Yesterdays opening session was a unique experience for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) to dive in to new technology with the stage being webcasted to the world from to taking questions from the world viz text messaging. I applaud the production teams for their hard work on this. Obviously, this type of thing is a new landscape for or industry and they went after it. The gist of the event was Meeting Professionals International (MPI) trying to tackle the economy and give meeting planners real solutions to real problems. Honestly it was very much doom and gloom but I walked out feeling like that I can “Survive and Thrive” I will write more about my experience and share some video from the event later, but I am running off to catch a session.