MPI PHL Education Institute 2018
    Featuring Two keynote presentations, including a lunch keynote by Ava Diamond, Ava Diamond International!

    February 21, 2018
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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    Chubb Hotel & Conference Center
    800 Ridge Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444


    What is Education Institute?

    The MPI PHL Education Institute is a full-day event providing the opportunity to network and learn from industry professionals.
    CE accreditation pending; attendees are anticipated to earn 4.5 CE credits towards your CMP or CMP recertification.



    Time / Event
    8:30am - 9:00am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    9:00am - 10:15am
    Breakfast Keynote:
    Hands-on with Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Presenter: James Spellos, Meeting U.
    10:15am - 10:30am
    Morning Break
    10:30am - 11:45am
    Concurrent Morning Sessions
    Sharon Fisher,
    The Language of AV
    For Beginners
    Lynne Wellish,
    CMP, CHSE,
    Supercharge Your Career:
    Build a Superhero Resume
    Dawn Rasmussen,CMP
    11:45am - 12:30pm
    Lunch Break
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Lunch Keynote:
    Extreme Engagement:
    How to Create Immersive Experiences for Maximum Impact
    Presenter: Ava Diamond, Ava Diamond International 
    1:45pm - 3:00pm
    Concurrent Afternoon Sessions
    Crisis Communications:
    The Most Important Tweet
    Alex Plaxen,
    Achievement Now!
    PPT, Videos, and Prezi -
    Who's Really Listening?
    Chris Chambers,
    3:00pm - 3:30pm
    Afternoon Break
    3:30pm - 4:00pm
    30 Ideas in 30 Minutes:
    A Summary of the Day’s Key Ideas and Take-Aways
    Moderator: Nicole Benner, CMP, Blank Rome LLP
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Reception to follow


    Two keynote presentations, including a breakfast keynote, “VARnival©: Hands-on with Virtual and Augmented Reality” by James Spellos, Meeting U., and a lunch keynote, “Extreme Engagement: How to Create Immersive Experiences for Maximum Impact” by Ava Diamond, Ava Diamond International

    Learner Outcomes:

    In addition to Opening and Lunch Keynote sessions, Education Institute will feature three morning and three afternoon concurrent sessions.
    Worried about missing something? You won’t want to miss the closing “30 Ideas in 30 Minutes” where EI attendees will share key take-aways from the day’s sessions. Click here for more information on our sessions and our presenters.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors:



    Hotel Information:

    Extend your stay! Accommodations are available at the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center. Please call 610-825-8000 and ask for reservations with regards to availability & rates.


    If you will be taking SEPTA Regional Rail Norristown Line to Miquon, you may call 610-825-8000 and a shuttle will come to pick you up 


      Early Bird
    Until 3pm
    After 3pm
    after 3pm
    MPI Member
    Preferred and Premier
    $149 $169 $189
    Non-Member & Essential $175 $195 $215
    MPI Student / Faculty $30 $40 $50
    Non-Member Student/Faculty $50 $60 $70
    You will have the option at check-out to add an additional $10 or $20 dollars to help offset the cost for a student to attend Education Institute. 

    Look Who's Coming!

