PCMA Visionary Awards

Every year, the PCMA Foundation holds their Visionary Awards in Washington, DC. This year it was at the Marriott Marquis. We like to think of it as meeting planner prom. It's a black tie event, and people tend to go all out for it. I hadn't been in a few years, but it's always a … Continue reading PCMA Visionary Awards

Friday Food: Farmers and Distillers Lunch

I finally made it over the Farmer's & Distillers the other day, which I have been dying to try. As I am a huge fan of their sister restaurants, so was eager to see if F&D was equivalent.     They definitely showcase the Distillers part of the name! Their bar was beautiful and I … Continue reading Friday Food: Farmers and Distillers Lunch

Derby Days Party

The Potomac Chapter of MPI hosts one of my favorite industry events of the year: Derby Days. It's a Kentucky Derby themed party, so obviously, this is one of my favorite moments of the year. I like to think that I can rock a great outfit to any industry function, but this event is where … Continue reading Derby Days Party

Friday Food: RPM Italian DC

I was very lucky to attend a dinner with industry colleagues at RPM Italian in DC. I've been dying to try it for months, but hadn't made it over there yet.   Firstly, the restaurant is gorgeous. The lighting is beautiful and creates a great ambiance.     We started with the chilled seafood tower. … Continue reading Friday Food: RPM Italian DC

Teaching and Learning

  On Wednesday, I had the privilege to teach the Event Operations CEM course to a group of students at the U.S. Department of Commerce. As i have mentioned before, the CEM program (Certification in Exhibition/Event Management), is a professional designation that I received back in 2011. In 2016, I joined the faculty. There are … Continue reading Teaching and Learning

Dinner at Farmers, Fishers, and Bakers

Had a beautiful dinner at one of my favorite restaurants with some industry colleagues. Farmers, Fishers, Bakers is a phenomenal food experience, packed house every night.We were somehow able to get a table for our group, and got seated right away.   We split some tableside guacamole. They will literally put it together right in … Continue reading Dinner at Farmers, Fishers, and Bakers