Covid-19 Compliance Officer Course

Covid-19 Compliance Officer Course As live meetings and events return, a new need has emerged for COVID-19 Compliance Officers (C19CO). This 2-hour course provides certification to inform non-union, on-site staff about protocols related to COVID-19 safety. This C19CO position is designed to work in conjunction with an on-site medic and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to CDC guidelines. Learn More! Back to Library

Have You Heard of Groupize Webinars?

Groupize Webinars Have you heard of Groupize? Groupize is a meetings and registration technology committed to reinventing event management with easy-to-use tools that simplify all processes in the life-cycle of a corporate meeting, creating better outcomes for all stakeholders. Check out the Groupize Resource Library to find more information inclusive of webinars. Learn More! Back to Library

CVENT – Hybrid Events Training Course

CVENT - Hybrid Events Training Course CVENT is offering a 5-hour course on why hybrid events are the future and how to use Cvent tools to reach and engage attendees both in-person and virtually at the same event. Register Today! Back to Library

Save Live Events Now Coalition Writes To Congressional Leaders, Urges Additional Aid

Save Live Events Now Coalition Writes To Congressional Leaders, Urges Additional Aid “Prior to COVID-19, the live events industry was the second largest industry in the U.S. economy and the fastest-growing, with projected yearly increases above 5 percent GDP. Live events have fueled more than industry growth. Local communities and workers, including restaurants, bars, and other services, rely on these events for their own businesses. The ripple effect of this loss of industry extends throughout local communities and neighborhoods, gravely affecting your own districts and states.” Read more about the efforts that the Save Live Events [...]

How the Live Events Coalition is Lobbying for Federal Support for 12 Million Live Events Industry Workers

How the Live Events Coalition is lobbying for federal support for 12 million live events industry workers. The Live Events Coalition is staging “The Empty Event” across key cities in the US to bring awareness to the closure of the Live Events Industry and petition for federal aid. “The Washington, D.C.–based Coalition began in March as a petition asking for federal assistance for the live events industry. That petition now has nearly one-half million signatures and has evolved into a volunteer-run national coalition of local chapters focused on advocacy.” Back to Library

Industry Professionals Support ‘We Make Events’

A Coalition of Industry Professionals Supports 'We Make Events' “On September 1st, 2020, #WeMakeEvents North America, a coalition of industry professionals supported by trade bodies, businesses, unions, and non-profit associations, lit up more than 2,000 performance venues, iconic structures, and residences in red in over 75 cities and towns across the United States to raise public and media aware in support of the live events section.” You can follow their initiative via their website or all of the social platforms to see the growing support for our industry. Learn More! Back to Library [...]

Campaign Sets Sights on $1 Million for Planners in Distress

Campaign Sets Sights on $1 Million for Planners in Distress “The MPI Foundation itself contributed more than $250,000 between April and August, delivering more than 1,200 scholarships to members in need as well as supporting the MPI Academy’s free educational webinars. That leaves a $500,000 goal to hit before the end of the year. Meeting professionals facing financial difficulty can contact help@mpi.org to discuss eligibility for assistance. Donations to the One Million to Meet campaign can be made here.” Back to Library

Fed extends small business aid lending program by 3 months

Fed extends small business aid lending program by 3 months A new COVID-19 relief package (PPP) has been approved for small businesses created under the original CARES Act in 2020 – this reenactment was set to expire March 31, 2021. On Monday of this week, the Federal Reserve Board announced it is extending the Payment Protection Program beyond the original expiration date of March 31, 2021, to the end of June 2021 – we encourage you to check out the PPP guidelines and apply should your business be eligible. Learn More! Back to Library [...]

Pandemic Meeting & Event Certificate

Pandemic Meeting and Event Design Certificate Course The Event Leadership Institute and MPI have partnered to deliver a 20-hour course created to support meeting professionals to assess the current environment and map new ways to prepare event strategy, design, execution and evaluation. Learn More! Back to Library

Pandemic Onsite Protocol Course

Pandemic On-Site Protocol Training Course The Event Leadership Institute and MPI have partnered to deliver a 3-hour course on Pandemic On-Site Protocol. This new course is designed to provide frontline on-site staff with the knowledge necessary to maintain a safe environment, identify and mitigate risks, and de-escalate non-compliance issues as they arise. Learn More! Back to Library

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