Committees

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Why join the membership committee?

The focus of the membership committee is two-fold; member care and recruitment. Our volunteers focus on connecting with our current members to ensure they are maximizing their membership dollars and achieving an ROTI; return on time invested. In addition to these outreach and retention efforts our volunteers are actively encouraging local meeting and event industry professionals and partners to join MPI New England so as to increase the professional, education and business opportunities available to all of our members. The membership committee is in charge of disseminating incentive information from global, recognizing and rewarding active members for their contributions and creating meaningful touch points for all members, new and veteran alike, through their life cycle with  the chapter. Being involved on a committee is the best way to get to know fellow members and the first step in maximizing the value of your membership. We are here to find you the right place to utilize your time and talents so you can begin to reap the benefits of your involvement. For membership questions and additional information please contact our VP of Membership, Kristen Hawley at khawley@endicott.edu


EDUCATION - MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Why join the Education Committee?
Our committee is responsible for planning 6 monthly educational programs  year. We partner with the best venues, and the most exciting speakers who are entertaining but who will deliver strong educational content that will interest our planner and supplier members alike. If you have an interest in producing meetings with a WOW educational factor we want you on our committee.


MARCOM

Why join the Marcom (Marketing & Communications) committee?
The Marcom committee is responsible for communicating to our membership.  We manage the chapter website, produce Meetings, our quarterly e-magazine,  and our Annual Membership Directory, all of which provide information about upcoming events, interviews and profiles of our members, and the latest developments in the meetings industry.  In addition, we help keep the community connected by managing the chapter's public relations efforts and social media channels - Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  All of these are integral communication tools for our membership - and our advertisers and sponsors, whose products and services we help showcase.  By getting involved with the Marcom committee, you will get unparalleled access to the movers and shakers in our industry.  Contact Cara Pratt at cpratt@dpievents.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Why join the Special Events Committee?
Being involved in a committee is a great way to get to know other MPI members and get more out of your membership. On the Special Events Committee, we get to plan great networking events such as the Holiday Party, Annual Meeting, and Summer Industry Outing.  We also drive MPI/NE's CSR efforts.  Contact Kate Page at kpage@redsox.com
 
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INSTITUTES

Why join the Institutes Committee?

The Educational Institutes committee collaborates and strategizes every component required to create and execute a successful fall Educational Institute. The Educational Institute is MPI New England’s keystone event and held annually over the course of a day and a half, typically the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving Week.

UNFAMILAR WITH FALL INSTITUTE? Missed 2017?  Here is what went down: http://www.mpine.org/newenglandchapter/events/missed-the-meeting/new-item

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE 2018 OUR BEST INSTITUTE YET:

The Educational Institutes team is actively filling the following positions:

1) Education Chair & Sub-Committee: This committee will work with the Director and Vice President of Educational Institutes on building content and soliciting speakers.

2) Logistics Chair & Sub-Committee: This chair role will oversee all logistics and act as key liaison with venue selected. Logistics chair will also oversee After Dark & Hosted Buyer sub-committees.
       I.  After Dark Committee (ideally 2-3 volunteers)
       II. Hosted Buyer Committee (ideally 2-3 volunteers)

3) Sponsorship Chair: Solicit and negotiate sponsorships for transportation, AV, etc. This role will work in tandem with Logistics Chair as well as fellow MPI/NE board members under Finance & Administration.

4) MarCom Chair: This chair with be our key liaison with fellow MPI/NE board members under Marketing & Communication to insure effective outreach and marketing goals are being met.

5) Recruitment Chair: This chair will be our voice to promote involvement and recruit volunteers.

UNSURE OF THE BENEFITS? Here is a testimonial from our 2017 Logistics Chair: Melanie Walton, CMP, Conference Director, Planet Connect Inc.

 “When I moved across the country, I didn’t have much of a network. I immediately got involved with the MPI’s New England Chapter and found a wonderful resource of colleagues and friends. MPI is a great community and has been an important part of my network building. What I tell you is true: the more you put in and get involved, the greater/more valuable the experience.”’

Melanie has volunteered her time with the Fall Institute for the past 3 years!


DO WE HAVE YOUR BUY-IN?
Email Melody Moore Henriquez, CMP (mmoore@bostoncmc.com), Vice President of Educational Institutes and Katrina Holmstedt (Katrina.Holmstedt@marriott.com), Director of Educational Institutes for more information. Our first committee meeting for 2018 will be held on Wednesday, February 21st from 5:00PM-6:00PM at the Colonnade Boston Hotel prior to our February Education program.