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contents Special Sections


85 Corporate Social Responsibility Destinations and venues that make it easy for groups to lessen their impact—and make a difference. 86 Belgium 88 Grand Traverse Resort and Spa


90 St. Louis 92 San Jose Jennifer N. Dienst


95 Las Vegas Great places in one of the world’s convention capitals. 96 Las Vegas Meetings by Caesars


98 Cirque de Soleil 100 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas


102 Las Vegas Hotel & Casino


104 MGM Grand 106 The Mirage 108 Wynn Las Vegas & Encore at Wynn Las Vegas


Jennifer N. Dienst Departments


15 Plenary APEX/ASTM sustainability standards go live. Pre Con: The SAAC Show. Post Con: Pesticide Stewardship Conference. Plus: HELI- EXPO; Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living; Convene On Site; Behroz Daroga’s passage from India.


28 Urban Planner Columbus, Ohio Barbara Palmer


Features


PCMA EDUCATION CONFERENCE PREVIEW Henry Givray 73 SmithBucklin President and CEO Henry Givray shares his passion for leadership— a taste of what PCMA Education Conference participants have in store for them when Givray takes the stage in San Antonio in June. Michelle Russell


INDUSTRY REPORT The Personal Side of Pulling Off Meetings 81 Here’s what meeting planners told us they do before, during, and after their biggest events to keep themselves and their staff motivated. Michelle Russell


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Innovative Meetings 30 Taking an Unscientific Approach


Corrie Dosh


Meeting Management: Online 32


Virtually Accessible to All Barbara Palmer


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People & Processes 33 Stop the Madness! Dave Lutz, CMP


Working Smarter 34


Why the Fuss About Google+ Barbara Palmer


Giving Back 36


‘Authentic Groups’ Christopher Durso


Other Duties as Assigned 112 Kidnapped!


Karen M. Staples, CMP, CASE


Also in This Issue


Behind the Scenes 6 To the Point 8 Comments 10


PCMA Today 12 Advertiser Index 110


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