Host Your Next Event at the University of Minnesota

Unique Venues

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Bloomington, Minnesota: Simply Central and the Home of Mall of America


As the home of Mall of America and 40 hotels with over 9,000 guest rooms , we are sometimes referred to as the hospitality capital of Minnesota. Unique spots such as Nickelodeon Universe , SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium , and Crayola Experience delight meeting attendees.

September 25, 2017: N.F.L. Players and Owners Speak Out Against Trump's Demands, Stevie Wonder Participates in Political Protest at Global Citizen Festival, Judge Rules Against Minnesota Couple Who Wouldn't Film Same-Sex Weddings


N.F.L. PLAYERS AND OWNERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST TRUMP'S DEMANDS: N.F.L. players and owners on Sunday protested and spoke out

2017 83

Get InsPIred to Take A Slice Out of Pi Day


Minnesota: Banana Cream Pie. Bananas in Minnesota? He stopped in at Duluth Grill in Minnesota on an episode of his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives to sample its banana cream pie. Bring your ap-PIE-tite to meetings today!

Find Your Mid-American Live Music Hot Spot


Meeting Planning band belt chicago city corn cornfields detroit illinois indiana indianapolis kansas kansas city live live band live music madison Michigan mid-america middle midwest milwaukee minneapolis minnesota missouri peoria rust st.

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Dealing successfully with event complexity

Conferences that Work

In 1975, I was stricken with viral meningitis while attending a conference in the former Yugoslavia. While spending ten unexpected days recovering flat on my back in a Split hospital, my only reading matter was an English translation of Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching.

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How to implement hybrid event strategies for your meetings and conferences


Presently she serves as President of the Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter, and most recently was inducted into the Minnesota Meetings and Events Hall of Fame.

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26 Minneapolis Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love


Look no further than this list of 26 awesome event venues in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and beyond. With over 13 lakes, wetlands, and direct access to the Mississippi River, this Minnesota city is home to a variety of beautiful landscapes. Minnesota Orchestra Hall.

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Midwest Breweries with Meeting Space on Tap

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While Milwaukee gets a lot of the credit when it comes to Midwest breweries, cities in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only are breweries known for their handcrafted suds, many are also hot spots for groups looking for something beyond the hotel boardroom or ballroom. . Surly Brewing Co. City: Minneapolis. Signature beer: Furious. Event spaces: 2,200-sq.-ft. Scheid Hall and a 400-sq.-ft. boardroom.

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The 25 Healthiest American Cities to Meet In


Rochester, Minnesota, home of the renowned Mayo Clinic, is the healthiest city in America. Minnesota had the most locations, securing four spots in the Top 25: Rochester (No. Rochester, Minnesota. Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota. Cloud, Minnesota.

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Is paid influencer marketing ethical in the event industry?

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Pecha Kucha presenters wanted for Event Camp Twin Cities Event Camp Twin Cities is returning for a second year, at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center on August 25-26.

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Podcast: AV malpractice with Will Curran & Brandt Krueger

Event Industry News

He is the founder of Event Technology Consulting and is based in Minnesota, USA. Joining our podcast host, James Dickson, on this week’s episode of the Event Industry News podcast was Will Curran and Brandt Krueger. Brandt is a technical producer, educator, speaker and consultant for the meeting and events industry who describes himself as a “geek dad and husband”. Will Curran is the founder of Endless Events, an AV production company that has been running for 12 years.

Ask Me Anything About Event Production—Today! (June 30, 4-6pm EDT)

Conferences that Work

Whoever they are—young developing leaders, Pecha Kucha presenters wanted for Event Camp Twin Cities Event Camp Twin Cities is returning for a second year, at the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center on August 25-26. Today (June 30) from 4 – 6 pm Eastern Daylight Time I’m hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) about Event Production with A/V production professionals Brandt Krueger , Christopher De Armond , and Patrick Brochu.

2016 139

Unique Wedding Venues for Happily Ever After

Unique Venues

Windows on Minnesota. Finding the perfect match for a wedding venue is easy when you look outside the box.

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Hotel News You Need: Spring/Summer 2016

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> The 342-room JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America added a new level of luxury and nearly 20,000 square feet of meeting space to the Twin Cities area in Minnesota when it opened in late 2015.

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Building Meaningful Connections for Meeting Planners and Suppliers


Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota by a small group of event industry professionals, National Events Partnerships -NEP- aims to overcome the frustration felt by meeting planners attending large planner and supplier conferences by offering a more intimate and focused setting.

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Dishing With Andrew Zimmern

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Between jet-setting jaunts and traveling back to his home base in Minnesota, the Travel Channel star best known as the host of “Bizarre Foods” has been working on a new show, “The Zimmern List.” Andrew Zimmern can be hard to reach, and this time is no exception. It’s taken several weeks to connect. The program features his “cult classic” personal favorites from the 170 countries he’s visited.

Winter Means Business in the Midwest

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Yet even Bloemendaal admits they’ve got nothing on a certain Minnesota city in this area. When old man winter rears his ugly head, the best thing you can do to boost your conference attendance is to head to Florida—right? If cities like Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Indianapolis have anything to say about it, the answer is: not necessarily.

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Meet the Team: Alison Heathcote

a2z Innovation Insider

I am based in Austin, Texas but originally from Minnesota and love to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, going to the dog park with my Corgi, Daphne, and grabbing tacos from my favorite taco truck. I am also looking forward to a trip home to Minnesota to see family. Meet Alison Heathcote, Project Manager with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself?

