In the Spotlight

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 insightful, providing valued perspective on the current sta...

Major Moves for Meetings Management Boutique

AVENTURA, Fla. gMeetings, a meetings management boutique, has been relaunched by its founder and managing director, Eli Gorin, CMP, CMM, and has form...

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

Ann Arbor offers up local dining and culture for groups

Long known as the home of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s appeal runs well beyond the college gridiron of its massive stadium, the largest in the country. While football is still a major...
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, ...
In the cafeterias of Silicon Valley titans such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, two defining home-grown California brand elements meet: game-changing technology companies and locally sourced, healt...
Editor's note: The following content was supplied from a recent e-newsletter from Voices in Advocacy, a meetings industry advocacy effort headed by Roger Rickard. As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, th...
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...
Some social media and technology marketers say it was serendipity and good luck that it caught Internet fire and went beyond mere success to become a cultural “phenom.” The it—that ...

Going Places

SAN FRANCISCO The Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco named Jim Bruels as director of events a...
The Hotel del Coronado, outside San Diego, Calif., named Wayne Harth as director of catering and spe...
Jennifer Dahlberg was promoted to group sales manager at the One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic ...

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...

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...