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The 2017 MCMA Conference will be outstanding! We have excellent educational sessions planned, including a Keynote from Tony Buettner who collaborates with his brother, Dan Buettner of Bluezones. Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow, New York Times best-selling author, and founder of Blue Zones, which is an organization that works to put the world's best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people's lives. Tony Buettner is the Senior Vice President of Blue Zones and works as project manager for various Blue Zones Projects. He is a national speaker, and speaks at over 80 events each year.

See Dan Buettner's Blue Zones TEDMED talk viewed by over 3 million people at:

We will also hear from Scott P. Nelson, an accomplished certified effectiveness coach. He is a life coach, executive coach, corporate trainer, and senior partner at Clarity Central based in Minneapolis, MN. His coaching and training experience spans internationally and involves different industries including ITT Technical Institute, Wells Fargo Bank, Hormel Foods, and multiple cities. Mr. Nelson will be presenting "Leading Change - Creating a Culture of Excellence."

Dean Thomas Fisher is also among our well-known speakers and was named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence. He has lectured at 36 universities and over 150 professional and public meetings and has written extensively about architectural design, practice, and ethics. His latest book, Designing our Way to a Better World (Minnesota) came out in Spring 2016, and he is currently working on a book focusing around "On-Demand Cities."

The conference is May 3-5, 2017 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota.

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Conference Registration opens 3/3/17

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