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February 27, 2019

MPI WestField February Education
February 27, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Residence Inn Downtown Stamford
25 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
It’s a New Year - so how about More Headcount and More Budget?

$55.00 MPI Member (Preferred/Premier level) Registration
$65.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$75.00 Non Member and MPI Essential Member Level
$85.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$40.00 MPI WestField Past President
$50.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$20.00 MPI Student Member
$30.00 after 12:00 pm February 26


MPI WestField February Education

11:30am - 12:00pm Registration & Networking
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Presentation


It’s a New Year - so how about More Headcount and More Budget? 

It’s not too good to be true.  There is a way to advocate for more of both, using a simple system of inquiry, a bit of math and logic.  The Caspian 10 Essentials are built to showcase executives, or clients, the value of both events, and your team.  Once we do this, we can help them understand how investing in you and your team is to their benefit. Let’s go into 2019 with more of what we need to do our jobs well!  

Learner Outcomes:

- Learn how to position yourself to create the budget rather than receive it 
- Learn to showcase departmental needs rather than ask for them 
- Learn how to demonstrate event value as a factor of event department value 

Heather Mason
Founder, and CEO, Caspian Agency

Heather founded Caspian in 2005, to produce conferences for the innovative and social good business space. Caspian’s social enterprise clients include the Skoll Foundation, the Omidyar Network, Code for America, Playworks, Endeavor Global, San Diego Zoo, and Futures Without Violence. Caspian has also worked with brands including HarperCollins, Vanity Fair, and Keurig Green Mountain Coffee. Caspian has had the distinction of producing the Skoll World Forum for the past 14 years.  

Mason also created the Caspian 10 Essentials methodology as a system to ensure business goals could be mapped and met through live events. The Caspian 10 Essentials is offered as a training program for in-house event teams and clients include Oxford University, Swansea University, and Cheung Kung Institute of Business in London. Recently, Caspian partnered with Cvent, the largest event software provider in the world, to provide the Caspian 10 Essentials via a webinar series.

She has been a keynote speaker at the Western Regional MPI Conference in Las Vegas, featured speaker at Future of Cities LA, Cvent Connect Conference, Women Founders Network, Talk forum NYC, HSMAI (hospitality) conference in Anaheim, LA AiP (International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy) and the Global Women’s Leadership Summit.  She has been featured in Southwest Airlines, Collaborates, and Successful Meetings magazines. Mason has been named 2018 Top 500 Most Influential Event Professional by BizBash.


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By registering for this MPI WestField event, you acknowledge and accept that an MPI WestField photographer will be present at this event and hereby grant MPI WestField permission and exclusive rights without compensation to use any and all photographs taken of you during this event for the purpose of posting on the chapter website and/or on the various chapter social media platforms and that the photographs are for chapter promotion only. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must notify the photographer prior to photographs being taken.