April 7, 2022 – Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world's largest industry association for meeting and event professionals, is excited to announce that the 2026 edition of its award-winning World Education Congress (WEC) will be held in San Antonio, TX.

WEC is MPI’s signature education event, drawing approximately 2,500 event professionals annually. The event aims to provide leading edge education, share the latest industry innovations and ultimately take risks in its design and implementation, so that attendees can glean from its learnings.

“San Antonio is very excited to host the World Education Congress (WEC) for the first time in 2026. We appreciate that MPI has placed such confidence in San Antonio, and we are honored to host this exceptional event,” said Marc Anderson, President & CEO, Visit San Antonio, “San Antonio offers an experience unlike any other, where a cutting-edge, modern meeting scene has evolved amid a city full of rich culture and history. We cannot wait to showcase all San Antonio has to offer to the MPI community.”

After a competitive RFP process, the location was selected and demonstrates a further commitment to the association’s intent to grow and design global experiences.

“San Antonio is a perfect destination for WEC,” said Annette Gregg, CMM, MBA, Senior Vice President of Experience for MPI, “It has an abundance of flexible meeting space between the convention center, convention hotels and offsite venues, and a wonderful variety of entertainment and historical assets. Our participants will be thrilled with all the options.”

This year’s WEC will take place in San Francisco, CA June 21-23. Registration is now open. Visit mpi.org/wec for more information.

About WEC:
MPI’s award-winning World Education Congress (WEC), is one of MPI’s annual signature events. The 2022 edition takes place June 21-23, 2022 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, CA. WEC San Francisco will be an in-person event, featuring the award-winning education and inspiring programming WEC is known for. Learn more and register at mpi.org/wec.

About MPI:
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including 13,000 engaged members. It has nearly 70 chapters and clubs with members in 75 countries. "When we meet, we change the world." mpi.org