MPI Potomac's March Educational Experience: Candidates and Coronavirus Effects on the Meetings Industry

This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the event planner directly.

Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our members and venue staff. This goes the same for our venue host, Convene. Therefore, Convene is closing all their locations for the remainder of March.  We agree with this action and are canceling the March e2.  All registrants will be refunded their registration fees paid.

Please know the MPI Potomac Chapter stands with you in support and we are here for you as we are all in this together. 

Wishing you and your organizations the best during this difficult time.  


UPDATE: It is MPI Potomac's mission to be a resource for meeting professionals. To this end we have revised the program slightly to bring you more in depth conversation about the political climate and COVID-19 affects on our industry.

As meeting professionals, it is imperative we are informed and strategic in our approach for our future.

Come hear from experts on hot topics on the political climate as we approach a presidential election and the Coronavirus outbreak impact our decisions and plans for the future. 

Learner Objectives:

  • Understanding of the influencers in society that affect meeting planning
  • How to implement changes in the meeting process to accommodate change
  • Action plans to prepare for unexpected change

Meet our Speakers:

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Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE 
Vice President of Public Policy
American Society of
Association Executives (ASAE)


Alan Kleinfeld CMP, CMM, MTA, LEO 
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Our venue host, Convene, and your comfort is a top priority so we have added on an option to join us virtually. Thanks to our partners at Convene, we will be broadcasting the session via Zoom Webinars.  Please select the Webinar Access registration fee if that is how you choose to participate.

For those planning to attend in person, Convene is following all industry guidelines and taking some additional measures at each of these events, including: 

  • Hand sanitizer available throughout venues
  • AV company will ensure microphones and other equipment are cleaned and sanitized between speakers
  • Attendees are encouraged to greet others as they are comfortable, understanding some may choose to replace the standard handshake
  • Reminders to staff to practice strict hygiene habits at all times
  • Attendees and staff alike are encouraged to “practice common sense prevention,” such as hand washing, and avoid attending if they are ill.

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MPI Potomac is a diverse and inclusive organization that welcomes all.


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This session is approved for 1.5 clock hours









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Convene Conference Center is conveniently located 2 blocks from Metro Center

Parking lots are available with in a few block radius of the center.


  • When

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Where

  • Convene
    600 14th Street NW
    Metro: Metro Center
    Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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