Welcome to SEC 2015!

MPI SEC 2015 - Unlock Your Ingenuity

A Message from the 2015 Host Committee

Welcome to the 2015 Meeting Professionals International Southeast Educational Conference website – the “portal” for Unlocking Your Ingenuity. So what is Ingenuity? According to Wikipedia…Ingenuity is the quality of being clever, original, and inventive, often in the process of applying ideas to solve problems or meet challenges.

Yes, now we can actually have a quick (or “wiki”) definition at our fingertips because Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger joined forces and “Unlocked their Ingenuity” to develop Wikipedia. From an idea in 2001 to 287 editions and the 6th most frequented site worldwide in 2014 – they were clever, original and inventive!

What are the Keys to Unlocking Ingenuity?

While there are many such ingenious stories worldwide, we have found that Collaboration, Connection, Caring and Creating are the critical “keys” to unlocking and tapping into Ingenuity, which will be familiar themes all throughout the 2015 MPI | SEC event.

marriott-exterior_sqWhen you join us at the beautiful Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa on August 26 – 28, 2015, you’ll be collaborating with the best minds in our industry garnering CIC clock hours at educational, interactive sessions while connecting with your peers at amazing networking opportunities. As a caring community of professionals, we’ll “pay it forward” with our corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. We’ll create memorable experiences and profitable relationships whether it is aboard the awesome Yacht Starship or among the shops and restaurants of the Channelside District. We thank our many sponsors for making it possible.

Stay Informed About MPI | SEC 2015!

This is a dynamic website and we ask you to visit often. Because it’s all about people – we’ll feature planners, sponsors, volunteers and speakers from around the SEC region. We’ll even have guest bloggers – it could be you! Spread the world, watch for booking incentives, engage in a little friendly competition with the “capture the keys” social media campaign and check for periodic updates.

Our promise to you – we’ll be clever, original and inventive while we solve problems and meet challenges together, all while having a great time in Tampa!

Special Thanks To…

We would like to offer our very special thanks to Sensory 5 for developing this year’s conference logo which creatively emphasizes this year’s theme and Creative Ideas Agency, Inc. for all their hard work developing this year’s conference website. We appreciate all you have done for us!

Sensory 5Creative Ideas Agency, Inc.