39th MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show
January 19 & 20, 2018
Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Boston Hotel
The MMA Annual Meeting draws nationally recognized speakers who offer their insights on issues of concern to local governments. Each Annual Meeting concludes with a banquet dinner capped by quality entertainment.
Keynote Address: David Breashears
An accomplished filmmaker, author, mountaineer and speaker, Breashears co-directed and photographed the first-ever IMAX film shot from Mount Everest. Since 1978, he has combined his climbing and filmmaking skills to complete more than 40 film projects. A faculty member at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he is also the founder and Executive Director of GlacierWorks, a nonprofit that uses art, science and adventure to raise awareness about the consequences of climate change in the Himalayan region. He will talk about leadership, planning and team building.
WEMO Leadership Luncheon: TBA
Friday Dinner Speaker: Dennis Lehane
Award-winning author and Boston native Lehane is best known for his novels “Mystic River,” “Gone, Baby, Gone,” “Shutter Island” and “Live by Night,” all of which have been adapted into popular films. Lehane has published more than a dozen novels, the latest of which is “Since We Fell,” and has also written for the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire.” He has taught fiction writing at several colleges. “Mystic River,” a New York Times bestseller, won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel.
Closing Session: TBA
For more than 20 years, Beatlejuice has been entertaining audiences across New England with the timeless hits of the Fab 4. Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog, faithfully reproducing some of the greatest songs ever written. Close your eyes, and you’ll be convinced you’re listening to John, Paul, George and Ringo. The band was founded in 1994 by the late Brad Delp, renowned vocalist for the band Boston, and drummer John Muzzy from the band Farrenheit.