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    1. Maureen Bausch. 

    <p>1. Maureen Bausch.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. ILEA-MSP Board Members: Erin Flood, Sarah Johnson, Christie Altendorf, Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Josh Reitan, Meghan Gustafson and Susan Diamond. 

    <p>2. ILEA-MSP Board Members: Erin Flood, Sarah Johnson, Christie Altendorf, Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Josh Reitan, Meghan Gustafson and Susan Diamond.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Jean Peine and Jenna Anderson. 

    <p>3. Jean Peine and Jenna Anderson.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Aubrie Grant, Matthew Trettel and Cheryl Kranz. 

    <p>4. Aubrie Grant, Matthew Trettel and Cheryl Kranz.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. Nick Peter and Alaina Battaglia. 

    <p>5. Nick Peter and Alaina Battaglia.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Seth Lienard, Mark Miller and Josh Reitan. 

    <p>6. Seth Lienard, Mark Miller and Josh Reitan.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. Laurie McVean and Katie Benson. 

    <p>7. Laurie McVean and Katie Benson.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Jodi Collen, Katy Burke and Susan Brauer. 

    <p>8. Jodi Collen, Katy Burke and Susan Brauer.&nbsp;</p>

International Live Events Association (ILEA-MSP) met at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 29 for networking, lunch, a tour of the stadium and an address from Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Attendees learned about the different ways to get involved in the 10-day Bold North Festival that will lead up to Super Bowl LII. Bausch addressed what planners will need to know about NFL-sanctioned and Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee events, as well as the legacy that the Super Bowl will leave in Minnesota—including its Super Bowl Legacy Fund charitable arm and the supplier diversity Business Connect program.

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.