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PLENARY Boston meetings, after the bombings. Pre Con: American Bar Association. Post Con: American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The Intersection: We need to talk about technology. Plus: Creative parking in Long Beach; Brandy Agerbeck, a big draw.


32 URBAN PLANNER Atlantic City Katie Kervin


34 GIVING BACK Pedals With a Purpose Sarah Beauchamp


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FORWARD THINKING Peering Forward Dave Lutz, CMP


June 2013 Volume 32, Issue 6


Up on the roof in Long Beach, p. 25


Special Section


89 RESORT, GOLF, & SPA MEETINGS Beautiful settings for productive events


90 Grand Sierra Resort and Casino 92 Hard Rock 94 Palace Resorts 96 Puerto Rico 98 Wynn Las Vegas and Encore 100 The Homestead Jennifer N. Dienst


36 INNOVATIVE MEETINGS Snap-to-itiveness Christopher Durso


38 WORKING SMARTER Cloudy, With a Chance of Hacking Katie Kervin


102 OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED Uniform Code Susan Friedmann, CSP


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