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    1. “60” ice sculpture. 

    <p>1. “60” ice sculpture.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Emcee and host Josh Campbell. 

    <p>2. Emcee and host Josh Campbell.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Juli Schneider, MN Dental Association, won two round-trip Delta Airline tickets. 

    <p>3. Juli Schneider, MN Dental Association, won two round-trip Delta Airline tickets.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater. 

    <p>4. Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. Anna Tanski, Visit Duluth, and Devie Hagen, Elan Speakers Agency. Nicole French, Premier Transportation, and Jessica Miller, Industrial Fabrics Association International. 

    <p>5. Anna Tanski, Visit Duluth, and Devie Hagen, Elan Speakers Agency. Nicole French, Premier Transportation, and Jessica Miller, Industrial Fabrics Association International.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Linda Nelson, Olsen Thielen CPAs; Lori Cates, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Nikki Fischer, St. Cloud Area CVB. Rachel Granzow, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Lexalee Momchilovich, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. 

    <p>6. Linda Nelson, Olsen Thielen CPAs; Lori Cates, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Nikki Fischer, St. Cloud Area CVB. Rachel Granzow, St. Cloud Area CVB, and Lexalee Momchilovich, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Celebrating community, conversation and camaraderie

    <p>7. Celebrating community, conversation and camaraderie</p>
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    8. Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years

    <p>8. Assocations North Celebrates 60 Years</p>

Associations North, formerly MSAE (Midwest Society of Association Executives), celebrated 60 years at Aria Minneapolis on Aug. 4 by honoring the past, present and future. Guests were greeted with stilt walkers, valet parking, champagne tower and a walk through the decades in the form of 8-foot-by-8-foot photo walls from the past six decades. Member logos were highlighted in a big “60” for a memorable backdrop. The four-sided bar and video cube overhead highlighted more member photos and videos on the impact of associations (complete with a blooper reel). Surprise entertainment from Dragons Fire Theater included an aerialist performing to Prince’s “Purple Rain,” LED show and fire dancers. Guests were treated to gourmet food and drink, two Delta airline giveaways (one a surprise), and VIP lounges with custom cigars and wine throughout the evening. Featured entertainment, Free and Easy Band, kept the celebration rocking with their killer vocals, horns and dance music. associationsnorth.com

Consumer behavior expert and author Shawna Suckow, CMP, shared her industry insights during the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Michigan Chapter’s annual Mid-Winter Symposium and Silent Auction in February.

Suckow’s “Meetings 3.0” session focused on the evolution of technology, culture and generations that have led to changes in what audiences now demand and how planners must react to those changes. Her afternoon presentation assessed event practices that need to be disregarded because many of them no longer effectively serve planners or their clients. shawnasuckow.com/blog

 

The 19th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 12-13 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and featured two days of networking, education and an expo. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

 

More than 500 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 11 at Mile High Station and Ironworks in Denver to celebrate the 13th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!