Northwest Meetings + Events

The STM Drifter Energy Travel Backpack is perfect for meeting pros on the road

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Thanks to this new energy-saving travel backpack, you’ll never have to worry about your phone or tablet running out of juice again. The built-in charger gives travelers an extra 15 to 20 hours of talk time, and it’s powered by Smart Power, so your backpack can simultaneously recharge its battery and your electronics, while also emitting minimal heat to protect items in the bag.

Event Snapshots: Best of Northwest Awards

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On Oct. 21, 2015, industry insiders gathered together at Westland Distillery in Seattle to celebrate the finalists and winners of Northwest Meetings + Events fifth annual Best of the Northwest awards. The event was sponsored by Butler Seattle, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Meydenbauer Center and Salem Convention Center. Event partners were Alabastro Photography, Blue Danube Productions, Herban Feast, Lisa Dupar Catering, PJ Hummel & Co., Wave Link Music, Inc., and Westland Distillery.

How to Choose the Right Photographer to Document your Event

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The right photographer can ensure your event remains a vivid and exciting experience for your guests that can be shared for years to come. But finding and working with the right photographer isn’t as simple and easy as snapping a selfie. It requires a bit of vision and a lot of communication to get the images you want.

BUDGETING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Whistler welcomes meetings, conferences and events of all sizes

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Nestled in British Columbia's spectacular coast mountains, Whistler is Canada’s center of outdoor adventure. A co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic events, Whistler is a “year-round resort with fun activities and great sightseeing no matter when you visit,” explains Mary Zinck, manager of travel media at Tourism Whistler. The local population of 10,400 welcomes more than 2.7 million guests annually, and event spaces of all types and sizes make the resort suitable for any gathering.

Movie Theaters set the stage for Oscar-worthy events

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Looking for a two-thumbs-up for your next meeting or event? You might want to consider a movie theater as your venue. The large screen and comfy seats provide a unique setting suited to professional and celebratory gatherings. Here are a few movie theater venue options from around the Northwest.

REGAL RIVERSTONE STADIUM 14
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
CAPACITY: 14 auditoriums with 65 to 300 seats each; 1,855 seats total

Cascadia Educational Conference heads to Sunriver Resort

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There will be some new faces at the 14th annual Cascadia Educational Conference. A joint venture of the Washington and Oregon chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the 2016 conference will, for the first time in its history, officially include the British Columbia chapter of MPI. The conference is taking place March 13 to 15 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon, located approximately 20 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon.

MOBILE MAVENS RELEASES ITS NEW FLEET OF TRUCKS

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If you thought the food truck craze couldn’t get any cooler, think again. Mobile Mavens, a catering company that delivers food in unique retro-styled campers and bike carts, has added three new trucks to its fleet: Lil’ Blu, a mobile bar in a throwback VW van; GaiBox, a chicken-and-rice van; and Picnic, a sandwich van.

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