Monthly Education Meetings: Meeting Professionals International

Minnesota Industry Associations Streaming

Meeting Professionals International, Minnesota Chapter

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Objective

With a membership throughout the state of Minnesota and our meetings always held in the metro, we wished to reach our members in greater Minnesota. Additionally, as many meeting planners travel, we also were able to make education available no matter where you are in the world.

Technical Details

HEA secured a partnership with a vendor that agreed to stream the meetings in exchange for a sponsorship. It was a very generous offering.  HEA trained committee members to incorporate pre-shows into the hybrid stream so that the virtual attendees had a sneak peek into the event.

Results

HEA’s venture into streaming MPI Minnesota’s meetings made the Chapter the first in the world to stream monthly meetings on a regular basis. MPI International’s RISE award was presented to MPI Minnesota in June 2016 in recognition of HEA and the chapter’s efforts.

The nature of HEA’s work is often that of a trail blazer. Being the first to venture into this streaming space on a regular basis made it easier for others to follow suit. For that we find gratification in making the process easier for other chapters to extend their content.