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ISES Eventworld 2010 in  Baltimore Offers New Format

ISES Eventworld 2010 in Baltimore Offers New Format

ISES Eventworld 2010 opened Thursday in Baltimore at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront with an innovative program of interactive roundtables and a "connections lounge" in place of a formal social event, changes designed to reflect today's demanding business environment.

Presentations from industry leaders have included the latest in decor trends, business management strategies and the "Come Together" session, which examined ways to understand and address the modern workplace, where four generations must collaborate.

Friday ended with the SEARCH Foundation fundraiser at Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum. Themed to the movie/musical "Hairspray," the event included music, buffets, a silent auction and "stylists" giving guests kitschy bouffant hairdos, all to raise money to help event professionals in need.

At today's general meeting and luncheon, 2009-2010 president Kathy DeLuca, CSEP, CMP, swore in the 2010-2011 officers, including president Heather Henderson, CSEP, CMP.

EXCELLENCE HONORED

DeLuca also announced this year's Spirit of Excellence award winners:

For chapters:
Excellence in Membership Growth
Rhode Island Chapter

Excellence in Membership Retention
European Chapter
New Orleans Chapter

Excellence in Communication
Rhode Island Chapter

Excellence in Programming and Education
Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter

Excellence in Special Projects
Austin Chapter

Chapter of the Year
Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter

Region of the Year Award
Northeast

For individuals:
Excellence in Membership Recruitment
Zanine Adams, London/U.K. Chapter
Rolly Mansfield, Detroit Chapter
Kristin Nolte, Pittsburgh Chapter

J. Robert Graves Pioneer Award
Dennis Telischak, New Jersey North Chapter

Mettle Attitude Award
Zanine Adams
Richard Foulkes, London/U.K. Chapter

Volunteer of the Award
Andy Callin, London/U.K. Chapter

Eventworld ends tonight with the gala Esprit Awards ceremony at the hotel.

Photos by Special Events

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