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Video: Event Innovators 2011: What’s Your Biggest Mistake?

For our first Innovation Issue, we set out to find the most innovative people in the event industry, the creative professionals at the forefront of how this business is changing. To better understand what makes our 2011 innovators tick, we asked some of the 68 people in the issue, “What has been your biggest mistake?”

The innovators in this video:
Marc Hall, principal, Marc Hall Design, Boston
Michael Nedeau, president and C.O.O., PBD Events, Boston
Barbara Lynch, chef and owner, Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston
Dennis Remer, production designer and account representative, Frost, Chicago
Bill Heffernan, creative director, Heffernan Morgan Ronsley, Chicago
Lee Kite, director of distinguished events, American Cancer Society Illinois Division, Chicago
André Wells, owner, Events by André Wells, Washington
Rick Davis, president, Amaryllis, Washington
Julie Shanklin, president and C.E.O., Syzygy Event Productions, Washington
Bill Homan, partner, Design Cuisine, Washington
Eric Michael, owner and creative director, Occasions Caterers, Washington
Philip Dufour, principal, Dufour & Company Productions, Washington
David Solsbery, executive design director, Hargrove, Washington
Larry Abel, partner, Abel McCallister Designs L.L.C., Los Angeles and New York
Raymond McCallister, partner, Abel McCallister Designs L.L.C., Los Angeles and New York
Suzanne Goin, chef and owner, Lucques Catering, Los Angeles
Carleen Cappelletti, president, Bounce-AEG, Los Angeles
Cara Kleinhaut, owner, Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design, Los Angeles and New York
Branden Chapman, vice president of production and process management, the Recording Academy, Los Angeles
Youngsong Martin, founder and chief designer, Wildflower Linen, Los Angeles
Pablo Oliveira, president, Nüage Designs, Miami and New York
Alain Perez, president, EventStar Structures Corporation, Miami
Javier Velarde, president and executive producer, Triton Productions, Miami
Robert Wennett, president, UIA Management, Miami
Isabel Chattas, co-founder and C.O.O., Siinc Agency, Miami
Sandra Novas, co-founder and chief creative officer, Siinc Agency, Miami
Bobby Taylor, owner, Taylor Creative Inc., New York
Arthur Backal, C.E.O., Backal Hospitality Group, New York
Jennifer Blumin, president, Skylight Group, New York
Ira Levy, president, Levy Lighting, New York
David Stark, president and creative director, David Stark Design and Production, New York
Barbara Hershenhorn, president, Party Barbara Company, Toronto
Domenic Chiaromonte, owner and chef, T2 Resto-Lounge and Events, Toronto
Christopher Pegg, lighting department manager, Westbury National Show Systems, Toronto

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