16th Annual CMP & CMM Recognition Event @ Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:15 am

Honoring our CMM/CMP colleagues

April 26, 2018
Cavanaugh Flight Museum
8:00am Breakfast, followed by keynote speaker

Guest speaker: Karen Kotowski, President & CEO, Events Industry Council
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Sweeney. Learn more about Kevin:

This event is held annually in honor of meeting professionals who have pursued excellence in education by obtaining the CMP or CMM designation, or both. To be held at the historic and unique Cavanaugh Flight Museum, this program is one which will lead you to soar to new heights, while discovering new history and leading to new insights.

7:45 am – Registration & Reception
8:30 am – Breakfast, Program & Presentation of the Colleen Rickenbacher Leadership Award
10:00 am – Conclusion

The Colleen Rickenbacher Leadership Award recognizes a MPI D/FW Chapter member for outstanding leadership contributions, commitment to education and advocacy in the cause of professional certifications.

Join us in congratulating the 2018 Colleen Rickenbacher Leadership Award Finalists

Charlene Edwards, CMPM.T. Hickman, CMP, CSEPTony Cummins, CMP, CMM

Registration is open to all members and non-members
and is complimentary to current CMM or CMP designees. 


CMP/CMM Registration Only

CMP/CMM Member: Complimentary
CMP/CMM Non-Member: Complimentary

Non-CMP/CMM Registration Only

MPI Member: $35
Non-Member: $45
Student: $25
MPI Premier Member: $35
MPI Lifetime Member: Complimentary

Spring 2018 CMP Study Day @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Park Central
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018 Interview Career Speed Networking Program @ Richland College
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am

The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Meeting Professional International (MPI D/FW) Student Committee is planning an Interview Speed Networking Program that will provide individuals the opportunity to learn how to access the job market, practice networking skills, and have their resume and cover letter reviewed.

Program is Free & Open to ANYONE interested in an internship or career in hospitality and tourism.

Companies Currently Confirmed (As of March 25, 2018):

·         Aloft Richardson

·         The Joule

·         Republic National Distributing Company

·         Omni Fort Worth Hotel

·         Aimbridge Hospitality

·         Channel Point Hospitality

·         Pillar Hotels & Resorts

·         Quorum Hotels & Resorts

·         More are being added daily

Interested in Attending?

Register today and bring 10 copies of your resume and cover letter.

Interested in Volunteering That Day?  We are looking for people to help with Interviewers, Room Monitors, and Registration.  Contact Melissa Tarpley, CMP at for more information.
Leadership Committee Meeting @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Park Central
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Communications Committee Meeting – Call In
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Call In Details:



Spring 2018 MPI D/FW Keys to Success Sales Blitz @ Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
May 8 @ 8:00 am – May 9 @ 5:00 pm


Terms & Conditions

  • There will be a mandatory orientation for blitz participants before the event, please be sure that you attend as it will have details and instructions about the blitz. Details forthcoming
  • Money is non-refundable (if you are unable to attend you may send someone else from you company instead)
  • Lunch is on your own. If your team has a lunch appointment with a planner your team will be responsible for covering the cost of the planner’s lunch.
  • Be a good team player by respecting each others time during presentation

Cost to participate is $275 includes transportation each day to sales calls, and appointments

Planners — mark your calendar for this opportunity to BUY MPI and do business with our participants!

Sales Blitz Schedule:

  • May 8, 2018 8:ooam-5:00pm
  • May 9, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm

Room Block:

Spaces are limited!


MPI Member: $275
Non-Member: $275

Registration closed Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Leadership Committee Meeting @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Park Central
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Communications Committee Meeting @ TBA
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Transition Meeting

June 2018 – 41st Annual Awards of Excellence Gala
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We invite you to join us on June 28, 2018, at Venue Forty50, where we will recognize the members who have made an impact on your chapter. Watch for more information coming soon!


  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm – Presidents Reception (by invitation only)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Reception and silent auction, green screen, photos and fun!
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Annual awards gala

Sponsors – THANK YOU!
AV –
BEVERAGES – Sponsorship open! Email Cori at if interested!


MPI Member: $50
Non-Member: $55
Non-Industry Guest: $50
Student: $25
Lifetime Member: Complimentary
Table of 10: $450

Speed Dating in Dallas Event @ Hilton Anatole
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For the first time ever! A quick way to expand your speaker network is coming to you live!
Are you looking for a new and exciting speaker to present at your upcoming meeting, event or conference? Having a hard time finding the right fit? Would you like to meet speakers from around the globe, face to face in a fun and entertaining atmosphere?
Then, let’s go SPEED-DATING!
EVERYTHING these days is about speed. There’s faster Wifi, faster service, faster RFP turnarounds and now faster speaker selection processes. There’s no doubt it’s challenging to find the right speaker for your group. So, your MPI Dallas Chapter and eSpeakers have joined partnerships to bring you the first ever professional speakers and decision makers that hire speakers together.
The business match matching is not a foreign concept to meetings and events. Most of you have experienced the profitability and productive format that speed-dating brings for both parties.  However, this new concept involves you to meet professional speakers worldwide to potentially do business together.
So, if you want to slam dunk a quality list of new speakers in a fun, energetic and informative speed-dating format, join us for the HOTTEST business event of the year!
Why attend this one-time event?
  1. Network and meet qualified NSA speakers and learn how their expertise can help you
  2. Create instant meaningful business relationships
  3. Receive 1-hour CEU credit by learning today’s best strategies to hire speakers online
  4. Win giveaway raffle prizes including gifts from the speakers
  5. Enjoy plenty of food and beverages
  6. And, of course, lots of FUN …. FUN … FUN!
4:30 – 5:00 pm Registration
5:00 – 5:45 pm Learn how to book speakers online (receive 1 hour CMP credit)
5:45 – 6:00 pm Speed-dating introduction & rules by Deborah Gardner, CMP
6:00 – 7:00 pm Let the speed-dating begin!
7:00 pm – Reception & continued networking (Giveaway prizes and everyone wins!)
WHERE: Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX
WHEN: Thursday, July 12, 2018
TIME: 4:30pm-7:00pm
COST: $150.00 But, here’s the catch … this one-time event is FREE for the first 25 meeting or event professionals to sign up.
Space is limited. So, don’t miss this event! Hurry! Register today or for questions, contact Joe Heaps … at eSpeakers!