5 Reasons Why Your Next Event Venue Should Be a Loft


Venue pick: Stillwater, Minnesota is the home to Loft at Studio J , an 1895 building that was renovated in 2013 to create a unique environment for your entertaining needs.

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Top Pick Venues for Holiday Parties in 2019

Unique Venues

McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota. As the warm summer months continue to fly by, planners begin to think about the holiday season that is right around the corner. The month of December is a favorite to many because of the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays.

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National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting

PCMA Convene

7–13, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota. National Association of Medical Examiners 2016 Annual Meeting Sept.

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6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting


In addition to 520 stores and 50 restaurants, Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is home to a seven-acre Nickelodeon Universe amusement park, Smaaaash gaming center, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf.

Study Up On Our Top Picks For Academic Camps In North America

Unique Venues

University of Minnesota. The challenge with coordinating an academic camp is picking a venue that will immediately set the stage for learning. Spaces have to include all of the features you need to accomplish your specific goals for your group.

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Live from DMAI in Minneapolis


Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. The Destination Marketing Association International Annual Convention takes place Aug. 1−3 in Minneapolis. The premier event for destination marketing and management professionals is being held at Minneapolis Convention Center.

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How We Created an Exclusive Event That Was Curated With Intention


For our second-annual IMMERSION event held in Bloomington, Minnesota , we were fortunate enough to have esports’ best-and-brightest thought leaders unite in a multi-sensory, shared learning environment. Post authored by Lynn Wirch, Director of Operations, Live Events.

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20 Best and Worst Airports in America


Paul International, Minnesota (MSP). JFK International Airport, New York. What airports experience the worst delays and most cancellations? Which have the shortest security lines? Which are the easiest to get to from the city center?

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8 Animal Lover Destinations for Meeting Planners


Location: International Wolf Center (Minnesota). Meeting planners often don’t get to show their wild sides. But if your conference takes place in a locale known for its wild animals, then here’s your chance. In fact, here are eight.

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REAL ID Act to Bring Changes to TSA Checkpoints


The remaining 10 percent, including residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington, will need to present an alternate form of identification in order to fly.

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Fire Certificate For Canopies – What You Need To Know


Minnesota. If you are looking to buy a brand-new custom canopy for your business it is essential that you look for one that is flame-retardant and that you verify that it comes with a canopy fire certificate.

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2018 40 Under 40: Class Acts

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Paul, Minnesota. While these event professionals you will learn more about are young, there is much everyone in the industry can learn from them. They are proactively changing the world for the better through conference, meetings and other events. No wonder they are worthy members of the 2018 40 Under 40. Meet the next generation of leaders, these “Class Acts.” Learn how they got here and imagine where they, our industry and our world are going. Melinda Borucki. 39 • Director of Marketing.

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City by Nature: Touring Minneapolis’ Downtown Hotels


The redesign pays tribute to the unique culture of Minnesota, with sleek mid-century Scandinavian decor highlighted by a spacious lobby featuring an expansive stone fireplace framed by rustic wooden logs. Windows on Minnesota is comprised of four meeting rooms.

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Four States with Anti-LGBT Laws


Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of counties across the country, have enacted similar travel policies. Pier 39 in San Francisco.

Meet Monsieur, the World’s First Automatic Bartender

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Monsieur has been deployed at more than 20 locations including large sports and entertainment venues, like Churchill Downs Racetrack for the Kentucky Derby, Philips Arena in Atlanta, Arlington Raceway in Minnesota, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, as well as Marriott hotels and Regal Cinemas locations. Monsieur is a tech company first and foremost (at least, that’s what the brand’s masterminds say).

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New Podcast – Actionable Steps: Help End Human Trafficking


In addition to his contributions within CWT, Tony has a strong passion for community involvement and service leadership having been a 4-term Minnetonka City Council Member, a GBTA Meetings Committee member, Co-Chair of Hotel Committee for Super Bowl XII, and a current member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Board of Directors.

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Welcome to the New Event Tech Podcast – Episode ZERO

Endless Events

Will Curran: Is that Minnesota accent coming out again? My Minnesota accent sneaks out when I least expect it. Welcome to Event Tech Podcast Episode ZERO! We are so excited to launch this podcast focusing on the latest and most innovative tech.

4 Medical Conferences That Put Innovation First

PCMA Convene

April 13, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Venture Capitol Minnesota Senator Al Franken recorded a customized message for this year’s Breakthrough Collaborative, which included about 80 clinicians, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders.

20 Creative Fundraising Event Ideas


This unique brand of hoops helps Worthington, Minnesota residents come together for community celebrations while promoting a good cause. Create a more engaging experience and generate more ROI from your fundraising events with these creative ideas.

How a Surprise Proposal Turned Into a Sunset Reception. - Lindsey and Mike’s Sunset Hornblower Wedding Reception


We had the same on-campus job as Event Staff for the University of Minnesota Athletic Department. Start Planning Today. Lindsey and Mike were married on September 1st. The ceremony was held offsite at UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley.

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4 Smart Moves at Hyatt, Hotel Ivy and More


Orlando will lead the operation of the historic downtown hotel located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dana Orlando . Wischermann Partners appointed Dana Orlando as general manager of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Her previous roles include director of sales group and catering at Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hotel manager at Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah.