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contents Special Sections


74 Meeting in Puerto Rico Presenting five top conference hotels—located in the only Caribbean destination in the BestCities Global Alliance Hunter R. Slaton and Julie Ritzer Ross


79 Gaming Destinations A rich crop of resort casinos with everything you need to put on productive—and entertaining—meetings 80 Talking Stick Resort 82 Foxwoods Resort Casino & MGM Grand at Foxwoods


84 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana


86 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


88 Las Vegas Meetings by Caesars Entertainment


90 Las Vegas Hilton 92 Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino


94 Northern Quest Resort & Casino


Julie Ritzer Ross


95 Virginia Cities and venues offering more than just meeting space 96 Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel


99 Norfolk 100 Virginia Beach Julie Ritzer Ross


Features


LEADING BY EXAMPLE Jeff Henderson: The Joy of Cooking 67 What do you do when you’re 24 years old and sent to federal prison for dealing drugs? If you’re Jeff Henderson, you learn to cook while you’re behind bars, and when you get out eight-and-a-half years later, you begin a second life as a fine-dining chef. And you dedicate your- self to giving back to the community from which you took so much. Christopher Durso


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Departments People & Processes 16


Your Attendance-Marketing Silver Bullet


Dave Lutz, CMP Plenary 17


A CMP at SXSW Interactive.


Japan update. Pre Con: Omaha Products Show. Post Con:


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Re:think 2011. Plus: Convene on Site; IACC’s Copper Skillet Competition; Personal Chef Conference; what U.S. air travelers think of flying.


Meeting Management: SMMP 30


Creating an Executive Summary


Jennifer W. Brown, CMP


Working Smarter 33 Digital Dilemmas


John S. Foster, Esq., CHME Giving Back 36


A Sustainable Brew Christopher Durso


Leading Learning 38 Generally Speaking Jeffrey Cufaude


Innovative Meetings 39 Profiting From Change Michelle Russell


Other Duties as Assigned 104 Duly Noted


Naz Sabripour


Also in This Issue Comments 8


Behind the Scenes 10 To the Point 12 PCMA Today 14 Advertiser Index 103


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