• Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: Associations North Solutions Conference

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

Over 400 association executives, staff and members of the hospitality community connected at the Associations North Solutions Conference at Mystic Lake Center on June 13-14. The conference consisted of the Annual Meeting & Expo, a Cornholapalooza (bean bag tournament) and a Golf Classic, and an open-concept trade show.

Drawing on the conference theme, every aspect of the meeting aimed to find solutions for association challenges. A major change and focus included four in-depth workshops to dig deeper and focus on challenges such as “Creating 4D Conference Experiences” with Sarah Michel, CSP, VP Professional Connexity, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting.

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.