Ten annual awards were presented at the Northern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International’s Annual Gala & Silent Auction at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco on June 4: Tomorrow’s Leader: Ryan Carroll of San Francisco Giants; Committee Chair of the Year: Marykay Lui of Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau; Board Member of the Year: Lucinda Mendoza of Annual Reviews; Meeting Professional of the Year: Dawn Klippel (pictured with President Jody Brandes) of Cort Event Furnishings; Hall of Fame: Thom Ward of Dining Connections; Suppliers of the Year: Mosaic Global Transportation and Freeman; President’s Award: Dana Drury of Genentech, Dana Marshall of Meetings Defined, and Diane Schneiderman.
CHICAGO - Cannabis Conference Chicago takes place at Navy Pier July 23-25. READ MORE
LOS ANGELES - Club Cosplay, created by Temecula-based event promoter Ivan McClain, is a traveling club that caters those who enjoy dressing up as comic book and pop culture characters. Los Angeles Daily News: http://bit.ly/1g3vNfO READ MORE
NEW YORK - Billboard will stage its first Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, which will take place August 22-23 at Jones Beach. Billboard: http://bit.ly/1GVxLYu READ MORE
SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest founder Tracy Chou will discuss diversity at Disrupt SF 2015, which takes place September 21-23 at Pier 70. TechCrunch: http://tcrn.ch/1C32m7A READ MORE
TORONTO - Despite rainy weather, the 35th annual Pride parade on Sunday attracted prominent politicians and celebrity guests including Cyndi Lauper and Elton John's husband, David Furnish. CBC: http://bit.ly/1Lxos42 READ MORE