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
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sue.pelletier
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Articles
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Meetings Get Real—and then Some—with Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology
5 ways AR and VR are already starting to enter the world of meetings and events—are you ready to embrace the new reality?
New in Brooklyn: The Williamsburg Hotel
The 150-room hotel will feature a grand ballroom tailor-made for special events and galas.
Making the Case for Qualitative Data
Qualitative data can provide unique and valuable insights that add credibility—and humanity—to a continuing medical education provider’s research and outcomes reporting.
Take a Sneak Peek at Pharma Planner Meal Cap Survey Results
Who has meal caps, what meetings they apply to, and average caps by meal—here are just a few topline insights from MeetingsNet and CBI’s second annual pharmaceutical planner meal cap survey.
Lobby of the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Fairmont, Washington, D.C., Unveils $27 Million Makeover
Among the luxury hotel’s areas that got an upgrade: guest rooms, lobby, courtyard, and meeting space
Cybersecurity: 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing in 2017
No one wants to think it could happen to them, but your chances of being hacked are growing every year. Here are five things you need to stop doing now to keep your meetings safer.
Want More Effective Advocacy Efforts? Go Digital
New tools enable organizations to help their members deliver a direct, immediate, and measurable message to local, state, and federal lawmakers.
Exhibition Organizer To-Do List for 2017 2
While the health of any trade show is dependent in large part on the health of the business sector it serves, there are three things show organizers can do now to help boost their business.
7 Need-to-Know Facts About Using Drones at Events 1
Federal, state, and local government agencies—and the meeting venue—all may affect what you can do with unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Drones: Moving Into Events at the Speed of Flight
Here are four ways you can add excitement to your next event using drone technology.
Managing Your Top 3 Legal Meeting Contract Challenges
Legal eagle Barbara Dunn shares how to protect your room rates from Internet wholesalers and room poachers, avoid room block attrition fees, and manage risk and liability related to your meetings.
5 Steps to Better Cross-Cultural Negotiation
What's your negotiating style—truth before diplomacy or diplomacy before truth? Understanding cross-cultural norms and behaviors improves communication at the contracting table.
ASAE Takes Its New Event for a Test Drive
ASAE fine-tuned its Xperience Design Project with a one-day pilot in December.
Are Your Meetings Doing Enough to Inspire Future Leaders?
New research reveals several disconnects between what today’s students and delegates want and what meetings actually deliver.
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Why CME Providers Do What They Do
How did you get into this crazy business—and what makes you stay?

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