• Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    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. 

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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

  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

    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!” 

When Minneapolis won the bid to host Super Bowl LII back in May 2014, the city and its people got to work. By the time the Eagles defeated the Patriots on Feb. 4, 2018, in front of a crowd of 67,612, more than 150 Super Bowl-related parties and events took place, 1,055,000 people attended the 10-day fan festival and 1.4 million people visited the Mall of America. The next day, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport waved good-bye to a record-breaking 61,000 visitors, and the people who worked tirelessly to pull off the event breathed a collective sigh of relief.

 

The Minneapolis makeover embraces everything the Bold North has to offer.