Sue Pelletier

Editor and mad blogger,

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.

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.
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Phone: (978) 448-0377
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Business woman messaging her sore feet.
Do You Dare Have Comfortable Feet on the Show Floor? 1
Hours spent wandering the aisles at an expo, standing on concrete manning a booth, or constantly running the conference gamut as a meeting planner—it all can be a killer for your feet. They may not win any beauty contests, but these shoes should score high on the comfort scale.
GBTA business traveler hotel booking study mobile app usage breakdown
Do You Know How Your Attendees Book Travel?
GBTA study explores how business travelers approach the booking process today—and the differences in how Millennials and Baby Boomers use travel apps and other booking tools.
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week: a replica of The Pieta
Pennsylvania Convention Center Gears Up in Style for Papal Visit and Catholic Convention
Philadelphia’s convention center is transforming itself into a 12,000-seat church for the 8th World Meeting of Families, a Roman Catholic congress that coincides with Pope Francis’ visit to the city.
2015 Hall of Leaders Celebration and Pacesetter Awards, Oct. 13, 2015, Las Vegas
CIC Shakes Up the Hall of Leaders Celebration
Entertainment and apps are on the agenda for the revamped gala to honor meeting industry leaders.
Data Show Interactivity Quadruples Effectiveness of E-Learning
Results of a comparative effectiveness trial show that continuing medical education activities powered by the interactive ArcheViewer portal lead to greater gains in knowledge and competence than traditional online CME.
Lobby in the newly renovated Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto
Toronto’s Omni King Edward Hotel Finishes $40 Million Renovation
The restoration of the city’s iconic luxury hotel includes guest rooms, meeting spaces, lobby.
Hands-on participants at the inaugural Veterinary Technician Symposium
Creating an Event for the Underserved Vet Tech
The mission of WVC, a provider of high-quality continuing education to veterinary professionals, is to educate all veterinary professionals, but creating a symposium that would be affordable enough for veterinary technicians was a challenge. Here’s how they made it work.
6 Things Meeting Planners Need to Know About Copyright 1
Write down an original idea and it belongs to you. But if your creative effort falls within the scope of your job, it belongs to your employer. Read on for more clarifications about intellectual property law as it pertains to meetings.
CEIR logo
How to Build a Better Exhibit
New report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research outlines best practices for trade show exhibits.
Reed Travel Exhibitions Rebrands ICOMEX as ibtm latin america
ICOMEX addition expands the ibtm global portfolio into Mexico and Latin America.
Hilton Chicago created a pharmaceutical meetings landing page where those who ar
3 Ways One Hotel Shows Its Love for the Pharma Meetings Market
The Hilton Chicago tries to make life easier for its pharmaceutical and life sciences meeting clients.
The ASAE The Classic fundraising gala at the Fox Theater in Detroit was topped o
On the Scene at the 2015 ASAE Annual Conference and Exposition
The 2015 ASAE Annual Conference and Exposition, held August 8–11 in Detroit's Cobo Center, was a 5,400-person strong celebration of associations, a constant stream of connections, a stronghold of education, and an exploration of a city on the comeback trail. Here are some photo highlights.
New From ASAE: Career Site Makeover, Hybrid Membership
At its annual meeting and exposition in Detroit this week, CEO John Graham discussed what’s next for ASAE, from a revamp of its career site to a new membership model.
ASAE 2015 on a Roll in Motor City
More than 5,000 association execs and exhibitors cruised to Detroit for the American Society of Association Executives annual conference. (Pictured, attendees enjoy the opening reception at The Henry Ford Museum.)
Meet the Top CMP Influencers
The Convention Industry Council releases its list of the most influential people who hold the Certified Meeting Professional designation, as chosen by their peers.

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