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    1. San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

    1. San Francisco Mayor London Breed.
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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.
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    3. Kathleen Ryan, Ghost Palm.

    3. Kathleen Ryan, Ghost Palm.
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    4. Cecilia Bengolea, Mosquito Net.

    4. Cecilia Bengolea, Mosquito Net.
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    5. Sterling Ruby, Specter.

    5. Sterling Ruby, Specter.
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    6. Nancy Baker Cahill, Revolutions.

    6. Nancy Baker Cahill, Revolutions.
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    7. John Gerrard, Western Flag.

    7. John Gerrard, Western Flag.
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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

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.

 

ILEA Seattle held its annual Emerald City Applause Awards on March 28 at the Arctic Club Seattle. Congratulations to this year’s winners: