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contents Special Sections


75 Florida Beautiful destinations that put attendees in the right frame of mind for productive meetings. 76 VISIT FLORIDA 77 The Peabody Orlando 78 Walt DisneyWorld 80 Omni Hotels & Resorts 82 Universal Orlando Resort


84 Fort Lauderdale 88 The Palm Beaches & Boca Raton


90 Waldorf Astoria Naples 91 TradeWinds Island Resorts


Jennifer N. Dienst


93Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus When it comes to choice meeting destinations, the sky’s the limit. 98 Tucson 100 Irvine 101 Santa Monica 102 Pasadena 104 Sonoma County 106 Meet in Utah 107 Davis County 108 Utah Valley 109 Tacoma and Pierce County


110 Seattle 112 WACVB Roster Jennifer N. Dienst


Departments


17 Plenary Fighting child trafficking. Obama’s new tourism strategy. Pre Con: First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. Post Con: Macworld 2012.


4 pcmaconvene March 2012 Features


CMP SERIES Legal Briefing 65 “Every day brings a different challenge,” says one ofthe five industry attorneys participat- ing in our legal roundtable. “I’m not worried about issues disappearing in this industry.” What sorts ofissues? Contract language, alcohol liability, risk management, attrition, ADA compliance, social-media use, intellec- tual-property infringement, and bed bugs. Here’s how to keep yourselfcovered. Carol Bialkowski


3_12 Plenary (cont.) 17 Plus: Team USA vs. The


World; ShmooCon; Samie Brosseau connects; no more elevator pitches.


Urban Planner 26 Charlotte, N.C. Barbara Palmer


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Working Smarter 28 Head in the Cloud


Timothy J. La Fleur, CMP


Giving Back 30 Suitcause


Michelle Russell


Meeting Management: Online 32


Digitizing Your Skill Set Barbara Palmer


People & Processes 34


Small Production, Big Impact Dave Lutz, CMP


Innovative Meetings 36 Love and Other Drugs Christopher Durso


Other Duties as Assigned 120


Rush to Judgment Elisa Perodin, CMP, CEM


Also in This Issue Comments 8


Behind the Scenes 10 To the Point 12 PCMA Today 14 Advertiser Index 117


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