MPI AZ EduCon 2018


MPI - AZ Sunbelt Chapter is excited to present the 2018 EduCon in Carefree, Arizona from August 24 - 26, 2018. This year's theme is "Back to Basics – Building Blocks for the Future" with our goal being to help planners and suppliers learn how to build on the basics of event planning and elevate their learning. 

This weekend event will offer fantastic educational and networking opportunities for everyone in the meeting and event profession, with takeaways you'll be able to implement as soon as you return to your office. 

Early Bird registration is $175 for MPI members, $100 for MPI Student members, $275 for non-members. Members may bring a Bring a non-industry guest for only $150. Early Bird registration ends on Friday, August 3rd at 5:00 pm. 

Full Registration Fees (MPI, Student and Non-Member) include: All meal functions, education sessions, poolside activities, hospitality suite and conference related giveaways. In addition, all attendees that register prior to 5:00 PM, Friday August 3, will receive a complimentary Camp Chair – sponsored by All In The Present, Inc.
Member Guest Registration Fees include: Friday tradeshow (not campfire sessions), all meal functions (excluding the Saturday AM break), poolside activities, hospitality suite and all Sunday events.

Saturday AM Yoga Session:  Join us in the Flex Room and kick-start your Saturday with a private Yoga class. This class will be provided at no additional cost and is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday AM Photography Safari:  Have you ever wanted tips from a pro on how to capture that best photo?  Plan on joining “Flash” Gordon Murray from Pixel Photography on a Photography Safari. Gordon will lead a group through the desert trails surrounding CIVANA Carefree and give tips on capturing that one of a kind snap.  This class will be provided at no additional cost and is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. 

The host hotel is the newly renovated and re-branded Civana Carefree Resort. They are offering an incredible rate of $119.00 /night + tax. Call 480-653-9000 and mention "MPI-AZ EduCon 2018" to receive the discounted rate by Friday, August 3, 2018 to secure your room. Guests may also book at this link: Book Rooms Here 

EduCon Raffle Donation Form

2018 EduCon Sponsor Form

2018 EduCon Amenity Kit Form (final)


Thank you to our generous Sponsors:

“A” Block Sponsors
Hotel/Property/Audio Visual/Water Bottle Host -  CIVANA Carefree

Friday Night Dinner Host – Buffalo Chip Salon

Saturday Breakfast & Emergency Preparedness Session – Emergency Concierge International

Saturday Dinner Sponsor - Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Sunday Venue Host – The Boulders Resort and Spa
Campfire Chair Sponsor - All In The Present, Inc.

Sunday Brunch/2019 EduCon Host City - Visit Tucson

Photography Sponsor - aka Flash Gordon

Conference App Sponsor - Attendify

“B” Block Sponsors

Friday Night Transportation - Desert Rose Worldwide Transportation

Conference Logo Design - Jstryker, Inc.

Wellness Activity Sponsor - Experience Scottsdale

Signage Sponsor - Brede Exposition Services

Hotel Contract Trends Session Sponsor - Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA)

Understanding Hotel Revenue Session Sponsor - Marriott International

Campfire Session Sponsor - INFLUENCE AT WORK

Speaker Transportation Sponsor - SuperShuttle/ExecuCar

Poolside Activities/Hospitality Suite Sponsor - Event Team, Inc.

Saturday Night Activity - Jack Trivia

“C” Block Sponsors
Saturday “Pool Deck” Weather - Timeline Meetings and Events

Conference Lanyard Sponsor - Williams & Associates

  • When

  • Friday, August 24, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
    3:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    US Mountain Time

  • Where

  • Civana Carefree Resort, Carefree AZ
    37220 Mule Train Road
    Carefree, Arizona 85377
    (480) 653-9000

  • Capacity

  • 120 (52 remaining)

  • We invite you to connect with:

  • Meeting Professionals International and Associated
    MPI is the meeting and event industry's largest and most vibrant global community, helping our members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 80 chapters and clubs worldwide.
    Meeting Professionals International (MPI), MPI Arizona Sunbelt Chapter

Additional Information

Early bird rates end Friday, August 3, 2018 at 5:00pm. Payment must be made by the early bird deadline to get the "Early Bird" discount. 

Registration will close promptly on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:00pm. Walk-in registration is not available for this event and will be subject to being turned away.

Cancellations will be accepted up to Friday, August 10 at 5:00pm, and will include a refund (less $50.00 administrative fee). Any cancellations after 5:00pm of Friday, August 10 will forfeit the entire registration fee. All no-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.

Registration may be modified up to 5:00pm on Monday, August 20, 2018 and may not be modified after 5:00pm.

Should you need to modify your registration information following that date, please contact Joanne Winter at or call 602-277-1494.
Please retain your confirmation number and proof of all registration e-mails.

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