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CONTENTS June 2012 Volume 26, Issue 6 Departments 15 PLENARY


GSA fallout and pushback. Pre Con: TEAMS ’12 Conference & Expo. Post Con: Texas Library Association. Plus: the Daffodil Ball; Business Jet Interiors World Expo; Maritz acquires Experient; Sherry Romello on crossing over from association planner to supplier; Convene On Site.


30 URBAN PLANNER Monterrey, Mexico Corrie Dosh


32 FORWARD THINKING Getting Your Sponsors to Activate Dave Lutz, CMP


Getting around Monterrey via canal, page 30


33 ONLINE Going the Distance Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP


34 GIVING BACK Good to the Last Drop Christopher Durso


36 INNOVATIVE MEETINGS Ranting and Raving Sarah Beauchamp


Special Sections


71 UTAH Where business meets adventure


72 Meet in Utah 73 Davis County 74 Visit Salt Lake Jennifer N. Dienst


75 RESORT, SPA, AND GOLF MEETINGS Beautiful settings for productive events


76 Alberta 78 Disney Destinations


80 Greater Miami and the Beaches


82 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood


84 Hershey Meetings 86 Mexico 88 Cancun 90 Le Blanc Spa Resort


92 Riviera Maya 94 Mohegan Sun 96 Omni Hotel & Resorts


98 Northern Quest Resort & Casino


99 Talking Stick 100 The Golfe Jennifer N. Dienst


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38 WORKING SMARTER Put a Pin on It Barbara Palmer


104 OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED The Fugitive Samantha Bowerman, CMP


ALSO IN THIS ISSUE


4 Comments 6 Behind the Scenes 8 To the Point 10 Planner’s Notebook 12 PCMA Today 101 Advertiser Index


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