January 26-27, 2016--Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Registration Details Coming Soon!
Meeting Professionals International Potomac Chapter (PMPI) invites you to submit your ideas and speakers for our Mid Atlantic Conference and Exposition (MACE!), to be held January 26-27, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

The deadline to submit your ideas and speakers is right around the corner, October 9, 2015 so don’t delay!

MACE! sessions are to be no more than 60 minutes and should be complete learning experiences with specific outcomes and learning objectives. We will accept proposals from individuals, collectives, and industry partners. Proposals should focus on innovative strategies, tested tools, and best practices.

MACE! is particularly interested in sessions that engage attendees in unique ways that reach beyond the standard presenter/PowerPoint model. Session formats may include, but are not limited to:
  • Facilitated Discussions—present an issue or trend as a conversation among experts followed by Q&A.
  • Case Studies—describe a program or project in-depth, focusing on innovative solutions to clearly defined challenges and their implications for the field.
  • Skill-Building and Hands-On Learning Experiences—encourage participants to use professional skills to explore a scenario and to teach and learn new tactics.
  • Experiential—introduce participants to a topic or issue through a creative presentation followed by reflection, discussion, and questions.

Please note that submitting a session idea or speaker does not mean that session will be selected for MACE! 2016. If two session proposals are similar, presenters may be contacted to determine if they will be willing to collaborate on the session. An important note regarding funds: acceptance of your proposal does not obligate PMPI beyond assuring you of a meeting space, audio/visual support, and inclusion in the printed program. MACE! registration is not waived and PMPI will not reimburse session organizers for expenses. Anyone participating in any capacity in a session must be registered for at least one day. Organizers are responsible for making these facts clear to persons they invite to participate. A small honorariums may be available for select speaker traveling from outside of the greater DC Metro area.

Click Here to submit your session.

To tell us your ideas and point us towards the people who inspire you, please Click Here to submit your ideas by October 9, or please forward this to colleagues or speakers you feel may be interested in presenting at MACE!