The Northern Region gathered for a great Metro Meetup on Thursday April 18, 2019 at the Cargill Headquarters in Wayzata Minnesota.   24 participants joined with a mix of members, partners and some guests attending a CMMA event for the first time.  This audience included a handful of past CMMA Presidents and Conference Chairs.

The day started out with attendee networking time before the program.  CMMA Partner, Kaltura, was the sponsor who provided a catered lunch plus lined up keynote speaker, Devin Drake, from Virtuvent who presented via videoconference from South Africa on Managing Risks for Live Events and Engaging Audiences.  Devin used polling to interact with the group while leading an interactive discussion on best practices for live event production. He then shared insights on tools for engaging live audiences.  Warren and Mitch then took the stage to provide information on the upcoming CMMA Connect Webinar on May 2 and an overview of the annual conference in San Diego.

The group finished up with a tour of the Cargill Global Media Production Studios and had another networking opportunity.  Following the time at Cargill, Kaltura hosted a happy hour.  A big thanks to Kaltura for their partnership in planning and sponsoring this event and for the great Northern Region community who participated to make it a success!

What a great turnout, and so many familiar, happy faces!  Thanks so much to Mark for hosting and to Dave and our sponsoring partners for organizing.