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U B THE Well Met BY JESSIE STATES The industry celebrated a new sustainable event tool. Hosted buyers handed out their RFPs. Ed Begley Jr. encouraged green living. Professionals applied for jobs in the career center. Puppies got cuddled, and weeds got pulled. One lucky card player earned a seat at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Granville Street shut down for a party-to-end-all-parties. This year, MPI welcomed 2,732 industry professionals July 24-27 at the World Education Congress in Vancouver, a 13.5 percent increase from 2009. We can’t reverse history or re-create the experience, but here’s a peek at what you didn’t catch this time around. Fanning the Flames Saturday night, the city of Vancouver closed the convention center’s west plaza, which overlooks Vancouver Harbour and the North Shore Mountains, and lit the Olympic torch for the first time since the winter event. Later, fun had no limit at the first annual Big Deal poker event, benefitting the MPI Foundation (see Page 91). NORDICA (12) The Opening Act While a room of early birds sweated out the CMP exam on Saturday, more than 50 meeting professionals cleared invasive plants from Seylynn Park in North Vancouver as part of a community service project. Earn your CMP: training. Rise and Shine David Rich and Krzysztof Celuch, the MPI Minnesota and Arizona Sunbelt chapters and the U.S. Green Building Council accepted 2010 RISE awards Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown. Nominations for the 2011 awards will be open later this year. Who will you recommend? Visit munity/awardsandrecognition. 28 one+ 09.10

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + September 2010

One + September 2010
Energy of Many
Share Your Mind
Thoughts + Leaders
Five Years Later
What You Missed
Top Spots
TMI at Your Peril
Men Behaving Badly
You Can Go Your Own Way
Falling for Food
Breaking Bread
Community Service
Controlled Chaos
The Quick Guide to Keeping Your Top Talent
Generation Why
What’s the Right Risk?
Let’s Talk
Get an (Economic) World View
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + September 2010