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-Holiday Party & Auction, -Monthly Meeting

Holiday Party & Silent Auction
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Join us for our annual MPI MN Holiday Event. This year will be a festive Holiday luncheon in the company of your MPI friends and colleagues. Place your bids during the Live and Silent Auctions! (Bids will be placed using IML’s Silent Auction Individual Keypads.)

Click here to preview the auction items!

Live Auctioneer:
John Sweeney is the owner of the Brave New Workshop (BNW), the oldest satirical comedy theatre in the nation. He is also a keynote speaker, trainer, improviser and author. In his first book Innovation at the Speed of Laughter: 8 Secrets to World Class Idea Generation, Sweeney demonstrated how improvisational theatre skills and behaviors, like those practiced at the BNW, can be used to develop critical business skills and drive innovation. Companies as diverse as Hampton, Microsoft, Honeywell, Target, Major League Soccer and General Mills seek out Sweeney to address topics including change management, idea generation, teamwork, and sales training. 

MPI MN Auction Donation Form

This event does not qualify for CEU credit.

Event details

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
11:00am - 2:00pm

11:00am - Registration/Networking/Silent Auction begins/Wall of Wine Cork Purchase

12:00pm - Lunch is served/Silent Auction continues on screen

1:00pm -Live Auction begins/Silent Auction closed

1:30pm – 2:00pm -Payment and pick up of items/Departure

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Entrances/Exits to Underground Plaza Parking Ramp
Enter either on 2nd Avenue South, or on 12th Street South. The Plaza Ramp has handicap parking – elevators and a skyway connect the Ramp to the Convention Center, allowing easy access for wheelchairs.

Public Entrances
There are four main public entrance rotundas located on 2nd Avenue S. & Grant Street, labeled "Ballroom Entrance," "Plaza 1," "Plaza 2" and "Plaza 3." Designated handicap-accessible entrances (power assisted doors) are adjacent to Plaza 3 (entrance closest to Wesley Church), and the 12th Street Entrance.


Advance/Regular Price

Late/On-site Price


$ 45.00

$ 60.00


$ 55.00

$ 70.00


$ 18.00

$ 33.00


$ 22.50


Register by
11:59pm on Friday, December 14, 2012
Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees

Program Sponsors

Who Attended

Jerry Terp, Midwest Office - Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
Haley Michalsen, The Westin Edina Galleria
Jessa Barron, Minnapolis Institute of Art
Tsitsy Andrianaivo, Soullections Management LLC
Rebecca Mies, Cragun's Resort & Conference Center
Megan Diaz, Hilton Minneapolis
Katy Riley, The Commons Hotel
Barb Oswell, Odyssey Resorts
Lisa Lopez, NYC & Company
Nancy Pogreba, CMP, Hotel Ivy