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About SEC

The Southeast Educational Conference is the premier professional development conference for the meetings industry in the Southeastern United States.

The Southeast Educational Conference:

  • Provides affordable and accessible education resources and tools for the meeting professional
  • Provides networking and business opportunities
  • Elevates professional value within the global marketplace


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Meeting Professionals International

the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, believes in the unequaled power of events and human connections to advance organizational objectives.

Founded in 1972, MPI believes that meeting and event planners serve a critical role in the success of business and is committed to giving its members the very best in professional development, business opportunities and a vibrant industry community.

With more than 21,000 members, representing 86 countries, from 71 clubs, MPI chapters allow their members to form powerful social and professional bonds through conferences and community events.

MPI’s Mission: To make our members successful by building human connections through
knowledge, ideas, relationships and marketplaces.


TONS - MPI Florida ChaptersWho is TONS?

The SEC is a collaborative education conference that is hosted by the four MPI Florida chapters (TONS) – North Florida, South Florida, Tampa Bay Area and Greater Orlando Area

How Does TONS Guide the SEC? The TONS Advisory Council is made up of two representatives from each Florida chapter of MPI, in hopes of guiding the conference to an even greater success each year. We provide general guidelines to each year’s group of chairs to assure the highest quality and value to the conference participants.

The TONS Advisory Council also acts as a steering body to provide vision, strategic planning and direction to ensure the continued success of the SEC. It is essential that the Chapters support these efforts and adhere to the standards, policies and procedures as agreed upon by TONS and the Chapters’ Boards of Directors.

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