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On the Map: Who's Meeting This Month?

By / Nov 1, 2012

November association conferences from coast to coast.

AMA Annual Convention and Tradeshow

The organization:Alaska Miners Association

Where: Sheraton Hotel Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Attendees: 1,000

Of Note: The meeting also features a Rock & Mineral Show. Not only can attendees check out displays, they can trade, buy, and sell rocks and minerals.

94th Annual NEMA Conference

The organization: New England Museum Association

Where: Sheraton Burlington, Burlington, Vermont

Attendees: 800

Of Note: Among the 50-plus sessions is a “People’s Choice” presentation. The ­presenter, selected by the NEMA community based on short videos submitted before the meeting, will take the stage to say anything he or she wants (as long as
it has something to do with museums).

2012 Convention and Trade Show

The organization: Kansas Hospital Association

Where: Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas

Attendees: 1,000

Of Note: Keynote speaker and former Major League pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, discusses the need to change and mold yourself in order to meet the obstacles in your way.

Realtors Conference & Expo

The organization:  National Association of Realtors

Where:  Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Attendees: 20,000

Of Note: November 9 will mark the first-ever Realtor Spirit Day. Attendees will be encouraged to wear their Realtor logo apparel. To celebrate, NAR is selling a new branded, glow-in-the-dark T-shirt.

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