Join us on Thursday, October 22nd, from 11:00am to 5:15pm for our inaugural Education & Expo (EdX), sponsored by Meet Virtually, and the annual Genie Awards, sponsored by Kalahari Resorts.

Enjoy an impressive lineup of speakers and educational breakouts. Connect with exhibitors in our virtual exhibit hall, and interact with your peers at our sponsored networking receptions.

Last but not least! Don't miss the 2020 Genie Awards! We will be celebrating recipients of our annual Genie Awards broadcasting live from Shubert New World Stages in the heart of the theatre district. Plus, stay tuned to the end of the show for a special virtual performance from Hamilton, sponsored by 360 Destination Group.

Enjoy three unique MPIGNY experiences in one afternoon – education, networking, and our annual Genie Awards – with one all-inclusive registration.

This event is COMPLIMENTARY to all hospitality and meeting professionals. Feel free to invite your colleagues nationwide!


Time EST (New York)
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Virtual Trade Show Booths Open
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Networking Lounge Open
12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
Welcome & Announcements
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

Keynote Session – Disruption Mindset Shift with Sekou Andrews

“Disruption is not just a concept, it’s a feeling ... it’s a mindset.” Join us at the kick-off of #MPIGNYEdX for a special unconventional keynote experience featuring the Grammy-nominated poetic voice Sekou Andrews.
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Concurrent Educational Breakout Sessions (3 Options)

Still Feel Like You Don’t Have a Handle on Virtual? Here’s Your Playbook

Chris Chambers
CEO, MJM Creative

ALHI Case Study: Showcasing the Omnichannel Meeting Landscape at Three Key Events

Katie Bohrer, CMP
Vice President, Meeting Design and Experience

Power Up Your Networking… LinkedIn and BEYOND

Dawn Rasmussen, CMP
Certified résumé writer, Chief Résumé Designer, Pathfinder Writing and Career Services
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Sponsored Virtual Networking Receptions
3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Break/Virtual Trade Show Booths Open
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Go Behind the Scenes at the Genies
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

MPIGNY Annual Genie Awards - Broadcasting Live from Broadway – with a special Hamilton Performance Sponsored by 360 Destination Group



Sekou Andrews


Chris Chambers


Katie Bohrer


Dawn Rasmussen