By Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM
How can one man in one opening presentation bring you to tears and laughter while discussing such serious global issues as child mortality, HIV and the brutality of rape?
That’s what Stephen Lewis does. He makes you think. He makes you want to help in any small way. He makes you understand that a grandmother raising her grandchildren after she has buried her own daughter, who died of AIDS, is a leader and can convene leaders. Check out StephenLewisFoundation.org and get his book at the bookstore Race Against Time.
Last night, the opening reception was at the Mardi Gras Museum. Fabulous space. Great entertainment. Great eats. I took some photos …
Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, has over 20 years experience in the conference, meetings and events industry. She worked for both corporations and associations before forming Imagination+ Meeting Planners Inc. in 1990. She will be blogging about her experiences at the Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting Jan. 10-14.