Events & Education

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December Signature Series

December 05, 2019 
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Graduate Ann Arbor
615 E Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


10:00am - 10:30am- Registration, and Networking

10:30am 1:00pm- Keynote Speaker -Tara Liaschenko, CMP, CMM - Hands on Emergency Response / Crisis Communications /Media Relations Exercise

1:000pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Event Concludes



Time to spread some cheer!  This holiday season, MPI MI Chapter will be partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor for our December Signature Series.  The mission of the Ann Arbor Ronald McDonald Houses is to provide families of children experiencing a serious illness or injury requiring hospitalization or treatment, a "home away from home" that assists in alleviating the families' emotional and financial stress.

Please consider bringing an item or two from the wish lists to our December 5, 2019 Signature Series,

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With over 20 years of planning experience, Tara Liaschenko, CMM is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry.  Mrs. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in St. Petersburg, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events.

 An accomplished facilitator and speaker, Mrs. Liaschenko has executed board, staff, and client retreats for associations, corporations and non-profit organizations.  An active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), she brings her knowledge of the industry and the organization she has acquired from her work through her service.  She has served the Tampa Bay Area Chapter Board in numerous roles including, Professional Development,  V.P. of Education, V.P. of Membership and Chapter President. 

Expanding her commitment to MPI, she has served on a global level for the following:

  • International Membership Council
  • Community Membership Advisory Council (Chair)
  • Chapter Advisory Council (Chair)
  • WEC Knowledge Council
  • RISE Awards Judging Panel
  • Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce
  • RISE Up Taskforce (Currently Chair)

She has facilitated board retreats, transition meetings and chapter monthly programs with over 40 Chapters in addition to numerous Chapter Business Summits (U.S. and Canada) and Chapter Leader Forums.  She is proud to have received the MPI RISE Award for Member of the Year in 2015.  Mrs. Liaschenko maintains her excitement and enthusiasm to continue to partner and mentor MPI Chapters and Chapter Leaders to growth and success.



The MPI MI Chapter group valet rate will be $10.00 - please make sure to let the valet know you are with our group!


*MPI-Michigan Chapter Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential/Non Member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the member price.*


$45.00 Member Supplier
$65.00 after 11:45 pm November 21

$80.00 Non-Member Supplier
$100.00 after 11:45 pm November 21

$20.00 Student

$0.00 Member Planner

$20.00 Non-Member Planner