EVOLVE together at MPISCC’s (WE)Con!


In 2016 MPISCC debuted the reimagined Weekend Educational Conference – a hybrid of WES (Weekend Educational Summit) and EdCon (Education and Marketplace Conference). The goal was to make a new event that would become MPISCC’s premier educational event of the year.

The 2nd annual (WE)Con is fast approaching on February 9-11, 2017 and is shaping up to be another outstanding education and networking program that you won’t want to miss! The meetings industry is advancing at an ever-increasing pace, and (WE)Con provides a productive and engaging few days of educational sessions with differing learning formats – ranging from lectures to campfire chats to TEDTalk-style presentations. There will be inspiring and engaging General Sessions with prominent industry leaders and professionals, interactive networking activities, and hosted buyer sessions.

Here are 2 (WE)Con Speakers:

James Kane, behavioral scientist, consultant and author has helped some of the largest organizations in the world build nearly unbreakable relationships. James has worked with every major industry, advising and training organizations ranging from Global 1000 giants to small, regional companies. As one of the most-quoted authorities on the science of loyalty, James has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and the BBC. He is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC and FOX Business, and has served as a guest instructor at Harvard University and Pennsylvania State University.

Mike Staver is an internationally-respected leadership coach and author. His signature topic, Leadership Isn’t for Cowards, has earned him a platform working with companies such as Federal Express, Miracle Ear, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Mayo Clinic, and Allstate.

There’s More To Do

(WE)Con won’t be all work and no play! Our host hotel, Island Hotel Newport Beach, is the social hub of Newport Beach, just steps away from Fashion Island with premier outdoor coastal shopping, dining and entertainment as well as adjacent to coastal beach activities. The possibilities for connection with colleagues are endless at this venue during (WE)Con! You won’t want to miss this program!


For 2017, we are excited to have the Island Hotel Newport Beach as our host venue. The social hub of Newport Beach, the hotel is just steps away from Fashion Island shopping and dining. It is adjacent to coastal beach activities and outdoor recreation such as hiking and biking. This will be the center of (WE)Con activity from breakout sessions to networking opportunities to taking time to relax in the coastal luxury that the hotel offers.



Continuing our chapter’s theme of EVOLVE, we look forward to welcoming as many of our chapter members as well as non-members and students to provide a dynamic mix at the sessions and events. (WE)Con will feature top-notch education in breakouts and general sessions. Stay tuned for more information as the agenda is finalized.

Another popular feature at (WE)Con is the Hosted Buyer Program. Qualifier planners will be able to meet one-on-one with suppliers who sign up for this program. There will be 12 appointments over 2 days plus Hosted Buyer only events for even more networking time with this group.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and get details about this don’t-miss event!

Suppliers interested in the Hosted Buyer program or in becoming a(WE)Con sponsor, please email the Director of Professional Development: Margaret Garcia

Make sure to Save the Date for February 9-11, 2017. We’ll see you in Newport Beach!