• Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North’s 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

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.

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.

 

Minnesota has a bounty of venues that are made for sharing on social media.

 

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.