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

Bridging the Gulf in Mobile

It’s almost the southernmost point on a U.S. map, but culturally it’s “south of the South.” So says Ron McConnell, vice president of sales and services for the Mobile Bay CVB...
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...
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...
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...

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

New techie table in Indianapolis gives planners the local scoop

In Indianapolis, Visit Indy—the city’s CVB—debuted a highly interactive and information-packed tech tool that planners considering the city should have on their radar. And while the...

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...