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Region 1 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Yukon Territory.

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What's Happening Around the Region

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Region 1 Seeking Volunteers
A huge thank you to the many members we’ve already heard from with interest in volunteering! We’re happy to report that all but one of our committees are full. We are still looking for volunteers to serve on our Sponsorships team. If you think you might be interested, we would love your help.  more

Mason Begins New Role at CU Denver
It is officially official. Starting June 1st, Kelly Mason will begin her new role as the Assistant Director of Events & Partnerships at CU Denver. “It is bittersweet to leave Boulder,” says Mason, “but I appreciate the friends I've made and I can't wait for this new adventure. Bring on the year of change!” Congratulations on your new position and we are pleased that we still have you in Region 1.

UNLV Event Operations Receives Student Staff Team Award
UNLV Event Operations received the Outstanding Student Staff Team award at the Rebel Awards celebration. Rebel Awards honor outstanding students, staff, faculty, and programs. The team set-up 218,833 chairs for more than 15,000 reservations. This past year, they also went above and beyond their typical responsibilities to support the large-scale media set-ups for the Presidential Debate held on campus. 

Welcome New Members to the Region
Region 1 would like to welcome our newest members:

- Brent Mann, Mount Royal University
- Debi Isakson, Sheridan College
- Bryce Winkelman, The Evergreen State College

Fazzari Earns CMM
Rebecca Fazzari of CU Boulder has just earned her CMM. Congratulations Rebecca!

Drive-In at UC Davis Scheduled June 22nd
Our next Drive-In has been confirmed: Join us for a Region 1 Drive-In hosted by UC Davis on Thursday, June 22 from 8am-3:30pm. The cost of the event is $20 per person and includes lunch and snacks. The focus of the Drive-In will be on events with presentations on topics such as green event planning, food and beverage trends and working with hotels. Mark your calendars! More information to come!

Stanford Gets New Space
Stanford Conferences has just moved. Their new office is located at 215 Panama Street, Building D, Stanford, CA 94305.

Ducey Spotlighted for Member Monday
Sean Ducey was recently spotlighted for “Member Monday” on our Facebook page.










Congratulations to our newly elected Regional Director-Elect, Heather Wagner Rappaport from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. And just in case you missed it, here is her spotlight. Check out the member spotlight on our Facebook page.


Click here to read the February 2016 Region 1 Newsletter! Read about the Big Things Happening in Region 1, Leadership, Annual Conference and meet new Region 1 members.

We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 1

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 1. Each area will work closely with the regional leadership to accomplish a variety of tasks and better serve the membership. Please indicate what areas you would consider assisting with.


Region 1 Leadership

 Regional Director Regional Director-Elect    Immediate Past Regional Director
Suzanne Bennett, CMP
Asst Director, Meeting Planning & Quality Management
Stanford University
(650) 725-2518
  Heather Rappaport, CCEP
Assistant Director of Sales and Business Operations
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2051 
  Lina Layiktez
Director, Campus Events and Visitor Services
University of California, Davis
(530) 747-3855