The Recognition Experience 2016
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The Recognition Experience is the premiere conference for recognition professionals across the world.

1/9/2016 to 1/13/2016
When: January 9-13, 2016
Where: Mandalay Bay Hotel
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada  89119
United States

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IACETEach conference breakout and keynote address is approved for .1 CEUs as approved by IACET. Recognition Professionals International (RPI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102.

January 9-13, 2016
Mandalay Bay Hotel

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 U.S.A.

In conjunction with the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
Mandalay Bay Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Recognition Professionals International (RPI) and Promotional Products Association International (PPAI, have once again formed a strategic alliance, co-locating the RPI Annual Conference with PPAI at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 9-13, 2016.

Recognition Professionals International (RPI) is the leading resource for global strategic workforce recognition. RPI is the only professional association that engages both practitioners and resource providers to provide holistic value to the global recognition industry. RPI is at the forefront of workforce recognition through its focus on recognition innovations and education as a systematic method for improvements in the workplace.

Please Note:

RPI conference attendees are given access to view the PPAI brand show floor with their event registration:

In order to have access to the Expo show floor, you must qualify for the PPAI member/distributor qualifications:

Registration Rates

Registration ($USD)

Early Bird Rate
by October 30, 2015

Year End Rate
by December 31, 2015

Regular Rate

Professional Practitioner
/Business Partner Member




Practitioner Basic




Nonmember/Business Guest




CRP Rates

Please note that CRP I is a pre-requisite for these courses and is offered online. View pricing details and course descriptions and register today for CRP I!

CRP Course Rates

Building a Recognition
Blueprint (formerly CRP II)

Designing and Implementing
Recognition Programs
(formerly CRP III)

Creating a Recognition Culture
(formerly CRP IV)

Professional Practitioner
/Business Partner Member




Practitioner Basic




Nonmember/Business Guest




If you do not want to register online, please download the PDF form.

Hotel & Travel

Experient is the only official housing provider for The RPI Conference and The PPAI Expo. Other vendors cannot provide the same benefits and protection Experient offers for RPI and PPAI. Please be very cautious when deciding to book with anyone other than Experient.

Housing Reservations

Book your hotel through Experient, the official housing company for the 2016 RPI Conference.

View hotel rates and additional information here.

Register Here

Hotel Property Maps and Information

Contact Experient at 800.967.8852 — or in Canada or Outside US 847.996.5832

Please reference the “PPAI” room block when prompted. 

Hotel Property Maps and Information

Photo/Audio/Video Release

As part of our mission to provide education, best practices and other information from leaders in their fields, speakers, panelists and audience members should be aware that we may record all or part of the events we organize, including comments from speakers, panelists and audience members. The resulting raw and edited materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings, and associated verbatim transcripts, may be used by RPI, without restriction, in press releases, white papers, conference collateral, websites and other publications.

By attending our events, you acknowledge that you are in a public place, and that attendees (including RPI volunteers) may capture your image in photos and videos. Nevertheless, RPI encourages event attendees to exercise common sense and good judgment, and respect the wishes of other attendees who do not wish to be photographed at the events.

RPI uses photos and videos taken at its events for a variety of purposes, including publication on the RPI website. If you see any photos or profiles about yourself on the site that you would like removed, please contact us at 651. 290.7490.

Policies - PCI, Prepayment and Cancellation

**Due to PCI Compliance, please do NOT provide any credit card information via email. Call or fax it in only**

Prepayment required.

All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/Purchase Order to reserve your place at the Conference.

CRP Registration and Conference Cancellation Policies

Payment must be received with your conference registration form. If you must cancel your conference registration and do so before December 18, 2015, your conference registration fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after December 18, 2015. No-shows will not be refunded.

CRP Course fees are only refundable until December 18, 2015. After December 18, 2015, classes will be applied as a credit to your account to be taken at a later date. Exceptions may apply. Please contact the RPI office if you have any further questions at 651.290.7490.

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