Networking and Axe Throwing? IUP Meeting Professionals International attends “Flannel and Axe Throwing Event”

Posted on 10/30/2019 2:10:54 PM

On October 2, IUP’s student branch of Meeting Professionals International traveled to Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing in Mt. Lebanon for a networking event with MPI Pittsburgh

The “Flannels and Axe Throwing” event hosted by the Meeting Professionals International Pittsburgh Chapter was an excellent experience for the IUP MPI student members. This was the first MPI Pittsburgh event that IUP has participated in this fall semester. Students, especially new members, were eager to attend, learn a new skill and have a good time.

While at Lumberjaxes, students and their club adviser Nicole Buse mixed and mingled with industry professionals from all over the city, and catch up with MPI Pittsburgh members they had connected with in the past. “Flannels and Axe Throwing” was a great way for students, industry professionals and members of the MPI Pittsburgh Chapter to be able to network and connect with each other.

After a bit of socializing and the passing of hors d’oeuvres, the Axe Throwing Tournament began. All the MPI student members signed their name on the list and waited to be assigned to a group. Though on “teams” the competitive nature of the event quickly revealed itself. Though the tournament was competitive, students held their own. Despite their best efforts, none of the IUP students were named champion.

The IUP MPI Chapter would like to thank MPI Pittsburgh for the invitation to a great event and for their prolonged support of the IUP chapter.

If you are a student at IUP who would like to join Meetings Professionals International, please contact president Lindsy Foner at

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