• Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshots: MSAE Holiday Hoedown

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

The Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) celebrated the holidays in Western style with its themed Holiday Hoedown on Dec. 4, 2015 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. A silent auction, Wall of Wine benefiting MSAE’s charity of the year, Matter, a Heads or Tails game for cash, holiday photos, and themed food and drinks had guests in good spirits. To make the night even better, Roger Radley made sure the group was in stitches during his comedy set.

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.

 

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.

 

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.