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Early bird registration is now available for the 2017 Cascadia Educational Conference—a joint regional conference for Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). The 2017 conference will take place at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton, Ore., March 5–7.

The conference will include a tradeshow, more than 40 hours of education, hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology and a hosted buyer program with up to eight one-on-one meetings with qualified buyers. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to network with more than 250 of your peers, exchanging ideas and making valuable connections.

Early bird registration runs through Jan. 31, 2017 and is $325 for MPI members, $400 for non-members and $150 for students. Registration includes access to educational sessions/keynotes and materials provided for these sessions, an opening-night rodeo, Monday night hoe down and all meals. Keynote speakers will be Julius Solaris, creator of eventmanagerblog.com, and Richard Aaron, president of Bizbash Media.

For more information and to register, visit mpicascadia.com.

The Northwest is home to a number of intriguing international districts in which to host your next meeting or event. From a museum in Seattle to a traditional Vietnamese restaurant in Portland and a high-energy nightclub in Vancouver, here are six spots you should definitely check out. 

SEATTLE; CHINATOWNI NTERNATIONAL DISTRICT

Wing Luke Museum

 

May has been FOOD BOWL month in Los Angeles, a 31-day festival of curated events produced by the Los Angeles Times to celebrate the city’s dynamic and diverse culinary scene and bring awareness to food waste and hunger through programs with chefs and food-justice activists. The charity partners include No Kid Hungry, PATH & Food Forward.

 

As I write this, I am sitting in the Hilton Anchorage getting ready to head out for a day of tours and adventures with a group of about 30 event planners. About two weeks ago, I was in Vancouver, BC with a group of three other editors/writers doing the same thing in that city. Yeah. I know. I have a pretty fabulous job. And so, I wanted to give a shout out to the CVBs who plan these trips and help me get better acquainted to everything our region has to offer so that I can, in turn, introduce you to new places and things to do when you’re planning a meeting or event.