Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

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    1. Attendees were encouraged to use the hashtag #ThinkMeetings. 

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    2. Groups worked together to build the tallest structure as a team. 

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    3. Jenn Schaal, Industrial Fabrics Association International, emceed the event. 

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    4. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provided the energy break (sponsored by Arrowwood Resorts), which included gluten-free energy bars, green smoothie shooters, kale chips and peanut butter coconut balls. 

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    5. Jenny Prosser, LeadingAge Minnesota, and Mandy Schuchman, Meet Minneapolis, “meeting” for the first time. 

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    6. Kathy Johnson, Associations North, and Deanna Merdink, Best Meetings. Inc., engaging in a new way of thinking. 

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    7. Denise Woods, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, adds to the interactive Idea Wall. 

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    8. Josh Campbell, Brilliant Fete, quizzes Annette Belding, Minneapolis Northwest CVB, during the Art in Messaging session. 

Associations North, the association for associations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, infused excitement, creativity and innovation into its one-day Meeting Planners Symposium on Nov. 9 at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis with its open layout, new room sets, quick 30-minute sessions, hub groups and more. Keynote speaker Tamara G. Kleinberg disrupted the status quo with her “Think Sideways” presentation that introduced new tools to and generate inventive ideas. All attendees received a copy of Kleinberg’s book, “Think Sideways: A Game-Changing Playbook for Disruptive Thinking!” 

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