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.
Contact Info:
Phone: (978) 448-0377
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Food at the opening reception 17th Annual Las Vegas Invitational
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Cvent logo
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Rendering of the new The Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
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Trade show floor
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ICC Sydney, the new convention, exhibition, and entertainment precinct
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The Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena opens in April 2016
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New nightlife experience adds an exclusive nightclub vibe to arena sports viewing.
Axis Research & Technologies recently opened a new facility for medical research
New Medical Education and Research Facility Debuts in Southern Calif.
The full-service facility features bio-skills labs, an amphitheater, and a HIPPA-compliant interactive communications network.
Stakeholder satisfaction triangle: budget, quality, schedule
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Expert advice on what metrics you should be tracking to gauge your meeting's success, and tips on how to get it done (relatively) painlessly.
Premier king guest room at the Magnolia Hotel Denver
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Landmark Denver hotel renovation includes refresh of guest rooms and a special offer for meetings.

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