• Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Challenges the Status Quo

     
    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE
     

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!” 

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.