    # Name Company
    1 Jamilah Abdullah University of Delaware Hospitality
    2 Linda Vaji Geisinger Health System
    3 Danielle Furnari Geisinger Health System
    4 Bethany Heitzman Geisinger Health System
    5 Lauren Kutz Geisinger Health System
    6 Rick Agudelo PSAV
    7 Noah Albert University of Delaware Hospitality
    8 Michael Alexander University of Delaware Hospitality
    9 Lindsay  Ancarrow Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
    10 Allen Anderson Anderson Hospitality Services
    11 Laurey Andreas Chemical Heritage Foundation
    12 Casey Angle SEI
    13 Debrah Anmuth Eventive Productions,  Inc
    14 Courtney Babcock Chester County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    15 Anthony Barber Northampton Community College
    16 Sri Beldona University of Delaware Hospitality
    17 Nicole R Benner, CMP Blank Rome LLP
    18 Allison Bishop Stockton & Partners, Meetings and Events
    19 Jessica Bittman University of Delaware Hospitality
    20 Kate Blunt, CMP The Logan Hotel
    21 Meredith Brusca Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    22 Tina M. Burch, CMP American Express Global Travel Solutions
    23 Gwen Cantarera, CMP Pursuit Healthcare Advisors
    24 Caitlin Casey University of Pennsylvania Hospitality  Services
    25 Xipeng Chen  
    26 Lisa Cherepon Maritim Hotels
    27 Emily J Ciancio, CMP Nemours
    28 Christine Cleaver Temple University
    29 Sara Will Temple University
    30 Zike Shu Temple University
    31 Nadia Whiting Temple University
    32 Courtney Emrich Temple University
    33 Alisa Curmaci Temple University
    34 Courtney Lutz Temple University
    35 Vivian Smith Temple University
    36 Sam Schuback Temple University
    37 Angie Flowers Temple University
    38 Carl Ruppel Temple University
    39 Devangi Chudasama Temple University
    40 Talya Gerstl Temple University
    41 Sarah Donohue Temple University
    42 Nailah Smith Temple University
    43 Karsyn Spadaccino Temple University
    44 Jim Cohn Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine
    45 Rachael Colvin ICONA Resorts
    46 Susan Corrigan Skytop Lodge
    47 Adam Hrywnak Pocono Manor Resort & spa
    48 Hailey Coutts University of Delaware Hospitality
    49 Lauren Curtolo, CMP Jack Miller Center
    50 Emily Cyrus University of Delaware Hospitality
    51 Alexis Day University of Delaware Hospitality
    52 Maureen Dee Advanced Staging Productions
    53 Jennifer Lynn Deitch-Van Keuren Vanguard
    54 Alicia Deitrick KPMG LLP
    55 Nicole Di Mattia, CMP DCAT
    56 Catherine L Diem Hilton Worldwide
    57 Molly Dimas University of Delaware Hospitality
    58 Rachael Disabatino University of Delaware Hospitality
    59 Sandra Donahue Party Rental Ltd
    60 Linda Donnelly Catholic Medical Association
    61 Melissa Driggs University of Delaware Hospitality
    62 Joanne Durham, CMP National Fire Protection Association 
    63 Laila Ea, CMP HMCC The SOSI  Events
    64 Dawn Eagleton Tourism Montreal
    65 Sarah Farrell Mount Airy Casino Resort
    66 Jaclyn Fitzkee  
    67 Paul C. Fogarty, CMP New Jersey Dept of Education
    68 Wanda Ford American Board of Internal Medicine
    69 Ann Garvey Visit Norfolk
    70 Christina Ghani Visit Baltimore
    71 Jenny Girvin, CMP Vanguard
    72 TBD  
    73 Kristine G.P. Golden, CMP Bryn Mawr Communications Group
    74 Kathy Grau EY
    75 Megan Gray Albrecht Events
    76 Erika Gutierrez University of Delaware Hospitality
    77 Sarah Hagy The Electrical Association of Philadelphia
    78 Ashley M. Hardison Nittany Lion Inn|Penn Stater Conference Ctr. Hotel
    79 Hanna Ortmann The Nittany Lion Inn | Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Ctr
    80 Gina Harrigan Caesars Entertainment
    81 Zoe Harris-Hohne University of Delaware Hospitality
    82 Maureen Hennessey New Jersey meetings + events & Pennsylvania meetings + events
    83 Rebecca J Hochhaus Vanguard
    84 Michael Hochman Caesars Entertainment
    85 Amy Howe Di Bruno Bros Catering & Events
    86 Zhijing Huang University of Delaware Hospitality
    87 Alicia Hutchinson Temple University
    88 Le Minh Hoang Temple University
    89 Phoebe Smart Temple University
    90 Stephen Stillwell Temple University
    91 Veronica Rohach Temple University
    92 Amanda Daly Temple University
    93 Denny Ruan Temple University
    94 Axel Tuveson Temple University
    95 Mia Smeraglia Temple University
    96 Grace Hanlon Temple University
    97 Keian Timbers Temple University
    98 Victoria Hutchinson Maggiano's Little Italy
    99 Beau Isken University of Delaware Hospitality
    100 David Michael Jackson, CMP Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
    101 Grant Jacobson University of Delaware Hospitality
    102 Melani Jaffe, CMP JR Global Events
    103 Pam James, CMP Resorts
    104 Elisa L. Jaworski The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
    105 Melissa Jones University of Delaware Hospitality
    106 Linda M. Jones, CMP HMCC Pennsylvania Convention Center
    107 Joshua Kaidanow University of Delaware Hospitality
    108 Greg Kamprath, CMP IMS Technology Services, Inc
    109 Nicholas Warren Kargel You Want What? Productions INC
    110 Christopher Keane, CMP Omni Hotels & Resorts
