We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Tennessee Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI:TN) and UT Non-Credit Programs.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s most vibrant global community, helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 23,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. The vision of MPI is to build a rich global meeting industry community and their mission is to make our members successful by building human connections through Knowledge/Ideas, Relationships, Marketplaces. MPI:TN is much more than “just another membership,” MPI:TN is your #1 resource for growing you and your profession! With over 300 members, MPI:TN’s mission is to make our members successful. For more information about MPI: TN, meetings and networking opportunities visit their website.

Our next meeting and event planning classes start in January.

Who should attend?

• This program will be helpful to individuals working at resorts, hotel management, corporations, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and meeting venues.

• Individuals working with convention and conferences, weddings, fundraisers, sporting events, fairs and social functions.

• Anyone seeking a comprehensive introduction to the field of meeting and event planning.

• Individuals working in related fields such as catering, hospitality, lighting and audio/visual sound.


Required Courses

Meeting & Event Planning (10-week course)

Contracts for Event Planners (6 classroom hours)

Meeting and Event Planning Budgeting (6 classroom hours)


Electives (choose two)

Food & Beverage (6 classroom hours)

Site Selection (6 classroom hours)

Certified Meeting Planner (CMP)

Preparation Course (6 classroom hours)