The Incentive Attitude
The Incentive Research Foundation board of directors in a light moment before the start of the IRF Education Invitational
Black Light Special
On the opening day at the IRF Education Invitational, IRF attendees could step into the Digital Blue Dark Room Experience for a photo. Scott Siewert, president of Fab at Incentives, approves.
Joanne Majoue, business development director, BI Worldwide, with Henry Majoue
Welcome to Mexico
The opening reception at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun
Creative Group leaders Glenn Darlington and Janet Traphagen enjoy the opening night reception.
Melissa Van Dyke, president, the Incentive Research Foundation, welcomes attendees to education day, where topics included improving the digital experience and the economic impact of the incentives industry.
Jim Kelley, IRF trustee and vice president of industry relations at PRG, moderated a panel on building trusted relationships called “It’s OK to tell me no.”
Event producer Tahira Endean CMP, DES, CED, spoke to the IRF audience on “Building Tomorrow’s Event Experience.”
Genius bag stands in use during the Education Day lunch
Attendees learned the art of making piñatas to help out local communities where producing and selling piñatas is a source of income.
Some of the piñatas designed by attendees.
On the second day of the Invitational, attendees could choose among a catamaran ride, exploring underground caves, or, shown here, going on a jungle expedition that involved ATVs and zip lines.
Some IRF attendees ventured into the magical cenotes, or underground caves, that dot the Riviera Maya area of Mexico.
The great part about a catamaran trip? Jumping off!
Cabana day is an IRF networking tradition.
A dramatic Mayan themed final night event for the IRF Education Invitational