2016 Honorees

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American Society of Association Executives/ASAE for developing a culture of learning, unlearning and relearning that inspires thousands of communities and organizations. Accepting: John Graham, CAE, President & CEO and Rhonda Payne, CAE, Chief Learning Officer.
Association for Women in Events for providing an inclusive community that is dedicated to the professional advancements of women in all facets of the events industry.  Association for Women in Events is the Recipient of The Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau 2016 Collaboration Artist Award. Accepting: Mas Tadesse, Co-Founder & Secretary, AWE. 
Atlantic Media for using the power of reputation and authority to bring together great minds to spark creative ways to look at issues and innovation. Accepting: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large. 
Cisco Systems for first championing collaboration as an organizational imperative and creating cutting-edge technology to enable it.  Accepting: Jeff  Marusak, Senior Manager, Cisco Systems. 
The James Beard Foundation for awareness of the diversity of American cuisine by giving the culinary industry an increased voice on matters related to food security; a community to gather and discuss important food system issues and a higher profile for chefs through its James Beard Awards and dinners at the James Beard House. Accepting: Susan Ungaro, President.
kyu Collective for harnessing the power of the creative community to solve problems using breakthrough thinking. Accepting: Michael Birkin, CEO.
The United Nations Foundation for using the convening power of real life experiences to build platforms for change and promote awareness to catapult global action. Accepting: Patricia Padilla, Executive Director of Global Events.
Definition of Collaboration: Purposeful, coordinated work involving two or more people.
To suggest a nominee for future Collaborate America award please email David Adler.