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Mid-Winter Symposium

February 17, 2020 
7:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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FEBRUARY 17 - TRIVIA NIGHT

Join us on February 17, the night before the Midwinter Symposium, for our third annual Trivia Night!  This is sure to be a blast, as you match wits with your fellow MPI colleagues and friends!  Bring a table of 5 to have your own team, or register as an individual and we’ll match you up with some industry friends.  Your registration will include two drink tickets and appetizers.

Date: Monday, February, 17, 2020

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Location: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007)      

Price: $45 Member/Non-Member OR Team of 5 for $175

GREAT RATE available at the Kalamazoo Radisson for those staying overnight.  Please call 269 343 3333 to make your reservation.  Rate is $130 plus free parking; remember to mention you are attending MPI's Mid Winter Symposium.  LAST DAY TO REGISTER for reduced rate is February 7, 2020.

FEBRUARY 18 - MWS AGENDA

9:00am-10:00am CMP Breakfast

10:00am-Registration, Networking, Silent Auction Opens

11:00am- Keynote Speaker -Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.- Accommodating People with Disabilities at Meetings and Events

12:30pm- 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 2:00pm - Industry IQ Game **Prize for the Winner**

2:00pm - 2:30pm - MPI MI Annual Meeting, MPI MI President Alanna Klomp

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Guest Speaker:  Rob Pratt- AV Director from Chase Creative and Lauren Scott- Lead AV Technician,  "Learn How to Inform & Transform your Next Meeting or Event"

3:30pm Event Concludes

 

ACCOMMODATING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AT MEETINGS AND EVENTS

It’s a legal, social, and professional responsibility to adapt your meeting venue to accommodate speakers and attendees with disabilities. Having been paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. speaks from her wheelchair sharing her own dramatic personal story. She now presents to audiences throughout the U.S. and beyond as a recognized expert on inclusive design. She has also earned recognition for her home that is the top-rated universal design home in North America. In this MPI-exclusive presentation, Rossetti addresses crucial points you need to know to anticipate challenges in order to achieve a smooth, gracious, and respectful event experience for every participant. She will focus on: why disability inclusivity is so important, how to set up your meeting rooms, adapting to dining and networking challenges, accommodating speakers and guests with mobility devices, and important resources designed to ease your way as a successful meeting planner.

Check out Rosemarie’s article that was posted on the Meeting Professionals International blog.

"Tips to Accommodate Participants with Disabilities"

https://www.mpiweb.org/blog/article/tips-to-accommodate-participants-with-disabilities

 

ROSEMARIE ROSSETTI, Ph.D. BIO

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, author, consultant, and president of Rossetti Enterprises Inc. www.RosemarieSpeaks.com. She speaks to and consults with meeting professionals to help them create welcoming inclusive environments. This ensures that they exceed requirements mandated by the venue and the meeting organizer for inclusion and diversity. Download her free resource 5 Meeting Planner Musts to Include People with Disabilities https://planforinclusion.com/

 

Having been paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, she speaks from her wheelchair sharing her own dramatic personal story. She presents to audiences throughout the U.S. and beyond as a recognized expert on inclusive design. She has also earned recognition for her home, the Universal Design Living Laboratory that is the top-rated universal design home in North America. www.udll.com

 

Venue Details

Call 269-343-3333 to reserve your room. Don't forget to mention that you are with MPI Mid-Winter Symposium.

Tickets

$40.00 Member Planner

$80.00 Member Supplier
$100.00 after 11:45 pm February 4

$60.00 Non-Member Planner

$125.00 Non-Member Supplier
$145.00 after 11:45 pm February 4

$25.00 Student

$25.00 Non-Member Student

$45.00 Non-Member Trivia Night Individual Ticket

$45.00 Member Trivia Night Individual Ticket

$175.00 Trivia Night Team of 5