In the Spotlight

Atlantic City Pushes Forward Despite Recent Setbacks

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Mayor Don Guardian and other area officials met to discuss future plans for Atlantic City, including a focused effort to attract more meeting and convention business, during an Au...

MPI Hails Mietkiewicz as Planner of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the selection of Robyn Mietkiewicz as Meeting Planner of the Year at its Au...

Recent Blogs

Upcycling Casinos, Hotels and Convention Centers

Joan Eisenstodt

In 2008, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) convened the Global Summit on Social Responsibility, created for association professionals and business partners to talk about the UN G...Read full story »

Wasted Time a Saving Grace?

Larissa Schultz

I have wasted at least six months of my life. Time I will never get back. Time I spent trying to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. As an educator of students in event management, for years I have be...Read full story »

The Role of Curriculum Development in Successful Meetings and Events

SmithBucklin

Curriculum development refers to the process by which an educational activity moves from theory into an actual event (this can be live, an online self-paced program, webinar, etc.). This process is...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Meetings developments are reshaping Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D., is upping the ante on its meetings and conventions offerings, gearing up to open a new sports and entertainment district and bringing in meeting planners to sample its product. &l...
As globalization, the Internet, citizen journalism, geopolitical conflict and other factors narrow and commoditize the travel experience, the premium is rising on destinations that offer undiscovere...
Newport, R.I., is bountiful in many ways: It’s a storied charmer, a visual scene-stealer, a haven for waterborne pursuits, and home to many upscale group-friendly properties and intriguing off...
From cooking classes in Seattle and indoor skydiving in Seattle Southside, to glassblowing in Tacoma and kayaking in the San Juan Islands, teambuilding options throughout the Evergreen State are var...
More CoverageVineyards throughout Texas provide liquid lures for groups The culinary scene in Texas is as hot as ever, especially when it comes to cutting-edge concepts and notable chef-driven establ...
You can lure 25,000, maybe 30,000, attendees to your client’s next citywide event. That’s your best possible audience given the local hotel inventory and event space. Or you can open the...

Going Places

Leslee Fritz was named business travel sales manager for the Amway Hotel Corporation.    ...
Meeting Professionals International named Darren Temple as chief business development officer. In th...
The DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport and Convention Center appointed Jon Stultz as director of sal...

Meetings Technology

Wearable computers will soon re-fashion meetings

A new category of computing, wearable computers, are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing—and they may be coming to a meeting or event near you! Technolo...

Profile - Midori Connolly, AVGirl Productions

Bad audiovisual is sort of like bad food at a meeting. But while substandard AV won’t make you physically ill, the taste left in your attendees&...