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Meetings Quest in Bloomington to deliver unparalleled program

A waterfront opening celebration, timely educational topics featuring expert presenters
and an entertaining keynote by IndyCar racing legend Lyn St. James will be featured

Meetings Quest will deliver unique and robust programming when it is held in Bloomington, Minnesota, July 13–14. Presented by Association News and hosted by the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Meetings Quest is the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for corporate and association meeting planners.

On July 13, the Meetings Quest Opening Celebration, sponsored by the Bloomington CVB and Visit St. Paul, will take place on the Mississippi River. The evening will begin with a reception and dinner hosted by the Pool & Yacht Club. Following dinner, attendees will board the Betsey Northrup for dessert and a chartered cruise on the mighty Mississippi courtesy of Padelford Riverboats.

On July 14, Bloomington CVB President and CEO Bonnie Carlson and Association News Publisher Timothy Schneider will welcome attendees to Meetings Quest. The event will continue with a full morning of educational programming. Steven Hacker, author of the monthly “Association Doctor” column in Association News, will facilitate a Learning Lab on crisis management and event security. The session will provide an overview of the steps to take when organizing meetings and will detail available resources when planning for the safety and security of your events. In a second Learning Lab, Jennifer Hoff of Taffy Event Strategies will lead a session on how drones are redefining the future of events. Hoff will explore how to manage drones to enhance the attendee and exhibitor experience at your events.

The morning will conclude with a keynote address from IndyCar racing legend Lyn St. James, who will share insights on how to develop a viable action plan that can help meeting planners accelerate their success. Meeting Quest in Bloomington will continue with a luncheon and an afternoon appointment-based expo. The event will conclude with an exciting drawing for cash prizes and a Departures Lounge, where attendees have a final opportunity for business networking.

“Being able to provide those who attend Meetings Quest with diverse and valuable programming is something that we take very seriously,” said Timothy Schneider, publisher of Association News, which organizes Meetings Quest. “We are proud to be delivering world-class content at Meetings Quest in Bloomington.”

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