpack and before I knew it, we’d spent 30 minutes chatting about MPI, WEC and the industry overall. That’s what being a member of the MPI family is all about – relationships! This was on great display at our October program, where representatives from several different AV and production suppliers got together to present a great panel on how all the available technology can be used to enhance your participants’ experiences. (Also, am I the only one who did not know what LED actually stands for?)

This week we’re hosting CONNECT 2.0, and I hope to see all of you enjoying our reimagined agenda. Our 2017 Presidents Award winner Michelle Johnson will be facilitating our new roundtable format on Thursday evening and also acting as MC for our full day of education on Friday. Michael Dominguez will be joining us from Vegas and will present our luncheon keynote and will also host an extended Q&A about the industry – so bring your questions!

As we move into this season that is focused on thankfulness, I want to say “THANK YOU” to everyone who makes MPI Tennessee as great as it is – our sponsors, board members, volunteers and you – our members!