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WHAT'S NEW, SACRAMENTO?
f you haven't looked into planning a meeting in
Sacramento lately, you may not know some of the new
developments going on around town. Here's a look at
some of the new and improved venues and attractions in
California's capital city.
At the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) the airy,
four-level Central Terminal B, a $1 billion project, displays an
energy efficient and environmentally conscious design that
has received LEED certification. The project also includes an
$8 million public art program, most notably the 56-foot "Red
Rabbit," helping SMF ranks among the best U.S. airports for
public art according to USA Today's Readers' Choice. SMF
also won a national design award for its concession program
for medium-sized airports and Fodor's Travel ranks SMF
in the top 10 high-tech airports in the United States. The
food court in Terminal A also underwent an extreme $6
million makeover, resulting in a modern, open dining and
lounging area where passengers can relax and enjoy specialty
restaurants found only in Sacramento, including Paesanos, the
Squeeze Inn and The Iron Horse Tavern.
NEW THINGS TO DO
The Sacramento region is home to
an exploding craft beer scene,
with more than 30 breweries
throughout the area.
Thirsty visitors can
pedal for their pints
aboard this bicycle
built for 15 while
touring some of
hot spots. www.
If wine is your
drink of choice,
region is home
to more than 200
The Sacramento region is
home to more than 200 wineries
and tasting rooms and is quickly
gaining a reputation as a popular winetasting destination. Photo courtesy of the
Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau.
wineries and tasting rooms and is quickly gaining a reputation
as a popular wine-tasting destination. No worries if time
is too limited to explore the wineries out of town. Several
downtown venues now offer tastes of regional wines. There's
the Underground Tasting Room in Old Sacramento, Railbridge
Cellars, Revolution Wines, 58 Degrees & Holding in Midtown,
Downtown & Vine near the Convention Center. Ficklin-Wilcox
offers tasting, cookware and cooking classroom. (Learn more
Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento's
underground has long been the capital's best-kept secret.
Today, you can join thousands of residents and visitors in
uncovering the facts behind the legends that lie below our
buildings and sidewalks. Explore excavated foundations and
enclosed pathways while your tour guide recounts the tales of
the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to
California's only successful street-raising project. The tours
will run through December 2015 and resume in April 2016.
There are also some adult evening tours with more tales of the
city's colorful residents. (historicoldsac.org)
NEW PLACES TO MEET
The Crocker Art Museum, founded
in 1885, is the first art museum
in the Western United States.
One of the leading art
institutions in California,
the collection includes
Asian, African and
and one of the finest
early collections of
master drawings in the
A $100 million museum
expansion tripled the size of the
The Crocker Museum boasts
existing facility and added muchneeded gallery space and visitor one of the largest event spaces in
Sacramento with indoor/outdoor
amenities. The new building
seating for 1,200. Photo courtesy
also creates one of the largest
of the Sacramento Convention
event spaces in Sacramento with
and Visitors Bureau.
indoor/outdoor seating for 1,200.
State-of-the-art education and
program facilities include a 260seat auditorium and meeting
center, studio art spaces and a
children's interactive gallery.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S NEW IN SACRAMENTO
PLEASE CHECK OUT VISITSACRAMENTO.ORG.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - September/October 2015
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: By Jim Anderson, CAE
AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thinking and Acting Beyond Orthodoxy
Advancing Association Meetings by Exploring the Learning Brain
10 Transformative Meetings Technology Trends
From Data to Decision: Facilitating a Critical Thinking Discussion
Is it Time for an Event Sponsorships Makeover?
DOLLARS & SENSE
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Kristine Van Winkle, CMP, CASE, CTE
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
The Executive - September/October 2015