Whether or not you’re a baseball fanatic, you’ll appreciate the insights of sports-management legend Stan Kasten, president of the Washington Nationals baseball team. Kasten will be the keynoter at Destinations Showcase February 7 at the Washington Convention Center; the event is free to qualified planners who register by January 25.

The keynote luncheon will include firsthand information on the much-heralded Nationals Park, on schedule for completion by the team's home opener in April. It follows a morning of educational sessions, and precedes an afternoon exhibition featuring more than 200 meeting destinations.

Education sessions will include how CVBs, or destination marketing organizations, work with convention center operations staff to serve meeting professionals; best practices in planning affordable green meetings; liability and the meeting planner; a state-of-the-U.S. tourism industry report; a how-to on planning government meetings; and much more.

More information on the annual event organized by Destination Marketing Association International