Meeting Professionals International (MPI) revealed the dates and locations for the first two programs of its Experiential Event Series in 2016 that also coincide with major U.S. events.

The first 2016 program will be held in partnership with CES, the largest international consumer technology tradeshow presented by the Consumer Technology Association, and the other is with South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music, film and emerging technologies conference and festival.

Program dates and locations are as follows.

CES 2016
January 4-7, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
MPI Certificate Program: Experiential Marketing

SXSW 2016
March 17-19, 2016
Austin, Texas
MPI Certificate Program: Festival Production

Presented by the MPI Academy, the MPI Experiential Event Series features high-profile events in key areas such as sports, entertainment, culinary and mega-events to provide unique, intimate education experiences, including behind the scenes tours and peer-to-peer learning.

Program participants will obtain a related certificate in areas like event production, experiential marketing, festival production and sports event management.

The first MPI Experiential Event Series program was held in Atlantic City this past September in partnership with MeetAC, Caesars Entertainment and the Miss America Organization.

For more information and registration details for CES 2016, visit http://www.mpiweb.org/Events/ces-2016. Watch for more information on SXSW to come at http://www.mpiweb.org.