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    1. Maureen Bausch. 

    <p>1. Maureen Bausch.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. ILEA-MSP Board Members: Erin Flood, Sarah Johnson, Christie Altendorf, Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Josh Reitan, Meghan Gustafson and Susan Diamond. 

    <p>2. ILEA-MSP Board Members: Erin Flood, Sarah Johnson, Christie Altendorf, Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Josh Reitan, Meghan Gustafson and Susan Diamond.&nbsp;</p>
  • Event Snapshots: ILEA-MSP Talks Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium

     
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    3. Jean Peine and Jenna Anderson. 

    <p>3. Jean Peine and Jenna Anderson.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Aubrie Grant, Matthew Trettel and Cheryl Kranz. 

    <p>4. Aubrie Grant, Matthew Trettel and Cheryl Kranz.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. Nick Peter and Alaina Battaglia. 

    <p>5. Nick Peter and Alaina Battaglia.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Seth Lienard, Mark Miller and Josh Reitan. 

    <p>6. Seth Lienard, Mark Miller and Josh Reitan.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Laurie McVean and Katie Benson. 

    <p>7. Laurie McVean and Katie Benson.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Jodi Collen, Katy Burke and Susan Brauer. 

    <p>8. Jodi Collen, Katy Burke and Susan Brauer.&nbsp;</p>

International Live Events Association (ILEA-MSP) met at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 29 for networking, lunch, a tour of the stadium and an address from Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Attendees learned about the different ways to get involved in the 10-day Bold North Festival that will lead up to Super Bowl LII. Bausch addressed what planners will need to know about NFL-sanctioned and Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee events, as well as the legacy that the Super Bowl will leave in Minnesota—including its Super Bowl Legacy Fund charitable arm and the supplier diversity Business Connect program.

Carly Van Veldhuizen, the mastermind behind Girl Friday’s mesmerizing creative custom installations, talks inspiration, materials and the value of a solid team.

 

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.

 

This three-city area offers lodging, event space—and plenty of free parking.