MPI announces keynote speakers for WEC18

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has lined up five inspirational keynote speakers for its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC18), including a world-renowned brand innovator, a mechanical engineer and social commentator, an entertainment producer, a former Disney executive and a CNN legal and social commentator.

These thought leaders will present poignant and energizing presentations during the all-new pep rallies, which will kick off and wrap up each day during WEC18 – with day one focusing on inspiration to start designing experiences, day two focusing on ideation to receive ideas and tools to start designing experiences and day three focusing on activation where attendees will be given tools to act now.

Dustin Garis, LifeProfit

“Revolt Against Routine and Create Memorable Experiences”
Day 1 (Inspiration Focus) – Sunday Opening Pep Rally: June 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

“Valuing Diversity and Beating Bias”
Day 1 (Inspiration Focus) – Sunday Afternoon Pep Rally: June 3, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Michael Cerbelli, Cerbelli Creative

Day 2 (Ideation Focus) – Monday Morning Pep Rally: June 4, 8:30-9:45 a.m.

Note: Doors open for pre-show at 8:00 a.m.

Duncan Wardle, ID8&INNOV8, LLC

“Think Different – Creating Better Ideas Faster and Enjoying the Process Along the Way”
Day 2 (Ideation Focus) – Monday Afternoon Pep Rally: June 4, 4:25-5:00 p.m.

Mel Robbins

“How 5 Second Decisions Change Your Life”
Day 3 (Activation Focus) – Tuesday Morning Pep Rally: June 5, 8:30-9:15 a.m.

In addition, Dena Blizzard, a former Miss New Jersey and comedian, will return this year as the emcee for the event. For detailed keynote descriptions and speaker bios, visit

WEC18 is scheduled for June 2 – 5, 2018, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Check out the press release explaining the program redesign and continued theme of “Stop planning meetings, start designing experiences.” To learn more and register, visit

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