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BY Melissa Jurcan

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Cascadia Educational Conference heads to Sunriver Resort

There will be some new faces at the 14th annual Cascadia Educational Conference. A joint venture of the Washington and Oregon chapters of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the 2016 conference will, for the first time in its history, officially include the British Columbia chapter of MPI. The conference is taking place March 13 to 15 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon, located approximately 20 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon.

Buon Cibo, Buon Vino, Buoni Amici

The Seattle Hotel Association’s 19th annual “Evening of Hope Gala” presented by Delta Air Lines is fast approaching. This year’s fete will be held on February 6 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and will transport guests to a grand Venetian Masquerade Ball. Gala chair is René Neidhart, general manager of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

Buon Cibo, Buon Vino, Buoni Amici

The Seattle Hotel Association’s 19th annual “Evening of Hope Gala,” presented by Delta Air Lines, is fast approaching. This year’s fete will be held on February 6 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and will transport guests to a grand Venetian Masquerade Ball. Gala chair is René Neidhart, general manager of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

Joint Association Mixer: The Pajama JAM

Show of hands: How many of you dream of skipping the stilettos or tux altogether and attending a holiday party in your slippers and jammies? Well, now you can thanks to this year’s Joint Association Mixer: The Pajama JAM.

Seattle NACE, Tacoma NACE, ISES Seattle and MPI Washington State Chapter are hosting the annual shindig, and this year the dress code is a little looser—wear your holiday best OR come in a onsie and slippers. It’s your call!

Out of This World Promotion in Spokane

Engaging conference attendees sometimes requires out-of-the-box thinking—or “out-of-this-world” thinking if you’re Visit Spokane in Eastern Washington. August 19-23, the city welcomed approximately 5,000 science fiction enthusiasts to Sasquan—the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. To encourage attendees to explore Spokane, the convention and visitors bureau created Sasquantest—a photo contest facilitated through Twitter and Instagram.

Register Now for PAMPI Event

A stellar PAMPI event is just around the corner.

Taking place Aug. 19 at the Franklin Institute the “The Art of Connecting People” is free for PAMPI members and is sure to be an enlightening opportunity.

Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, president and chief connector, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC., will discuss ways in which to get people excited with volunteering and membership organization and how to maintain that enthusiasm.

Get in the Game

Guest blogger, Northwest Meetings + Events sales director Sheri Harbour de Vos, attended the 2015 Cascadia Educational Conference. Sponsored by Northwest Meetings + Events, it was an education- and fun-filled conference!

Event Profile: JDRF Northwest Chapter's Holiday Fundraiser

The JDRF Northwest Chapter has been partnering with Sheraton Seattle Hotel for more than 20 years to produce the annual Gingerbread Village fundraiser event. Architects and pastry chefs work side by side in confection construction to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. By the end of the elaborate display’s six-week run in the lobby of Sheraton Seattle, the event will have raised upward of $50,000 for the local JDRF.

Running Around Vancouver, BC

Anyone who has attended a FAM trip knows that the events are filled with lots of running around from venue to venue and destination hot spot to hot spot. But a recent Vancouver, BC FAM trip organized by the team at Tourism Vancouver really got a group of seven Chicago-based clients running. In fact, they ran the lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon.

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