Argyle Winery - The Tasting House
Join us on November 15 at the Argyle Tasting Room in Dundee for a networking social! Enjoy the company of your MPI Oregon collegues while enjoying wonderful wine and appetizers, sponsored by Argyle Winery!
Be a big winner and buy a key for the wine cooler filled with wine! Only $20 per key!
The Artillery Barracks - Vancouver, WA
Speaker: Tara Liaschenko, CMM, The Link Events
Are you tired of the boring brainstorming session? Unproductive commiseration sessions? Solution Circle is the brainstorming session reinvented. Using the collective knowledge of your peers, experience an enhanced, experientially charged brainstorming session. Through the use of collaborative co-creation you will not only obtain potential solutions to your challenges, but you have the opportunity to share your experiences and help your peers with their challenges. This is a solution focused problem-solving session that will provide everyone with multiple solutions. Solution Circle is a customizable shareable program that can be applied to your office, meeting or conference. Come join us for a Solution Circle experiential learning solution collective!
Tara Liaschenko is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry. She is the recent recipient of the 2015 MPI Global RISE Award for Member of the Year.
A graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Ms. Liaschenko began her career as a consultant in the fashion industry producing and directing. She has supervised product education and training for a national research laboratory, launched an industry resource guide, and managed on-air image and product knowledge for HSN. Her work has been based in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and Florida.
Ms. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events including concept development, site selection, contract negotiation, entertainment, catering & accommodations, décor design, promotion, production development, registration, and management.
Her clients include corporations, associations, nonprofits, religious groups, and individuals. She has successfully executed thousands of events during her career ranging from those modest in size to conventions and tradeshows of 5,000 attendees and budgets of well over a half million dollars. Whether you are seeking sophisticated, traditional, zany, or surprising, an anniversary party or a board meeting, her organization excels at engaging audiences, increasing participation, building your brand, and accelerating desired outcomes.
An accomplished speaker, Ms. Liaschenko also facilitates board, staff, and client retreats, and in recent years, her company has expanded to facilitating strategic planning and leading business development planning for corporate and nonprofit clients.
An active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), she has served the Tampa Bay Area Chapter Board as Director of Professional Development, V.P. of Education, V.P. of Membership and President. Expanding her commitment to MPI, she has served on the International Community Membership Advisory Council, International Chapter Advisory Council, RISE Awards Judging Panel, Chair of the International Chapter Advisory Council, Chair of the International Chapter and Membership Advisory Council, WEC Education Proposal Review Taskforce, MPI Facilitator Program Committee and currently serves on the Chapter and Membership Advisory Council.
With strong community commitment, long-standing relationships with ethical and reliable vendors, and adept knowledge of production, Ms. Liaschenko is at the forefront of her industry consistently delivering her clients successful meetings and events.
More information coming soon!
Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington
What Is The Cascadia Educational Conference?
The 2023 conference will be held at Semiahmoo Resort on March 5-7.
Why Should I Attend the Cascadia Educational Conference?
The Cascadia Educational Conference (CEC) is a joint regional conference for the Oregon and Washington State Chapters of Meeting Professionals International.
Cascadia features educational breakouts, motivating keynotes, and opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers to network and connect in the hosted buyer program and the trade show.
CEC is a two and a half-day meetings experience complete with award-winning industry leaders who strive to show that meetings are more than just an agenda
Salem Convention Center
More information coming soon!