Albuquerque Learns to Love ‘Breaking Bad’

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And for the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, it’s an opportunity to drum up interest in the New Mexico city—albeit one that its tourism industry has only slowly come to embrace. That sober topic is a ways from the hot-air balloons and ethnic culture that previously defined Albuquerque to the outside world. ” Take a tour: B y the fifth season, the Albuquerque CVB had come to embrace the show’s tourism draw.

Conference Circuit: Happy Campers

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The American Camp Association’s 2017 ACA National Conference starts next week in Albuquerque. Venue: Albuquerque Convention Center. City: Albuquerque, New Mexico. For this year’s conference service project, ACA will collect items for the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Title I Homeless Project. Rundown Attendees: 1,300. Sessions: 150. Premier Sponsors: 7. Around 1,300 are expected to attend.

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New Mexico Police Shooting Shows Void in Mental Health Care, Groups Say

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Albuquerque’s version of the law was struck down in 2008 by the New Mexico Court of Appeals, but the recent shooting has led to new calls for a state law. The death of James Boyd at the hands of police led to widespread protests in Albuquerque recently, but the incident exposes a significant issue, advocacy groups say: Police often act as de facto outpatient services for the mentally ill. After Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Time for a Legislative Response?

Conference Circuit: American Archaeology

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Thousands of professional, student, and avocational archaeologists are headed to Albuquerque to share ideas, best practices, and knowledge; meet and network in interest groups, panels, symposia, and committees; and celebrate archaeology. Venue: Albuquerque Convention Center. City: Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rundown Attendees: 4,500 plus. Education Sessions: 275. Posters: 200. The Society for American Archaeology’s 84th Annual Meeting begins next week in New Mexico.

Association Dead Zones: How to Overcome Geographical Limits

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But whether by circumstance, choice, or necessity, there are many association management professionals working in offices and from home across the continent, from Saskatoon to Albuquerque, Providence to Anchorage. Working outside of the Association capital is uniquely challenging - and as such demands some extra effort. It’s no secret – North American associations live and breathe in Chicago, D.C., New York, and other major metropolitan hubs.

Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

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Eventually, my love of eLearning brought me to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the organization’s first Director of Instructional Technology. Myke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years. How long have you been involved with eLearning?

How Associations Are Telling Their Stories

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While it didn’t change its name or logo, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists recently unveiled a new 4,500-square-foot museum at its Albuquerque, New Mexico, headquarters to tell the story of its members and demonstrate the value they bring to society. Take a look at how a handful of associations are trying to better tell their stories. Sometimes it involves a name change, sometimes a refreshed look and feel, and sometimes it may involve adding a new feature or resource.

How One Association Went “Wild” To Stay Relevant

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A couple of years ago, during the final season of the popular TV series “Breaking Bad ” about a high school chemistry teacher turned infamous meth-maker in Albuquerque, the city’s convention and visitors bureau realized the tourism potential and launched a microsite featuring self-guided tour information, show-inspired hotel packages, and more. A bestselling memoir and its film adaptation have spurred growing interest in the Pacific Crest Trail.

Business Groups Raise Red Flags on Customs Delays

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Albuquerque: Ground Zero for Customs? The interest level is high enough in that program that, according to the Associated Press, hundreds of business travelers have made a trek to Albuquerque in recent weeks just to get a Global Entry Pass. More than 80 businesses and trade groups, including the U.S. Travel Association and ASAE, recently asked the Department of Homeland Security to introduce measures to ease travel delays on international visitors.

Accessibility for All: Toolkit Ensures Better Meetings For Every Attendee

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Accessibility is key to every attendee fully experiencing the benefits of an event,” said Denise Suttle, CMP, assistant director of convention services at Visit Albuquerque and ESPA’s immediate past president who chaired the Project Access initiative, in a statement. A new resource from the Event Service Professionals Association helps meeting venues, hotels, CVBs, and destinations ensure they are accessible to everyone and that all attendees have the information they need.

Radiologic Technologist Association’s New Museum Tells Its Members Story

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To preserve that collective legacy, ASRT has added to its headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a 4,500-square-foot museum. Museum X-hibits The ASRT Museum and Archives features a number of interactive and engaging exhibits—including a pop-culture section that features the Three Stooges and a scan of Homer Simpson’s brain. Among the activities visitors can participate in: • Dressing up in replicas of vintage radiation protection apparel.

Is Minimum-Wage Opposition Beginning to Soften?

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It has to give restaurants time to budget and raise prices and all the things they have to do,” NMRA CEO Carol Wight told Albuquerque Business First. An Alternate Strategy Waiters and bartenders are among the lowest-paid workers in the U.S. economy. The federal minimum wage for workers who also earn tips is $2.13

Spotlight on Diversity Part 1: How One Association’s Women Are Leaning In

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Just ask Ceela McElveny, chief communications and membership officer at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who started a “Lean In Circle” for executive-level women colleagues a year and a half ago. Great Ideas Headed to ASAE’s 2015 Great Ideas Conference in Orlando, Florida? Check out Ceela McElveny’s session “Women, Leadership, and the Rise of ‘Lean In’ Circles.”

Building Experience into your Annual Association Conference

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In Albuquerque, an outdoor festival on the central plaza.). Have you ever been part of a “tail gate” party before a college football game? (Or, Or, a pro game?). When I return to Ohio State in the fall for a “big time” college football game, the tailgaters amaze me! Complete barbecue setups. RVs with big screen TVs. Lawn games. Beer and soft drinks. And lots of celebrating. Some friends of ours have a huge family tailgate. Four tents, four generators, four big screen TVs and 30-50 people.

Study: Why Business Travel Costs Vary Significantly by City

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And even cities that didn’t rank in the top 15 for most expensive cities (such as Buffalo, New York; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Sacramento, California) can catch business travelers off-guard because of their higher costs for meals. Event planners and business travelers alike should be aware of the additional costs that come with launching an event in a coastal city, a new study finds.

11.24.10 #SMfastfwd: a recap

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Kelly from the Albuquerque, New Mexico CVB (@ see_Albuquerque ). ChatterBachs hosted its weekly #SMfastfwd tweetchat on Wednesday, November 24th. Here is a recap of the tweetchat. I’ve tried to put in a format where the actual flow is easier to follow and makes sense, background chatter has been minimized, and so that the most valuable information and insights from #SMfastfwd are presented without this blog post getting too long.

Tips from a New CAE

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Being in Albuquerque, I joined an online group with individuals in New Jersey, and Louisiana. Welcome! To learn more about this new blog and myself, click here: [link]. For my first official post I wanted to cover some tips for prospective CAEs. I took my CAE credential examination in December 2007 and learned of successfully passing just this last Friday. Very good news indeed. Without further delay, my tips: Join a Study Group- This is the most important tip I can give.