Alison Hall


Editor, MeetingsNet
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. 

Inside Crump’s “Secret” Event Success
Mixing business, history, and some behind-the-scenes hijinks, Sherri Lindenberg and her planning partners created an engaging evening that hit all the right networking notes
5 Awards Ceremony Secrets 2
How a financial company evolved its awards ceremony into an engaging, motivating—and, yes, fun!—presentation
Major Chains Partner for Big Meetings in San Francisco
Three major hotels in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco are working together—along with nearby event venues as well—to market themselves to meetings requiring up to 1,500 guest rooms on peak nights. (Pictured: the San Francisco Marriott Marquis)
5 Ways to Make Your Meetings Matter
Start using a marketing mindset in your meeting management: Design events to influence audiences and grow your business.
Behind the Scenes of a Green Hotel
The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel hosts back-of-house tours for meeting attendees, unveiling its sustainability programs and operations.
Hottest Sites for Associations: Paris Maintains, Vienna Reclaims
Always anticipated and usually stable: This year's city and country rankings from the International Congress & Convention Association put Paris at the top among cities, and the U.S. at number one among countries. Check out which sites did change spots in the top 20.
Cirque du Soleil Co-Founder Sets Sights on Corporate Retreats
Here's what an "urban country resort" looks like.
No Excuses: Omni Brings a Workout to Your Room
Omni Hotels & Resorts is among many hotel companies offering help to business travelers who want to maintain their exercise routines on the road.
Yoga in Business Clothes—or How to Be Well at IMEX
Among this year's takeaways at IMEX Frankfurt: What it's like to attend a meeting that cares about attendees' health and wellbeing.
One Company’s Concession Wish List: Take a Peek! 3
Take a look at this major company’s list of 45 potential concessions and then leave a comment: Best concession you ever got for your meeting? Craziest request a planner ever hit you with?
Meeting Planners Reach Out to Support Baltimore
The head of Visit Baltimore says the city is suffering economically and in its reputation, but while some have been forced to cancel meetings, others have called to book new ones.
Creativity in Planning Means Finding Time to Think
The majority of event professionals in a recent survey said their ability to be creative on the job is constrained because they are not allowed “free time to think” and/or because tight budgets stunt innovation in event planning.
Big List of Ways to Beat Jet Lag
You know you're supposed to drink a ton of water, but we've got a lot of other tips from your fellow travelers. Maybe it's all about the pre-planning—or that inflight shot of Nyquil.
Ashford Castle Reopens After Renovation 
The extensive renovation project under way at Ashford Castle, marrying property-wide Wi-Fi with meticulous historic restoration, has now been completed.
Getting Hired in the Meetings Industry
Finding a job in meetings today means working your network, being persistent, and figuring out how to stand out from the crowd.

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