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
Twitter: http://twitter.com/spelletier
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Articles
Survey Points to Growth In Exhibit Space and Sponsorships
A “more consultative sales strategy” yielded exhibit sales increases for nearly two-thirds of respondents.
Ebola Not Yet Affecting the Majority of Business Travel
New study by the GBTA Foundation finds that business travelers—including meeting-goers—are not yet canceling trips due to concerns about the spreading disease.
CME Providers Urged to Help Circulate Ebola Education
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is asking accredited CME providers to disseminate Ebola educational materials provided by the American Hospital Association.
New AMEX Survey: Meetings Back on Track
Planners they expect to spend more on training, include more virtual components, and use more nontraditional venues in 2015.
Improving Continuing Medical Education in Hospitals
New report finds that while CME is valued in the hospital setting, there is still room for improvement.
Transparency Goes Global
Countries around the world are beginning to institute rules and regulations around pharma company payments to physicians. Are you ready?
Quantifying Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies CME Activities
A recent data report from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education explores scope of REMS-compliance activities.
Medical Meeting Planners: Are You Ready for Europe’s New Disclosure Code?
A new guide to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations’ disclosure code is designed to mitigate any negative effects on medical meetings.
How to make your event's Web site drive registration in 10 easy steps.
10 Commandments for User-Friendly Event Web Sites
How to improve your potential attendees’ experience on your site—and drive more registrations.
Quiz: Test Your Cost-Saving Smarts
How savvy are you when it comes to finding ways to do more with less for your meetings? Take this quiz and find out!
10 Ways to Drive Registration through Your Web Site
Hint: Design your site with the user experience in mind.
820 Commenters Tell CMS to Keep CME Exemption
Ninety-eight percent of commenters reject the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposal to include CME in Open Payments’ reporting requirements
The DIY Movement’s Answer to CME Provider Meetings
Meet CMEpalooza, an online event that began when one continuing medical education specialist considered the meetings for CME providers he’d been attending and thought, “Hey, I can do that online. For free.”
ACCME Goes Global
The continuing medical education accreditor opens its accreditation process to non-U.S. providers, and designates first non-North American accreditor as “substantially equivalent” to the ACCME.
ACEhp Announces Change in HQ Staff Leadership
Executive Director Robin King has left the building; Mike Saxton to serve as interim director.

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