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    Sean Anderson, president, IACC Americas. 

    <p>Sean Anderson, president, IACC Americas.&nbsp;</p>
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    A local artist maps out thoughts from The Great Food & Beverage Debate. 

    <p>A local artist maps out thoughts from The Great Food &amp; Beverage Debate.&nbsp;</p>
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    Donuts at a breakout session. 

    <p>Donuts at a breakout session.&nbsp;</p>
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    Laura Schwartz leads a breakfast session. 

    <p>Laura Schwartz leads a breakfast session.&nbsp;</p>
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    The Great Food & Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates. 

    <p>The Great Food &amp; Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates.&nbsp;</p>
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    Dhruba Dutta Bhatta of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) competes in the Global Copper Skillet competition. 

    <p>Dhruba Dutta Bhatta of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia) competes in the Global Copper Skillet competition.&nbsp;</p>
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    Copper Skillet judges included chefs Walter Staib and Thomas Macrina. 

    <p>Copper Skillet judges included chefs Walter Staib and Thomas Macrina.&nbsp;</p>
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    Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).

    <p>Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel &amp; Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).</p>
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    Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.

    <p>Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.</p>

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 

With so many people searching for niche, unique vacations, it can be difficult to find the perfect spot. However, if it’s rich history, a variety of event spaces, and a plethora of outdoor recreation activities you’re looking for, look no further than Altoona, Pennsylvania.

 

From May 1 to July 14, Philadelphians were enthralled by Chinese culture at the 4th annual Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival held in historic Franklin Square. Attendees witnessed 27 lantern displays that were larger than life and made of more than 2,000 lit sculptures and 20,000 LED lights.