30-Minute Mondays is MPI’s fast-paced bi-weekly talk show that brings you the latest industry happenings, insightful discussions and expert perspectives–all in just half an hour. This dynamic online program is tailor-made for event industry leaders who crave up-to-the-minute updates on global topics, all while connecting with their peers in a digital environment. Revolutionize the start to the week with a tour of the hottest developments in the event world followed by special guest interviews. We’ll bring you titans of the event industry, creative minds and game-changers who are transforming the meetings sector and landscape.

Why Attend?

  • Timely Insights: In a rapidly changing industry, staying informed is paramount. 30-Minute Mondays ensures you’re always in the know about the latest developments.
  • Expert Perspective: Gain access to the minds shaping the event landscape. Learn from the best and apply their strategies to your own endeavors.
  • Efficiency: We respect your time. With a concise 30-minute duration, you can squeeze valuable learning into your busy schedule.
  • Networking: Connect with peers who share your passion. The event industry is built on relationships, and this is your chance to expand your network.

Join us every other Monday for information, inspiration and interaction. MPI’s 30-Minute Mondays is your ticket to staying ahead in a vibrant and ever-evolving industry. Mark your calendar and be prepared to revolutionize your week–30 minutes at a time.

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Join us for our upcoming events:

  • 30-Minute Monday | Women’s History (Month) in Events 03.04.2023
  • 30-Minute Monday | Luck of the Meeting Planner 03.18.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Budgeting Your Events 04.01.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Events are a Marathon, Not a Sprint 04.15.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Mental Health in a Non-Stop Industry 05.06.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | WEC Recap 06.03.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Pride x Events- Inclusivity 06.17.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Making the Virtual Experience More “Real” 07.01.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Summer Travels and Hotel Trends 07.15.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Taking Your Meetings Abroad 08.05.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | How Events Help You Upskill 08.19.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Event Tech 09.16.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Make the Most of Your Network 10.21.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Using Social Media to Drive Event Interest 11.04.2024
  • 30-Minute Monday | Positioning Your Event During the Holiday Season 12.02.2024

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30-Minute Monday 3/4/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT

This Week: This session celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women in the events industry. Participants will explore the diverse roles women play in event planning, production, and leadership. This session aims to inspire, empower, and provide valuable insights for women looking to excel in the dynamic world of events.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the significant contributions and achievements of women in the events industry
  2. Acknowledge common challenges faced by women in the industry
  3. Leave with a renewed sense of empowerment

Special Guest: Lori Pugh Marcum

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30-Minute Monday 3/18/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT

This Week: "Luck is where hard work meets opportunity" - David Blake

Get ready to embrace the luck of the Irish in this festive St. Patrick's Day-themed webinar tailored for event professionals! A big way we can prepare for our events is through Stress reduction, which will center on preparation and mindset. Take a look at the ‘Work Life Balance’ and find why Joy is your GPS and more importantly, how to access it. These tips will help you Navigate the Unknown so you can calmly prepare for events and regain balance.

We'd like you to join us for an engaging session filled with lively discussions to infuse a touch of the Emerald Isle into your events. (For fun feel free to wear some green!)

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Enjoy a fun and engaging 30-minutes guaranteed to spark your creativity
  2. Walk away with new tips and tricks for your next event
  3. Feel a bit of this Irish charm!

Special Guest: David Blake

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Monday

30-Minute Monday 4/1/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hours

This Week: This session is dedicated to the essential skill of budgeting for successful events. Whether you're organizing a small gathering or a large-scale conference, effective financial planning is crucial. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating, managing, and optimizing event budgets.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Be equipped with the skills to create a comprehensive event budget
  2. Understand the importance of evaluating financial performance
  3. Be aware of aligning event objectives with the proposed budget

Special Guest: Jessica Martini

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30-Minute Monday 4/15/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hours

This Week: Explore the concept that successful event planning requires careful pacing, strategic thinking, and sustainable practices. Drawing parallels between event planning and endurance sports, attendees will gain valuable insights into how to approach event management as a long-term endeavor.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Establish sustainable practices
  2. Understand the different stages of the event panning lifecycle
  3. Be ready to adapt to change

Special Guest: TBA

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Monday

30-Minute Monday 5/6/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hours

This Week: This session addresses the critical topic of mental health within the events industry, recognizing the unique challenges that event professionals may face. Participants will gain valuable insights into understanding, managing, and supporting mental health in a high-pressure and dynamic field.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn to build personal resilience
  2. Learn some self-care and stress-management techniques
  3. Understand the importance of setting boundaries

Special Guest: TBA

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Monday

30-Minute Monday 6/3/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hours

This Week: Didn’t get to attend WEC 24 or already missing it? Let’s take a look at our amazing week in Louisville! Enjoy a time of session recaps, evaluating what went well, our biggest takeaways from the week, and what we look forward to next year.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Recap what WEC had to offer this year
  2. Share in the excitement of our biggest takeaways and accomplishments
  3. Gain further insight into the world of WEC

Special Guest: TBA

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30-Minute Monday 6/17/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT

This Week: This session is dedicated to honoring Pride Month and exploring ways to create inclusive and affirming events for LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will gain valuable insights into the significance of Pride Month, learn about LGBTQ+ history and activism, and discover strategies for planning events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Understand the significance of Pride Month in our community
  2. Learn how to establish partnerships with LGBTQ+ organizations
  3. Leave with a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry

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Monday

30-Minute Monday 7/1/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT  0.5 Clock Hours

This Week: This session addresses the evolving landscape of virtual events and provides strategies for creating immersive and engaging experiences. Participants will explore techniques, technologies, and best practices to bridge the gap between virtual and in-person events. This session aims to equip event professionals with the skills and insights needed to make virtual events feel more authentic and impactful.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn practical strategies for designing interactive programming that keeps participants engaged and active throughout the event
  2. Develop skills for fostering networking and community building in a virtual environment
  3. Gain insight on how to enhance the immersive nature of virtual events

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30-Minute Monday 7/15/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT | 0.5 Clock Hours

This Week: This session will provide participants with valuable insights into the evolving landscape of summer travel and emerging trends in the hotel industry. Participants will explore current consumer preferences, sustainability initiatives, and safety measures that are shaping the way people experience travel and hospitality during the summer season. This time aims to equip professionals in the travel and hospitality sectors with the knowledge and strategies to stay ahead.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of consumer preferences and trends in summer travel
  2. Learn how hotels are adapting to new markets and catering to increased guest counts
  3. Leave with a perspective on how to navigate summer travel in the hotel industry

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30-Minute Monday 8/5/2024 12:00 pm CT - 12:30 pm CT

This Week: This session is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan and execute meetings and events in international settings. Participants will explore key considerations, cultural sensitivities, logistical challenges, and legal aspects of organizing business gatherings abroad. This will empower event planners and professionals to expand their reach and host impactful meetings on a global scale.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Develop skills for effective logistical planning in foreign destinations
  2. Become aware of cultural considerations and business etiquette
  3. Leave excited about the opportunity to expand reach and host successful international meetings and events

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