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

Refreshing Ideas for Sponsors

Nancy Zavada

One thing I know about sustainable meetings is that they can really make a sponsor look good! Consider having a “Refresh Station.” This sponsorship opportunity includes a central gathering...Read full story »

Options Abound - Continuing Education

Larissa Schultz

Albert Einstein said, "Once you stop learning, you start dying." Seems rather dramatic – especially for a scientist – but when you consider humans never stop learning from the ...Read full story »

Is an Industry Veteran Also a Professional?

Joan Eisenstodt

For years, our industry has struggled to develop programming for the "veterans" of the industry. When I served on the Meetings & Exposition ("M&E") Council of ASAE, and o...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Lafayette, Ind.

Situated only a couple hours south of the nation’s third-largest metro, Chicago, and an hour north of Indianapolis, the Purdue University community of Lafayette-West Lafayette offers all the fanfare o...
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...
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...
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

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...
International destination management and event planning company Global Management Services announced...

Meetings Technology

Evolving mobile platforms let your fingers do the planning

The event-specific app is methodically nudging the paper-filled binder into extinction, and providing planners with a tech tool that puts all the key details in one portable place. Tech-savvy attendee...

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 b...