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    1. Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.

    1. Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.
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    2. Tom Guetzke.

    2. Tom Guetzke.
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    3. LynMarie Winninger.

    3. LynMarie Winninger.
  • Event Snapshots: NSA-MN Chapter Annual Gala

     
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    4. Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE; Joe Schmit, CSP; Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP; and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.

    4. Thom Winninger, CSP, CPAE; Joe Schmit, CSP; Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP; and Dr. Manny Steil CSP, CPAE.
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    5. Tim and Marci Malzahn.

    5. Tim and Marci Malzahn.
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    6. Patricia McGinnis, Robin Kellogg, Dr. Jermaine M. Davis and Carol Kaemmerer.

    6. Patricia McGinnis, Robin Kellogg, Dr. Jermaine M. Davis and Carol Kaemmerer.
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    7. Dan Diebold, the first president of NSA-MN 39 years ago, and his wife.

    7. Dan Diebold, the first president of NSA-MN 39 years ago, and his wife.
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    8. Guy Marzano, Annie Meehan, Tracy Patil and Christine Leick. 

    8. Guy Marzano, Annie Meehan, Tracy Patil and Christine Leick. 

On May 31 at International Market Square, the National Speakers Association – Minnesota Chapter (NSAMN) held its annual gala to celebrate the past year and recognize outstanding members, from those who earned their CSP to those who offered advice and knowledge throughout the year. Awards were presented for Newcomer IMPACT, Chapter Member of the Year, Next Level, Volunteer of the Year, the Mark Leblanc Award, Minnesota Speaker Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award. The incoming board was also introduced. The theme was Be a Pineapple with a Tropical Twist, and mentalist Joe “The MindShark” Curcillo provided entertainment with a thought-driven program.

MNM+E’s annual readers’ choice awards brought 295 meeting and event professionals to the Lumber Exchange Event Center on April 24 to honor the 2019 award winners and Hall of Famers. Frank Maciel was the event’s emcee. Mall of America was the premier sponsor, and Discover St. Louis Park was the event’s Uber sponsor, giving attendees a credit to the ride-share app.

 

The 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium held at The Graduate Minneapolis and McNamara Alumni Center was all about unique venues and experiences. From a Scrabble team challenge to a mini hackathon, meeting with no walls and a surprise session on a coach bus, this learning opportunity was anything but ordinary. Teams worked together to solve a complex problem and pitch their idea for $500 cash. Through beautiful chaos, attendees discovered fresh, unconventional approaches to do their jobs better.

 

The MPI Minnesota Chapter gathered on June 20 to celebrate the success of its past year at JX Event Venue in Stillwater. The event included a happy hour, Fun Pianos that serenaded guests, elevated food stations, trolley rides and a hidden speakeasy.