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TOP Pennsylvania Convention Center The expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia opened in March. The center features 1 million square feet of usable space and the largest contiguous exhibition space in the northeastern U.S. The US$787 million expansion is the largest public works project undertaken by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The center offers the capability of playing host to two simultaneous conventions, and visitor traffic is expected to be Scan this tag with 1.5 million per your smart phone to year. The buildtake a virtual tour of ing’s expanded the newly expanded Pennsylvania Concapacity is exvention Center. pected to create 2,000 hospitality industry jobs, generate $10 million in income tax revenue for Pennsylvania and contribute $150 million annually to the regional economy. “Customers from across the country are buzzing about Philadelphia and expansion,” said Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the Philadelphia CVB. “We already have $2.7 billion in future expansion business on the books.” Spots Irving Convention Center The 275,000-square-foot Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas opened in January. It is part of a mixed-use entertainment district on 40 acres in the Las Colinas Urban Center, north of Dallas, Texas. The facility’s flexible, stacked design allows it to play host to several different types of events concurrently. The center includes a 6,000-person capacity performance venue with 50 suites overlooking the stage. 34 one+ 05.11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + May 2011

One + May 2011
Energy of Many
Meeting Design Goes Mobile
Picking Brains
Ask the Experts
Art of Travel
Web Watch
Radical Co-creation
Engagement + Innovation = Wunderbar
Top Spots
The Business of Being Social
Safety in Numbers
Ads, Sponsors and Patrons
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
It’s Getting Better All the Time
Blame It on Rio
Ride Free
Learning How the Brain Learns
Just Face It
Becoming Mindful with Your Meetings
Group Think
The Mesh Meeting
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

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