Sue Pelletier

Sue
Pelletier
Editor and mad blogger,
MeetingsNet

After spending my first 10 journalistic years mired in sewage sludge and garbage as a writer and editor of national and international trade magazines for the environmental industry from my former home base in Boulder, Colo., I can't tell you how much I appreciate and enjoy covering the meetings industry for MeetingsNet. I can't believe I've been here since 1998—time sure flies when you're having fun! Back in my enviro days, I actually attempted to help plan a technical trade conference and exhibition before deciding to stick with what I do best, so I have a first-hand appreciation of some of what people in this industry deal with day to day (and an even deeper appreciation that I don't have to do it myself—definitely wasn't cut out to be a meeting professional).

Since I've started covering this industry, I've developed a huge interest in adult education in all its many facets, and a fascination with how all the elements come together to create a learning environment that actually gives people the tools they need to do their jobs better once they get home. Meeting planning covers pretty much every aspect of business, from marketing and promotion to logistics to strategic planning—who wouldn't be fascinated? And this industry has done well by me, with my coverage earning several industry awards that make me proud to be a part of it all.
Interests

In those rare times I'm not chained to my keyboard, I like to hike the woods around my home in rural Massachusetts with my husband and my surrogate child, Mango the Australian shepherd. I also paint pet portraits, and do obedience and freestyle with Mango.
Contact Info:
Phone: (978) 448-0377
e-mail: spelletier@meetingsnet.com
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Articles
5 Things that Keep Pharma Planners Up at Night
Pharma and life sciences meeting planners shared their top pain points at Pharma Forum 2015. Can you relate?
Global Event Design Certificate to Debut in August
Event Model Generation partners with San Diego State University and Meeting Professionals International to further its visual event design concept with a new certificate program.
Try This: The Art of Dining at the Hilton Anatole
Tickle attendees’ palates and senses with an art-food pairing experience at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
DMAI Partners With European Cities Marketing
The two destination marketing organizations will collaborate on education as part of an agreement announced at IMEX 2015.
Associations Outline How Government Restrictions on Meetings Are Hurting Science
Scientific organizations tell Congress how deeply the federal cuts on conference attendance have hurt their community—and cost the feds more to boot.
Hanover Inn Dartmouth Completes Renovation
A $43 million makeover at the inn and conference center in Dartmouth College’s home town includes meeting space.
AOHC Planner Says Recent Baltimore Meeting Went Off Without a Hitch
Baltimore’s meeting business rebounds after the city’s late-April turmoil.
Frustration with Regs a Key Topic at IPCAA 2015
The smorgasbord of sometimes conflicting regulations around pharma meetings were top of mind at the International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association conference.
One of the many stunning vistas at the Villa Caletas hotel in Costa Rica.
On Location: Costa Rica
One journalist’s whirlwind ride through a rainforest paradise for meeting and incentive groups.
Marriott Opens New AC Hotel in D.C.
The AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor is the third AC Hotels by Marriott to open in the United States.
QuickMobile Partners With YourMembership.com to Extend Reach to Associations
QuickMobile’s event app and analytics now are integrated with YourMembership.com’s association membership services platform.
Cvent Buys SignUp4 for $22.4 Million
The cloud-based enterprise event management company expects that the acquisition will bring in $1.5 million in revenues this year.
Ellis Hotel Renovations Include Upgrading its Women’s-Only Floor
The boutique Atlanta hotel’s $700,000 revamp includes special accommodations for women that feature enhanced privacy—and some other perks.
Unions Barred from Philly Convention Center Will Get Hearing
Philadelphia CVB is concerned that decision to reverse the dismissal of ousted unions’ complaints—possibly paving the way for their return to the convention center—could hurt convention business.
RoomFunding: A Kickstarter Model for Corporate Responsibility
Hotels for Hope launches a new hotel booking platform designed to make its charitable-giving-through-hotel-room-booking more personal and compelling.