44 GOING THE EXTRA MILE
Fun, cultural heritage, legislative business and
a lot of driving highlight this Native American
gathering in Oklahoma.
50 BRING IT ON
Teaching cheerleading and creating leaders
in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
56 CASH COW
Madison, Wis., welcomes a $30 million bovine
20 TIPS FOR MANAGING
SHOR T LEAD TIMES
For meeting planners up against short lead
times, the old adage about being stuck between
a rock and a hard place is all too apt these days.
22 CREATING A SECTOR
The U.S. government now recognizes meeting
planning as a profession, largely due to the
efforts of Janet Sperstad, CMP.
24 URBAN JUNGLE PARADISE
The largest metro area in the Peruvian Amazon,
Iquitos is much more than it appears.
25 EMBRACING THE
A meeting industry techie talks wearables
and streamlining your life.
Due to surging hotel occupancy rates and the
growing “sharing economy” in demand-heavy
San Francisco, some World Education Congress
attendees slept—or considered doing so—
in the homes of local residents.
THE MPI ACADEMY
Connecting all of the education and learning
experiences MPI delivers within the meeting
and event industry and beyond.
30 UNIQUELY SAN FRANCISCO
For the Closing Night Celebration at the World
Education Congress, MPI took it to the street.
36 THE EVENT SUPPLIER SANDBOX
There are times to network and let people
know what you do, but the real relationships
are built in how you give.
38 THE MAGIC OF DE-CLUTTERING
Having a lot of stuff does not make for an
effective mind—or an effective meeting.