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    1. Innovation Unleashed & Mini Hackathon Leader Jamie Murdock, Experient.

    1. Innovation Unleashed & Mini Hackathon Leader Jamie Murdock, Experient.
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    2. Hackathon pitch winners: Rachel Thompson, Chris Harrison, Lindsey Schneider, Cari Kronschnable, and Amanda Picha.

    2. Hackathon pitch winners: Rachel Thompson, Chris Harrison, Lindsey Schneider, Cari Kronschnable, and Amanda Picha.
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    3. Program Guide complete with Hackathon Design Book and Learning Journal.

    3. Program Guide complete with Hackathon Design Book and Learning Journal.
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    4. Mickaela Hilleren and Katie Eichelberger.

    4. Mickaela Hilleren and Katie Eichelberger.
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    5. Meeting Match Maker App Pitch: Allison Gruhn.

    5. Meeting Match Maker App Pitch: Allison Gruhn.
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    6. Katie Fernstaedt, Mike Mulally, Marilyn Bouteiller, Shawn Petersen and Sarah Korbel.

    6. Katie Fernstaedt, Mike Mulally, Marilyn Bouteiller, Shawn Petersen and Sarah Korbel.
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    7. Scrabble team challenge winners. 

    7. Scrabble team challenge winners. 

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.

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.