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We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Becky Kelly, Corporate Event Planner for Crowley Maritime Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida.  Becky unlocked two complimentary nights at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina during MPI | SEC 2015 for our opening registration contest.

The contest may be over, but the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina is still offering great rates on rooms for MPI | SEC conference August 26-29, 2015.  make sure to make your reservation now before the rooms are sold out.  Visit the hotel registration page now.

Becky KellyMeet Our Featured Planner

Becky Kelly, Corporate Meeting & Events Planner

Crowley Maritime Corporation

As a planner, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… I get a chance, not only to interact with industry experts and peers, but also to learn best practices and new ideas that I can implement into our meetings program when I return to the office.

I Unlock My Ingenuity by… experiencing the creative synergy with other planners, venue representatives, industry experts, and speakers at events like SEC. I also strive to carve out some time for myself, whether taking a walk on a lunch break or finding a quiet spot to escape for a few minutes; I use that time to reenergize, so I can put some of that inspiration to work.

Tacy Briggs-TroncosoMeet Our Featured Volunteer

Tacy Briggs-Troncoso

MamaRazzi Foto

As a volunteer, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… SEC 2015 is such an important event for our chapter. Tampa Bay MPI has a long history of amazing SEC programs that draws people from around the state. MamaRazzi Foto wants to be part of showcasing our area, and of course, the great parties.

I Unlock My Ingenuity by… being around creative people with new ideas and perspectives. Never stop learning; never stop growing!

Jim EnglemanMeet Our Featured Sponsor

Jim Engleman

Freeman Audio Visual

As a sponsor, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… the exposure we receive is immeasurable. We are able to showcase our capabilities in ways that help our current and potential clients enhance their events and their ROI. We do 20-30% of our annual revenue with MPI members, so sponsoring the SEC is a “no-brainer” for our organization.

I Unlock My Ingenuity by… learning about new trends and seeing the new techniques groups are using to increase their communication’s effectiveness.

Audrey Thomas, CSPMeet Our Featured Speaker

Audrey Thomas, CSP, President

Organized Audrey, LLC

As a speaker, I am involved with the 2015 MPI Southeast Educational Conference because… as a speaker during the 2014 MPI Southeast Education Conference, I enjoyed meeting dozens of Floridians involved with the meetings industry – either as planners or suppliers. Many have reached out to me since my appearance, and I am hoping for a return visit soon to the Sunshine State!

I Unlock My Ingenuity by… spending time in nature. It is my fuel for creativity and problem solving. I love to hike, bike, and fish, and in Minnesota I have plenty of opportunities for those things. But in winter months, I long for sunshine, warm weather, and walks along a beach, which allow me opportunities to dream up new ideas and goals.

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Collaboration: Always A Key to Success with the SEC

Vickie Corder

(Written by guest blogger, Vickie Corder, CMP)

Collaboration, Connection, Creativity and Caring are the four keys to UNLOCKING YOUR INGENUITY.  Today, I’m happy to share how collaboration has assisted me in my professional development.

Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce or create something.

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