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MPI Philadelphia Announces a Fantastic Opportunity

Meeting Professionals International Philadelphia Area Chapter would like to announce a fantastic opportunity for those in the meetings and events industry – The 2019 PHLCVB PHL Diversity Jack Ferguson World Education Congress Scholarship. The selected individual will receive registration, transportation and housing during MPI’s World Education Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from June 15-18, 2019. Eligible applicants will be a MPI PHL (or non-member) multicultural or LGBTQ planner/supplier in good standing as of March 12, 2019. The award recipient will be notified on April 12, 2019.

As our 2018 recipient, Shawn Clary aptly stated, “As 2018 PHL Diversity Jack Ferguson Scholarship awardee, my gratitude to [the] Philadelphia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and MPI Philadelphia is almost inexpressible. This unique award has presented me with the opportunity to attend the 2018 MPI World Education Congress held in Indianapolis June 2-5.

During this conference, I was able to engage with various industry experts, event planning veterans, mid-level and newbies, as well as vendors and associates already listed in my professional contacts. Each day began and ended on a high note with a pep rally—completely inspirational and motivational. The most valuable aspect of the conference was the very informative educational and workshop sessions. From new technological trends hitting the market, “Creating Memorable Experiences, to the Coaches Corner--I was able to walk away with many resources to develop my educational and professional journey and hopefully a few new friends.

Many thanks again to MPI Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau PHL Diversity for their continued generosity and encouragement to climb higher levels in my career.

Click here to apply, and for more information on eligibility requirements and general scholarship information. Applications are due by March 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Linda Jones, MPI PHL Vice President, Membership at with any questions or for more information.

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