2015 Professional Education Conference

Overland Park, Kansas
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 Professional Education Conference
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM (Central Time)

University of Kansas - Edwards Campus
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
United States

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2015 Professional Education Conference
Wednesday, April 15

University of Kansas - Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS  66213

PEC 2015 is for meeting planners, suppliers, students and hospitality faculty who are struggling to keep apprised of the fast paced changes taking place in the meetings industry. This event will bring together seasoned meeting professionals, and the next generation, to “map” together the future successes of attendees and the industry as a whole.

Unlike similar education programs, PEC 2015 is designed to focus on connecting educational institutions with industry experts by combining traditional keynote, panel discussion, and networking sessions.

This year’s PEC has a great lineup of speakers that will provide great education!

Speakers include:
Jim Cosgrove
Deborah Gardner, CMP
Michelle Guelbart (ECPAT-USA)
Russ Tuttle (The Stop Trafficking Project)
William Fluharty (PSAV)
Terry Erisman
Devin Henderson, CSP
Ronnie Burt (Visit KC)
Bob Compton

Registration Fees:
Exhibitor - $700
Infomercial - Sold Out
Combo - Exhibitor & Infomercial - Sold Out

KCMPI or MPI Members:
Until March 23 - $99
March 23 or after - $125
Students - Complimentary

Non Members:
Until March 23 - $125
March 23 or after - $150
Students - $25

PEC Preferred Hotel: 
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
11400 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Rooms blocked:
April 14 - 15, 2015

$79 per night
Room rate includes free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast

Reservation Method:
You will be responsible for making your own reservations. You must call the hotel and mention you are with KCMPI in order to get the discounted rate, 913-344-8100.

Interested in showcasing your company at PEC? 
Click here for a list of available sponsorships or contact Jennifer Gamble, 816.795.6616, pec@kcmpi.org.

CMP Candidates and/or those seeking to re-certify: 
KCMPI has applied to be a CMP Preferred Provider with the Convention Industry Council. As a preferred provider, we agree to upload into our CIC Preferred Provider account, an Excel file of verified event attendees. It is the responsibility of the individual CMP, not CIC, to ensure that the email address provided to KCMPI matches the email address CIC has on file in the individual’s online profile. If the email does not match, the attendee will be required to self-report their attendance and provide attendance documentation in order to receive CMP credit.
Registration Cancellation Policy:
Full refunds less $25.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted if written requests are received by Monday, March 23, 2015. No-shows and cancellations received after Monday, March 23, 2015 will not be refunded. Substitutions are permitted and should be put in writing to KCMPI Headquarters by Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Sponsorship Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be made for any written cancellation received prior to Monday, March 23, 2015.  A $75.00 administrative processing fee will be retained. Any cancellations received after Monday, March 23, 2015 will result in the loss of the entire sponsorship fee.

Recommended Attire:
Enjoy PEC in business casual attire. Meeting rooms tend to be chilly.  Dressing in layers, for added comfort, is recommended.

Community Service:
The mission of Rose Brooks Center is “to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.” Rose Brooks spends much of their time and resources with the children and teens, which is based on one fact…a child who witnesses violence is four times more likely to be violent or a victim of violence as an adult. 

Therefore, Rose Brooks decided they must have a presence in the schools.  Through the innovation of Project SAFE, children and teens dealing with violence in their school, neighborhood or home get counseling at school.  This program helps children build the confidence and self-esteem they need to progress through school, and receive the support needed to plan for their future.

KCMPI will focus on school supplies for our donations for this event.  Some ideas are crayons, pencils, markers, notebook paper, erasers, glue, scissors, and tape.  Please make a difference in the lives of Rose Brooks’ children by dropping off your donation at the registration desk when you arrive for the  April 15th  Professional Education Conference.


Contact Information

  • For Program Questions Contact:
    Tony Ballard

    For Sponsorship Questions Contact:
    Jennifer Gamble

    For Registration Questions Contact:
    Cheryle Grinter
    KCMPI Chapter Administrator

Payment Instructions

  • Choose MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express, or Check.

    Make checks payable to KCMPI and mail to:
    P O Box 11876
    Kansas City, MO 64138

    Non-payment does not cancel your registration. No shows will be billed any unpaid registration fee. PEC cancellation policies apply.
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