Alison Hall

Alison
Hall

Editor, MeetingsNet
ahall@meetingsnet.com
Alison Hall has been writing about the meetings industry—with a specialty in the financial and insurance market—since 1992. Her articles have been nominated for, or won, awards from American Business Media, Folio Magazine, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She holds a BA in English from Colgate University and an MA in Fiction from Boston University. A reluctant tweeter and a passionate copy editor, she is delighted to be writing and editing content for the MeetingsNet magazine app, launched in January 2014. The interactive tablet platform is a brand-new canvas for the MeetingsNet art and editing staff to play with, offering more interesting and interactive ways to bring readers news, features, photos, videos, and more. 

Articles
Meeting Planners Are on the Edge of the Real Sharing Economy
The hotel space crunch, your perennial budget crunch, a drive to conserve resources. It all points toward the meetings industry's next big trend: Sharing your stuff with another event.
WINiT Career Connection: Louann Cashill
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, why Louann Cashill doesn’t need more time in her workday. (Hint: Good planning is key.)
A Mentor and a Mentee Tell Their Story
The mentorship program that AlliedPRA launched for its 20 company-owned and franchise destination management companies strengthens the connection of each individual office to the company as a whole.
Marriott and DePaul Focus on Hospitality’s Next Generation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Center for Student Development and Engagement at DePaul University in downtown Chicago will provide students opportunities to engage with hospitality industry leaders and alumni.
Berlin Tops ICCA Ranks; London Keeps Moving Up
The stories this year are Berlin's rise and London's steady striding. Among countries, it's status quo, but Canada cracks the top 10.
WINiT Career Connection: Sue Wyslick
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, Sue Wyslick advises surrounding yourself with people who bring out the best in you.
2016 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Inductees Announced
Read who the Convention Industry Council will celebrate as leaders and emerging leaders in the meetings and events industry during its annual awards reception October 18.
Chris Esposito of Totally Mod Furniture
Pharma Forum 12.0 Q&A: Chris Esposito of Totally Mod Furniture 1
MeetingsNet sat down with Chris Esposito of Totally Mod Furniture to learn about the interesting general session room set at Pharma Forum 2016 and furniture setup process best practices.
Male and female arms wearing Fitbits
Pharma Forum 12.0: Wellness Elements
A designated wellness sponsor motivated attendees to get active at Pharma Forum 2016.
View of the Marriott Marquis ballroom stage from control center
Pharma Forum 12.0: A Branding Plan
For the first time, the Pharma Forum contracted a production company to offer some new ideas and perspectives.
hotel ballroom with ipads at each seat
Pharma Forum 12.0: Building Engagement
With today’s universe of possible program add-ons, technology tools, engagement strategies, learning methods, nontraditional room sets, apps, games, wellness, what have you, it takes more than a brainstorming session to decide what to incorporate, and why. It takes an innovation committee.
WINiT Career Connection: Laura Richey
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, Laura Richey tells young professionals to have confidence that their contributions matter to the success of an organization.
Hyatt Honors David Riederman With Sales Award
One key to his success? "I believe that there is something to be learned from everyone I encounter, and we only stop learning if we stop listening."
How to Do a Site Inspection With Your Smartphone 1
When touring a hotel with a sales director by FaceTime is the perfect solution for a time-pressed meeting planner.
How to Do a Site Inspection With Your Smartphone 
When touring a hotel with a sales director by FaceTime is the perfect solution for a time-pressed meeting planner.