In the Spotlight

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 August 2-5 World Education Congress (WEC) in Minneap...

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki revives famous mural

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki completed a $4.25 million restoration project of the hotel’s celebrated rainbow mural. First created in 19...

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

Close-Up: Geneva

Even before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the city was already a global powerhouse of connectivity. After all, some of the most high-level agreements in...
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...
When the ballrooms all start looking the same and you need an exciting and inspiring setting for a special event, it’s time to head to the beach. Nothing promotes relaxation and socialization...
A steady stream of 19th century pioneers—most of them just passing through as they headed West—forged their way in wagons across the prairies of Nebraska. Their stories, as well as those...
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...
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

Experts prognosticate the meetings of tomorrow

“And now ladies and gentlemen, avatars and bots, the chief inventions officer and president of MegaOne Corp, Nadia Yaosing!” (Ruffles and flourishes swell as Nadia’s hologram walks...

Geofencing corrals meeting attendees

Fencing people inside an enclosed area might seem like a rather forceful way to encourage attendee networking and exhibitor interaction, but “ge...