Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
    POSTED May 29, 2019
     

    1. San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

    1. San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    2. A dragon escorts guests into the newly expanded Moscone Center for the opening gala.

    2. A dragon escorts guests into the newly expanded Moscone Center for the opening gala.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    3. Kathleen Ryan, Ghost Palm.

    3. Kathleen Ryan, Ghost Palm.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    4. Cecilia Bengolea, Mosquito Net.

    4. Cecilia Bengolea, Mosquito Net.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    5. Sterling Ruby, Specter.

    5. Sterling Ruby, Specter.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    6. Nancy Baker Cahill, Revolutions.

    6. Nancy Baker Cahill, Revolutions.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    7. John Gerrard, Western Flag.

    7. John Gerrard, Western Flag.
  • Event Snapshots: Epic Triumphs in San Francisco and the Coachella Valley

     
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    8. Julian Hoeber, Going Nowhere Pavilion #01.

    8. Julian Hoeber, Going Nowhere Pavilion #01.

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

In Southern California, Palm Springs welcomed a monumental achievement of another sort. From Feb. 9 through April 21, the Coachella Valley played host to the second edition of Desert X: 19 site-specific art installations that enlivened the desert landscape. Free and open to the public, the exhibition spanned 50 miles across the California desert and expanded to the south to the Salton Sea and across the border into Mexico. The inaugural Desert X in 2017 attracted more than 200,000 visitors and engaged millions across social and digital media platforms. —Photos by Lance Gerber

On March 6, nearly 200 meeting planners, event producers, experiential design experts and vendor partners gathered at Loyola University Chicago’s Damen Student Center to talk cutting edge tech trends, explore new educational topics and connect with friends old and new.

 

California is one of the most abundant agricultural regions in the world, but a startling number of residents aren’t always sure where their next meal will come from. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, one in eight Californians struggles with hunger. The situation is especially startling for children; one in five is food insecure.

Hunger is not a supply problem, it’s a logistics challenge. And the meetings and events industry is full of logistics-minded people who are in a position to chip away at it.

 

There’s gold—and a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed meeting center—in them thar hills.