Introducing the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association

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LGBTQThe LGBT Meeting Professionals Association was founded to connect, empower and advance the events community through LGBT+ advocacy, education, research, idea exchange and networking.

The first and only organization solely committed to connecting, advancing and empowering the LGBT+ meeting professional, the LGBT MPA provides the opportunity for its members’ unique voices to be uplifted, and represents and educates the industry on a broad range of topics pertaining to inclusion and diversity. Its research-driven data provides a more meaningful understanding of our community while sharing best practices for industry leadership.

As a community-based association, with an international membership, the association hosts in-person and virtual events, including the upcoming Capital Pride Parade on Saturday June 8 and networking receptions at PCMA eduCon and IMEX, among other industry events. Learn more and find a 2024 calendar here.

The Directory of Partners is a valuable tool for your site selection, listing CVBs who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the SPARKS newsletter is a free resource listing LGBT MPA updates, events industry news and articles, and updates impacting the global LGBTQIA+ community.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.