    111 Steve Kearney PSAV
    112 Sean Keffer SEI
    113 Grant Kehler Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
    114 Ilene Kirby, CMP  
    115 Sheryl Kline University of Delaware Hospitality
    116 Sujata Kumar Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
    117 Gwyneth Lathrop University of Delaware Hospitality
    118 Beth Lawrence Beth Lawrence LLC
    119 JunWei Lui University of Delaware
    120 Tenghui Huang University of Delaware
    121 Mokino Liu University of Delaware
    122 Rahul Manocha University of Delaware
    123 Jorge McConnieSaad University of Delaware
    124 John J. Micklos III University of Delaware
    125 Eltaj Muradli University of Delaware
    126 Scott A Riding University of Delaware
    127 Geetika Singh University of Delaware
    128 SriBindu Valavala University of Delaware
    129 Kate Bondarenko University of Delaware
    130 Danielle Nicole Laws, CMP HMCC American Board of Internal Medicine
    131 Samantha Lazur University of Delaware Hospitality
    132 Scott Lewis Sands Bethlehem 
    133 Alyssa Lippincott Sands Bethlehem
    134 Amanda Macintyre University of Delaware Hospitality
    135 Anne M Madden, CMP HMCC Maritz Travel Company
    136 Karen Mandel Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center
    137 Jodi Markizon, CMP Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    138 Lou P. Marrocco, CMP SEPC Chemical Heritage Foundation
    139 Franca Mascia Fogo de Chao
    140 Jasmine Mason University of Delaware Hospitality
    141 Richard J. McCadden Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    142 Danielle McCauley Macquarie Investment Management
    143 Jenny Mejia University of Delaware
    144 Daniel Mies The Hotel Bethlehem
    145 Brain Miller University of Delaware Hospitality
    146 Martin H Milligan Destination Delco
    147 Nikolas Mondo Synergetic Sound and Lighting
    148 Michael Mulski University of Delaware Hospitality
    149 Debbie Murray Dave & Buster's
    150 Jade Soto Dave & Busters
    151 Cathie Myers Best Friends Animal Society
    152 Marnie Oswald, CMP CSL Behring
    153 Tracey Paist Iron Mountain
    154 Lucy Perez Northampton Community College
    155 Guillaume Perrin Sun Center Studios
    156 Kathryn Persing, CMP Vanguard
    157 Linsey Poletti, CMP SEI
    158 Susan Powell  
    159 Holly Pyles University of Delaware Hospitality
    160 Kimberly Ragan University of Delaware Hospitality
    161 Eric Reed Lincoln Financial
    162 Julie Rice, CMP HMCC CTA Visit Anaheim
    163 Jazmin Rivera Interstate Hotels & Resorts
    164 Cindy Rossi University of Pennsylvania
    165 Joan Ryan Liberty Property Trust
    166 Jordan Sanders Hollowsands Luxury Limousines
    167 Claudia Scalia University of Delaware - Hospitality
    168 Isaiah Cofield Temple University
    169 David Schweiger Northampton Community College
    170 Debi Rice Northampton Community College
    171 Charlotte Balencio Northampton Community College
    172 Jakeline Cano Northampton Community College
    173 Krista Borger Northampton Community College
    174 Deanna Chiapuzzi Northampton Community College
    175 Brianna Hull Northampton Community College
    176 Nadalyn Imbriaco Northampton Community College
    177 Victoria Johnson Northampton Community College
    178 Lynn Nunamaker Northampton Community College
    179 Hailey Mager Northampton Community College
    180 Ellyn Rodriquez Northampton Community College
    181 Brianna Schwab Northampton Community College
    182 Kaitlyn Seymore Northampton Community College
    183 Tina Truong Northampton Community College
    184 Ilyse Shapiro Avalon Association Management
    185 Jessie Shi  
    186 Jennifer Shipman DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge
    187 Steve Shultz Lincoln Financial
    188 Laura Smith JR Global Events, Inc
    189 Hannah Smith Party Rental LTD
    190 Raymond F Smith, CMP Vanguard
    191 Natalie Spacco, HMCC Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc.
    192 Suzanne Stianche Discover Lehigh Valley
    193 Rebecca Streets-Montagna University of Delaware Hospitality
    194 William Sullivan University of Delaware - Hospitality
    195 Gail M. Sullivan, CMP HMCC, CIS Maritz Travel
    196 Wendy Sutowski, CMP The American College of Financial Services
    197 Ignatius Swart Eventions Productions
    198 Tim Mrosko Eventions Productions
    199 Kristin Szaro  
    200 Lisa M Taulane, CMP CIS Travel Leaders / Meetings iQ
    201 Kelley S Thwaite, CMP Experient/KM Event Productions, LLC
    202 Brandi Tice Play with a Purpose
    203 Jennie Udell Stockton & Partners, Meetings and Events
    204 Kathryn Van Brunt Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center
    205 Kate Van Graafeiland, CMP CMM National Board of Medical Examiners
    206 John Vannostran University of Delaware Hospitality
    207 Cindi Viviano University of Delaware Hospitality
    208 Carla Watts Macquarie Investment Management
    209 Austin Wedo University of Delaware Hospitality
    210 Bonnie Weiss University of Delaware Hospitality
    211 Michelle  Wescott Camelback Resort
    212 Drew Westveer Chestnut Hill College
    213 John Wright The Study Hotel at University City
    214 Joseph Zeigler University of Delaware Hospitality
    215 Michele Zippilli, CMP Vanguard