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HOW TO INCORPORATE VOLUNTOURISM IN YOUR NEXT CONFERENCE By Peyton Scheller Paying for someone’s coffee in the drive-thru. Serving food at a homeless shelter. Donating clothing you no longer need. These days, there are so many ways to make a difference for the local community, including at your local conference! “Voluntourism,” the act of volunteering during an event or conference, is a rapidly increasing trend in the meetings and conventions world. Whether you have a group of 10 or 10,000 people convening, there are multiple ways to incorporate voluntourism into your meeting. Amy Cabe, director of convention services at Visit
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A New Team Building Experience at Seattle’s Puzzle Break

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You are trapped in a room. As you look around, you begin to notice strange objects and messages hidden around the room. Are they clues to help you escape? Can you and your team solve the puzzles, find the key and get out of the room within an hour? A new Seattle venue offers a cutting-edge take on group fun and team-building activities. Puzzle Break is a live action, video game-style experience where teams are thrust into a room full of hidden clues and puzzles that they must solve within an hour to escape the room. A new, 6,000 square-foot
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Make Your Next Conference or Retreat Special with a Day at the Races

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The glamour and excitement of thoroughbred horse racing can be the backdrop for a memorable conference, corporate incentive or special event. For a fun and productive alternative to a hotel meeting room, Emerald Downs, in Auburn, Washington, offers several spaces that can accommodate up to 500 guests. Conduct your business meeting during the day and conclude the event with an evening of racing excitement. Emerald Downs has more than 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space ready for your group. The 6,660 square-foot Emerald Room provides a formal setting for a conference or seminar. The room holds up to
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Henry’s Garage Event Center in Billings, Montana CLASSIC NOSTALGIA IN A MODERN SETTING Located in a thick cottonwood grove just outside Billings, Henry’s Garage is a refreshing change from the typical conference center. The main room is a large open-beam structure that has walls adorned with nostalgic automotive memorabilia. The room includes a restored 1950s-era diner offering a classic ambiance for any conference, retreat or special event. The 4,762 square-foot Garage area can accommodate as many as 300 for a seminar or meeting. The open floor plan provides the flexibility to meet any group’s requirements. Custom wood tables add to
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