In the Spotlight

Western Mass. Sports Commission Launches 'Fan in a Can' Promotional Effort

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. CVBs are increasingly becoming more creative in their efforts to stir up interest among meeting planners, especially when you get into the mid-tier markets, where there is a lot of...

A Behind the Scenes Look at IMEX America

Celebrating its fourth year, IMEX America officially kicked off last week at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The conference was high-energy and insightfu...

Recent Blogs

Unplugging Can Be the Best Way to Connect

Zachary Chouteau

In a meetings industry—and world—increasingly focused on mobile devices and techie connectivity, really getting away from it all has become more challenging than ever. The same tools and ...Read full story »

Want Happiness? Get Education

Larissa Schultz

A friend recently posted the following quote on their Facebook page: "Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -- Karen Kaiser Clark And it inspired me to answer the question ...Read full story »

Best Practices for Calculating Hotel Food & Beverage Minimums

Molly Blaisdell

As a planner, one of the most important parts of a program is not only the quality of the food, but staying within one’s food and beverage budget. To assist clients in staying within their mea...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...
When most planners imagine a meeting in England, thoughts of Stonehenge, tea time and quaint rows of old Tudor shops often spring to mind. While all are excellent reasons to visit the fabled isle, ...
The history of the world is found on the plate” is a popular food saying, and that’s especially true in New Mexico, where for five centuries, cooks have created culinary magic from the f...
At times, such as when convening at Portland’s Oregon Convention Center (OCC), infusing art into a group event doesn’t necessitate heading out to a local museum, performing arts center o...
Stylish lounges, art-dotted common areas and soundproofed rooms have evolved as the norm, not the exception, at airport hotels. For groups, airport meeting space has elevated above the ordinary as ...
America’s top cities have no end to their marvelous meeting offerings. But when your attendees feel “driven” to get away from it all, a gamut of great event venues are awaiting wit...

Going Places

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. named Ian Pullan as general manager.  ...
Virginia's Richmond Region Tourism named Kristin McGrath as new director of sales and services. ...
SAN FRANCISCO The Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco named Jim Bruels as director of events a...

Meetings Technology

2013 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide for Event Planners

SmithBucklin’s Event Services team lists their favorite things this holiday season (smithbucklin.com). 1. Google Chromecast: “On the road and in need of keeping up on Scandal or Game ...

A case study on integrating virtual attendees

Do you want to increase paid attendance for your next event? Go hybrid. Do you want to expand your reach to a wider audience? Go hybrid. Do you wa...