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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.

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!